WHY THE NAME WAR DRUM? WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
The logo itself is of a War Drummer from the Civil War era. These drummers were responsible for keeping cadence so that the men moving forward would progress towards the enemy in one accord. The drum cadence kept all the men in step and helped keep the line (also referred as to a Volley) straight and unified.
Our brand is rich in symbology. Our owner, Rob Malloy, is an active duty military veteran. He sought out a logo that would convey a Company that is unwavering in its customer service standards, committed to providing musical artists high quality recording, production, mixing and mastering services on a budget, and passionate in partnering with its clients to capture their vision.
Why should I book at your studio?
The better question is Why Shouldn’t You Book with War Drum Mixing Studio??!!
At War Drum Mixing Studio, our focus is on giving performers a voice, at a price fair enough to make the studio life a possibility for everyone. With cutting-edge, industry standard hardware and software, as well as knowledgeable and passionate staff, you can ensure that we will work with you to get you where you want to go.
What should I look out for, in order to make sure I’m ready to book a session?
Preparation is key; we are a business, and that means we need to charge for products and services, but we always encourage our clients to plan accordingly to make sure their money is going towards the most productive use of their time. If you have backing tracks, make sure we have received them before the session time so we can get them imported before you arrive. Let us know what kind of session it will be - a solo session, where only one person will be performing on one mic, a group session, where multiple performers will need to be considered, or anything else you may have in mind so we can make sure we spend as much time as needed preparing for you before you even set foot in the door. Lastly, practice makes perfect! If you walk in with a vision of how you want your performance to sound to the closest of your ability, and you’ve practiced to the point where you can pull it off in your sleep, then we can spend less time figuring out the music itself and more time bringing it to the best quality possible. You can always come in with a vague idea and work it out during your session - our engineers are all well-versed in many styles of music and can provide feedback if needed - but bear in mind, it can get to the point where you are essentially paying us to practice. We’d be fools to turn that down, to be completely honest, but we’re in the business of doing good work and sending you home happy the first time (and excited for the next time!) - this is a product of hard work on both ends.
Are there any restrictions on who can be there with me?
Not really. You can bring your friends, your mother, your friend’s mother (with your friend’s approval, of course), or just yourself. The main thing to keep in mind is that we want you to be in the right creative headspace so we can record your very best performance. Sometimes, having your crew in the room with you while you perform helps calm your nerves, but sometimes they might distract you and increase your nerves - for these situations, our Savannah location has a chill room right as you walk in, complete with comfy seating, magazines, the finest quality bottled water, and a restroom for your guests while you belt out lines in the cutting room. Or, anyone is welcome to hang out with us in the control room as we work our magic, as long as our work space is being respected.
do You have multiple locations?
Yes, we do! In our main Savannah, GA location, we have Rob Malloy and Cliff Allen for production, recording, editing, mixing and mastering services. In Dexter, NY we have Danny Allen (no relation to Cliff - we’re pretty sure anyways) who handles recording and mixing, then in Manchester, UK we have Victor Sonus, who primarily handles music production and recording. We work together to ensure that any clients we have in any of these locations are getting the collective efforts of the four of us, thereby resulting in an end product that meets the War Drum Mixing standard of excellence that we all work under.
How do I book a session?
Depending on your location, feel free to contact any one of us and we will work with you to schedule a time slot. We do ask that half of the projected session cost be paid upfront - this is a common practice for any by appointment business, to secure your time-slot and to prevent no-shows. The latter does happen, life likes to throw curveballs, so if circumstances prevent you from arriving at your scheduled time (within a 15-minute grace period), just let us know and we will work with you to reschedule your session or otherwise reach a resolution.
How do I pay for my session?
We accept cash, credit/debit card, PayPal (email@example.com), and Cash App ($WarDrumMixingStudio). Recording session deposits are required to book with us. This policy protects both you and the business because your deposit ensures we do not give your time-slot away and helps reduce no shows.
Is there anything else I need to know?
If you have any other questions not covered here, please click here! We vibe on positivity, quality and productivity; part of that is keeping in regular touch with potential and active clients to make sure proper expectations are set, and that there are no unexpected surprises when you visit us. We want War Drum to be your second home - a place where you can relax, tune in and broadcast your talents to the world! So, if there is anything we can do to help make that happen for you, let us know.