Where do we go from here?
You have spent hours writing, editing, rehearsing, gigging. Now, you are ready to record. The question is: what are you recording for? This is a biggerquestion than most people realize as it will determine your budget and how much time youíll spendin the studio. I will be happy to sit and discuss the project with you at length and determine what your needs are. We will discussbudgets, timelines (yes, I know you need it yesterday), instrumentation, and anything else that will make you feel more comfortable about the process. Donít worry. We will take as long as it takes to work out logistics. No concern is too small. Just ask!

What should we bring to the session?
In general, I feel it is better to play on your own equipment. You know and love your sounds and it will save time in the studio trying to find your sound on someone elseís stuff.

This goes for drummers as well as guitar players. Bass players just need to bring their instruments as I will usually run the bass direct through one of my tube preamps.

I do have an assortment of vintage synthesizers and keyboards as well as modern digital stuff for sweetening. Once again, if you have something that is timbre specific, you might be best off bringing your own. All keyboards are not alike.

What exactly does the hourly rate include?
The rate includes the use of the facility and my engineering time. That means all of the equipment on the premises. I know of some studios that would start with a base rate and then keep adding costs depending on whether you wanted to just use the facility or use the really good stuff. I have never bought into that way of thinking. If you pay the rate, you use the gear.

It should be mentioned at this time that, if I am to have any kind of creative input on your music (ie. arrangements, playing of parts, helping you achieve the perfect performance, etc.), I will immediately be catapulted to the position of producer or coproducer on your record. What does that mean? Credit. At the moment, I do not charge extra for production services (unless I am directly involved in helping you edit or hone your tunes). Royalties are dependent on the project and the level of input as well. That will be determined before we start the project. However, I do ask that my name be listed as a producer in all print media from the CD insert to the press releases and in all subsequent media.

Why? Because my talent is now being used to sell your product. Itís only fair.

How should we prepare for our recording date?
Everyone gears up in different ways. However, I have prepared a short info sheet with some tips that I have picked up over the years. You can either download the PDF or stop by and pick up your free brochure.

" I look forward to working with you! J"


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