A great quality recording depends on three factors:
The room you record in is important because you want a dry sound with as little natural reverb as possible. This ensure optimal control when it comes to mixing the music
This is arguably the most important part of the recording process. We provide a relaxing environment and can help with guidance and tips to ensure that you don’t just sing or play it, but you perform it.
We use Neve Preamps and Neumann mics (amongst others) to ensure that the sound is the best it can be. It is possible to capture a great performance with mediocre equipment but recording with great equipment adds a level of professional sheen.
Whether you are recording a song from scratch or just looking to do overdubs we can help with any aspect.
We pride ourselves on creating a relaxed environment to foster creativity. We have a separate live room and a chill out area and we serve the best tea in London.
When you hire our recording studio in north London an engineer or music producer is included.
We rent by the hour, half day or full day depending upon your specific needs. Please contact us for rates.
What Can We Help You With?
Great music is about engaging your listener emotionally and this can be done through the following:
Having spent many years writing and performing I can help with all areas of songwriting such as lyrics, melody, harmony and song structure. Songwriting is not an exact science but songs generally follow certain rules particularly if you want them to be commercially viable. There is a very fine line between art and commerce.
The instrumentation you use goes a long way to defining your sound. It will influence the feel and style of your music and so it must be carefully considered. There are also creative ways to use different instruments to ensure that they are in keeping with the genre.
Recording is an art in itself and it varies in complexity depending on whether you are simply recording vocals in a studio or a choir in a church. I know how to record all instruments and ensembles. If it is an area with which I am not familiar I would bring in a relevant specialist.
Arranging is the art of deciding which instruments do what and at what point during the song. This is in order to take the listener on a journey. It could be arranging basic band instrumentation, a brass section or even an orchestra. Either way the arrangement is critical in maximising the impact of a piece of music.
Mixing is balancing of all the constituent parts of a piece of music so that they all sit in a distinct sonic space. It’s another key facet of creating a musical journey which emotionally engages the listener.