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How you use your time, is up to you. Here are some examples of recording sessions we typically work on.
SOLOIST – These are recital and audition type sessions where a person or small group records with minimal production. A pianist may play for 75 minutes straight, have some basic editing, mixing and mastering done and be out the door in a few hours with a professional recording.
BASIC BAND SESSSION – This can go two ways.
First is the ten songs in ten hours approach. Everyone comes in, fully prepared to set up quickly, record the songs with minimal or no overdubs, very basic mixing and mastering. Trying to record one song in one hour isn’t going to happen. Getting set up alone will take near an hour. This approach is all about being prepared to crank through many songs quickly. There is not a lot of room for error. You will have to be ready to accept performance flaws, but that’s part of the beauty of this approach. It’s raw, but you can record an album in ten hours.
The second approach is more reasonable. Most bands we work with will come in one day to record basic tracks, a second day to work on overdubs, and a third for mixing. More time is spent on getting good sounds during the recording. A band may spend five hours recording basic tracks for three songs. On a second day, they return to do overdubs and vocals. Once tracking is done mixing can be focused on. Typical rock band mixing can take an hour or a day. There may be as many as 16 microphones on the drums alone! It all depends on the size of the production, how well the songs were performed and how much work needs to be done during the mix. Five to ten hours per song is typical for this kind of work.
SOLO ARTIST PRODUCTION – Many people come to us with a song and the will to make it happen, but no band. We can help you make it happen, how it happens will depend on your budget. A small budget might get you some simple basic instruments or MIDI tracks for your song. A large budget can get you a producer, arranger and the best professional musicians available. Every one of these projects is as unique as the artist, so give us a call if you want to discuss yours.
FULL PRODUCTION – Larger scale productions often require several consecutive days or even weeks of studio time. Large bands or well budgeted albums can use a lot more time during set up. More time is spent getting the best sounds, doing multiple takes to capture the best performance, and every nuance is carefully scrutinizes during mixing. We can also help hire professional session musicians if required. Block rates are available for large scale productions.