At Sessionworks Studios we offer high-resolution digital recording with unlimited tracks, using crystal-clean analog-to-digital converters from MOTU. Also available is 24 tracks of warm, old-school analog recording (some tape fees apply, call for information.) We keep a fine selection of workhorse condenser and dynamic microphones from AKG, Audix, Audio Technica, CAD, MXL, Oktava, Sennheiser, Shure and some custom microphones built in house. Our control room is outfitted with preamps from Purple Audio, Avedis, Old School Audio, hand-built Eiesens, Midas, API, Aphex, ART and more. We also have quite a list of equipment available: Many guitars, including Gibson Les Pauls, Fender Stratocasters, 6 and 12-string acoustics, Fender Jazz basses, and more. Guitar amps include a vintage Silvertone, Fender Twin, a custom-built 18 Watt Caswell (Marshall style), Kustom 200A, Marshall JCM900 and more. We have a vintage 1977 Ludwig Stainless Steel drumkit and a huge selection of cymbals.
We also have a Wurlitzer spinet piano, a Hammond H112 organ, Fender Rhodes and LP Congas and Bongos as well as numerous other percussion instruments. The expert staff at Sessionworks can handle any type of recording, from solo instrument and vocal production to full band and small ensemble. We have a large tracking room, and several iso booths. We also strive to maintain a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere to maximize your creativity. Call us to talk about your specific project’s needs, and we’d be happy to explain how we can help.
10 TIPS TO BE PREPARED FOR THE STUDIO -------->
Sessionworks Studios has radio quality mixing services and equipment at your disposal for a fraction of what you’d spend elsewhere. We have multiple software platforms available, including Sonar, Sony Vegas, ProTools, Nuendo, Cubase, Studio One, Wavelab, CD Architect, FL Studio and more. We also have an extensive collection of the world’s best plugins for EQ, Compression, and all other types of processing. Our engineers have extensive expertise in mixing and can give you exactly the “sound” you seek, including optimum frequency balances, clarity, stereo spread, depth, and volume. We also offer analog mixing to 1/4″ 2-track tape. Call to ask about our extensive list of credits, we’ve mixed many radio hits.
PREPPING YOUR FILES TO BRING TO THE STUDIO----->
Pull out those old recordings and blow the dust off. At Sessionworks we have the ability to transfer and restore multiple audio formats including:
Vinyl Records / Cassette Tape / 8-Track Cartridge /Reel to Reel (see list of formats below) / ADAT/DAT
Reel to Reel Formats include:
1/4″ 2 Track(Half Track) 7 1/2, 15 and 30 IPS
1/4″ 1/4 Track 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2 and 15 IPS
1/4″ 4 Track 7 1/2 and 15 IPS
1/2″ 4 Track 7 1/2 and 15 IPS
1/2″ 8 Track 15 IPS
1/2" 16 Track 7 1/2 and 15 IPS
1″ 8 Track 15 IPS
1″ 16 Track 15 IPS
2" 16 Track 15 and 30 IPS
2" 24 Track 15 and 30 IPS
(If you have a tape in a format you don’t see in the list call us anyway and we will find the machine to transfer your tape)
Some older formats require special care and may need extensive work in order to insure proper restoration. Please feel free to call and talk to one of our engineers if you have any questions.
Mastering is the final phase in the album production process, where the audio is trimmed, faded, sequenced, and optimized to be as good a sound quality as possible. Many studios claim to offer mastering, but at Sessionworks we have a dedicated, calibrated post-production room and professionally trained engineers with judgment and experience, which is something you cannot get from a software program or a plug-in. We can press replication-ready masters of your project that can be sent to any CD plant in the nation, on CD-R or as a DDP file. When you master at Sessionworks, you will receive a guaranteed low-error master, a printout of the C1, C2, and jitter test, a professional PQ log of the tracks and times, as well as free iTunes/CDDB data entry. CD Text of artist name and song titles is available, as well as high-quality MP3 files. We use Wavelab, the industry standard professional mastering software, as well as an enormous list of world-class plug-ins for EQ, Compression, Noise Reduction, etc.