FREE STUDIO TIME
Institute needs bands and/or groups to record for our
Student Sessions. There is no charge and you will receive
a DVD of the raw tracks (ProTools session data with WAV
files). Sessions are directed by a professional engineer
with state-of-the-art equipment so you will likely get
a great quality recording (based on time constraints).
The sessions are normally 6 hours long. The class then
mixes it the following week in groups of 2 (so you might
end up with multiple mixes if you like).
We normally try and get the basic tracks done really
well. Often we run short of time on getting overdubs done
perfectly. In this case you are welcome to book studio
time with a professional engineer at reduced rates. Most
bands do two or three songs per session since it takes
awhile to mic the drums and get a good sound. However,
some bands choose to do one song really well. It's up
to you. Groups that play everything live with few overdubs
(like jazz) often can get 5-10 songs done.
After the recording session students are booked in groups
of two to mix the song in 3 hour slots. Since students
are sometimes at the beginning of the learning curve,
you might not get the mix you are looking for. Again,
you can book time with a staff engineer to get it mixed
professionally. For bands the following criteria
must be adhered to:
full band with instruments is required - especially
with real drums that will be miked.
drummer needs to arrive first and on time.
(Rest of the band must be on time also).
your tracks should be on separate tracks (not just a
stereo mix of your beat)
- You must have your drum beats worked out before hand.
We don't want to spend the session programming drum
tracks will be dumped into ProTools for recording.
the manuals for your equipment.
have multiple parts worked out to record.
with bands, you may not get the mix you want. You can
book time at a reduced rate.
Rules and Regulations for both Bands and Groups
can also arrange for your own mixing, mastering, and/or
additional recording sessions with one of our staff engineers
for $35/hr ($20 discount).