The Lacquer Channel

The Lacquer Channel

Profile:
Canadian mastering studio located in North York, Toronto, Ontario since late 1987, now known as "Lacquer Channel Mastering, Toronto". Please do not confuse with The Lacquer Channel, Sausalito or The Lacquer Channel Limited for Toronto work previous to 1988.

Founded 1975 as The Lacquer Channel Limited, as an in-house mastering and lacquer cutting facility of Phase One Studios, located until 1988 in Scarborough, Ontario.
The current name of this facility is "Lacquer Channel Mastering, Toronto" with the name change occurring around 1986/1987. (Also known as The Lacquer Channel and Lacquer Channel, Toronto.)

From the mid 70s onwards, "The Lacquer Channel" was a dedicated mastering studio that, among other things, cut lacquer for a multitude of artists. Circa 2009 they ceased cutting lacquers and did mastering and basic CD labelling. They again began cutting lacquer in late 2013, early 2014 and changed the name to Lacquer Channel Mastering. There have been several ownership changes and hence several business models in play over the years.

Current engineers:
George Graves (since 1978) - Chief Mastering Engineer
Noah Mintz - Senior Mastering Engineer
Phil Demetro (since late 1990s) - Senior Mastering
Maeghan Ritchat (since 2012) - Mastering/Management
Milan Julius Schramek - Mastering
Andrew Cowan (2) - Mastering
Kristian Montano - Mastering
Gavin Gardiner - Mastering
Ben Somer - Mastering
Kevin Park - Lacquering
Sage Kim - Mastering
Marlon James - Mastering

Records cut at The Lacquer Channel are identifiable by an etched "TLC" in the runouts. This is sometimes accompanied by additional initials which indicate the cutting engineer. Please use Lacquer Cut At when crediting the company and Lacquer Cut By when crediting the engineer.

Cutting engineers:
GG = George Graves (can look like GC or JC)
nc. = Neil Carter (3) (can look like OC or JC)
STM = Scott Murley
Contact Info:
Lacquer Channel Mastering
297 Lesmill Road
Toronto, ON M3B 2V1
Canada

