The Covid-19 pandemic changed music seemingly overnight, and as with many industries, we were faced with finding new solutions and opportunities. Thanks to Creative BC and their Innovation Grant, we were able to pivot and create a brand new facility that would help BC musicians, engineers, producers and others in the industry. Some of the new features are:
12 individual recording booths allowing complete comfort and safety all connected to the control room
Each booth sound treated and independently vented with fresh air for optimum sound. and mask free performance
Complete full featured recording studio for music production
Video from the control room is displayed in each booth on an HD monitor for visual contact
Green screen for video production
Video post production
Live performance music area for live streaming music and events.
Multi-camera live streaming with studio quality audio
Audio Recording of Groups
We are able to record groups safely from choirs, ensembles and bands with complete mixing and mastering capabilities. Our first official session session was with Elektra Women's Choir. The recording of over 40 singers in four groups allowed not only for them to hear each other with studio quality sound, but even be conducted in real-time by Artistic Director, Morna Edmunson.
Groups of all types, styles and instrumentation can professionally record in comfort and safety in this facility.
Video production for anything from web or online content, instructional or promotional, or music videos. Audio, video, editing can all be done with use of our green screen or on location. Post production to add background music, over dub narration, add stills and graphics can all be done in house. Launching a new single or album? Shoot some promotional video to get your social media working for you.
Live music has arguably been hit the hardest during Covid-19 and live streaming has become one of the only options to perform for a large audience. We can bridge the gap between live streaming at home with your phone or other device, and the big budget productions of some of todays artists. We can provide studio quality sound, capture your performance with multiple cameras and provide an intimate and unique space. This performance by award winning blues musician and actor, Jim Brynes live streamed for the Ryga Arts Festival, August 27, 2020.
- Complete Covid compliance - Up to 12 iso booths - Recording quality sound - Option to record to your own SD card w/individual tracks - $45/hr
If you ask musicians, playing music with other musicians is where the fun really is! The ability to play music together is such an integral part of the enjoyment and something people have missed for a very long time. Now we can not just make it possible, but we can make it safe and even enhance the experience! Individual rooms separately vented with fresh air and sanitized between groups offer a safe environment. Headphone monitoring with individual volume control allows each musician to control how loud of soft they want to listen. Having properly balanced sound doesn't just allow each player to clearly hear everything, but also helps with ear fatigue or even more importantly excessive volume that can cause hearing damage. You can also have the option to record not only a stereo mix of your music, but individual tracks so they can be loaded into a DAW for further mixing, editing or recording later.
Creativ Music Centre offers a variety of music-related services including: pop star parties (kids birthday parties, reunion parties, retirement parties), music lessons (drum lessons, guitar lessons, vocal lessons), as well as professional recording and video services.