The hourly rate is $40.00 per hour on weekdays, and $50.00 per hour on Saturdays and Sundays. Cash or Paypal only. That includes Richard as your engineer.
There is a two hour minimum. To book a session, we may need to get a $50.00 deposit to hold that date and time for you. You can give us that in cash, check or Paypal. If it is a check, we will return that to you at the end of the session (or sessions) and then you pay in cash or Paypal at that time.
The deposit is non-refundable if you cancel within 3 days of the session. Just let us know in plenty of time if you change your mind, so we can re-book it and we can then either refund the $50.00 or move it to another date and time.
We offer analog reel to reel to digital transfers from many formats including 1/4 inch 4 trk, 1/2 trk and 2 trk. We also can do 1/2 in, 2 trk, 8 trk or 16 trk transfers as long as the tapes don’t have Dolby noise reduction. DBX is OK. Those multi-track transfers can be delivered with or without noise removal to Protools or at 16 bit or 24 bit formats (either WAVE files or AAIF’s).
A lot of people like us to remove the tape hiss on these things as well. We use the incredible Waves Restoration Bundle or, we can deliver it without that process.
The rate for tape restoration is $40.00/hour.
The time it takes to restore your tape depends upon the age of the tape, and how the tapes have been stored. Usually, we bake the tapes in a special convection oven for about 6 to 8 hours in order to counteract the "Sticky Shed Syndrome" common in many older tapes.
There is a one time $50.00 charge for the baking process. Typically, you figure the length of the material multiplied by 3 (sometimes 4) as the average time it takes to get these done right. We can also master the final product to current volume standards if you would like.
We do not have a live grand piano. Currently we are using a state-of-the-art digital samples utilizing a few different programs based upon the sound needed. The most popular one is "Ivory" and we do have that program. It's just a matter of whether you're comfortable using a piano controller.
Our controller feels just like a real piano (88 weighted keys) and it's called an Alesis QS8. Most people are very happy with the sound of Ivory. It includes Bosendorfer, Steinway, Yamaha Grands and more. These are all sampled in amazing rooms from all over the world.
The beauty of recording this way is that the performance is recorded as audio AND midi. Because of this, we can fix any bad notes that might occur and then re- render the corrected performance to a new audio track. This technique also lets you change keys or tempos after you have played the song without any loss of fidelity. Brilliant!
Waves Diamond Bundle, McDSP Bundle, TC Electronics Master x 3, Eventide Anthology Bundle, Waves GTR3 Guitar Rig by Paul Reed Smith, Steven Slate FG-X, Steven Slate Trigger, Antares Auto, Revibe, Valhalla Reverb and Echo, Line 6 Amp Farm, Sans Amp, Amplitude 1 & Jimi Hendrix, Pultec Bundle, Focusrite D2 and D3, Bomb Factory BF-3A and BF-76
Mackie HR-24s, Yamaha NS-10s, Kenleigh Custom Studio Monitors, Headphones by Sennheiser, Audio Technica and Sony
ANALOG AND DIGITAL RECORDERS:
Tascam MSR-16 1/2 in (with DBX noise reduction) 3 Alesis ADAT XTs (24 tracks), Teac A-3300SX 1/4in, Teac 3340 4 track, Aiwa Cassette Deck, Aiwa XC-004 CD Deck
PRE-AMPS /RACK GEAR/ EFFECTS:
Symetrix SX 202 Dual Mic Preamp (sounds like a Neve 1073) Aphex Compellor (Stereo) DBX 160A, Behringer Composer x 2, DBX 463X Gate x 2, Alesis Micro Gates
Pro Tools HD2-8.0, Superior Drummer 2.0, Digidesign Strike, Structure, Xpand II, Drumagog, BFD Drums, Waves GTR 3 Guitar System, Synthogy Ivory, Mach Five II w/ huge library
KEYBOARDS AND MODULES ETC:
Vintage Hammond M-3 organ w/Leslie (Leslie can also be used for guitar or anything), Alesis QS-8 88 Key Weighted Keyboard Controller and Synth, EMAX Sampler (original with huge library) Alesis D-4 Drum Module, Roland U-220
Custom 6-Piece Maple Drum Kit (24 in and 22 kicks) 8, 10, 12, and 14 in. Toms, Snares by Ludwig and Pearl and Tama, Cymbals by Sabian and Ludwig, Assorted Percussion Instruments
Radial J-48s, Active DI, Behringer Ultra DI, Pro Co DB-1 DI, Zeus 8325 DI, DOD AB Box, Rapco ABC Box
GUITAR/ BASS STUFF:
Blackstar HT Club 40 w Celestion speaker, Rocktron Chameleon, Mesa Boogie 50/50 with various cabinets, Line 6 Pod, Line 6 Bass Pod, Original Sans Amp and Bass Sans Amp
Custom Richard Blitz Pedalboard w TC Electronics Flashback x 4, Xotic Effects BB Preamp, MXR Flanger, Boss Chorus Ensemble, Boss CE-3 Chorus, Danelectro Cool Cat (Univibe clone) Mu-Tron Octave- Divider, Original Crybaby Wah-Wah, Boss TR-9 Tube Screamer, Various custom pedals
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