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Our Services


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Our Services


4D Audio Services

Engineering

We offer audio engineering services with all of our bookings. We also offer freelance engineering at 3rd party facilities (such as Teaneck Sound Studios pictured above). Our engineering philosophy is to provide a relaxed, efficient, professional atmosphere, that fosters creativity.

Recording

Our sound studio is built within our home. It has a warm and inviting charm, and houses some very high-quality sound equipment (Click for Gear List). We arrange the studio, test and setup equipment before you arrive. Then we start together by creating the software session, and running a sound check. We can record / create for the remainder of the session, up until the final 15-20 minutes. In this remaining time, we will create a rough mix and ‘print’ the audio file(s) for you to take home.

Our live room is approx 15’ x 11’ and can accommodate 4-5 musicians. Our control room is approx 15’x10’, provides acoustic isolation (room-inside-a-room), and can accommodate an additional 1-2 musicians during recording sessions. For more info on the studio, please scroll below to ‘The Studio’ section.

Mixing

Mixing usually occurs after the recording process is finished. A good mix will bring out certain details and expand the sense of space between your speakers. When building mixes, we focus on the emotional impact of the performance. Carefully and thoughtfully, through a series of processes, we make decisions to improve upon mix placement, clarity, and feeling.

Mastering

Mastering occurs after the mixing process is finished. A good master preserves important mix dynamics, while ensuring the recording is ‘commercially competitive’ against other relevant content. When building a master, we focus on the emotive flow, how it takes us from start to finish, and how each section impacts the one before and after. We then address the sonic qualities that glue the edges of the mix together, and make the final master sound like a completed work.

Editing & Tuning

Depending on the recording, we can usually edit and/or tune audio to clean up performance issues and/or create performance changes.

Rehearsals

We offer the studio as a rehearsal space on a case-by-case basis. No recording nor engineering is included, but backline can be provided. If you are interested in scheduling rehearsal time, please Contact Us.

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Our Procedures


Our Procedures


4D Audio Session Procedures

 

How To Book Services

a. To book services first Contact Us.

b.       To reserve your booking, we require a deposit. Usually 50%, but less so for larger bookings.

c. Sessions on ‘hold’ (without a deposit) will remain available for others to book.

Rates

a. Please contact us to receive a Rates Sheet.

Payments

a.       In person, we accept cash or credit card.

b. Online, we accept credit over our website via PayPal: Pay

c. All credit transactions have an associated transaction fee.

File Delivery

a. We must receive full payment for our services before we release or deliver any files.

b.       We can deliver files on a physical storage device (flash drive, CD, or hard drive you provide), online via Dropbox, or by email (single mp3 only).

Session Data

a.      We hold session data on our system for 180-days since the session was last opened. After that time, the data may get deleted from our system.

b. To save session data, please provide an external hard drive. The drive should have substantial free space and USB or Firewire 800 connectivity.

Cancellations

a.       To cancel a session please Contact Us.

b. If you cancel a session less than four (4) days in advance, or cancel a session that has been booked for more than thirty (30) days, there is a cancellation fee of $75 per booking.

Refunds

a. Deposits can be fully refunded if you cancel your session at least four (4) days in advance, and within 30 days of booking it.

b. If a session is cancelled and a cancellation fee is deducted, any credit exceeding the fee can be refunded.

c. There are no refunds for services that have been rendered.

Promotional Use & Damages

a. To showcase our work, 4D Audio Productions may post your content on web pages under our control including our Soundcloud page, our social media sites, our Website. If this is an issue, please let us know ahead of booking your session. 

b.     Please don’t goof around with the equipment. If you break it, you bought it. Thanks for reading! :)

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The Studio


The Studio


The Studio

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Studio A

Studio A is our control room and primary work space. It is a hand built room-within-a-room, has great isolation, and is suitable for both tracking and mixing environments. The room is surrounded in pine wood and full of natural sunlight.

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Studio B

Studio B is our live room and rehearsal space. It has a pine wood diffusive sound wall, floating floors, and great acoustic treatment. This room has a home-y feel, and a tight, energetic sound.

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Gear List / Backline

Our gear list has many notable pieces, acquired over the course of several years. Everything listed is available for use on your next session.

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The Reviews


The Reviews


Finding Steven through Thumbtack was perhaps the best thing that’s happened to me as a musician. In working with Steven on my debut EP, I not only found a great musical collaborator, but a trusted adviser and partner in the music industry.

I worked with Steven to record and produce my debut 6-song EP. Not only are his rates beyond competitive given his skill and equipment, but Steven believed in the project, took a personal interest, and leveraged his industry connections to bring in some world class talent to contribute to the record, making it of a quality beyond my expectations. Through Steven I can say that I’ve worked not only with the talents at 4D Audio, but with top notch session musicians fresh off international tours, and a 12-Time Grammy winning mix engineer.
I can’t recommend working with Steven any higher — you can find plenty of people who will bring you in, press record, and send you on your way...Steven will help bring your music to the next level. I look forward to continuing my musical partnership with Steven for years to come.
— David Rothschild, www.davidrothschildmusic.com
Steven was able to rectify some huge issues that I had with a previous producer, and returned my files to their more organic and natural state. The project turned out much more cohesive and professional-sounding than I could have hoped, and I’m so grateful for all the hard work he put into it!
— Dottie Scharr, www.dottiescharr.com
Working with Steven on my newest EP was a fantastic decision. It’s one thing to work with a producer who knows how to properly put together a good sounding record, but this guy also quickly grasped what I was going for and helped me get the best out of my performances (guitar/bass/keys/vocals) to help me sound the way I wanted. Great set up, very professional, affordable rates, and easy to work with artistically, both from the vocal booth and in production. Most importantly, he always took my notes when there was something specific I wanted in production, but he also never lacked an explanation for any part of his process.
I would absolutely recommend 4D Audio to anyone looking to get their music recorded and produced.
— Dru Serkes, andrewserkes.wix.com/druserkes
Steven is one of the most professional people in the music industry I have ever worked with. Don’t let his rates fool you. He is a top notch engineer and producer that will get you even better results than the other studios who charge far more.

From the very get go I knew that I was in good hands with my project. Steven can work with any budget and make sure that you are happy with your songs. He will get the best performances out of you so that you can showcase your true talent to the world.

I could not have done my EP without his help. I am so glad that I met him and worked with him on this. I can tell you right now he will be my first phone call the next time I ever want to record something in the future.

This is NO B.S. Steven is the real deal and he will deliver for you. His studio and equipment are great and he has everything you could possibly need. Don’t hesitate to go with him. You know you are getting a brilliant producer who will understand where you are coming from and get you to where you want to be.
— Stu Basham, stubasham.com