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RECORDING WITH US
We believe there is a world of talent out there waiting to be recorded but often never is due to the high costs and intimidating nature of 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 and surroundings. But just because we don't have a physical location, doesn't mean there is a reduction in recording quality. Many great recordings have been captured in unconventional environments. (See History of Mobile Recording)
Second, we thought “let's offer professional quality recording at a competitive price”. A lot of studios out there cost an arm and a leg to hire, forcing artists to watch the clock and rush the creative process. Many even require customers to book half or full-day sessions rather than just the hours they need. So we thought let's offer a quality service at a competitive price with greater flexibility around bookings. (See Pricing)
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 recreate 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, quiet room 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!
Our standard hourly rate is $100 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:
Off-site post-production work (mixing, editing, processing and preparing content)
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