Rates

everything you need to make your next project a success.

Every artist is unique and so are their requirements. Feel free to contact us to discuss your individual needs and we can help put together a plan customized to meet your goals.

Rates
Day Rates
  • $550/10-hour day
    includes Assistant
  • $600/10 hour day
    includes Staff Engineer
  • $675/10 hour day
    includes Senior Engineer

Typical day runs from 10am-8pm.

Overtime is available at a rate of $55/hour with Assistant, $60/hour with Staff Engineer, or $67.50/hour with Senior Engineer.

HOURLY RATES
  • $90/hour, includes Assistant or Staff Engineer
  • $100/hour, includes Senior Engineer.

Minimum 4 hour booking required.

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OPTIONAL EXTRAS

RENTAL INSTRUMENTS
$50/day for any one item, or $100/day for the entire collection. See Equipment page for more details.

PIANO TUNING
$130. There is no charge to use our Yamaha C7 Grand Piano. If you would like the piano tuned for your session, please let us know at the time of your booking so we can schedule that for you.

PAYMENT INFORMATION
  • A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm your booking. The balance is due at the end of your session.
  • For sessions shorter than one day, full non-refundable payment is required to confirm your booking.
  • Payment can be made by cheque payable to Monarch Studios, Interac eTransfer, or by cash (in person only).
  • Sessions begin billing at the agreed start time, and continue until the final load out.
  • Taxes are not included – 5% GST will be added.
GIFT CERTIFICATES

Gift Certificates make great gifts for the musician in your life and are available in any dollar amount. They can be paid for online and emailed to you to print yourself.

AMPLIFY BC GRANT FUNDING

Monarch Studios is an approved studio to access Amplify BC funding available through Creative BC. This program covers 75% of sound recording expenses. Contact us for more information about how to apply.

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Mission

Our goal is to create a safe recording space where everyone feels comfortable recording all types of music.

Our policy at Monarch is not to work on content that promotes violence, racism, sexism, homophobia or hate. If you have any concerns that your content may not be a fit for our studio, please ask ahead of your session.

RECORDING PACKAGES
3-Song EP with SENIOR Engineer

5 Days - Recording ($3375)
10-hours - Editing/Tuning/Etc. ($350)
5 Days - Vintage Inst. Rentals ($500)
3 Songs - Producer Fee ($1500)
3 Songs - Mixing ($1500)
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$7225, Regular Price

$6000, Discounted Package Price
with Producer Tom Dobrzanski

3-Song EP with staff Engineer

5 Days - Recording ($3000)
10-hours - Editing/Tuning/Etc. ($350)
5 Days - Vintage Inst. Rentals ($500)
3 Songs - Producer Fee ($900)
3 Songs - Mixing ($1350)
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$6100, Regular Price

$5200, Discounted Package Price
with Producers Alex Penney or Olivia Quan

Services
RECORDING

The heart of any project is the time spent recording and Monarch is setup to give great results in a large variety of tracking situations. We can capture the feel of an entire live band playing together while running 6 independent artist-controlled headphone mixes, maintaining sight lines, with complete freedom to overdub and edit parts because of the separation achieved with our 4 acoustically isolated recording rooms. If it’s focusing on a single element at a time, we have the tools to find the perfect tone the songs calls for. Other times it’s as simple as creating a comfortable environment for a singer and giving them a perfect headphone mix and space to perform in.

EDITING / TUNING / NOISE REDUCTION

We can support the music with things like drum and bass editing, adjusting timing and tuning on vocal and instrument recordings, and anything else needed to create a professional result. If you have recorded tracks that have noise issues such as a buzz, hum, or mouth noises from a sensitive vocal recording, we have the tools to clean up audio quickly and transparently.

PRODUCTION AND ARRANGING

In addition to recording and engineering, Monarch’s engineers can be hired to produce your project. An engineer is responsible for taking care of all things technical at the studio, getting great sounds, and helping to fulfill the artist’s vision for their song. A producer goes a step further to help shape the vision of the song, work on song structure and arranging parts, hiring additional musicians as needed, and helping to guide and support the artist through creative decisions along the way. Whether it’s Rock, Pop, R&B/Soul, Hip Hop/Rap, Jazz, Classical, or any other type of music recording, we can introduce you to the best person for the job.

DIALOG, PODCAST, AUDIO BOOK, AND VOICE OVER RECORDING

Let us help you record high quality dialog audio for your project. We are SAG-AFTRA approved facility and utilize Zoom meeting software to allow any creative people who would like to listen or direct the session to be connected.

MIXING

Whether we have recorded the entire project at Monarch, you have recorded it at home, other studios, or a combination; a professional mix is where the whole project comes together. We have access to the best tools available, from a 32-Channel API console with a selection of the world’s most desirable rack gear, to a brand new Mac Pro Tower with Pro Tools HDX and a huge suite of legally purchased software plugins. We will use our experience and these tools to create a sonically impressive mix that holds the listener's attention from start to finish and makes them want to hear it again and again.

MASTERING

If you need a quick master of your track, we can provide you with that within an hour. We also work with the best dedicated mastering facilities in Vancouver and around the world. After completing your mix, we can introduce you to the best fit for your project and even transfer the files directly to the mastering engineer for you.

LIVE VIDEO FILMING / STREAMING / PHOTOGRAPHY

Monarch is the perfect location for your live video recording, live concert stream or photography. The studio is lit with Philips Hue lighting that can change to any colour to easily create a custom mood for your production. Please inquire about rates and availability for your specific project.

TUTORING

Dedicated audio schools can be a great option, but are also a large financial and time commitment. If you have certain areas of recording that you are interested in increasing your knowledge and skills in, we are available to hire as tutors. If you are an artist, this could be done by using your song as a vehicle to teach you about recording, microphones and placement, preamps, outboard gear, and signal flow in a professional studio. We can also offer Pro Tools instruction to quickly bring you up to speed on using this industry standard software. We have a diverse staff who are happy to teach anyone at any skill level.

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