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FAQ

What are the rates?

Because every project is different, rates are determined on a per-project basis.

What is the payment/deposit policy?

A one time, non-refundable* security deposit is required to book any dates. This deposit is 1/3 (one third) of the total project price. It is due within 7 (seven) days after negotiating your final price and dates. If the client fails to pay the deposit within the time allotted, the dates are open to anyone.

The final payment of the project is due within seven days after the project is complete.

NO CLIENTS WILL GET A PRODUCT BEFORE FINAL PAYMENT IS MADE.

*Refunds are only awarded if a substitute is found to fill the dates reserved.

Make any checks out to Andrew Wade or The Wade Studio.

How do I get to the studio?

You must call or email to make an appointment and get directions; MapQuesting the studio’s address does not work.

How do I go about booking?

Please fill out the Andrew Wade Booking form.

Does a band/musician have to bring their own equipment?

No, but you must check with the studio to see if it has what you need. You may have to pay for equipment rentals.

How can I get a job at The Wade Studio?

We are accepting applications, just email a resume and we’ll get back to you if we have an opening.

Who is the drum tech for the studio?

Johnny Palladino. He’s been a touring drum tech for various popular bands such as Yellowcard, Foo Fighters, Thrice, NOFX, Pennywise, Bad Religion, and Less than Jake to name a few. He has several kits to choose from, and other auxiliary percussion. View a detailed list.

Is the name of the studio “Wade Studios”?

NOOOO! But thank you for asking. It’s called “The Wade Studio”.

Are there any promotional items for the studio? i.e.: banners, t-shirts, posters, etc.

Not at this time.

When Andrew produces at another studio what are his basic requirements?

ProTools, an engineer for that studio, and anything else just depends on the project.

What do I need to know if I want to get my project mixed and/or mastered; how do we get the files to you?

FILE PREPARATION FOR MIXING
A ProTools session file (.ptf) is the preferred file format for mixing. All other session file type users must have all tracks from the session bounced down and set to zero with all effects taken off. The files must be bounced down in the highest quality possible (44.1 kHz 24 bit is the minimum for mixing). Session notes are required, they can be sent with the audio files as a ‘.txt’ file or in an email.

FILE PREPARATION FOR MASTERING
There are 2 types of mastering available to you, budget (traditional) mastering and stem mastering (much higher quality). For budget mastering all you have to do is mix down your song(s) in at least 24 bit stereo, send them to us, and you’re finished. For stem (also known as separation) mastering, you will need to mix down the traditional 24 bit stereo mix along with different groups of instruments or ‘stems’ for each song. Typically, you will mix down 4 stems per song which will consist of the following: drums (all percussion), bass, guitars (all other music in the song including keys, etc.), and vocals. Leave all the effects and automation on when mixing down the separate stems. Make sure you organize the songs and stems into folders; each folder should contain 5 files (4 stems and 1 24 bit mixdown of the song). The advantage of stem mastering is phenomenal . ยป read about it’s many advantages.

HOW DO WE GET THE FILES TO YOU?
After backing up all your files, mailing a hard drive is the safest and most efficient way to send your files. Another way is mailing the files after burning them onto (a) DVD(s) or CD(s). If your file size is small, for instance if you were only getting 1 song mastered, you could email it or send it through an online service like YouSendIt.com.

How do I put my link on your ‘links’ page?

Send us an email with your website address, a brief description of your website, and a link to your page displaying the information below. As soon as we receive your request, you should receive a confirmation email regarding your link. If you have all the proper information on your site, we will post your link in our ‘links’ section. However, we reserve the right to refuse or discontinue link exchange for any reason.

The Wade Studio logo if you wish to use it:

Link: www.thewadestudio.com

Description: Andrew Wade is a producer, engineer, and owner of this professional recording studio located in Ocala, Florida. Services include tracking, mixing, production, preproduction, song writing, budget mastering, and more.

What makes Andrew Wade an innovator?

By definition, an innovator is someone who makes changes in something established by introducing new methods, ideas, or products.

When I record a sound, whether it’s a snare drum or a passing car, I try different methods until I get something that I think sounds different yet fitting. If the music calls for it, I love trying to find ways of incorporating odd sounds into a track. For instance, I remember taping a weight to a ceiling fan and using the sound it made as percussion. I take the time to make all my own samples for drum replacement when I’m going that route. I’ve done extensive experimentation with binaural recordings and holophonics. I’ve also successfully created an image visible in the spectral view of a waveform and have incorporated it into music. I’ve also generated impulse responses for use in convolution with other sounds to use in my own recordings.

– Andrew Wade

The purpose of presenting Andrew as an innovator is to remind you (or inform you) that he strives to go beyond the boundaries of regular recording. Whether he thinks of a new method or someone else makes a suggestion, he’s always willing to try new things. He thinks more engineers should think out of the box when finding and manipulating sounds. While keeping in mind that music is based mostly on feelings and emotions, he also realizes there is an entire science behind sound.

If you’re in the business to just hit that big red button, then you’ll never use sound to its fullest potential.

– Andrew Wade