Read more about the recording studio on the page ”About”
The studio have some good outboard gear, software, drums, guitar/bass amps and cabs.*. see equipment list HERE
But you are free to bring your own Amp, drums, cabs etc if you want.
If you bring your own drums replace heads and tune them (we can help you with that in the studio if you feel that you dont have the knowledge) and bring new drumsticks MORE than one pair.
We can get new drum heads for you and change them in the studio when you arrive,
but we take out a fee for new drum heads that will be added to your invoice.
For entire album recordings if you use our drums we will change the heads and add it to your invoice.
Guitar & bass players, replace your old shitty strings with new strings and bring extra strings.
We can provide new strings if you are to lacy to buy your own and we will add it to your invoice.
And make sure your instruments is intonated properly. If you can't do it your self let a proffesionell do it for you, it is worth the money and it reduces the risk of problems with tuning etc.
Prepare your tracks for mixing:
Edit all the tracks and remove all alternate takes. Remove any unwanted sounds.
Editing ,for example drums, is a pre-mixing job but we can of course do it for you. It will be added to your invoice, contact us for prices if you need editing and we can make a good deal.
Create a track sheet named: ”Track Sheet – song title”.
The track sheet should contain the names of the tracks and information.
Time signature and tempo, and if you wish, instructions / requirements.
You can download a track sheet HERE if you dont wanna make your own.
All songs should have the same tracknames and the tracks should begin with a two-digit number.
For example, if the kickdrumtrack is called 01BD in the first song. Name the kickdrumtracks 01BD in all the songs.
Not 01BD in one song and 01KICK in another song.
Keep the same trackorder! For example: If ”Snare top” is track 02 in the first song, then ”snare top” should have the same number in the other songs too.
Tracks that are not recurring in all the songs should be added to the end of the trackorder. Se the track sheet picture
All audiotracks and VST-instrumentstracks should be exported individually with the same starting point.
Leave about 1-2 bars in the beginning and some silence at the end.
Exported files are preferred in 24bit 44.1 kHz resolution. (If you recorded in 48kHz write it on the track sheet)
Stereotracks can be exported as stereofiles (stereo interleaved). If they are exported as dual mono: specify the prefix L or R. For example 07PadL and 08PadR.
Stereomiced tracks such as Over Head channels from an acoustic drumset, should be exported as ”dual mono”.
As time and phase differences can occur.
Stereomiced drums out best tagged with ”HH” & ”Ride” instead of ”R” & ”L” . As right and left, depends on which way you look at it from. For example ”10OH HH” & ”11OH Ride”
(Mail me for my dropbox infol)
Do not hesitate to send an email if something seems confusing.
You can record a DI-signal (Direct Input) ”dry” track through the instrument input (HiZ) on your microphone amplifier / sound card (NOT LINE IN!!).
You can listen trough an ampsimulator while recording.
Or you can record the guitar/bass through a DI-box.
By recording with a DI-box you can listen to the amplifiers sound while recording the ”dry” signal (DI) by "splitting" the signal.
You shall use a DI-box if you dont have an instrument input (HiZ) on your microphone amplifier (check the manual)
Re-Amp Chain with DI-box:
You can download a picture HERE that will show you the connection.
The preferabled resolution is at least in 24bit 44.1 kHz resolution.
Aim at-3dB to -6db, so that the loudest peaks never exceed that threshold.
Export all tracks that are to be ”re-amped” as MONO files with the same starting point.
We prefer that you export our files in 24bit 44.1 kHz resolution.
Create one folder per song and add the exported ”dry” tracks in them (1 song = 1 Folder, 10 songs = 10 folders).
And compress them. Zip , . Rar or share a dropbox folder with me.