Other Services

We don't just do recording and rehearsing... Oh no!

In fact, we offer a whole compliment of services geared towards the musician and music lover alike! See below for a rundown of exactly what else we do.

Mastering

Mastering is the final stage of the music production process, and is only undertaken once mixing is complete. By using a combination of effects and processes (along with a pair of experienced ears!), mastering can further enhance your finished mixdowns by adding clarity and punch, as well as giving them an overall 'sheen' usually associated with modern commercial recordings.

As well as basic track-by-track mastering, we can also do fancy stuff like mastering for EPs and albums - adding continuity to a bunch of recordings, fading tracks in and out of one another and placing music between CD tracks.

All output is via Red Book standard-complient audio CD, ready for duplication. We can also supply high-quality mp3 versions on request for uploading to social networking sites or file sharing networks.

Mastering is charged at £25 per hour. For more details please call Gareth on 07742 526 138.

Tuition

We offer software studio tuition to anyone who has an interest in the science and art of music production. Sessions are informal and all levels of computer literacy and musical ability are catered for.

We can tailor lessons to any area of expertise, including the following:

  • Sound engineering basics
  • Using Cubase or Nuendo
  • Recording and editing MIDI and audio
  • Using effects
  • Mixing
  • Mastering

Tutoring can happen at your place or ours - weekdays or weekends.

For more details please call Gareth on 07742 526 138.

Bass Drum Art

Whether it's your band's name, band logo or any other image, give your drum kit the personal touch with our bass drum head printing service! Just supply us with your artwork as a hi-res jpeg or vector format and we'll supply the head and print your design on it!

From a simple text logo to a full image, get your band name out there every time you play your kit!

Prices start at £70 including drum head.

For more details please call John on 07931 985 801.

Shop

We stock guitar and drum breakables and spares on-site, including products from Ernie Ball, Jim Dunlop, Remo, Vater and Vic Firth. Pre-orders of boxes of guitar strings and drum stick are welcome.

For more details including prices & availability call John on 07931 985 801.

PA Hire

Equipment Includes:

  • Behringer 1600w Europower 4000 Mixer
  • 2 x Samson passive speakers (300w or 500w)
  • 2 x 300w Samson powered floor monitors
  • 5 x Sennheiser e-840 vocal microphones
  • 3 x mic stands and all cables
  • KAM ParBar MkII LED lights
  • Smoke machine (only with venue's permission)

For more details see the SoundARC Promotions website.

Live Music Promotion

SoundARC Promotions has been promoting gigs in and around Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire for over 10 years, and are proud to say that each of their gigs has a different bill, having never booked the same lineup more than once.

Their gigs are not confined to booking just one genre either; they book Rock, Punk, Metal, Ska, Indie and Alternative bands (both originals and covers) at The Red Lion in Stevenage, and acoustic acts for our Sunday Sessions at The Victoria in Hitchin.

For more details see the SoundARC Promotions website.