Manic was founded in March 2021 by Toronto-based engineer and producer Matt Stevens. Located in the heart of the entertainment district on Toronto’s Queen Street West, Manic’s rate is $75 per hour and includes an in-house engineer, or you can rent the room for $45 per hour. Their clients include Denzel Curry, Jazz Cartier, Pressa, Ramriddlz, redveil, Roy Woods, Sean Leon, Strick, Yung Bleu, Yung Tory, WondaGurl, and many more. Matt himself also holds engineering credits on “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars and “Slow Wine” by J-Soul, and has also assisted Justin Bieber, Travis Scott, and Young Thug, to name a few.
We asked Matt what inspired him to start his studio, to which he attributed from working at other high-end studios, such as Cherry Beach Sound and The Orange Lounge in Toronto, and Criteria (The Hit Factory) in Miami.
Matt shares that his future plans for Manic include continuing to build with the most creative artists, adding an additional room to expand Manic’s accessibility to any artist through simultaneous sessions, and to extend being a leading creative hub for the Toronto music scene.