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OUR RECORDING STUDIO GIFT EXPERIENCES

1 Choose & Order Gift Experience
2 We send you a cool gift pack
3Valid for 12 MONTHS

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OFFICE HOURS

Mon-Sat 10:00AM-6:00PM
(answerphone available out of hours)
Redeem Your Voucher
CONGRATULATIONS!...

You have the ticket to step up to the mic at one of our awesome studios. Follow the instructions below to book in your exclusive session.

Before booking, you are strongly advised to read our terms & conditions which contains important information about your session, and our cancellation policy. By redeeming your voucher, you are agreeing to our terms and conditions.

To Redeem Your Voucher

Your voucher is valid for 12 months from the date ordered. It must be redeemed on our website by this date, and the experience session undertaken within 15 months of the purchase date. We do not extend vouchers. Sorry! no exceptions. The voucher expiry date and your unique voucher reference ID is on the front of the CD in your gift pack.

Before proceeding, you will need to decide on the following:

  • The location of the studio you wish to attend. This can be any of our nationwide studios, not necessarily the closest to you.
  • Have an idea of dates that you would like to attend (allow at least 2 weeks, and enough time to rehearse!) unless a date has already been pre-booked for you, then tell us that date.
  • The song(s) that you would like to record (unless you will be recording your own compositions).

You then need to complete the form below. Your details and preferences will be forwarded to our studio manager who will contact you and get you booked in for your exclusive session.

We will send your backing track selections to singers and solo musicians within 3 working days of your form submission. There are a few versions of many songs, so please check upon receipt and you must let us know as soon as possible if the song arrangement isn't as expected.

Availability will vary between studio locations and you should expect to wait a few weeks for your session. Bare in mind that weekends and holiday periods are always the most popular time and you may have to wait longer for your booking. Please try to give us a few options for availability rather than just one day and set time as this may not be possible, especially with shorter sessions.

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SINGERS

CHOOSE YOUR SONGS

Popstar Recording ExperienceYou need to choose the song(s) you wish to record in advance and let us know your selection(s) when completing the booking form below. We will email an MP3 of your chosen songs and lyrics for you to practise to and also forward them to your chosen studio in advance of your session.

They will be sent to you in a 'ZIP' file format via a file transfer link. It's best to use a PC/MAC to save and open the files. If using a tablet/mobile device you may need to download and install an "unzipper" app to open the downloaded files.

You will find versions of your chosen song(s) with and without guide and backing vocals (where available) to help you practise. They will be labelled accordingly. Please let us know ASAP if any are not the correct version or not as expected.

Singers can view our general list of backing tracks available via the 'TRACKS' link at the top of this page. We have over 45,000 tracks to choose from, but please let us know if you don't see what you want as we can usually obtain most popular tracks, especially very recent ones that haven't yet been added to our list.

You may have your own version of a particular backing track that you wish to use. If so, let us know when redeeming your voucher, and remember to bring it with you on the day (on CD as an audio track or as as .wav / MP3 File format on CD or USB memory stick).

As a rule, allow 1 hour to record and mix each song. Backing tracks of 1 per hour session are included with your package. If you want more to choose from, you can order these from our shop for a small fee.

We have access to tens of thousands of backing tracks for all genres of music. We'll do our utmost find the best version for you. Occasionally however, we may not be able to find a backing track to a particular song, especially if it's obscure, or hasn't been released as a single. If this is the case, we will send your next preferred song choice.

PARTYS

Hen Party Recording Studio ExperienceWe strongly recommend you contact us to discuss your party requirements prior to booking online. We can give you advice and suggestions from experience to ensure your recording studio party goes like a song!

If you require a specific date for your party, its vital that you get in touch before booking so we can check and confirm availability in advance for you at our studios to avoid disappointment. Weekends are our most popular and busy time, and we are often booked months ahead at some of our locations, so make sure you book well in advance.

Consider song choices carefully for party's. Songs with a strong group sing-along chorus and straightforward melodies for the verses work best. Popular good examples include ABBA, Glee, High School Musical, Black Eyed Peas, Jessie J, Katy Perry, Spice Girls, S Club 7 etc..... You get the idea!!

We will send the backing tracks and lyrics for you to circulate accordingly.

Ensure every participant is familiar with the songs, and for children's parties we strongly recommend that you ensure they practise together before the big day and have an idea of who will sing which lines. This will ensure we get the very best out of the party and get as much time recording as possible.

