Full service audio house in Vancouver, BC
 
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Our work

For 50+ years, we've been making a whole lot of noise. Here's a sample of some of our most recent work, plus a few gems from the past.

Services & Studios

We have two full-service recording studios, featuring ProTools 10HD, Logic Pro X and everything else your production needs. Our diverse range of services include:

  • Voice Recording

  • Sound Design/ Mixing

  • ADR Recording

  • Voice Directing

  • Music Licensing and Music Sourcing

  • Casting /Talent Recommendations

  • Original Music Production

  • Audio Post for TV, Radio, Web, Games

  • Animation Prelay

  • Multi Language Translation.Production

  • ISDN Connections

  • Source Connect

  • Skype

  • Phone Patch

  • Radio Trafficking

  • Client Services

  • Animation Prelay and ADR

For more information about what we can do for you contact us anytime.

Studio A

  • Seating for up to 8 clients + engineer

  • Fits up to 10 Talent

  • Neumann U87A, TLM 103 and Sennheiser MKH 416 mics

  • Audient ASP4816 console

  • Millennia HV-3-C pre amps

  • ProTools 10 HD

  • Recording booth dimensions : L 20” W 11’ H 10”

Studio B

  • Seating for up to 4 clients + engineer

  • Fits up to 4 Talent

  • Neumann U87A, TLM 103 and Sennheiser MKH 416 mics

  • Neve VRack pre amps

  • ProTools 10 HD

  • Recording booth dimensions : L 11’11” W 10’ H 7’5”

Studio C

  • Seating for up to 1 clients + engineer

  • Fits up to 1 Talent

  • Neumann U87A, TLM 103 and Sennheiser MKH 416 mics

  • Custom API-style pre amps

  • ProTools 10 HD

  • Recording booth dimensions : L 9’6” W 5’ H 7’5”

Glory Days

 
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"In 1973, GGRP built the legendary Little Mountain Sound, the studio of choice for Metallica, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Motley Crue, AC/DC and a host of other heavy metal bands."

In 1968, Brian Griffiths, Brian Gibson and Miles Ramsay formed a company to produce jingles in Vancouver. They didn't consider themselves pioneers. They considered themselves ‘out-of-work musicians’.

The fledgling company scored a great first gig for world-renowned brand Rice-A-Roni. But the job left them with a bitter taste of rice and noodles in their mouths after they were stiffed for payment. But the ‘out-of-work-musicians’ soldiered on, and by the mid-'70s, Griffiths, Gibson & Ramsay were quickly gaining the reputation of production heavyweights and snappy dressers all along the West Coast.

In 1973, GGRP built legendary Little Mountain Sound. It was as big as Abbey Road, and filled with state-of-the-art equipment. Some would call it visionary, others insane. Little Mountain ultimately became the studio of choice for Metallica, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Motley Crue, AC/DC and a host of other heavy metal bands.

By the mid-80's, GGRP was the largest music production house in Canada. The client roster was a ‘Who's Who’ of advertisers from around the globe. However, toward the end of the decade the rock n’ roll lifestyle was beginning to catch up with everyone, so Little Mountain was sold and a new studio was built to keep GGRP on the cutting edge and out of rehab.

GGRP ushered in the 2000's with a legendary shake up where Peter Clarke and Gord Lord wrestled control of the company from Griff and Miles in a spirited game of Texas hold'em. Luckily for the company, both of their first initials fit into GGRP and they shared an intelligent vision of how to adapt from snappy jingles to the new digital era.

 

The team

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  Gord Lord | Managing Partner   Gord started at GGRP as an intern, moved to sales, and now rules it with an iron fist. But who knew that our esteemed company president used to repair vacuum cleaners for a living and drive a Camaro? Over the past 30 years, Gord has been a constant at GGRP, which is why GGRP has remained a constant force in audio production.

Gord Lord | Managing Partner

Gord started at GGRP as an intern, moved to sales, and now rules it with an iron fist. But who knew that our esteemed company president used to repair vacuum cleaners for a living and drive a Camaro? Over the past 30 years, Gord has been a constant at GGRP, which is why GGRP has remained a constant force in audio production.

  Geoff Dawson | Partner, Creative Director   After almost 20 years as an agency Creative Director and copywriter, Geoff found his happy place. Us. He brings with him some amazing experience, a welcomed creative perspective, a dog, the occasional growler, and some pretty shocking accents. He’s also the second best ping pong player in the office. Meg is kind of a savant.

Geoff Dawson | Partner, Creative Director

After almost 20 years as an agency Creative Director and copywriter, Geoff found his happy place. Us. He brings with him some amazing experience, a welcomed creative perspective, a dog, the occasional growler, and some pretty shocking accents. He’s also the second best ping pong player in the office. Meg is kind of a savant.

  Meg Griffiths | Partner, Account Manager   If you get a call from what sounds like a 15-year-old girl claiming to be from GGRP, it’s totally Meg. She’s the one you want/need on your side, able to bird-dog every twist and turn of a job, provide down-to-the-penny quotes, and do it all in record time. Meg loves making great work, but she also loves ‘making it work’, which is why we (and you) all love her.

Meg Griffiths | Partner, Account Manager

If you get a call from what sounds like a 15-year-old girl claiming to be from GGRP, it’s totally Meg. She’s the one you want/need on your side, able to bird-dog every twist and turn of a job, provide down-to-the-penny quotes, and do it all in record time. Meg loves making great work, but she also loves ‘making it work’, which is why we (and you) all love her.

 
  Spencer Carson | Head Engineer   Spencer is that rare combination of audiophile / normal person (or Jim Henson / golden retriever). And we couldn’t be happier for it. We recognized Spencer as a special talent early on, when he was still a bubbling intern. Now he’s risen to become our bubbling head engineer, leading all audio production technical needs – plus, he’s an amazing musician, creating all of our original compositions. 

Spencer Carson | Head Engineer

Spencer is that rare combination of audiophile / normal person (or Jim Henson / golden retriever). And we couldn’t be happier for it. We recognized Spencer as a special talent early on, when he was still a bubbling intern. Now he’s risen to become our bubbling head engineer, leading all audio production technical needs – plus, he’s an amazing musician, creating all of our original compositions. 

  Caitlyn Bairstow | Talent Coordinator, Production Assistant   Once you’ve gained passage through the impenetrable "Buzz Door", and scaled the treacherous front stairs, you will be greeted by a tiny bear in short shorts. This is Caitlyn. Many years ago, we made the mistake of feeding this weak and malnourished BCIT intern, and from that day forward we could never get rid of her. Nowadays, she herds the talent, socials the media, and performs many other important business-like tasks.

Caitlyn Bairstow | Talent Coordinator, Production Assistant

Once you’ve gained passage through the impenetrable "Buzz Door", and scaled the treacherous front stairs, you will be greeted by a tiny bear in short shorts. This is Caitlyn. Many years ago, we made the mistake of feeding this weak and malnourished BCIT intern, and from that day forward we could never get rid of her. Nowadays, she herds the talent, socials the media, and performs many other important business-like tasks.

Locally Crafted

Proud to call Vancouver home, since 1969. 

 

Contact

201 West 7th Avenue
Vancouver, BC, V5Y 1L9
Canada

604.873.3811

(toll free) 1-877-872-3811

info@ggrp.com