_locations

 

Subsocial Studios - Vancouver

Our main location near Cambie & Broadway in Vancouver at 201 W 7th Avenue.

 

  • Close to everything that is Vancouver.

  • Located inside what was once Little Mountain Sound

  • Control room & live room.

  • Great selection of outboard gear.

  • Ideal for professional recording, mixing, edits, vocals & overdubbing sessions.

  • Good selection of guitar gear for guitar setup needs.

  • It offers great value as far as studio size & gear selection goes.

 

 

Subsocial Studios - North

Our 2nd location near the Iron Workers Memorial Bridge in North Vancouver at 340 Brooksbank Avenue.

 

  • ​​Close to many amenities in North Vancouver.

  • Located next to North Shore Studios. (Film Studios)

  • Control room & ISO/vocal booth.

  • Great selection of outboard gear.

  • Ideal for pre-production, production, mixing, edits & vocal sessions.

  • Has a wide selection of synthesizers & drum machines.

 

*Gear can be moved between both studios as needed.

_bookings, services, & rates

Studio rates depend on the location, the amount of time booked, and the personnel or services you require, so it's best to contact us and talk about your needs so we can provide you with the best rates and services for your project.

 

Production and engineering services also depend on many factors, and we are almost always able to accommodate any project. Again, it's best to contact us and discuss your timelines, needs, and budget with us so we can make sure it's done right for you with the budget you're working with. Most things like music or sound production, mixing, mastering, or editing are flat rates because it makes more sense for most project budgets.

 

Some common services we offer:

 

Audio Engineering:

 

  • Mixing (Stereo, Surround, Dolby Atmos, Ambisonic)

  • Mastering (Music, Film, TV)

  • Recording (Stereo, Binaural, Surround, Ambisonic)

  • Editing (Timing, tuning, processing, etc.)

 

Production:

 

  • Music (Songwriting, film scoring, arrangement, sound design, vocals, guitars, drums, synthesizers/keys, MIDI programming, etc.)

  • Sound Design (Film, TV, game audio, interactive/immersive audio, etc.)

 

 

Some booking basics:

 

  • We have a minimum 2 hour booking time for any studio time booking.

  • Session cancellations should be made at least 72 hours in advance.

  • We may require a non-refundable deposit for your booking if you have never booked with us before.

  • Try to book at least 2 weeks in advance so we can secure your studio time.

  • For short sessions, we may be able to book you in with short notice.

  • If you're an engineer or producer you can run the session alone without a studio assistant. You may need to have an assistant the first time around to help you get acquainted with the rooms and gear.

  • Studio assistants, engineers, producers, and session players are always available upon request.

  • For extended booking over multiple days or weeks, discounts or flat rates are available.

  • Studio lockouts and lockout rates are available.

  • Production & engineering services should be booked with our engineers and producers with as much advance notice as possible.

_gear

This list is not a complete inventory of what we have, but most things listed here are items that you may find important. The gear travels between our 2 locations for studio sessions upon request.

Microphones

Dynamics

  • 1x AKG D112

  • 1x Audio-Technica ATM25

  • 1x Blue “The Ball”

  • 1x Electro-Voice Model 664

  • 1x Electro-Voice N/D 868

  • 2x Electro-Voice RE18

  • 1x Funkberater MD30-2

  • 1x Sennheiser MD 421-II

  • 1x Shure Beta 57A

  • 1x Shure Model 50AC Telephone Acoustic Coupler

  • 3x Shure SM57

  • 1x Shure SM58

  • 1x Shure SM7B

  • 1x Shure Unisphere I Model PE 566

  • ​1x Sub-Kick Pickup (Custom)

  • 1x Yamaha MZ-105

 

Ribbon Dynamics

  • 2x Beyerdynamic M160

  • 2x sE Electronics RNR1

 

Condensers

  • 1x Apex 175 (Shotgun Mic)

