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#1
Yeah, what's the average rates it would cost me and how long would it take me, do you think?
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#2
The lowest I've heard is USD$600 for an album, and 3 days of recording/mastering, on Nirvana's "Bleach," and Maximum the Hormone's "Buiiki Kaesu," respectively.
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#3
What level of recording are you looking for? also whats the skill level of the band? becuase if your not that good, or if you are but have never recorded before trust me....your are not making an album in 3 days
#4
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What level of recording are you looking for? also whats the skill level of the band? becuase if your not that good, or if you are but have never recorded before trust me....your are not making an album in 3 days


exactly like we say in the studio "We make you sound good but we dont make miracles so please... practice!"
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What level of recording are you looking for? also whats the skill level of the band? becuase if your not that good, or if you are but have never recorded before trust me....your are not making an album in 3 days


we're actually looking to record a demo..

and we're ok, but we need practice
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we're actually looking to record a demo..

and we're ok, but we need practice


Get tight first. Studi Engineering can only do so much. *cough Cher cough*
#8
Well, have you tried Craigslist.com?

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a good multitrack recorder will cost you about 600$ start from there


Actually, I would ebay that shit, or again cragslist. I spent $ 1000 this summer and using ebay craglist and taking my time I got enough to record pretty good demo albums. So its probably not worth it to slam $600 right off the bat, not counting flat headphones, XLR cables, Mics, phantom power if needed, sub mixers (if needed), effects, etc.
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#9
It really varies from album and band.
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#10
I'm getting $200 a song, and that's a GOOD deal from a friend. But it's excellent quality, the studio he uses (it's owned by someone else we know) is VERY good. I'm the only one that gets it for that cheap. I plan on doing about 7 songs, so $1400 for me. My intention with my first album though is for it to go over BIG. Not the usual first album bands have that is completely forgotten. I've put years into writing it...

So I'd say you should expect around $1500 for an ok quality album, unless you have a good connection.
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#11
See 'Chinese Democracy' by G n R for a ball park of how much it will cost you and how long it will take to record the average album.




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#12
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Not the usual first album bands have that is completely forgotten.


what?
#14
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what?


Most bands have that VERY first album that they released when they just got out of high school or something lol.

To Misc Debris: Any album recorded in one day is going to blow. Even if you're a punk band. Hell you can't even get a good song out in one day.
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#15
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We recorded our album ourselves
One day
$0
**** the man
Be independent


this. especially if you're a thrash or black metal, or punk band, terrible quality = badass.
#16
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what?


I think he means that he wants to record a really good first album...unlike other bands who just record like a few demos and stuff.
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#17
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See 'Chinese Democracy' by G n R for a ball park of how much it will cost you and how long it will take to record the average album.



oh come on! we all know it only took so long because G n R have no stable line up in or out of the studio! anyways if you want to record a demo i recommend getting a good multitrack recorder for home i recommend this one if you want to keep the cost low but effective http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fostex-MR8-mkII-8Track-Digital-Recorder?sku=240343

should do you alot of good but im using a computer and audacity with a direct line in so i dont have much else i can tell you. on average if you want a decent studio and some time usually they can have an average of 40 to 50 bucks an hour(this is at a local studio in an arts center) and im not even sure about mixing and mastering but dont go quoting me on that as i use my home studio seeing as i'm a cheap bastard
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#18
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Most bands have that VERY first album that they released when they just got out of high school or something lol.

To Misc Debris: Any album recorded in one day is going to blow. Even if you're a punk band. Hell you can't even get a good song out in one day.

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#19
Quote by Martyr's Prayer
Most bands have that VERY first album that they released when they just got out of high school or something lol.

To Misc Debris: Any album recorded in one day is going to blow. Even if you're a punk band. Hell you can't even get a good song out in one day.



Really
Cause we got a whole album
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#20
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Really
Cause we got a whole album
Funny


Black Sabbath was recorded in one day. Paranoid was recorded in two.
#21
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Black Sabbath was recorded in one day. Paranoid was recorded in two.


Is there a source for that? I REALLY find that hard to believe. They would have had to play it live (obviously) with very few takes. That is really hard. I've seen a band waste an entire day doing live takes. They just couldn't get it satisfactory.

And to Misc Debris, no offense but I'm sure that it could sound at least twice as good as it does if you had taken your time.
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#22
I agree Martyr's Prayer
But I see no reason to shell out $600 for something we can do ourselves

And cutting an album in one day is not impossible
Not if you know the songs
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#23
Knowing people is usually a great idea. My band's recordings are being done free as part of a friend's dissertation, so he's getting us in to my university's recording studio. Then it's just a case of getting CDs made, which in itself can be costly depending on what you go for (packaging etc).
#25
My band spent $550 for one day of recording our demo.
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#26
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I think he means that he wants to record a really good first album...unlike other bands who just record like a few demos and stuff.


