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- What means be an sound engineer?
Is the person who take care of the different elements in the recording and blend them together to realize a professional sounding song, always according to what the client have inside his head.
- Why anyone needs an sound engineer?
If we take a look to the industry nowadays, more and more music is been recorded in small project or home studios, rather than in major studios by pro engineers. This let the very talented artist to spend more time in their creation process, but at the cost of the final sound quality. I offer the opportunity to achieve the most outstanding sound quality to their efforts without emptying their pockets. Professional artists algo get beneficed of the best sound engineering.
- How long does it take to complete a song?
It depends on the track amount, the difficulty and other factors : Importing and arranging all the files into a new session, be sure nothing is missing and there is no problems ... Communicating with the client also takes time. Once I feel satisfied with the mix there are usually small revisions and changes requested by the client as well as the creation of additional versions such as instrumental, acappella, radio or TV-Mixes.
Hip Hop songs with 2-track instrumentals and vocals can be mixed up to 2-3 songs per day, when a 100 tracks EDM song could take 3 days.
Allow at least a 50% of the songs amount in time, rounding up ( e.g. a single -> 1-2 days, 5 songs -> a week, 15 songs -> 3 weeks … )
- How high is the quality of the Free mastering service included in the Mixing services?
Is exactly the same as you get with the standard Mastering service, so you get a top notch audio mastering quality. I take care as best as I can of my clients and their projects, I don’t make any difference between multiplatinum artist to a bedroom musician. The main reason is because, if I have decided to start working with them is because I love the music they are doing.
- How about editing (vocal takes, drums, general arrange)?
Editing is the process just after the recording session and before mixing & mastering jobs. This is a task that should be done by the recording engineer and the band/producer because it involves a detailed creative process. For this reason the multi-track you are going to send to me needs to have the final arrange, I can do little changes if needed, like time-align vocal or instruments dubs, correcting phases, etc (those are mixing tasks), but drums should be already edited as well as vocal comps.
- Revision fees?
I don’t charge for revisions until the final master is done. When I think my master is ready I will send a link so you can listen to it. Any type of revision will be free. I can revise songs already mastered of the album we could be working on, don’t forget that my goal is to make you happy with your music. Of course, this can’t go forever, we need to think smart and be reasonable.
- How do I pay?
After sending me your files, I will check that everything opens up correctly and there is no missing files or wrong material. After that you will receive an invoice. Payments are made through Paypal because is the most recognized and secure international way of payment.
Payment is done 100% before to start working on. Once it is done I will begin working in your sound project.
- How do I should bring you my projects?
I work with Pro Tools 10/12 & Cubase Pro 8.5 so, if you also do, I have no problems accepting your complete sessions. Just be sure to render instruments midi tracks into audio tracks and deactivate inserts and sends because we will probably won’t have the same software or hardware processing. If you are using any different DAW just render the multitrack totally dry ( no processing ) in the original format it was recorded. I recommend 24bit 44,1/88,2 khz for standard music projects. I also suggest to include a rough mix you had created so I can get an idea of what your are going for and a txt file explaining if you want anything special (as delays in vocals in a specific passage). If you want feel free to include references to any famous song which inspired you.
Most common way is to send the stereo wav tracks or stems. I recommend 24bit 44,1/88,2 khz for standard music projects (with headroom between -6 to -3dbs ... the more headroom the more space I have to work with your mix). I also suggest to include a txt file explaining if you want to achieve some special sonic character. If you want feel free to include references to any famous song which inspired you. I'm a very creative engineer so I asure you I'm going to raise you music to the next level.
Files should be sent using an online storage service as Dropbox, Google Drive, Wetransfer or similar.
If you need a DDP master send the ISRC codes provided from your label and the track list.