SOUND PATH LABS
RECORDING & POST PRODUCTION
and Skill, Specializing in the art and craft of Recording
Professional Recording since 1961
WHAT WE OFFER:
- We believe:
- The art and the artist are the most important components
of good recordings.
- Gear should be transparent and harmless to the process of
making recorded art.
- Faithfully capturing artist performance and conveying
artistic intent to the listener.
- Not burdening recordings with effects and processing just
because we can, but only in service to the musical and artistic goals
of our respected clients.
- Mastering our product in house to make it everything it
- Product should speak for itself and should never need
additional "improvement" at additional expense in another
facility after our clients take delivery.
HARDWARE & SKILLS:
- Highly efficient and therefore cost-effective audio
production and post-production at the highest quality level.
- World-class mastering. In
some cases, we can re-master and improve even prior great
- Protean university-level technical skills and musical
- Complete stereo and 5.1 surround audio recording in our
facility as well as on remote location recording sessions. Up to
48 tracks simultaneous digital audio recording. Unlimited mix
- Stereo and 5.1 surround mixing
on state of the art monitoring systems.
- Stereo and 5.1 surround
mastering and CD or DVD creation.
- Graphic design, type
and text layout and CD / DVD package design.
- L.P., 45, 78 pressing and
acetate record transcription, restoration, remastering for digital
Sound Path Labs recording offers one of the
most insightful and helpful recording experiences anywhere, whether
you're recording for the first time or the hundredth time. We
provide clients a musical environment that brings out the artist.
We never stifle creativity by telling you what you "can't"
do. We work smartly
and cleverly to find ways to allow the art to flourish freely. A
music lover and gifted university professor of audio recording who has
taught successful professionals at both USC and UCLA, with 55 years of
musical training and 45 years as a working professional musician
including touring, television and numerous concert performances at the
White House etc.,
Drew Daniels brings unusual skills and insights to every project.
With such depth of musical experience, your music is understood and
- One of Los Angeles' finest
studio musician talent pools on our electronic Rolodex.
- 45+ year professional history
without a single dissatisfied client.
Jazz (solo to big band), Bluegrass,
Western (cowboy), Country, Choral, Country-western,
Folk, Folk-Rock, Old-timey, Blues (acoustic and
electric), Pop, Pop-Rock, World,
Percussion, African, Afro-Cuban, Irish (folk and
ballad), International, French folk, Italian
folk, Greek, Persian,
Japanese, Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, South
American, Native American, Poetry, Meditation,
Healing/guided imagery, Children's, School Concerts, Plays
and Musicals, Classical (orchestral,
chamber orchestra, solo recital). Referrals to world class Opera
recordists upon request.
- Multi-camera digital video shoots..
- "Personal Trainer" audio and recording training by
- Live sound reinforcement for intimate concerts to 1500
seats, with recording. (Please call to discuss your needs.)
SERVICES & RATES
Recording, Mixing, Editing, Sweetening, EQ / Normalize, Assembly /
Track Sequencing, Mastering, CD Prep / CD Replication Master Disk
Burning, CD / DigiPak photoshop Art and Package Design
$50 / hour - all services including world-class mastering³
Piano tuning is $100 which we normally cover. Clients may
split tuning cost for an hour of studio time.
| Location Recording
| $1200 / day ¹
| Location Sound Reinforcement
| $2400 / day ²
| Location Recording with
simultaneous Sound Reinforcement
| $3000 / day ¹
|Mixing, mastering and CD prep off
site after performance
|$50 / hour
un-mixed client reference complete session program as mp3 file on a CD.
all day rate services except any hired in labor required for complex
productions. Additional labor is added to rate. Sound
reinforcement provides three-way sound system suitable for
international acoustic music act in 1200 seat auditorium, powered by
4000-watt amp rack and provides up to 6 separate powered stage monitors
and up to six separate monitor mixes.
³ Note on mastering: mastering a
well-recorded and thus straightforward CD project usually takes two or
three hours but
may take as much as four or five depending on how much repair may be
and how many track order choices must be auditioned.