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ABOUT

Part creative agency, part creative incubator, REC is an ecosystem created to empower
independent creatives to build sustainable and scalable businesses.

REC stands for Resources for Every Creator.

REC is suitable for Creative Entrepreneurs varying from Audio (singers, rappers, engineers,
podcasters, etc), Visual (photo, video, graphic designers, etc), Experience (MC/Host, Event
Planner, etc), & Product (Clothing, Jewelry, etc).
Any creative looking for a space to create content & connect is ready to be a REC Member.

THE REC ROOM

The REC Room is a 6 Room creative facility home to a co-working space/event venue, a
conference room, 2 recording studios, and a visual lab. Think about it like a gym membership,
but for creatives.

The REC Room is located at 2301 N 9th Street (Philadelphia) on the 4th floor.

Sunday and Monday: 11am-7pm

Tuesday through Saturday: 11am-11pm

B Room

  • JBL LSR308 Monitor Pair
  • FocusRite Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface
  • Rode NT1-A Vocal Condenser Microphone
  • Audio Technica Over Ear Monitors (1)
  • Samsung TV/Monitor + HDMI Cable (with DisplayPort adapter)
  • Rode Shock Mount
  • Aokeo Pop Filter

A Room (Powered by Vintage Hous3)

  • Yamaha HS5 Monitor Pair
  • FocusRite Scarlett 2i4 Audio Interface
  • Neumann TLM103 Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone
  • Blue Spark SL cardioid condenser microphone
  • Audio Technica Over Ear Monitors (1)

Visual Lab

  • Neewer Dimmable Bi-Color 480 LED Video Light (4)
  • Neewer Ring Light 550K (1)
  • AmazonBasics Portable Photo Studio (product photography box)
  • Neewer/Bescor LED Video Light Stands (13)
  • Tripod Stands (5)
  • Soft boxes (3)
  • Seamless paper backdrops: White, Black, Chroma Key Green, Red, Baby Blue

Coworking Space

  • Workstations with power
  • Wifi
  • Water
  • Red Bull

Conference Room

  • Whiteboard and Markers
  • ASUS Display Monitor
  • Workstation/Meeting Tables
  • Zoom H6 portable recorder
  • Behringer XM8500 vocal microphones (4)
  • Mini mic stands (4)
  • Canon EOS 60D DSLR camera
  • Monoprice over-ear headphones (4)
  • Axiom Air49 MIDI keyboard
  • Beats by Dre Boombox
  • Marshall MG Series 15 CDR
  • SHURE SM58 (2)
  • SHURE SM57 (1)
  • EPSON VS240

 

 

 

 

Things come up! Please use the “Cancel/Reschedule Session” function on the “Book the
REC Room” page of your toolkit and provide us with your session information.

If you cancel with greater than 24 hours notice, we will not count the cancelled session toward your comp hours.

Unfortunately, if you cancel with less than 24 hours notice, we will count the cancelled session toward your comp hours.

This policy is in place to ensure maximum availability for other members.

Additionally, you will NOT be reimbursed for cancelled sessions involving REC
engineers if they are cancelled on the same day. This policy is in place to ensure that our engineers’ time is valued.


Sessions paid for over comp hours are to be rescheduled rather than cancelled. Refunds
are issued on a case-by-case basis.

We can loan out a variety of cables including XLR, ¼”, and extension cords. However, it is always the safest bet to bring your own.

Need DIY link and explanation of application not guarantee

DIY Agreement  Every month we empower our members to be Event Organizer’s by providing the REC Room as a venue, event guidelines/checklist to run an event, an event RSVP page and graphics for promotion, and more.

In order to book the space to host your event you must submit a DIY request through the toolkit, read and sign the DIY At REC agreement, and provide a deposit of $200 at least 8 weeks prior to the event.

Because of demand, our spaces are often solidly booked one week in advance. We suggest planning over a week out to get your preferred session slot.
Technically, you are able to book a session 6 months in advance. However, we do not recommend booking further than a month out to lower the possibility of double booking with REC events.

Book the B-room studio using your toolkit and list the amount of mics needed for your session in the booking notes.

*Please bring your own SD card to save your session on!

Comp Hours reset on the first of the month.

Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate drum sets in our current space because of the proximity of all of our studios to each other.

Check out our partnership page for options outside our space.

The REC Room at the Philadelphia Fashion District

REC is expanding – opening a new creative facility for REC Members at the corner of 9th & Market! The new space will be located in the new Fashion District (formerly The Gallery on Market East). We will have private recording studios, visual labs, design – dance – and podcasting rooms, along with a 50-person coworking space – which doubles as a 250 capacity event space. More info about the new space can be found here & here.

The new Center City location is set to open late Fall of 2019. The goal is to have the space open to REC Members by Thanksgiving 2019.

The North Philly location at 9th & Dauphin is not closing. We will be limiting the hours of operation at the North Philly location as we prepare for this transition – but REC Members will still be able to access the space with their membership. More info to come on Hours of Operation.

Absolutely. All current (and active) members will automatically be able to utilize the new space once we are open. REC will be sending out communication to all active members about the details for how to access the new space come Fall 2019. 

You do not need to sign up again. If you are an active member at REC, you will be automatically transferred to be able to utilize the new space. As a current/active member, you will receive the benefit of avoiding the $99 sign-up fee for all new members – which will launch when the new space opens. 

