Our team can help you find the optimal ensemble size, according to your budget and musical intentions. You also can use the real-time calculator on our home page to get a quote.
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Arrangements, Orchestration, Copying
Need an arrangement or orchestration? We’ve got you covert. Our musicians can deliver full arrangements for any instrumentation. On this stage we also review your sheet music with our copyist.
We offer a high-end recording studio for orchestral recordings (Studio A) and two additional studios (Studio B and C) for smaller ensembles and mixing services.
Editing and Mixing
After the scoring session, we can help you with editing, mixing and mastering services. If you want to mix it on your end, we provide a recall sheet containg a complete recording map (microphone hight, spacings, models, inputs etc) for your engineer.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost?
The investment will change according to your ensemble size. You can create a custom group that fits your budget. Use our real-time cost calculator or get a custom quote via [email protected]
How do I book a session?
Just give us a call at +55 11 98683-7913 or send us an email: [email protected]
We will guide you through the process. It’s all easy.
How far ahead do I need to book?
We need some time to book the musicians, take a look at the sheet music and do the room setup. Ideally, try to give us 1-week heads up for large orchestras. For smaller ensembles like string quartets, it can be arranged for the next day usually (if studio time is available).
What do I need to provide?
We need sheet music, desired ensemble size, and formation. Let us know if you want to follow the recording remotely or if you can join us at the studio. We can provide a photographer/videographer on request. We take care of the rest.
How does payment work?
Payments can be made using PayPal (international customers) or bank transfer for Brazilian clients. For large groups a 50% intial payment is needed to book the musicians. In case of cancelation the initial fee is not refunded, unless cuminucated within 14 days prior.
Who are the musicians?
The musicians are hand selected from the best brazilian orchestras. Mainly the OSESP (Orquestra Simfônica do Estado de São Paulo) and the OSM (Orquestra Sinfônica Municipal). Special solists can be hired on request. All musicians have extensive studio experience. All recordings are supervised by Rafael Cesário (cello at the Quarteto da Cidade de São Paulo).
Can we use our own conductor?
Yes, you can bring your own conductor or use one of ours.
How is it recorded?
The orchestra is recorded with the finest high end microphones (Neumann, DPA, Schoeps, Sennheiser) in our wonderfull purpose-build room. We employ the classic Decca Tree techinique, with outriggers and spot mics. Boutique preamps (TubeTech, Millennia, API, NEVE and others) are used with Apogee Symphony conversion. The live video stream can be watched online by our clients. For full spect visit this link.
How can I see the recording remotely?
Yes. Wifi cameras and audio feed can be streamed online. Google Hangouts or Appear.in can be used to comunicate with our team in real time.
What am I going to get?
You will get all takes, in multitrack format. We record in 48Khz or higher, 24 bits. If you include the mixing service, you will also recieve the mixed stereo or 5.1 surround mix.
Can you organise accommodation for us?
We can give you some great tips to facilitate your stay. Get in touch for further information.
Terms and Conditions
Cancelarions can be made 14 days prior the recording for a total initial payment refound. After that the 50% initial payment is not refunded. If the SPSO needs to cancel at any time, there will be a total refund or reschedule.
If the recording can’t be made because of unforseen problems like blackout, critical system faileure, floodings or similar ocurrences, the recording can be postponed to another date. If the new recording can’t be aranged by the SPTO within 14 days, a total refund is granted to the client.
Mixing and Editing
Mixing and Editing services can be provided on your request. Please get in touch for a custom quote.
Shared Sessions can be organized with antecedence. It is crucial to book the situation in advance to organize the shared session logistics.
We garantee your data storage por 30 days. After that the files are cept in our backups but we highly recomend that you keep the master files on your separate backups.
BOOKING AND INFORMATION
Senador Felício dos Santos 312B
São Paulo – Brasil
+55 11 98683-7913