Light of DAE Studios



Our Generous Sponsors - Thank You!

Ajax Rotary Club

Thanks to the generous support and contributions of our friends at the Ajax Rotary Club, we have been able to keep the Studio doors open. This organization truly cares about society, and does many great things to make the world a better place for all.

Pickering Rotary Club

Thanks to the generous support and contributions of our friends at the Pickering Rotary Club, we have been able to keep the Studio doors open. This organization truly cares about society, and does many great things to make the world a better place for all.

Ontario Power Generation

OPG makes the world a brighter place! They provide us with the electricity we need to keep things running. They also provide us with financial contributions that help us to help our youth.

De Walt
Power tools with power to spare

In 1924, a company started that would revolutionize construction. Raymond E. DeWalt and a team created an electric woodworking machine known as the "Wonder Worker". Today the DEWALT Power Tools line consists of over 200 electric power tools and over 800 accessories. DeWalt power tools are found in almost every construction project nationwide, and we thank them for assisting us in the construction of our studio.


This company supplies superb camera equipment at great value. We are truly grateful for their ongoing support of our project, and their provision of supplies and equipment for our camera and video crew.

Apex Sound & Light

If you have to rent a sound system, Apex is the place to go. They have backed us up whenever we have found ourselves in a crunch. Thank you to Graham and the family at Apex for your support.

Ashly Amplifier & Processing

World class amplifiers and professional audio processing

During the tracking process of recording, a good clean signal is the first step. Since 1974, Ashly Audio has been ensuring quality in their units. From signal processing along the cable to amplification and acurate monitoring, Ashly will not let you down. In the last 30 years, this American company has become an international favourite for musicans worldwide, and we are proud to house Ashly equipment ourselves.


Here's a company with truly no equal in their field, and hearts of gold to boot. Don't under-estimate the value of a great patch bay. Everything runs through it - if it doesn't work, nothing in your studio will. Brian Ferri, Audio consultant for AVP, did an incredible, in-depth interview about patch bays for the Light of DAE's DVD project, How to set up your own Recording Studio.

Canada Computers & Electronics

When we were looking for a computer for our Control Room, people kept telling us to go to Canada Computers & Electronics. We heard time and time again that they were the best when it came to value and customer service. It turns out that these rumours were right! We are very happy to have such a great company as official supplier of the Light of DAE Signature Audio Recording Computer.

Canadian Music Week

Showcasing the best of Canadian Talent

Every year, the organizers of Canadian Music Week light up our stages with the best of the best Canadian musicians. There is information, entertainment and some healthy debate about what's what in the music industry. We are honoured to be affiliated with the people who show the world just how great Canadian musicians really are.

Canadian Musician Magazine

The knowledge to success in one magazine

Being a musician without understanding how the industry works can make you feel like you're drowning. Canadian Musician Magazine is a source of incredible information that musicians can use to make it easier to swim. Learning from the best makes you the best, and Canadian Musician Magazine offers tips from the best musicians, Canadian and International. With excellent reviews on the latest gear, current updates of what's going on, tips and techniques to work on your talent, this magazine won't let you skip a beat.

Canada Rubber Group
An honest and humble company, with quality.

This company started out as a small business in 1987. Since then, it has grown to be one of the largest rubber providers, and a standard in the industry. Canada Rubber Group currently has a 50,000 sq ft plant, containing over 1 million pounds of different rubbers. Despite their phenomenal growth, they have never lost their sense of humility, and they gave us the rubber we needed for our floating floor when no-one else would. Thanks to them, our Studio has has the best soundproofing we could hope for. We thank them as we stand proud with a guitar on our floor.

Doyle Audio Engineering

Making the world a louder place.

Doyle Audio makes custom speaker enclosures that are built to last. Their product has undergone some unique quality control testing, like being thrown out of a van traveling at 60mph, and being stood on by a five-ton elephant. These are without doubt the best speaker cabinets in the world, and dollar for dollar, you cannot beat the value.

Gibraltar Hardware

Our hardware stands alone

All musicians are unique, with their own special set of drumming needs. Gibraltar have consistently kept constructed solid drum kids tailored to the specific needs of each of their customers. Their hardware is hands-down the best in the industry. They don't just meet the industry standard - they created it, and now they exceed it.

