FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Bass is a great instrument to record because of the impact that it has on a song. Depending on the cabinet used, you may find that recording directly into the mixer is a better way to go, bypassing any tonal coloration that your amp might add to the sound. However, the best situation is to mic the cab and take a direct feed at the same time and blend the signals in post-production to get the perfect bass tone. So bring your cab if you have one, but it is not required.
Yes, we have several highly skilled studio musicians that are available for nearly any project. Everything from drums, guitar, mandolin, vocals, bass, you name it. Samples can be requested to hear previous work. Pricing is available upon request. Let us know what you are looking for and we will connect you with the right musician.
This process occurs during or directly after recording. This includes balancing audio levels between instruments, achieving desired tonality of individual instruments, applying effects such as reverb, delay, chorus, ect…, panning, splicing, compression, and adjusting tracks for timing and automation.
We try to be as flexible as possible with your schedule. We generally schedule out 1-3 weeks in advanced depending on availability.
Absolutely! This is something that is becoming very popular now and is a great way to save money and still produce a nice sounding demo. Check if your software can save “.OMF” files.
We have a limited amount of instruments available and generally recommend bringing your own instruments and amps. We do, however provide a couple studio instruments at no charge.
The best way you can prepare before coming into the studio is an obvious one – practice. Know who is doing what and at what time so that the session flows smoothly and you can check things off your checklist.
The next is to be prepared. This includes figuring out solos before hand. Doing this at the studio can be time consuming and frustrating for you and the band.
Lastly, bring your strongest suit. change guitar strings/drum heads, fix noisy knobs and pickups, oil your kick pedal, ect… These things are easy to fix and in most cases have a dramatic effect on the quality of sound from your instrument and improve the overall sound of your recording.
The discounts that we offer on a regular basis are our “Block Rates” and “Referral” discounts.
We have a summer and a winter internship program that provides a hands on experience in a professional recording studio assisting with session setups, level one mixing, and much more. The positions are unpaid and require 4-8 hours per week for 8-12 weeks.
An engineer is someone who operates the equipment in the studio, works technically with the producer and artist, and achieves the best sound with the equipment.
Typically we are here Monday through Friday. Weekend sessions are available for certain types of projects, and are by appointment only.