Whillo Studios

Are you a pianist who has considered producing their own album, but just never had the knowledge or equipment to do so?

Do you love recording audiobooks, but don’t know how to do so at a professional level?

A singer who’d love to have your voice professionally recorded, mixed, and mastered?

Whillo Studios can help!

Based out of southern Alberta, we’ve worked with both in-person and remote musicians and singers from across the world and have the knowledge and expertise to help you with your next audio production! If you are interested in any of the services listed below, please contact us with as many details as possible using the quote form below.

Here are some of the options we can currently offer to interested musicians, singers, and choirs:

We have access to a large library of pre-recorded digital instruments including complete collections of woodwind, brass, percussion, and stringed instruments. We also have libraries of premium sound effects that can be added to both musical and audiobook productions.

Adding one or multiple instruments to a vocal recording (or as accompaniment to a solo instrumental recording) can add significant production value to an album.

For example, compare these two audio tracks:

Singer, without instrumentation (recorded by Whillo):

Singer, with Whillo-produced instrumentation:

Have a choir, quartet, event, concert or anything else that you’d like recorded?

We can help!

We have three different recording options to fit all budgets:

  • TIER 1: Up to 2 microphones that are meant to capture the most versatile general sound. Think of this as a person finding himself the best spot in a concert hall to listen to a recital. This is our most basic recording option and is great for smaller choirs, topics, etc.
  • TIER 2: Up to 4 microphones (2 perspectives) that grant more options in the mixing process after recording. Mixing is the process of blending the different microphones to yield the best sound. This is particularly useful in that it gives the artist the ability to experiment with different perspectives. For instance, a choir may sound too ambiguous if the mics were placed a bit too far. With an additional set of mics that were placed close to the choir, we now have the option to blend the “close” and the “far”.
  • TIER 3: Up to 10 microphones (if required). This is meant for larger choirs, bands, orchestras, pipe organs, etc.

We record with industry leading microphones from Neumann, AKG, and Sennheiser. These are paired with top of the line audio interfaces, cabling, software, stands and more.

This varies depending on how many microphone recordings need to be captured, the length of the event, travel required etc. Pricing can be as low as $300 for a short piano album or $2500+ for a multi-session large choir recording with editing/mixing/mastering included. Please reach out to us and we’ll be happy to put together a quote for your event.

(Occasionally we’ll record for no up-front fees if Whillo retains exclusive streaming rights to the album on the Whillo platform. See below for further details)

If Whillo Studios is hired to simply record the project for an agreed-upon price the recording rights remain with the artist or choir that we are recording for. We simply record the choir using our equipment and send you the mixed/mastered files once complete.

We also offer the option to record choirs for no up-front fee if Whillo retains the exclusive streaming rights to the recordings. The choir is still free to produce and sell CDs with the files that we provide, we simply retain the streaming rights for the album.

Yes, we work with reputable duplication services across Canada and the USA and can produce master files for CD duplication. We can also take care of cover and insert design if needed. Pricing ranges from $4-$12 per CD depending on packaging, inserts, CD quality and more.

Similar to our recordings, we offer a no-fee option for CD production in exchange for having the Whillo logo and “Produced by Whillo” or “Available on Whillo” (or similar) on the insert. This saves the choir CD production costs and gives us a way to generate leads for Whillo in exchange for designing and producing the CD.

If Whillo Studios is taking care of mixing/mastering/editing the files count on approximately 4-5 weeks for delivery of the final files.

If the artist or choir would prefer to take care of mixing/mastering themselves the raw files could be delivered within a few days of the recording. Files are delivered via WeTransfer in WAV, FLACC, or MP3 format.

For those of you local to southern Alberta, we have a recording booth available so you can bring your audio recording quality to the next level. Equipped with state-of-the-art recording equipment and software, we can help you get the most out of your next recording session.

  • Access to a professional recording booth with a variety of high end microphones, audio interfaces, and recording software.
  • Expert assistance and guidance from an experienced musician and professional audiobook narrator.
  • Great for singers and narrators who want to record at a professional level.

Pianists often find themselves in a tricky spot when they want to make a recording: high caliber instruments are expensive and often difficult to access or rent. Their personal pianos may not be in the best acoustic environment and possibly out of tune, and they may not have access to high quality recording or production options.

What we can offer:

  • Access to a world class Grand Piano (Shigeru Kawai SK-2) and state-of-the-art 6-microphone array to record your next piano album.
  • Expert recording setup and advice during your recording session.
  • Access to an audio engineer with extensive experience in mixing and mastering instrumental albums.
  • Done-for-you recording, editing and splicing, album cover art, CD production (if requested) etc.

In short: we take care of everything that is typically considered the musician’s nightmare (recording, editing, production, publishing, and distribution), you just show up and play!

Piano recording sessions are available in 3 hour or 6 hour blocks and complete production packages start at $675

Interested in adding an orchestral backing tracking to a song (or complete album?).

Adding an orchestral backing to an audio file can add tremendous production value to choirs, soloists, quartets or anything in between! We can take care of everything from writing to producing orchestral tracks.

Singer, without orchestration (recorded by Whillo):

Singer, with Whillo-produced orchestration:

Please contact us via the form below for more details on this service.

Mixing and mastering is the “unsung hero” of the music and audio world, but is one of the most critical parts of having an album sound “professional”.

Having an audio engineer mix and master an audio file can be the difference between “neat!” and “WOW!!!”.

Need help with getting your next album to sound right? Let us know!

Pricing starting at $375/album.

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