Whether it’s tracking, editing, mixing, or production, we can pair you with the right person to make your dream recording so you can focus on being creative and capturing great performances.
Producer / Senior Engineer / Founder
Tom Dobrzanski is a Juno nominated Canadian record producer, engineer, mixer, musician and studio owner.
He began his career in 2005 when he built Vertical Studios and produced debut albums for bands like Said The Whale, Hey Ocean!, and We Are The City. His favourite projects to work on are often new artists that are looking to make their first serious studio recording.
Tom is also a founding member of the Vancouver band The Zolas, and although since launching Monarch is more focused on production and recording, continues to work with the band on their studio recordings.
Tom has been recognized with many award nominations including WCMA awards for Producer of the Year, Engineer of the Year, Rock Recording of the Year, Pop Recording of the Year, Independent Album of the Year, and most recently Juno nominations in the Alternative Album and Breakthrough Group categories. Tom has also had multiple top 10 singles on Canadian radio charts, including a #1 with Said The Whale’s song “I Love You”.
Producer / Senior Engineer
Olivia Quan is a Juno-nominated engineer, producer, and mixer in Vancouver, BC. She joined Monarch in 2016 and has since become one of the main engineers working out of the studio.
Over the years, her tenacious nature has allowed her to work with some of the city's finest artists, engineers, and producers. She has dedicated herself to the art of merging analog and digital mediums to make sounds that stand out.
Olivia's latest credits include Luca Fogale, Sam Lynch, Teller & The Tale, Amanda Sum and Malade.
Producer / Engineer
Alex Penney has always been surrounded by music. He played piano growing up, with a taste influenced by a father who loved prog-rock and a sister who studied jazz. This developed into a love for hip-hop and electronic music and sounds from around the world.
During university he became interested in DJing and production and started buying records and making beats. This eventually led to a move to Vancouver BC to pursue a career in making sound and he has been working as a Producer/Engineer/DJ ever since.
Alex has worked with artists such as Dani LeRose (Jade the Moon), Jay Rock (Top Dawg Entertainment), and Jarrett Martineau (CBC Reclaimed / RPM Records).
Producer / Senior Engineer
David Sikula is an award winning recordist, mixing engineer, guitarist, and producer from Vancouver, British Columbia.
Since completing his undergraduate degree in Jazz Performance at the University of Toronto in 2002, David has gravitated toward a career in audio production while continuing work as a guitarist. With over fifteen years of experience as an audio engineer and over thirty years of experience as a professional musician, David has become an in-demand audio engineer and producer for both local and international artists of many styles ranging anywhere from jazz, to Persian classical music, to singer/songwriter and pop and rock styles.
Past clients include Jodi Proznick, Katherine Penfold, Cory Weeds, Jeff Hamilton, Bells Clanging, the Vashaan Ensemble, Peter Bernstein, Steve Kaldestad, Mike LeDonne, Louis Hayes and many others.
Charlotte Duggan has been working in studios since 2015 when she graduated from Harbourside Institute of Technology with a diploma in Audio Engineering and Music Production. In 2018 Charlotte completed a recording practicum at the Banff Centre working in world-class studios alongside renowned producers and musicians including Howard Bilerman and Jerry Granelli.
Charlotte draws from her roots in hip-hop production to create unique sounds across any genre. She excels at blending genres, unusual recording techniques, and is an analog distortion enthusiast.
Charlotte has worked with rising local artists: Club Sofa, Wax Cowboy, Lauren Spencer-Smith, and the Jamie Lee Trio. Outside of the studio, Charlotte is also an instructor at SAE Institute Vancouver.