Fortuna paratos rumunerat. Fortune favors those who are prepared, and that old saying is never truer than when it applies to getting ready for your studio session. Like the laws of gravity, chemistry, or electricity, some things are constant and unwavering. Here are some things to consider before coming in for tracking, mixing, mastering, or a video shoot.
Communication is the key ingredient in any meaningful relationship; so don't hold back! How many musicians are going to be recorded? How many tracks to record or master? What are your priorities in making a recording in the first place? For whom is it intended? A small circle of friends? The consuming public at large? What is your timeline for completion? The more we know the better we can advise you with optimum results in mind. We want to help you meet your goals and expectations. *If coming in for an attended mastering session, be sure to have your Mastering Checklist filled out completely. Submitting it beforehand is even better!
Outside of the musicians involved, do you have an engineer you'd like to bring? A producer? Are you planning to include video with your audio creation? Do you need for us to shoot the video? Are there other musicians you might need to execute certain aspects of your recording? We can see that all necessary roles are filled in bringing your project to fruition.
Will you be bringing others to the studio with you who are not otherwise involved in the production? Make sure their inclusion will not cause undue interruption, delay, or confusion. Did we mention that communication is priority number one?
Make doubly sure that all electrical equipment (amps, instruments, cables, connectors) are free from extraneous, crippling noises: no hum...no snap, crackle, or pop. Equipment malfunction can be a mood and session wrecker. Change all stringed instrument strings before coming to record (we'll excuse your bass player)! If you'd like to use any of the instruments and equipment here, we'd like to know beforehand so we can have it ready for you to use without incident. Always pack extra sticks, picks, strings, reeds, batteries, a nail file...anything that you'd expect to have spares of or might need on the gig.
For first-time clients, all sessions require a 50% deposit. For all clients, payment is due when services are rendered. Cancellations must occur prior to 48 hours of scheduled sesion time, or deposit is forfeited, and any remainder on balance for the scheduled session becomes due immediately. We're glad to reschedule sessions in the event of unforseen conflicts...they happen. We'd like to exhaust all other rescheduling possibilities before issuing a refund. That said, such matters will be handled on a case-by-case basis with fair treatment to all parties being the top priority. Materials (if any) will be charged as used for your session. Hourly rates do not include provsion for materials. We'll let you know up front if your session could require any materials consumption. Clients are expected to arrive on time. Charges begin to accrue per the session start time agreed to in writing.
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