Herongate Barn Theatre

This is the perfect place to go for a night out with friends and family. They offer great food and humourous entertainment in a lovely setting that has a rural feel while being close enough to the highway to be convenient. Owners Steve and Ann were kind enough to lend us their facility for our team photo shoot as well as for fundraiser events.


We all know that even the best computer system can be very limited without plug-ins. Thank you to HHB for supplying us with reliable plug-ins that have been the perfect finishing touches to our audio computer system.

The Holmes Group

Sometimes, all we need is the air that we breathe. Thanks to the Holmes Group and the air filter they supplied, we are breathing quality clean air in the Studio, and our equipment is safe and free from dust.

Limelight Advertising & Design

During hard times, Limelight founder Peter reached out to help us out of the goodness of his heart. We are truly grateful for the advice and the ideas that have helped us move forward. We can always count on the wonderful people at Limelight to help us when we need them.


Awesome analog to digital interface, M-Audio has graciously sponsored us with 2 Delta 1010's giving us 24-bit/96kHz-capable PCI recording systems. This company has tons of professional toys for both pro and home studios.

Markham Industrial

Markham Industrial & Trade Supplies Limited was started in 1985 by Dino Cramarossa and Joe Romita, each of whom had 20 years of experience in the Industry. The business has since grown to two locations, and several of the employees have been with the company for over ten years. Markham Industrial offers free local delivery, great customer service, and a wide selection of tools and machinery. We are proud to have such a dedicated Canadian company with us.

Music Industries Association of Canada (MIAC)

MIAC brings together all of Canada's major manufacturers and distributors of musical equipment and accessories. It was at a Gala dinner event at a MIAC convention that the concept of using a Studio to make a difference in the lives of young people was born. The Light of DAE studios would not be possible without the generosity of the members of MIAC.

Millwork Home Centre

No matter what your construction and home improvement needs are, Millwork will have something that for you. Their comprehensive range of products will make any project a breeze.

Pilchner Schoustal

The quality of the acoustics can make or break a studio. We are fortunate to have had the best acoustic room designers to help us design the Studio, aided by their state-of-the-art software package.

Rapco Horizon
Stay connected, reliable cables

Rapco International has been in the game for years. They have a full line of cables to suit all of your audio needs. Quality cables ensure quality recordings, and with Rapco, you cannot go wrong. The superb quality that come from using these cables can clearly be heard by anyone who uses the Studio.


This magnificent cymbal company has well and truly earned its legendary status worldwide. The quality of this percussion cannot be rivalled, and we are honoured to represent this calibre in our Studio.


Dollar for Dollar, The best microphones in the world

Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser is the acknowledged world leader in microphone technology, RF-wireless and infrared sound transmission, and most recently, in the development of active noise-cancellation. With over 50 years in the game, you cannot deny them the respect they have earned. It would be hard to find a studio that does not have a Sennheiser product within its walls.

We are proud and honored to experience the supreme engineering of Sennheiser products.


Mixing boards that simply sound beautiful.

Founded in 1973, Soundcraft first made its mark with the launch of the Series 1, the first mixing console in a flightcase. From what was then a small company in central London, Soundcraft expanded and started to diversify.Today Soundcraft has a network of 88 distributors selling and supporting its products worldwide.

We are proud to house a Soundcraft 24-track console in our studio, and we thank them for supporting us.


Easy to use quality software

Steinberg, the audio division of Pinnacle Systems, has provided award-winning, technologically-advanced music and film production software since 1984. Steinberg is one of the world's largest audio software houses with more than 1.5 million users worldwide.

Steinberg's premiere audio products are at the forefront of audio technology, with its Cubase, Nuendo and WaveLab software forming the backbone of professional studios and audio production facilities worldwide.

We thank Steinberg for being a part of our initiative.


Tascam are the world leaders in audio recording innovations. They continue to push the boundaries of technical capability, thus maintaining their place as Number One. Be it a bedside four-track recorder or a multi-million-dollar studio, Tascam is there.

Yamaha Music

Yamaha music has a long standing tradition of supporting, educating and inspiring young musicians. They are a perfect fit for Light of DAE studios, with a product range catering to all levels of musician, from beginner to world elite. Its is our honour and privilege to have the heart and spirit of Yamaha in our studio.

XRay Communications

XRay Communications have provided us with web hosting services for several years. We thank them for their continued support and virtually no down-time!