Limited Budget? Don’t believe the Myth:

“Decent recording studios are too expensive…
Besides, you can do it all yourself these days!”

The truth is:

“You CAN Afford to RECORD!
In fact… You CAN’T Afford NOT to!”

Make a great-sounding recording at a fraction of the cost of a high-end studio…


Hi! My name’s Dan… I specialise in professional Music Production for singers, rappers, solo artists and duos, as well as groups and bands, for whom I produce high quality, release-ready tracks.

If you’re a musician, a vocalist or part of a band, you will, at some point, have considered recording one or more of your tracks. Well, now is by far the best time there’s ever been to hit the studio!

In my experience, there are 3 options when recording your material:

1. Do It Yourself

Many artists try to record and mix themselves to save on costs, but they soon realise how difficult it is to achieve a high enough standard to compete with the music of their favourite artists.

2. High-end studios

A few musicians or groups spend all their savings at a high-end studio, but usually discover the costs are so high that they can rarely afford to complete their projects in the way they had envisioned.

3. Low-end and Mid-range Studios

Most bands and artists, however, choose the easier (and cheaper) option, going to a local studio that charges an affordable day rate, recording 3 to 5 tracks, mixing and mastering them all for a set low cost.

This is absolutely fine if all you want is a quick, cheap demo… but if you want something more than that – something that sounds awesome! – then all you’re doing is throwing your money away for a mediocre end product that simply won’t stand up to the high quality tracks you hear from your favourite bands and artists – artists who are releasing amazing-sounding music and getting millions of streams on Spotify.

At Sidrat Audio, I provide a 4th option:

4. High-end Studio Quality at a Fraction of the cost

If you want to step up your music to a higher level of quality – and compete with the bands and artists you admire – then this is the option for you! My prices certainly aren’t the lowest, but they’re still affordable – and I’ll go that extra mile to ensure your tracks sound fantastic!

The main difference between what I offer and what you’ll receive at a low-end or mid-range studio, is that I actually care about your music! Most of the local studios you’ll find that offer a cheap deal for 3 to 5 tracks depend on volume, meaning that they have to work with a lot of artists and bands in order to pay the rent. Unfortunately, this tends to result in a lax attitude towards the quality of their mixes. They churn out mediocre tracks as quickly as possible, which leaves their customers with just about acceptable demos.

But I don’t work that way – to me, just about acceptable is totally unacceptable! When I work on a project, it becomes an important part of my life – I commit to it and I won’t settle for anything less than awesome! I’m passionate about producing great-sounding music – I love the process of making music and when I see the smiles on my clients’ faces after they’ve heard the final mix, that’s what makes it all worthwhile!

I strongly believe in providing outstanding quality at a reasonable rate – for all my clients! Everyone should be able to afford to record their music and be proud of the result! I can’t guarantee that you’ll become a successful artist, but I can give you the best possible chance of achieving success with your music at a price point well below that of a high-end studio.

In short, if you want your music to sound highly professional, so that your audience will be captivated when they hear it, Sidrat Audio can deliver – and, so what, if it costs a little more than your local studio? It’s time to invest in yourself – you won’t regret it!

Grab your FREE Studio Recording Checklist!

Discover the best way to prepare for the studio – and what to expect when you get here!
Recording can be a daunting prospect for artists who haven’t done it before. There are several things to consider when getting your tracks and yourself ready for the studio.
To help you get started with producing your next project, I’ve created a FREE Step-by-Step Checklist, which will take you through each stage in the process, from preparation, all the way through to completion. Click here for more details about my free Checklist.
Covering topics such as track selection, lyric sheets, structure and arrangement, the recording and mixing process and more, this Checklist is a great resource for all recording artists, whatever stage you’re at in your music career.

Audio Services at a glance…

Whether you’re a vocalist or play an instrument, I’ll get you mic’d up and sound-checked, before capturing your best performance in my cosy and acoustically treated recording studio.

Editing your audio is essential, comping together all your best takes, line by line, into a single seamless piece, then trimming each clip, ensuring there’s no unwanted noise.

Need an original backing track? Or a minimal accompaniment? I offer MIDI sequencing, sampling, synthesis and drum programming, as well as advice on structure and arrangement.

Bringing all your instrumental and vocal layers together into a single cohesive mix can be just as creative as writing the song itself, making sure each element complements the rest.

The hidden costs of sub-standard recordings…

How much are poor quality tracks costing you?

