IS AN AWARD WINNING
PRODUCTION COMPANY CRAFTING
REMARKABLE ORIGINAL MUSIC
A studio facility. An audio production house. A music house. A radio shop. A music licensing service. Voice Directors, Track Directors. Sound Designers. Composers. New media suppilers. Etc. etc. etc. blah blah blah. The real reason we started this was pretty simple: To throw together a crazy mix of different creative types into one black building. And watch (or hear) the sparks fly.
Because people who do creative stuff attract other people who do creative stuff. Which begets even creativier stuff.
So if you’re looking to have fun, do great work, and have fun doing great work, give us a call.
Steve Gadsden had his first guitar lesson at the tender age of 12. The song was Jingle Bells. He walked out, went to his friend's place, and taught himself Purple Haze instead.
Insanely disciplined. But completely bent. That's Steve G.
Which explains why Steve knows more about every facet of audio than any other humanoid. Be it TV, radio, shows, films, music, voice direction, sound design, Steve has lived it, mastered it, and won some shiny award at it.
You know that saying and forgetting more about something than you'll ever know?
That kind of describes Steve as it relates to audio. Except he hasn't forgotten anything.
He started young, and rose fast. A couple of his first jobs? Track Director on Bike Story, the single most memorable commercial in Canadian history. And Audio Producer on a little show called SCTV.
After running a couple of successful audio houses, Steve joined the TA2 family to focus on making new media sound better than you think it can.
Steve also has a beautiful family. And wonderful hair.
Character Name: Drew Frohmann
Race: Cave Troll
Special Items: +1 Amulet of Hilarity
+4 Quarterstaff of Sarcasm
Special Abilities: Resistance to Undead
Turning Scripts from LOL to ROFLMAO
Signature Move: Misdirected Rage
Tyson works with cool people. Sometimes he's producing an official remix for Lady Gaga. Or producing a track for Nelly Furtado. Or working on a mix with Kardinal Offishall. But luckily for us, Tyson's ability to work 24 hours a day means he still makes time to work with cool people on award-winning ads here at TA2. So if you're cool people, make sure to work with Tyson.
Clive Desmond is a popular director with over 1265 years of experience. His style, though modern, often tips its hat to the best of the mid-century. He has won a Lion, Clios, and a Merit at the 2007 Portuguese Point of Purchase and Poster Festival. Clive was a co-founder at Louder, after which he was the scintillating part of Silent Joe. He has directed 275,006 celebrity voice-overs, none of whom did he befriend or sleep with. Mr. Desmond's hobbies include drapery and window shades. Now he's here at TA2 with some of his oldest and closest peeps, where we hope he'll direct for another 1265 years.
Dana is the hub of all things TA2. She keeps the company and everyone in it running smoothly and efficently. She is the source of all knowledge on things who, what, where, how, why and how much.
Her hobbies include...well, being the hub of all things TA2.
Christine has made a carreer of making the impossible possible.
Running down a high rise in Dubai while strapped into a glorified baby bouncer? Big whoop. Try producing multiple jobs, negotiating with ACTRA, and licensing a Beatles tune. All before EOD Thursday.
Christine has produced and licensed music from AC/DC to Elvis to ZZ Top for commercials, TV shows, and films. All with that smile the whole industry knows and loves. And now we're elated to announce she'll be doing the impossible for us as our Executive Producer/Director of Licensing.
Want proof that big things come in small packages? Meet Caela. At an intimidating 5’ 2”, Caela packs more smarts, charm, and talent into one human being than anyone we know.
In fact, we needed two job titles just to contain all the great things she brings to TA2.
Ridiculous production chops. A gargantuan voice. Scads of friends in the worlds of music, advertising, photography, and oceanography.
Caela even lives large. She’s partied with Dave Matthews and Daniel Lanois. She’s a regularly performing singer/songwriter. And she has a scar four inches long but will never tell you why or where.
As you can tell, we think she's kind of a big deal.
Dan is our Chief Engineer here at TA2 Music. As graduate from the Harris Institute for the arts in Toronto, Dan brings over a decade of engineering experience and multifaceted abilities to each and every project. From radio and television commercials to long form, sound design and album production, Dan is driven by a true passion for the recording arts. Dan is also an avid guitar player, lives in a church, and heads down to Nashville regularly to write songs.
Ever wonder what the love child of John Lennon and Jesus would be like?
Wonder no more.
Meet Dave, our newest engineer. He's got the glasses. The hairiness. The musicality. And the serenity.
When he's not performing miracles in studio, Dave writes and plays bass in the indie folk group Little City.
And Dave is already amassing disciples. Just check out this testimonial:
"[Dave] is flaming horseshit awesome." - Lucy Todish, Sr. Manager, Advertising, Burger King Restaurants Of Canada
As a rule, Assistant Engineers don't boast much in the way of experience. Exception: Adam. He's lived on a couch in Amsterdam. May have committed a slight B&E in Barcelona. Built his own computer out of organic, fair-trade parts. Worked in finance for a short time before realizing it sucked. Masquerades as a cat whisperer.
These days he play guitar in a band with no name. Composes. Juggles. Barbeques. And makes sure your sessions run tighter than...well, security at a certain auditorium in Spain we're not at liberty to mention.
Masumi is our newest and smallest assistant engineer. She came to Canada from Japan when she was just eighteen for a career in audio. With her incredible smarts, wealth of experience and boundless enthusiasm, she's well on her way. Her motto at work is, "attention to detail and always double check" but her motto in life is "be happy, keep smiling and love others as much as I can." Masumi's favourite foods include ice cream, chocolate, gummi bears and fish. Sunshine and rainbows. Go Masumi!
Like everyone at TA2, Lise is waaaay more than just her job description. By day, she’s Lovely Client Service Lise. But by night, she’s Lyric Soprano With The Toronto Operetta Theatre Lise. Or sometimes, she’s Co-Artistic Director Of Little Black Dress Theatre Lise.
And she does all this wearing incredibly functional and stylish toe shoes. Which makes us wonder if she’s also Deadly Ninja Assassin Lise.
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483 Eastern Avenue
Toronto Canada M4M 1C2
Tel: 00.1.416.461.3915 Fax: 00.1.416.461.4405
Discuss life in general? Ask for the principal, Steve Gadsden
Production/Scheduling? Ask for Dana / Christine
Billing Questions? Ask for Tracey
Need an amazing radio campaign written? Ask for Drew
Need music licensing? Ask for Christine
For media relations, contact Caela