How It Works

Next Shared Session: January 2019

HOW TO BOOK YOUR SESSION

To register your interest, please fill in and send us the registration form.

SCORE PREPARATION

The score should be submitted in two formats:

a) printed score with parts (.pdf)
b) MIDI score with every instrument on its own dedicated track (for the string section, with every divisi and/or solo part on its own dedicated track).
If you do not use notation software, we can offer the service of converting your score into digital format for an additional cost.
If you do not have parts but your score is in digital format, we can prepare the parts for an additional cost.

ORCHESTRATION/INSTRUMENTATION/PERFORMANCE ASPECTS

Instrumentation: You can choose to record any orchestration. We accommodate most instruments, but ethnic or unusual instruments may involve additional cost.
‘String Divisi’: There is no additional cost if your composition includes ‘String Divisi’ and/or multiple doubling of woodwinds and brass.
Pitch (tuning): Our standard tuning is ‘A 440’; you are welcome to request that we tune to a higher or lower ‘A’.
Click track: We do not require a click track. We can follow one if required.
Track Timing Data: If you provide no click track, but you would like to have timing in the final master, then we can create one and include it in the final master. We can provide it in any of the industry standard formats for time code (SMPTE and others), or as a MIDI ‘click’. No additional cost required for this service.

OUR SESSIONS

Shared sessions: These sessions are shared with other composers and are intended for small projects. You can book the ensemble you need for any duration, even if it is only for one minute of music. You may choose between our Standard or Premium Plans (details below).
Full sessions: These sessions are appropriate for projects requiring a minimum of 25 minutes of recorded music using our Standard plan or projects requiring a minimum of 15 minutes of recorded music using our Premium plan.

OUR PLANS

Standard Plan: This plan is suitable for scores of lower polyphonic and rhythmic complexity. You can expect approximately 25 minutes of music to be recorded in a three-hour session.
Premium Plan: This plan is suitable for scores of medium and higher complexity that require a larger number of takes. You can expect approximately 15 minutes of music to be recorded in a three-hour session.

Both Plans include

  • Complete recording and mixing, with optional sectional stem delivery.
  • Files delivered as wav (48 kHz 32 bit and 44,1 kHz 16 bit) and mp3 (320 kbps).
  • Complete mixdown in three different acoustic spaces.

DELIVERY FORMAT

We deliver in any of the industry standard formats.

COPYRIGHTS

You retain full and exclusive copyright to the recording.

SCHEDULE

Your score (in the right format) can be sent anytime up to 3 days before the recording. If you send it earlier, our musicians will have a chance to be better prepared!
We will agree with you on the delivery schedule in advance. We are usually able to deliver in a few days and can accommodate express delivery if required.

GET IN TOUCH

We would be happy to hear about your project and answer any questions.
You can get in touch by email info@symphonova.com, call us on +44(0)845 8626288, or book an appointment with the relevant member of the team. We look forward to hearing from you.


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