Accepting All Cards

If you are ever in a rush and can’t stop at the ATM for cash before your next session just come in with your credit/ debit card. We now at Apex Studio accept all major credit cards; from Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover, and PayPal. We pay for the processing fee to leave you with no worry about paying extra money for your session.

 

Mastering

 Looking for professional sound? Take advantage of the lowest prices in town to get your next or current project sounding professional. Instead of paying by the hour on mastering like other facilities you can get your album or songs mastered by the bulk. Which means that you can save money and focus on what’s important; making music.

Our bulk mastering prices are as follows:

Post Production w/ EQ                   1 – 6 Songs Signal Processing w/ equalization and compression $300.00
Post Production w/ EQ                 7 – 12 Songs Signal Processing w/ equalization and compression $400.00
Post Production w/ EQ               13 – 16 Songs Signal Processing w/ equalization and compression $500.00
Post Production w/ EQ               17 – 20 Songs Signal Processing w/ equalization and compression $600.00

If you just need your material to be leveled out, re-sequence, space adjusted, and fade to black; then we can save you money on that as well too.

Post Production Tune-Up                  1 – 6 Songs Adjust spacing and clean up gaps, fade to black between tracks. Re-sequence, and normalize levels $100.00
Post Production Tune-Up                  7 – 16 Songs Adjust spacing and clean up gaps, fade to black between tracks. Re-sequence, and normalize levels $200.00
Post Production Tune-Up                  17 – 20 Songs Adjust spacing and clean up gaps, fade to black between tracks. Re-sequence, and normalize levels $300.00

Going One Step Further

Here at Apex Studio we believe that we are more than just a recording studio and always strive at helping new/ old clients break out and be heard. Either through guidance or knowledge about the music business.

As of recent we have made a YouTube page for Mr. Chrltte, aided “V” in the organization of Label/ Entertainment business “Nu Galaxy Music”, made/ loaded artist music up onto the Itunes music server, assisted the Cheer/ Hip Hop Dance community in remixing their dance songs, and many more.

Our goal is to help and assist in every way possible; that’s what makes us stand out from the rest and achieve more than just a business relationship with our clients.

Live Sessions

We currently have a couple of new live sessions up and available for viewing. Check out Lil Rainbow as she does her thing in the studio and other artist on our website or on our YouTube page. Always remember to leave feed back; the artist love to hear what the viewers are thinking. Weather its about something they need to improve on or a comment in general.

Also we have made a change to our news page; we added the cooliris widget. It will alloy you to view all past and recent live sessions in one current view with a floating dock.

System Drive

Just like last year we are in the process of cleaning off our hard drives again and making space for new projects and audio sessions. If we have worked on any audio or graphic design material for you in the year of 2010. Contact us to get a master disc. We will be cleaning off our hard drives the beginning of Feb 2011.

 

Online Distribution

If you are getting tired of trying to figure out how to get your music in the Intunes music store and other major retailers online; then look no further.

Right now we are charging $100 to get your music into the Itunes, Rhapsody, Amazon, Thumplay, MySpace, Emusic and other major online music retailers. We set up your account and do all the leg work for you. All you have to do is supply us with your audio material, brief bio Album/EP, song info, and etc. Once we get your account established and created you can make changes or add music later down the line.

• Most recent music we have distributed to iTunes has gone live within 24 hours, however it may take up to 3 days.

• About 4 weeks for eMusic and IMVU.

• About 6-8 weeks for Amazon on Demand, Spotify and MediaNet.

• About 1 week or less for all other stores. Please note that the time frames given above are just averages – we cannot guarantee when each store will make your music live.

Studio Tips 101

1. The Better The Source, The Better The Recording

Think of your microphone as your ear. If something sounds bad to your ear, chances are it won’t sound great in front of a microphone. Making sure your source is the best it can be is the first thing to remember whenever starting a new project. That could mean a new set of strings, fresh drum heads, or having your vocalist do warm-ups before tracking. And, no matter what, everybody should tune before a take. 

2. Save Your Work Often

Nothing is worse than losing something you worked for hours on, especially when you’re running your studio as a business and you have a paying client. Always save your work between takes. It also doesn’t hurt to have an external hard drive that you backup your sessions to nightly; if something happens to your hard drive, you’ll at least have a copy to start over from.

3. Always Keep Spare Parts

Keeping basic items at your studio will always help keep things going smoothly when the inevitable happens. Stock a set of guitar strings (both electric and acoustic), some drum sticks, and always keep spare instrument and microphone cables on hand. You never know when your session will be saved because you came to the rescue!

4. Nothing Leaves Until The Check Clears

This tip applies only to the home studios that record for profit, not your simple project studio, but it deserves a mention of it’s own. Don’t ever, ever let any mixes leave your studio until you’re paid in full. This includes mp3 copies you send out via email, and CD-Rs you let leave your studio with rough mixes. At any point during the recording process, a financial dispute of some sort may arise, and they’ve still got a rough mix. This is rare, but it happens.

Remember, anything you let leave your studio, you can never get back.  Just ask any of the number of engineers who’ve gotten burned by non-paying clients!

5. Keep It Simple

One of the biggest and most common mistakes a new recording engineer can make is being too fancy. You’ll waste a lot of time — and your client’s money, if working for profit — by overdoing it in the studio. Examples of this include recording an instrument in stereo when a mono (single) track will do, doing too many vocal overdubs, or laying down too many guitar layers. Let the band’s music speak for itself.

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