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About The Lookout Recording Studio And The Recording Process
The Lookout Recording Studio is located in Phoenix, Arizona. It is the perfect place for singer songwriters and bands to record their audio recordings. Our recording studio is an acoustically treated, state of the art facility with all the recording gear necessary to bring your music production to life.
All of our recordings are recorded at 24 bit/48,000 Sample Rate using Pro Tools DAW and high end Neve and API preamps. This combination gives us a great analog recording sound with the added benefit of computer editing.
Our engineers provide a professional atmosphere with the added comfort of down to earth customer service. We work one on one with all of our artists and clients to achieve a common goal. Every artist, client and project is different and we make our best effort to make the recording experience a great one.
We know that we are not the only recording studio in Phoenix and that our clients have many options when it comes to music production facilities. That is why we are always looking for ways to make working with us a better experience.
Below I will quickly outline the audio production process. This is just a basic outline and does not go into great detail but will give a quick description of the overall process.
Tracking is the the part of the production process that people usually see in movies. It involves the recording engineer choosing microphone(s) placement and proper recording levels. This is also where the audio performance is recorded to the DAW. The recording needs to be clear without picking up background noises that could negatively affect the quality of the recording.
Editing the recording includes tuning vocals with Auto Tune, clearing up unwanted noise, trimming the tracks and prepping the tracking session for the mix.
Mixing the track is where all the levels and equalization is done. Sound effects and other creative decisions are made at this point in the recording process.
Mastering is where the mix is checked and corrected for proper translation between different audio playback systems. There is usually a final round of equalization and compression during this portion of the whole process but is not mandatory. Usually the very final touches are when the engineer sets the audio to the level that it will be released to the distributors at. Any meta data that needs to be embedded in the track will also be done before the track masters are finally released.