Tribarac

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Perfect Harmony

I managed to share an apartment with Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel for about four months, so living next to Paul I got a firsthand entrée into how to write songs.

Al Stewart, Pause & Play, 2006/09/12

Rates

Various items of recording equipment including keyboards, an amplifier and cable jacks in a sunny corner of Tribarac Recording Studio

You are welcome to use any additional instruments and equipment in the studio at no extra cost. Photograph by Aidrian

Our rates are very affordable. Music is for everyone, so we like to offer our services at a reasonable price that will suit professional performers and casual musicians alike.

Inhouse

Our charge includes the services of a sound engineer as well as the use of studio instruments and percussion. A day counts as eight working hours excluding breaks for lunch or refreshments. In the event of a session exceeding eight working hours there will be a pro rata charge for the extra time.

Favourable discounts are available for block booking three–day, five–day and one week studio sessions. Contact us by phone or send us an email requesting further details.

Contact us for our special entry level recording experience, a day spent in the recording studio. See Star! for further details. Suitable for individuals or groups of up to 4 persons, includes the services of a sound engineer who will lead you through the recording process in order for you to get the best results from your performance.

Location

You only get one chance to capture the essence of your live performance. We've recorded everything from a rock band to a church choir, so give it your best.

A Neumann TLM 49 at Tribarac Recording Studio

Just bring your voice - we'll do the rest!.
Photograph by Aidrian Lacey-Porter

If you can't get to us, we'll come to you. Location recording sessions with a sound engineer are available and all equipment required supplied by us. We're happy to attend rehearsals and give advice as to how things might work during the actual recording.

Terms

Download a PDF copy of our Terms & Conditions here. No small print! It’s plain as the nose on Barry Manilow’s face.

Payment for any of our services can be made by bank transfer, cheque, cash or through our PayPal account.

Beatlemania

Paul McCartney recorded Yesterday for the album Help! on June 14th, 1965 after The Beatles producer, George Martin persuaded his bandmates to let him perform it solo. Speaking about the recording in 2006, Martin said, Paul played his guitar and sang it live, a mike on the guitar and mike on the voice. But, of course, the voice comes on to the guitar mike and the guitar comes on to the voice mike. So there’s leakage there. Then I said I’d do a string quartet. The musicians objected to playing with headphones so I gave them Paul’s voice and guitar on two speakers either side of their microphones. So there’s leakage of Paul’s guitar and voice on the string tracks.