Sound Engineer

Juno-nominated engineer based in Toronto

Pouya is a Juno-nominated sound engineer and producer based in Toronto. He is a graduate of the Master’s program in Sound Recording at McGill University and has been recognized with multiple awards (see below). Recent projects include engineering the 2015 album by the Juno-winning classical ensemble Gryphon Trio, and Afiara String Quartet’s innovative double CD album with DJ Skratch Bastid called Spin Cycle, released on Naxos label. He has been invited to The Banff Centre regularly as guest faculty, since completing a work-study there in 2013. He is also an engineer at the Royal Conservatory of Toronto where he frequently records in Koerner Hall. He has worked with major orchestras in Canada including the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, and the Royal Conservatory Orchestra. He was the recording engineer of the prestigious International Honens Piano Competition.

In some examples of his non-classical work, Pouya has assisted engineer Damian Taylor (Bjork, The Killers, Arcade Fire, Prodigy) in Montreal and recorded the Juno-nominated gypsy punk group, Lemon Bucket Orchestra. He has also worked as a Music Design Specialist at the gaming company Ubisoft. He won the Traditional Studio Recording Prize in San Francisco for a recording, at the International Audio Engineering Society’s convention. In Montreal, Pouya started a video series called Audiolens, which brought musicians into the recording studio and created HD performance videos with high quality studio sound.

Pouya has experience with streaming audio and video, and he was the Technical Director of the webcasting team at McGill University. Since then he has streamed content for the Canadian Music Centre, Honens’ Piano Competition, and the Royal Conservatory of Music. He has also worked at The Banff Centre broadcasting live video events. He provided audio for video projects produced by Soundstreams and Riddle Films in Toronto. He is always excited by the latest media technologies and has worked on designing and building custom audio pedals and software.

Selected Audio Credits

Does not include recordings that are: a) demos and archival recordings b) live streams c) assistance Too many to list.
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Pouya records concerts in high-quality multi-track setup complete with a backup system. He records regularly at Koerner Hall. You can contact Pouya for a quote.