One FREE hour of recording time for first time clients with a 3 hour minimum booking, or two FREE hours for a 6 hour block.
One FREE song mixed and mastered for every 5th song you submit for mixing on a full length album or EP.
FREE mastering for all music recorded and/or mixed in my studio.
Two FREE hours worth of studio time, or one FREE song mixed and/or mastered If you refer a new artist to my studio who drops your name.
Still not sure? Try me out by sending me your song to mix or master, then listen to it and only purchase the mix if you are 100% satisfied. You can't lose!
STUDIO PREP GUIDE
These tips are only guidelines to help give your music the absolute best quality that it can be. They will not make or break your recordings, but they will help your engineer get the best possible sound and performance out of you!
Guitarists and Bassists
- For killer tones especially in metal and hard rock, it always begins with the player, and not just the amplifier and cabinet you're using. Picking and palming technique, the right type of pick, and strings, a high quality guitar with high quality pickups (I always suggest EMG's, but that's just me) will give you that awesome attack, and bite, and I will do the rest!
- Always make sure your instruments are in good playing condition. Be aware of shorting or wiring issues, fret buzz, properly intonated and they stay in, and hold tune well.
- When possible change the strings on your instruments the day before or day of the scheduled session.
- Make sure you have fresh batteries if your instrument uses active pickups.
- Most important please make sure you are well rehearsed, and know your parts.
- Make sure your drums are in good playing condition (no missing lugs, broken hardware, or bass drum pedals), and please no metal click pads on your kick drum heads.
- When possible change or have fresh drum heads before recording day, and make sure they are tuned.
- Make sure your cymbals are not broken and are in good working condition.
- Please make sure you have a microphone hole in all outer kick drum heads, and set at about 3 or 4 o'clock.
- Most Important please make sure you are well rehearsed, and know your parts.
- Knowing how to play with and being comfortable with a click/metronome is also very important, especially if you are wanting that pro modern day sound. Requires less editing too, which can save you money.
- Make sure you have your lyrics prepared or memorized.
- Knowing and understanding a little about microphone proximity and control is also important.
- Do not always rely on your engineer to use autotune on your vocals for major out of key or pitch issues. Always be prepared to give your best performance possible.
- Make sure you are well rested and feeling healthy before recording day.