When looking for a recording studio, I have seen prospective clients discern between studios on equipment lists alone. I am asked what DAW (digital audio workstation) we use, what type of outboard equipment we have available (microphone preamps, compressors, equalizers), which microphones we have to choose from, and for a plugin processor list. These are all important and valid questions. Aside from the actual talent and ability of the recording engineer, the tools that we use to get great sound are critical. Fortunately our recording studio has equipment and software in spades. Our parent company is an online retailer for studio equipment, and gets great manufacturer demo model deals that are not available to other studios. We can afford to have great equipment, even if we do not book our room. This is a HUGE benefit of using our studio. Big budget studio equipment at project/home studio pricing. However, this is not our most valuable attribute! Our room is acoustically sound, treated for accuracy, and yields a clear representation of what your music will sound like elsewhere! Being able to offer an accurate soundscape in the control room is paramount. How is it possible to make mix decisions that translate to all listening systems? The answer is having an accurate listening environment that is treated properly! What is proper treatment, and how is it achieved? The answer quite simply is the use of the scientific method to achieve accuracy. We measure, the acoustic response of the listening position with measurement […]
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.
Miami, fl has an abundance of [intlink id=”7″ type=”page”]recording studios[/intlink]. With the Latin, EDM, and enormous hip hop market, and as a destination for national and international acts, there is no wondering why! Getting the most out of a recording studio means knowing exactly what you need, and what is available. Are you tracking vocals only? You are likely not in need of an enormous SSL mixing room that books at $1000/day or more. Are you recording a big band or group with 8 or more performing at the same time? You may need one of Miami’s larger live rooms with facilities that can accommodate. Today more than ever, major label recordings are being made, and albums are being mixed by smaller facilities that have two critical pieces working for them: incredibly well trained, vetted recording engineers, an accurate studio environment, and the might of high end analog and digital recording equipment. Aside from being a recording and mixing engineer with over a decade of Major Label recording experience, we own a retail company that sells the bleeding edge equipment that recording studios are using today. Not only are we fully informed on what the latest and greatest equipment being used, we actually own most of it. Software plugins like Waves, Universal Audio, McDSP, Sonnox can cost recording studios tens of thousands of dollars. We have all of this at our clients disposal, as authorized dealers for these brands. The same too can be said for the latest Avid HDX […]
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.