How long will it take me to record my music?
Answering this question is sometimes as difficult as trying to predict the future. How long does it take for a painter to paint a portrait? It can take an hour or a year. At some point you’ll need to decide how much time and money you want to invest in your music. The more prepared you are the less time you will need. The best approach would be to call us for a free estimate based on your band, budget, and needs.
Can Skylab record demos for bands?
We do it all the time. We can also provide you with a list of every radio station/college radio station/ record label/etc… in America in case you’d like to market your demo.
$60 per hour, why is it so expensive?
IT’S NOT. Really. Studios of this caliber go for $100-$200 per hour in places like Orlando and Atlanta. In part, our prices are low because Gainesville has a very low cost of living which allows us to stay competitive. We prefer steady business at a low rate as opposed to sparatic business at a higher rate.
Can Skylab help us get a record deal?
We offer our clients free consultations with bookings. There is much about the industry you should know before setting out on a quest for a record deal. There are definitely certain etiquettes to follow when approaching radio stations and record labels with your music. We’ll sit down with you, discuss your goals and suggest which paths might be best to take. If nothing else, our consultations will save you a considerable amount of time and money down the line.
Why does it take 2 – 6 hours to set up mics for live drums?
A kit with 9 drums usually requires 12 mics. Each of the mics and drums take 15-20 minutes to set levels and tune. 12 mics x 15 minutes each = 3 hours. Sometimes it takes longer depending on the size of the drum kit and the condition (tuning) of the drum heads.
Can Skylab make beats for my song?
Yes we can and have done it for many rap/pop/electronic artists. Regular studio rates apply. One song can take anywhere from 1 hour to 8 hours to compose beats for depending on the complexity and length of the song. Bringing in a sample of the beat or sound you’re looking for will help speed up the process.
My music is DOPE! Y’all wanna be a part of this – can you finance my recording?
No can do. It’s not that we don’t believe in you, it’s just not the type of business we do. That’s what record labels are for. We’re a professional recording studio.
We’ve never recorded in a big studio before – will that be a problem?
Definitely not a problem. We’re patient and supportive. All you have to do is play your instruments – we’ll handle the rest.