frequently asked questions
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+ What styles of music do you work with?
I try not to limit myself too much in terms of the genres I work with. My music listening habits are extremely eclectic and honestly I like the projects I work on to reflect that – it keeps things interesting and means that I’m constantly exploring different production styles. Just in the last few months I have recorded and mixed artists from the folk, funk, psych rock, pop-punk, indie-rock, shoe-gaze, hip-hop and black metal genres.
You can have a listen to some of these projects here on the page or if you would like to take a listen to some music that’s been inspiring me lately, have a listen to this Spotify playlist.
+ How much does it cost to record with you?
I like to think that Everland is one of the best value recording studios in Sydney. You can find some recording rates and packages on our Quotes pages but honestly the best way to find out how much recording and mixing your project will cost is to use the contact form at the bottom of this page or to give me a call. Every recording and mixing project is different and I will be able to give you a more accurate quote by grabbing a few details from you.
+ Why Everland Studios?
The truth is that there are a lot of great recording studios in Sydney, so why choose Everland Studios? Well, I like to think that I’m great at what I do. I love recording and mixing music and I hope that it shows both during the production process and in the final product. I like to think that I go the extra mile to help the artist achieve their vision for the sound of their recording.
Choosing a recording studio is a very personal thing and at the end of the day it really comes down to choosing the recording studio and engineer that you feel most comfortable with. I encourage people to make a time to visit the studio before they decide. From my point of view, it’s great to meet clients in person before they make a booking as I feel like I get a much better idea of the vibe of their project that way.
So please, get in contact and make a time to come past the studio for a chat.
+ I have never been in a recording studio before. Can you walk me through the process?
Of course! I'd be happy to. You can either give me a call or organise a time to come into the studio. I'll talk you though the process of recording and how it might work with your specific recording project.
+ I need a session musician. Can you organise that?
In a word, yes. Once we’ve worked out the details of your recording, I can put you in touch with session musicians that fit with the style and genre of the project.
+ What is mastering and do you do it?
Mastering is the final layer of polish before your project is released. The mastering engineer receives a completed stereo mixes as a high quality digital .wav files. They evaluate the mixes and may apply EQ, compression, limiting or stereo widening to make the mixes sit well alongside other commercial releases. If the release contains multiple tracks they will also sequence the tracks, put the right amount of silence between them and make sure the transitions from one track to another sound smooth.
While I can master your music for you, if your budget allows for it I always recommend that you use a specialist mastering engineer. As the mix engineer I spend hours working on each mix so having a third party mastering engineer is a great way to have a fresh set of ears on the project. I can recommend a few great mastering engineers for you.
+ Do you have any instruments or amplifiers available to use?
Yes, we have some instruments and amplifiers that are available to use for recording. The use of these instruments is included in your session fee. There’s no extra cost to you. You can take a look at a list on our studio specs page.
+ How far head do I need to book and how does payment work?
There’s no exact answer to this question. Weekends tend to book out more quickly than weekdays and if you are looking to book a longer session I recommend contacting us a least a couple of weeks out. With that said, we often have slots available on shorter notice so get in contact and we’ll work something out.
Payment is made by bank transfer. Once a booking has been made I will send you an invoice with the bank account details on it. For bookings of one day or less full payment must be made prior to the day of the session. For longer bookings a 50% deposit is required upfront to hold the dates with the balance being due before the final day of the booking.
Everland is a professional music recording studio conveniently located in the inner-West of Sydney.
Head engineer Ben Worsey’s recording philosophy is to get the right sound to ‘tape’ by using correct microphone placement and judicious EQ during the recording process rather than trying to fix it in the mix.
The recording studio comprises a comfortable, well equipped control-room, a 6x4m live room and two amp isolation booths. The acoustically treated live room is one of the best-sounding small/medium studio recording rooms in Sydney. It has a floating floor and sound isolation. Acoustic instruments such as guitars and strings shine and it has a great controlled sound for tracking drums. The room is large enough to accomodate a 4-5 piece band.
Everland is a digital/analogue hybrid recording studio, running Pro-tools HD10 software on an HD2 system. An SSL X-desk is the hub through which the analogue outboard is integrated into the signal chain, adding character from a variety of vintage and modern equipment. See the Studio Specs page for more information about the gear.
We work with both bands and solo artists, at all levels and across many genres. We would love to meet you and talk about your project. Get in contact for a no-obligation studio tour or to talk about how we can help you with your recording project.
Take a look at our Quotes page for some information on rates and packages.
Everland Studios’ owner and head-engineer is Ben Worsey. Ben has 20 years experience in the audio industry and 7 years in the current location at Everland. He brings a passion for audio and a love for a wide range of musical genres to his recording studio Sydney.
Ben's experiments in sound and music began at an early age with a 1/4" reel to reel recorder. Fascinated by the ability to stack sounds by bouncing from one track to another, a love of recording was born. As a teenager he graduated to a four track Tascam Portastudio and an Atari 1040ST, making home recordings of friends’ music. Ben studied at the School of Audio Engineering in 1999 and went on to work at Good Audio Sense in Melbourne for more than 5 years.
Given his eclectic taste in music, Ben is comfortable working across a wide variety of genres from indie rock, pop and funk to heavier styles such as hard-rock and metal. He also loves working with folk and Americana type sounds.
Ben’s mixing style is punchy and dynamic. He enjoys crafting a mix from the bottom up using a variety of creative techniques to bring out the best from the recorded material.
Collaboration with the artist is key to getting the mix right. Ben’s ability to communicate effectively in non-technical language makes the process of mixing your music creative and enjoyable.
Scroll down to have a listen to some projects recorded and mixed by Ben over the last few years.
A selection of music recorded and mixed at everland
Get in contact
Use the form below to drop us a line. Ask us anything. Get a quote for your project. Make a time to come in and see the studio in person. Have a chat with Ben about your project and get a no-obligation assessment of your songs or demos. Ben will show you around the studio and can discuss which might be the best way to go about recording and mixing your music.
If you’d prefer to have a chat on the phone, call Ben on 0400 742 218.
Ben Worsey (Owner | Head Engineer)
40 East Street
FIVE DOCK, NSW, 2042
PH: 0400 742 218