Frequently Asked Questions

about Recording

“What should drummers bring to the studio? Cymbals? Hardware? Etc...”

Each of our rooms is outfitted with a full drum kit, including cymbals, hardware, pedals, snare drum etc. You’re of course more than welcome to bring your own gear if you wish. We recommend bringing

Do I need to bring a guitar / bass amp or amp head?

Each room has 3 or more tube amplifiers including combos as well as cabinets with amp heads. Guitarists are welcome to use any of our gear, plug in their own amp heads or bring their own rig.

What gear is available in each room?

Each room has at least a full drum kit, a PA system and several guitar and bass amps. To view a full gear list for each room, click here.

What if I need to cancel?

In the event you need to cancel, simply call or email us at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled time. All cancellations made within less than 24 hours are subject to a ____ cancellation fee.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards and cash payment. Checks are not acceptable forms of payment.

What about a click track? (metronome)

It is highly recommend practicing your songs to a click or metronome. This doesn’t need to be perfect but it can act as a guideline and help keep the song and takes consistent. Editing and comping multiple takes together will be much easier and performances will be air tight. Keeping tabs on the BPM of each track also helps keep sessions organized – especially if there are tempo changes.

Solo tracking or live (group) tracking?

We personally think live tracked recordings have a more natural and bigger feel – but everyone must be tight! Over-dubbing or doubling parts/harmonies may also occur after live tracking the main parts.

Solo tracking is very common though as it allows more room for isolation and error. It will not affect your quality, but it takes more time for everyone to track their individual parts (and can take longer without certain cues that haven’t been recorded yet).

Your Album/Song info

Keep your tracks organized with a Song Name, BPM, key, and possibly the name of the compilation/album and track listing. Know approximately how long each song should be (as a check if it should it is played too fast or slow), and what other music these were inspired by or can reference from. 

Have another question?

Feel free to Email us at soundcellarli@gmail.com or visit our contact form