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Here are some of the more frequenly asked questions about the studio, the recording process and our individual services.

Naked Ear Recording Studios
2516 Kalispell Circle
Aurora, CO 80013
303.745.1191




Frequently-Asked Questions

Q: What type of music/audio recording do you specialize in?
Q: Why should we go to a professional studio when we can spend those dollars on gear and do it at home?
Q: I have a small budget. What is the best way to save money in the recording process?
Q: Am I able to record my project over several months?
Q: What instruments do I need to bring?
Q: Can I bring my girlfriends, boyfriends, and friends to the studio?

Q: What type of music/audio recording do you specialize in?

A. The best way I can think of to answer this question would be to list the types of projects I have handled the past 14 years. Are you on the list? Here goes: Old school rock & roll, rock, punk rock, metal, hip hop, rap, country rock, country, bluegrass, gospel, singer/songwriter, karaoke, narration, radio commercials, talking book, audio for video, audio for high school dance and sound effects. The list can go on and on. The point is you have an engineer/producer who is highly experienced at all different types of production and techniques. My favorite is when I’m dealing with a full drum set-up with guitars, bass, keys and vocals. I have lots of goose bumps on those days.

Q: Why should we go to a professional studio when we can spend those dollars on gear and do it at home?

A. Many people do and in fact I started that way back in 1995 with a love and excitement for the recording process that just overwhelmed me. I can explain it this way. You use a professional studio to get professional results. It took me many years to gain the experience of doing it right. Let’s say you have the money to buy a grand piano but nobody in the band knows how to play it. You can’t just say now that we have this great piano, let’s record. Someone in the band would have to learn how to play the darn thing, starting with chop sticks. A lot of time would pass before that person would have the experience to hit the recording studio. Wouldn’t it be best to find a piano player who is already an awesome player and ready to go? The reason you use a professional studio is because of the experience, research, and development that the engineer has, not the equipment. A professional engineer can make a professional recording on some pretty bad equipment, but an non-professional engineer won’t be able to make a professional recording on the best equipment made by man. Just like you guys, it’s how well can I play my part. Back to Top

Q: I have a small budget. What is the best way to save money in the recording process?

A: This is easy to answer. The best way by far is to come in rehearsed and ready to go. Don’t try to learn your material in the studio, do that at home. Back to Top

Q: Am I able to record my project over several months?

A: Yes! Many people do because they need to break up their budget into small pieces, but think of this. If you are able to record your project over several consecutive days, you can save money. Set-up time is on the clock. If you have drums, that can be one or two hours set-up time right there, let alone the whole band. When you record on consecutive days everything is ready to go right when you get to the studio. Back to Top

Q: What instruments do I need to bring?

A: I do not provide instruments, I provide recording equipment and all that it entails. You need to bring the best instruments you can. I always get drummers in who say they left their really nice kit at home! Don’t do that! Isn’t that why you have a nice kit? Especially if you are making a record, you should get new guitar strings, drum heads, drum sticks, reeds. . . Make sure your instruments are not excessively noisy. If your bass picks up AM talk radio get it fixed before coming to the studio. Back to Top

Q: Can I bring my girlfriends, boyfriends, and friends to the studio?

A: Sure, why not? Well, I can think of reasons why not. It will cost you money and the quality of your recording. We all act differently around our girlfriends, boyfriends and friends. It’s just plain human nature. The clock is still spinning while you are interacting with them. If you want to have them at the studio, think of having them here during the end of your project, not the beginning. Overall it’s best for the recording process to have as few extra non-band people as you can. Party at home where your money can go for beer, not at the studio where your money gets wasted on extra time spent conversing with non-band friends. Back to Top