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River 16 Reopening May 19th, 2020

In accordance with Ontario’s announcement yesterday, River 16 Recording Studio will be reopening on Tuesday, May 19th! 

We will be following Ontario’s health and safety guidelines to ensure a safe environment.

Looking forward to getting back into the music and seeing all of you!

Remote Services Now Available During COVID-19

While we cannot currently offer our regular in-studio services, we ARE offering the following remote studio services:





You will be able to virtually ‘sit in’ on the session, where you can communicate with our engineers, and hear a high-quality live feed of the session-in-progress. 

For more info, contact us via email at

Stay safe and remember – […]

COVID-19 Update

During the emerging COVID-19 pandemic, we at River 16 are taking the necessary measures to ensure the safety of our clientele, staff, family, friends and the general public. 

We will be postponing all scheduled bookings until March 28th, 2020, effective immediately. This date may change as the situation develops. We apologize for any inconvenience this may […]


In September, River16 Studio had the
pleasure of welcoming Oakville’s own LACKLUSTRE in to record their latest
single “Fading Slowly”.  LACKLUSTRE has
years of history with River16 having held rehearsals in the space and even a
few parties where the band showcased music for friends and fans.

For its latest project, LACKLUSTRE wanted
to record live off the floor (our specialty […]

Ramsa WR-8428

River 16 recording studio uses the classic WR-8428 Ramsa board. It originally belonged to country musician Terry Sumsion. It is a unique Japanese board from the 1980’s, and we sure do love its classic sound. This is the same board used by the Rolling Stones in the 1980’s, as well as the same board that […]

The Journey of Johnny Orlando

We are proud to see how far Johnny Orlando has come since 2012! From recording cover songs here at River 16 Recording Studio at age 9, getting millions of young followers on social media, and then performing at WeDay 2018. He has also just released a new EP “Teenage Fever” on Island Records and is […]

Host Your Rock’n’roll Birthday Party At River 16

The studio is a great venue to host a broad range of events, including birthday parties! What better place for a musician to get together with their friends? You can even hire a band to entertain for the evening, or do the entertaining yourself, with a professional studio recording of the performance to boot!

For more information, […]

Worship In Steel Recording At River 16

Toronto area church group Worship in Steel was in the studio recently to record 10 songs, mostly live-off-the-floor. They are a 15 piece group who use a variety of steel drums in different tunings. They also incorporate an acoustic drum kit, percussion, brass and vocalists. We had a great time recording them, be sure to […]

River 16 Gift Certificates

Looking for the perfect gift for a musician in the family? Got a friend or loved one who needs to show the world their talent? Give the gift of music that will last forever.

…Presenting River 16 Gift Certificates!

A recording session at River 16 is the gateway to capturing their music professionally. They will have the […]

St. Thomas Orthodox Church Choir At River 16

The voices of the St. Thomas Orthodox Church choir filled the live room Saturday morning. They were paying tribute to their late priest by singing a piece of music written by him. The choir consisted of two sections; nine females and six males.