How to choose a recording Studio

October 26, 2016

Recording studio Miami: What makes the Fish Tank studios unique?

  What makes the Fishtank Studios unique?   Fishtank Studio is unique because we are a high end recording facility, where when you book the place out you get the whole place. It’s not like these high end studios locally that have all the best gear and the awesome engineers and all that, but next door you have another session going and there’s distractions, and there’s basically other people in the building when you’re trying to focus on what you’re doing. Here you get the entire building, we have one live room, we have one control room, and we have a couple of other rooms that we can set up as needed. There’s not that distraction of having that bass thumping in the other room or other band members in the hallway starting up a conversation when you’re just trying to get to work. It’s an environment where you can just focus on what you want to do and you don’t have to worry about outside influences.      
October 26, 2016

Recording studio Miami: What is the hourly rate?

  What is the hourly rate and is there a discount for booking multiple hours?   Our rate is incredible. With the amount of gear that you get, the level of engineering, we charge $65 an hour and I think that is … It is a bargain. Now, we do have a minimum. You need to book at least three hours at that rate, and then we can usually work something out if you’re booking in bulk. So big chunks of time, we can negotiate a little bit. There isn’t a ton of room because we need to keep the lights on, but generally we love what we do, and we’re willing to work with you.      
October 26, 2016

Recording studio Miami: What made the mix process easy at The Fish Tank recording studio?

What made the mix process easy when you were here? The mixing process here was great because our mixing engineer Paul Garcia, he wasn’t limited to what plugins he could use, I would say that was one major benefit because Little Fish Audio has every plugin you can think of fully authorized, he could just pull up whatever UA compressor you want to throw on there or EQ and not only that he could pick whichever one he wanted, but he could put as many as he wanted. Some sessions we had like 90, 100 UA plugins running all at the same time and that’s because we have the quad and the Apollo and then we have the OCTO card down below. Aside from that, the room, the control room is very well treated and the listening position has the clouds over it and the bass traps in the corners. It just gives you a very true perspective of your mix. Aside from that, the monitoring was very helpful. The atoms, the S2X’s were what Paul used most to simulate that wall sound and to give him what his mix was going to sound like. Then when we wanted to hear what the bass was going to sound like in the car, in another kind of stereo, we would switch to the general x which were not paired with the sub, but give you a more well rounded mix, including the bass, so we’re able to hear that. If we […]
October 26, 2016

Recording studio Miami: Why is the live room special?

Tell me a little bit about the live room. What is … The live room is actually something that I hold close to my heart because Josh and I treated it together. I think that it is pretty special. Mainly because I knew what it sounded like before. Now what it’s turned into is this very welcoming and clear atmosphere that when recorded is extremely transparent. I would attribute most of that to the ceiling treatment, which is a stretched piece of fabric. After that was done you could really feel the vibe had changed in there.