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October 26, 2016

Recording studio Miami: What are some of the services that we offer?

  What are some of the services that you offer?   We have a bunch of really talented staff that can record, mix music incredibly well. We have people who can compose and help you write. We have staff that are also really great teachers, so if you’d like to learn how to record, and how to mix, one on one with somebody, we’re able to do that. We also do voiceover work and some jingle work as well. We have grads from Berkeley, who are just like phenomenal programmers and songwriters, that have done commercial stuff all over the place. Let’s see, we’ve done some Foley work, sound creation, over-dubbing. I guess I said over-dubbing?   Voiceover.   Yeah, voiceover, over-dubbing. Generally, I like recording music, and I think most of the engineers here are into music with instruments. I would say that’s our specialty.    
June 26, 2015

Choosing a recording studio miami: The indian not the arrow!

Choosing a recording studio to get your recording project done can be a daunting task. There are many factors that should be weighed out when making this choice. What type of music are you recording? What will the instrumentation be? Will you need guidance in the production and arrangement of the music or has this already been worked out? Will you need vocal coaching? What technologies do you need? What is your budget? To make best use of your time there is one factor which cannot save you more money: practice, practice, practice. Make sure that your song is charted out and that each part has been incredibly well rehearsed. You and your bandmates should be well prepared to deliver a flawless performance. Once you are indeed fully prepared, it is time to record. Choosing a recording studio is more than choosing a place with the right equipment. As the saying goes, “it is the Indian and not the Arrow!” There is no more critical element for a successful recording process than having a well trained, talented recording engineers. All recording engineers are not created equal. Although a 2 year or 4 year degree is helpful, these qualifications hold very little credence in the music industry. Pro tools certification in and of itself means very little. The truth is that there are hundreds of people claiming to be bona fide recording engineers without a proven track record of success in the recording industry. The only true measure of quality that […]
October 25, 2016

What to look for in a studio?

All right. What would you recommend that people look for in a recording studio? I would recommend that people take their time looking for the right environment for the songs, depending on what genre of music and what atmosphere the artist wants to create. They should look for the right size room, the right room that feels a certain way that you would be comfortable performing your music in and that would ultimately add to the mix that you want for that song. Aside from that, the engineers that you’ll be working with are super important, because these are the people you’re going to spend eight hours a day with and that are going to be responsible for giving you feedback on your takes and setting all the equipment how it needs to be set for the song. Engineers, you want people that maybe share similar taste in music or maybe have some alternate perspectives that would add to the recording.
March 25, 2016

Studio Monitors: What matters most in the recording studio?

  When listening in a room with multiple monitors such as these, there are many options and techniques that can be used depending on the needs of the recording engineer. The ADAM S2X monitors are very transparent and provide a realistic perspective of your mix. In the Fishtank recording studio, we pair those with our KRK 10" Sub to simulate the "wall of sound" and when switching to the other monitors the sub is removed. This makes them ideal for working with panning and depth in your mix as opposed to the other monitors in our studio. In comparison, the Genelec monitors have a more rounded frequency range and are used without the sub to provide a mix quality sound for referencing. These work great for mixing bass because you can check the presence of your mid range frequencies in a monitor where all the frequencies are combined and then switch back to your main speakers. We use the Yamaha NS-10 monitors to reference our mid and high range frequencies without the sub. These vintage monitors provide an ultra clear and present sound that is a bit harsh at first but very useful in hearing the subtle details of your source. I like to use these for referencing guitars, vocals, and overheads without the sub because they allow me to hear the full timbre of the instrument and determine which frequencies I want to adjust in my EQ. If I had to pick one of these pairs as my favorite, it would be the ADAM […]