generally find that most folks are good for no more than 8
hours of recording. All the stress, pressure and hard
work can be taxing. Though you're welcome to book just
about as many hours in a day that you'd like, we generally
recommend against booking more than 8 hours per day. Any
more than this will drain the musicians and the engineers.
Historically, most of
RockHouse's clientele book between 4 - 8 hours per session.
The first song will generally
take the longest. This is mainly because we'll need to
setup the gear, headphone mix, kill the hisses and hums, and
the artists usually take a couple of takes to get the jitters
out, and start to feel comfortable. The songs after that
usually go much quicker.
come in, and set your amps and instruments up, while we set up
mics, patches, etc... We'll work on annoying hums and hisses,
and work on getting the headphone mix down. We will
usually ask you to play something together as a group so that
we can check levels, fine tune the headphones, adjust
settings, and so on. The whole "startup"
usually takes about an hour, sometimes longer for larger
groups. Once we're set, and everyone is comfy with
everything, we're ready to track!