1-416-444-6778 phone
info@lacquerchannel.com
http://www.lacquerchannel.com

Sites:
[l264901]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
001 Born Loser  album cover Grasshopper Born Loser(12", EP) Protection Records (2) 001 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
#001 Jesus Saves!  album cover Hockey Teeth Jesus Saves!(7") Homewrekords #001 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
001 Autographed Copy  album cover Elmo Whiggett Autographed Copy(LP, Album, Ltd, Cle) Jazz Babies 001 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
01 Stuck With A Sexy Lady  album cover Second Last Chance Stuck With A Sexy Lady(CD, EP + File, AAC, FLAC, MP3, EP) Not On Label 01 Canada 2012 Sell This Version
01 The Best Is Behind You  album cover The Alpacas The Best Is Behind You(CD-ROM, Album) Not On Label 01 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
2SS 200 Physical Graffiti  album cover Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti (Album) 2SS 200 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
2SS 201 The Soundtrack From The Film The Song Remains The Same  album cover Led Zeppelin The Soundtrack From The Film The Song Remains The Same(2xLP, Album, RE) Swan Song 2SS 201 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
2TOPLP-002 2Phur Volume One  album cover Sinewave, dB (11) Sinewave, dB (11) - 2Phur Volume One(12") 2Top Records 2TOPLP-002 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
004 Problems  album cover The Rabid Whole Problems(CD, EP) Not On Label 004 Canada 2014 Sell This Version
6E-135 The Cars  album cover The Cars The Cars(LP, Album, RE) Elektra 6E-135 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
7ES-1053 A Night At The Opera  album cover Queen A Night At The Opera(LP, Album, RE, Emb) Elektra 7ES-1053 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
009 Ongiara  album cover Great Lake Swimmers Ongiara(LP, Album) Weewerk 009 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
45R013 Goodnight, My Dear... I'm Falling Apart  album cover Amos The Transparent Goodnight, My Dear... I'm Falling Apart (Album) 45R013 Canada 2012 Sell This Version
1021 Polaris Cover Sessions No. 2  album cover Arkells / Joel Plaskett / Zaki Ibrahim Arkells / Joel Plaskett / Zaki Ibrahim - Polaris Cover Sessions No. 2(10", Blu) Polaris Music Prize 1021 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
1022 Polaris Cover Sessions No. 3  album cover Hannah Georgas / Les Sœurs Boulay / Little Scream Hannah Georgas / Les Sœurs Boulay / Little Scream - Polaris Cover Sessions No. 3(10", Red) Polaris Music Prize 1022 Canada 2017 Sell This Version
1024 Polaris Cover Sessions No. 4  album cover Lindi Ortega / Jean-Michel Blais / Weaves Lindi Ortega / Jean-Michel Blais / Weaves - Polaris Cover Sessions No. 4(10", Gol) Polaris Music Prize 1024 Canada 2018 Sell This Version
2658 MA Remix  album cover Ariane Moffatt MA Remix(CD, MiniAlbum, EP, Ltd, Num) Audiogram 2658 Canada 2012 Sell This Version
2764-2 The Best Of Grateful Dead: Skeletons From The Closet  album cover Grateful Dead* The Best Of Grateful Dead: Skeletons From The Closet (Comp) 2764-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
8009-2 And Then You'll Beg  album cover Cryptopsy And Then You'll Beg(CD, Album) Century Media 8009-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
10113 Appalachian Mountain Suite  album cover Dan Gibson and Hennie Bekker Dan Gibson and Hennie Bekker - Appalachian Mountain Suite(Cass, Album) Solitudes 10113 UK & Europe 1994 Sell This Version
12819 Dan Gibson's Solitudes: The Classics  album cover Dan Gibson / Bach*, Beethoven*, Chopin*, Debussy*, Grieg*, Pachelbel* Dan Gibson / Bach*, Beethoven*, Chopin*, Debussy*, Grieg*, Pachelbel* - Dan Gibson's Solitudes: The Classics(CD, Album) Solitudes 12819 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
25541 The Tenants  album cover The Tenants (4) The Tenants(LP, Album) Epic 25541 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
49301 Wake Of The Flood  album cover Grateful Dead* Wake Of The Flood(LP, Album) Grateful Dead Records, Grateful Dead Records 49301 France 1973 Sell This Version
50635 Marc & Robert  album cover Les Rita Mitsouko Marc & Robert (Album) 50635 France 1988 Sell This Version
56024 The Best Of The Grateful Dead: Skeletons From The Closet  album cover The Grateful Dead The Best Of The Grateful Dead: Skeletons From The Closet(LP, Comp) Warner Bros. Records 56024 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
77309-2 And Then You'll Beg  album cover Cryptopsy And Then You'll Beg(CD, Album) Century Media 77309-2 UK 2000 Sell This Version
83880-2 Romance Bloody Romance  album cover Death From Above 1979 Romance Bloody Romance(CD, Comp) Vice Records 83880-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
8568-1-R The Trinity Session  album cover Cowboy Junkies The Trinity Session(LP, Album) RCA Victor, RCA Victor, BMG 8568-1-R Canada 1988 Sell This Version
8568-2-R-SP The Trinity Session  album cover Cowboy Junkies The Trinity Session(CD, Album, Promo) RCA 8568-2-R-SP US 1988 Sell This Version
86920-1 Left And Leaving  album cover The Weakerthans Left And Leaving(LP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album, RE) Epitaph 86920-1 US 2011 Sell This Version
100687 Hummingbird  album cover Imaginary Cities Hummingbird(7") Hidden Pony 100687 Canada 2010 Sell This Version
1 00971 Matt Mays + El Torpedo  album cover Matt Mays + El Torpedo* Matt Mays + El Torpedo(LP, Album) Sonic Records (7), Warner Music Canada 1 00971 Canada 2018 Sell This Version
