It can be less expensive than you think

Recording - Hourly Rate
Based on £30 per hour, inclusive of all facilities
Recording - Daily Rate
£160, inclusive of all facilities (often with lunch supplied if Pam is around) and engineer/producer
£60 per half day
Special Rates
Original material: for singer/songwriter, first song free; for bands, please ask.
Student rates by negotiation
Discounts for multi-day bookings
Studio hire by arrangement
Cost Guidelines - Recording and Mixing
Generally, 1 hour spent recording can require 2-3 hours to mix/master for a CD, etc
However, everything depends on what you want to do, so:
A single song demo with, say, a guitar backing and not much post-processing: 1 hour.
Recording additional tracks (live or electronic): up to 1 hour extra per track.
Mixing a multi-track session of a single song: add 1-3 hours to the above.
For a 4-piece band up to 3 songs in a day is achievable, (more if you can play 'live' cleanly),
followed by a day to mix.
TIP: Costs can be kept down by being WELL REHEARSED! and agreeing with us in advance what you want to achieve. But, remember that during the recording process, 'improvements' often show up and these can affect budgets.
On costs, we will always be as flexible as possible but ... it's expensive running a studio!
Cost Guidelines - Mastering for CD
(If you want files for electronic distribution, this generally won't concern you)
Mastering is the preparation of files for CD production. It can be a 'black art' involving many subjective decisions. What level of production you wish to achieve will determine how we handle things. Our software is capable of delivering results good enough for most general-purpose needs (e.g. a domestic CD to circulate among friends) during the processes described above - hence no additional costs. But, for top class results, we may recommend an outside supplier, in which case we'd need to work out a special price for you.
For bands and musicians wanting to 'make a demo' this concept can work well, and cut costs. The idea is that, instead of tracking each instrument separately, bands simply set up as for a 'live' gig.  The above pic shows an example. Much more honest, and better, for impressing potential bookers we'd say, and far better than recording a real gig in some cavernous village hall.
The JPS acoustics allows a really good 'live' sound to be reproduced without the usual boxiness, slap-back echo, or reverberation associated with a live performance. We record you playing, say, 30 minutes of your act so you are able to show what you can really do 'live', including your presentation skills.  You can even include a small audience if you wish.
This works best for smallish groups, particularly acoustic or semi-acoustic outfits. For larger bands, if we can DI most of your instruments and fold them back to you in headphones it could also work nicely. However, it will not work for hi-decibel rock.
If you fancy this approach, give me a call on 07831 138 318 and we'll talk it through.
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