STAFF

Stuart McKillop

Stuart has been mastering and recording music for over 15 years. His mastering experience spans nearly every genre currently available on earth. He enjoys producing and recording punk, hardcore and metal. Stuart is a 90's hip hop enthusiast with a healthy obsession for midwest emo bands. 

Jesse Gander

 Jesse started recording bands on his 4-track cassette recorder at the age of 15. The first official release he recorded was "Garlic For Victory" by legendary East Vancouver punks Submission Hold. Over the last 20+ years he has recorded over 400 bands.

Taking into consideration the life-expectancy of the average Canadian male he should have time to record over 800 more bands, but he books up quickly so give him lots of notice.

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Matt Roach

Matt started out making demos for his and his friend's bands between 2000 and 2008. Matt has always had a lifelong passion for music and recording. In 2009 he moved to Vancouver, BC to pursue audio as his profession. Matt began working at Vogville Studios, moving on to The Armoury Studios in 2010 and spent a year doing freelance work in 2011. In 2012 Matt started as Head Engineer at Greenhouse Studios and has continued to make records there to this day.

In 2015 Rain City Recorders moved into Greenhouse Studio A and Matt has partnered up and taken on Studio Manager duties in 2017. Matt has a focus on independent artists and like to be immersed in the creative process from beginning to end. He also has a hand in the post recording process with assistance in sourcing promotional, artwork, duplication and merch services. 

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JJ Heath

JJ was a touring musician long before he settled down and began to apply his schooling in Recording Arts (Ai Vancouver 2007). He takes great pride in his work not only in recording, producing, and mixing in studio, but in live and touring sound as well. An ethos of staying grounded and involved in the local music community has lead to his engineering chops being lent to world class touring acts, and recording artists at all stages of production. With over 20 years experience behind the kit, JJ is now almost innately a drum tech. Don't ask how or why unless you like in depth answers. Expect your drums to turn into gold! 

Mariessa McLeod

 

Mariessa started out at The Hive in 2011, assisting with Colin Stewart and Jesse Gander. She's now cranking up the faders at Rain City Recorders and twisting knobs at The Red Gate. Mariessa is a technician at Vancouver Co-op Radio. This young lady has got you covered, from fixing boxes of broken cables to recording, mixing and even studio builds.