On Location Recording Rates
Rates, Monday to Friday
Our regular audio and video
recording rates are
per hour for audio, video $135 per hour on week days for a single or
double act and includes the services of one of our expert audio engineers and
camera persons. For bands, an additional setup fee of $45 is payable.
This rate includes use of equipment such as digital recorders, mixers, laptop
computers and HD digital cameras. Final mastering at a fee of $110 per
hour includes a finished CD/DVD per session.
Props, extras and special effects
could incur extra charges.
Rates at weekends
for location recording and
mixing start from $100 per hour for audio and $155 for video.
Studio Recording and Mixing Package Rates
Lortron Entertainment, we strive to offer first grade quality recordings as well
as any pre production and compositional advice needed for all kinds of artists,
whether they be a band or solo musician. Our producer, Alexis Sellies, is a
young up-and-coming Australian recording engineer/producer/composer who is
highly skilled at all stages of any recording process. Skilled in writing and
recording all instruments, as well as being a proficient player in Guitar,
Flute, Piano, Saxophone and Vocal training, Alexis can provide full assistance
to any artist who wishes to invest in our audio recording services. All
recordings take place at Soundworks Studios in Marrickville at their in house
studio, which includes the latest Pro Tools Software, a diverse range of
guitar/bass amps, mics, drum kits, a control room attached to a live room for
Full day booking (8am-6pm)
Control room only - $450
(recommended for vocal recordings only) With live room - $800 (recommended for
live recordings and instrument tracking)
includes full services undertaken by Alexis through the day, as well as post
Alternatively, you may not
need a whole day to track your production, which is why we also offer an hourly
Control room only - $50
With live room - $85
Video Editing and Post production
rate is $110 per hour.
i.e. A fully
produced Professional DVD will be charged at approximately
effects could incur extra charges.
Elements of video production include (1) Pre-Production,
(2) Production, and (3) Post Production. All video productions are organized
this way to ensure that the process is a seamless one, and the final-result is
as envisioned. Pre-production is the planning stage of your shoot, and occurs
before the camera starts rolling. By creating storyboards, scouting locations,
and figuring out the budget ahead of time, the goal is for your production to be
free of unnecessary worry. Production is the shooting stage of your shoot, which
includes cinematography, audio, lights, as well as directing, art and effects.
Post production begins when your camera stops rolling. All footage is then
logged and captured, organized, and then edited. But Post Production does not
stop here. Effects and transitions are designed, music is added, and color
compositions are made.
What happens to the data when the project is mixed
recorded and mastered?
we use the best equipment available to store your valuable data. However we all
know that archiving in the digital age is not without its pitfalls. Discs become
corrupted, operating systems fail. All of us involved with computers have been
on the receiving end of these kinds of problems at one time or another. If you
are coming to work at Lortron Studios on a major project (album, ep or just a
single) we recommend that you bring your own hard drive, and backup regularly.
That way if disaster strikes, your files will be safe. We will do everything we
can to keep your files in perfect working order, but in the end your files are
When a project is finished many people are happy to take
the results of the mix, and the finally mastered files, and to trash the session
files. Others, because of potential remixes, or simply for sentimental value
wish to take the session files with them. During the mixing process files are
often cut up leaving only very small sections of data. If you are confronted
with thousands of sound files it will take a long time to make any sense
So at the end of a project it is common to merge or
consolidate each instrumental and vocal file into a file
that if you start it a zero, will play the music in the
correct place. Essential if you plan to have re mixes done.
Our rate for this service is $55/hour
Time and Space
Hard drive space is at a premium in a busy recording
studio like Lortron. In some larger studios rental is charged for hard drive
space. At Lortron there is no such cost for the customer. However we are not in
a position to act as a storage facility for each and every project we do. We
will keep your files in our system for three working weeks after your final
session. After that period, if we have not heard from you, we reserve the right
to erase your files from our system. If for some reason you need to stop
recording mid project, please try to let us know what you intend doing, and what
you want to do with your files. Your files are your responsibility.
Please contact Lortron regarding future planned projects and pricing
Level 1, 420
Oxford Street Bondi Junction
New South Wales 2022, Australia