Have you received a sub-par or disappointing mix?
Are you struggling to afford high-end studio rates?
How many potential listeners are missing out on your music because you don’t have anything decent out there for them to hear?
How much time have you spent trying to learn music production from scratch, only to be disappointed with the results, failing to meet your expectations?

Poor quality tracks may already be costing you a great deal!

Avoid wasting your time, money and effort on disappointment.
Download your FREE Studio Recording Checklist, so that you can make the most of your studio session:

I understand how hard it is to progress as an artist with only a small budget.


You want to make your music sound as good as possible, but you can’t afford a high-end studio, so you settle for a local mid-range studio instead. But, when you get your tracks home, they just don’t sound as good as you’d hoped.

It’s incredibly frustrating to have put so much time, money and effort into recording your music, only to be totally disappointed with the result. I should know – I’ve been there myself! …which is why I became interested in music production in the first place.

I’ve been a singer with a bunch of different bands since I was 15, from grunge to funk-rock, new-age to trip-hop, hip-hop to electronica and I was never satisfied with the quality of any of our recordings!

I’ve heard the same story time and again, from so many people over the years. Luckily, since I started recording and mixing my own material, I found a passion for producing music, as well as performing it, leading me to gain as much knowledge and experience in music technology as I could.

I’ve been fortunate enough to work with some very talented artists in order to help them achieve their musical aspirations, who could otherwise have exhausted their funds with other studios that might not have been quite so passionate about their projects.

I’ve been helping artists realise their potential for over 12 years, now, during which time I have worked with literally hundreds of musicians, occupying dozens of different genres, producing a myriad of singles, albums and compilations.

My clients have saved hundreds – if not thousands! – of pounds in studio costs and they’ve always been impressed with the results.

At the end of the day, the proof is in the pudding, so I encourage you to visit my Portfolio page and  listen to some of the tracks I’ve recorded and mixed, and compare them to those of other small and mid-range studios in the area.

I’m confident you’ll be able to hear the difference in quality… In fact, I’m already looking forward to working with you! Together, I hope we’ll produce your best-sounding music to date – I can’t wait to get started!

There’s never been a better time to hit the studio!

Take the first step towards building a catalogue of recorded material you can be proud of…
We can have a chat about your project, discussing all the details, then I’ll provide you with an accurate, no-obligation quote. In the meantime, download your FREE Studio Recording Checklist:

Added Value with EVERY Project

I make a point of giving my clients as much extra value as possible. Here’s what I provide for each and every project I work on – all included in the price!
Free Consultation:

I offer my clients a full consultation in advance of any work being carried out, discussing your project in detail, so that I can provide you with a quote you can be confident is completely accurate.

Production Plan:

This is a step-by-step itinerary of your project, detailing each and every stage in the production process, so that you’ll know exactly what to expect – every step along the way.

Free E-Book:

Every new client will receive a free copy of my eBook: ‘Recording your Demo: 15 Steps to SUCCESS’, an invaluable guide to preparing yourself and your music for the studio.

Recording, Editing & Sequencing:

This is where the magic happens! Record your performance, edit the best takes to perfection and produce your sequenced accompaniment or backing track.

Initial Rough Mix:

After we’ve completed all your recording, I’ll send you a Rough Mix, without any processing, but with each element balanced in volume, so that you can hear everything clearly to check your performance.

Drop-in Session:

If you notice anything in the Initial Rough Mix that you didn’t quite nail in the recording process, I provide the opportunity to re-record and fix any parts that aren’t quite up to scratch.

Comprehensive Proofing Process:

With every project, I provide a series of 3 full Mix Proofs and 3 sets of changes, as well as a final Listening/Mixing Session, in order to ensure that you’re 100% satisfied with the end result.

Versatile Facilities:

The Sidrat studio is acoustically treated for a great mixing environment, as well as recording vocals and a wide range of acoustic and electric instruments. I also have an eclectic selection of music hardware and an extensive range of top-end software and plugins.

Skills & Experience:

When you book yourself in for a session at Sidrat Audio, you’re not just hiring a room and a bunch of equipment, you’re also hiring me, with my knowledge, experience, skills – and, most importantly, my ears! 😉

Friendly & Creative Environment:

I’m very easy to get along with and I want to make your time in the studio as fun and enjoyable as possible. In this way, you’ll be relaxed and in the best possible frame of mind to nail your performance every time!

Music Production Expertise:

One of the key elements most studios – and artists – overlook is the contribution an experienced producer can make to your music. With the right advice at the right time, your music can achieve that special something it might otherwise lack.

