Recording

At FireTower Studios we go all out to make your experience with ourselves as relaxed, comfortable, and productive as possible. We give you our full attention and won't just press record and wait for you to get on with the session. We ensure you get more than your monies worth with our full guidance. Our experienced production skills, creative input and years of experience as musicians, composers, producers, artists & tutors will ensure you come away with the best possible finished article, and something you can be truly proud of. All at no extra charge for in-house producers!

We pride ourselves on the work we produce at FireTower and we are in this primarily through our life-long love of music, and to use our years of experience to help you create and capture your visions and performance.

We are available to talk to you anytime you contact us for advice and answer any questions you may have.

  • Rates - £25 per hr, minimum 2hrs.
  • Solo performer rate 5hrs £100
  • Discounts for block bookings and full weeks etc

Mixing

We also provide a mixing service for those of you who would like the tracks you have recorded elsewhere to be mixed by a professional mix engineer.

The rates charged are typically per track, but the figure will depend on the project size, the number of tracks, and whether they are individual tracks or stems and so on...

We also offer great package deals when you have your songs mixed and mastered by us...

Contact us for a very competitive quote and to discuss your requirements and budget.

Mastering

Mastering is often overlooked and is the most critical final process between your finished mixdown and a marketable, polished and professional sounding end product.

The subject of mastering is vast but in short (very!), it involves the experienced ear of a mastering engineer and many post-production processes and specialist tools. This includes compression, limiting, equalization, editing, image tools, expansion & fades to name just a few.
Each project requires different treatment due to the specific genre and each individual song using one to maybe all of the above, to achieve balance within the individual track itself and from song to song.

Mastering is a crucial final touch to make your great mix sound professional, and stand up against commercial releases. You can send us a track to be mastered, we will then beam it back and you will only be charged once you are 100% happy with the end result. If we think you could make adjustments within your mix to ensure the best possible master we will inform you, and give you the chance to fix and better prepare for mastering.

Contact us to discuss your individual requirements, and we will go through the whole process with you and explain how your tracks can be prepared pre-master.

Mastering is included when you record with us, otherwise, we charge £20 per track with discounts available upon multiple tracks & albums etc...

The Studio

A list of studio equipment includes:

Computer Hardware

  • Carillon AC1Core4 rack system, custom audio computer
  • Mac Server (top spec)
  • Mac Pro & MacBook Pro's

Software

  • Cubase 6.5 + 7 (our main DAW)
  • ProTools 11
  • Logic 9
  • Every single Waves Plugin, bundle & collection there is! Sonnox, Softube, SSL, Universal Audio, way too many to list!
  • Stacks of top spec virtual instruments and other tools.

Interfaces & Preamps

  • Focusrite Liquid Saffires
  • Motu
  • Digidesign

Monitoring

  • Yamaha Systems
  • B&W MM-1
  • Various other systems
  • Presonus HP60 headphone amps
  • Beyerdynamic DT250's
  • Audio Technica ATH-M50's

Mics

  • AKG
  • Sennheiser
  • MXL
  • Shure
  • Blue Microphones
  • Rode
  • sE Electronics
  • sE Electronics Reflection & Pop Filters

Amps / Cabs & Modules

  • POD's
  • Pedals etc
  • Drums
  • Keyboards
  • Guitars
  • Hammond
  • Amps (various)

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