Frequently Asked Questions
MooseCat Recording is a private, boutique recording studio in Los Angeles, CA. In addition to being a recording studio, MooseCat is also an online platform for recording studio services. This FAQ pertains to the virtual studio – for more info, or to visit MooseCat Recording, please contact us here.
The virtual studio is an online recording studio where you can use real analog gear on your recordings, get your tracks mixed and mastered, hire top session musicians, record remotely, and get help setting up and dialing in your studio at home.The virtual studio is an online recording studio where you can use real analog gear on your recordings, get your tracks mixed and mastered, hire top session musicians, record remotely, and get help setting up and dialing in your studio at home.
Analog bundles are a way for home studio users to remotely use real analog gear on your recordings! Simply choose from one of our options, and upload your tracks to us to process. Our engineers will run your tracks through our analog gear and upload files back to you! Our engineers always mix to taste to obtain the best possible sound for your tracks.
Simply upload the stems from your tracks, and our pro engineers will mix your song! Submit references and notes and we’ll make sure to get the sound you’re looking for. For mastering, upload your mix and we’ll get it ready for release! Both options include revisions to make sure the end result is just right.
If you need real studio drums, bass guitar, guitar, or keyboards for your song, use the virtual studio to hire musicians remotely and take your song to the next level! Simply upload your track and we’ll hand pick a top flight musician to contribute a part to your song, all recorded in a professional studio.
With this option, you can connect with us in realtime over the internet and record with a professional! We’ll give you everything you need to connect your home studio to us. You’ll be able to not only chat with your engineer, but your signal will go directly into our studio on the other end, making for a high quality and seamless recording process just as if you’re in the studio.
This is a full consultation of your home studio, all done remotely. We take into account your budget and recording requirements to help you get the best possible set-up and sound at home. This includes consultation on gear, mic placements, room set up, and more. It includes an initial consult, feedback on your sound, and availability for follow up questions to make sure everything is running smoothly! Please fill out this form to get a quote!
Available only in the Los Angeles area currently, we provide you with everything you need to get a professional sound at home! We coordinate a no contact drop-off of a microphone, audio interface, and more, as well as a phone consult to help you get running smoothly. All you need is a solid laptop.
Mixing is the process of taking each individual track in your song, and blending them so they all work together. This is done through different processes like compression and equalization, as well as simple leveling and effects like reverb. It’s the process of making your song sound as great as possible while maintaining balance to the overall sound. Mastering is the process of taking that whole mix and applying compression, equalization, and other processing – this time only working with the finished mix.
Yes! For mixes you’ll get up to 4 revisions, for mastering you’ll get up to 2 revisions included. For analog bundles, revisions aren’t included unless there is a clear problem with one of the tracks and otherwise charged at a half rate. We’ll always work with you to make sure you’re happy with the end result!
Once purchased, you’ll receive an email with full instructions on the best way to submit your stems for mixing, and mixes for mastering. For a detailed rundown on prepping your tracks for mixing click here, and for mastering click here. For file delivery guidelines click here, and to learn how to export files from your DAW click here.
Turnaround time on average is just a few days or less, but no more than a week. If you need your tracks back on a specific deadline, please let us know and we will always do our best to accommodate.