Yes, there will be a price increase for membership in the new space – but not much! The new monthly pricing will start at $49/month (General Creator membership), $89/month (Level Up membership), and $149/month (All-in Membership). There will be a $99 one-time sign-up fee for all new members. 

The new hours are still TBD. We expect to be open around 10am and close around Midnight (Monday through Saturday) and something like 11am-10pm on Sundays. More info on this will be announced closer to our grand opening. 

Yeah, technically our new space is in a mall — The “Fashion District Philadelphia” to be exact. We will be located on the 2nd Floor, above the Burlington Coat Factory. While we are located in this new mall — REC will also have our own front door located on 9th Street. REC Members will be able to access the Creative Facility without walking through the mall. Since we are located in a mall, the new space will also feature a Retail Store that is open to the public. This Retail Store will sell REC Members merchandise, products, and art — we are HYPE about this. More info on this to come!

  • 4 Recording studios
  • 1 Photo/Video Studio
  • 1 Dance Studio 
  • 1 Design Studio 
  • 2 Rehearsal Studios 
  • 1 Production Studio 
  • 1 Event Space (200 capacity, Powered by Live Nation)
  • 1 Podcasting Studio (Powered by WXPN)
  • 2 Meditation Rooms
  • 1 Kitchen/Bar Area
  • A Public Facing Retail Store & Cafe

Click Here for a 3D tour of the upcoming space

MEMBERSHIP

Packages & Benefits are found at recphilly.com/join. We recommend setting 15-30 minutes apart in front of a computer when purchasing your package + onboarding onto the program.

Members of our REC Membership Program get 4 complimentary monthly hours to use our recording studios + visual labs, complimentary entry to our educational & entertainment programming, access to a digital toolkit, & a personal Member Success coordinator to turn to with questions about the program.

The LEVEL UP program is for creators ready to take their entrepreneurship journey to the next level. The payment is $80/month with a month-to-month agreement. You receive additional hands-on benefits that include advanced strategy with a REC Advisor during exclusive LEVEL Up Office Hours, as well as 12 complimentary hours to use towards the space.

THE PERKS

After the 4 hours are used, the cost is $10/hour to rent out any of the rooms. Members of the Level Up Program enjoy up to 12 complimentary hours in the space. 

1 credit = 1 hour.

From a place to hold meetings, to your new go-to entrepreneurial working destination, the REC Co-Working Space is equipped with a projector, white-board, speakers, couches, kitchenette, plenty of seats, and great vibes.

Your one stop for all things REC! Your benefits as a member are clearly & purposely reflected on this online portal.

REC Sessions; (educational workshops), LIVE At REC (Community Member Live Music showcase) , DIY At REC, Rise And Shoot (Collaborative Photowalk), Room To Room (Creative Hackathon), and Starting Point (new membership orientation). All REC events are free for members to attend

REC Programming at The REC Room is free for members.

Starting Point:

Starting point is the new member orientation. This experience is designed to give any creative entrepreneur the perfect entry point into our proven process. New members will leave Starting Point with a strong understanding of who they are as a creator, where they are on their journey, action items of what they need to accomplish in the next 6 months, and how REC’s benefits can help them get there.

Room to Room:

Room to Room is an experience designed to inspire collaborative creation between our members. Each month, 24 members are brought together and broken up into 4 groups of 6. Each group collectively participates in a brief content strategy workshop, before being given about 4 hours in The REC Room to create a piece of work to be presented at the end of the event.

 

 

 

Head over to RECphilly.com/events for the most up to date listed of our upcoming programming & to RSVP.

Check the Opportunity board via your toolkit for this month’s members only code to free tickets.

REC is known for different gigs and opportunities of all sizes throughout the past. As we move forward into the future, FREETHINKER Members will be first in-line to be booked for events, shows, and opportunities that come through our network.

TOOLKIT

Got some creating to do? Schedule time in the REC Room.
We’ve got everything you need to create, and none of what you don’t.

Stay up to date on performances, networking events, visual art shows, educational workshops and more! Submit your event today to the REC Member Community Calendar.

Connect. Collaborate. Create. Browse & post on one of 4 forums to meet other members of the REC Community!

This directory is intended to make it easier for you, the creative entrepreneur, to get connected to the right creator, with the right resource or expertise, at the right time whether it’s to do a paid project, initiate a jam session or something else.

Looking for more creative work or opportunities to level up your creative career? Hit the Job & Opportunity Board to browse gigs in your area specifically curated for your skill set. From paid gigs to collaborative opportunities, browse & post to our community.

Members gain access to affordable creative spaces & services around the city they can use that include a discount just for members.

This curriculum is an online database of relevant blogs & articles focused on the creative entrepreneur that is updated weekly. Learn more about current social trends, technologies, and how to run a proper business!

If you are having issues with the log-in process to gain access to your Toolkit, please email members@RECphilly.com for further instructions.

  • All memberships are $40 or $80, month to month.

All members must be 18 years of age or older.

Members own EVERYTHING that they create. All their music, all of their content…everything.

CONTACT US

Online:

Over the phone:

  • (215) 596-4101

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of Philadelphia's brightest & most talented creative minds!