Private Ear Recording

Huge Rooms. Talented People. Great Gear.

Private Ear Recording is a modern, comfortable 3000 sq. ft. studio designed for making great music, located in downtown Winnipeg.

We have a great combination of vintage and modern gear built around a Neotek Elite II mixing console and Bantam patch bay.

Our recording formats include Pro Tools HD Accel, Radar24, 2 inch, ½ inch, and ¼ inch tape. Read more about the studio »

After a disappointing experience at a different studio, I decided to give Private Ear a try. Neil and John Paul provided a comfortable recording environment, and were extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Most importantly, I ended up with a great sounding album that I am very proud of.”

— Jason Maas (Jason Maas and the Lower Companions)

JP has the best ears of anyone I know. He’s always open to trying new things and he’s full of great ideas — a fantastic producer.”

— Matt Peters (The Waking Eyes)

The Private Ear rooms captured my imagination immediately for my live approach to recording, the piano has fantastic character, and John Paul couldn’t have been better at drawing the best out of me and the band.”

— Matt Epp

Private Ear has the best sounding live room in Winnipeg, very helpful staff, and lots great gear that is always working when I bring in my projects. The rates are so reasonable that I never feel like I need to rush through my sessions, and that means a lot to me and my clients. At the end of the day there is no reason for me to record anywhere else … Private Ear has it all!”

— James Humberstone (Producer & Engineer)

Just had to tell you that while I’m working on this … that its (Royal Canoe’s new album mixes) absolutely amazing! Both musically and sonically… killer job!! Again… can’t get over how amazing this is sounding!”

— João Carvalho Mastering - Toronto, Canada

I just downloaded and lined up all of the audio tracks to the films and they sound AMAZING! I can’t belive what a sensitive and fantastic job you did! I can clearly hear every word without loosing any of the ambience… Billy Botski sounds amazing with its full music and dialogue! Thank you so much… truly a pleasure! ”

— Deco Dawson - FilmMaker

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