101150 Feel Like Dancing (Medley)  album cover Leroy Brown (2) Feel Like Dancing (Medley)(12", Single) Abraham 101150 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
144.784 Worlds Apart  album cover Saga (3) Worlds Apart(LP, Album, RE) Epic, Epic 144.784 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
2-06234 Matt Mays + El Torpedo  album cover Matt Mays + El Torpedo* Matt Mays + El Torpedo(CD, Album) Sonic Records (7), Warner Music Canada 2-06234 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
2-06475 The Novaks  album cover The Novaks (2) The Novaks(CD, Album) Sonic Records (7) 2-06475 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
2-07602 ...When The Angels Make Contact  album cover Matt Mays ...When The Angels Make Contact(CD, Album, Enh) Sonic Records (7), Warner Music Canada 2-07602 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
2-12400 Matt Mays  album cover Matt Mays Matt Mays (Album) 2-12400 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
02 50758 Speak Now...  album cover Biscuit (19) Speak Now...(CD, Album) Tidemark Music & Distribution Ltd. 02 50758 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
2 60477 All So Clear  album cover Lee (69) All So Clear(CD, Album, Enh) WEA, Warner Music Canada 2 60477 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
2 70021 X-Quisite  album cover X-Quisite X-Quisite(CD, Album) Linus Entertainment, Warner Music Canada 2 70021 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
270336V In Loving Memory Of...  album cover Big Wreck In Loving Memory Of...(LP, Album, RE, S/Edition) Linus Entertainment 270336V Canada 2018 Sell This Version
6.24837 AP Best Seat In The House  album cover Goddo Best Seat In The House(LP, Album) Attic 6.24837 AP Germany 1981 Sell This Version
77309-1P And Then You'll Beg  album cover Cryptopsy And Then You'll Beg(LP, Album, Ltd, Pic) Century Media 77309-1P UK 2000 Sell This Version
842 581-1 Pleasure Ground  album cover The Fatal Flowers Pleasure Ground(LP, Album) Mercury 842 581-1 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
842 581-2 Pleasure Ground  album cover The Fatal Flowers Pleasure Ground (Album) 842 581-2 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
842 581-4 The Fatal Flowers Pleasure Ground(Cass, Album) Mercury 842 581-4 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
9 26880-2 The Visit  album cover Loreena McKennitt The Visit(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Quinlan Road 9 26880-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
982 223-2 The You And The Now  album cover Jorane The You And The Now(2xCD, Album, Enh, Dig) Universal Music Classics France 982 223-2 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
1351042 The Visit  album cover Loreena McKennitt The Visit(CD, Album, Enh, RM) Quinlan Road 1351042 Argentina 2006 Sell This Version
17 51514 The Visit  album cover Loreena McKennitt The Visit (Album) 17 51514 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
2793752 Azari & III  album cover Azari & III Azari & III(CD, Album, RE) Loose Lips Records, Island Records Group 2793752 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
2 830442 Haunted Woman  album cover Ladies Of The Canyon Haunted Woman(CD, Album) Kindling Music 2 830442 Canada 2010 Sell This Version
2 895731 Things Fall Apart  album cover The Novaks (2) Things Fall Apart(CD, Album, Dig) Sonic Records (7) 2 895731 Canada 2009 Sell This Version
2-953288 Into Your Lungs (And Around In Your Heart And On Through Your Blood)  album cover Hey Rosetta! Into Your Lungs (And Around In Your Heart And On Through Your Blood)(CD, Album) Sonic Records (7) 2-953288 Canada 2008 Sell This Version
2-981465 Plan Your Escape  album cover Hey Rosetta! Plan Your Escape(CD, EP) Sonic Records (7), Sonic Records (7) 2-981465 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
4746654 The Edges Of Twilight  album cover The Tea Party The Edges Of Twilight(2xLP, RE, RM, Gat) Universal Music Canada Inc. 4746654 Canada 2015 Sell This Version
9865531 You Forgot It In People  album cover Broken Social Scene You Forgot It In People(CD, Album, S/Edition, Dig) Mercury, Arts & Crafts, Vertigo 9865531 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
9885933 Rock Swings  album cover Paul Anka Rock Swings(CD, Album, S/Edition) Globe Records 9885933 UK 2005 Sell This Version
012156558-2 Faded  album cover soulDecision Faded(CD, Single) Universal 012156558-2 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
0075322864 Now! Christmas 4  album cover Various Now! Christmas 4(CD, Comp) Universal Music Canada, Warner Music Canada, EMI 0075322864 Canada 2009 Sell This Version
23339-9028-2 Are We Not Horses  album cover Rock Plaza Central Are We Not Horses(CD, Album) Outside Music 23339-9028-2 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
23339-9043-2 The Hylozoists L'Île De Sept Villes(CD, Album) Outside Music 23339-9043-2 Canada 2009 Sell This Version
23339-9046-2 Concentration  album cover Dog Day Concentration(CD, Album) Outside Music 23339-9046-2 Canada 2009 Sell This Version
23339-9056-2 True Believer  album cover Matthew Barber True Believer(CD, Album) Outside Music 23339-9056-2 Canada 2010 Sell This Version
23339-9069-2 Songs Of Man  album cover One Hundred Dollars Songs Of Man(CD, Album) Outside Music 23339-9069-2 Canada 2011 Sell This Version
0249820328 O Canada - A Truly Canadian Musical Experience  album cover Various O Canada - A Truly Canadian Musical Experience(CD, Comp) Universal Music 0249820328 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
