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90 mins remote support

Indigo Oak Studio

Regular price $100.00

Including GST. Free shipping in NZ.

I'll link into your computer or video call you to help get you track(ing)

Save time, hassle & money - get help now, then get on with recording your music.

Using remote desktop and video chat tools I can help you at your place with your gear.  Don't worry I'll set it all up for you!

Then, just like getting guitar, drums or piano lessons, I will work with you and show you how to produce your music with pro studio techniques, adapted to work at your place.

Simply combine my lessons with your passion and practice to get better tracks in weeks not years! No big studio costs or student loans.

 -  Spend up to 90 mins together
 -  Assess your current issues
 -  Focus on and overcome them
 -  Correct current setup issues

People I have worked with say...

"The service from Aaron from Indigo Oak Studio was 5 out of 5. Finding Aaron was like finding an Angel who has helped make my lifetime dream of having my own recording studio at home a reality. Thank you so much Aaron for your huge generosity of spirit and your calm practical help in making my dream come true." - S Kills (Singer Songwriter)

“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)

"Aaron, thank you so very much for your support and generosity - Marty and I are truly grateful!" - Reuben (Radio13)

"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." - Simon Williams (Professional musician 20+ years)

"Aaron’s goal based teaching works well for us. He is friendly and patient, we will definitely book another session. 5/5" - B & P Doyle (Father & musician daughter)

"They (Senior Leadership Team) find your classes an asset to the school and want to see it continue. The kids love being a part of the bigger picture to the school and are seeing the value in what you teach. This has been evident in the professional learning conversations I've had with them. They tell me about what they're learning with no prompt." - D Drew (Music Director, ANI School)

"Very focused and planned teaching sessions..as per the need and capabilities of the student..with a very sincere urge to help and provide stepwise guidance to achieve student's goals!.. Very satisfactory! 4.8 out of 5!?..No human being is perfect!" - P Joshee (Retiree working on his first album)

"Aaron at Indigo Oak Studio has been my saviour in lockdown 2. I cannot speak highly enough of Aaron’s audio knowledge and expertise and how easy it is to understand what he is teaching and how it easy it is to deal with him. The entire process was simple and stress free starting with prompt contact to my initial email, easy booking and payment process via his website and then a prompt and thorough remote consultation to get me all up and running for my music recording from home. Thank you Aaron. I’ll be a client for life!!!" - Michelle B (Musician)

"Great service. Aaron is knowledgeable, good communicator and helped me sort some persisting problems with my DAW.. Highly recommended" - Tyrone L R (Musician)

"Great service from Aaron-already Aaron has helped me make some important early decisions for going forward. It's clear he has an ability to keep things in understandable terms for noobs like me, and I have no doubt he can scale up the advice for all levels. Cheers Aaron and look forward to our next sesh. Pete" - Pete A (Musician)

"fantastic Audio brain .. nutted out my OTR DESK !! worth evry penny" - Steve R (Live sound engineer with 20+ years experience and recording enthusist)

"Aaron has been very helpful to a slow learner like me and I need more tuition at the present 10 out of 10" - Stan T (Musician with 65+ years under his belt!)

"Aaron is awesome. Currently looking for an excuse to support Indigo Oak again. Great after sales service too. 5/5" - Steven I (Musician)

"I am new to home recording and have tried to learn how to use my DAW using YouTube, with little success. I never quite got what I was after. I saw Aaron's ad had my first session with him yesterday. I wish I had found him sooner! It would have saved me many hours of frustration and hair-pulling (I'm bald now btw). Aaron immediately found the reasons why I was having issues and solved them within a few minutes. I learnt more in 2 hours with him than I had in the last 3 months on YouTube - money well spent indeed. The lessons are all tailored specifically to the gear you have and I am looking forward to diving into this and learning more. Highly recommended, 10 out of 10." - Mick H (Musician)

"Excellent service and knowledge.. worth every $ as you get years of experience" - James A (Musician and International Radio Presenter)

"Aaron has 3 times been to my place and helped me set up various bits of my studio. He is very helpful and is able to work well with WHAT YOU HAVE. I would fully recommend him to anyone wanting to do it yourself. He can help you set up your mics, make recommendations on what to by, teach you to use programmes and help install stuff if you need to. So you can be good to go in a matter of a couple of hours." - Christian N (Muscian and Film Director)

"Great in depth knowledge of the whole recording life cycle and has an excellent ability to explain difficult processes and concepts in simple terms. Got great advice on acoustic and sound reinforcement for the studio to aid the recording process as well. Highly recommend Aaron to anyone setting up a studio or looking to learn the art of recording and production." - Mark B (Musician)

