By Haylee Pence
TROY – On Jan. 2, Trojan City Studios opened their doors to local musicians, producers, and voice-over artists by appointment only. The recording studio is located at 1516 W. Main St. in Troy. Business partners, Chris Stewart and Seth Canan, opened Trojan City Studios to “help and support the local music scene” by combining their home studios together.
Their centerpiece of the studio is a “special-ordered Neve 8424 recording console from England.” According to Stewart, “Neve consoles have been used to record award winning songs since the 70s.”
Canan is a Covington High School graduate and has a bachelor’s degree in music production from Ohio University. Stewart is a Versailles High School graduate and has an associate’s degree in music business from Full Sail University. Both have been musicians since their childhood. They have done live performances and recorded at other studios throughout the years.
Canan and Stewart met through family since Stewart’s wife and Canan are cousins. Currently, both Canan and Stewart work full-time jobs outside of the studio.
“We hope to have a positive impact on the community by helping local musicians reach their goals and elevating them to a higher level,” Stewart said.
They are most excited about “opening a business that allows [them] to do what [they] love, while helping [their] clients bring their vision to life.”
Currently, they offer services including, recording, mixing, mastering, artist development, and voice-over production. Stewart and Canan later plan to provide music production education opportunities to the community.
Trojan City Studios currently has “two projects working this month,” but they are still booking appointments.
Stewart said, “[his] wife, Allison Asher Stewart, and Canan’s wife, Gabby Canan, will be at the ribbon cutting as well. Without them, non of this would be possible.”
To schedule an appointment, potential clients can schedule an appointment by email at [email protected], phone at 937-467-0501, or through Trojan City Studios’ Facebook page.