FREQUENTLY ASKED Q'S
How much studio time will i need to book?
this totally depends on your track and what you are looking for. many rehearsed bands book ONE TRACKING day per track. WHEREAS many SOLO artists who feel that they need FURTHER PRODUCTION OR INSTRUMENTAL WORK GUIDED BY OUR IN-HOUSE ENGINEERS tend to CHOOSE OUR SINGLE PRODUCTION DEAL WHICH ALLOWS THEM TO SPEND MORE TIME IN THE STUDIO WITH OUR ENGINEERS.
We offer a free 2-hour pre-production session WITH OUR IN-HOUSE ENGINEERS prior to ANY STUDIO booking. TOGETHER, WE WILL DISCUSS YOUR TRACK, CHOOSE THE MOST COST-EFFECTIVE RECORDING PACKAGE TAILORED TO YOU AND THEN BOOK STUDIO DAYS BEST SUITED TO YOUR SCHEDULE.
What do i need to bring on the day?
WE CAN DISCUSS EQUIPMENT DURING YOUR FREE PRE-PRODUCTION SESSION. WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND TO BRING Any EQUIPMENT you feel will come in use AND THAT DEFINES YOUR SOUND AS AN ARTIST. Drummers TEND TO bring breakables, SUCH AS SnareS, cymbals, foot pedals etc. AND MOST guitarists AND bassists TEND TO BRING IN THEIR INSTRUMENTS AND PEDALS.
please feel free to bring YOUR instruments and pedals with you TO BOTH PRE-PRODUCTION AND STUDIO RECORDING SESSIONS FOR US TO FIND THE RIGHT SOUND FOR YOU.
can i view the studio and chat before booking?
Yes, OF COURSE! USUALLY, OUR PRE-PRODUCTION SESSIONS ARE SPECIFICALLY IN PLACE FOR THIS.
ALTERNATIVELY, IF YOU WOULD BE INTERESTED IN VIEWING OUR STUDIO / TO CHAT EITHER IN PERSON OR VIA A VIDEO CALL PRIOR YOUR FREE PRE-PRODUCTION SESSION, WE CAN ARRANGE THIS FOR YOU.
EMAIL US AT FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS.
can i take files away with me on the day?
IN SHORT, YES YOU CAN. OUR TRACKING DAY PACKAGE IS THE MOST COST EFFECTIVE METHOD FOR MOST BANDS WHO WISH TO TAKE THEIR RECORDED STEMS AT THE END OF THE DAY TO BE MIXED ELSEWHERE.
what is pre-production?
PRE-PRODUCTION AT SOUTH LANES STUDIOS IS (APPROXIMATELY) A 2 HOUR FREE SESSION AT OUR STUDIO FOR YOU TO SHOWCASE YOUR TRACK TO OUR IN-HOUSE ENGINEERS. WE INTRODUCED PRE-PRODUCTION SESSIONS FOR FREE WITHIN OUR RECORDING PACKAGES IN ORDER FOR YOU AND YOUR BAND TO VIEW OUR FACILITIES, TO TEST OUR RANGE OF EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE AND CHAT WITH OUR IN-HOUSE ENGINEERS.
OUR IN-HOUSE ENGINEERS LOVE PRE-PRODUCTION SESSIONS AS THEY ESTIMATE how much time YOUR TRACK WILL NEED IN THE STUDIO FROM START TO FINISH, IDENTIFY THE SOUND YOU WANT TO ACHIEVE (FROM YOUR SONGWRITING, ARTISTIC INFLUENCES AND REFERENCE TRACKS) AND SUGGEST ANY TRACK EDITS FOR THE RECORDING ITSELF. PRE-PRODUCTION ENSURES A SMOOTH AND EFFICIENT RECORDING PROCESS.
BEFORE YOUR PRE-PRODUCTION SESSION, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ANY DEMOS OVER TO ALONG WITH GOOD REFERENCE TRACKS. IF THIS IS NOT POSSIBLE, THEN WE CAN RECORD A QUICK DEMO DURING YOUR PRE-PRODUCTION SESSION. ON THE DAY OF PRE-PRODUCTION, WE REQUIRE YOU TO BRING YOUR USUAL EQUIPMENT AND PREPARE ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.
DO YOU OFFER STUDENT OR NHS DISCOUNTS?
WE ARE PROUD TO OFFER STUDENTS AND NHS STAFF 20% OFF OUR RECORDING SERVICES AND A DISCOUNTED RATE ON OUR REHEARSALS TOO. ALL THAT IS REQUIRED IS ONE VALID STUDENT OR STAFF ID CARD.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VIEW OUR PRICELIST HERE.
what equipment do you have AVAILABLE?
PLEASE SEE OUR FULL EQUIPMENT LIST BELOW.
WHY SOUTH LANES STUDIOS?
based in the heart of Brighton, we are a super accessible and competitive music recording and rehearsal studio aiming to help aspiring musicians take a step closer to their goals.
our team is made up of passionate and active people within the music industry. we provide quality customer service in providing you with all the tools you need to succeed. our aim is to find the right sound for you.
you are our number 1 priority as you contribute to the beating heart of our local music scene.
WHAT DO I DO IF I NEED TO RESCHEDULE?
rescheduling a rehearsal or studio recording is simple.
CONTACT US VIA OUR WEBSITE USING THE FORM BOX, OR email meg at with the subject 'rescheduling' AND please INCLUDE THE DATE AND SERVICE YOU NEED RESCHEDULING.
WE WILL GET BACK TO YOU AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO RESCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT.
- REHEARSAL BOOKINGS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE FOR NO-SHOWS AND BOOKING CANCELLations WITHIN 12 HOURS OF THE planned START TIME.
- REHEARSAL BOOKINGS CANNOT BE CANCELLED VIA OUR BOOKING SYSTEM WITHIN 24 HOURS OF THE START TIME, THEREFORE PLEASE EMAIL US AT as soon as possible.
- pre-booked studio recording time is non-refundable for no-shows.
- PRE-BOOKED STUDIO RECORDING TIME must be RESCHEDULed with MORE THAN 48 HOURS NOTICE of the planned start time to avoid any additional charges.
FULL TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS