How can I book a session?
For booking, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where is Oktaven?
49 Main Street, Yonkers, NY 10701 - click on the maps below for directions by car or train
Do you book short sessions?
Yes, we have a 2-hour minimum for soloists and duos; minimum varies on larger ensembles.
How large of an ensemble can you accommodate?
We have recorded big bands and large chamber ensembles of up to 21 people, and, depending on variables like specifics of instrumentation and layout, percussion setups, etc, even slightly larger groups could be possible.
Can I bring my own engineer or producer?
Yes, we welcome outside engineers and producers!
Do you contract musicians for sessions?
No, but we can recommend professional contractors that can work with you on this.
How many iso booths are there at Oktaven?
There are no dedicated booths at Oktaven with sight-lines to the live room. There is an amp isolation room, and overdubbing or live sources requiring isolation can be placed in the control room if needed. Otherwise, musicians play together in the same room. It's ideal for chamber music, jazz, and ensembles that balance well acoustically.
How early can I arrive for my session?
Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time unless an earlier arrival is specifically agreed upon at the time of booking.
Oktaven will maintain an archive of client session data while work is still in progress. It is highly recommended that each client bring a Mac, MS-DOS (FAT), or ExFat formatted external hard drive (solely dedicated for your project) to the initial session, so an archive can be made for you. Oktaven does not bear responsibility for archiving client data after delivery of a master or other finished product.