For who is Southbank Music Productions intended? Anyone who wishes to make high quality recordings that involve a live orchestra, ensemble or choir - performers, composers and arrangers. However, if you have a project that needs music we also have a large network of active musicians that can create for you.
Does it matter where I am based? Not in the least. Our admin operates from within Melbourne, but our clients are located Australia wide and overseas.
How much do recordings cost? This will depend on a number of factors such as medium - is it a commercial, film, concerto, new work etc - plus the length and complexity of the pieces, the size of orchestra needed and the location of the sessions.
Where do recordings take place? Again this is variable. For smaller shorter sessions we use local studios and musicians, but for larger scale projects we often choose to work with our network of European orchestras.
How does that work? For commercial projects you may attend remotely (over the internet) in real time or in person. They are directed and supervised on site by our team of creatives. For recordings that involve you as a performer you will need to travel to the relevant studios, however, we also try to arrange professional performance opportunities pre-recording making this a more viable option.
Is there a minimum length of music? In theory, no. We can usually accomodate even the shortest of works by combining a number of smaller projects into a single session so minimising costs for everyone.
What happens after the recording? Post-production such as editing, mixing and mastering generally will be done locally and can involve you as much or as little as you choose.
What level of audio quality are the recordings produced in? The studios we use are normally connected to national broadcasting organisations that operate with the latest versions of Pro Tools, have superior hardware and microphones, great natural acoustics, and highly skilled, experienced technicians.
And you can distribute for commercial sale? Absolutely - both through digital media outlets such as iTunes and Google Play, and in physical form such as CD or vinyl in music stores.