As a rule, allow 1 hour to record and mix each song. For longer sessions, if you are well rehearsed, you may be able to record more so it's always worth having an extra choice in mind just in case. Backing tracks of 1 per hour session are included with your package. If you want more to choose from, you can order these from 'our shop for a small fee.

We have access to tens of thousands of backing tracks for all genres of music. We'll do our very best to find the best version for you. Occasionally however, we may not be able to find a backing track to a particular song, especially if it's obscure, or hasn't been released as a single. If this happens, we will send you your next preferred song choice.

SOLO MUSICIAN EXPERIENCES

Musician Half DayYou need to choose the songs you would like to perform in advance and let us know your selection(s). We will email you MP3's of your chosen song(s) which will include versions with and without your primary instrument, and lyrics for you to practise to. We will also forward them to your chosen studio in advance of your session.

Musicians with our "Solo Musician" experience vouchers may perform to backing tracks or record your own composition, The backing track catalogue for instruments varies from our main vocal catalogue. Please use the appropriate link below to check our current track database:

Accordion
Bass Guitar
Drums
Flute
Guitar
Harmonica
Keyboard
Piano
Saxophone
Trumpet
Violin

You may have your own version of a particular backing track that you wish to use. If so, let us know when redeeming your voucher, and remember to bring it with you on the day (on CD as an audio track or as as .wav / MP3 File format on CD or USB memory stick).

As a rule, allow 1 hour to record and mix each song. Backing tracks of 1 per hour session are included with your package. If you want more to choose from, you can order these from our shop for a small fee.

We have access to tens of thousands of backing tracks for all genres of music. We'll do our very best to find the best version for you. Occasionally however, we may not be able to find a backing track to a particular song, especially if it's obscure, or hasn't been released as a single. If this happens, we will send you your next preferred song choice.

MUSICIANS & BANDS

Muiscian / Band Weekend Recording ExperienceIf it's your first time in the studio then there's a few things to take note of which will help you get the best from your session:

Decide on the songs you are going to record and rehearse them well before you arrive at the studio. Stick with your song choice.

Discuss your songs, band set up, and the sound you would like to achieve with the engineer before starting to record.

Bring some reference material demonstrating the sounds of individual instruments and overall mixes that you like the sound of. Your engineer can work with you to help you get the sound you are after.

Make sure your instruments and amplifiers are well maintained, free of squeaks, rattles and noise. Change guitar strings a day or so before, and drums should be tuned and new skins will help achieve a good sound. If you don't have decent cymbals, try to borrow some, it will make a massive difference to the final mix.

Don't try to record too many songs. Be realistic, it will take you at least 2 hours to record a song as a band, and you also have to edit, mix and master them too! Better to have less songs that sound great than rushing through your set with average results.

More often than not you will all record together first and then when the drums are correct, you may well re-record the other instruments one at a time and add overdubs such as doubled rhythm guitars, leads guitars, percussion and backing vocals. Your engineer/producer will suggest various ways to record that is not only the most practical, but suits your style and ability.

Bare in mind your studio time includes time to set up, so make sure you arrive on time and promptly get your instruments, especially the the drums set up so the sound engineer can get to work.

Keep quiet during the mixing process. Listen carefully and contribute ideas to the producer. It's your songs and if you chat throughout you will inevitably miss something... and annoy the producer no doubt!

Don't be TOO rock n' roll ! Recording is hard work and requires a lot of concentration to detail. Don't turn up over tired with a hangover, and avoid drinking alcohol during your session.

Enjoy your experience. have fun and learn from the session. If you are not sure about anything, ask the engineer for advice. They will be more than happy to help you.

UPGRADE YOUR EXPERIENCE

Fancy a bit longer in the studio to perfect your masterpieces? No problem...

We can upgrade your voucher and / or add additional studio time, but you will need to do this BEFORE your session so we can book the additional studio time for you. You can do this online or call us to book over the phone. If ordering online, please quote your name and gift reference in the "Additional Information" box

If you would like to book any additional extras such as additional backing tracks, souvenir CD's, vocal tuition, photographer etc, you must let us know ASAP so we have time to arrange this for you.

OK, LET'S GET YOU BOOKED IN!

IMPORTANT!

We usually action most bookings within 2-3 days, so if you haven't heard from us within 72 hours after submitting the form, (check your spam/junk box!) drop us an email or give us a call. You should receive an email from us first, followed by another email from our studio booking manager to make arrangements to book you in for your requested date. To avoid delays we advise to add 'info@recordinggift.com' to your safe senders list in your email settings.

HELP NOTES

Click on the links below for guidance on how to complete the form fields to ensure we have all the information we need.

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