Gift Vouchers are one of the most rewarding services at Soggy Dog. Anyone who plays an instrument or sings can take home a professionally recorded and mixed track. Two hours is enough to produce a song or two; compiling only the best takes into a finished recording. We are experienced in helping the completely inexperienced take their first steps in the recording studio. So far, we've had everyone from an 11-year-old singer/songwriter, an 83-year-old pianist, family sing-alongs, clubs, birthdays, and those who deserve to be recorded.
There are many ways to use the studio time. Here are the three most common...
1. Purchase a backing track from one of the many backing track websites. Backing tracks are just a few dollars, and the singer/instrumentalist can learn the song with the track at home prior to the recording session. This is the easiest way to make a recording.
A two-hour voucher is $176
Have a listen to the montage below of gift voucher recordings using pre-purchased backing tracks
Using a backing track
Singer plays guitar/piano
2. Many singers also play guitar or piano and can record all the parts. Instrumentalists can bring their own accompanist. Soggy Dog Recording owns a Yamaha C3 concert grand piano.
Two to three hours $176 to $264
Have a listen to the montage below of gift voucher recordings with the performer playing all instruemnts
Include a session musician
3. We can bring one of our session musicians to work with you. This is perfect for songwriters who may not play well enough to accompany themselves. For gift vouchers, we would generally make a guitar or piano accompaniment, however, it's easy to add other instruments. Check out just some of our musicians on OUR PEOPLE page.
Three hours including a session player $264 to $324
Have a listen to the montage below of gift voucher recordings using a studio musician for accompaniment
A fantastic afternoon at Soggy Dog Studio's. Steve was very professional and made Lisa and Larissa very comfortable and they had the best day, lots of fun and sounded amazing. We will definitely be back. Cheers Steve
I recorded a song, as a gift for someone special, and having little singing experience (apart from a karaoke household!), Steve was very accommodating and friendly. He gave positive and constructive feedback to help me relax and he worked with my vocals. He charged very reasonably and knew how to make the most of your recording time. I felt so comfortable and as my first time in a recording studio, it was such a great experience. Highly recommended if you're a beginner, serious muso or just like giving things a go!