The Vancouver Adapted Music Society operates Canada’s longest running fully-accessible recording studio. Every aspect of our studio, located at GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre, was designed to allow access to people using wheelchairs and other mobility devices.
Keyboards and mixing equipment are roll-under, microphones are height-adjustable, and we use oversized control switches wherever possible for people with limited dexterity. Our adaptive instruments and devices were made by Tetra Society of North America’s hard-working volunteers. Here are a few adaptive options that the VAMS studio offers:
- Powered adjustable piano stand: raise, lower, tilt, and roll.
- Manually adjustable piano stand: raise, lower, pull in & out, and roll.
- Powered adjustable “guitar table”: raise and lower. Guitar lays flat, played overhand.
- Guitar stand: assists with holding the guitar upright either standing or sitting.
We also have a range of innovative breath-operated musical equipment that allows people with high-level disabilities to sample the magic.
It’s FREE – there is no charge for using the VAMS studio.
Meet the Studio Team
- Soundcraft Signature MTK12 Mixer
- IMac & MacBook Pro computers, varied OS
- Focal Shape Monitors
- Pro Tools 2019
- Ableton Live 10 & 11 Suite
- Logic Pro 9
- Warm Audio Bus Compressor
- Warm Audio Tube EQ
- AKG C414 XLS stereo set
- Neumann KM 184 stereo set
- Shure SM57
- Shure SM58
- Royer R-121
- Sennheiser MD 421 II
- Electro-Voice RE20
- Line 6 XD-V35 (wireless handheld)
- Shure PG185 (wireless lavalier)
Electric Bass Guitars:
- Fender Jazz Bass
- Ibanez SDGR 4S Bass
- Fender Frontman 25R
- Yorkville Power Combo 50KB
- Yorkville Power Wedge 100KW
- Marshall Valvestate 2000
- Epiphone Masterbilt De Luxe
- Ovation Celebrity
- Taylor 114e (Left Handed)
- Nord Stage 3
- Yamaha P-155
- M-Audio Axiom Air 49
- M-Audio Oxygen 61
- 1980’s Japanese Fender Stratocaster
- Fender Jazzmaster
- Godin SDxt
- Sterling by Music Man LK100
- Prestige PRO TR
- Roland V-Drums (electric kit)
Smaller instruments such as MIDI controllers, brass & woodwind instruments, hand percussion, and more are available.
The VAMS studio houses many more instruments than what is listed above. These extra instruments are for clients who don’t have the means to own their desired instrument. Email us at email@example.com to learn more about our loan and donation program.