Dove Studio is a professional recording studio located in Ipswich, featuring the best of both vintage analog and modern digital tools. Music is our passion, and we focus on making a big sound in an intimate setting.
If you are interested in a music video click above to check out our Youtube channel for examples
RECORDING AT DOVE STUDIO
At Dove Studio I record singers, musicians bands,
in particular to capture the sound and atmosphere of musicians playing together – a live feel but with a studio sound.
If you are interested then book a visit to chat
things through with me and see the studio
(no charge for this).
I also sometimes record ‘on site’… at your rehearsal space, church or home for instance. This can work well for various reasons and also because intermittent road noise can be an issue with quieter sound sources at the studio; narration only jobs, singer/guitarists, acoustic acts.
Then add overdubs, mix and master at the studio.
Drum kit [¾ size] already ‘plummed’ into recording console which can save time (bringbreakables/snare maybe). Also bass and guitar amps, Roland piano, Korg synths, Hammond organ, Meinl percussion table. And of course lots of different mics.
With mixing I often do the basic pre-mix myself and the client comes along to the main mixing session(s). I master recordings using Izotope’s ‘Ozone 7 Advanced’ mastering suite.
Your final recording (wav & mp3) can be burnt to CD, or via a USB stick (suggest you bring a USB stick to all sessions) or emailed.
I also provide a CD copying/printing service for those
wanting multiple copies and a better presentation. High quality discs and on-disc printing, ask
for details … examples available.
Everything recorded is backed up in case you want to access files later, i.e. the multi-track and stereo mix files. I usually keep these for decades! (I recently supplied a client with the mixes of songs she had recorded, and subsequently lost, from 1995!
Clients' instruments/gear insured up to £1,000.
Tea/Coffee provided. Washing facilities/toilet, even a shower! You can smoke at the studio.
Parking available, parking area to right of the building.
NOW MAKING MUSIC VIDEOS – see my YouTube Channel
Payment by cash, cheque or by bank transfer. Recordings can’t be released until cleared payment. Contract to be signed before we start with multi-session jobs.
Hourly rate is £30 but is discounted for larger jobs. From 7 hours rate lowers to £27.50 and from 13 hours lowers again to £25. For multi-session jobs we will sit down beforehand (no charge) and discuss the whole thing; get an idea of how many sessions are involved and plan
them out. No extra charges… use of all instruments, kit etc. I can play piano/keys, guitars or
bass guitar if helpful.
Billing sometimes split after £250 so doesn’t build up.
I can email you links to examples of past recordings, or send on a CD.