Custom Sessions

Here you can book an orchestra recording session as per your needs

Booking

Please fill in the form to book a custom recording session. Please include the following information:

  • Description of your project;
  • Date(s) on which you would like to book the session(s);
  • Required line-up of the orchestra;
  • And, if possible, how many recording sessions you will need (a standard 4-hour session = 3 hours 20 minutes of recording and 40 minutes of breaks).

We will then contact you to discuss the project in greater detail, including the overall cost.

You can also email us at hello@orchestrascoring.com.

What are the terms of booking?

When booking a custom session you can choose the orchestra line-up and pick the recording date(s). One standard 4-hour recording session includes 3 hours and 20 minutes of actual recording and 40 minutes of breaks. You can book a maximum of 2.5 standard sessions per day.

How much time do I need to book?

On average, recording 15 to 20 minutes of music will take one 4-hour session. Of course, every project is different and how much time you will actually need depends on the complexity of the music, the quality of the score, and the instructions you might give during recording. Send us the score when making the booking, and we will help you decide.

Can I be present at the recording session?

Yes, you can come to the studio or supervise the tracking remotely via livestream.

How far in advance should I book the session?

We suggest making the booking at least 30 days before the planned session to have more dates to choose from.

Not ready to book yet?

Our team is happy to help

Frequently asked questions

What are the terms of booking?

When booking a custom session you can chose the orchestra line-up and pick the recording date(s). One standard 4-hour recording session includes 3 hours and 20 minutes of actual recording and 40 minutes of breaks. You can book a maximum of 2.5 standard sessions per day.

How to book and pay?

Please fill in the form or write us at hello@orchestrascoring.com to book a custom recording session. Please include the following information:

  • Description of your project;
  • Date(s) on which you would like to book the session(s);
  • Required line-up of the orchestra;
  • And, if possible, how many recording sessions you will need (a standard 4-hour session = 3 hours 20 minutes of recording and 40 minutes of breaks)

After you’ve made the booking we will contact you to discuss your project in greater detail. When everything is sorted out we will send you the invoice. A 100% advance payment is necessary to confirm the booking. Payment can be made by card or bank transfer.

See our Terms of Service to learn more about booking and payment.

How much time do I need to book?

On average, recording 15 to 20 minutes of music will take one 4-hour session. Of course, every project is different and how much time you will actually need depends on the complexity of the music, the quality of the score, and the instructions you might give during recording. If you are not sure how much time to book email us at hello@orchestrascoring.com. Please attach the score if it’s ready, and we will help you decide.

Do I need to make the booking in advance?

We suggest making the booking at least 30 days before the planned session. This is necessary to check the score and sort everything out. You can also book a  session less than 30 days before the planned date. In any case we will contact you, discuss the specifics, and possibly suggest a more suitable date for recording.

At what time does my recording session start?

All the recording sessions are held from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Moscow time (GMT+3). For a custom session the time will be agreed when you make the booking.

What can I do to prepare for the recording? What will I need?
To join our live stream, you will need a computer with a stable Internet connection (recommended connection speed is 8 Mbps or more), preferably the latest Internet browser (we recommend using Google Chrome), a mic, Zoom app. Please make sure to install all the necessary software before the session starts. Also, we recommend using headphones/earphones to prevent audio echo.
Can I be present at the recording session?
Yes, you can come to the studio or supervise the tracking remotely via livestream.
I need assistance with score writing. Do you offer such services?

Yes, we offer engraving, transcription and orchestration services. Please email us at hello@orchestrascoring.com before booking the session and describe your project.

Can I communicate with the conductor, the recording engineer or the musicians during tracking and give necessary instructions?
Yes, of course. We will invite you to our Zoom conference and you will be able to communicate with our team. Please make sure to install Zoom on your computer before the recording session starts.
At what sample rate and bit depth do you record music?
Depending on your choice, we can record at 44.1, 48, 88.2 or 96 kHz with a 24-bit resolution.
What kind of files will I receive as a result? How soon will you send me the recording?

You will receive a download link to the multitrack files. Usually, the multitrack includes Decca Tree mics, several ambient mics and several spot mics. The files will be made available for download 3 days after the session: this time is necessary for final quality control and to upload the files to the file-sharing website. We keep files for 30 days after the recording date.

Who owns the right in the recording? How can I use the recording?

All rights in the recording belong to you. You can use them at your discretion without paying any additional fees or royalties.

What if I need to reschedule or cancel a booked session after the payment has been made?

It is possible to cancel the session at least 21 calendar days before the scheduled date. No refund if you cancel less than 21 calendar days before the scheduled date. It is possible to reschedule the session for a later date (but only within 90 calendar days or for the nearest available date). Rescheduling is possible at least 14 calendar days before the scheduled date. See our Terms of Service to learn more about the cancelling and rescheduling of recording sessions.

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Sergey Kruglov

Founder, Engineer, Assitant

Sergey joined Mosfilm Studios in 2015, right after graduating from the Institute of Contemporary Art with a specialist degree in Music Production.

Sergey assisted on several movie soundtrack recording sessions, including Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark, Der Junge Karl Marx, The Truth (La Verite), Kola Superdeep, Saving Leningrad, Decision: Liquidation, Frontier, The Last Warrior, The Road to Calvary, Cold Tango, Anna Karenina. Vronsky’s Story, Tikhiy Don. Sergey also assisted during the recording of the On the Sun album by the rock band Auktyon and the Lighthouse album by Iamthemorning.

As a sound engineer, he has worked with Alexey Aigui, Evgeny Grinko, Peter Nalitch, the Symphony Orchestra of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, Valentina Lisitsa, Konstantin Dorokhov, iamthemorning, VAN Quartet.

Andrey Levin

Founder, Chief Engineer

Worked for Mosfilm’s recording studios for over 20 years. He has been the recording/mixing engineer of choice for prominent Russian and European film composers such as Gennady Gladkov, Yuriy Poteyenko, Eduard Artemiev, Alexey Rybnikov, Andrey Semenov, Alexey Aigui, Dmitry Selipanov, Artem Vasiliev, Ludovic Bource (France), Vladimir Martynov, Yuri Bashmet.

Some of his film score projects: Exterminate All The Brutes (Raoul Peck), I’m Not Your Negro (Raoul Peck), The Truth (Hirokazu Kore-eda), Le Petit Poucet (Marina de Van), Tweet-Tweet (Zhanna Bekmambetova), House Arrest (Semyon Slepakov), Anna Karenina: Vronsky’s Story (Karen Shakhnazarov), Cold Tango (Pavel Chuhray), Devyataev (Timur Bekmambetov), Podolsk Cadets (Igor Ugolnikov).

He is teaching sound engineering at the Contemporary Art Institute.