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Postby Mr. Williams » Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:56 pm

I'm looking to put down 3-4 tracks, basically a quick demo (lineup change). I'm looking for something good but also pretty damn cheap. I'm trying to stay away from the bigger studios in Madison and looking for something smaller. Anyone out there record or have a few suggestions?
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Postby fisticuffs » Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:08 pm

Does anyone in the band have the ability to do some of the recording/mixing? I'd suggest doing your drum and scratch tracks in the studio and finishing the job at home. Otherwise pay.
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Postby Mr. Williams » Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:40 pm

No, i'm worthless when it come to anything recording. We don't have any means to record, mix or master. I'd rather pay and concentrate on playing...that and i'm really stupid when it comes to recording, really stupid.
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Postby jammybastard » Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:59 pm

sure, I can help you.
email: rollittakeit AT gmail DOT com
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Postby Thrillhouse » Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:20 pm

Robert Cox Realty has some practice spaces available.
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Postby fisticuffs » Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:38 pm

Wrong thread but thanks.
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Postby Mike O » Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:05 pm

Madison Music Foundry houses a unique recording studio where freelance engineers, bands, and producers can rent the facility out by the hour, day or week. You can bring in your own gear or hire an engineer. If you need someone to do your project, (drum tracking, vocals or a full production) we can set you up with the appropriate engineer.


*Rent the studio by the hour, day, or week.
*Bring in your own gear, and record your own project.
*20'x30' live room with 12' ceiling.
*14'x18' control room - 16 w/16-Channel/4-Return Stage Snake
*8'x5' iso-room
*Zoned Climate Control
*Adjustable/movable acoustic panels
*Wireless Internet

Check out the web page for more info.

www.madisonmusicfoundry.com

Or call Mike - 608-270-2660
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Postby jammybastard » Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:25 pm

Yeah, I can't compete with a big room but I do have good gear, mics, PT, plenty of plugs, etc...that work great for knocking out a demo.
Plus I'm cheap if you don't make me work too hard.
:wink:
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Postby fisticuffs » Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:32 pm

I got a can you can sing into. I'll pay ya extra iffin ya sing real good.
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Postby thewheel » Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:36 pm

I know my friend Mark from DNA studios is doing his own thing under Pressure Wall Productions and his prices are cheap.


http://www.myspace.com/pressurewall
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Postby jammybastard » Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:10 pm

Mr. Williams and I have been exchanging emails about this and I'm passing on it.

I misread his post assuming that when he said, "I'm looking to put down 3-4 tracks, basically a quick demo" he meant that it would be him tracking alone.
I can do that no problem, but that's not what he needs.

He wants to do a full band set up, live in a room, and that's more effort than I'm willing to put in for the rate so if anyone else wants to throw their hat in go for it.

You'll need space for a 5pc blues band and the usual toys and probably 16 inputs to accommodate everyone incl. vocals.

Aaron...forgot to put this in my last email.
If you don't want to go to a studio to save money you can try renting a room at Madison Music Foundry for a day and hiring someone with a portable multi-track recording rig and mic kit to track it for you. At the end of the day though you might find that you'll be spending the same amount of cash doing that as you would going to a studio.
Also you'll probably get a better sounding demo going to a studio.

Like I said, look into multi-tracking the way I described. It saves time and money when it comes to demos if you do it that way, which means you'll have more when you want to track or mix at a studio.

Good luck.
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Postby satta » Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:02 pm

I would highly recommend Jake at Paradyme Productions, his rates are more reasonable than others in town and he will work with you on a budget. His stuff also sounds really good. IMHO
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Re: Recording studios

Postby Bifftar » Sat Jun 21, 2008 3:01 pm

Mr. Williams wrote:I'm looking to put down 3-4 tracks, basically a quick demo (lineup change). I'm looking for something good but also pretty damn cheap. I'm trying to stay away from the bigger studios in Madison and looking for something smaller. Anyone out there record or have a few suggestions?


I suggest you contact Emily at MMI - (608) 663-2000 (Madison Media Institute). There are 8 hour recording sessions booking there daily & you get monster mics, great consoles (either an amazing SSL or the actual Trident that Appetite for Destruction, Siamese Dream, Girls Girls Girls & a bunch of DIO was recorded on) onto any medium you want - all for FREE. You can even use their drumkit (fibes) & amps (boogie, H&K, fender twin, ampeg single & vintage Acoustic dual 15" bass stack).

Recent sessions that I was involved in include The Dorothy Heralds, Cement Pond, Zombeatles and Clyde Stubblefield. I believe Optometri is booked soon as well...

Since it's no cost to you there's nothing to lose.
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Emily @ M M I

Postby Bifftar » Sun Jun 22, 2008 8:43 am

here's the contact for booking the MMI studio:

Emily Kuester / Registrar

Madison Media Institute

2702 Agriculture Dr.

Madison, WI 53718

(608) 237-8314

ekuester@madisonmedia.com
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Postby supaunknown » Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:27 am

You can't beat that deal with a stick. Not with a stick. A stick-a-woo-woo.
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