How long will it take to record a song?
Recording a song can vary from just an hour or 2 to 10+ hours. The time it takes to record each song will depend on the number of tracks that will be recorded, the level of musicianship of each member, and the setup time for each instrument. Set up time is part of the hourly rate, so keep in mind that some instruments may take time to set up (ie; drums).
How can I save time and money in the studio?
Come to the studio well practiced! And make sure that all the creative work for each song is done well ahead of the scheduled session. Artists far too often come in and use studio time on lyrics or song form that could have been spent actually recording the song. Bringing in some tracks recorded from home may help too.
What should I prepare or bring?
If you are bringing song files, either email us the files (zipped into individual song folders) or bring them on a flash drive. Also have BPM (tempo) ready for each song that you bring in with pre-recorded files.
What is the difference between producing and the recording process?
Producing, in the professional world, is a term used to describe the creative process of writing, arranging, & putting together a song. Recording (or tracking) is specifically the process of setting up microphones and recording each instrument or person in a way that sounds most appealing. To put simply, producers are cool song creators (often done at home) and recording engineers are scientists that understand how sound works. Both are separate but crucial parts of the recording process.
Do you rent out the studio without having to hire an engineer?
We do offer the studio for rent which includes an assistant to help you run the studio for your own projects. This is not available for just anyone. Engineers wanting to do this must be pre-approved by the owner. For further inquiries, contact us at email@example.com
Do you accept interns? Are you hiring?
We are always accepting interns with open arms. There are always jobs to be done. If you are willing to put in the time and work in exchange for some studio/business knowledge, email us your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org (we are official intern creditors for both UVU and BYU).
At the moment, we are not hiring any full time or part time engineers. When we do, we will probably pick an intern... so there's that.
What types of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, card, paypal, venmo, apple pay, & checks. Maybe gear bribery >:-)
Can I be in the studio while you mix or master?
Absolutely. If you are local and want to step in while we mix or master your music, feel free.
If you are not local, we will be in constant contact with you about your project so there is no need to worry. We also have options to live stream with you while you listen to us work. Email us for more info.