Tracking and Editing rates for the studio is charged on an hourly basis. Mixing rates are on a “per song” basis. It is difficult to give a set price because studio rates depend on the complexity of a song, as well as on how prepared the musicians who will be recording are. Please email (faster)or call us for more information.
Tracking is what most people call recording. Its simply recording different song elements (Drums, Guitars , Vocals, etc.) into different audio tracks (hence the word “tracking”) in order to make them sound as a cohesive whole.
Mixing is the process of blending the different recorded “tracks” into one or more tracks (usually 2 tracks). This is done to make a song more appealing to listeners and so that cd, mp3 and other media players can read and playback the song.
Mastering is one of the most overlooked processes of audio recording, yet it is very important. It is the process of transferring the final mix into the media that will be used to make duplicates of the cd (the master). During the mastering process the song is made to sound more uniform in its frequencies and in different playback devices. It also usually takes the appearance of being louder.
No. We firmly believe in teamwork and we believe the the best way to offer a quality product is to have different people that specialize on a different aspects of a record do their part. So we prefer not to take on mastering. We can however we can contact you with excellent mastering engineers who give great results on mastering.
Yes. We know many session musicians who play a vast variety of musical instruments. Our musicians have had experience recording on many different studios, have played with recognized artists and/or have studied on some of the best music colleges in the country. So if there is an instrument you wish to record but don’t have a player, please don’t hesitate to ask. Musician payment is outside of the studio fee.
Copyrighting your songs is highly recommended. Although here at the studio we keep all artist/studio relations confidential, we do recommend that you copyright your music in order to protect any mishaps from outside the studio or third party.