Recording

Getting it right at the source...

Typically a band may have pre-production recordings prepared when they come into the studio. This could be a very basic recording they have done themselves or in another studio. If not, we would look to record guide guitar tracks along to a click (Don't worry if you do not know your songs tempo - we can work it out, no matter how crazy the tempo changes or time signature). These rough guide recordings are used to track drums to. Drums will be time aligned and edited if need be and then we are ready to record the real guitars. I typically record through an amp at the same time as getting a DI signal. DI signals are great for editing and then re-amping later on, if we want to have a different guitar sound, or thicken up our current one by re-amping through additional amps. When the guitars are finished we record bass. We are then ready for any additional instruments such as keyboards and finally we track vocals and backing vocals. We use top of the range class A converters and mic pres and our control and tracking rooms have been designed by GIK Acoustics for optimum audio quality. This enables us to hear clearly what is going on when we are setting up and placing microphones and it enables our recordings to be free from unpleasant room resonances and reflections . Before you come to the studio I will send you a detailed word document with everything you need to know. In general remember to keep your instruments in good shape, lots of new packs of strings (guitar and bass), drumheads, plenty drum sticks etc. Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries.