Summit Sound Inc. was built by independent musicians who understand that the best art comes from an environment conducive to creativity .
To make great music, you need great surroundings… a combination of top-notch gear, comfortable work areas, a relaxed setting, and knowledgeable, capable staff who can work with artists at any level. We in turn provide a secure location without distractions, where creativity is encouraged, and prices aren’t prohibitive. At Summit Sound, quality is our priority and our clients are always treated with respect.
We are the custom music experts
Summit Sound Inc. is a full service custom music production company, owned and operated by Covenant Award winning musicians, Dave & Kathy Daw.
Summit Sound Inc. was established in 1974 and is the premier production facility of it’s kind in Ontario, specializing in Custom Music Production in all styles.
Our recording studio, music store, offices and music manufacturing plant are all located under-one-roof near Westport, Ontario Canada .
Summit Sound is located mid-way between Toronto & Montreal, yet away from the hustle of the big city, so our clients love to come to enjoy the relaxed oasis we have created on our 34 wooded acres, which are bordered on 2 sides by a spring-fed creek. We are just outside the village of Westport, Ontario, at the heart of the Rideau Lakes tourist region.
We provide audio recording, mixing & mastering, video editing, CD, USB & DVD manufacturing, graphic design services for music related printing & packaging and mechanical licensing services.
Through our on-site retail music store, we also offer equipment sales, installation and operator training for the most popular lines of pro-audio, video & lighting equipment.
SOUND & LIGHTING EQUIPMENT SALES
Through our retail division, Summit Sound offers a wide variety of professional sound, video and lighting equipment at competitive prices and we are authorized dealers for many of the most popular brands.
Represented lines include: Allen & Heath, QSC, Shure, Presonus, DBX, CAD, Chauvet, BRTB, Alesis, Alto Professional, Digiflex, Samson, Audio Technica, ADJ, Behringer, Ultimate Support, K&M, ONStage and many others!
We also provide complete system design & consulting services, as well as full installation and operator-training for everything we sell.
If you are looking for AV solutions for your band, church, or school call us.
Summit Sound was established in 1974 initially renting existing studio facilities in Trenton, ON .
Summit Sound founder Dave Daw (foreground) in the original rented 4 track studio in Trenton, ON, seated at the custom RCA console, identical to the one that Elvis recorded all of his RCA albums on in Memphis
In 1978 Summit Sound moved it’s operations from a rented studio in Trenton, ON to it’s own building which housed their new 4 track studio in the village of Westport, ON
As business grew at the new Westport location, upgrades included a new 8 track analogue recorder with dbx noise reduction and several new high quality studio microphones
In August of 1984 Summit Sound upgraded it’s recording capabilities from 8 to 16 tracks with the addition of a brand new 16 track analogue recorder
In April 1991 Dave & Kathy Daw took full ownership of Summit Sound, undertaking a major renovation of the studio control room and adding a brand new 64 input analogue console
In April of 1991 when Summit Sound upgraded it’s studio console, they also added a brand-new 24 track analogue recorder, bringing the studio to full state-of-the-art status
Construction of a brand new studio (which began in September 1992) was completed, and the first session in their brand-new 24 track facility took place in early August of 1993
In the fall of 1995 Summit installed their first ProTools system and soon added 24 motorized fader automation, thus allowing them to offer full digital mixing and editing in the years that followed
In February 2004, Summit Sound replaced it’s 24 track analogue recorder with a brand-new 48 track digital recording system
Summit installs current layered digital console with full motorized fader automation
In the winter of 2016, extensive acoustic treatment to the entire studio and construction of a new vocal isolation booth (in part of the former foyer area) was completed, further refining the award winning capabilities of the Summit Sound Studio
New studio console & 4 new personal monitoring stations added
In 2023 a 64 input Presonus 64S digital console with 33 motorized faders & 64 auxes, plus 4 EarMix 16M personal monitoring stations were added. ProTools and Studio One DAW software was also updated to latest versions on a new control-room Mac computer.
At Summit Sound we believe that the calibre of our staff is as important as the quality of the studio itself.