Booking A Session

 

Completing a recording is a 3 part process consisting of

recording, mixing and mastering.
























































Not sure which session is right for you? Contact us with any questions.


Minimum session length is usually 3 hours. For shorter bookings such as voiceovers and mix tweaks contact us for a price.  We can suggest a variety of Recording locations.


If it’s you’re first session with us we’ll require 50% deposit (non-refundable) up front which can be paid by card or paypal. For all other bookings payment is due at the end of the session. Cash is preferred but we also accept cheque or card payments through PayPal. Services can be paid for through our website and gift vouchers are available for all services.


No audio can be released until outstanding payments are settled. Invoices and receipts can be issued on request. We charge a cancellation fee of £30 or 25% (whichever is greater) if you cancel your session within 48 hours. You're welcome to have the multitrack files for any projects we've worked on.  These will be quoted for on a per project basis.




Swanfield Pre Recording Advice


There are several ways you can help get the most from your session with us.

Please read the following information carefully so you can come prepared for an efficient session.


  1. Get a good nights sleep - especially if you're a singer. Tired bodies mean tired vocal chords.

  2. Make sure your instruments are in good shape. Re-string guitars and tune drums in advance of the session if needed.

  3. Turn up on time - not late, but not early either. We often have sessions back-to-back so you won't be able to start any earlier.

  4. If you're in a band with several members, try not to cramp the sessions by having band members around who aren't needed. Smaller groups tend to be more focussed.

  5. Pack up you’re equipment as you go.  Recording time includes setup and packing down.



Mastering Guidelines


Final master CDs are in industry standard Red Book format ready for duplication/replication. Mastering for vinyl is also available and wav/mp3 files are available on request. Additional master CDs are charged at £1 each. 


There are several ways to get us your files. 

  1. Use our dedicated online form here

  2. Use a free online transfer service such as wetransfer.com

  3. Share files from your Dropbox account

  4. Upload them to our Soundcloud account as private tracks at www.swanfieldstudios.co.uk/Dropbox.html


All files should be uncompressed (wav or aiff) files at the same bit rate and sample rate you recorded at (no dithering) i.e. If you recorded at 24bit 48kHz then use the same settings. Also make sure the files have no clipping - pull back the master fader till the meters don't go into the red at all. As long as there's a decent amount of headroom to give us plenty to work with. 


Make sure your audio files are named sensibly and email a track listing with artist name, album title and ISRC codes (if applicable) to studio@swanfieldstudios.co.uk

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