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   Located one hour north of Victoria in the scenic Cowichan Valley, The Woodshop is one of Vancouver Island's largest recording studios. Featuring quality equipment, experienced personnel, and a spacious, well designed workspace, the Woodshop can provide a relaxed, professional environment for your next project.

Be sure to visit our Photo Page and check out some pictures of our facility.

We are pleased to announce the purchase of our new Digidesign
Icon D-Command console
which provides a hands-on connection to industry standard Protools HD
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For a complete equipment list see our gear page


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Studio News

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Zak Cohen has been awarded a 2014 VIMA Award "Best Production of a song" for his work with Dave Cormier's song "Sarah" which was also nominated for
"Pop/Rock song of the year"

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Composer/Producer Eric Smith and production company DV Cuisine have just been awarded a BC Economic Development Award for their short file "A Day In Cowichan". The music was recorded and mixed here at the Woodshop. Also check out the "Making Of" video which features some in-studio moments.

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Woodshop Recording artist The Grass Tracks have won 91.3 The Zone's Band of the Month Award! They have been chosen for the month of January as the first Band of the Month for 2013! Tune into the station to hear them!

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Canadian singer/songwriter icon Valdy has just completed work on his upcoming CD.. The record was produced by Karl Roessing and features guest musicians from across the country. Stay tuned for a release date in early 2012.

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Congratulations to The Accidents for being chosen as BAND OF THE MONTH at The Zone 91.3 in Victoria!

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Small Town Villains released their single "When You Come Home" (recorded at The Woodshop Studio) with a music video at the end of 2012. The song managed to place them in the Some Talent You May Know "Best of 2012" Awards!

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Art Napoleon's latest CD "Siskabush Tales" earned two Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards at the recent show in Hamilton Ontario. Siskabush Tales won both "Best Folk Album" and "Best Country Album" categories. The CD was produced by Zak Cohen and recorded at the Woodshop. Congratulations Art!!

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We are proud to announce that The Woodshop Studio has been chosen as the winner of the the MISTIC (mid island science and techology innovation council) award in the New Media Category. The award was presented by a representative from Vancouver Island University. Pictures of the event and more info can be found here (scroll down to page 7) .

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The Haints Old Time Stringband has been nominated as finalists for a Canadian Folk Music Award in the "Best Traditional Album of the Year" for their new CD "Shout Mona" which was co-produced by Zak Cohen and recorded at The Woodshop. The CD features Erynn Marshall on fiddle/vocals, Jason Romero on banjo/vocals and Pharis Romero on guitar/vocals.
Also be sure to check out Jasons hand made banjos at the Romero Banjos website

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Mountainside Films has been enjoying continued success with their award winning film "Saving Luna". The music score was recorded and mixed by Zak Cohen at the Woodshop Studio with composer David Parfit. To date the film has won 24 international awards and has been nominated for dozens more.

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Dante Decaro (Hot Hot Heat, Wolf Parade) was recently in the studio working on the upcoming release for his side project "Johnny and the Moon" which features members of "The Listening Party". The tracks were recorded at Dante's home studio and are being mixed here at the Woodshop.

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The Vancouver Island Symphony took advantage of our location recording services for their CD, which was recorded on location at the Port Theatre in Nanaimo using our portable recording system. Check out a few pictures from the session here.

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The Naden Band of Canada's Pacific Fleet recently finished work on several tracks to be included on a compilation CD in celebration of the Canadian Navy's 100th Anniversary. The 35 piece band was recorded on-location at CFB Esquimalt using our location services and mixed at the Woodshop. The session also featured a recording of "To our Canadian Troops" by Dennis Leclair.

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