Habitat Recording

A full service recording company located in Vancouver, BC


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



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


Listed below is our personal collection of equipment.


AEA R44CE (4)
Gefell M300 (2)
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 (4)
Royer SF-24
Sennheiser MD 421 (3)
Shure Beta 52a
Shure Green Bullet
Shure KSM 32 (2)
Shure SM57 (4)
Shure SM7B
Yamaha NS10 Mic


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


Audio Technica ATH-M50x (5)
Focal SM9
Focal Spirit Pro
Maselec MTC-1X
Revel Salon 2
Sennheiser HD 800 S


1952 Gibson Lap Steel
Doane Custom Ukulele
Gibson Les Paul Studio

Software & Plugins

DMG Audio
Leapwing Audio
Pro Tools HD 12
Sound Toys
UAD Full Collection


Bricasti M7
DBX 160X
Empirical Labs EL8X Distressor
Foote Control P4SME
Hendy Amps Michelangelo
Maselec MEA-2

Recording System

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

Drums & Percussion

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