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Old 12-07-2004, 02:00 PM
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How much is it to have a song master by an Engineer??... (3-5 mins long) can anybody get me some links for the best engineers out there..... thanx
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Old 12-07-2004, 02:45 PM
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Well, it really depends on what you are looking to do exactly.... You can get the guy that runs a home studio to do it for dirt cheap, you can get the guy that has a mid-size place to do it for a reasonable fee, or you can take it to a mastering house and have the hard core guys do it to it for you.

1. With mastering you really want to get someone that knows what they are doing and can make your songs sound the way you want them to sound. For example, look around and request a couple reference cd's from places that have done some of your fav. artists or something for starters if you are serious about it and see which one you like best.

2. You get what you pay for. I could reccomend you guys that will do your entire album for $200, and if that is your budget for an album that is great, but you are going to get a $200 sound as opposed to a $10,000 plus sound basically most of the time. Mind you there are some amazing engineers out there that I have seen for cheap, but it is far and few between in those situations.

3. Check out studiofinder.com and see if there are studios in your area that could help you out. Usually its a good thing to meet with someone and see if they meet your vision of how the album/song should sound before you select them to hire them for the job.

Last but not least, if you find someone to do your song that is a bit more expensive and you can't afford it right now, either see if you can bargain with them or wait it out til you have the cash. You will be much more satisfied with your music in the long run if you get the "right engineer" instead of the quickest and cheapest... trust me. Goodluck
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Old 12-07-2004, 03:58 PM
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There is a mastering engineer on the DUC. You should check him out.

Chris Cavell - Cavell studios
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Old 12-07-2004, 05:13 PM
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Thanx alot... I really like ur website (5198 studio)... How much did you pay for it??... it looks nice and clean.... Hopefuly soon I can get me a website for my group.... Thanx again !!!
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Old 12-07-2004, 05:40 PM
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Thanks for the compliment.

I did the website myself. I am a web developer for a day job

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Old 12-07-2004, 06:06 PM
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Hi gustavof

Read the "OT: Field Trip Tommorow" thread. theres a link to a studio there that tackles mastering. Rates and other good info is all there.

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Old 12-07-2004, 06:18 PM
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The "friendliest" ME to the AE has got to be Bob Olhsson. www.hyperback.com (if you google him, make sure to try Ohlsson and Ohlson...his name is often misspelled)

The most commercial ME today is probably Bob Ludwig.
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Old 12-07-2004, 06:36 PM
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Ohh...to answer the other half of your question...

One song mastering: to have one of these guys do it would probably cost you an arm and a leg and at least 2 points, probaby more like three to five for just a single song.

The cost of an independent freelance ME (such as myself) varies greatly...I'd say anywhere from 30 to 200 dollars...depending on how much the ME thinks he can get out of you, and what the standard rates are in his particular region of the U.S. In L.A. or New York, expect to shell out a minimum of $150 for that one song...probably more if you're looking for that song to get any real attention.

Most freelance ME's keep a small horde of resume discs handy and will gladly send you a copy if you request it.

The cost of larger projects is usually done at a single negotiated price (with one to two points going to the ME depending on that ME's status and reputation) or an hourly rate rather than a per song rate.
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Old 12-07-2004, 06:37 PM
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I'd recommend mika jussila of finnvox studios

www.finnvox.fi
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