This is the step that everyone thinks about when they think “recording studio.” You would think this would be the majority of what happens at Undercaste Studios, but there are several other steps that can take as long or longer.
Recording/Tracking at Undercaste Studios consists mostly of vocal recording but can sometimes include instrument or percussion recording as well.
Mixing and Editing are crucial steps in making a great product. The producers of Undercaste are proud of their reputation for performing one of the best mixdowns available. One of the first steps of the mixdown process is the tedious editing and tuning of the multi layered vocals and instruments that make up a song/voice-over. Next is equalizing, compressing and mixing each layer with specific goals in mind that meet the needs of the song/voice-over and the standards of today’s audio.
A coach can be a great asset during a recording session. The producers of Undercaste Studios are involved with the creation of music on a daily basis and each have ten or more years of experience to share with the recording artist.
Many of the regular artists that work with Undercaste Studios take advantage of the Artist Development offered by the studio producers. This can immediately improve the performance and will improve the artist greatly over time.
When an artist fully understands studio etiquette the recording/editing process times can be cut down dramatically, saving money, while still maintaining a great performance.
As more and more artists have home studios, it has become easier to find background music for our recording artists to write to. While these home studios may produce good musical ideas, they mostly lack in high quality equipment and experience. We regularly “revamp” these music productions to meet the quality on the project the artist is working on.
Along with song revamp, Undercaste producers also sell beats/background music premixed in the studio using high-end equipment and many years of experience.
Mastering is not considered “Studio Time.” Prices for mastering are different for each project. A general price estimate would be $50 a song with a cap at $500 for up to 20 songs on an album.
The final and very important step in finishing an album/project is Mastering. This process allows the mastering engineer to unify the album using EQ, Compression and Limiting creating a big consistant punchy listening experience while not taking too much from the dynamics of the album. This will show the shine of the quality steps taken from the beginning of the album/project.