Recording a CD with your Brass Band is an ideal way to fundraise for your Band whilst also giving your members something to treasure. Not only that, recordings are a great way to promote your Band to a wider audience.
Professional Recording Services
At the heart of our business is our mission to only provide the very best recording quality we can. Established in 2004, 4 Part Music’s first ever recording involved a Silver Band in Norwich. Since those early days we have come a long way and gained a lot of experience recording Bands all over the UK and Europe.
Our Mobile Recording Studio comprises the very best recording gear currently available. We have a wide array of microphones which are suited to Brass instruments and Percussion including a couple of Soundfield Microphones which capture both stereo and ambisonics (5.1 suround) where required. Careful microphone placement combined with our extensive experience and understanding of Brass Bands means our sound engineers will capture every detail of your performance.
The Recording Venue
Our recording studio can be set up in virtually any location in the UK. Most bands will choose to record in their regular practice venue or somewhere they have successfully given a concert. Obviously you need enough space for your band but also make sure you find a large enough space so the sound can develop.
If your Band Leader is happy with how the band sounds in a given venue this will translate to the recording. All we need is space all around and within the band to put in the microphones. For the majority of band recordings there will be between 12 and 24 microphones at various points.
All you need to do is make sure the band is well rehearsed and everyone is available for the proposed session dates. We will take care of everything else and ensure the session is as relaxed as possible for your Band and the Band leader.
Brass Band Recording Packages
4 Part Music offer a range of recording packages to best suit the needs of your band. These are best defined as the CD Package and the Digital Only Package. That said we are not a great fan of ‘package deals’. Ultimately all of our recordings and product offerings are customisable and can be tailored to suit your band.
Option 1 – CD Recording
Our pricing is all inclusive and the price of the CD includes:
- 1 day on location with your band
- 1 day post production to edit / master the tracks
- CD production and printing
- Online access to Digital audio files available free with every CD purchased
- Artwork design (see our website for further information on designing the front cover)
Copyright licensing from the PRS for up to 1000 CDs is provided by way of an LM Licence which will be supplied at cost.
Option 2 – Digital Only Recording Services
- 1 Day Mobile Recording services on location with your Brass Band.
- Travel to and from the site for all our staff (Anywhere in the UK).
- 1 day Post Production studio time to include preparation and supply of digital files in .wav and .mp3 format depending on your purposes.
Details of our current prices are available online here.
Benefits of Recording a CD with 4 Part Music
Professionally recorded CDs which can be sold at gigs and concerts.
- Raise funds for your Band.
Promote your Band to new audiences and attract new people to your gigs.
We take care of everything from recording, to CD artwork and production.
All our CDs are produced to the highest possible standards and individually shrink wrapped.
- One day recording on location at a venue of your choice.
- Editing, Studio Mastering and Audio Production.
- CD artwork design.
- CDs in jewel cases, professionally packed and ready to be sold.
Find out more
If you would like to find out more about our professional recording services for Brass and Silver Bands in the UK then please give us a call on 01225 302143. Alternatively you can click here to email us.