Tom Dobrzanski is a Juno nominated Canadian record producer, engineer, mixer, musician and studio owner. He began his career in 2001 when he built Vertical Studios – a recording studio that quickly became a hub of the Vancouver music scene. This is where Tom recorded and produced debut albums for bands like Said The Whale, Hey Ocean!, and We Are The City. These bands are still working with Tom today. We Are The City had the distinction of being the first band to record at Monarch Studios making their critically acclaimed album ‘Violent’, with Said The Whale following shortly after to record their new album ‘Hawaiii’.
Tom is also a part of the Vancouver band The Zolas, and although since launching Monarch is focusing more on production and recording, still writes, records, and often plays live with the band. Tom has also been recognized with many award nominations including WCMA awards for Producer of the Year, Engineer of the Year, and most recently a Juno nomination for Alternative Album of the Year.
In addition to engineering, Tom Dobrzanski can be hired to produce your project. Please contact us for more information about hiring Tom as a producer.
Elisa Pangsaeng is a veteran of the Vancouver recording scene, having worked with just about every producer in town. An experienced audio editor, and true ProTools wizard, Elisa is also a highly skilled recording engineer who has worked with a wide range of artists including Kinnie Starr, Data Romance, You Say Party, and Juno winner Shad. She can also be found teaching at Nimbus School of Recording.
Scot holds a degree in Computer Science and Music from The University of Victoria. His program blended programming with audio engineering, including time at the University’s in house recording studio. An absolute pleasure to work with, we are very happy to have Scot as one of our engineers at Monarch.
Rob Fernandes is a Vancouver-based recording engineer, mixer, producer and all-around audio specialist working in the music industry since 2009. Earning a Masters of Music – Sound Recording from McGill University, Rob received mentorship from multi-Grammy award winners. Rob is passionate about making the artist’s music bigger and better than they could have imagined. He brings his sensitive musicality and highly trained listening skills to every production.
Monarch Studios was designed with freelance engineers in mind. It is a logically laid out studio, with fully functioning equipment and many well-known pieces of gear. We’re always happy to hear from engineers and producers that wish to work here, and can get them up to speed quickly. In the case of freelance studio bookings, the included engineer will act as your assistant.