Recording studios vary greatly. No two recording studios are the same. It follows, therefore, that the people who operate the recording studios are all different too. In this article, we’re going to look at why we suggest that all our first-time clients come into our recording studio and meet us before we even consider booking a session. This mostly applies to music clients who have relatively involved projects. Voice over clients and other corporate orientated customers don’t necessarily need to meet us prior to working with us. However, making music is a very personal endeavour and we find that it is much better to get first-timers into the recording studio so they can meet us, get a feel for the place, show us their music, and we can talk shop face-to-face.

Recording studio producers and engineers all have different strengths and weaknesses. We like to meet potential clients to see if we’re going to be a good fit for their music, their personalities and if they’re going to be a good fit for us. When the artist and the producer-engineer get on well it usually follows that the music that is created is fruitful. When personalities don’t click it can make the experience for both parties extremely unpleasant. This is the most important reason behind an initially recording studio consultation.

Recording studios can be extremely impressive to walk into for the first time. They are very expensive and take an enormous amount of effort to operate. When we initially tell potential customers our fee over the phone they can gawk at the price per hour. However, we find that when they come into the studio and see how expensive all the equipment is it makes them appreciate why we need to charge the fees that we do.

Recording studio projects are all completely unique and it’s impossible to give an accurate quote over the phone for a project. All too often are we asked, “How much is it to record a song?” This really is the classic customer inquiry question that’s impossible to answer. Getting the artist into the studio helps us to learn more about what they are trying to achieve, how much time it is likely to take, where their skill set is on the talent spectrum, and ultimately, how much we think it’s going to take to get there. This can only truly be done when the potential client is sitting in the recording studio with us.

Hopefully, this article has given you some insight into why we always suggest that first-time clients, who are looking to do an involved project, come into our recording studio and meet with our engineers and producers. Personality, equipment, and budget are more easily communicated in person and in our recording studio.

For more information on our recording studio and how we can help you on your next project please get in contact via info@crashsymphony.com.au or contact us directly on 0408 300 402. We offer a one-hour free in-house recording studio consultation with first-time potential clients. It’s obligation-free so why not take advantage?