These are the most frequently asked questions from first time artists using our recording studio.
1. What is mixing and Mastering? Mixing is the process of combining all of the sounds in each track, balancing them in levels as well as compressing, equalizing and adding effects to the track. Mixing is the second to last process before a song can be released. Mastering ensures that each songs is balanced with the other songs throughout all digital streaming platforms like ITunes, Apple Music, Spotify, etc.
2. What is the difference between a producer and an engineer? A producer is someone that artistically creates the beat for the artist. The engineer is the person that records the artist on the beat.
3. What is the difference between a recording engineer and a mixing engineer? A recording engineer records the session and does minimal mixing for the track. A mixing engineer ensures that all sounds in the track are balanced thoroughly.
4. How long does it take to record one song? The length of the recording session differs depending on the proficiency of the artist and the recording engineer as well as whether the lyrics are written or freestyle. Most sessions last 2 hours for one song.
5. What does a pre-mix entail? Our recording engineers offer a standard pre mix for each track which provides light mixing and balancing.
6. Can I make a song if I can’t sing? Yes. Our recording engineers can improve the sound of your voice and will offer the best tips for a quality production.
7. How much does it cost to place my songs on all platforms? The cost for placement on each digital streaming platform varies such as, Tunecore, United Masters, DistroKit, etc.
8. Can you revise a song I created at another studio with only an MP3? Unless you have the complete session from the recording engineer of that studio, I cannot revise your existing track. The only option is to recreate the song with just the instrumentals.
9. What are stems? Stems are the individual tracks in each session that contain the main vocals, ad libs, doubles, etc.
10. Am I allowed to take a copy of the source file for my recording session? Yes. Please bring a flash drive to store the file.