"Everytime I have delt with Aaron he has been punctual, professional and friendly with a wealth of knowledge. I would definitely recomend Indigo Oak Studios for help getting your recordings on track." - Damen N (Musician)

"I got to ask all the questions I needed to ask regarding the basics of recording audio into my DAW. Everything was explained clearly and with good examples. Great value for my money" - Alejandro C (Musician)

"Amazing service extremely knowledgeable and thorough does a excellent job highly recommend 10/10" - Riordan M (Game Streamer)

"Great to work with.I recommend Indigo with pleasure!☺️" - John D (Musician of 50+ years and local music community leader)

"Aaron at Indigo Oak Studio has been my saviour in lockdown 2. I cannot speak highly enough of Aaron’s audio knowledge and expertise and how easy it is to understand what he is teaching and how it easy it is to deal with him. The entire process was simple and stress free starting with prompt contact to my initial email, easy booking and payment process via his website and then a prompt and thorough remote consultation to get me all up and running for my music recording from home. Thank you Aaron. I’ll be a client for life!!!" - Michelle B (Musician)

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"Great service from Aaron-already Aaron has helped me make some important early decisions for going forward. It's clear he has an ability to keep things in understandable terms for noobs like me, and I have no doubt he can scale up the advice for all levels. Cheers Aaron and look forward to our next sesh. Pete"
Pete A (Musician)

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Choosing the best gear for your recording set-up and budget?
Choosing the correct item for your home recording set-up is easy for some and confusing for most. Even if you have been working with audio for years, things are constantly changing. The marketing guff and searching the net usually sends you down a rabbit hole of time-wasting.
The core of Indigo Oak Studio is to help people set up and record by taking the mystery and costs out of recording. Right now, that cost you will save is time and patience.

I can search the net!
Do you want to know why there is not a definitive answer to your question on the net? Because no one knows what is right for you. All your specific variables add up to a unique situation. The articles and reviews you are reading are usually specific to their situation, or they're generalising. Neither is going to help you.

I offer free advice
Check out my blog and look throughout my site for free advice focused on Kiwis recording at home.

Need more advice?
Are you just wanting to record some regular stuff in an ordinary place? News flash - there is no such scenario! You may as well walk into Resene and say, "Which is the best paint for my room?" Blank stares follow. Are you wanting to record a super tight double kick in an old shed, some opera vocals in a tiny bedroom, or a big band after hours in an office building?

Get personalised advice from an expert
I've been doing this for 20+ years, and I have been in more home studios than anyone else in New Zealand! I've experience helping people get the best for their unique situation. According to my long list of client reviews, I successfully provide the highest standard of service.  Save yourself time, stress, and the cost of getting the wrong thing.

"Over the last 20 years I've worked with a number of different recording studios and engineers, and by far and away Aaron is easily the best of the bunch!
What sets him apart is his absolute dedication to any client or project. He has a knack of asking the right questions and finding out exactly what is most important to you and tailoring his service to this.
Amazing patience, knowledge and expertise - and is quick to learn and understand anything 'outside the box' you may be looking for....
For absolute professionalism I believe there is no better than Indigo Oak Studio - I'd add more stars to this rating if I possibly could!"

S Williams (Professional Musician playing the Wellington scene for 20+ years)

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But you'll sell me the most expensive thing and hound me until I buy
Nope - I am a big fan of only getting what you need. I have recorded many demos using some very inexpensive gear (including things just lying around the house). So if you have a small budget, I will work hard to find the best solution to fit that budget. I am also a "soft seller". I might reach out once after our catch up to see if you have any more questions, but after that, I will leave you to make up your mind in your own time.

Do you offer personal help setting up and learning to use the gear (and the whole recording and mixing process if required)?
YES - I can be booked in to get you up and tracking. I can teach you as little or as much as you would like to know about home recording and mixing.

"I got to ask all the questions I needed to ask regarding the basics of recording audio into my DAW. Everything was explained clearly and with good examples. Great value for my money"
Alejandro C (Musician)

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Important note
I charge to give personalised advice - WTF?!? Yep. But why? Because I value my time, and a lot of people want my help. So I only personally people who value my time. "But if you give me the advice, I'll buy the product." I am a small independent business, so there is not much money to be made selling electronics on the internet. Also, note - Some people take my recommendations and then purchase from one of the big chain stores... Then ask me to help them set it up because the salesperson from the chain store doesn't seem very helpful...