Bzinská 762, 696 81 Bzenec, Czech Republic
Tel.: *420 603 50 20 70 ( Pavel ), +420 603 50 20 60 ( Petr )
Email: studio (at) shaark.cz
Short Q&A about all kind of topics
Booking dates in the studio
„How far in advance we have to book a spot“ is one of the most frequent questions. The answer is: the earlier, the better, so you can choose the most ideal time for your recording. Mostly the studio is booked out 2 – 3 months in advance. If you book via email or telephone, please always leave your own telephone number to our information.
We cannot come to record.
What can I do if I can´t hold the agreed booking terms (for instance the drummer has haemeroids..) ?
Don´t wait for anything, call in instantly (time IS money in this case – most of the time OURS…) and try to move the date or cancel
What to bring to the studio ?
For sure always a complete set-up, if you don´t own a good one, ask some friends. Never underestimate the drumheads, always bring new ones – this influences the sound a LOT !!! One more thing that´s always underestimated are the cymbals – try to bring in only good ones ! We reserve the right to step back from recordings with loose drums…
The better and the more you can bring will help us to find your personal sound
You can bring your own, but if it´s not satisfactory, we can manage to get a good sound by using quality pre-amps and plugins (Ampeg SVX…)
In order to achieve a decent sound, you should not record a whole album with one set of strings, be prepared that we ask you to change strings every two or three songs…
Do we have to pay an advance and how do we manage payment at all ?
For a reservation (booking) in our studio we require a symbolic sum of 1000 CzK. This amount will be accounted to your final payment of course. Weh ad to take this step in order tob e sure that the band takes the reservation seriously. Fairplay is obviously fading also among musicians. Who will be ready to pay something in advance, will get a better price in the end. The final sum will always be necessarily fully paid, before leaving the studio ! No money – no recording !
We can offer you rooms and accomodation, details via email or telephone.
Exporting files for use during the recordings:
If you have pre-recorded sounds or instruments you want to use on your recordings, please always consult the formats with us, this makes everything easier.
Best exports can be achieved with WAV files – 24bit, 44.1 kHz or more. All tracks must start at 0 (zero = beginning of the song)
You can also use format OMF type 1 or type 2
If you have MIDI files, just export them as .mid
If you plan to use sounds and samples in your compositions, please look for them before coming to the studio. Do not rely on the thought that it can be done „somehow“ in the studio. We of course have some sound banks, but it is rather boring, if the same kind of sounds will be used by loads of bands – try to be yourselves !!!
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