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    Mixing

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    Recording

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    Mastering Engineering

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    Voice-Overs & Vocals

  • Recording

  • Recording A Great Sound

    Recording at Starsound Studios. What is the first step towards a great sounding record? It is an excellent initial Multi-Track Recording. The recording requires five ingredients. The first is a proper microphone placement. It makes sure there is no bleed between instruments.  It also ensures that your instrument sounds the way it does in the room on the recording. The second ingredient is a solid pre-amplifier selection. The right preamp can make all the difference between a good and great sound.

    The third is an excellent analog to digital converter. It is a simple concept to grasp. Good converter equals a great sound. An average converter produces an average sound. A fourth component is an acoustically treated room. The room should be the very first place you spend your money without a doubt. Next, is a pair of great speakers. Speakers in tandem within a treated room can not be beaten. Finally, an experienced engineer gives you the final ingredient.  When you think about it, why does one studio have a better sound over another one? Every studio has high-end gear.  The engineer makes the difference.

    Starsound Studios uses high definition audio converters. It also uses pristine microphone pre-amps with an analog equalizer and compressor on every channel. Together they form a modern version of an analog console. We capture excellent sound using these digital and analog pieces of gear. Also, we have a wide selection of plug-ins and analog outboard gear as well.

    Singers and solo artists track their final vocals on our studio microphones. Vocalists are getting aggressive radio sound. It is due to our many vocal pre-amplifier choices. Our acoustically treated vocal booth is a vital cog in the vocal sound. A recording engineer can achieve the perfect take by addressing the performance environment.

  • Our Studio Is The Best Choice

    The gear we have is first class. The technical expertise is among the highest of levels. Great gear and technical knowledge are the ingredients to a fantastic recording. The ears and vision of the engineer are necessary components as well. The ability to see the song's final result is the mark of a true professional.

    The engineer must be able to hear what an instrument sounds like in a room. He must then translate it to the recording medium. In other words, he must alter an instrument's sound through microphones and recording gear to a computer. This step is the most vital. The trick is to capture the source correctly. Let us show you the correct way to record your music.

    At Starsound Studios we understand those complicated steps and make every effort to get a recording right. There is no such thing as fixing it in the mix. An engineer must capture the instrument sound with accuracy. The audio tracks will blend better because of that precision. Our philosophy is simple. Record correctly to mix less.

    On a tight budget? We have multiple studios with an hourly rate for almost any budget to afford. For the amount of equipment and experience - you just can't beat our recording studios.

  • Added Bonus and Words of Wisdom

    Starsound Studios has the Dynamount. Remember the previous statements about the proper way of recording? Get ready for this! The Dynamount lets us dial in the guitar/Bass microphones remotely. That's right. You can play in the control room with our engineers, and they can remotely move the microphones on your cabinet to dial in your guitar sound correctly. Think about it, instead of trying to mix your way to the guitar sound - how about capturing it in the beginning?

    We take it one step further. So you have the perfect guitar sound right? Then it is the bassist's turn. They dial in the perfect sound just like you did. Now we make you play together to see if frequencies are fighting each other. Then, pull them out of one, down on both, etc. Now you have the perfect band sound. That was the original reason you came into the studio in the first place right?

    Now play the bass guitar with the kick drum. See which frequencies are fighting each other and repeat the steps mentioned above. Now your band sound is complete. Think of it as a sandwich. The meat is never inside the bread. The mayonnaise is never inside the meat and so on. They are on top of one another, not fighting for space. The same is true with instruments. Otherwise, the band would sound mushy. Ever seen a live band that sounds that way? It is why.

    You can dial in a perfect guitar sound, but it may not work with the other guitarist or bassist in your band. They should not fight for sound, but be a cohesive thump in your chest. We realize this problem and help you solve it. Remember this is not a personal attack on your sound. We just try to capture the purest sound.

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