  • 2x Audio-Technica AT841a (PZM/Boundary Microphone)

  • 1x MXL 770

  • 1x Neumann U87ai

  • 2x sE Electronics T2

  • 1 Rode NT1a

  • 2x Rode NT5 (Michael Joly Capsules)

  • 1x Rode NTG5 (Shotgun Mic)

  • 1x Sennheiser Ambeo VR (Ambisonic Mic)

  • 1x Shure SM81-LC

  • 1x Soyuz 017 TUBE

Carbon

  • 1x 1940s Military Pilot Mic

 

Crystal

  • 1x Dansette 1960s Dictaphone Mic

  • 1x Planet 1960s Dictaphone Mic

 

Mic Accessories Etc.

  • 1x Aston Halo Vocal Shield

  • 1x K-Tek KZEPPL Windscreen

  • 1x Rode Boompole

  • 1x Rycote InVision INV-7 HG mkIII

  • 1x Rycote Windjammer & Windshield BBG

 

 

Monitoring

Speakers

  • 1x Avantone MixCube Active

  • 4x Neumann KH 310 A 3-Way Active

 

Headphones

  • 3x Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO

  • 1x Sennheiser HD 25

  • 2x Sennheiser HD 215

  • 1x Sennheiser HD 555

  • 1x Sennheiser HD 58X

  • 1x Sennheiser HD 600

  • 1x Vic Firth SiH2 Stereo Isolation Headphones

 

Sound Interfaces & DSP

Digital

  • 2x Universal Audio Apollo x8

  • 1x Universal Audio UAD-2 Quad DSP

  • 1x Zoom F8 Portable Multi-Track Field Recorder

 

Analogue

  • 1x Fostex E-8 1/4 8-track Tape Recorder

 

Outboard & Other Gear

Preamplifiers & Channel Strips

  • 2x API 312

  • 2x API “The Channel Strip”

  • 2x Custom Lundahl 1538XL, Samuel Groner SG-DOA V2, Neve LO1166

  • 2x Hairball Audio Lola Mic Pre

  • 1x Universal Audio 6176 Vintage Channel Strip

Direct Boxes

  • 1x Art Pro T8 8-Channel Direct Box

  • 1x Countryman Type 85 Active Direct Box

  • 2x DIYRE L2A Passive Re-Amplifier

  • 2x Jensen JT-DB-EPC Passive Direct Box

  • 1x Radial J48 Active Direct Box

  • 2x Radial JDI Passive Direct Box

  • 1x Radial X-Amp Active Re-Amplifier

Compressors

  • 4x 1176 Rev A Compressor (Hairball Audio Clone)

  • 2x Golden Age Projects COMP54

  • 1x G-SSL 40446 MixBuss Compressor

  • 1x {silent:arts} D-AOC (Dual “Analag” Opto Compressor)

  • 1x Teletronix LA-2A (Drip Electronics Switchable Dual Sidechain)

  • 1x XQP Optical Disrupter

Equalisers

  • 2x CAPI LC53a

  • 2x Maag Audio EQ4

  • 2x Pultec EQP-1A-SS

  • 2x White Instruments 4400 Passive Graphic Equalizer

Effects Etc.

  • 1x 2HP Freeze (Eurorack)

  • 2x DIYRE Colour Analog Saturation

  • 1x Doepfer A-124 VCF5 Wasp Filter (Eurorack)

  • 1x Doepfer A-188-1 BBD Delay (Eurorack)

  • 1x Electrix Filter Factory

  • 1x Electrix Warp Factory Vocoder

  • 1x Elektron Analog Heat MK II

  • 1x Erica Synths PICO DSP (Eurorack)

  • 1x Flight Of Harmony Plague Bearer R4 (Eurorack)

  • 1x Korg Digital Delay SDD-3000

  • 1x Korg DTR-1000 Tuner

  • 1x Lexicon 1300 Digital Audio Delay

  • 1x Music Thing Spring Reverb (Eurorack)

