Recording Services

Recording Music at Indigo Oak Studio


Music Production Sessions at Indigo Oak Studio



I work with musicians who view their works as art and want to have a say in what is best for their music.


"I've been collaborating musically with Aaron for many years now and I have found him unrivaled in terms of dedication and passion towards any project. In songwriting and production he has a fantastic ear for dynamics and structure, and as an engineer has absolute tenacity and patience to always get the best possible results from anyone he works with.
5 big gold stars out of 5 from me for a guy who has that essential mix of skill without ego."
5/5 - Simon Williams

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To Singer-Songwriter, Solo Musician or Duo,

If you would like to capture and craft your music in a relaxed environment, free of ego and pomp, and work with someone who will respect your vision regardless of how talented, experienced, or in the know you are, then I would like to work with you. If your priority is capturing your vibe and crafting a sound, rather than being put through a big studio's conveyor belt & cookie cutter combo leaving you sounding like someone else, then please get in touch.

If you have been chipping away at your music for years between the chaos of everyday life, and now you would like to get it recorded to enjoy yourself and perhaps share with others. If you would like a recording to help build a profile and help with finding others to collaborate with, let's work together to create something you can proud of.

Whether on the one hand, you would like to record a to-the-point song and get to the finish line asap, or on the other hand you would like to enjoy the journey and develop some ideas while recording and arranging, I will facilitate you as best I can.

If you need the equipment and space to record, mix, and produce your music, I can help you. Just bring along your musical ideas and instrument(s).

Need to add a little something to lift your song? I can arrange a professional session drummer or bass player to record backing tracks for your music. Plus, I have a massive collection of the world's best virtual instruments (drums, choirs, orchestras etc.) at our disposal: excellent gear and acoustically treated rooms for recording and producing in.

When recording and mixing, I prefer to leave your vibe in a song; My preference is only using tuning and timing correction tools to save a good take rather than on everything. My diverse taste in music ranges from Classical to Pop to Blues to Jazz to Rock to Metal(soft to extreme), and prog - I love proggy music.

You are welcome to come to track your song in a single morning, or we can arrange regular sessions to chip away at your project. I can even work with you remotely to develop the production of your music. We can discuss this option during our first session.

 

Rates per project (Song, EP, Album):

  $799 (incl GST) for the first 6 hours
  $89 (incl GST) per additional hour
Need backing tracks from an existing song or session musicians to bring your songs to life? Let me arrange quotes for this optional extra.


Final edits, mix, master, and creation of files:
  $399 (incl GST) per song - for first 5 hours - Typically enough time to complete a demo quality mix

or

  $1399 (incl GST) per song - for first 20 hours - Typically enough time to complete a premium quality mix for Spotify etc.

  $79 (Incl GST) per additional hour


Availability:
9am to 4pm most days
Bookings to be made 2 weeks in advance

Fine Print - Please read

Unsigned/independent musicians only. Any musicianship level or style is welcome; if you like what you're playing, I'm happy to record it. Maximum of 2 people plus me at any one time. 1 off-street park, Air Conditioning, Native Reserve across the road and Service Station, Dairy & F&Cs less than 2mins walk away. No smoking, alcohol, drugs, pets or children. Payment for each recording session is required two weeks before the session begins. Final tracks/mixes/masters will be available 0-3 weeks after recording. Slow communication during mix reviews may delay this process. Recordings will only be released after any outstanding payments have been made. Any disrespectful treatment of my home studio or myself will result in instant termination of the session with no refund given -any recordings in progress be destroyed.



I work with musicians who write original music including Rock, Indie, Prog, Blues, Kids, Folk, County, Te Pūoro Māori, Acoustic Pop, and METAL



“Aaron has a rare grasp of the technical aspect of recording. He was brilliant at maximising sound combinations available from my current gear, and also really easy to work with. It was great to be able to tap into his knowledge. 5/5” - Andy Kemp (Professional musician 10+ years)

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