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STUDIO RECORDING



Studio Highlights:
  • DAW-Based 24-Bit Recording & Sequencing
  • Extensive Library of Virtual Instruments*
  • Over Twenty-Five Years of Production and Engineering Experience
  • Musician Owned and Operated
  • Quiet Suburban Location
  • Relaxed Home Studio Atmosphere
  • Session Musicians Available
  • Refreshments Provided
In 2013, Polkasound Productions converted from a conventional recording studio to a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) based studio. In layman's terms, that means every audio service we provide at the studio, from multi-track recording and mixing to MIDI-based production, is now performed via computer software. As a musician, recording at our studio will sound and feel the same as if you were recording at any conventional studio. It's mainly when we begin editing, embellishing, and mixing your music that the power and flexibility of our DAW will become apparent.

One of the key highlights of Polkasound Productions, and a core component of our DAW, is our enormous library of virtual instruments. If you're not familiar with virtual instruments, think of it as like having a MIDI sound module in a computer,
except the sounds are vastly improved, ultra-realistic, and the flexibility to edit and manipulate them is highly advanced. Polkasound's library of virtual instruments collectively contains... are you ready for this?... over 33,000 sounds/patches.

*The use of some virtual instruments on your project may require permission and/or licensing from the developers of the instruments.


Approximate Dimensions:


Control Room: 8' x 7'
Isolation Booth: 7' x 5'

Main Floor: 15' x 13'.

The main floor is where drums and ensembles are recorded. Instruments are typically close-miked, and baffles are used to minimize sound reflections. This intentionally results in a pure, dry sound which is very receptive to the addition of digital reverberation effects.

A note about reverbs: One type of reverb we use is called a convolution reverb. A convolution reverb uses recorded reveberation samples (called impulse responses) taken from actual, existing places around the world. What this means is that even though you're playing your drums in a 15' x 13' room, we can make it sound like you recorded them in a prestigious New York recording studio, a stone cathedral, a parking garage, an old wooden barn — even on top of a glacier!

For more detailed information about recording at Polkasound, please read our
Recording Guide.






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