Studio at Arlene’s Grocery

In-House Multimedia Recording Studio at Arlene’s Grocery, Lower East Side, NYC

FirstLive Studio provides nightly in-house recording services at the world-famous Lower East Side venue Arlene’s Grocery.

Press Release: Arlene’s Grocery

We are thrilled to announce that we recently upgraded the broadcast quality SD (standard definition) video cameras to HD video.  In addition, we’ve added more cameras – even one with a cool wide-angle lens, and installed Blackmagic Design’s ATEM Television Studio Video Production Switcher which comes with a built in H.264 encoder!  What this means is that we are able to provide bands, artists, and corporate folks with professional quality multi-camera HD video recordings.

What’s the point of recording video without great audio?  Not to worry. For audio, we split all microphone inputs on stage, add a drum overhead, 2 room microphones to capture the ambience of the room, and send the audio to a Behringer X32 digital mixing console. There, a recording engineer, not the FOH (front-of-house) guy or gal, crafts the mix from scratch.  Our studio engineers are trained engineers/musicians from NYC audio engineering schools such as The Institute of Audio Research, The SAE Institute, and the NYU Music Program.

Where does the magic happen?   First on stage, then down below. The studio is located downstairs, underneath the live room. This is where FirstLive engineers capture the magic – visually and sonically!

To arrange for a live recording email recording@firstlive.us or danny@firstlive.us.

IN-HOUSE LIVE RECORDING

Pricing effective 04-01-2014 (updated 09-05-2015)

PRICING

  • STEREO AUDIO: $60
  • MULTITRACK AUDIO: $150
  • 4 CAMERA HD VIDEO: $150
  • 4 CAMERA HD VIDEO with SD CARD CAMERA FEEDS: $250
  • LIVE STREAM: $150
  • VIDEOGRAPHER: $150
  • PHOTOGRAPHER: $150

Based on standard set time up to one hour. Longer sets are priced accordingly.

To ensure a recording engineer is present, PREBOOK your recording by sending an email to recording@firstlive.us.

Live stream link:  http://new.livestream.com/firstlivestudio

DETAILS

AUDIO CD: $60

Isolated board mix separate from the mix upstairs. A studio engineer uses top quality gear to provide a pro-sounding and clean live recording. The CD is available immediately after your show.

AUDIO MULTITRACK RECORDING: $150

If you prefer to mix your set yourself, take the individual tracks with you (up to 24 tracks). Bring an external Mac formatted hard drive (preferably blank), or a USB 3.0 Flash Drive with approximately 8 GB of space.

HD VIDEO: $150

4 High Definition Canon Vixia HF M40 stationary cameras are setup throughout the live room – 1 camera is near mix position, 1 camera stage left, 1 camera stage right, and 1 camera is setup with a fisheye lens behind the band. Similar to the audio mix, we take the camera feeds from upstairs and mix the camera cuts and fades live during your performance into one H.264 MP4 video – available immediately after your show. Bring a Mac formatted external drive (preferably blank), with at least 14 GB of space.

HD VIDEO with SD CARD camera feeds: $250

If you prefer to mix the video footage after the show, take the individual SD cards from each camera. You keep the four cards.

VIDEOGRAPHER (must be prearranged): $150

Add an in-house videographer to capture close-ups/zooms, artistic angles, and solos.

PHOTOGRAPHER (must be prearranged): $150

POST PRODUCTION

AUDIO:

Break up audio file by song $100

Master the 2-Track Studio Board Mix $150

ProTools or Logic multi-track audio mixdown: $250

VIDEO:

4 CAMERA MIX: $500

ELECTRONIC PRESS KIT 1: $500

  • Filmed Interview with band
  • Cut live performance clips into interview

ELECTRONIC PRESS KIT 2 – Performance Highlight Reel: $500

  • Breakup video by song
  • Add Artist Name, Song Titles, Fades, Contact Info

PLEASE NOTE:

  • We are not responsible for recordings beyond 30 days
  • First song from set is used to craft audio mix
  • Sorry, outside recordings not allowed *FEE waived with $150 purchaseOutside Video Camera Fee: $150 per camera (must be prearranged) Outside Audio Recording Fee: $150 for audio recording devices
  • If you receive a sample after your set or an email from us, your entire show was recorded and will be available for approximately 14 days.

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