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RAIN CITY RECORDERS

 
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About

Rain City Recorders is located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C. operated by producers Stuart McKillop and Jesse Gander.

It features a large drum room, 3 isolation booths, a spacious lounge and well stocked control room centred around a 48 Channel Neve VR Legend console.

The studio is able to accommodate projects of any size, but is priced to cater to the local independent music scene. It also features a dedicated mastering facility on site.

Studio A

Live @ rcr

 

Studio Gear

 

Console

48 Channel Neve VR Legend

with Flying Faders automation

 

Recording  

Pro Tools 12 HDX

Mac Pro 12 Core

 

Monitoring

Urei 813's

Focal Twin's 6BE

Dynaudio BM15a

Auratone 5c's

12 channel personal cue systems (x8)

 

Conversion

Avid 16 i/0 (48 Channels)

 Apogee Rosetta 200 

 Burl B2 Bomber 

 

Wordclock Distribution

 Apogee - Big Ben

 

Preamplifiers

 Groove Tubes Vipre 

 Chandler Ltd. Germanium (x3)

 Chandler Ltd. EMI TG2

 API 3124

 BAE 1073MP (x2) 

 AEA RPQ

 Millennia HV-3C ) 

 Altec 1567A


Compressors / Limiters

 Manley Slam! 

 Manley Vari-Mu Mastering Edition

 API 2500

 Drawmer 1968 Mercenary Edition

 Empirical Labs EL8-X

 Empirical Labs EL8

 Empirical Labs EL7 FATSO Jr

 Kush Audio UBK/EL7/FATSO

 Mohog MOFET76 (x2) 

 Universal Audio LA-3A (x2)

 Joe Meek SC2.2 V4

 DBX 160X (x2) 

DBX 165

 Atomisonic Dynoray N4CR


Equalizers / Sound Enhancement

 Rupert Neve Designs 542 Tape Emulator (x2) 

 Kush Audio Clariphonic

 Maag Audio - EQ4 Air Band (x2) 

 A-Design Hammer HM2EQ

 Aphex 204 Aural Exciter (x3) 

 Little Labs IBP Junior

 Lindell Audio PEX500 (x2) 

 SPL - Transient Designer TD2

 Elysia - Nvelope 500


Reverb and Effects

 Echoplate 1 Plate Reverb

 Bricasti Design M7  

 Lexicon PCM70


Microphones

 Shure SM57 (x6) 

Neumann U87 (x2)

Neumann FET 47 (X2)

 Granelli Studio Labs Modded 90º SM57

 Shure SM58 (x2) 

 Shure DE505P

 Telefunken M80

 Audio Technica ATM650

 Audix I5

 Audio Technica ATM63

 Beyer Dynamic M201

 AKG C1000S

 AKG D224E (x3) 

 AKG C451EB (x4) 

 Rode NT5 (x4) 

 AKG C451C (x2) 

 Calrec CM652A

 Audix D6 (x2) 

 Audio Technica AT4060 (x2)

 AKG C3000B

 Sennheiser 441

 Advanced Audio CM47

 Apex 460

 Pearlman TM1

 Audio Technica AT8570MLA (x2) 

 Heil PR30

 Shure KSM32 (x2) 

 Shure SM7B (x2) 

 American D22 (x2) 

 Electrovoice RE20

 AKG C414B-ULS (x2) 

 AKG C414EB (x2)  

 Royer R-121 (x2)

 Sennheiser MD421 (x4) 

 Lawson - L47

 Shure VP88

 Apex 210

 Crown SASS-P

 Coles 4038 (x2) 

 Shure BETA57 (x2) 

 Audix D2

 Shure BET56A


Di Boxes

 Radial J48 (Active) 

 Radial PRO-DI (Stereo) 

Summit Tube DI

 Countryman TYPE85 FET DI

 DOD 260 DI

 Radial X-AMP


Amps and Cabinets

 Musicman HD150

 Traynor YBA1 Bassmaster

 Peavy EVH 5150

 Ampeg SVT Classic (usa) 

 Orange AD200 Bass MK3

 Fender Bassman 100

 Marshall JCM800 Lead

 Orange Rockerverb 50

 Marshall JCM800 LEAD (Modded Ho gain stage, 6550 power) 

 Acoustic 270

 Fender Twin Amp

Vox AC30  

 Gibson Explorer GA 15RV (combo) 

 Ampeg SVT15EN 15" Cabinet

 Ampeg 8x10" Cabinet (x2) 

 Mesa - 2X15 Cabinet

 Acoustic 404Transducer "6x12" Cabinet

 Mesa Boogie 400+


Pedals and Effects

 Tech 21 Sansamp Rack

Union Sub Buzz

Union Beelzebuss

Union LAB

Strymon El Capistan

 Line6 DL4 Delay Modeler

 Dunlop Fuzzface

 Union Sub Buzz

 Union  More

 Maestro Stage Phaser

 Tech 21 Sansamp Pedal

 Roland RE-201 (Pedal) 

 Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer

 Hive Custom Booster

 Marrs Fuzz Light Year

 Radial JX-2 Pro (x2) 

 Marrs Multi-verse

 Radial Bigshot (ABY) 

 Electro Harmonix Big Muff

 Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man

 Marrs Rover Drive

 Electro Harmonix Deluxe Octave Multiplex

 Dunlop Crybaby

 Boss CE-5 Chorus Ensemble

 Boss GE-7 Equalizer  

 Boss ODB-3 Bass Overdrive

 Boss HM2 Heavy Metal (x2) 

 Rusty Box Bass Preamp


Pianos & Synths

Yamaha U3 Piano

Roland JV80

 Moog Prodigy

 Korg DL50

Korg Delta

Wurlitzer A200

Studio Rates

 

WE REQUIRE A 50% DEPOSIT AT THE TIME OF BOOKING TO SECURE YOUR DATES

 

Studio A

$600 / one day (10 hours)

$550/day for 3-5 days

$500/day for 7 days or more.

Includes engineer, or assistant.

Add 5% GST to all prices.

Contact booking@raincityrecorders.com for availability.

*Rates to work with Jesse Gander, Matt Roach, Stu McKillop, or JJ Heath are on a “per-project” basis. Contact them directly at their personal emails for all pricing and booking enquiries.

 

Mastering

$100 single song

$90 per song 2-6 Songs

$80 per song 6 songs and up.

Vinyl master LP +$100

Vinyl master 7 inch +$50

Click here to contact our mastering engineer Stuart McKillop stuart@railtownmastering.com

Mastering is done a few minutes away at Railtown Mastering, click here for gear list and info

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Producing and Mixing

Please see our staff's personal websites for these rates. 

 

* Prices do not include GST*

 

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.