Habitat Recording

A full service recording company located in Vancouver, BC


About Us

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.

Meet The Team


Session Videos

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, and a great piece of promotional material. 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.

Location Recording

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 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.

Studio Recording

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.

Live-Session Videos

People We've Been Lucky To Work With

Client Testimonials

Take A Look At Our Gear

We'd be lying if we said we didn't love gear, but at the end of the day, it's the song that counts. Below is our personal collection of equipment.


AEA R44CE (4)
AEA R84 (2)
Gefell M221 (2)
Gefell M300 (2)
Gefell M930
Gefell M930 Ts
Josephson E22s (2)
Neumann KM 184 (2)
Neumann M 147
Neumann M 149 (2)
Neumann M 150 (6)
Neumann TLM 170 (2)
Neumann TLM 193 (3)
Peluso P12
Royer R122 (3)
Sennheiser MD 421 (3)
Shure Beta 52a
Shure Green Bullet
Shure KSM 32 (2)
Shure SM57 (4)
Shure SM7B


Emprical Labs EL-9 Mike-E
Great River MP-2NV (2)
Millennia HV-3D (8)
Universal Audio LA-610 MkII


Lynx AES16E PCIe
Lynx Aurora 16 I/O
Mac Pro Quad Core
Nagra VI Digital Recorder


Altec Lansing Model 14
Ardan EVP-M1 Stands
Audio Technica ATH-M50x (5)
Focal SM9
Revel Salon 2
Shure SRH1540


1952 Gibson Lap Steel
Doane Custom Ukulele
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Martin D-21 Special


DBX 160X
Emprical Labs EL8X Distressor

Software & Plugins

Logic Pro X
Pro Tools 10
UAD Full Collection
Waves Mercury


Sabian 24" Light Artisan Ride
Sonor ProLite 14" Snare
Sonor ProLite 24x13x16x18


Various Egg Shakers
Various Tambourines

Drum Hardware

Cymbal Stand (3)
DW9000 Double Pedal
Hi-Hat Stand
Snare Stand