String Quartet Online Recording
What is a string quartet?
A string quartet refers to a traditional arrangement of different musicians (or a composition created for such an ensemble) – two violinists, one viola player, and another on cello. This grouping was first made popular by famed Austrian composer, Joseph Haydn, in the 18th Century and became a common feature of classical music over the years. Although there are other instrumental arrangements that can count as quartets, the dual violins – viola – cello set up claims the title because of the prestige it managed to claim in classical musical history.
The appeal of the string quartet is in the resonant, full harmonious sound that is produced. It involves the lead violinist playing the melody, which is supported by the second violin player. Mid harmonies are provided by the viola, while the cellist brings up the bass and can even provide supporting melodies. In short, a string quartet ensemble can take your sound from ordinary to outstanding, whether you are trying to make an R&B classic, Rock anthem or Pop hit (or want to compose a classical piece).
Book a session
We organize a full recording cycle. We will select the best musicians, approve the composition and recording date
Download the Tracks
Download the recorded multitrack. If you need further assistance with mixing and mastering, we would be happy to offer our post-production services.
Download the score
We will check your score for inaccuracies, typographical errors and, if necessary, help with its design, so that the recording session runs efficiently. We also provide orchestration and score preparation services.
Included in the price
Studio rental, sound engineer, sound engineer assistant, orchestra coordinator, musicians, score check, score and parts printout, multitrack recording, digital transfer of recorded material, live broadcast of sound and video from the studio.
Join the stream
Join the live audio and video broadcast of your session. Watch, listen and communicate with musicians, conductor and sound engineer in real time.
By default, we transfer recorded material in Pro Tools, Cubase, Logic, Reaper, Luna session format. As an additional option, you can choose to download individual WAV files. In this case, we will give you the multitrack as separate folders for each take.
The cost of the session will depend on the composition of the orchestra you choose. Here are the prices for our standard formulations.
On average, 15-20 minutes of music is recorded in one 4-hour session. Standard 4 hour session = 3 hours 20 minutes of recording + 40 minutes of breaks
The price includes: studio rental, sound engineer, sound engineer assistant, orchestra coordinator, conductor, musicians, score check, score and parts printout, multitrack recording, digital transfer of recorded material, live broadcast of sound and video from the studio.
Option A: per song
If you have a full song or a music piece that’s up to 6 mins long, this option is for you. We record your music piece in a dedicated session. Delivery time: avg. 5 days
Option B: 4-hour or 8-hour sessions
If you have more songs to record or a longer or very complex music piece, this option will work best for you. Delivery time: avg. 5 days
To book a session, we ask you to fill out a form. In the message, describe your project, indicate which recording dates you would like to book, what kind of orchestra line-up you need and (if known) how many recording sessions of the orchestra you will need (one 4-hour session = 3 hours 20 minutes of recording and 40 minutes of breaks)
We will contact you to discuss the project in more detail, and give you an estimate of the cost.
How is the booking and payment made?
The booking process is very simple: choose the composition that suits you, choose the duration of the session and the date you want to book. If you have a score ready, then attach it to the order - so we can quickly check everything and confirm the order.
After sending the application, we will contact you to discuss the details of your order. If everything is in order, we will issue an invoice for payment. A 100% prepayment is required to confirm the booking. You can pay by card or bank transfer.
You can read more about booking and payment procedure in the rules for the provision of services and the public offer.
How much time do I need to book to record my music?
When booking a session, you can focus on the following numbers:
session 30 minutes - 3 minutes of music
session 60 minutes - 6 minutes of music
session 90 minutes - 9 minutes of music
session 120 minutes - 12 minutes of music
These figures are indicative and the amount of recorded music depends on the complexity of the score, the quality of its design, as well as on your wishes during the recording. If you are in doubt about the amount of time required, you can write to us at email@example.com. If you have a score ready, then attach it to the letter. We'll show you the best way to do it.
How far in advance do you need to book a session?
We recommend booking your session at least 30 days in advance. This time is necessary to check the scores and agree on all the details. You can pre-order a group session in less than 30 days. In any case, we will contact you, clarify all the details and possibly offer a more suitable date.
What time will my session start?
Recording sessions are held from 11:00 to 23:00 (Moscow time). The time of an individual session is agreed upon when ordering. We will announce the group session time 3 days before the recording date.
How do I prepare for recording? What will be required of me during the registration?
To connect to the broadcast, you will need a computer with a stable Internet connection (recommended download speed of at least 8 Mbps), preferably the latest version of the Internet browser (we recommend using Chrome), a microphone, and the Zoom application to communicate with our team. Please install the required software prior to the session. We also recommend that you use headphones during operation in order to avoid the echo effect.
I need help with writing scores. Do you provide such a service?
Yes, we provide score preparation, transcription and orchestration services. To order the service, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org before booking your session and describe your project.
Can other instruments be added to the orchestra line-up?
Yes, you can add additional instruments to a group session at an additional cost. Please leave your wishes in the comments field when placing an order and we will quote you the cost.
Can I communicate with the conductor, sound engineer, musicians during the recording and express my wishes?
Oh sure. We will send you an invite to a Zoom meeting where you can chat with our team. Please install the Zoom app on your computer prior to the session.
At what frequency and resolution do you record music? which DAW are you using?
Depending on your wishes. Recording is possible in 44.1, 48, 88.2 or 96 kHz with a resolution of 24 bits
At your request, we will record the session in the following DAW: Pro Tools, Cubase, Logic, Reaper, Luna
What files will I get after recording? How soon will I receive the recorded material?
You will get the full multitrack. A multitrack usually includes Decca Tree or Ambisonic microphones, several general hall microphones and close microphones. The files will be available for download 3 days after the end of the session - this time is necessary for the final quality control and uploading materials to the file-sharing service. We keep files for 30 days from the date of recording.
Who owns the rights to the received soundtrack? Where and how can I use recorded material?
All rights to the recorded materials belong to you. You can use them at your discretion without paying any additional fees or deductions.
What if I need to reschedule or cancel an already paid recording session?
Session cancellation is possible up to 21 calendar days before the scheduled recording date. If the session is canceled later than this date, the money paid will not be refunded. Postponing a session to a later date (but only within 90 calendar days, or to the nearest available session date) is possible no later than 14 calendar days before the scheduled recording date. You can read more about the terms of cancellation and transfer in the rules for the provision of services and the public offer.