Packages & Rates:
$50 first hour - min. 1 hour,
$35/ hours 2-8
$30/hr - after 9 hours
( $10 per song for archiving
Package Bid : Release all
conceptions of time.
We'll give a solid project bid price. We will work with you
in one or two pre-production meetings to develop clear project objectives
these objectives, a price will be given enabling work without watching the clock.
Express your passion without concern.
Our Current packages include:
Fully Arranged Music or
Demos - There are
several different versions depending on arrangement complexity,
composition requirements, etc.. Please contact us so we can quote you a
price. In all cases the Song would feature your Vocals / Instruments.
- Basic Demos are primarily for Songwriters / Vocalists and feature your
vocals with simple Piano or Guitar accompaniment.
Perfect for Singers who need a great demo to show off you vocal talents.
You vocals are recorded against high quality fully arranged karaoke
standards. Karaoke standards are the least expensive option.
- We can take your Lyrics and compose a song for you featuring your
Lyrics. We can also work with you to Co-Write your song with you. Or we
can work with you to create an entirely new song complete with lyrics,
melody and arrangement. We could then produce your song for you.
In all cases discounts
are available for 4 or more songs. Even larger discounts apply for full 8
or more songs (Album CD).
Without details of your
project it isn't possible to say for sure what your project would cost.
Pop, R&B, Latin and Jazz and some Rock tend to me more expensive than
Hip-Hop, Rap, Techno, or songs just needing beats and simple bass lines.
If you don't see your needs here please contact us - chances are we can
- Tips and info for the first
time recording at Sound Works Studios: -
What is Set-Up?
Setting up instruments
Setting up mics
Setting up compressors and EQs (which helps us get the best sound for
Line check (Are we getting sound out of all the mics?)
Sound check (getting good levels)
Monitor headphone mix for band
What is Tracking?
Recording of scratch track - (Everyone plays and is recorded, but the drums have
to be right!)
Fix any instrumental flubs
Double-up any instruments
Vocal overdubs and double-ups
What is Mixing?
Compressing and evening of tracks
De-noise - pulling out unwanted sound, such as...
Breathing between phrases
EQing of tracks
Effects on tracks
Pan - stereo imaging of each track
Volume - rough and final automation
What is Mastering?
Finalizing - Exciting, Compressing, EQing . . .
What Do We Take Home?
We will burn one master disc for the client. If you need more discs and
do not have a burner, we can suggest a reasonably-priced service bureau
or print a short run for $1.25 per disc.