Step 1: Demo's
This is the initial step that kicks the project into life. We have you send through a demo of each song you would like to record with "production notes" that include references (songs that have a similar feel or idea to what your hearing), ideas, and thoughts about how you would like to hear with each song take shape.
Question; Do my demo's have to be recorded in a studio?
Nope. In fact most of the demo tracks that are sent to us are recorded using a smartphone or tablet of some sort. All we need to be able to hear is the melody, lyrics, and backing instrument i.e. acoustic guitar or piano. An audio recording on your iPhone or Android is perfect.
Step 2: Pre-Production
Once you have sent us your demo's we have our songwriters listen through them and offer any ideas. As we mention in our Values section (see below), we believe in stewarding each song faithfully by shaping and moulding it into the best possible version of itself. For many songwriters this can be a hard part of the process BUT it is incredibly beneficial and is something we believe in. The feedback we provide on songs is in no way personal, it is simply to ensure your song has the best opportunity to achieve all that it is destined to. Our team will offer any ideas that help you get the best out of your songs.
Question; Do I have to use the ideas you offer?
No, not at all. Ultimately it's your call and you can decide what you would like to do with your song.
Step 3: Production / Tracking / Editing
Next it's time for tracking. We take your songs and create an arrangement around them. Our producers bring your song to life by tracking in drums, bass, guitars, keys, strings, synths, pads, and samples. What ever your song needs to musically gets added right here. We will keep you in the loop with how your songs are sounding by sending you bounces of your tracks as they are nearing completion.
Question; Am I allowed to offer ideas to the producer and/or make changes?
Absolutely! Not only will we get your thoughts off you, we keep you involved and will be asking you questions along the way ourselves.
Step 4: Vocals
Once we have it tracked and edited we are then ready for vocals. We'll have you or your choice of vocalist come on in and record the vocal tracks to your songs. These are fun, light hearted sessions that everyone enjoys.
Step 5: Mixing
After a final edit of your vocals its time for mixing. This is where we take each instrument in the song and mix it to the right sound and volume. We add effects, EQ's, layering, compression and range of other things that will make your song unique and professional. Once your song is mixed we will send it through to you for a listen. You are able to write up any mix changes you would like to make and send them through to us.
Question; Am I able to make changes to the mix?
Yes! We allow for 3 rounds of alterations. We are really confident that we will nail your mix before then but we allow for those artists who like to try a couple options too.
Step 6: Mastering
This is the final stage in the production of your music. Mastering adds the final "shine" to your songs and ensures they are at industry standard levels ready for CD, iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, and any other music distribution platform you want to use.