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bova sound is a private mastering, mixing and recording studio in Ottawa Canada run by Phillip Victor Bova. For over three decades we have provided high quality production, engineering, mastering and musician services. We’ve worked on and played on hundreds of records. We’re proud to provide relaxed yet pro “olde school meets future school” facilities and services.

We’re inspired by the people and places that made classic albums in the analogue era. We have a nice collection of vintage and contemporary recording gear and instruments. Some of our key ~ indispensable pieces of gear have been custom designed and built exclusively for us ~ by our other boutique busy-ness ~ sage ELECTRONICS @


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two thousand and fourteen … 365 days and nights …

We’re marking another super lucky year of doing what we love at bova sound – grateful for the opportunity to produce records for boss lady Tara Holloway (Light Organ Records) ~ singer songwriters Sills & Smith ~ and popera singer composer Gillian Kirkland – with some incredible musical contributions from Dony Wynn, T Bruce Wittet, Kevin Breit, Jim McDowell, Frank Smith, Jeremy Sills, Don Wallace, Jon Tiven, Colin Janz, Kevvy Mental, Amanda Rheaume, Colleen Searson, Brian Simms, Rachel Burman, François Gravel, Aura Giles, Andrew Letourneau, James Azola, Roddy Ellias, and Raphael Weinroth-Browne

We had some super zany tracking sessions with; Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers, BLT, Dong-Won Kim and Jesse Stewart, Floyd Hutchinson w/ Art Lawless, Donny Johnson and Dave Arthur, Kate Schroder, Kevin Breit and Jesse Stewart, Larry Finn, Socalled, Stuart Wellington, The Ticket, William Parker / David Mott and Jesse Stewart

and with the help of our exclusive mastering gear from sage ELECTRONICS (Loudmouth™, the FUSEbox™, the TUBEotomy™ and the SE-Q AIR™) we mastered some spectacular records for; Adam Newman (Get Out The Dark, mixed by Mr Kevin Killen), Ashley Newall, Alanna Sterling, Bernard Frazer, Craig Simon, David Mott and Jesse Stewart, From Them, Hamid Drake and Jesse Stewart, Ian Keteku, Jordan Igoe, Kevin Breit and the Upper York Mandolin Orchestra, Kaptur, Maiden Names, Me and Mae, Motherhood, Nathan Mahl / Guy LeBlanc, Noah Reid (Songs From A Broken Chair – produced by Matthew Barber), Pamela Jane Gerrand (The Sound of the Dove produced by Mark Lalama), PURPLE, Roddy Ellias Trio (Monday’s Dream – listed by Downbeat Magazine as one of the best albums of 2014), Shorty Tubbs, Sons Command, Spencer Scharf, Taylor Knox, The Broken Mirrors, THE FAYS, The Place (formerly We Have The Place Surrounded), The Red Rails, The Split for Label RecordsYo Mama, Young Running (Small Town City produced by Derek Downham)

We’re off to celebrate Tasha Dog Bova’s 17th birthday!!!

Tasha Bova by Britta 7:14

Here’s to good things in 2015 !

  1. super happy and proud of the soon to be released Little Suns record Leave a reply
  2. gorgeous haunting track echoing through the building Leave a reply
  3. HILOTRONS’ ‘She Knows My Condition (part 1)’ shot by Southern Souls @ bova sound Leave a reply
  4. Thrilled for Charlie Haden and Alan and Marilyn Bergman Leave a reply
  5. NEWS Leave a reply
  6. bova sound saves the day for Feist Leave a reply