FAQ

Below is a list of some of the commonly asked questions we receive via our phone and email enquiries. Have a read of the responses below, and if you still have some questions about your session, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us via the Contact Page.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO RECORD A SONG?

The process of recording a song varies depending on the proficiency of the performers, the style of the music, and the instrumentation involved  (i.e., how many instruments, etc.). As a guide, for example, to produce a release quality recording, it takes around one day to record a song and around one day to mix it. Please, note that these are guidelines only.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I GO OVERTIME OR DON'T FINISH WHAT I NEED TO GET DONE DURING A RECORDING SESSION?

While we will always try to gather as much information from our clients as possible to plan out your sessions realistically, sometimes, things go over time. Please, consult our studio overtime rates.

HOW FAR AHEAD DO I NEED TO BOOK?

Ideally, you should book the Studio well in advance, the more time, the better. Having the mandate to work towards will mean you get the sessions you want and are well prepared to deliver the goods on the tracking days. As a rule, give yourself around a month to prepare.

DO YOU HAVE INSTRUMENTS AND AMPLIFIERS AVAILABLE FOR USE?

Yes, we have an array of backline equipment available.

IS MIXING INCLUDED IN THE HIRE RATES?

It all comes down to planning. The process of producing a finished product is divided into four parts, these being; recording, editing, mixing, and mastering. These are all included in the hire of the Studio. However, there needs to be time allowed for these processes to fit into your session. Whether or not, these processes can be done during your session depends on the instrumentation, number of songs, desired quality, and proficiency of the musicians/artists. We will work with you to estimate how long these processes will take, and therefore, let you know how long you will need in the Studio to get the job finished.

AM I ABLE TO ENGINEER MY SESSION?

Most of the time, our clients require an engineer to run their recording session. However, this is not always necessary. If you would like to hire the Studio without an engineer, you will require an assistant engineer to help you set up and orientate you with the facility (fees apply).

CAN WE BRING OUR ENGINEER OR PRODUCER?

Yes, our studios are available for sessions without having our engineers present. The first session you do with us will require a staff member to be present for studio orientation, but after that, you’re free to book the Studio without an engineer/producer.

I'M A FREELANCE ENGINEER, CAN I HIRE YOUR STUDIOS?

Yes, you can hire the Studio for short or long term sessions.

YOU RECORDED ME A WHILE BACK, DO YOU STILL HAVE MY BACKUP FILES?

More than likely, we have your data on file at the studios. We are happy to try and find your audio for an hourly rate booking fee. However, we cannot guarantee how long it will take. Please, call us first for proper negotiation.

I HAVE MY SESSION FROM HOME THAT I WOULD LIKE TO ADD TRACKS TO OR HAVE MIXED. CAN I BRING THIS SESSION TO SALT STUDIOS?

Yes, we have a variety of Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) platforms to work in. Alternatively, we can open your session and import the data into our preferred DAW platform, Pro Tools.

DO YOU MASTER SONGS?

While we can master your recordings, we would always recommend the use of third-party mastering studio and a dedicated mastering engineer. We can recommend mastering facilities and engineers that are best suited to master your recording.

DO YOU PROVIDE CATERING?

Yes, we can arrange for catering to be provided. However, we have a range of cafes and restaurants just 10m from our front door, which provides marvellous food/drink and great coffee options. We also have an IGA supermarket and bottleshop directly across our street, and you are welcome to use our modern, clean kitchen facilities.