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
- DAW-Based 24-Bit Recording
- Extensive Library of Virtual
- Over Twenty-Five Years of
Production and Engineering Experience
- Musician Owned and Operated
- Quiet Suburban Location
- Relaxed Home Studio
- Session Musicians Available
- Refreshments Provided
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
the sounds are vastly improved, ultra-realistic, and the flexibility to
them is highly advanced. Polkasound's library of virtual
instruments collectively contains... are you ready for this?...
over 33,000 sounds/patches.
use of some
virtual instruments on your project may require permission and/or
licensing from the developers of the instruments.
Room: 8' x 7'
Isolation Booth: 7' x 5'
Main Floor: 14' x 12'.
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.
about reverbs: One type of reverb we use is called a convolution
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 small,
enclosed space, we can make it sound like you recorded them in a
York recording studio, a stone cathedral, a parking garage, an old
wooden barn — even on top of a glacier!
information about recording
at Polkasound, please read our Recording Guide.