Q: Are you a Christian rock studio?
A: We’ve recorded pretty much anything we’ve had a request for including rock, rap, solo artist, vocal demos, commercials and meditation CDs (we’ll certainly do Christian rock).
Q: What do you charge?
A: We charge a flat hourly rate of $40.00 per hour – but we do try to work with those who have a budget – click here
Q: Do you accept credit cards?
A: No, but we do take PayPal, checks, and cold, hard, cash.
Q: Do you have interns/accept interns?
A: We have in the past excepted interns, but it is really on a case-by-case basis. Call us to talk about it.
Q: Do you supply musicians for recording?
A: Yes we can and have done so. However, you will need to cover that musician’s fee as a separate item on the bill. We’d also have to work around those musicians’ schedules, which may lengthen the project completion time.
Q: What if I need my project done within two days?
A: We will work with you as best we can, but we cannot guarantee that time frame. See our scheduling information – click here
Q: Live recording vs. track by track recording – what gives?
A: With live recording the band is in a room together playing at the same time when recording the song. You don’t necessarily need to have all the amps in the same room with the band. Most people will still overdub the vocals.
Track by track is each band member records their part alone while listening to the other parts played back in the headphones.
Q: Can I engineer my own music?
A: Our engineers are intimately familiar with our specific equipment and spaces, so we keep all engineering in house. We will be looking for your input on production and the sound you are trying to achieve. At the end of the day, if you just want to track here and have the mixing done at another facility, we will accommodate that request.
Q: How soon can I get in to record?
A: See our scheduling information – click here
Q: How long will it take to record xxx songs?
A: In the past I’ve tried to give people estimates, but in the end it really is total guess work. If I’ve never worked with a band or heard their music, the range of time it could take is huge. Here’s some tips to streamline your time:
1) The whole band needs to know the song inside and out before coming to record. You don’t want to spend time writing a song in the studio.
2) Make sure you can play with a click track in headphones. It’s the best tool to keep you in time while recording. Keeping a song in time makes it easy to overdub and edit. You can use an electronic metronome or drum machine to practice with.
3) Make sure all your equipment is in working order. You don’t want to be playing around with a faulty amp if you’re on the clock.
4) No entourage. The less people in the studio, the more efficient the session. The only people who have to be there are the people recording tracks.
5) If you’re not sure if you’re ready to hit the studio, you’re not ready.
Make all your studio time count and you’ll get the most “bang for your buck”.
Q: Where can I hear examples of your work?
A: You can go here, to our label site and listen.