Frequently Asked Questions
Over the years I have worked with pretty much every genre of music and welcome it all. I have a lot of experience with rock, punk, metal, hip-hop, folk, country, r&b, dance and really everything in between.
There is far too much equipment to list everything but we stay up to date with the latest version of protools HD and use only the highest quality gear. Here is a list of some of the noteworthy equipment:
Neumann KH310 monitors
Portico II Neve channel strip
Avalon 737 channel strip
Chandler TG2 pre amp
API 3124+ pre amp
Toft ATB24 console
Avid HDIO converter
neumann km 184 x2
Dynamount remote mic positioning
Standard studio dynamic microphones such as D112’s, 412’s, sm57’s, sm7b and many others
At the audio mastering level we are no longer working with all the individual instrument tracks of a song but rather with the final stereo mix. Mastering involves balancing the overall frequencies and dynamics of an entire song to help it sound its best for the intended media. Mastering is also the time, when working with an album or collection of songs, that we try and make the songs sound their best together and prepare a CD master for replication.
Absolutely, we master all of our finished mixes and the cost is often included in the mixing price. We are also happy to master audio that we haven’t recorded and do so quite often.
We are pretty flexible but generally try and keep within 9:00am-10:00pm 7days a week.
Yes, we do very high quality voice recording for video. We have done promotional and informational videos for the oil and gas, dental and medical industries and also for Microsoft.
The standard studio rate is $60 per hour for recording. Every project is different and it can be hard to predict exact costs but we always sit down with our artists to come up with a timeline and budget to accomplish their recording goals. Give us a call at 403-703-1830 to discuss your project and costs.