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FAQ

 

WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS? AREN'T YOU TOO BUSY TO CONSIDER MY LOWER BUDGET PROJECT?     ^

To be straight with you, Recording budgets are DOWN, and some musicians I would love to be able to Play Bass for may no longer be able to afford my "full rate".

I love playing bass on new projects and new sounds. And this is a low cost way of getting the job done without the cost of expensive studio time.

Yes I am busy with "full rate" work, but in between those gigs I play for Starting Artists.

I am usually in the middle of different types of projects, and what I work on one day influences what I am able to do.

I am always looking to work with different musicians/ singer-songwriters.. Some of the most rewarding projects that I have worked on do not have the largest budgets.

 

HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE TO RECORD  A BASS TRACK?      ^
Email me for my current rates. My starting artist rates are very reasonable and allot less then you may suspect.
 You actually wind up saving money by not having to pay for  studio time or equipment rentals , cartage or engineer time.
 

First, think about the tracks you will need to be recorded. How many songs? How long are the tracks?  Do you want a DI signal, a mic on a vintage amp, Room sound, separate tracks from DI-Mic Dirty or processed sound, Tube pre amp sound, 5-strings etc.

Of course any work can be done ASAP, but project quality usually increases with the amount of time spent working.

 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO TRACK A SONG?     ^
A Track can be as fast as an hour or as long as 3-4 hours. Although people have told me they like even my first takes, the more advance time I have to work on something, the better it will be.

 

CAN YOU SHOP MY SONGS TO ARTISTS OR LABELS or HELP ME TO GET A DEAL?    ^
I DO NOT SHOP SONGS.

 

CAN YOU LISTEN TO MY MUSIC AND GIVE ME YOUR OPINION OR MIXING TIPS?     ^
People always ask me this. I am sorry but I don't have the time in the day to do this. And I type horribly and you would not want to read my fast shorthand typing style either.

 

HOW MANY TRACK  REFERENCES WILL YOU SEND ME?    ^
As many as you like (you supply or pay for the media and shipping). Or it is free if we use the FTP or DROPBOX server that I can provide.

 

IF THE PROJECT IS FINISHED AND I CHANGE MY MIND OR OVERDUB MORE, CAN YOU CONTINUE?    ^

You can always extend the number of hours of any project, even one that has been finished.

 

WHAT DOES YOUR RATE COVER?     ^
Included - Labor time for ANY work spent, and studio costs.)
Not Included - Materials and postage are separate (you may provide them if you wish).

 

WHEN DO I PAY YOU? WILL YOU RECORD NOW AND I CAN PAY YOU AFTER?      ^
Payment is due after you approve the sample track that I will e-mail to you in mp3 format mixed with your original track that you send me.  I will  FTP the tracks through my FTP service or send you .WAV or .AIFF format on CD via Postal service. here

Schedule conflicts will be resolved on a first-come-first-served basis.

 

WILL  YOU  TRUST ME TO PAY YOU LATER...      ^
If I could I would, I would be paying you for the honor of working on your song. However my manager insists that I be paid before working or at the end of the session before I send off Finals.

 

HOW DO I PAY YOU?     ^
PayPal, Postal Money Order, or check. All work is performed after payment clears RE; Checks or Money orders. Paypal is the fastest.

 

WHAT ABOUT A CONTRACT BETWEEN US?     ^
No Problem, let me know what you have in mind.

 

ARE YOU AVAILABLE NOW?     ^
There are often areas in my schedule that allow me to fit in last minute sessions. Please feel free to E-mail me.
Although I Record in different programs, to avoid problems due to different
software versions, different plugins, or other potential issues,

 

 

WHAT I NEED FROM YOU     ^
 

  • What will this material be used for? (CD Release, Film/Video, MP3,
  • Web Broadcast, Cell Phone RIngers, etc):
  • You can Send me the song to be played on by Email if you send MP3 format.
  • The rough mix "Overall Track Mix" of the song from start to finish is required.. STEREO is not required.
  • A separate DRUM track is always helpful and I really encourage that.  It helps me lock up to what you already have laid down.
  • BE SURE that those two tracks "Overall Track Mix and separate Bass Track" both start at Zero. All the tracks should now start from the same starting point (even if some of the tracks have no actual sounds from the starting point) that way I do not have to line up the Mix Track and the drum track with my new BASS TRACK and your results will be perfectly aligned to play together.
  • PLEASE SEND ONLY AUDIO TRACKS THAT ALL START TOGETHER AT ZERO
    Rather than program session files, "regions", midi files, etc.

When I send you the Final Bass Track ".WAV format" by mailed CD or upload the file via FTP to, all you need to do is  plop the Bass track into your system. Start at Zero and it is all lined up to start and play with what you already have in you r DAW.

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