At River 16, we specialize in recording music.

Our live room offers a classic sound that will make your recordings come to life. Drums sound massive and warm, yet articulate. Acoustic instruments and vocals can have a glow of ambient character, or can be controlled for a drier tone. Electric guitars and bass have added air and dimension, and sound "real", like iconic recordings from bygone eras. Recording a band live in the room almost seems to be a forgotten art these days, but our live room shines here, especially. There is nothing like having a group of musicians playing together in a room - there is something truly special that happens when people connect and interact in real-time with each other while recording.

Recording Rates

Hourly Rate: $75 + HST

*For sessions shorter than 3 hours, an additional fee of $40 + HST may apply 

*All rates include one of our house engineers. Optional assistant engineer available for an additional $25/hr+HST




-A 25% deposit is required 48 hours prior to session to secure booking

-Session files (including bounces) are only released upon full payment

-Files can be transferred to a Mac OS-compatible storage device provided by client or studio (as available) for an additional fee

-Day blocks include one scheduled hour-long lunch break