What to bring to your recording studio session

Exactly what and how much you bring to your session at the recording studio is for you to decide. If you come to your session empty handed, we’re confident we’ll create something great with what we have at the studio alone. All we ask is that you don’t expect us to have every single piece of kit and instrument you have. We have a lot but we don’t have every artist’s ensemble. It’s your music. You know what you normally use and what you’re happy or not happy with. In this post, we talk through the equipment we offer then make suggestions of things you may (or may not) wish to bring of your own.

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Preparing for your first recording studio experience

That first ever studio experience is a definitive moment in the career of any artist or band, bringing their music from small live performances and home recordings into the realm of professional and marketable pieces of work. There’s just one catch: artists need to duly prepare! The studio environment takes some getting used to and the recording process can be difficult, so it’s crucial for musicians to make the very most out of each and every session.

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Studio Shopping 101: what to look out for in a recording studio

Consider the following scenarios. A full swing band dressed up in classic Rat Pack regalia, crammed into a recording booth the size of a bus stop, with the drummer getting smacked in the face with every pump of the trombone and a huge double bass pinning the singer to a wall. How about this: an experienced vocalist struggling through the 43rd take of their song after the red-faced producer once again “forgot to hit record”. And finally, picture an up-and-coming band struggling to drum up the funds necessary to go on tour because they rinsed their entire budget on a studio with plush velvet seating and a chocolate fountain. What’s the common denominator in all of these situations? Well, namely, it’s that each of these musicians could have probably done better research when deciding on a recording studio.

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