SESSION RATES & SERVICES
LIVE STUDIO TIME
Hourly Flat Rate* - includes recording engineer
Hourly Flat Rate* - includes audio technician
CD MASTERING (INCLUDING ISRC CODE)
$35 per Track
Included in all services above at no extra charge
Hourly Flat Rate for Instrumentalists and BGVs* - $52
Hourly Flat Rate for Lead Vocalists* - $104
I have a network of musicians-for-hire who play or sing on various projects. These are primarily professional musicians who perform and/or record for a living (many are not local, but can record their parts remotely) and require no rehearsal. They can hear your song in "scratch form" in the session and perform in any key or meter "on the fly." Most single-song sessions do not require more than one-to-two hours of recording time (although this may vary depending on the complexity of the music). We record multiple takes of each instrument or vocal part and the best elements of each take are comped into a single track and put in the mix. The Studio Musician Fees listed above are in addition to the studio time for them to record. If you want to bring in your own musicians, you are free of course to do so (and negotiate payment with them individually if necessary) instead of using session musicians, but do keep in mind that amateur musicians generally require more time in the studio and the difference in quality is noticeable in the final product.
For music production and original music composition & scoring, see my Music Production page.
*One-hour minimum per session, billed in 15-minute increments after the first hour.
Session time includes all necessary set-up.
All rates subject to change without notice. However, any project started under current rates are kept at that rate for the duration of the project up to one year.