We offer music production services for ensembles of any size. Tracks can be recorded through the use of sampled instrument sounds, or using human performers, or any combination of those.
Located in NY, we have access to world-class musicians and are able to add them to our sessions, or schedule complete recording sessions with everyone present. We also work with individual session musicians remotely to add them to tracks.
These days, more and more venues hiring performers require backing tracks, rather than sheet music arrangements for live musicians.
We can produce tracks from our arrangements.
We begin in Finale music A system of symbols used to write down music. software, completing the refers to the structure and order of musical elements in a composition, such as melody, harmony, rhythm, and instrumentation. first.
The advantage of starting in Finale is your end result consists of sheet music parts and score, as well as complete digital information for music production.
Finale can produce reasonably good backing tracks. These 1. Collection of individual tracks or parts 2. The process of adjusting relative sound levels, processing and placement within a sonic realm 3. The result of sonic recording and processing/masters are included in our fee for The process of adapting a piece of music for a different ensemble, style, or performance context..
If live musicians are a needed element, or for greater control over the quality, sound and feeling of the produced track, it’s necessary to bring the music A written representation of a piece of music, including the notation for all parts of an ensemble. information (A protocol for communicating musical information, such as notes and control signals, between electronic musical instruments and computers. data) into a Digital Audio Workstation (Digital Audio Workstation. Some are: Ableton Live, FL Studio, Logic Pro X, Cubase, Pro Tools, Studio One, Reason, Reaper, Digital Performer, Bitwig Studio, Samplitude Pro X, GarageBand (Mac), Cakewalk by BandLab, Presonus Studio One, Tracktion Waveform) such as Logic X or ProTools and set up a session, routing all midi tracks through virtual instruments, with "Effects" refer to changes to the sound using digital signal processing ("DSP"). Common effects include reverb, compression, delay, distortion, stereo field, noise reduction, and a host of other possible applications. and submix busses. This is the next step toward high-end audio production. The Logic or acronym short for Publishing Rights Organization, such as ASCAP, BMI, SESAC Tools sessions are portable, usable in professional recording studios.
Setup of a DAW session is “engineering,” and is quoted and billed separately from “arranging.” Following setup, we can mix interactively with our customers via screen share from our studio – or meet in a recording studio for larger sessions, including the process of recording individual instrument or vocal tracks in a music production. of vocals and other instruments.
A DAW session offers the following advantages:
- Granular control of all mix parameters
- Sample-accurate Component in MIDI data defining the tempo and tempo changes in a musical piece or track editing
- Access to other sound libraries not supported in Finale
- The ability to record vocalists and instruments to complete a A recording created to preview the content of a show or song. Demos can also become master recordings. or 1. Intellectual property consisting of a sound recording 2. The process of optimizing a mix through further signal processing to adjust presence, timbre, loudness, and tone recording of a track
We bill a setup fee to import the MIDI into the DAW, and set up the routing and effects. Fees range from $75 to $200 per individual midi file, depending on the size of the score, quoted in advance.
We bill subsequent studio time for the process of balancing and blending individual tracks into a final master recording. and production services at $75/hr.
We’ve included a calculator to estimate possible studio costs for larger sessions.