Since 2010, Habitat Recording has been dedicated to Vancouver's diverse and ever growing music scene. We’ve had the pleasure of working with a kaleidoscope of artists, from indie rock and pop, to jazz and world, electronic, choral and orchestral.
We understand the importance of our clients work, and are humbled to have the opportunity to capture it. You can be sure that every session we run brings passion, experience, and commitment to the project.
Although full band with amplified instruments is absolutely possible, most of the location work we do is with acoustic ensembles. We are one of only a few in Canada to have two sets of three Neumann M150 microphones for Decca Tree recording. This technique, in the right venue, simply cannot be beat. Let us know if you would like to hear some examples of this type of work. For most projects, we use a Nagra VI digital recorder but do have a portable ProTools HD rig available.
We love doing these, and don't get to do as many as we would like. Can be shot in studio, or at the location of your choice. Use your own video people, or ask us to set it up for you. You can expect album quality sound, a great piece of promotional material, and a really fun day. Most of the time is spent setting up; after that you're free to play. We've had the best results doing three videos per day.
We've got you covered when it comes to pre-production, recording, editing, and mixing. We won't master your project, but we're happy to help you choose an ME, and assist you through the process. We work out of The Warehouse, and Armoury Studios in Vancouver, as well as our own private facility in Langley. Cost will depend on the scope of your project, and the studio you decide to record in. We'll always do our best to find a way to accommodate your budget.
We've been involved in various international projects; most recently recording Trio Palabras in various locations in Cuba. We have a great network of experienced field producers, and ground operators to ensure that things run smoothly. We're certainly not opposed to studio recording abroad, but guerrilla field recording in exotic locations makes for an interesting, and authentic recording.