Professional Studio Recording

Make use of top quality industry standard equipment and record the song you have always dreamed of.


We will help oversee the whole process of creating, from arranging to recording and coaching musicians to perform the piece the way you want it.


We will help balance all the elements of your stereo mix and optimize it to the highest of audio standards. Guarantee the best playback across all speakers and formats.


Trillium Studio is located on Wentworth Street in the heart of historic uptown Saint John, NB (#saint awesome) The neighborhood has great restaurants, coffee shops and bars in Canada's first incorporated City. Only 5 minutes from Rockwood Park, Canada's largest urban park. The studio (Formerly Shell Lane Studio in Prince Edward Island) was opened in 2006 by veteran recording engineer/producer Paul Milner. The studio was relocated to Saint John in December 2017. With a goal to create a relaxed and creative atmosphere in the heart of the beautiful and inspiring City Center.


Equipment List



Artists and the people surrounding their creative processes need to ensure that they are working in an enviroment that contains little to no stress, a place where technology doesn't interfere with the creative process. We're happy to help make this happen!

The main studio area features natural stone and brick with a stone drum / live room, 2 vocal / isolation booths, a lounge area that also doubles as a recording space and a control room with natural light and 10 foot ceilings. All rooms are acoustically isolated with tie lines linking them together.

Equipped to record digitally with Pro Tools or Digital Performer, Universal Audio Apollo converters and a complete UA plug ins package, we can also record and mix entirely analog using our MTA 980 console designed by Malcom Toft (Trident), quality microphones, outboard pre amps, compressors and analog effects. We can also merge the digital and analog worlds tracking into Pro Tools, providing analog warmth and digital convenience.


The second floor has 13 foot ceilings and hardwood floors throughout offering a wide variety of recording spaces with various combinations of reflective and non-reflective surfaces.

Paul Milner

For more than 35 years Paul has worked in the music industry with credits on over 500 recordings as a freelance record producer / engineer / mixer and mastering engineer. Paul devotes a large part of his time to the development of projects with upcoming new artists such as I Mother Earth, The Headstones, Patrizia, Chucky Danger Band, New World Son and countless others. Paul has worked alongside some of the best names in the music industry including Keith Richards, Eddy Grant, Jim Vallance, Andre Perry and Sting in some of the world's top recording studios on both major and indie projects. These projects have sold in excess of 21 million copies worldwide. Paul's work has won numerous music industry awards, Juno's, gold and platinum certifications, a SOCAN #1 song award and more recently several ECMA awards with recordings for Matt Andersen, The Saddle River Stringband and Paper Lions (Chucky Danger Band).

Studio Equipment

MTA Series 980 recording console with moving fader automation. 32 input, 24 buss, 62 equable returns, 24 channel monitor section with 4 band parametric EQ and 8 aux sends on all 62 channels. Built in England by Malcolm Toft great mic pre's and EQ powerfull low end and superior transperency.

G5 with control surface provides up to an additional 195 digital channels in mix.

  • 1 X Neumann M 149 Dual Diaphram / Tube / 9 Patterns
  • 1 X Neumann SWA / S7 / KMA / Condenser
  • 1 X Rode Classic / Valve Pre Amp / 9 Patterns / Dual pressure gradient
  • 1 X Rode NT1 / Condenser
  • 1 X AKG 414 B-TL ll / Condenser
  • 1 x Audio Technica AT4033a / Condenser
  • 2 X AKG C451 E Condenser + C1 Capsules
  • 1 x AKG D200 E / Dynamic
  • 2 X Sennheiser MD421-U-5 / Dynamic
  • 1 X Electro Voice N-43 / U.S Army Signal corp / Dynamic
  • 1 X EV MC500 / Dynamic
  • 1 X EV Blue Cardinal / Condenser
  • 1 x Audio Technica 831a / Elektret Condenser
  • 1 x Audio Technica 2020 / Condenser
  • 1 x Audio Technica ATM21 / Condenser
  • 1 X Sure 849 / Condenser
  • 1 X Sure Beta 52 / High output Dynamic
  • 1 X Sure SM58 / Dynamic
  • 3 X Sure SM57 / Dynamic
  • 2 X Sure SM98 / Unidirectional Condenser
  • 2 X Sure SM91 / Unidirectional Condenser
  • 2 X Samson CO2 / Supercardioid pencil Condenser
  • 1 Universal Audio 2-610 tube mic preamp EQ stereo
  • 1 Universal Audio Apollo 16
  • 1 TL Audio EQ 2 Stereo Mic Pre Amp / Parametric Valve EQ
  • 1 TL Audio EQ 2 Stereo Mic Pre Amp / Parametric Valve EQ
  • 1 TL Audio Dual Valve Mic Pre Amp - Compressor
  • 1 Focusrite Platinum Voice Master Stereo Compressor / Limiter
  • 1 Focusrite Stereo Compressor / Limiter
  • 1 Joe Meek Stereo Compressor
  • 2 DBX Project 1 Compressor / Limiter / Gate 266
  • 1 Valley Dynamite 2 Stereo Compressor / Limiter / Gate
  • 2 Aphex Stereo Expander / Gate
  • 2 Ashly SC-50 Peak Limiter / Compressor1 Ashly SC-66A Stereo Parametric EQ
  • 2 DBX 263X De-Esser
  • 1 Aphex Aural Exiter Type B Stereo
  • 2 ATR-1 Autotune
  • 2 DBX 163X Compressor / Limiter
  • UAD Plugins Pultec, LA2A, 1176, Fairchild, Maximizer, Neve, Etc.
  • 1 Korg Kaos Pad Dynamic Effets Controler
  • 1 Bass Pod Amp Modeler
  • Reverbs / Effect Processors
  • 2 Lexicon Vortex Audio Morphing Processors
  • 2 Lexicon PCM 70 Digital Effects Processors
  • 1 Lexicon 300 Digital Effects System
  • 1 Eventide H3000 Ultra-harmonizer
  • Computers - Converters
  • Apollo 16 High Rez interface with realtime UAD processing
  • Tannoy System 1200
  • Dynaudio Acoustics BM6
  • KRK self powered V6
  • Power Amps
  • OSC Audio 1400
  • BGW Systems 250D
  • Crown D150A
  • Headphones
  • Furmann HR6 Headphone mixing matrix supplying individual 6 channel mixing to Studio musicians
  • Koss
  • Fostex
  • JVC
  • AKG
  • SONY
  • Recorders
  • ProTools, DP8, Alesis HD24, HHb CDR-830, Sony DTC-1000, Panasonic DAT SRV-3700, Tascam DA-30


Hourly, Daily and Weekly rates are available or project by project for larger blocks of time. We make recordings for a living and work on projects in a wide range of budgets. We help you with consulting and planning constructing a budget that works all the way through song writing / sourcing material, Tracking, Overdubs, editing, mixing, mastering and putting the final pieces together, shopping, distribution, publishing and full production services starting at step one. Take a look around the site and drop us a line. Let's make some great music together... Click here to discuss your next recording project.

If you need help finding an engineer, producer or musicians and arrangers we can also help you with that. We have access to the best musicians on the planet, all over the world, whether you are recording in Canada or Europe or the Middle East, we have been doing this long enough to know how to get it done right the first time.

Various plans are available.

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