Multiple Audio Files:

On completion of your project, you’ll be provided with a number of audio files to take away with you, including the final mix in hi-res and medium-res WAV format, as well as mastered versions for both Streaming (in WAV and MP3 formats) and a WAV for burning to CD.

And even before you book a session, I want to give you something valuable that you can use over and over! So, please download my FREE Studio Recording Checklist, here:

It’s ALL about the Music…

Here’s why you should book a recording session RIGHT NOW!

If you’re reading this, the chances are that you want to become a successful recording artist. But, in order to make that happen, you need to get into a decent studio and lay down your tracks to a high standard.

Recording your music is an essential part of the process for all artists, professional or amateur.
Once you’ve written your songs and practiced them to perfection, it’s time to record, so you can use the tracks for promotion via streaming and live performance, building up a fan base, getting onto playlists and catching the attention of record labels.
Of course, once you’re at that stage in your music career, having signed a favourable contract, you’ll have access to greater funds to produce your tracks in a high-end studio, with a well-known producer, achieving exactly the sound you want. But even then, there’s still a place for a low-cost recording.

The problem is that, right now, you can’t afford to pay for a high-end or even a mid-range studio, many of which seem to turn out sub-par mixes in any case.
This can be very frustrating and makes you feel like you may never get your music recorded at all, let alone have a chance of promoting it successfully or enjoying the rewards that come with it.

But there is a Solution!

I strongly believe that no artist or musician should be held back from achieving their dreams, just because they lack the necessary funds, or receive an unsatisfactory mix. Trust me, I know how it feels to be prevented from making a decent recording of my music due to a low budget – it sucks!

That’s why I provide my services to solo artists, duos, singer, rappers, groups and bands, who are just starting out on their recording journey – as well as established artists – by producing great-sounding tracks at a fraction of the cost of high-end studios.
Just give me a call or drop me an email for a free consultation and no obligation quote.
We’ll book your first session and record, edit, sequence, mix and master your track(s), until you’re completely satisfied with the result. Then you’ll receive your release-ready audio files, so that you can start promoting your material to an audience that spans the globe.

Contact me today and I’ll help you get the ball rolling, so that you can stop worrying about money and lack of progress, leaving you free to start confidently sharing your music with the world!

I can’t wait to hear from you! 🙂

Limited Budget? Don’t believe the Myth:

“Decent recording studios are too expensive…

Besides, you can do it all yourself these days!”

Most independent artists struggle to afford high-end recording studio rates, and trying to learn how to record and mix your own material is time consuming and frustrating.

At Sidrat Audio, you’ll make a great recording and receive a pro-level mix that will really do your music justice – and at a fraction of the cost of a high-end or even mid-range studio! Plus, with the money you’ll save, you can successfully promote your music with confidence.

Here’s the truth:

“You CAN Afford to Record!

In fact… You CAN’T Afford NOT to!”

Due to the advances in software emulation technology and component-level modelling, it is no longer necessary to use prohibitively expensive hardware to achieve a great sound.

That, along with having an experienced ear and the production chops that go with it, is why I can provide high quality recording, mixing and mastering services at a reasonable rate, so that anyone can afford to produce their tracks to a professional standard. And that’s the same reason why you can’t afford NOT to record; there’s really no excuse not to have release-ready tracks when they’re so affordable!
So, if you want to know how best to ready yourself for the studio, while at the same time gaining an invaluable insight into music production, download my FREE Studio Recording Checklist, packed with tips and resources to help guide you through the whole process, step by step.

4 Simple Steps to get Your Music out to the World:

Prices

Basic Rates:

Recording:
£15/hr

Lead Vocals, Rap & Harmonies

Live Acoustic Instruments

Electric (Amplified) Instruments

Electronic (Wired) Instruments

MIDI (Virtual) Instruments

Editing:
£20/hr

Audio Trimming

Applying Crossfades

Creative Looping

Corrective Audio Editing

Comping of Multiple Takes

Sequencing:
£30/hr

Composition & Arrangement

Beats & Backing Tracks

Instrumental Accompaniments

MIDI Programming

Sampling & Synthesis

Mixing:
£25/hr

Level Balancing & Panning

Equalisation & Compression

Reverb, Delay, Saturation, etc.

Creative Audio Processing

Multi-Channel Automation


Packages:

Here’s a selection of packages I’ve put together. You might find the perfect one for you, but if not, just get in touch and I’ll be happy to give you a tailored quote for what you need…

If you’re ready to record straight away, that’s great!

Get in touch for a FREE no-obligation Quote, tailored specifically to your needs!

But, if you’re not 100% sure if you’re prepared for the studio, that’s fine, too…