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Top Notch Productions!

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Great For DIY Artists or Producers!

Some Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to mix a song?

The amount of time it takes to mix a song can vary depending on several factors such as the complexity of the song, the skill level of the Mixer, and the equipment and software being used.

For a simple song with few tracks and few effects, the mixing process may take only a few hours. However, for a more complex song with many tracks and a lot of effects, the mixing process can take longer to complete.

It’s also worth noting that mixing is a creative process, and the mixer may spend time experimenting with different techniques and sound until they achieve the desired result.

In general, a professional Mixer with experience, good equipment and well-organized session can mix a song within 3 to 4 hours. However, it’s not uncommon for a song to take a day or even longer to be mixed correctly.

It’s important to keep in mind that quality takes time, and rushing the mixing process can lead to a less than optimal result. A good Mixer will take the necessary time to achieve the best sound for your song.

If you’re in need of mixing services be sure to connect with the Suburban Pro Studios team!

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Where can I get beats?

Artists are often looking for a Producer to collaborate with on their music. We sponsor a monthly beat battle called Fresh Produce STL that showcases Music Producers locally and from around the country. It’s an amazing networking event designed to connect Artists and other creatives through our music community. Visit FreshProduceBeatBattle.com for more info.

We also have lots of Artists that bring us music from YouTube to use. This is perfectly fine as well, we can get the files from YouTube for your project. You would want to look into the licensing the music from the creator as well, to make sure you are able to proceed with your new record when it is ready to release.

There are lots of Producers, both local and across the globe, ready to connect with you on your project. Let us help you out!

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Can I book a session today?

We sometimes have same day sessions available, but it it’s not always possible for you to get into the studio today. We do list our available times on our scheduling website and you can book with as little as 2 hours advanced notice. The Engineer would still have to approve the session before confirming you can come in. You can view our next available session on our booking page.

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Can I bring cash instead of using a card to book now?

We need a session paid for ahead of time to secure your Engineers time in their schedule. You can arrange a time to drop off cash ahead of scheduling your session, but we prioritize our online booking system for reservations and cannot hold time otherwise.

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Do I have to pay separately for Mixing and Mastering?

There is not a separate charge for Mixing or Mastering in our studio. We will Mix and Master your recordings in session as long as time allows. You are welcome to schedule separate sessions for Recording or Mixing and Mastering, but it is not necessary if you would prefer not to.

Mastering is included in your time in the studio, but we can also provide Mastering services for records not recorded in our space. We offer Mastering for $25/song.

Any additional time needed for Mixing or Mastering will need to be scheduled.

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What are the differences between Engineers?

Freelance – You bring your own Engineer or Engineer the session yourself. You or your Engineer would want to be familiar with how a recording studio patchbay and routing works in addition to using one of the DAW’s we have available. We will not be available assist you during your session, so if you’re unsure whether you might need an engineer we recommend not choosing a freelance session.

Recording Engineer – We have a Recording Engineer in the studio with you to run your session. They can do basic AutoTune and Mixing in your session as well.

Senior Recording, Mixing and Mastering Engineer – We have a Senior Recording Engineer in the studio with you to run your session and help produce your records. They can do vocal editing, arrangement, and tuning, as well as full production mixes and mastering of your recordings.

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What is a Freelance Session?

When a studio allows Freelance booking, it means that the studio allows independent professionals, such as Freelance Audio Engineers, Producers, or Musicians, to book and use their facilities for specific projects or sessions. This arrangement enables freelancers to rent the studio space and equipment on an as-needed basis, without being affiliated with the studio as full-time employees.

Here’s what it typically entails when a studio allows freelance booking:

  1. Access to Studio Facilities: Freelancers can reserve and utilize the recording rooms, control rooms, isolation booths, or other areas within the studio for their projects. This includes access to professional-grade recording equipment, instruments, microphones, mixing consoles, and other audio gear available in the studio.
  2. Rental Duration: Freelancers can book the studio for a specific period, ranging from a few hours to several days or more, depending on the requirements of their project. The studio may have different rental packages or hourly rates for freelancers to choose from.
  3. Technical Support: While freelancers are responsible for their own work, the studio may provide technical support or assistance to ensure that the equipment is functioning properly and help troubleshoot any issues that may arise during the booking period.
  4. Studio Policies and Rules: Freelancers must adhere to the studio’s policies, rules, and regulations while using their facilities. This can include guidelines for equipment usage, noise levels, safety protocols, and respecting the studio’s property.
  5. Payment and Agreements: Freelancers are typically required to pay a rental fee or a percentage of their earnings from the project to the studio as compensation for using the space and equipment. Depending on the studio, freelancers may need to sign agreements or contracts outlining the terms and conditions of the booking.

Allowing Freelance booking benefits both the studio and the Freelancers. It allows the studio to rent out their facilities when they are not being used for in-house projects. Freelancers, on the other hand, gain access to professional-grade equipment and facilities without the need for a long-term commitment or the expense of building their own studio.

For more information about Freelance sessions, check out our post about Freelance Engineering!

You can view the available time for freelance sessions on our booking website.

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Do I need to book another session for Mixing?

That is a great question. Ultimately it comes down to how you can afford to spend time in the studio. If you are needing to focus on getting a lot of records made and aren’t worried about getting the perfect mix, you might be great to go with the mix that your session used during recording. We can quickly master it and deliver it finished in session.

Sometimes we have artists that only want to focus on getting one track perfectly Recorded, Mixed and Mastered in one session. That is another great approach. By focusing on one song, we are able to prioritize every aspect of that recording from start to finish.

Other times, and artist just wants to record a few songs and then decide which ones to mix at a later time. This works great if you’re still writing or developing ideas for a larger project. You can leave with a rough mix of your song and then return to mix further or even record more.

We also have songs that are recorded by our more affordable Engineers or Freelancers and then shifted to the Senior Engineers for Mixing and Mastering.

All of these are great approaches to record making and have their own benefits. Consider which might work best for your project!

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Is your recording studio near me?

Well, that can be a complicated question right? If you’re in the St. Louis area, we are absolutely near you! We are located in South City Saint Louis, at the corner of Jefferson and Chippewa. It’s the same intersection that Broadway takes over for Jefferson so we have a bit of a wild 3 way intersection at our building.

If you’re not in the St. Louis area, luckily we have the internet to help us out! We can mix and master your recording and send it back to you for revisions. About half of the mixing we do at the studio comes from people not local to our area, but we are able to collaborate just the same!

So if you’re looking for a recording studio near you, we’ve got you covered.

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