Our recording studio is Miami’s best kept secret, or at least has been for several years. The cat is now out of the bag: you simply cannot find the level of talent that our staff has AND the environment that we have to work with under $150/hr in Miami. Because our parent company Little Fish Audio LLC is also a recording equipment retailer, we have access to over $150,000 in equipment, in a state of the art facility, without having to break the bank, or make payments on the facility. We are able to pass along all of these benefits to the end user: YOU! We have managed to collect the finest hardware in the industry: pro tools hdx, Neve and Api mic preamps, Genelec monitoring, in an acoustically accurate environment. Our engineers have experience with a ton of major label work, under the gun, in high pressure situations. At the end of the day, it is the sound of your project that matters. We have the know-how to deliver the goods, with decades of real world experience at our craft, molding ideas into hits. We have a choice of engineers, with experience in Hip Hop, RnB, Pop, Latin, and EDM. Our engineers our patient and have the ability to get the sound that YOU are looking for. If you are planning to use a recording studio in Miami, please do not wait another day to book your session!
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.
What should I do before I go to the studio? What would you suggest? The majority of the work on your project is going to be done before you go to the recording studio to do the final recordings. What you should do is make sure that you have all your Ts crossed and your Is dotted, starting with the song. Make sure that you have all of your lyrics written, and rehearsed, and practiced, and you know exactly what you’re going to sing and how you’re going to sing it. Make sure that all of the instrumentation is planned, and that the band has rehearsed those parts and knows exactly what they need to play so you can get it down on the first take. Then, have some embellishments on the second take and see if some magic happens. Make sure that the band rehearses together. If you’re going to record all these things together, make sure that you have rehearsals together with a click coming through the PA. Record these rehearsals, and you provide feedback, and you make things perfect from when you get to the studio. You should also be recording your own tracks at home in Ableton, or in Pro Tools, or whatever program that you can get your hands on just to number one, get the arrangements set, and also to get yourself more comfortable with recording and with engineering, which will give you more knowledge when you get to the 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 […]