FAQ's

"Why use real instruments?"

Nothing beats the sound of real brass & woodwind. Whilst there maybe plugins galore for replicating strings, drums and other instruments, synthesised brass sounds are never the same as the real thing. You cannot replicate real power, phrasing, style, flair, dynamics, and articulation with synthetic brass. That’s what we do - replace synthesised sounds, and make it better! 

The music scene today is difficult. There are cutbacks and cost-cutting where we think it needn't be. This makes recording a project and making it sound great even more difficult. That’s why we wanted to provide this service, thinking that time and money are often enemies of songwriters and producers, and when up against it, they will settle for cheap imitations or none at all. Our studio is here to meet the demands producers and writers face, when under pressure and working within strict deadlines and budgets. We offer an efficient, top-quality and affordable service - whether it’s replacing midi synth brass or arranging and recording brass & woodwind to suit the track - we rise to the challenge and can help you achieve the results you want. This is an online, remote recording facility, which means we can record at any time, and in our own studio, keeping your studio costs and time down to a minimum. 

Our aim is to provide this top-quality service that can work for everybody.

“Can we hear it before you send the files?”

Yes you can.
We can do a quick mix for you to hear what we've done. If you have any changes you wish to make, we will be happy to do them for you.

“How do we receive the recorded files/stems?”

We use Wetransfer and Dropbox to transfer files quickly and easily. Please let us know if you have any preferences regarding this.

“How much do you cost?”

Please get in touch for more information on pricing.

“What do you need from me?”

Firstly we need a bounce of your track. This can be a rough mix in any audio format, usually WAV or mp3.
Next, we need to know the instrumentation and parts you want us to play. 
For a full list of instruments played, click here.

If you have brass parts/ideas ready for us to record, then we suggest to send us the track as one file (minus brass parts), and the brass parts as another file - audio, midi, or a score if you have it (even better if you have all of the above!) We can then hear what it is we need to play, clearly, saving time.

If you would like us to arrange the brass parts, or contribute to any existing ideas you have, we are experienced at this and are more than happy to help.

We will work with you to achieve your vision.

If you have any file-type recording specifics, please let us know (e.g. 24bit 44.1kHz Wav).

"Can we get the stems 'dry'?"