I'm new to recording. Where do I start ?
Give us a call or send an email. Tell us why you are interested in making a recording and what you hope to accomplish with it. We always try to help with advice. We might be busy with a session, but we will call you back later if you leave a contact number.
The quick answer : As long as it takes you. So a song demo tracked, mixed, mastered and burned to a CDR in 2 hours will cost you $80.
A more useful answer : It all depends on the requirements of your project : complexity of musical arrangements, additional elements required, timeframe for completion, standard of production quality and other variables. Obviously song demos recorded with acoustic guitar and vocal only will usualy be completed much quicker and cheaper than songs that require a full rock band or jazz ensemble with a choir and string section. Hip-hop and R+B projects are something we specialize in and can often be completed all within house : we create custom beats, musical backing tracks and provide co-writing services.
can help us give you a better answer by providing us with as many details
of your project as possible. Rehearsing and preparing your part before
coming to the studio will save you time and money as well as give you
a much better performance. Most importantly, ask yourself what purpose
you want your recording to serve ? Is it a quick song demo for publishing
? Or do you need album quality for an independent release ?
At this time we primarily make custom beats for original projects to order. Therefore, the pricing will vary considerably depending on the complexity and nature of the project. Usually we retain a percentage of the publishing rights on all original beats.
. . BUT (and we are talking a big but here) - this is a *less than perfect*
process. The song instrumentals or backing tracks produced by this process
will usually retain trace amounts (or a "ghost") of the lead
vocal. As a rule, uptempo or dance songs (with a heavy beat) work better
than ballads. Please call us to discuss.
Yes, we probably can. Best to call and inquire as there may be some formating issues. Please provide us with details of your source recording (i.e. 78RPM vinyl record or 1/4" reel-to-reel tape) when you call. We may require you to drop off the original master recording for inspection.
we can. However, results will vary according to the extent of the damage
or degradation of the original master. It might take more time than expected
and cost more. In that instance, we will advise much like a good car repair
garage, and make sure we have the green light from you before proceeding.
We have many years of production + recording experience, skills and expertise that will help deliver a recording completed to a very high standard. We use much better tools than your average home setup. Our experience means an objective and trained ear (. . . and we'll throw in the second ear for FREE) to help focus your sound and soup it up as much as you want.
most instances the sound quality and production standard is much *better
quality* and less expensive. Many of our clients have received radio airplay
and pressed up thousands of of CD's for independent album releases. Our
award-winning production techniques are something we try to apply to every
project. In the end, nobody LOOKS at your recording, they LISTEN to the
final demo or album. No one sees the studio where you recorded.
Yes. Please call and inquire about details and how to best prepare your material.
studio is in a residential neighborhood so we like to play it safe. Please
call us with details about your project. If we can help you with your
specific needs and requirements, we will be more than happy to give you