first ave banner
first ave banner

Recording - FAQ's

Can you fix up some dodgy recordings we did elsewhere?

Yes we can (and do) work with multi-tracks from any DAW. So feel free to contact us about your project and we will always offer you clear and impartial advice as to the best options available to you. Better still, just come here to record in the first place!

Does the time I book include mixing and mastering?

We charge for the time spent in the studio, not by the specific job you are doing. In other words, when you come in we take you through the whole process, from set-up, sound-check, recording, over-dubbing, mixing and final production of your master tracks. This will be a professionally finished product sounding as good as any commercially available song out there. From this you can make multiple copies to suit yourselves, upload your tunes to the internet or take them to a professional mastering house should you wish. (The process of mastering is very different to the process of recording, and a recording studio such as ours is not strictly speaking equipped for mastering, but it remains an option to you).

How long does it take to do a song?

Many factors make this difficult to predict. Obviously if your material is complex and requires a lot of tracking / over-dubbing this will affect the time factor; as will yourselves being well rehearsed! But by a rough rule-of-thumb estimate you should allow at least 3-4 hours per song. Having said that, if you book more studio time than you end up needing, we won't charge you for it. Can't say fairer than that...

Can I come in with backing tracks and just record vocals? Can I just do drums?

Absolutely. And yes, if that's all you need to do.

Can I come back to continue working on a session, or to finish off?

Yes, we back up and archive everything so you can resume work another day.

Do you do multiple copies?

No. We supply the master files on the medium of your choice. From there, we can recommend a specialist local firm for multiple CD packages, working to industry standards. If you are preparing your tracks for vinyl we will author the session accordingly.
Back to top