Frequently Asked Questions
How do I go about booking a session?
The best way to book a session or make an enquiry is by contacting Henry, the Studio Manager & Head Engineer by email:
We will usually be able to respond within a few hours.
You can also call us on 03301 228965, but please bear in mind we may be mid-session, therefore emailing us your details & enquiry is our general recommendation.
Can I check out the studio before booking a session?
Absolutely. In fact we generally always recommend new clients book a time to pop in for a cup of tea and a chat through your requirements, prior to booking your actual session.
We can give you the tour, and answer any questions you may have.
Drop us an email to arrange a visit. We think you'll really like us.
Please note all studio visits are by appointment only. Please do not visit unannounced, as more often than not we will be mid-session with another client.
Do you offer day rates or discounts for long sessions?
In short, no. Our hourly flat-rate of £40/hr keeps things nice and easy to keep track of, but we also believe our rates already offer exceptional value for money for the services and quality we offer.
If you have any special booking requirements however, please don't hesitate to get in touch by email.
What payment methods do you accept?
We currently accept Visa, Mastercard, bank transfer, or cash payments. Card payments can be made both in person at the studio, or over the phone.
How long do you store session files for?
We never delete any sessions from our hard drives, and everything is backed up, so your recordings will always be here and available for you.
Do you have parking?
We have one parking space right out front, and there is always plenty of free additional on-street parking available along Weald Road and adjoining roads, just a stones throw from the studio.
Can you supply session musicians or voice actors?
We sure can. We have a vast pool of session musician and voice actor contacts we can call upon across dozens of different instruments, genres & styles, and to suit different budgets.
You can find out more about session musician hire on the Rates & Services page.
How much time do I need to book for my session?
The golden question. There are a few variables than govern how long you are likely to need for your recording session(s), such as how well prepared you are and how well you know the material;
If you're a band, how tight you are and how well you have all the little details of your songs ironed out;
The complexity and elements of your songs & number of people recording, i.e. a vocal and acoustic guitar will usually require less time than a ten-piece band;
The ability and level of the performers etc.
Your time is your money, and we cannot stress highly enough - Be as tight and as well rehearsed and prepared as possible before coming into the studio, and we will have a killer session.
Once we've completed recording, can you just do a 'quick mix'?
Generally, those two words don't go together too great.
We pride ourselves on our mixing experience and quality, and the time spent editing and mixing your recordings will very much depend on the number of tracks (instruments) recorded, how much editing is required, the performance captured during recording, as well as the sound and quality you are trying to achieve.
Try not to underestimate the time that goes into creating a great mix. We will be able to estimate mixing time required once we know more about your project and what we're working with, but that being said, we will always be transparent with you and stick as close to your budget as possible.
Do you have any job or work experience opportunities available?
Due to the nature of our varied and increasingly busy schedule, we are unfortunately no longer able to take on work experience students, and at present, there are no vacant job opportunities. We would however encourage you to follow us on social media, as any future opportunities that arise, will be posted there.