What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Yes, Studio Time is $40 per hour with a (2) hour minimum. You can also purchase a Block Rate of 8 hours for $250. Both options include a Professional Audio Engineer and real time coaching...
Our Voice Over rates are structured a little different. Sometimes you don't need a full hour of Studio Time, so we charge $25 for every 15 minutes. This also includes a Professional Audio Engineer and real time coaching.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
We typically try to get to know the new client by asking specific questions related to their project. We ask what there goals are,
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Proficient with Protools & Logic Pro!
Experienced in using analog tape & analog outboard gear
What types of customers have you worked with?
Everyday, I get to work with creative people from all walks of life who trust us with their creative expression. We have worked with children from the tender age of 5, all the way up to the most energetic seniors. We have clients from fortune 500 companies, down to your local aspiring artist. We even have clients as far as Africa!
You just never know who will call on any given day. Energy is energy no matter where in the world it is...
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
How long will I need in the studio?
This depends on many factors. If you are well prepared, know your material by heart and have played together as a band for a considerable length of time then you should be able to record and mix between 2 and 5 songs in a typical session of 8 hours (although in order to complete 5 songs the band would have to play ÃÂlive' as apposed to recording each individual track). The professionalism of the band members and the sound engineer will also affect how much gets done in a day.
The number of days you need will ultimately depend on how many songs you want to record. Remember that recording and mixing always takes a lot longer than you imagine so make sure to budget sufficiently for this. A full album can take anywhere up to 14 full days studio time with approximately half of this time being spent on the mix down. For this reason you, as a band must be as perfect as possible with regard to your musicianship otherwise you may end up paying for extra days to finish the mixing stage.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Ask friends and other musicians if they have used the studio or if they know anyone who has. Personal recommendations are a good start as musicians will not promote a studio who did an unsatisfactory job on their recordings. If someone has used the studio you're interested in, ask if you can listen to the recordings they produced.
Overall, you are looking for a studio to suit your needs: rates within your budget, services of an experienced sound engineer, an excellent reputation for their sound quality and professionalism and helpful, friendly staff that will make your recording experience worthwhile and productive.