Habitat Recording

A full service recording company located in Vancouver, BC

About

About Us


Great recordings are the product of a team of people with a shared vision, working together to ensure that every one of a thousand tiny details are given the attention they deserve.

Our team has over 100 collective years of experience in the industry, and we know how to allocate those skills and resources. We work out of the best recording studios in Vancouver, and have our own facility in Langley which is perfect for editing, mixing, overdubs, and emerging local artists.

Meet The Team


Services


International

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.

Studio Recording

We typically work out of The Warehouse, The Armoury, CBC, and CREW Recording 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.

Session Videos

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. 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

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.

Live-Session Videos


People We've Been Lucky To Work With


Client Testimonials


Gear


Listed below is our personal collection of equipment.

Microphones

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

Preamps

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

AD/DA

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

Monitoring

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

Guitars

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

Dynamics

DBX 160X
Emprical Labs EL8X Distressor

Software & Plugins

Logic Pro X
Melodyne
Pro Tools 10
UAD Full Collection
Waves Mercury

Drums

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

Percussion

Bongos
Claves
Various Egg Shakers
Various Tambourines

Drum Hardware

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

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