Q.  What groups can record at The Sound Palace?

A. We have 2 separate recording facilities. Studio A (located in Thousand Oaks) is primarily used for small groups, singer-songwriters, ADR and voiceover recording sessions. It has a modest size live room and 5 piece bands have recorded there. It is not intended for band rehearsals although it can do so if really needed.

Conversely, Studio B, located in Oxnard, is larger and has a performance stage, lighting and a PA system. Studio B can handle much larger groups while also offering the opportunity for bands to record music while “all in the room.”

Q.  What kind of recording equipment is used at The Sound Palace?

A.  Microphones built by Neumann, AKG, Sennheiser, Royer Labs, Mojave Audio, Beyerdynamic, Audio-Technica, ElectroVoice and Shure feed microphone preamps from Neve, SSL, Massenburg, Universal Audio, Vintech, Focusrite and Chandler. From there the sound is recorded in Pro Tools Ultimate and mixed through an array of outboard processors from SSL, Dangerous Music, Smart Research, Empirical Labs, , Purple Audio and a pair of vintage DBX 160VU’s.

Q. What are your rates?

A. The rate for our commercial customers seeking ADR and voiceovers services is currently $150hr. Typically our commercial customers do not require any editing or mixing services.

But depending upon the project, we occasionally offer “community rates” of $75hr to accommodate our locally-based artists who have little to no budget for bringing their music to market. But unlike ADR and voicevoer sessions, much more time is required for music projects as those sessions typically require editing and mixing. The same rate structure applies whether we are tracking, editing or mixing. Maybe you are just interested in a “quick-and-dirty” recording to share just with friends and family. Those projects involve much less time for polishing. So the best way to approach any project is to pre-determine your budget and let us figure out what we get accomplished for you within that budget.

Q. Where do I start?

A. Send an inquiry using our form, send an email to TheSoundPalace@gmail.com, or you can give us a call at (805) 499-1311. The first two options might get a faster response. We tend not to answer the phone during sessions to keep attention focused on the client’s session and sometimes we don’t check the messages until after midnight.