the best out of your recording:
Studio time will be charged at an hourly/daily rate so
to get the best from your recording session rehearse as
much as possible before hand. Check your instruments thoroughly
,fit new strings on guitars,check and tune drumskins .Try
not to arrive with a hangover.Nominate someone to make
production decisions and don't be over ambitous by recording
too many tracks at the first session. Bring snacks and
drinks but not all the family.
This enables us to record each instrument/vocal/drum track
separately so that the whole band does not have to play
at the same time ,corrections and editing can been done
on individual tracks , harmonies and instrumental leads
can be added later by the same musician.Often a guide
vocal track is recorded with a click track to keep time
, then drums and bass ,gradually the song is built in
layers .We can record direct to stereo but there is no
room to correct errors!
is as important as the recording and will take time, so
do allow for this in your budget.Each recorded track is
listened to and checked for volume,EQ,effects such as
reverb or delay ,stereo placement and any additional requirements.
We can offer production advice.The tracks will be checked
on 4 different monitoring systems and are now ready for
transfers your recording into a format that can then be
duplicated on CD or cassette. Usually CD duplication is
produced from a DAT tape which we master to at the studio.We
can provide a CD which is also of a suitable quality to
use as a master for duplication . You can have a cassette
master but the nature of cassette is that it generates
noise and we do not advise it for anything other than
checking the mix at home .