What are your rates?
Currently, we are offering 25% off our standard fees, valid until Spring has sprung. For a quote, please complete the details of your project here and send it to us.
Are you running a digital or analog system in your studio?
Our system mainly operates in the digital domain with a digital audio workstation and a suite of high-end digital signal processing software. The audio is passed between computer servers using a networking Cat 5 cabling and with the Metric Halo audio interfacing system as the hub.
Do you have clients in on sessions?
Most definitely! The option to sit in on sessions is always available. Hans, the engineer, is very generous with his knowledge and skills and is happy to share that wisdom.
Do you run workshops on audio technology?
We don’t currently have any workshops scheduled but are looking at our options for streaming and podcasts, in light of the Covid-19 situation.
What kinds of projects do you consult on?
We can offer advice on how to set up a space for sound production, including how to treat rooms to optimise their acoustic properties and assess the technical requirements to achieve the best sonic results. We can also assess your training needs and advise on an education and training pathways that best meets your needs.
What audio formats do you work with?
We have guidelines that assist you with preparing your mixes in a suitable format, however, if you have archive material on older formats such as DAT, or any common digital audio file formats, we can work with that too.
What’s a good mic for recording vocals?
There is a lot of factors to consider in choosing the right microphone for your needs. There are a myriad of mic types that are designed for a variety of applications. The best mic is the one that suits the instrument or voice it will be used for, the environment it will operate in, the mic techniques you adopt and of course whether it fits within your budget constraints. Best first mic? Can’t beat a Shure SM57 – rugged, dependable, versatile, cost-effective, quiet, doesn’t require phantom power and they still sound great!
Where can I learn more about audio production?
Start with our resources page. You’ll find information about the sort of equipment that we use or have used, a range of audio and video tutorials and examples, as well as links to online resources such as forums, technical magazines and other reading matter.
We hope to provide training opportunities in-house in the not too distant future, so stay tuned for developments.
I’ve heard you are developing apps – what are these about?
We are developing a range of app tools that help the musician or sound technologist do productions. These apps are utilities that will support a range of typical tasks that the audio technologist needs to do in their daily work activities, including inventory management, equipment sourcing, production planning and sound production.