The Studio

Founded in mid 2016 in Madrid, Spain, The Empty Hall is a studio specialized in extreme metal productions. From demos to full-lenght albums, we are willing to adapt ourselves to a wide range of needs and artistic expressions and obtain the maximum potential from each project.

In the short period of time since the opening of the studio, we've had the pleasure of working with bands such as Selbst, Cryptic Wanderings, Aversio Humanitatis, Spectrum Mortis, Siberian Hell Sounds, among others. But we're still newborns and in full expansion.

Works

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Bands / Labels

Services

Recording/Production

The best and most straight way to obtain artistically expresive results with the exact sound you want is to work together from the early stages of the production, discuss what the band is looking for and consider the available resources.

Mixing

If your album was recorded elsewhere, you can send us all the tracks and be confident we'll work hard to obtain the best results. We have experience working with bands from all around the world, mantaining constant communication during all the mixing process.

Mastering

If you are in need of a different perspective and final revision for your mix, we will improve the balance and response of it in different sound systems and will send it back to you ready for CD/Vinyl/Tape duplication and streaming. *We do Vinyl-mastering*

Drum Editing

We can prepare your drum tracks for mixing: Time alignment, toms tracks cleaning, snare bleeding reduction, check phase coherence and create MIDI files for kick and snare sampling, etc.

Guitar Reamp

Whether it is for availability, distance issues, or you just prefer to record on your own, we can re-amplificate and record your guitar tracks with real amps and cabinets. You just have to send us the clean DI tracks.

Studio Session Drummer

We work with Jonathan Heredia, who do session recordings for very affordable prices. Check out some of this works here, here, here and here.
Get in contact for more information.

Prices

Mastering

1 track (<9 min): 50€
2 tracks: 65€
3 tracks: 90€
4 tracks: 115€
5 tracks: 140€
6 tracks: 160€
7 tracks: 180€
>40 minutes: 200€
>60 minutes: 245€

*+6€/track for vinyl version.
*Includes delivery of DPP image and digital files in WAV and MP3.

Mixing

Prices for mixing really depends on the lenght and complexity of the project.
To fix a budget we should first discuss about number of songs, the kind of production you are looking for, is drum editing or reamping needed?, how was the album recorded? etc.
I strongly recommend to get in contact before you start the recording process.

Approximate budgets would be 250€-400€ for an EP (under 25 min) and 450€-750€ for a full-lenght.

Recording

It can vary depending on the availability and schedules of the band and the number of sessions needed (the more sessions the lower the price), but it's usually arround 100€-130€ for a working day. 20€/extra hour.

Drum editing/
Guitar Reamp:

Get in touch and explain us your requirements.

Session Drummer:

It is necessary to first know the project's length and complexity to give a complete budget, but a reference price moves around 80-100€/song all included (+3 songs).

Staff

Chief engineer / Producer

SIMON DA SILVA

Founder of THE EMPTY HALL and responsible for all the projects that materialize within these walls.

More than a decade ago I began to be interested in the audio world and since then I have been devoted almost obsessively to studying, learning and improving in everything related to it, mainly focussing on Extreme Metal productions.

I'm also the main creative force behind Aversio Humanitatis.

Assistant engineer

LUIS FERNANDO LOPEZ

Recording assistant, in charge of some editing duties and a different perspective during mixing and mastering sessions.

Runs his own brand - Beard Dude Productions - for non-metal related projects in the same facilities.

Studio drummer

JONATHAN HEREDIA

Drummer for Aversio Humanitatis and Thirteen Bled Promises, also works as tour and studio session drummer for rock, metal and extreme metal bands.

Anyone can hire him through us. He's also our assistant for drum programming duties.

Some of his works here.

Audiovisual

ALEX MOREAN

Responsible of visual projects such as studio reports, playthroughs, videoclips, photography, etc.

web - instagram - vimeo

Equipment