...is becoming part of the band during the process of making the recording. I take in ideas and share ideas. It's a collaborative process that starts with picking the right songs to make a cohesive and impactful statement. I encourage artists to step out of their comfort zone to explore the sounds and styles that may eventually become their own. Let's take a look at each song and consider different arrangements, tempos, keys and instrumentation. Lyrics also play such an important role that need not be overlooked.
I work in and around Austin, Tx. Orb Recording Studios is my home base for recording. They have incredible sounding rooms and choice gear.
send me a message here to discuss starting your project.
Hiring a professional engineer is essential for every recording project. I have been engineering full time since 2004 and have developed a knack for recording surgically tight, yet enormous sounding drums and lush dreamy guitars. I also highly enjoy live tracking with a full band. Tracking / comping / editing vocals is a breeze. Things move pretty quickly.
This part of the process will contribute largely to "your sound", so it's important that you have a part in it. Let's conceptualise a sound, and reference some recordings that are relevant to find the best way to embellish your recordings to bring them to life.
I've been mastering records as early as 2006. Things have ramped up significantly in the last few years, and I'm happy to provide top-quality mastering at a reasonable rate. I strive for warmth, clarity, fullness and cohesion between songs.
Quote estimate formula - ( # of songs x $50 ) + ( # of ALT versions - [instrumental or TV versions for example] of same songs x $10 ) + $25 flat fee per project for track sequencing and DDP file creation.
Masters are delivered in DDP format ( unless individual WAVs only are requested ) in the form of a DDP player ( to audition your master ), wav exporter and CD burning application for Mac OSX or Windows. Exporting wavs from this application are perfectly suitable for uploading to your online aggregator ( like Tunecore.com for example )
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