Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some questions that we're asked fairly often. We'll post more soon.
We accept American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, PayPal, cash and check. Checks must clear before the start of your session. There will be a $50 charge for any returned checks.
Generally speaking, you should bring things that you can't live without, or that we don't have. For example, if you think your recording will require a Chapman Stick or a ship's bell, bring one with you. Typically speaking though, bands might bring a favorite snare or guitar, but mostly use the studio's equipment. We don't charge rental fees for using the gear in-house, and it's all well maintained. Our guitars are properly intonated and sound good. Please bear in mind that, while you're free to bring your own guitars, if they're in poor condition or not properly intonated, those issues will have to be corrected before tracking. Please let us know in advance what you're bringing.
We'll record anything that we can do a great job on regardless of genre or style. We've recorded everything from country to folk, from hip hop and rap to soul or punk rock. Also, we can usually work something out for most budgets. That said, we can make most things sound great, given a reasonable amount of time.
1. Stereo mixes in the form of a CD, .wav, or aiff files.
2. Payment in full before we begin the mastering process.
3. Song order.
4. Any notes you have regarding transitions or the sound you would like for the album.
5. Anything else that you know we might need, such as ISRC codes.
We often mix or master records for bands that aren't in Colorado, or even the United States. When we schedule the session, you'll be provided FTP login info for you to upload your files. You'll need to use an FTP client such as Fetch for Mac, or IPswitch for PC. Web browsers like Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari aren't really the best options for uploading files to an FTP server.
Generally, we can provide the first reference within two weeks of when we receive the mixes and payment. If you're working with a specific deadline, please let us know when you book the session.
Everyone's heard the old hollywood actor's line, "what i really want is to direct". and while Clint Eastwood may have had a pretty convincing run directing himself in movies, it took him 20 years of acting first and most who try to jump the gap aren't so lucky. Directors typically don't write scripts, hold cameras, set lights, choose costumes or stand in front of the camera, yet in the end, the story is told through their eyes and the film takes a shape that reflects that vision. It is their job to tell the best version of that story. The same is true of record producers. They help the band, the singer and the song realize the best versions of themselves. Producers keep an ear to the total picture, allowing everyone else to focus on their own roles, drawing out the best parts, weaving them together and patching in any missing pieces.
Head over the the contact page and email it to Jason Allen. We'll get an answer for you.
If it should be, email Jason Allen and let him know. Make sure to include band name, album title, label (if applicable), year of release, as well as which of our staff did what on your record. We'll verify it and add it to the list.