About James Bunton.

Photo By Donovan Woods.

James Bunton is a Toronto, ON based independent producer / mixer / composer / multiple Dora Award winning sound designer. 

Recent credits include audio production and mixing on works by Donovan WoodsEvening Hymns, For Esmé, Leanne Simpson, Ansley Simpson, Blimp RockShawn William ClarkeLight Fires, Jon Hynes, KASHKA, Vivek Shraya, and on the Friends In Bellwoods and SLOW Volumes compilations.

Sound design and compositions include works for Scott Free ProdcutionsQuote Unquote CollectiveSusie Burpee, Sylvie Bouchard, Anandam Dancetheatre, Forcier Stage Works, Philip McKee, Tina Fushell, Departures Entertainment Inc. (Outdoor Life Network), Stuart McIntyre & Paul Mathew (Consul Media), and Richie Mehta (Rickshaw Productions). 

Please contact for rates and availability. Cheers!

CONTACT:
james.bunton@gmail.com
647.830.5503

I like to work with a hybrid system that I find combines the best of what both the analog and digital worlds have to offer.  Here are some of the things that I use when mixing, and / or tracking for projects:

AUDIO INTERFACE / CONVERSION:

  • Antelope Orion 32
  • RME MADIface USB

MONITORING:

  • Dangerous Monitor ST
  • Genelec 8040As
  • Hear Technologies Hear Back System
  • KRK 10s Subwoofer
  • Mackie HR824s MK1
  • Realistic Minimus Micro Cube
  • Tivoli Audio Model One
  • Yamaha NS-10Ms w/ QSC Amplifier

EQUALIZATION:

  • API 5500 Stereo Equalizer
  • BSS DPR-901 Dynamic Equalizer MK 1
  • Great River Harrison 500 Series 32EQ x 2
  • Kush Clariphonic Parallel Equalizer
  • Neve Portico II Equalizer
  • Shure SR107 Equalizer 

COMPRESSION:

  • DBX 118 Dynamic Range Enhancer
  • DBX 560A Compressor / Limiter x 2
  • Empirical Labs EL8-X Distressor
  • Joe Meek MeC Photo Optical 500 Series Compressor
  • Pendulum OCL-500 Opto Compressor
  • Purple Audio Action 500 Series FET Compressor x 2
  • Retro Doublewide 500 Series Tube Compressor
  • Rupert Neve Designs Portico II VCA Compressor
  • Symetrix 501 Peak-RMS Compressor / Limiter
  • Symetrix 501 Peak-RMS Compressor / Limiter w/ Valley People VCA
  • UREI / JBL 7110 Peak-RMS Compressor / Limiter
  • Whitby Abbey Analogue Custom G-SSL Style Stereo Compressor

PLUGIN EFFECTS:

  • Brainworx (Saturator, Vertigo VSC-2)
  • Cableguys (ShaperBox, Half Time)
  • Celemony (Melodyne 4)
  • Eventide H3000 Factory Harmonizer
  • HOFA (IQ-EQ, IQ-Reverb)
  • Izotope (Ozone 8 Advanced, RX6, Stutter)
  • Nugen (Monofilter, Stereoizer, Stereoplacer)
  • Plugin Alliance (Elysa MPressor, MaagEQ4, etc...)
  • Soundtoys 5
  • SynchroArts (Vocalign)
  • TAL (Chorus, Reverb 2, Sampler, etc...)
  • UAD (Plenty...)
  • Valhalla (Plate, Room, Shimmer, VintageVerb, etc...)
  • Waves (SuperTap6, RComp, RVerb, etc...)

VIRUTUAL INSTRUMENTS:

  • Arturia V Collection 6
  • Errorsmith & Native Instruments Razor
  • GForce ImpOSCar
  • GForce MTRON Pro
  • GForce Oddity
  • GForce Oddity 2
  • GForce String Machine
  • LA Scoring Strings
  • LA Scoring Strings (First Chair)
  • Native Instruments Kontakt (Various)
  • Native Instruments Reaktor (Various)
  • Native Instruments Una Corda
  • Sonic Projects OPX-II
  • TAL U-NO-LX 
  • XFer Serum

OTHER PROCESSING:

  • Acousticon Dictograph Tube Head
  • Antares AVP-1 Vocal Producer
  • Aphex 104 Aural Exciter Type C2 With Big Bottom
  • DBX 120x Sub Harmonic Synthesizer
  • DIYRE Colour 500 Series Module (15ips, CTX, JFT, Level-Loc)
  • Realistic Stereo 1/8" Reel To Reel
  • Rupert Neve Designes 542 Tape Emulator x 2
  • Studio Projects VTB-1 V Series
  • Tascam 414 MKii Portastudio Cassette 4 Track
  • Tascam M-06 Mixer
  • TEAC MB-20 Dual Channel Strip Box (mod by Josh Snider)
  • Webcor Regent Tube Mono 1/8" Reel To Reel

OUTBOARD EFFECTS:

  • Bricasti M7M Stereo Reverb Processor
  • Furman RV-1 Reverberation System With Limiter
  • Radial Tank Driver w/ Various Spring Reverb Tanks
  • Vantage EM-650 Analog Echo 

PREAMPS / DIs:

  • API 3124+
  • Great River ME-1NV
  • Heritage HA73jr
  • Rupert Neve Designs 511 x 2
  • Rupert Neve Designs Portico II Preamp
  • Phase 3 MP-2
  • SHURE M67 x 4 (With direct outputs mod by Josh Snider)
  • Sound Devices MixPre-D x 2
  • Studio Projects VTB-1 V Series

MICROPHONES:

  • AEA A840 Active Ribbon
  • AKAI M-7 x 2
  • AKG C414 B-ULS x 2
  • Apex 210 Ribbon
  • DPA 4060 x 2
  • Lawson L47MP (With upgraded M7 capsule by Fox Audio Research)
  • Rode NT4
  • Shure 57
  • Shure SM7b
  • Unisphere I 565SD x 2
  • Unisphere PE588

INSTRUMENTS:

  • Acetone Rhythm Ace FR-2L
  • AKAI MPD218
  • Critter And Guitari Organelle
  • Epiphone Les Paul Electric Guitar
  • Fender Precision Bass
  • Grendel Drone Commander
  • Kay '63 Acoustic Guitar
  • Kay Parlour Size Acoustic Guitar
  • Korg Volca Beats (Modded by Synths When)
  • Korg Volca Keys (Modded by Synths When)
  • Korg Volca Sampler
  • Peavy Spectrum Digital Bass Sound Module
  • Roland DDR-30 Digital Drums
  • Roland JU-06
  • Roland RD-100 Electric Piano
  • Roland Sound Canvas
  • Tascam M-06
  • Yamaha CP70 Electric Grand Piano
  • Yamaha HandySound HS-500