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Remote / On-Location Recording

PureTone Recording currently offers 16 channels (expandable to 32) to multi-track your live performance. These recordings bridge the gap between the studio world and live setting. Listen to some samples to get a rough idea of what your recording will sound like.


This method offers a complete and transparent recording process. You set up to play as usual, we take care of the rest. Once your gig is over we bring your tracks back to the studio and mix them like any other session. The end result is a tight, dynamic recording that will give your audience a better idea of what your live shows are like. This is the perfect package for the band that doesn't have the time or money to invest in a typical studio recording session, but would like to have professional sounding tracks to sell or share with fans and promoters.


Not too excited about a particular solo or vocal on a song? No problem, in most cases it's possible to come in and overdub/correct mistakes or inconsistencies. 


Pros:

  1. No extra scheduling time. 

    • We come to where you're performing.

  2. Setup and play as you normally would for any gig. 

    • We seemlessly patch into any system. You won't even know we're recording.

  3. Some musicians play better live. 

    • The studio is a different world and a great live player may find him or herself struggling when the audience and fellow bandmates are removed from the equation.

  4. Quick turnaround.  

    • In most cases, your recording will be mixed and made available for you in less than a week.

  5. Low cost allows bands to regularly use this service to build up a catalog of live music.

    • Pick your favorite performances and release them as an album or host them for the world to listen on your Live Music Archive page.

  6. Crowd noise adds a unique and intimiate vibe to the recording.


Cons:

  1. Venue/club can heavily influence the sound of the recording. 

    • Some spaces simply sound better than others and vary depending on musical style and technique (heavy handed drumming vs. softer dynamic drumming). Please note that demo songs on the website include the name of the venue in which the recording took place.
  2. Added noise. 

    • Unlike studio sessions, the live recordings will pick up a considerable amount of crowd noise and "room sound". This is in addition to instrument mic bleed. This is simply unavoidable in a live situation, but it's what gives a live recording that certain feel. For most, people this isn't a negative. Listen to some examples if this is a concern.




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