Frequently Asked Questions
Do you record bands live in the studio?
Yes, we do record bands/musicians live if they so desire.
What is the recording process like?
That is a fairly broad question and one that gets asked all the time.
The process of recording varies based on the needs or requirements of the project.
Some musicians want to track live. This means, that all members play at
the same time. This will yield a faster recording to be sure. It
will also give an entirely different vibe to the finished recording, probably a
bit looser feel and sound, maybe not quite as clear, but still a quality
product. Most other musicians will record track by track. What this
means is each instrument is recorded separately. This yields a much
cleaner, more professional sounding recording. This also enables the
client to focus on precision performances. The downside is that it will be
more expensive to record this way and more time consuming. Only you, the
client, can decide which is best for you.
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What equipment do we need to bring?
Bring anything you would normally use when playing your instruments. If
you need something special, chances are we can help you out, but don't just
assume we will have an instrument for you to play. Make plans in advance
and call us before you arrive if you need something.
How much will it cost to record my songs?
On average, it usually costs around $125 to $150 per song if you are well prepared /
rehearsed and don't get experimental (if you are recording live, this cost could
go down significantly). Costs go up the more you start to
experiment with arrangements, extra vocal/guitar/etc. parts. Do your
homework before you get to the studio and you'll come out with a product you'll
be proud of and it won't cost you an arm and a leg.
What should the band do to prepare for
2) Learn to play to a click track/metronome, and if possible, know what BPM
(beats per minute) your songs are.
3) Get your instruments properly setup/intonated and buy fresh strings and drum
heads for your guitars/bass/drums.
4) Work out all your parts (lead guitars/background vocals/lyrics) before you
get to the studio so you can concentrate more on the performance.
How do I book time?
Check out our Online
Calendar to find an available date that works for you. Then
contact us and let us know which dates you want to
book. We will let you know if those dates are available and the amount of
deposit needed to reserve them.
Studio time is not booked until a deposit of 50% of the total studio time is
14 or more days notice: 100% refund
13-8 days: 50% refund
7 or fewer days: forfeiture of deposit