No, I thought he meant bands that come out with their first album are usually crappy which is totally untrue...but then he said that he meant bands who are right out of high school and doing their first album it always sucks (which im not sure is true or untrue because thats a pretty general statement).
#28
if you buy the equipment you could do it yourself for not that much. Obviously if you want it to sound amazing you'd be better off paying a professional. I'd say all my equipment cost me well under £1500, the majority of that being the price of my computer, fair enough it's far from a professional set up but it does the job seeing as I'm not going to be trying to put out a million selling album any time soon it does its job. It also gives you the opportunity to learn about recording yourself.

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#29
Quote by Martyr's Prayer
Most bands have that VERY first album that they released when they just got out of high school or something lol.

To Misc Debris: Any album recorded in one day is going to blow. Even if you're a punk band. Hell you can't even get a good song out in one day.


May I point you towards Silverchair's Frogstomp my good sir? A weekend that masterpiece was recorded in. By 3 17 year old students.

EDIT:

Also, I do all my recordings myself. However, as a perfectionist, i'm constantly updating and re-arranging and buying new recording stuff. If you're like me, get someone else to do your mixing and recording until you're rich enough to buy it all yourself and get it done properly. However, if you're just going to do a few recordings, you should be able to get it pretty cheap. If there is an SAE institute near you then you can get it done for free by a first year student as part of their pass grade HOWEVER it'll cost you 200$ for the rights to the songs.
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#30
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Well, the album I've just finished (not the one in my sig, this is much much better quality sound) cost me exactly zero dollar. I'm probably not the best person to ask though, because I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing- I just press buttons, play some music, and hope it comes out ok.

And noone can really answer how long it is going to take you.
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#31
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The lowest I've heard is USD$600 for an album, and 3 days of recording/mastering, on Nirvana's "Bleach," and Maximum the Hormone's "Buiiki Kaesu," respectively.


Even more than Chinese Democracy?
#32
My band is recording our first demos ourselves. Our drummer owns a 24-input mixer that we're going to run to a Boss recorder. Once we get everything really tight, we have a friend who owns a small indie label and a studio to record, however, I do not know how much it will cost.

All I know is me and my friend have created amazing drum & guitar demos on the spot without any pre-planning or anything. To record an amazing album in one day is impossible. I actually want to do it just prove Martyr's Prayer wrong
#33
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All I know is me and my friend have created amazing drum & guitar demos on the spot without any pre-planning or anything. To record an amazing album in one day is impossible. I actually want to do it just prove Martyr's Prayer wrong


I'll do it to prove him wrong.
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#34
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I'll do it to prove him wrong.


We should make a contest of who can record the best album in a day!
#35
A four track recorder on ebay will set you back about 80 dollars.
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#36
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Is there a source for that? I REALLY find that hard to believe. They would have had to play it live (obviously) with very few takes. That is really hard. I've seen a band waste an entire day doing live takes. They just couldn't get it satisfactory.

And to Misc Debris, no offense but I'm sure that it could sound at least twice as good as it does if you had taken your time.

Your an idiot, if you have your stuff down good you could easily get an album done in a day as long as:
Equipment works properly
You find a great tone fast
Your warmed up
You have no problems with your voice (ie. Cold)
No Cold Fingers (Practice recording at home to overcome this).
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#37
I do it myself, BUT I have spent (or more, borrowed) around a thousand pounds worth of equipment, and it sounds OK, but my band are all too lazy to spend enough time recording, so they end up sounding shit, because they are happy with "good enough" which pisses me off, because to them "good enough" is out of time. Makes the £10 I charged a friend's band to do a demo seem incredibly low given what others in this thread are saying (although they were too lazy as well, the drummer never even showed up and I ended up laying down a few drum tracks myself, which, given that I didn't know (or like - shitty punk) the songs came out pretty terrible.
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#38
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We should make a contest of who can record the best album in a day!


Nah, because it would only be us- most of the people here can't even be bothered recording a song in a day, this contest wouldn't get much attention.
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#39
Quote by Martyr's Prayer
Most bands have that VERY first album that they released when they just got out of high school or something lol.

To Misc Debris: Any album recorded in one day is going to blow. Even if you're a punk band. Hell you can't even get a good song out in one day.


this guy sounds like the next axl rose
meh
#40
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Nah, because it would only be us- most of the people here can't even be bothered recording a song in a day, this contest wouldn't get much attention.


I don't have a band so recording a song in a day is hard enough for me. Every instrument and then strings and singing as well and i'm stuffed...

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Your an idiot, if you have your stuff down good you could easily get an album done in a day as long as:
Equipment works properly
You find a great tone fast
Your warmed up
You have no problems with your voice (ie. Cold)
No Cold Fingers (Practice recording at home to overcome this).


God, it's you again. You have no idea how much you shit me. He's not an idiot, in a day is ****ing hard work. Even if you find all those things, getting an album done in a day is nearly impossible. Unless it's just acoustic recordings, then it's one take like a gig (if you're pitch perfect and don't mess up a note on your guitar). If you're in a band, NO mistakes fly. So you're talking at least 2 or 3 takes of a song (that is at the VERY minimum) for 12 or more songs (if we're talking a real album). And then if you want to multitrack it it's going to take even longer than that.
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