Services & Rates

I offer flat, per song rates for all of my music production services so you’ll know exactly how much your project is going to cost from the start.

You’ll pay half up front and the remaining half when you approve the final mixes. We can both forget about the clock and focus solely on the music.


PRODUCTION – Make the music you want to make the way you want to make it.

From before the first note until the final mix, you only have to deal with me. I’ll take care of everything else. You just make music.

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • A DISCUSSION of how you’d like to approach the album.
  • SONG SELECTION – I’ll help you choose your best songs that work best together.
  • All RECORDING, MIXING, EDITING services and use of my home studio.
  • PLAYING, SINGING and PROGRAMMING – I’ll do whatever the song needs that’s within my skill set. For anything outside it…
  • FINDING MUSICIANS – If you need session players, I know or will help you find the right ones.
  • IDEAS – And lots of them, but this is your record. I’m here to help.
  • SCHEDULING – I’ll coordinate all sessions with all the players, so you don’t have to.

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

  • SONGWRITING – I love co-writing, but I don’t consider writing chord changes or lyrics part of production. If you’re interested in co-writing, let me know.
  • STRING ARRANGING – Though I’m happy to write string arrangements for an extra $125 per song.
  • OTHER STUDIOS – But I can arrange to work out of other rooms. My rate stays the same, and you cover the studio rate.

PRODUCTION RATES
$600 per song.


MIXING – Make the song what it’s meant to be.

A great mix is the difference between someone telling you a story and you overhearing part of it from another room.

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • A FOCUSED LISTENING SESSION to assess the song, identify the most important elements and create a plan for the mix.
  • OPTIMUM GAIN STAGING for maximum headroom and minimum noise.
  • EQ to give each element warmth, clarity and its own place in the mix.
  • MUSICAL COMPRESSION to bring out the energy and glue the tracks together.
  • Tasteful use of EFFECTS (reverb, delay, etc…) to give the song the right character.
  • AUTOMATION and SWEETENING so the mix is compelling from start to finish.
  • A RADIO-READY MIX

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

  • PITCH CORRECTION
  • COMPING OF MULTIPLE TAKES
  • DRUM EDITING and TIGHTENING – I do offer editing services. If you have tracks that could use some treatment, see the EDITING section below.

REVISIONS

  • The first mix I send you may be just right, and often it will be. If it’s not, I’m happy to do up to 3 revisions so you get exactly what you want.

A COUPLE NOTES

  • Please deliver all tracks to be mixed at once. I work in batches. The result is that you get your tracks faster.
  • I also prefer to mix alone. It may seem strange for you not to be there, but you will get a better mix quicker.

MIXING RATES
$150 per song


PLAYING & REMOTE RECORDING – Send me your tracks online or on a hard drive. I’ll add parts to them and send them to you via Dropbox.

You let me know what you hear for the song, and I’ll create a part I think suits it and moves it forward.

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • ONE GREAT TAKE of each instruments you’d like me to play; Acoustic or Electric Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Banjo or Ukelele.
  • ONE ALTERNATIVE VERSION with different fills and licks. Most of this version will be the same as the first.
  • ONE REVISION. I’ll do one set of changes so you get the take you want.
  • Correctly formatted WAV FILES

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

  • EMULATION – I am not a chameleon. I sound like me. If that’s what you want, perfect. If not, I may not be your guy. Don’t worry though, I won’t take on anything I can’t do.

OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

  • I can arrange for musicians to record almost any instruments you like. Let me know what you need, and most likely I can make it happen.

REMOTE RECORDING RATES
$75 per instrument per song for me, $100 per instrument per song for a musician other than me