Recording & Mixing FAQ
To record a vocal and mix it into a backing track, you can book Studio 6 and an engineer for 8 hours for $790+GST. Plus mastering at $100-$210 per track +GST.
For a band, we recommend a day in Studio 2 (setup depending) and a day in Studio 6 with engineer – the total cost for a 2 day package is $2190+GST. Mastering ranges between $100-$210+GST per track depending on the engineer you choose. It’s always good to use our in-house masterer as the producer/engineer and masterer can discuss project direct.
- Number of songs/days
- Preferred engineer/producer
- Band setup/players
- The budget you would like to work to
- Project timeframe
When you book a producer, they will also do that, but will contribute to the project on a musical level and guide it on a musically concise and final direction with you.
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Mixing is where we take every instrument, part or track that has been recorded and balance, space and ride them from a multi-track session into a final 2-track stereo file.
An unattended mix is done without you present. The engineer will get to a point that they are happy with and then send the mix through to you for feedback and changes. We allow for any number of revisions, so long as they are completed during the same day of your session. We are happy to keep working on the song at a later date, but it will incur extra charges as the session will require recall and rescheduling.
An attended mix allows you to join the engineer during mixing and provide immediate feedback. While this is often the preferred way, it is usually a longer process. Most engineers prefer to mix unattended for the first part of the day then ask you to come in towards the end of the session to review the mix and make revisions if required.
We typically recommend a day per song to allow for a professional, release ready mix, however we can mix as many songs as 2 per day provided the music is well prepared.