In 1982, Michel Boucher began what would become a long and beautiful adventure in the sound and media production industry. He started off with a background in music and electronics, working part time for 4 years at Studio Son Québec, which at the time, was a well known entity in both the music and advertising industries. Inspired by both the creative and business opportunities of the field, he went on to found his own company, Studio Harmonie.
With a quickly growing reputation for its excellent services, many technicians, producers and industry professionals were drawn to Studio Harmonie, including Éric Tessier who, in 1992, became Michel’s business partner.
In 1998, Studio Harmonie acquired the company “Muses Le Centre” as well as taking over the sound department at “Multivet”. To further grow their business, the studio linked up with well-known Montreal composer Ian Cooney and in 2004, collaborating with his partners in video editing, “Ciné Zone”, as well as sound design studio, “Bande À Part” en 2006. Today, Studio Harmonie is literally surrounded by many production studios in their Montreal offices, offering an excellent compliment of editing and video post production studios.
For more than 30 years, Michel and Éric have made it their priority to offer their clientele a superior work space that every one is happy to work in.
In February, we announced the arrival of a new ultra high speed fiber optic internet service that allowed us to offer an even greater flexibility and efficiency in the receipt and delivery of your audio and video products.
With our success in attracting even more business via video outputs (sound and image), we were able to extend our already burgeoning partnership circles further with many audio and video editing suites in Montreal. We also acquired an HDCAM at the same time for our Montreal offices
We acquired a second “Dub studio” projection system for our studios in Longueuil to increase our ability to handle more dubbing projects (series, films, cartoons, etc).
rrival of studio “La Voûte” in at Harmonie!!!! Owners Daniel Mastromatteo and Gil Goyette, owners of studio “La Voûte, joined our team and lead our department responsible for producing music groups and individuals. They have joined forces with and continue to collaborate with many artists of note including; Claude Dubois, France D’amour and Corneille, to name a few.
They are excellent “team players” who work well in collaboration with other artists who are looking to make their mark in the music industry. Musicians know this duo for their dedication to their projects as well as their, well-earned reputation for producing original and exciting compositions. And now, they are set to go even further and change the world of “live” recording forever.
To further improve our services, we added a high speed professional MX-DSL internet line allowing us to transfer your files in a stable, yet fast transmission computer to computer. With this advantage, your experience of working with our studios online is further enhanced with HD TV quality routing.
Thanks to Source-Connect ® software, we can now record directly linked to the biggest studios worldwide. Indeed, Source-Connect lets us record remotely in any studio equipped with the same software. With a list of more than 5300 studios, including 2765 in the United States and 335 in Canada, you will truly have access to global talent. In addition with Source-Live®, we can broadcast directly on the web, thus letting us have access to your projects from any computer in the world
Adding new software, we were able to deliver master outputs with Final Cut Pro or Avid (Adrenaline, Symphony or DS) and sound subcultures (stereo or 5.1) on HDCamSR or HDCam format now required by most broadcasters.
Also with the addition of Dub studio software, we were proud to add more resources for the dubbing community. We’ve produced a variety of projects including the TV Shows “Whistler” (CTV drama, 13 episodes), “Stand Up” (TQS, Global, 105 comedy capsules) and many others. Please visit our website www.studioharmonie.ca for more information.
This year saw us add dubbing to our service portfolio. At this point, after 25 years in operation Studio Harmonie was already offering the highest quality sound services to its clients. This included: recording, editing, sound mixing, sound effects, sound design, and music composition services all that proved our studios ability to compete and excel in our field. With the addition of dubbing to our roster of great product resources, Studio Harmonie offered a whole new range of possibilities to customers.
With dubbing now on our product menu, we furnished our studios with all the latest equipment necessary for complete dubbing services including Rhythmo band projection.
With the installation of the fully digital « Studio Dub » system, we were able to provide a more rapid system of translation and adaption. We also added an additional system to enable connections between laptops, note books etc for directors to be able to work more quickly and efficiently. This allows us to help save our clientele time and money.
« Bande à part » joins Studio Harmonie adding more audio and post production services. « Bande à part » team Hugo Brochu, Martin Allard, Marie-Éve Livernoche, Simon Gervais et Patrice Leblanc were happy to bring their operations into Harmonies’ Montreal location, giving them a third space to increase their operational capabilities.
« Bande à part » was happy to expand their services with this move, allowing them to increase their availability in providing continued excellence in sound and dialogue editing as well as sound effects and design. « Bande à part » is credited with a number of feature film collaborations including “20h17 rue Darling” and “La Neuvaine”, directed by Bernard Émond. They have also worked on a number of documentaries such as “Tintamarre” directed by André Gladu.
In addition a new software network known as « Soundminer » was added to provide even greater sound design quality.
Welcome to « Bande à part » audio and postproduction!
Le Studio Harmonie has been an established player in the audio visual industry for over 30 years. Working in the communications sector, we have produced a huge resume of audio production and sound design in film, television series, cartoons, documentaries as well as corporate videos and multimedia projects. Our broad range of services cover all your needs from: voice casting in many languages, UDA and ACTRA contract management , to a choice of original compositions or existing music in our large music library to our technical services of sound recording, mixing, editing, Foley, as well as sound and image design. In addition, we also have added the latest in dubbing technology. So, it goes without saying that; with our eight full service studios and recent high tech acquisitions…we can offer you a more complete production resource menu that ever before!.
Thanks to Source-Connect ® software, we can record in direct link with the biggest studios across the world. In effect, Source-Connect allow us to record in any studio world wide, equipped with the same software. With a list of more than 5300 studios, amongst 2765 in the United States and 335 in Canada, you can have instant access to a global talent pool. In addition with Source-Live®, we can broadcast directly on the web, thus letting us have access to your projects from any computer in the world!
We offer a library of more than 100 000 sound effects, managed by Sound Miner® software. This research tool is one of the most sophisticated software programs available, allowing us access to every sound in our library with a single click. Once chosen the effect is transferred to our Pro Tools® system, which allows us to work more efficiently and save time when called to create any level of sound design from simple to complex.
When we added dubbing to our already large list of services, our studio really became a one-stop, complete audio video resource offering clients assistance in every range of the field. We added two new studios equipped with the latest high tech resources and software including digital “Dub Studio” allowing us to offer Rhythmo Band projection. With the addition of the fully digital « Studio Dub » system, we were able to provide a more rapid system of translation and adaption. We also installed an additional system to enable connections between our system and directors lap tops, note books etc to allow them to work more quickly and efficiently. This allows us to help save our clientele time and money.
When looking for original music to compliment your commercial, film, television series etc, trust us to deliver the best! We have a huge team of experienced composers, musicians and singers that can provide tailor made jingles and other pieces of music to suit your product to a tee. From the conception of the piece to the final mix, you can count on our professional team, and our state-of-the-art studios to create exceptional music to attract your target audience.
We are pleased to offer you an excellent music library with over 250,000 pieces at your disposal. Our clients can easily find any type and genre of music either by themselves or with the assistance of one of our specialists in charge. We invite you to preview our vast range of compositions by visiting the website of some of our suppliers including Firstcom Music and APM Music.