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Where is the studio located? We are located basically in Central Miami right off of Bird Road and 74th Avenue which is very close to Palmetto. It's really dead center. We have everything close by, hotels. The airport is a 10 minute drive or less. Hotels all over the place, restaurants, all types of shops. It's a great location.
Does the rate include an engineer, and all the equipment and software in the studio? Yeah. All of the gear, almost $100,000 in equipment, a great room, a great studio to record in. The control room is accurate, and an engineer who really knows what he's doing. Yeah, $65 an hour. I think that's amazing.
Should I have the album or songs recorded and mixed by the same person? I would say probably not. You do want a fresh perspective when you get to the mixing process, a fresh set of ears providing feedback and maybe giving you ideas for production at the mixing stage. The only reason why I would go with a mixing engineer who has already been involved with project is if maybe one of the writers is a mixing engineer and wants to be the mixing engineer on the project or somebody that just has a clear vision for the project and has already planned out aspects of the recording process to be addressed in the mix and is already thinking of how they're going to mix and that relates to how they recorded it.