Ikan Creations | FAQ
The name ikan is derived from the word “icon” in its plain english pronounced break down. its also symbolic for “I Can” in the way it is spelled thus providing encouragement and motivation in its nature.
Recording Studio, Ikan Creations, chicago recording studio, mafftest,lockoutrecords
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FAQ

1. HOW MUCH DO WE CHARGE?

Right now were running a temporary opening special for $50/hr with a 2 hour minimum & $45/hr for 4 or more hours regular price is $65/hour with a 2 hour minimum or 8 hour block price of $390 and were not sure how long this special will be running

2. WHAT ALL ARE WE ABLE TO RECORD?

vocals and instruments of up to a 5 person band

3. IS THE PRICE FOR MIXING THE SAME AS THE PRICE FOR RECORDING?

Yes the hourly price is the same per hour rather you choose to record, edit or mix

4. DO WE HAVE AND FLAT PRICES FOR PROJECTS, PRODUCTION, MIXING, MASTERING ETC?

Yes, every situation is special and unique when buying bulk. I Varies upon genre, amount of vocals, type of vocals such as rnb, jazz, multiple singers or single singer/rapper etc(schedule call back for details)

5. HOW MUCH DO WE CHARGE TO MASTER A SONG:

The price is $150 per song

6. IS MASTERING INCLUDED IN A RECORDING AND MIXING SESSION?

No the mastering is a different and unique process and is done on a per song or per project basis.

7. WHAT IF SOMEONE WANTED TO SHOOT A VIDEO IN OUR FACILITY?

The same hourly purchase applies of a 2 hour minimum at what ever price the hourly time is at that time.

8. WHAT EQUIPMENT ARE WE USING?

Soft ware such as Pro tools with many auto tune options, a black lion premium moded Universal Audio black Apollo 8,  cubase, logic, nuendo and outboard gear such as  universal audio la-610, Empirical labs distressor, blue kiwi tube condenser microphone, Rode ntk microphone, Focusrite voice master pro, Yamaha ns-10m speakers , mackie hr8, 88 key motif keyboard.

9. WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR BEING CONSIDERED FOR A PUBLISHING DEAL FOR LICENSING OPPORTUNITIES IN TV COMMERCIALS, MOVIES ETC?

must be all original material, artist must own all of the lyrics and the production must be original and owned by artist or a producer who is also a part of the publishing agreement. Must schedule for a call back if interested.

10. Whats the soonest an artist can book a session & what are the requirements?

Sessions require a 2 day notice unless you have spoken directly with the engineer, we suggest booking your  sessions a week in advance when possible to ensure desired date and time is open. All sessions require a 1 hour $50  deposit which will be applied toward studio time. Studio Sessions are refundable if we are advised of cancelation within 24 hours of said session, last minute sessions are not refundable due to the nature of time being limited  to full-fill spot to prevent loss of wages. 

11. What payment options do we accept?

Visa,MC,Discover, and amex via paypal or cash deposit at our facility. here is our pay pal link https://www.paypal.me/ikancreations 

12. where are we located?

Chicago’s south loop, Address: 2010 s wabash ave Chicago, IL 60616 (located in the complex building) bottom door bell.

13. What percentage do you guys take for music placements?

Generally 30-50% (Too many variables to list, schedule a call back)

15. where would i send my resume to if i wanted to apply for a job or an internship.

studio@ikancreations.com (with “CAREER” as the subject title” or “INTERNSHIP” as it applies.

16. Where and how do i report a complaint of service etc?

Send a detailed email with the subject title “COMPLAINT” to studio@ikancreations.com

17. How does our rewards program work?

Simple you accumulate a 4th of a point for each hour so every 4 hours is a point and every 10 points is a free  hour. we keep track and let you know via email when your up for a free 4 hour block of recording only. Terms subject to change, follow via social media for updates.

18. Am i able to bring my laptop or other mobile set up in and hook it up to produce from it?

Yes we have easy plug and play options as well as multiple patch bays.

19. whats with the video recording?

There are glass sliding doors between the live room and control room but no glass between the booth and the control room so their are tv screens and cameras to be able to see back & forth. There are cameras in each  room which are available for purchase if desired. (speak with engineer after your session for details)

20. How much is the armed guard escort session?

An armed guard will meet you at your vehicle and escort you back to your vehicle for a flat price of $100, rather or not the armed guard waits through out your session is optional, hourly is $75 hour with minimum 4 hour session during any specials and generally $85/hr with minimum 4 hours during regular pricing times. (check for specials & must schedule call back) 

21. Video production Cost?

This service will be on a case by case basis depending on treatment, locations, camera’s used, camera lighting brought out, casting process/actors if necessary, amount of locations required to travel to, editing desires for instance if green screen and animation is required etc.

The cheapest cost will be no less than $750 and the price can vary or go all the way up as high as 10k but every situation is circumstantial depending on budget, we would like to get some details or your idea for the shoot and arrange for a video director to call you back.

Camra options = CANON 7d mark 2, CANON 5d mark 3, SONY a7s ii, RED scarlet dragon

22. VOCAL COACHING

$60 per half hour (can include a recording of your session via mobile recorder)

a full 1 hour minimum required  to include an actual studio recording of vocal session) classes will be structured via notes and writing to gage improvement, we advise student to take notes as well.

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