Bear Creek Studio is the perfect rural get-away to work in and
enjoy the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. The turn of the
century farm was purchased in the 70's and the dairy barn was
converted into a creative and state of the art facility. Situated just
thirty minutes north of Seattle, artists can enjoy the benefits the city
and escape to record or stay on site in residential quarters which
can sleep up to seven guests and immerse themselves into the
recording experience. The studio is homey and comfortable
and there is no doubt that this is a very special place to make a
In the 90's as grunge took over Seattle a huge addition was made
to the studio for more space and a larger sound. A 1600 square
foot second live room was added and a new much larger control room
designed by Vincent van Haaff was constructed. The Control room is a spacious 500+ square foot which homes the Trident TSM 32x24 console
with Uptown Moving Fader Automation and Neve BCM 10 sidecar
as well as a great collection of vintage and modern outboard gear.
Hidden just behind the studio in a grove of Western Red Cedars is the
Treehouse. The Treehouse was built in 2014 by Treehouse Masters and is equipped with the same protools 11HD system as in the main control room and has the same plug-ins. It sits 18 feet off the ground and is the perfect writing, editing, and overdub suite.
The wood room has a warm sound and vibe and is large enough to
set up a whole band. It features original wooden beams, walls,
and floor and has fifteen foot ceilings. Part of the room is carpeted
and acoustically absorbant with enough space to setup a large
drum kit for those wanting a much more controlled or isolated drum
sound. The Steinway B 7-foot grand piano can be moved into
either large room. The wood room has three large windows that
allow visibility into the big room while having good sound isolation.
The big room is large enough to record a large group. It's cathedral
ceiling reaches 32 feet with large windows overlooking the
surrounding green. We have recorded a 60 piece orchestra into the
two rooms. There are three iso rooms with windows for visibility.
And to the west of the big room is the control room with a large
glass window allowing visibility between the musicians, engineer and producer.
There are beautiful vintage Ludwig and Camco drum sets, vintage synthesizers, keyboards, electric pianos, upright piano and many guitars and amps which are available. For more information about our gear please visit the equipment page.
The studio also has a kitchen and dining area for people to make themselves at home while they record. There is a lounge with comfortable sofas, perfect for chilling out while other musicians are tracking. The property has a salmon spawning creek, pond, and someone is always ready to help build a bonfire for starry nights.