Situated in the Cotswolds between
Contact:† Email† firstname.lastname@example.org†† Tel 01285 810461†
Welcome to Dormdust Productions.
We provide a range of audio services which include recording, mastering, voice overs, composing, arranging and overall production.† We also offer special packages for birthdays and other occasions where you can come into the studio for a half day or full day and leave with a CD of you performing your favourite songs.† Top quality professionally produced backing tracks are provided, all you need to do is the singing, or if you wish add some additional instruments.
Whatever your requirements please contact us to discuss how we can help or even arrange to pop in and have a look around.† We provide a very friendly service and good atmosphere which all helps to relax you so that you can perform at your optimum level.
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Using the latest digital technology operating at up to 24 bit 96kHz supported by a range of outboard equipment our aim is to record you sounding as good as possible. The main recorder uses a 24 track system but has a total of 384 tracks available and almost no limit to the number of takes that can be recorded and kept for review.† Once recorded we can apply a range of effects as needed, compression, reverbs, delays, modulation, chorus, mic and amp simulators and even if needed pitch correction to bring back into pitch that flat note on what otherwise would be a perfect performance.† Editing down to the actual waveform is possible to remove any unwanted noise, pops, clicks, or the odd sniffle and cough.† We also have a range of instruments and amplifiers for use
The Technical bit
24Tr, 24bit, 96kHz Sampling Digital Studio Workstation
V-Tracks: 384 (16 V-Tracks per each Track)
96.0 / 88.2 / 64.0 / 48.0 / 44.1 / 32.0 kHz
2 x VS8F-3 Card
2X VS8F-2 Cards
(See effects list)
4-band (2 shelving + 2 peaking) on each input channel and track
Compressor & Expander on each input channel and track
8 stereo (16 mono) available on each track
Plug-In Effects List
TC 3000† Reverb
IK Multimedia T-Racks
EQ and mastering suite
4 Tape Echo 201ís
7 Pitch Shifters
29 Mic Modeling effects
10 Vocal modeling effects
11 Guitar processes
9 Guitar Amp Modeling simulators
6 Bass guitar simulators
26 Parametric Equalizers
3 Graphic Equalizers
5 Stereo Multi effects
11 Speaker Modeling simulators
19 Mastering Tool Kits
We offer a top class mastering service to produce a finished CD with all the tracks balanced in terms of volume, overall sound and song sequence in order to produce a professional sounding CD.
We can also master songs recorded in other studios or on other equipment and most of the time produce noticeable improvements to the original material. This is achieved using a digital mastering suite consisting of multi-band compression, enhancers, equalisation and limiters.
We can supply a range of session musicians, guitar, drums, piano, keyboard, and vocalists etc to make sure that you have the product you want.
Composing, Arranging and Producing
Many people find they can write the words and have an idea of the tune they want but are unable to put everything together.† Given the words, a rough idea of the tune and the style you want for your finished song we can compose, arrange and turn your scribbled down notes into a finished song.
The system is fully midi synchronised so that the sound from midi sequencers can be recorded on a track by track basis to provide the maximum flexibility for mixing.† A number of sequencers and sound modules are available for your use.
Thousands of professionally produced backing tracks are readily available. Wrong key, no problem, the key can be changed instantly to suite your vocal range.
We can produce short runs of up to 20 CDs for you to take away and then advise you in terms of mass reproduction to ensure that there is no compromise on quality.
At Dormdust Productions we aim to provide a top quality professional service at competitive rates.† Every project is different and therefore it is not possible to accurately predict how much it will cost for the services you need.† Our rates are £25.00 per hour but discount rates are available for block bookings.
"In terms of how much it costs and how much is achieved is down to you, how prepared you are and how many re takes are needed.† Contact us to discuss your exact requirements.† Typically, for a four piece band with the instruments recorded together and then overdubbing for solos and vocals it is possible to record, mix and master three to fours songs in a day.† There is obviously a balance between this approach and the approach where it takes a week (or more!) to produce one song, but these are things to be discussed.
