LIVE RECORDING:   £144

For this type of session we record the whole band playing together, with microphones on every instrument / vocal, full drum mics setup, and DI channels where available.

 

This recording method can encourage a more ‘together’ performance and take much less time, but greatly sacrifices flexibility and can often affect the overall clarity of the recordings. ‘Spill’ on the mics from other instruments can limit the level of editing and mixing that can be used in the production stage. Best for bands with a more limited budget, or for when having a ‘live’ feel is more important than getting a clean ‘studio’ sound.

- The full 6 hour session is £144

- Additional hours of recording are charged at £20/h
- Editing, Mixing, Mastering £15/h, may not be the same day
- We can offer special rates for multiple days
- We can agree on a cap on total spend

PRICE

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR SESSION

Practice

- a LOT

- until you don’t think about your part at all

- until you are sick of hearing the songs

- vocal technique (dynamics control, mic technique, loudness)

- playing each part to a click

 

Listen

- to a phone recording of yourselves (identify any issues with performance / sound)

- to other music and compare with your material (what makes it great?)

 

Know

- the songs (structure, chords, solos, beginnings/endings)

- your sound (amp/fx settings, drum tones/tuning, overall feel)

- what to expect from the session (see below)

 

Provide

- reference material (keep it realistic and relevant)

- as much information as possible about the songs

- tempos for all songs

- tracking files (each part recorded to the click, even phone recordings are fine)

WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR SESSION

Environment

- welcoming, respectful, relaxed

- professional, honest, flexible

- completely non-judgmental

 

Setup

- can take a long time, even a few hours, to get everything sounding right

- will be quicker the more we know about your music/sound

 

Advice

- we know our studio very well and know how to get the best out of it

- just ask, we can probably make it happen!