Record and produce professional-quality audio inside our Recording Studios.
Both Recording Studios are located across the main Digital Studio.
Recording Studio 1 can fit up to two people, and Recording Studio 2 can up to four people.
Each recording studio is sound dampened, but not entirely soundproof. Headphones are available for borrowing
Each recording studio has height-adjustable desks and are wheelchair accessible.
Both Recording Studios include:
Shure SM7B microphones
Yorkville Sound Tripod Boom Stand
Samson 38” Microphone Boom Arm
Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 3rd Generation 18-in, 8-out USB Audio Interface
Yorkville Sound YSM5 Compact Powered Studio Reference Monitors
Five-Way Multi Headphone Audio Splitter Connector
Triton Audio FetHead In-Line Microphone Preamp
You can borrow additional headphones and equipment from Digital Studio staff.
Walk-ins are welcome but we strongly recommend reserving a Recording Studio so your session is uninterrupted.
You'll need your library card number and PIN to make, change or cancel a reservation.
- Advance reservations: visit any service desk at Bob Prittie Metrotown or call 604-294-7755. Reserve up to seven days in advance.
- Same day reservations: log into a computer reservation station or visit a service desk, at any of our locations.
When you arrive, check in with Digital Studio staff. We’ll hold your reservation for up to fifteen minutes once your reservation begins. If you are later than fifteen minutes, your reservation will expire, and the timeslot will become available to other users.
If you no longer need your reservation or are running late, call 604-294-7755.
You can use a Recording Studio for up to three hours a day. In order to make the Recording Studios accessible to others, we can't extend sessions.
When you visit, bring your:
Burnaby Public Library card number and PIN
Any media you're using for your project (music, other audio files, etc.)
Personal storage to save your project
Bringing your own equipment to use in our Recording Studio? Speak with a staff member when you arrive for your reservation, and we will go over procedures and setup options with you.
If you are bringing media that is in delicate, deteriorating or poor condition, using it with our equipment may further damage it. BPL is not responsible for any damage to media such as photos, negatives, disks, tape or film that may be caused by use with our equipment.