Our campus at Broadway and Granville is at the centre of it all. Located at one of the most energetic intersections of South Granville, there’s loads going on here. From high street shopping to great cafes, street murals and art galleries, students will be able to channel their creativity. The campus is well-connected by public transportation, with the 99 Translink bus running from UBC to Commercial Drive. Additionally, there are routes going to downtown Vancouver and the world-famous Granville Island.
The Nimbus Broadway & Granville campus is housed in a beautiful, updated heritage building. Inside of our learning studio you will find 4 classrooms, 2 sound booths and 2 Whisper Booths. With a combination of in-class and hands-on learning, using top industry equipment and a student lounge to relax and contemplate in, students will be sure to find the academic fulfillment they seek as well as the social feel of a small supportive community.
Our biggest studio classroom at the Nimbus Broadway Campus. The room includes an SSL AWS Hybrid console which can control digital and analog sounds. The room also includes a Whisper Booth, so you can record vocals, guitars, bass, etc. Classes in the space include music business, ProTools, Basic Engineering, Microphones, Vocal Booth and much more.
This is a perfect overdub room. The room includes a fantastic API console – which is great for guitar and vocal overdubs.
This studio is a producer’s dream! A great studio for any student who wants to focus mostly on electronic music. There are a number of keyboards and instruments available to students, including a modular synth. Classes taught include Ableton, Pro Tools, Sound Design, and more.
Nimbus has no shortage of all the equipment required to record at a professional level.
All of our studios are/will be equipped with the FocusRite RedNet line. This allows any control room to access any Whisper Room over an ethernet cable. Once the RedNet channel mic pres is connected to an ethernet port, students can record audio over IP to any studio.
From the 1970’s through to the 90’s, Little Mountain Sound developed into Vancouver’s go-to studio. Aerosmith, Mötley Crüe, AC/DC, Bryan Adams, Metallica…and that iconic Skytrain chime were all recorded here. With its centrepiece being the massive Live Room, this is a place where you just itch to play.
The studio had a brief stint as an equipment and services company, but was brought back to its glory in 2008. Nimbus took over the studio a few years later so it could provide its students with an awe-inspiring place to create.
“I wanted to bring back a great studio with a huge history of incredible music that was recorded in Vancouver and have students understand the rich history on the grounds they walk” – GGGarth Richardson
Nimbus Nine Studios is located in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood of Vancouver, the city’s creative hub. With amazing coffee houses nearby to keep you going, a park across the way offering stellar views of the city to offer grounding, and awesome murals to keep your head looking up, you’ll be excited to call this your space. The studio is easily served by excellent public transit and is close to landmarks such as the Olympic Village as well as downtown Vancouver.
If you need to record an orchestra, it’s been done here. This room is perfect for full band setups of every kind. With the sheer amount of albums that have been recorded here, LMA is an iconic studio, producing legendary music. Nimbus students are now a part of this legacy.
With its centerpiece being an AVID S6 DAW Controller Console, used in many of the top post-production rooms around the world, this room is meant to get students really engaged in their mixing. Step into the shoes of the acclaimed producers who recorded some of the best known rock anthems and let the energy take over.