Welcome To Kollab - Your Online Recording Studio...
In 2018 it's mind boggling the amount of opportunity and convenience we have at our fingertips through digital technology. Ask yourself this question...
What percentage of my total monthly expenditure happens online?
For me, it's likely 70-80% and if your a busy guy or gal it's likely yours will be too. I rarely carry cash these days, in fact the only time I seem to need it is when I go to my barber who absolutely refuses to consider a card machine ("we don't need fancy gadgets like that in here.").
It's crazy when you stop and think about the kinds of things we are now ordering online. I get my meat and groceries delivered to my door now - why? Because scurrying around a crowded supermarket for an hour a week is not a good use of my valuable time. If you're an unsigned artist or busy musicians trying to promote your music or get more session work, it's not a good use of yours either.
So what's my point? This blog isn't about selling the benefits of grocery delivery, but the benefit of something else that is now available to you online. I'm talking about remote recording.
That's right, for a musician you can now use a service like Kollab as your online recording studio. The bad news? Most people aren't even aware of this yet...
What do I mean by an online recording studio?
Well, for me to make such a claim it means we have to offer you the exact same services that a traditional recording studio would offer. Lets see if we've got these covered:
#1 - Access to music producers and recording equipment
Check - we have platinum selling and grammy award winning music producers on our roster, ready for you to hire to work on your track. Whether you need a music producer to work on your song from scratch, or maybe just a mixing engineer to arrange your song and mix it to perfection - they're all here. We also have mastering engineers who can take your finished track and get it ready for the radio, cleaning up all frequencies and optimising for loudness.
Working remotely with a music producer means you get a much more attractive price, and you can also have direct contact without having that 'rushed' feeling you will get in the studio when you are paying by the hour.
#2 - Access to session musicians
Check - We have session musicians available for almost any instrument you can think of. Guitarists, drummers, percussionists, keyboardists, bassists, and even more exotic instruments such as the harp. We even have a top industry strings arranger who can record a full orchestra for your music from a major recording studio in London.
Our musicians have worked with artists at the top level of the music business, and to work with such players on location in a recording studio would likely mean high travel expenses and expensive studio fees. With Kollab, you will pay a fraction of this as the recording is done remotely for an arranged fee.
#3 - Access to session vocalists and singers
Check - we have hand picked a select roster of the finest male and female session vocalists from around the world. Our singers all work remotely either from home studios or top studio facilities, but you aren't paying the overheads as you would be in a traditional studio.
Our vocalists have worked across all aspects of the industry from radio jingles, major TV and film soundtracks, touring with platinum selling artists and even singing at the Whitehouse!
#4 - High quality recordings
Check - all of our finished files are delivered to you as HQ WAV files. You can also have all mastered stems delivered if required. We also won't make you wait weeks for these as some studios do, with the average turnaround time being around 5 days for vocal/instrument tracks and 10 days for production. Express lead times can be arranged if required!
#5 - Tea & coffee facilities
OK, we might struggle on this one given our customers can be based anywhere in the world! Although, if you are ever passing Kollab HQ the kettle is always on.
Are online recording studios the future of the music industry?
This question is up for debate, but we truly believe that in the next 2-5 years more and more artists (even at major level) will be turning to to remote recording as the standard.
There have been media articles lately discussing how work for hire websites have given new life to songwriters, producers and beatmakers, and with budgets getting tighter and tighter for labels to offer their artists, belt-tightening is inevitable.
If an online recording studio can offer the same results as an on site studio at a quarter of the costs, it seems like an inevitability?
Take a closer look at what we can offer you now and get in on the ground floor, so to speak. Who knows how rates will move once remote recording starts to become the norm...our advice is enjoy access to major label talent at greatly reduced rates while you can.