Studio hire (BYO Engineer)
My studio in Fortitude Valley (Brisbane, Australia) is now available for dry hire. It is set up in a plug-and-play, BYO computer configuration: Connect one USB cable to your computer and everything in the studio is ready to use directly with your own digital audio workstation.
The studio has been designed for two principal uses:
Mono/Stereo recording (e.g. voice, acoustic guitar)
Hybrid analog/digital mixing and mastering
As such, the finest recording, mixing, and mastering analog equipment is available:
AMS Neve 1073LB (x 2)
SSL G (VCA compressor) (stereo unit)
Antelope Audio Pure2 Mastering AD/DA Converter & Clock (2 in / 4 out)
You can also easily patch in your own monitors and outboard processor if you would like to use familiar equipment during your session (or simply to compare gear!).
The studio is currently priced as follows:
4 hours - $100
8 hours - $150
Feel free to contact me if you would like a quote on longer timeframes.
I believe getting sounds right at the source is the most important of an audio project. Whether using synthesizers or recording acoustic sound sources, I always insist on spending the necessary time at the start of a project. From single vocals recording to full band production, I am available to help record the best sound possible.
Depending on the project at hand, I generally charge per hour or per project. Hourly rates can vary depending on the project so contact me and we can discuss this.
After recording, arranging & producing a song, you may need to mix it to give it a professional polish before it gets released. With every project being different, I always ask to listen to your songs before offering mixing services. If the song has been recorded well and you have already begun mixing it, it may not be necessary to undertake a whole new mix. In this case, I may suggest going straight to mastering (or stem mastering).
If mixing is needed, you will need to export every track in your session as audio, consolidated from start to end. I can help with this step if necessary.
Since every song will require a different amount of work, it is impossible to give a flat fee for mixing. However, prices usually range from $500 - $900 per song, depending on the type of work to be done (e.g. voice or drum editing, voice tuning, high track count, re-synthesizing instruments, sample replacement, adding parts, etc...).
Mastering is the last process before a song is ready for release. As such, it is crucial to get a fresh pair of ears to listen to the mix and make the necessary adjustments to ensure it is of industry standard. Just like I do when assessing whether a song needs mixing services or not, I always listen to your song and give you advice on what (if anything) could be improved before sending it in for mastering. If I believe that the song needs some adjustment from a mixing point of view, but does not necessarily need a full mix, I also offer stem mastering. In this case, I will process groups of instruments that need adjustments separately. From experience, stem mastering for electronic music often involves separating the song into these four stems: Kick, Vocals, Rest of Drums, Everything Else.
You will need to export your song at the same bit-depth and sample-rate you have been mixing at. In addition, your will need to give approximately 6dB of headroom at the loudest part of the song, and take off any limiter or other drastic effect on the master bus.
The basis is $85 per song for a regular or stem master. Discounts are available when more than one song is to be mastered.
Past Clients (Mastering)
Hot Trax, Pacha Recordings, Hussle Recordings, Onelove, Safari Music, Velcro, Shabang Records, Central Station Records, Xelon Entertainment, Nutek Ibiza, Nutek Records, Gee Spot Recordings, Laxity Recordings, Achterdeck, HiFi Stories, Erijo, Tech You Very Much!, Restore Music, Outta Limits, Kinetika Records, Doppelgaenger, Black Spot Recordings, FinePlay Records, Kaos Krew Records, Filter Music, Analog Recordings, Club Luxury, Subsequence Blue, Ibz Recordings, Royal Advisor Records, Tattva Music, Kiss My Beat Records, Hi-Tech Records, Ho-ju Records, Midnite Music, Vinyl Pusher Records, Klub Kids, Respect Music, The South East Grind, Snap Music, Yaiza Records, Hungry Koala Records, Midnight.
Davina Moss, TJR, Frank Stafford, Denzal Park, Bombs Away, Reece Low, Joel Fletcher, Tonic (Deorro), SCNDL, Freemasons, Kid Kreme, Djuro, Motez, Chris Arnott, Jolyon Petch, Ben Morris, JDG, Sam Hill, Trifo, Tenzin, Taras, Peace Treaty, Dabox, Oxford Hustlers, Paul Dluxx, Lefty, Larry Rocca, Stark Lion, Slice N Dice, Meltek, Jordan Burns, Heath Renata, Jack Love, Katahpilla, Kris Sach, Chris Gould, The Milkman, Pale Dale, Aydos, Less Is Moar, Chris Mazuras, Daphne M, Dirtie Clouds, Doss Rockerz, Elusyv, Mehdi, James Canning, Centaur, John Mool, Anikiko, Eric Jadi, Kings, John Brasco, False Idols, Killy Cakes, Boris Radman, The Komodo, Jetski Safari, Auckland House Authority, Starstruck Dummies, Echofusion, Little Junkies, Martin Wright, DJ Favorite, Incognet, Elektrik Disco, Quano, Rafael Cruz, Biemsix, Kevin Prise, Ramiles, Kehoe, Ctl Alt Del, Peyton, The Shazam Experience, Sicrea, Kitch, Kraymer, Lud Vyk, Andrew Lynch, Nik Conomos, Noy, Omegachild, Owen Thompson, Mega Drive Cartridge, Pretension, Radaza, Reecei Boi, Rubberteeth, Shameless, Tyler Touche, Stormzy, De La Roche, Vengeance AUS, Nick Thayer, Yale, Bass Kicka, Kunterbunt, Marc Ballum, Knights of Tokyo, Bogusdank, Marc Jamez, Shenrog, Wiggen, Fid Frantic, Pierre In The Air, Ashton Fox, Jistortion, Shutterz, Seek N Destroy, Nightblind, Dan Aux, Matthew Macinante, Riggers, Festus, Rowan P, Souldskid, Aztek, Dirty Basement, Hey Sam, Defunct, Divine X, Audiobotz, Thomas Williams, Zoolanda, Uberhammer, Night Dimension, I Am Sam, Lkid, Tim Plunkett, Jeremy Iliev, E-Skeemo, Spenda C, Bass Kartel, Smile On Impact, Jack That Body, Swit, D-Jastic, Nadisko, Mike Metro, Tiny Ducks, Frazer Adnam, Kalus, Surfdisco, Error 404, Neon Stereo, Polyfonik, Ken Oshima, Sleepover, Phonatics, Yasumo, Dope Slangers, Jaycen Amour, Wellsaid, Francesco Lupo, Rouge, Luca Testa, Flatline, Penske, Peggy Sue, Danny T, Contiez, Jam Xpress, Hayley Marsten.
"We have worked with Stephane over the past few years. In this time, we have also worked with others who are quoted to be 'the best in the business' and we always go back to Stephane's masters."
Mitch Spurrier - Shabang Records
"A lot of the Club Luxury releases go through Stephane's studio for Mixing and Mastering, we're always happy with the outcome."
Jolyon Petch - Club Luxury Records