  • 1x Mutable Instruments Warps (Eurorack)

  • 1x Roland SVC-350 Vocoder

  • 1x Standard Audio Stretch

  • 1x SPL Vitalizer Model SX2 Psychoacoustic Equalizer

  • 1x Synthrotek DIRT Filter (Eurorack)

  • 1x WMD Geiger Counter Wavetable Bitcrusher (Eurorack)

  • 1x WMD Ultrafold Wavefolder (Eurorack)

  • 1x WMD/SSF Blender (Eurorack)

 

Software + Plugins

DAWS & NLEs

  • Ableton Live 11 Suite

  • Apple Logic Pro X

  • Apple Final Cut Pro

  • Blackmagic Davinci Resolve Studio

  • AVID Pro Tools 2021.x

  • Steinberg Cubase 11 Pro

  • Steinberg Nuendo 11

  • Steinberg Wavelab 8

  • Universal Audio LUNA

Plug-Ins Etc. (too many to list, but here are some)

  • Antares Auto-Tune Pro

  • Arturia V Collection 7

  • Arturia FX Collection 1

  • Audiothing The Orb

  • Cableguys Halftime

  • Cableguys Shaperbox 2

  • Celemony Melodyne Studio

  • DearVR Pro

  • Eventide Anthology XI 

  • Izotope Music Production Suite 3

  • Native Instruments Komplete 11

  • oeksound Soothe

  • oeksound Spiff

  • Output The Bundle

  • Soundtoys Bundle V5

  • Syncroarts VocAlign Project 5

  • Toontrack Superior Drummer 3

  • Universal Audio UAD plugins (contact us for full list)

  • Waves Audio Nx + Head Tracker

  • Xfer Records Serum

  • XLN Audio RC-20

  • XLN Audio XO

Instruments

Synthesizers

  • 1x AKAI Timbre Wolf

  • 1x Arturia Microfreak

  • 1x Arturia Minibrut

  • 1x Behringer TD-3 Analog Bassline Synthesizer

  • 1x Dave Smith Instruments Prophet REV2 -16 Voice

  • 1x Elektron Analog Four

  • 1x Elektron Digitone

  • 1x Elektron Model:Cycles

  • Intellijel UVCAII (Eurorack)

  • 1x Korg Arp Odyssey

  • 1x Korg Minilogue

  • 1x Korg MS-20 Mini

  • 3x Korg littlebits Synth Kit 

  • 1x Meeblip Triode

  • 1x Moog Little Phatty Stage Edition

  • 1x Novation Bass Station II

  • 1x Pittsburgh Modular ADSR (Eurorack)

  • 1x Synthrotek MST VC LFO (Eurorack)

  • 1x Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator PO-12 rhythm

  • 1x Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator PO-14 sub

  • 1x Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator PO-20 arcade

  • 1x Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator PO-28 robot

Samplers

  • 1x Elektron Model:Samples

  • 1x Elektron Octatrack

  • 1x E-MU Systems Emax (+Original Factory Patches/Disks)

  • 1x Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator PO-35 speak

 

Drum Machines & Modules

  • 1x AKAI Tomcat

  • 1x Arturia Drum Brute

  • 2x Bleep Labs Bleep Drum

  • 1x Elby Designs Cynare Drum Simulator (Eurorack)

  • 1x Elektron Analog Rytm

  • 1x Hexinverter Mutant Clap

  • 1x Hexinverter Mutant Hihats

  • 1x Korg Volca Kick

  • 1x Roland TR-77

  • 1x Tiptop Audio BD808 (Eurorack)

  • 1x Tiptop Audio SD808 (Eurorack)

Keys Etc.

  • Glockenspiel

MIDI Controllers Etc.

