Music Recording Studio

The O.A.P. Studio is acoustically designed for perfect interplay between the musici and to capture the unique bandsound in the most natural form.
A good musical balance between the instruments plays a major role. In this case it is important that all musicians play perfectly in balance with the right dynamics, ajust to the recording room.
This will help to make a high quality recording.

The recording room (60m2) is equipped with headphone system, high-end recording equipment, an excellent Steinway B grand piano, 2 drumsets, keyboard, guitar amplifier and an acoustic bass.
The recording studio consists of three separate rooms including a vocal booth where it is possible to record vocalists and instrumentalists separately.
The music that will be recorded in this studio is usually acoustic music, such as: jazz combo’s, world music, classical ensembles & soloists.
Recordings made in this studio you can hear at the catalog page.

Hourly rate in consultation, quotation on request.

O.A.P. Recording studio
O.A.P. music recording studio, The Hague, The Netherlands.


Mix & Mastering (Dolby Atmos 7.1.4)

Sound expert Barry Olthof optimizes the recording in the control room (45m2) of the O.A.P. Studio to a high-end sound quality for CD, vinyl, streaming services like Spotify and digital downloads such as iTunes.

During this prosess the sound engineer brings the sound to perfection, fine tuning the dynamics and the timbre.
That way a coherent production of one style and entity is created, safeguarding the identity of the music and allowing reproduction on any music installation.

Here’s a quick overview of the editing, mixing & mastering process:
Selecting and combining of the best takes.
Raising the overall level to today’s standards.
Correcting minor mix deficiencies in the bass, high end, and other frequency ranges.
Unifying individual track levels for a cohesive sound.
Eliminating pops, clicks, and other noises between tracks.
A professional sound quality consistent across all playback systems: CD, vinyl & streaming platforms.
Adding text information that can be displayed by media players and mobile devices.
Adding IRSC codes.

Hourly rate in consultation, quotation on request.

O.A.P. mastering studio
Dolby Atmos 7.1.4 mix & mastering studio, The Hague, The Netherlands.

Recording on location

Also recordings on location belongs to the possibilities.
Concert halls, Jazz clubs, churches and theatres are great locations to create professional audio recordings.
A mobile set, with top recording equipment and easy to setup, wil be used during the recording process.
For each project, a plan will be made in advance in consultation with the artist.

Quotation on request


Video recording

In the O.A.P. Studio it is possible to make multicam video registrations in high-resolution video quality.
Professional videoclips for social media are nowadays an important tool to promote your band or ensemble.
A short videoclip is often used to give an impression during the process in the sound studio.

Quotation on request