The Recording Process
Ardent Audio Productions, now
in it's 17th year, was founded and continues to be run by musician, producer and
Rich is a 30 year veteran of the music industry. He and his talented
offer clients a suite of services including:
Music Production and
Among other talents, we are music
production experts, capable of producing tracks in most genres of music and
produce each different style authentically. We pay attention to every detail.
We have an extensive sound
library and array of virtual synths, samplers & drum samples, synthesizers,
samples and drum modules (see our
as well MIDI sequencing software for complete loop creation and manipulation.
Combined with our computer system, these tools make taking the step toward
Hip-Hop, Techno or loop based programming, for example, an easy one.
Our goal is to get the most
creativity from every musician.
We develop a comfortable working
relationship with you, the artist, so that your sessions run smoothly and
productively - creating a balance between artist and studio which is apparent in
every aspect of the recording process done at Ardent Audio Productions.
Our ability to understand the
needs and desires of each client enables us to fully complement your musical
style. Although we are a professional, commercial studio, the musical background
of our engineers allows us to recognize the unique challenges of audio
recording, and helps us create an environment conducive to creativity and
At Ardent, we recognize your
varying levels of recording experience. We make every effort to develop an
enjoyable and educational atmosphere, where your vision can be realized, and
taken to the next level. We are here to help you make an impact!
Ardent Audio Productions has
developed and designed a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere for recording. We
provide you with the best possible sounds, at a price you can afford. Our
engineers are here to help you move smoothly through the process, so that the
time clock does not become the focus of the sessions. Ardent has spared no
expense in outfitting the studio with the best possible equipment and
instruments to help capture every nuance of your music.
page for the list of assets we provide for you at the studio, at no extra cost.
All rates shown include comprehensive
engineering and musical assistance in composition, arrangement and production.
For a personal quotation please
contact us at your convenience.
rate = $50 - $75
Block Rates (8 hours) $400.00
Weekly (five 8
hour Days): $2000
Hourly Rates: $50 -
$75 hour (depending on project)
Block Rates (8 hours): $400.00
Weekly (five 8 hour Days): $2000.00
Arranging: $75 per song
Producing: $150 per song + a standard 2 points on the CD.
$50.00-$100.00+ per song (average)
Complete package rates available
on Recording + Mastering
Note: All hourly rates are
due at the end of each session. All sessions require a deposit at the time of
For your convenience, This is a basic outline for recording a 10 song CD
for a live band. Number of days will vary depending on complexity of production.
Days 1 - 2: Record basic tracks
(drums, bass, rhythm guitar, piano, vocals)
Days 3 - 6: Overdubs (lead guitar, keys, etc.)
Days 7 - 10: Lead vocals
Days 11 - 14: Background Vocals
Days 15 - 18: Mix (mix days may vary)
Price for the above session is based
on the daily block rate established between the client and our staff. The number of days will vary depending on
1. Pre Production
is your first project, don't worry! We'll help guide you
though every step of the recording process. We will meet
with you to look at the overall picture. What you have in
mind for production and help guide you to the most efficient
way to prepare for your recording. We'll help organize sessions,
prepare musicians and hiring of musicians if necessary.
our Focusrite mic pre-amps, Trident sidecar, our fine array
of mic's and our engineering expertise we will capture ever
detail of your music.
and the Focusrite Control
24 allow for the finest automated mixes to be made and saved,
for the perfect mix.
of Plug-ins or
State-of-the-art outboard gear
is used to add just the right amount of control to your
has recently become a buzz word among
recording artists, yet many people still do not know what
fact is, even fewer people have the ability to do it. At
Ardent we offer the most current digital mastering tools
to offer you the best possible sounding Master CD. The final
touches of clarity and impact, as well as song sequence,
are done at this stage.
are in need of production assistance, you have come to the
right place. Not only can we help you realize your vision
musically, but we have a large network of top studio musicians
(some who happen to be Ardent
ready to help.
studio musicians are some of the top session players and
singers around with credits ranging from Larry Carlton,
Steve Lukather, Etta James, John Haitt, Randy Newman, Barbara
Streisand, Pancho Sanchez to name a few. These musicians
are very creative, easy to work with and want to give you
what you want. They know how to get the job done!