Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions, answered.

General FAQ

Where is your studio located?

Our main studio is located in Global City, Metro Manila, Philippines.   If you are interested to book a photo or recording session, feel free to contact us for directions.

Do you work on location as well?

Yes. This question is answered in more detail below. But the quick answer is yes. Depending on the task, we work locally and internationally.

Do you work on weekends?

Absolutely, almost always.


Music FAQ

How much do you charge per recording session?

We offer day rates and per project rates, depending on your needs.   Our rates are affordable, and less expensive than major studios.   Please contact us and let us know what your project requires, we will be happy to give you a quote.

When I hire you to mix my song, how should I prepare my tracks?

Please send the individual stems for each track in either mono, or stereo depending on the instrument, as .wav files, preferably 88,200 Hz (88.2 kHz) and 24bit depth.   Please do not render effects and reverbs to the stems.   If you are in love with a certain effect or distortion, print those effects on a seperate stem and label it for which track it corresponds to.

Keep volume levels of each track at a maximum of (minus) - 2db.

**important** When rendering your individual tracks, make sure all tracks begin at 0 seconds (the beginning of the song), even if certain instruments/sounds appear much later in the song.   All tracks should be lined up at 0 seconds.   Do not send bits and pieces of sounds, rather, send one solid stem for each track.

Feel free to send along a text file with any notes you may have, and/or a rough mix in .mp3 format, if you have certain sounds you are trying to achieve.   Thank-you :)

Which format will I receive my finished mixed track?

We will mix down your track in .wav format 88,200 Hz (88.2 kHz) and 24bit depth, peaking at (minus) - 2db. At no additional cost to you, we will give you 3 seperate versions of each song; a) a full finished mix, b) an instrumental version, c) a karaoke version (with backing vocals intact and lead vocal removed).

When I hire you to master my song, how should I prepare my track?

Please send your mixed track as a stereo .wav file, preferably 88,200 Hz (88.2 kHz) and 24bit depth with a volume level of not higher than (minus) - 2db.

Which format will I receive my finished mastered track?

You will receive both a .wav and .mp3 version of your master.   Rendered at 88,200 Hz (88.2 kHz) and 24bit depth as well as a second version of 44,100Hz (44.1kHz) 16bit depth.   At no additional cost to you, we typically give 2 different mastered versions, example: a) Hard Limited (LOUD) version, and b) a secondary stylistic version.
That's a total of 8 seperate masters for the price of one :)

How do I send my tracks to you for mixing and/or mastering?

If you are local to the area, you can drop off a CD, DVD or memory card.   Or as with international clients, we will set up a secure FTP account for you to upload your tracks to our server.   If you are hiring us to mix a full album or lengthly songs/soundtracks with large file sizes, we can arrange shipping of your files on memory card (flash drive).

How will I receive my finished mixes / masters?

If you are local to the area, you can stop by and pick up, otherwise as with international clients, we will set up a secure FTP account for you to download your tracks.   Alternately, if the file sizes are very large, we can arrange shipping of your files on memory card (flash drive).

How much do you charge for mixing and mastering?

It really depends on how many tracks are involved and the requirements you are looking for.   Our rates are affordable and much less than major corporate studios.   Please contact us and let us know what your project requires, we will be happy to give you a quote.

Do you offer recording, mixing and mastering package deals?

Yes, absolutely!   It is much easier for us to mix and master your tracks if we recorded them.   If we mix your song(s) that you have recorded elsewhere, we also throw in mastering at a very affordable rate, as we are familiar with your project and needs.   Please contact us and let us know what your project requires, we will be happy to give you a quote.

How much do you charge for writing and producing commercials?

All radio, tv, or internet commercials, jingles and voice over work is charged on per project rate.   We are confident we can meet your budget, and we always over deliver.   Please contact us and let us know what your project requires, we will be happy to give you a quote.

What are your terms and payment details for recording projects?

Please refer to our terms of service Which applies to all of our services.   Thank-you!


Photography and Filming FAQ

Do you do wedding photography?

Yes, absolutely!   We offer many package deals for full photoshoots, video recording, including editing, touch ups and a High Definition DVD of your wedding event.   We are also in the process or offering full wedding and social entertainment planning, which will include photography, video and live music.   Please contact us and let us know your requirements, we will be happy to give you a quote.

What do your model and portrait photo sessions offer?

When booking a photo shoot with us, for a model / actor portfolio shoot, and/or family and personal portraits, a typical session will last 2 - 5 hours.   You are welcome to bring multiple wardrobes.   Our studio offers a very relaxed, safe and scenic environment.   Aside from shooting in the studio, we can also shoot outdoors with wonderful scenery, nearby parks and modern city architecture as our backdrops.

How many photo's do you take in a typical photoshoot?

On a typical photoshoot there are usually anywhere from 200 pictures to up to 1000 pictures taken, depending on how many styles of wardrobe you desire and your individual requirements.   Once the photo sessions are completed, we carefully choose the best photo's and touch-up and edit as needed.

Do you shoot on location or for special events?

Yes, we sure do!   We are skilled to shoot on most any situation, including: in studio, on location, social events, live concerts, and more.   Please contact us and let us know your requirements, we will be happy to give you a quote.

Can you edit and touch up my photo(s) I had taken elsewhere?

Yes, absolutely!   If you are located in the area, you can drop off your photo's or as with international clients, we will set up a secure ftp account for you to upload your files to our server.   From there, once we are done with the editing, you can either pick up, or download from your ftp account with us.   Please contact us and let us know your requirements, we will be happy to give you a quote.

What do you charge for film editing?

This entirely depends on your requirements.   We offer many film services, including: videos for bands, weddings, social events, model portfolios, tv commercials, internet product infomercials, DVD authoring and more.   Please contact us and let us know your requirements, we will be happy to give you a quote.

Do you design websites as well?

Yes, we do.   We have experience in web design, graphic layouts and customizations.   Feel free to contact us and let us know your requirements, we will be happy to give you a quote.

What are your terms and payment details for photography and filming?

Please refer to our terms of service Which applies to all of our services.   Thank-you!