IT's Your Music, Let's make it your Record
You want your music to be heard and appreciated by all of your current and future fans.
Once its released, the songs are out there forever. I am dedicated to helping you get a sound you will love for years to come.
Let's create something you will be proud of
You've written songs you love, and you have a vision for the sound of the final product. Now its time to capture it.
Freestone Studio will work side by side with you to capture and finish your record the way you want it to sound.
My goal is for you to be completely happy.
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What You GET
Whether you think it's necessary or not, it always helps to have someone listen to your songs, make a preliminary plan for arrangement and give some ideas to make sure your songs stay interesting. If you prepare well, and think everything through, you will have a much better idea of where you are going, even if things change later on.
Before going into record I always encourage you to rehearse your songs more than you think you need to. Recording is much different than performing, and most people will become more critical of their performances in the studio. Its also much less tedious if you can lay down your tracks in as few takes as possible.
This is where we will spend most of our time. We will work together to capture your songs piece by piece so that things fit together well and reaches your vision, We can make almost any sound happen, between real musicians, Virtual Instruments and effects, the sound possibilities are endless!
Rhythm tracks will be recorded at Real Studio, and the rest done here at Freestone Studio. (Schedule TBD)
As we get things completed, I will spend time fixing performances, and making sure everything sounds natural. After we are done recording, there will be some time needed to polish parts before we can start mixing.
This usually takes 1-2 weeks
This is the process of putting everything together and making it sound like a record.
This can include, but is not limited to: EQ, Compression, Parallel Compression, Limiting, Saturation, Automation, Delay, Reverb, Creating Busses and Sends, Balancing Levels, Making Stuff Sound Excellent, Etc.
Mixing will take about a day per song.
You are encouraged to listen critically to the mixes and make notes on things you don't like or would like changed. I will do the same, make any tweaks necessary and send you a new mix. Usually 2 rounds of revisions will get us where we need to be. During this stage feel free to get suggestions from someone else you trust. Its easy to get lose the big picture when you are so focused on creating.
Mastering seems to be the elusive dark art that no one understands. Here's the most simple explanation I could find:
Mastering is the final step of audio post-production. The purpose of mastering is to balance sonic elements of a stereo mix and optimize playback across all systems and media formats. Traditionally, mastering is done using tools like equalization, compression, limiting and stereo enhancement.
There are several considerations in this process: unifying the sound of a record, maintaining consistency across an album, and preparing for distribution
We have an incredible mastering engineer that we send all our work to. This allows the benefit of getting another set of ears on the project at the final stage.
Option 1 - Single
-1 Song Fully produced (regular $475 ea.)
Includes Pre-production, live drums and guitar and bass parts included,
- Mixing- (regular $200 ea.)
- Mastering ( $40 ea)
Full Song Discount- $65
Option 2 - EP Project
-Multiple Songs Fully produced (regular $475 ea.)
-Includes Pre-production, live drums and guitar and bass parts included,
- Mixing- (regular $200 ea.)
- Mastering ($40 ea)
Discount- $50 off per song for each added track
3 Songs- $1,650
5 Songs- $2,250
The Fine Print
Instead of a bunch of legal jargon, here are our terms and conditions in plain English.
A deposit of 25% is required to begin Pre-Production. This deposit is non-refundable and non-transferrable. Another 25% is due before the first recording session.
If for any reason you change or cancel your project, after work has begun, your deposit is forfeited.
The remaining balance is due before you will receive your final mixes or masters.
If you need to reschedule, please let us know as early into the process as possible. We try to be as accommodating as possible when it comes to unexpected delays.
There is no rescheduling fee, but we reserve the right to cancel your project and forfeit your deposit if the project is delayed by more than 12 months.
There are none. The only way you could incur additional costs is if you requested additional services that were not included in the "What You Get" section.
All your files will be backed up and kept for a minimum of 90 days after your project is complete. In the unlikely event that your project is lost by our own negligence, we will be responsible to replace any time needed to re-record your project.
You are fully responsible for any instruments and equipment you bring to your session. You also agree to be responsible for any studio equipment that may be lost or broken by you or your entourage while making your record.
We promise to keep your recordings private, and to not share or sample them without your express permission. However, by signing below you do give us permission to use your final mixes for studio advertising purposes.