  • 1x Ableton Push 2

  • 1x AKAI Synthstation 49

  • 1x Alesis ControlPad

  • 1x CME WIDI Master

  • 2x Hexinverter MIDI2CV (Eurorack)

  • 1x Keith McMillen QuNexus MPE MIDI-CV Mini Keyboard Controller

  • 1x M-AUDIO Keystation 61

  • 2x MOTU MIDI Express 128

  • 1x Polyend Perc Drumming Machine

Guitars & Bass

  • 1x Cort 12 String Acoustic

  • 1x Epiphone Casino

  • 1x Fender Stratocaster 1994 

  • 1x Musicman Sterling Ray4

Guitar Pedals

  • 1x Boss DD-3 Digital Delay 

  • 1x Boss DN-2 Dyna Drive

  • 1x BYOC Fender Tremolo

  • 1x Digitech PDS 3000

  • 2x Electro-Harmonix Memory Boy

  • 1x Electro-Harmonix Micro Synth

  • 1x Electro-Harmonix Small Stone EH4800

  • 1x Ernie Ball Vp Junior Volume Pedal

  • 1x Ibanez UE300

  • 1x Magneto Distortion (Custom)

  • 1x MXR Carbon Copy

  • 1x MXR Micro Chorus

  • 1x Nasty Box Distortion (Custom)

  • 1x Rocktron Banshee Talkbox

  • 1x Strymon Big Sky

  • 1x Strymon El Capistan

  • 1x Strymon NightSky

  • 1x Strymon Timeline

 

Combos

  • 1x ARC (Pepco) 811

  • 11x Epiphone Valve Junior

  • 1x Fender Twin Amp

  • 1x "The Peacemaker" WWII US Military Issue Amplifier

  • 1x Traynor Studio Mate 10

  • 1x VOX AC15

Amps

  • 1x Acoustic 370 (1975)

  • 1x Fender Bassman (1965)

  • 1x Gallien-Krueger 800RB (1982)

  • 1x Rocktek MR-205

  • 1x Univox U-1061 Bass (1971)

  • 1x Welch F84CV

Cabinets

  • 1x Marshall 1936 (2x12") (Modded Drivers - 1x Bass or 1x Guitar)

  • 1x Marshall 1960A (4x12" Slant Cab) (Drivers - Stock)

  • 1x Marshall AVT-412 (4x12") (Drivers - Stock)

  • 1x Welch Custom F84CV 4x12"

Drums & Percussion

  • 1x Cabasa

  • 3x Claves

  • 3x Conga (12", 9", 6")

  • 5x Cowbell

  • 1x Djembe (6")

  • 1x Guiro

  • 12x Shakers (eggs, cans, fruit, shells, maracas, etc.)

  • 1x Slide Whistle

  • 1x Spring Drum Thunder Tube

  • 6x Tambourines (wood, plastic, large, small)

  • 1x Train Whistle

  • 1x Triangle

  • 1x Vibraslap

  • 1x Wah-Wah Tube

  • 1x Wood Frog Guiro

  • 1x Wooden Spoons

  • Etc.

_faq

  • Our studios are open 24/7/365.

  • The all-in cost of producing a song is different for each project and budget.

  • You should probably know what your total budget is for your project is before you start.

  • You should consult with a producer or us if you don't know how much you should be spending on your music.

  • Audio engineers, music producers, sound designers & artists book our studios.

  • We service both local & international clients.

  • We have a network of session musicians if you are in need of any players.

  • We're not a large enough studio to record a huge live band "off-the-floor" in.

  • We do ADR, voiceovers, narration, & audiobook recordings.

  • We do foley recordings & production.

  • We do multitrack location & spatial audio (ambisonic) recordings & have the technology to do so.

  • We have web-based/remote audio streaming/recording capabilities for sessions that require it.

  • You should bring your own guitars/instruments as needed, but you are free to use any of our instruments listed.

  • Yes, we do have Auto-Tune & Melodyne,.

  • We have many common, industry standard plugins, including Universal Audio UAD plugins.

Contact us or visit our bookings page if you have any other questions about absolutely anything!