Funny, witty, daring, and always curious, Serge has been a part of the Montréal post-production scene for over 30 years now. In an effort to keep the hustle and bustle of downtown Montréal away from his studio, he aimed up, waaay up! to the 26th floor of the Stock Exchange Tour, where he orchestrates and conducts a team of talented artists with gusto and panache.
As one of the first to join the team, Martin has been at the heart of Audio Z’s evolution. A man of many talents, he’s accumulated multiple hats over the years, one over the other: sound engineer, musician, creative director, and business development. Gently driving the team forward into new territories.
General Manager / Sound Engineer
Johan Chacon was born in 1400 (Ref.: www.genealogieonline.nl) lived a full and loving life before passing away at young age. Luckily for us, in 1977 he reincarnated in El Salvador, immigrated to Quebec when he turned 10, became a brilliant sound engineer and fathered 3 adorable children. Life coach to many of us, he lifts all humans above his own persona and inspires Audio Z’s operations on a daily basis with his integrity, compassion and legendary kindness. HBO content specialist, zen podcast commuter and trust us, he is no gringo when it comes to mojitos and refried beans.
A mix of vibrancy, joie de vivre and a wicked sense of humour, all lovingly contained in one single person. It never quite feels like work when she’s around. When she’s not juggling the busy life of a producer, you can find her whipping other people into shape, trekking, or downing the occasional draft beer. Santé!
With her infectious smile, good humour and enthusiasm, Stephanie sets the mood; all while handling our clients requests with poise and grace. Curious about culture and different parts of the world, she’s always ready to jump onto her next adventure. She can also exchange some serious old school hip hop rhymes with ya, if you’re up for the challenge!
A trained guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, our Music Director recently joined the team to complement our creative offer. Bringing with him years of experience, a versatility in different music genres, as well as a deep desire to create. Luckily for us, he gave up on his childhood dream of joining the Backstreet Boys.
With his laid back attitude and clever sens of humour, Alex’s sessions are a welcome break from your stressful day. Methodical, resourceful, yet playful in his approach, he’s the perfect partner to ignite that creative spark. Favourite travel destination? Vegas baby!!! Did we mention his playfulness.
A graduate from McGill University’s Music and Sound recording programs, Luc joined the team in the mid 90s. Talented flutist, a teacher at heart, and an absolute workhorse, he’s been instrumental in expanding the studio into what it is today, as well as preparing a new generation of sound engineers and assistants for the challenges and discipline that make up a sound engineers life. And if you’re looking for camping suggestions throughout North America, he’s your man.
Technical Director - Distribution
In the pursuit of excellence, you need focus, drive, and straight out hard work. Stevo figured this out early on. Technical Director, model, photographer, crossfitter and social media aficionado, Stevo pushes his multiple talents forward with authenticity. All while leading our technical team with brio. Look him up on Tweeter, Insta, Facebook, Whatsapp, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumblr, MySpace …
Straight outta the hoods of Laval, this fiery and colourful technician buzzes about our studios like the female version of X-men’s Quicksilver. An important behind the scenes player, Janik keeps our sessions running smoothly from the sci-fi technical wonder that is our machine room.A big movie buff and particularly loyal Marvel fan, Janik hasn't caught up to why DC is better. But we love her anyway
A curious mind, a vivid imagination and solid musical sensibilities make Rémy a one-of-a-kind sound designer. A fearless explorer of the experimental side of creativity, he’s the guy to call if you’re looking to create that sound no one’s ever heard before. He also spends his weekends refining his martial arts chops! Let’s just say he can get you out of all kinds of trouble.
A natural host and entertainer, Mathieu warms up our reception area with his contagious laugh and dark sens of humor. An unassuming fashionista, he’s the only one in the studio brave enough to pull off a decent hat. We’re not talking baseball caps here; we’re talking fedoras, pork pie hats, Panama hats, hats that are notoriously hard to get right. One day you might mistake him for Humphrey Bogart, the next for Walter White.
Hostess - Social Media Manager
Our talented and wonderful hostess Clara makes your stay at Audio Z an overall experience. Cooking up sinful delights to tempt your taste buds, you’ll see her drop in and out from our sessions, making sure you’re taken care of. She also manages our social media communications. A natural backwoodswoman, you might also run into her somewhere in the wilderness areas of Quebec.
Behind Mathieu’s calm and charming disposition, lies a rebel in disguise. The kind that might stroll the streets of Montreal at night on his skate board, dreams of jumping out of airplanes, and might just drink Gin straight out of a bottle; probably all to the beat of ‘Born to be wild’. A talented musician and sound engineer, Mathieu joins Audio Z freshly graduated with a Master’s from the prestigious McGill University Sound Recording Program.
Lerc, as we like to call him for obvious reasons, runs the graveyard shift at Audio Z. Archiving the day’s work, prepping for the next day’s chaos, and extinguishing those last minute fires that tend to pop up in the world of post production. If you happen to call the studio at the end of the day, he’ll be the one to attend to your needs. If the thought of attempting to call him by his full name reminds you of Croatia’s national football team, just call him Lerc. That’s what we do.
Originally interested in becoming a paramedic, Erick finally turned his fascination to the surgical precision of creating sounds. Still devoted to the service of others, he’ll examine your sessions with great care and dedication, making the appropriate diagnosis to turn your creative emergency around. With a background in sound design and an authentic passion for sound, Erick’s the perfect complement to your creative team.
Business Development - South America
Business Development - Japan