7005-50021-2 King Of Broken Hearts  album cover Goddo King Of Broken Hearts(CD, Album) Justin Entertainment, MCA Records, Justin Entertainment 7005-50021-2 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
70301-2369-2 She's A Flirt (Let's Do It)  album cover Kish She's A Flirt (Let's Do It)(CD, Single) A&M Records 70301-2369-2 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
70301-9173-2 Food Fight  album cover Too Many Cooks Food Fight(CD, Album) A&M Records 70301-9173-2 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
70301-9173-4 Food Fight  album cover Too Many Cooks Food Fight(Cass, Album, Dol) A&M Records, A&M Records 70301-9173-4 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
713561005-2 Big Sugar  album cover Big Sugar Big Sugar(CD, Album) Hypnotic Records 713561005-2 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
713561005-4 Big Sugar  album cover Big Sugar Big Sugar(Cass, Album) Hypnotic Records 713561005-4 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
713561007-2 In And Out  album cover In And Out In And Out(CD, Album) Hypnotic Records 713561007-2 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
713561008-2 Debussy Fields  album cover The Lawn Debussy Fields(CD, Album) Hypnotic Records 713561008-2 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
713561008-4 Debussy Fields  album cover The Lawn Debussy Fields(Cass, Album, Dol) Hypnotic Records 713561008-4 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
74927 9202 2 Up For Air  album cover Stigmata (18) Up For Air(CD, Album) A&M Records 74927 9202 2 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
7599-27282-2 The Best Of: Skeletons From The Closet  album cover Grateful Dead* The Best Of: Skeletons From The Closet (Comp) 7599-27282-2 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
77771 7001-4 On A Wing And A Prayer  album cover Pamela Morgan On A Wing And A Prayer(Cass, Album) A&M Records 77771 7001-4 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
9031-75151-2 The Visit  album cover Loreena McKennitt The Visit (Album) 9031-75151-2 Taiwan 1991 Sell This Version
9031-75151-4 The Visit  album cover Loreena McKennitt The Visit(Cass, Album) WEA, Quinlan Road 9031-75151-4 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
233339-9043-2 L'Île De Sept Villes  album cover The Hylozoists L'Île De Sept Villes(CD, Album) Outside Music 233339-9043-2 Canada 2009 Sell This Version
00289 4762854 Jorane The You And The Now(CD, Album) Emarcy Classics 00289 4762854 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
3991103112 Automanic  album cover Krief Automanic(2xLP, Album) Culvert Music 3991103112 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
4400171112 Music From The Motion Picture "Men With Brooms"  album cover Various Music From The Motion Picture "Men With Brooms"(CD, Comp) Universal 4400171112 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
6152810424 No Love For The Poisonous  album cover Roxanne Potvin No Love For The Poisonous(CD, Album) Alert Records 6152810424 Canada 2008 Sell This Version
7 3333 36012-2 You're So Tempting (The Mixes)  album cover Acosta ● Russell* You're So Tempting (The Mixes)(CD, Maxi) JRS Records, Eureka Records 7 3333 36012-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
74321-93485-2 AW  album cover Andrée Watters AW(CD, Album) BMG Canada Inc., Les Productions MAF, Vik Recordings 74321-93485-2 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
74321-93487-2 Megaphobe  album cover Projet Orange Megaphobe(CD, Album, Copy Prot., Enh) Vik Recordings, BMG Canada 74321-93487-2 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
7697422232 Orchestral Pop Noir Romantique  album cover The Dears Orchestral Pop Noir Romantique(CD, EP) Universal Music Canada 7697422232 Canada 2001 Sell This Version
7697422292 Live At Convocation Hall  album cover Hayden Live At Convocation Hall(2xCD, Alb) Universal Music Canada Inc., Hardwood Records 7697422292 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
7697422772 Elk-Lake Serenade  album cover Hayden Elk-Lake Serenade(CD, Album) Universal, Hardwood Records 7697422772 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
82876-50349-2 The Master Plan  album cover In Essence (2) The Master Plan(CD, Album) Vik Recordings, BMG Canada 82876-50349-2 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
82876 54857-2 Canadian Idol: Greatest Moments  album cover Various Canadian Idol: Greatest Moments(CD, Comp) Vik Recordings, BMG Canada, 19 Recordings, Freemantle Media 82876 54857-2 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
82876-54858-2 Something More  album cover Ryan Malcolm Something More(CD, Single) Vik Recordings, BMG Canada, 19 Recordings 82876-54858-2 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
82876-55829-2 Back For More  album cover Shawn Desman Back For More(CD, Album, Copy Prot.) Sony BMG, UOMO 82876-55829-2 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
99057 00162 Molly Johnson  album cover Molly Johnson Molly Johnson(CD, Album) Chinook (2), Oasis Entertainment Inc., Form (3) 99057 00162 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
6-23339-9001-2-6 Love Energy  album cover The Super Friendz Love Energy(CD, Album) Outside Music 6-23339-9001-2-6 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
6240 4 80083 2 5 The Mirror  album cover Solace (21) The Mirror(CD, Album) Not On Label (Solace (21) Self-released) 6240 4 80083 2 5 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
62784317527 The Burning Of Atlanta  album cover Belle Starr (2) The Burning Of Atlanta(CD, EP) Not On Label (Belle Starr (2) Self-released) 62784317527 Canada 2012 Sell This Version