The pandemic hit us all hard in so many ways. However, one of the few positive aspects of the isolation was that many of you had a chance to do a lot of songwriting. . . . and we here at Lucky Run wanted to offer you some help in getting those songs recorded! We have put together 2 packages to fit your needs and your budget. Check them out!
* 3 Song Package (guitar & vocal) $150.00
Record 3 songs with you (or a guitarist you bring in) , playing and singing at the same time. High quality recordings with ability to edit takes together, and often fix vocals. Songs are mixed and run through a basic mastering program. You will get mp3s or, if you bring your own flash drive, the wave files of the final mixes. (Hour and a half)
* 2 Song Package ( guitar, vocal, bass, drums) $350.00
Record live with a bass player and drummer/percussionist. Rehearse the songs, in the studio, then the three of you record together. Time permitting , add extra percussion, additional guitar, harmony, etc. Get more of a band feel and a much bigger, fuller sound. Once again the songs are mixed and run through a basic mastering program. You will get mp3s or if you bring your own drive or flash drive, the wave files. (2 hours)
** Full Band / Full production
We specialize in full production, high quality recordings. This includes pre-production, arranging, hiring the musicians and chord charts. The song(s) are then recorded here with top quality studio musicians. As the writer, you can choose whether or not to play on the basic tracks. Either way, the writer generally will do a reference vocal when the musicians records the song. Additional instruments are overdubbed and then the writer/artist comes back and sings the final vocal. Harmonies and background vocals are then added and the entire song is mixed and mastered.
There are many variables that effect pricing. If you are interested in getting high quality, radio ready recordings of your song(s), we invite you set up a basic meeting here at the studio ( no charge) to go over the details and expectations of your project, and map out a budget.
Helpful Production Tips/Suggestions when Recording
Always bring your own tuner/capo and have new strings ( 2-3 days old) on the guitar. And make sure the guitar stays in tune.
If you are going to sing and play at the same time, you will probably be happier with the sound if your guitar has a pickup . . . preferably a good one,
Know your song in terms of the key and the tempo before you get here.
Know the lyrics when it comes to the final vocal. Vocals seem to sound better, with more feeling and energy if the singer is not reading . . . . especially trying to read off their phone.
Bring lyric sheets for the engineer and any type of chord chart you have if you are going to be working with other players. Most use the Nashville number system if you have that.
If you are able/willing to record to a click track (metronome) you will have many more options down the line, especially moving parts around, and adding additional instruments at a later date
If you are doing a bigger production (full studio band) , bring something to reference to. A recording that has a similar sound and feel to the one you are about to do.
If you want to bring someone else in to play as you sing (of vise versa) you will have the added advantage of the vocal and guitar being totally isolated, making it much easier to fix and/or re-record either one.
The studio has guitars, keyboards, and basses, and amps that you are free to use
Please note: when we say guitar, it could be uke, mandolin, banjo, or of course keyboard