Thunder Bay’s Newest Music and Audio Production Studio 

Story and photos by Sidney Ulakovic 

Thunder Bay welcomes Blueprints Studio, a state of the art music and audio production studio, to its creative landscape. Blueprints is headed by musician and audio engineer Jean-Paul De Roover, and his team consists of audio engineer Mack Davis and digital content creator Erin Collins.

Blueprints Studio lobby

The construction of Blueprints as you see it today was a massive project that involved the gutting and restructuring of the entire space, with meticulous attention paid to maximizing the space’s potential for capturing high quality sound. From the thickness and angles of the walls to the fabric that covers them, no details went unnoticed. 

Dolby Atmos mixing room

Blueprints is constructed to accommodate musicians, film, and television needs with multiple studio spaces. As one explores the space, they will first arrive at Studio B, an intimate space with a professional set-up to accommodate what De Roover refers to as DIY projects, such as recording a podcast or cover of a song for Youtube. Further into the space lives the Dolby Atmos mixing room and Studio A, a larger space built to accommodate the needs of  film, television, or an entire band. All of these studios and recording booths are connected by live cameras so artists, filmmakers, and voice actors can see each other in real time throughout the studio, allowing for a highly integrated creative experience. 

Vocal recording booth

Blueprints studio is the first of its kind in northern Ontario, marking an exciting investment in the arts and media potential of our community and those surrounding it. 

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