We have a range of clients ranging from local schools to professional performers, from heavy rock to single vocalists and also a number of corporate clients for music for training videos and conferences. Music recorded and produced at Dormdust productions has been played on national radio and local radio stations.† The Accelerators, one of the west county top bands recorded and produced their Christmas single at the studio.† Check out www.theaccelerators.co.uk
Whatever your individual needs are we are confident that your expectations will be fully met at Dormdust Productions.
Please contact Ian at Dormdust productions for a friendly no obligation chat about your requirements.
The studio is a purpose designed and built facility offering an isolated soundproofed live room and separate control room.† Both rooms are acoustically treated to provide the ideal environment for recording and producing high quality compositions.
The live room will easily accommodate a five piece rock band with all the associated equipment or a small ensemble of up to 15 people.† The live room also provides a very useful practice/rehearsal space.† Sound isolations is important for recoding , itís main reason being to keep sounds from out of the recording space, not just to keep the neighbours happy.
The studio is set in private grounds which provide ideal areas for relaxing when not recoding.
A large range of equipment is used at Dormdust Productions, some of which is listed below.
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Roland VS2480 Digital Audio Workstation
CME UF8 Master Keyboard
Samson Servo 170 Power Amp
Technics Power Amp
Technics Twin Cassette Deck
Behringer 12 way Headphone Amp
Aphex 207 Dual Mic Pre-amp (4)
LA Audio Mic Pre Amp (2)
Flat screen monitor (2)
Roland VX5080 with SRX-01, SRX-06 & SRX-11
Shure SM57 microphone (3)
Shure SM58 microphone (2)
AKG C1000 microphone (2)
AKC C3000 microphone and shock mount (2)
Rode NTK Valve Microphone and shock mount (2)
RED 5 Audio Drum kit microphone set and mounts (6 mics)
Audio Technica Bass microphone
Microphone stands (10)
HHB Circle 5 monitor speakers
Coda Monitor Speakers (2 sets)
Range of† guitars and effects (Bass, acoustics, electrics)
Fender Hot Rod Deville Combo Amplifier
Torque Bass Combo
Pearl World Series Drum Kit
Yamaha DD55 electronic drum kit
Roland TD3 drum kit
Dell P4 Computer
For a band with drums the first couple of hours will be setting up and getting things to sound right at source.† We wouldnít be attempting to record anything until the drums, guitars, amps were all in tune and sounding great.† The biggest challenge is always the drums.† In a live situation you never notice the odd rattle and the fact that when you hit one of the toms the snare rattles like a can of marbles.† As soon as you put mics on a drum kit they will pick up things that you didnít even know existed.† Now we can to some extent sort this out in the mixing by using things called ďgatesĒ, but the best option is always to fix the problem at source.† So, and this goes to all of you not just the drummer, the day before your studio sessions check all your gear out.† New strings on guitars (which might be better fitted a few days before the session) drums tuned and checked for rattles, leads and straps in good order (we do have a few spares) and most of all, make sure you know your parts.† I donít mind you paying me to hang around drinking tea whilst you learn your parts, but itís an expensive way to do things.† There will be some things that you want to try out that are different but come well prepared knowing all the basics.
As for the vocalists, donít give in to the urge to eat a dozen packets of throat lozenges the day before thinking it will do you good.† If it isnít broke donít try and fix it.† Just donít have a red hot curry the night before, and if you have a favourite type of bottled water bring some with you.† Not that our tap water is bad or anything but I know how temperamental you wanna be pop stars can be!!
If you are just a vocalist wanting to lay some tacks down to some pre-recorded backing tracks then we are normally up and running within a few minutes of you walking through the door.† Let us know a couple of days before what backing tracks you need so we can get them ready, all we do then is a few quick checks on different mics, pre amps and compressors to see which is best for your voice and away we go.
Having said all the above, relax and enjoy it.† Let us have all the worries and pressures.†† A studio is a place where you can play your music, be artistic, and take as long as is needed.