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We believe there is a world of talent out there waiting to be recorded but often never is due to the high costs of hiring conventional recording studios. So we decided to tackle this problem with a bit of Kiwi ingenuity...
First, we thought “let’s take the studio to you” and record you in an environment that you are familiar and comfortable with. Often an artist's best work is created in an environment they are at home and relaxed in. With mobile recording, we can do exactly that, record you at home and tailor our service to your needs.
Second, we thought “lets be competitive and offer a professional service at an affordable price”. A lot of studios out there cost an arm and a leg to hire. So we thought let's offer a quality service at an affordable price. Without the high overheads of a fixed studio location, a coffee machine and fancy furniture, we are able to offer our service at a significantly lower price than many of our competitors. But just because we are cheaper or don't have a physical location doesn't mean there is a reduction in recording quality or service!
Whether you want to capture a studio-quality sound or a live performance, our mobile recording studio can operate from just about anywhere!
Perhaps recording your debut single or your next album in the surroundings of your home or at your local school, church or community hall sounds somewhat unconventional. But many clients have done just that and achieved great results.
We're often asked, "but what about the acoustics?". While it is true that it's difficult to capture the isolated and "dead" sound of a conventional studio, we are able to get pretty close with our expertise and selection of equipment. For a studio-like sound, we often suggest a small room at home that is carpeted and has curtains. For a more live sound, almost any venue will do.
We provide a value-for-money service that encourages clients to focus on creating their best work rather than watching the clock and their dollars tick away. There is nothing worse than rushing the creative process!
Pricing starts at $80 per hour and includes equipment and an engineer. Unlike many conventional studios, we don't typically charge in half-day or full-day slots. Instead we charge by the hour and bill in 15 minute increments.
Additional charges may include:
Setup/break down time (setup of microphones, sound checks etc.)
Travel (depending on your location)
Materials (CDs/DVDs, printing etc.)
Session musician hire
During the consultation phase we typically discuss your requirements, our work methods and costs. This discussion usually also covers details such as:
Time, date, location
Number of performers & instruments
Number of songs or pieces
Details of the recording space