The studio is situated in Raheny, Dublin 5 and convinces with its cosy and friendly atmosphere. It consists of one live room and one control room
alongside two vocal/amp booths. Shops and restaurants are within 10 minutes walking distance from the studio. Tuscany Soundz Studios
is run by two professional musicians/producers who have plenty of gig and recording experience:
Andreas Nolan and Mathias Baumann
The Recording, Editing And Mixing Process
When preparing a recording session we first of all listen to the natural sound of your band in order to being able to reflect this in the
recordings and the final mix. We also pay great attention to micing and getting the best and most natural sound out of your instruments.
We think it is very important to have a great sound during the recording session so that everybody feels comfortable. Therefore we can provide up
to 6 individual headphone mixes for a maximum of 12 musicians at the same time.
Once the soundcheck is completed we will guide you through the recording process and let you know when takes or tracks need to be re-recorded or can
be edited. Please keep in mind that recording to a click track makes the editing possibilities easier but may take away from the natural feel
of the tunes. Additionally you need to be very comfortable to being able to record along with a click. Regular practicing with a metronome is
If necessary, once a take has been recorded tracks will be edited straight away in order to guarantee a good work flow and efficiency during the
recording session. After a quick pre-mix and possible overdubs and additional track recordings such as vocals and other instruments we continue with
the next song.
Many people ask us about how many songs can be recorded within one day? This is a very difficult question to answer since it depends on the instrumentation, the style, the recording method, the level of musicianship, the purpose of the recording and many other factors.
From experience, a five-piece band
(dr/bs/guit/keys/vox) which is rehearsed very well with all the musicians being at a professional level it is possible to record three to six
tunes within one day. The vocals would be recorded on a different day, as well as additional tracks. For a proper mix we will need a third day.
Generally, our mixing sessions always take place on a different day than the actual recording sessions as we think it is important to approach mixing
with a fresh set of ears.
Although we are striving to safe you as much time as possible, our philosophy is always: Quality before speed.
Pre-Production And Producing
If needed, we can give you professional advice in how to arrange and develop your song ideas either during a recording session in our studio or in
advance to a recording session in a high-end recording studio.
Mastering is an important aspect in producing a CD as it represents the final quality check before manufacturing. During this process we make sure
that the overall feel of the band and music is represented, nothing is too loud or too quiet, too bright or too muddy. Additionally we take care of
the levels and balance between the songs, as well as ensuring a high quality sound of the final master. CD text and ISRC codes will also be embedded in
the final master, for which purpose we need you to provide us with the track and CD information.
Taking Your Music To The Next Level...
Tuscany Soundz Studios works together with graphic designer and cartoonist Patrick Lynch
. He can
help you with album artwork as well as poster and flyer designs, band logos and your personal webpage.
When it comes to manufacturing we work together with Artlane Music
, an independent label
which specialises in artist development. Artlane Music can help you to find the manufacturer that suits you best and can also provide basic services
to get your music online for sale.
If you have any further questions don't hesitate to contact us...