Murky Water Records


-Weyburn, Saskatchewan
-Kamloops, British Columbia
In the spring of 2005 there was a large runoff and the Souris River in Southeast Saskatchewan was unusually murky all summer. In the same year near that same river a recording studio was assembled and introduced to the province. Murky Water Records opened with the good fortune of recording the late classical pianist Marylou Dawes over a one week period. The result was a CD release of Beethoven Sonatas. Murky Water Records’ studio went on to record other western Canadian artists such as Violet Timmins, Katherine Christy, Darcy Bluesman Schmidt, Lil' Harmoniez, The Saxon Colchester Blues Band, Air Ticket, Small City Blues, Switch, Junkyard Pioneers and many others, including the return of Marylou Dawes for the recording and release of the Kabalevsky Preludes.

Murky Water Records operates/employs recording studio/production facilities in the beautiful British Columbia interior city of Kamloops and the Southeast part Saskatchewan, Canada in the City of Weyburn which is about 1 hr from Saskatchewan's capital city, Regina.
Kamloops is a hub of musical entertainment with festivals and nightclubs throughout the year.
With a population of approx. 100,000, there’s everything available from hotels to lakeside cabins, shopping and of course, music in the park which presents live music entertainment every night of the summer in beautiful downtown riverside park.
Weyburn has a population of 12,000 and you'll find many hotels, restaurants and bars as well as a nearby lake with camping. There are museums and other places of interest in Weyburn including a heritage village. There is also a full inventory music store just incase you need a set of strings or equipment rental.

Murky Water Studios’ features an array of classic vintage equipment combined with modern digital technology which was built by musicians for musicians. Our primary focus is recording and mixing music for bands and artists either in our studio or on location. Our comfortable home based studios can accommodate a full band easily for live off the floor recording and at the same time we have a great cozy vibe for the solo artist.
Our studio recording gear is completely mobile and we are able to offer 24 track capabilities using a Tascam 24 track hard disk recorder and studio microphones. We have experience recording in small clubs, large venues, halls, cabins and churches. Whether it be a demo, single, EP, or full-length album, we can accurately document and shape your music for release on CD and vinyl.
Murky Water Production Facilities offer audio tracking, mixing and mastering, graphic design, CD recording and small run duplication, photography and more.

Mixing Desks;
Seck 1882MKII

The SX-4882 is our main recording desk at weyburn Murky Water Records studio offering 48 channels with 24 Xenyx mic preamps. We also use a vintage British SECK mixer. It is a great studio mixing desk with many features and warm sounding mic preamps.
The Kamloops facility uses a vintage M-3500 24ch desk.
The live mixing desk, a DP-24 channel digital mixer, has built-in dynamic processors such as compressors and limiters as well as onboard mastering effects. This is a portable mixer and is often used for location sessions.
Murky Water Records has a great selection of modern and vintage microphones by Shure, AKG, Audio Technica, Blue, Sennheiser, and more. We have fantastic sounding condenser and ribbon mics to capture vocals and acoustic instruments as well as dynamic mics such as the ever popular workhorse Shure SM57 for instruments and drum recordings.
Murky Water Records uses a mixture of great outboard gear from Yamaha, Alesis, Roland etc. as well as superb audio plugins from Waves, iZotope, Steinberger, Sony and more.
Bring your own amp or request the use of Murky Water Records vintage tube amps by Marshall, Magnatone, Harmony and Risson or go direct through great amp modeling hardware or software. We have a large selection of new and vintage guitars which may be used upon request such as late 1950s Gretsch archtop guitars for the rock-a-billy flair, some great early and mid 1960s Gibson Les Paul’s SGs and ESs and Fender Strats and Teles. Acoustic guitars by Gretchen, Yamaha, Fender, Ovation and Takamine. Vintage jazz and Fender 5 string bass. Set up your own drum kit or ask about our digital and acoustic Yamaha or Ludwig drums, bongo and conga drums. We have great drum software that can be programmed by our staff for your project, especially popular for hip hop and rap artists.

Some of our room features are acoustically treated walls/ceiling, Comfortable seating, adjustable lighting and heating/air conditioning.

24x24c (Studio main control room-Weyburn)
44ch console (studio B control room-Weyburn)
24x24ch console (main studio-Kamloops)
Tascam 24ch (Mobile recording)
Ramsa desk (Mobile recording)
Fostex mixer/multi-track recorder
M-Audio ADI
Hundreds of vst and directX plugins
QSC amplification
Sony amplification
Yorkville amplification
Roland monitors
Yorkville monitors
Bose monitors
Cassette Tape Recorder
Multi-track Cassette Tape Recorder
Multi-Track Reel to Reel Tape Recorders (Weyburn studio)
CD Recorder

Multiple windows based computers
each featuring up to;
2 terabite hard drive
8 megs of ram
4 gb processors
External storage for backup
24 channels of M-Audio Delta 1010 A/D interface

Compressors, preamps,
Digital delays/reverbs
Equalization etc. by

Windows 7
Adobe Audition
Pro Tools
Sony Soundforge
Steinberg Wavelab
Pinnacle Studio 12
Izotope mastering software
Waves mastering software

Noise canceling headphones by:

Over 50 Stomp boxes
Line 6 pod modeling effect
Zoom multi-effect
Numerous wah wah pedals
iPod stomp box interface
Computer assisted tuning

Vintage Marshall JTM45
1975 Marshall JMP 50w
Marshall JTM30
1969 Fender Princeton
1974 Fender Musicmaster
Fender deluxe 60w
1945 Regal 200
1957 Magnatone
1964 Harmony H306
1980 Risson CTA 120w
Plus many other vintage tube amps

The lounge area offers comfortable seating, big screen TV, Sony Playstation, stereo, wifi access, coffee maker and bar fridge.

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