How is the piano tuned?
The Hamburg D is tuned to 441.
Do you book short sessions?
Yes, we have a 3-hour minimum for soloists and duos; minimum varies on larger ensembles.
How large of an ensemble can you accommodate?
Depending upon variables like specifics of instrumentation and layout, percussion setups, etc, we can handle groups of up to 25-30 musicians.
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?
We have one dedicated iso booth, about 140 sqft. It has sight lines into the control room and the live room. The sound lock (ca.77 sq.ft.) and Control Room B (ca.270 sq.ft.) can also be used for additional iso.
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.
Photos (awesome ones) by Will Ellis