Studio Packages - Special Offers:
Saturday Jam Session
Weekend Cram Session
It's really quite simple. . . you must record to become a recording artist, not just talk about it.
No Gear, no problem. We'll make it easy for you, there are high quality studio drums, so you don't have to cart your kit. Bring your favorite snare and ride cymbal or whatever. We can get a vast array of great guitar sounds thru our equipment, so you can leave you amps at home as well. We have keyboards to capture your part and high quality samples for almost any sound you can imagine. Do ya want some drum loops, we have Stylus RMX, BFD, Strike, EZ Drummer. . . For Symphonic Orchestration, East/West Platinum. Piano = Ivory, as well as, Avid's many synthns/epno, Reason and NI Komplete for a host of Synths and other sounds. . . and the list keeps growing. . .
Read on to see how these basic packages work and let us know if you wish for something different. A little chat and we will come up with something that makes sense for you.
Jam Session (6 hours - Special Rate - One time offer per group)
Typically the band arrives at noon. The coffee is brewing as the band gets setup (the drummer is probably adjusting the setup of the studio kit, and setting up his own snare and kick drum pedal) and we get to know each other a bit as the we dial in the sounds. Pour yourself a coffee, or tea, or whatever works best, and we sit down to discuss our plan-of-attack for the day. Then we get going and lay-it-down with caution-to-the-wind. We pick the best takes, and do some edits and composites, add a few overdubs, redo the vocals as needed, or whatever it takes to add the right polish without loosing the vibe. Last thing is Howard does a really quick mix of each song. While the band packs up, Howard posts MP3s of the rough mixes of the songs on the private & secure Groove Jungle FTP site (see FTP Site below for more info). We wrap at 6pm.
It is a great
introduction to recording for a young band or an introduction to Howard &
the Groove Jungle for a band that is contemplating recording a full-length-CD at
the Groove Jungle and are not familiar with our capabilities/reputation. Many
bands use this as a low-cost way to get some tunes up on the web to begin to
build their fanbase, or to demo their songs to sell investors toward providing a
recording budget, or creating a demo CD to provide agents or festivals in order
to get gigs. . . It is a great start, and always worthwhile.
Cost: $200 CDN (plus tax, plus materials if required, special one time offer per group, some conditions apply)
Call: 204-228-8981 or Go to Contacts page to send an email
Cram Session (3 days
- Special Rate - One time offer per group)
The band shows up at the studio as scheduled, and we wire up and get things happening. We record over the course of 2 days (approx 10 hours day), and leave the 3rd day to mix and master of the tunes we recorded. The band ends up with a CD master as well as MP3 versions on a private FTP site (see FTP Site below for more info). The Cram Session includes the studio and engineer for the session, and is recorded and mixed using a ProTools HD-4 Accel system (*ProTools systems are not created equally), state-of-the-art mic pres, a great set of mics and mixed with a great selection of plug-ins (all licensed). There's also a sweet sounding drum kit, guitars, amps, keys. . . pretty much everything else you need if you don't want to lug all your gear and wish to save some setup time (extra charges for strings and heads may apply).
The number of songs a band can record in this time varies a great deal,
dependant on the level of readiness and perfection of performances sought. Some
bands focus on polishing 2 or 3 highly produced songs, lots of double tracking
of guitars, stacked harmonies, orchestration, while others will complete a
dozen + songs live off the floor and just redo vocals and a few overdubs. There is no one right answer, it depends on
the music style, and results you are looking for. Call and we can talk more on it.
Cost: $1,200 CDN (plus tax, plus materials if required, special one time offer per group some conditions apply)
Call 204-228-8981 or Go to Contacts page to send an email
Special offers - Some Conditions apply. . .
Of course there are conditions that apply, such as. . . the Special offers such as Cram Session and Saturday Afternoon Jam a one-time-deal, we suspend both these offers whenever a larger project on the go, you have to be nice to the studio pets, use of the GrooveJungle's guitars and drums is welcome but we will ask for some new strings or skins depending on amount of use, you need to be on time, we need to schedule in advance, a deposit is required, full payment is due immediately at the end of the session, rescheduling is fine as long as there is reasonable notice. . . basic common sense stuff. See Groove Jungle - General Policies for addtional information.
The Groove Jungle can provide all the required services for production projects of any size or complexity. We have relationships with professionals across all aspects of the business and have accomplished project management capabilities in-house to ensure a plan is developed and your project stays on track. We understand that spending wise is extremely important to the success of a project. We can look after all the details for you, with a turn key solution, or we can provide information to help you do certain aspects yourself, to help reduce your costs. Please go to the contact page and select "Custom Session" on the email form and provide contact information. We will call with questions and develop a plan with you. We have already experience completing pretty much every type of recording project imaginable, so let us help you.
Groove Jungle - General Policies:
Go to the contact page and let us know if you have any further questions.