Mad Hat Studios is primarily a professional Pro Tools HD recording studio with in-house producers and engineers. Other services we provide include:
We can mix from existing Pro Tools sessions, Logic sessions, OMF/AAF files and raw audio where alignment info has been provided. We use a variety of hardware and plugins to get a high-quality result. We can provide FTP details for you to upload the session to. Please contact us to get precise format requirements.
We can master from almost any stereo source provided it has not already been mastered.
Mark has been Magnum’s FOH engineer for 20 years. He has experience of a wide range of venues and equipment including major festivals, using all kinds of analogue and digital desks.
We can come and record at your gig, rehearsal, concert, or wherever. We will bring all the necessary equipment, and you can take away a hard drive, or ask about our mixing services too. We can record up to 40-tracks simultaneously.
Got a great drum performance with a few timing issues? Or a take not played to a click but now you need it to be a static tempo? We can fix it! Sheena is an expert with both Beat Detective and Elastic Audio. We can do triggers and samples too, in audio or MIDI format whichever you prefer.
We can comp a best vocal from a number of takes in record time. We can tune it transparently (or Cher-like if you prefer!) and work out harmonies if you desire. All we need is un-processed vocal files and a backing track.
We use Sibelius for professional-standard scoring. Provide us with a MIDI file or separate audio files and we can create a score for you.
Got tracks you want to record but don’t feel they’re quite ready? We can help you prepare better with the benefit of 30 years recording experience.
Too many cables getting you down? Seen enough setup windows to last you a lifetime? Just don’t know where to start in home recording? Whatever your problem we will do our best to help.
If you need to expand your production and engineering experience, whatever level you are at, talk to us to arrange a one-on-one session. Or we can visit your facility and give a lecture on a number of subjects with the benefit of all our professional experience.
Mark has been tour manager for Magnum for 10 years. He is experienced at managing a band and crew on the road and dealing with production, personnel, transport, technical, accommodation and accounting duties.