Who We Are

WOW! Recording Studio & Creative Music Space

WOW! exists to make your musical dreams come true.

WOW! offers expert in house recording, mixing, mastering, production, writing, arranging, sound design and film scoring services and workshops.

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Joe Lapinski

Owner, head producer and engineer, creative leader

WOW! is located in the heart of St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada where owner Joe Lapinski brings 15 years of recording studio experience with artists such as Ron Sexsmith, Sarah Harmer, and Dave Clark. Joe has over 20 years of writing and performing on stage with The Woodshed Orchestra, The Joe Lapinski Band, Bronx Cheerleader, and a decades worth of music instruction chops in schools (Brock University, Niagara High School music classes), at festivals (In the Soil Arts Festival, Hillside Festival) and privately to WOW! Recording Studio and Creative music space.

Below is a list of recording projects that I have taken part in at least 1 of following production duties:

  • Musician
  • Producer
  • Engineer
  • Mixing
  • Mastering

Creature SpeakShadow Songs – 2015 – production, performing, engineering, mixing, mastering.

The Woodshed OrchestraGuest Book – 2015 – production, performing, engineering, mixing.

The BendsBoon Lagoon – 2015 – production, engineering, mixing, mastering.

Brodie Lodge & The KilnhangersLast Kiln Standing – 2013 – performing, production, engineering, mixing.

Joe Lapinski – The Beauty Beyond – 2013 – writing, performing, production, mixing, mastering

Creature SpeakCreature Speak – 2013 – production, mixing, mastering, performing

Clownfish Hatin production – 2013 – co-production, recording, mixing, mastering

Paperbag Palace – EP – 2013 – producing, mixing, mastering

Cold Pines – Cold Pines – 2012 – co-production, mixing, mastering

The Bends – Through Looking-Glass Houses – 2012 – co-production, mixing, mastering

Bronx Cheerleader – Real Punks Don’t Sing About Girls – 2012 – co-production, performing

Edwin Conroy Jr. – in production – 2011 – production, mixing, performing

Jude Vadala – Do You Ever? – 2010 – production, mixing, performing

Bryson Waind – Grape Country – 2010 – mastering.

La-Nai Gabriel and The Free People – Pictures – 2010 – mastering.

Texting Mackenzie – Quoi De Neuf? – 2010 – mastering.

Dave Clark’s Woodshed Orchestra – in production – 2010 – production, mixing, performing

The Woodchoppers Association & Jah Youssouf – The Woodchoppers Association et Jah Youssouf – 2009 – performing, writing, production

Words Around The Waist – Words Around The Waist – Sept 2008 – mastering

Instruments of Lust and Fury – Waiting For The Barbarians – 2008 – production, engineering, mixing, mastering

The Hoa Hoa’s – Sonic Bloom – 2008 – production, mixing

The Regards – Light From A Ghost –2007 – production, mixing, mastering, performing, writing

The Centennial Secondary School Choir – Canadian Music Vocal Project 2 – 2007- performing

Afghanistan, We Stand On Guard For Thee – 2007 – performing, writing

Joe Lapinski – Sundries – 2007 – writing, performing, production, mixing, mastering

Scandalnavia – not yet released – 2007 – co-production, engineering, mixing

Mike Lynch – MJL Was Here – 2007 – mastering, co-production, mixing

Cougar Party – not yet released – 2006 – production, mixing, mastering

Reservoir Ticklers – not yet released – 2006 – co-production, mixing, mastering

Jesse Reid – Gravelly Bay – 2006 – mastering

Readable Ink – The Ass – 2006 – mastering

The Hoa Hoa’s – Flower Flower – 2005 – production, mixing, mastering

Barnhouse Static – Through Dusty Windows – 2005 – mastering

Bronx Cheerleader – Tough Guy Cliches – 2005 – mixing, mastering, post-production

Is It Rolling? – 2005 – production, performing, writing, mixing, mastering

The Dinner Is Ruined – Legion Hall – 2005 – mastering

Joe Lapinski – Here Are The Postcards I Forgot To Send You – 2004 – production, writing, performing, mixing, mastering

Brian and Pam – Carry Me Away – 2004 – mastering.The Regards – The Regards – 2004 – production, mixing, mastering

Palooka – Shrimp Ring – 2004 – production, writing, performing, mixing, mastering

Frontwards – Live – 2004 – production, mixing, mastering

Readable Ink – A Journey West – 2004 – production, mixing, mastering, performing

Garrett Lacroix – Maudlin – 2003 – production, mixing, mastering, performing

Mike Lynch – Live at Singer Songwriter Night – 2003 – production, mixing mastering

The Regards – First and Foremost – 2002 – production, mixing, mastering

Blackberry Blossom – Blackberry Blossom – 2002 – production, mixing, mastering

Joe D’Linde – Mid-Life Blues Ballads and Breakdowns – 2001 – production, mixing, mastering

Raising the Fawn – Raising the Fawn – 2000 – mixing, mastering

The Sweater Girls – EP – 2002 – mastering

The Waterhaulers – EP – 2001 – mastering

Palooka – Palooka – 2000 – performing, production, mixing, mastering