The idea of Studios Piccolo started up in 1970… “something” as a demo and pre-production basement studio at the home of IrÃ¨ne and Gilles Messier on St-Just street in Montreal. At that time it catered to different artists with a space to rehearse and record demos to prepare for their albums and concerts. Activity was mostly dedicated to the owner bassist FranÃ§ois Messier’s own musical projects.
In the beginning, the legendary Sony TC630 was the main piece of equipment. The “Sound on Sound” feature permitted limited bouncing from one track onto the other, adding overdub (and background noise) layers to the recordings. A Shure 4-in, 1-out mono mixer with no tone control was the console. Music was the goal… that was fun.