Recording and mixing services faq's :
How long is a studio day ?
We usually work 9 hours with a break for lunch . Typically from 9.30am to 19pm . This includes setup and backup to your hardrive . We usually don't work in the evening but it could be scheduled to do so .
what are the studio rates and studio rules ?
Please send me a mail @ or
call 0032 496 121259 so we can talk about your project or to get a quote .
Studio with sound engineer : 400 eur . this includes all gear and piano .
Studio without engineer : 250 eur / day . (baby sitting or setup for 2 hour included )
Piano tuning is extra 90 eur .
Backup of the Protools HD session or .wav files on your hard
disk ( mac formatted ) . Please make at least 1 more backup as i don't keep it on my drives for eternity .
Rehearsals : 15 eur /h ( minimum 5 hours ) . Please take all your gear backline , cables , tuners , sticks . We provide 3 monitors , a mixer and a few vocals mics / di's .
No booking without deposit .
All prices ex vat 6% .
Studio rules on request .
Can we come the day before to setup our instruments ?
No , the session begins from the day it was scheduled .
However , we can arrange to stock your gear if not possible otherwise . Setting up the day before or the night before is extra cost .
Do you arrange music or program beats and synths ?
No , i 'm a recording and mixing guy .
What can we do to improve our sound and make the session flow ?
If your drumkit and your drummer sucks , your recording 's gonna sound like shit . I'm not the guy who's gonna edit every
hit . So please take a good drummer and / or drumtech for your sessions .
If you come to the studio with . wav files please take the tempi of the songs .
Do you mix with the band ? What type of files to send for the mix ? How to organise the protools sessions ? What time does it take to mix a song ?
I usually do a first pass of the song so i can organise the tracks , group things and hear the song . After we can listen together and i take notes of all ideas from the band . After all its your song and i like to make you happy with it .
Please , if you give me . wav files , give me MONO files .
Please , don't maximise your tracks . Don't put eq or compressors on tracks unless it's for an effect . In that case
just give me both options for that track . The same for verb and delays , if it's important for the part , give me both options .
Please edit your songs . If i have to edit , cut , stretch , change the arrangement , autotune , i'm not gonna mix .
Please don't give me 5 times the same track with 5 different mics . 1 or 2 mics is enough .
Time to mix a song depends on the tracks received , the quality of the recording , if its a mess and tracks are nor ready to mix or are badly recorded i need a day to fix things before mixing begins ...