RECORDING RATES (Includes Engineer)
Rates are for tracking, engineering, mixing and musical instrumentation, production & input.
HOURLY RATE: $55 per hour
DAILY RATE: $500 per day
If Mick Hargreaves is not producing / co-producing, the day begins with a clean, un-set room. The producer on the project calls the shots on the day's agenda, and how things will be set up.
Generally, the per-song mixing rates involve me getting the mix very close to finished, after which the artist comes in and we review subjective concerns, visions and focus on the artist's needs and wishes. Since the mix is already close at the point the artist arrives, it makes for quicker, and more inexpensive. This is a highly recommended method.
For remote review and approval of mixes, we send AIFF/16-bit (CD Quality) formatted digital files to the artist, and we can burn CD discs for review. We do NOT employ lossy formats (such as AAC or MP3 format in ANY resolution) for mix evaluation. Final Mixes will be delivered to the artist via highest-resolution file transfer. Alternately, unmixed data files / stems can be supplied for the artist to arrange mixing and mastering at their own discretion.
- SINGER-SONGWRITER MIX - $55 Per Track
For simply arranged pieces, such as vocal, guitar, some additional accompaniment, perhaps percussion.
- FULL BAND MIX - $150 Per Track
For full-band arrangements (either real drums OR drum loops/’samples),
typically guitar, keyboards, bass, drums, lead and background vocals.
Projects that began as Singer Songwriter mixes that turn into Full-Band
arrangements will be mixed and billed as Full-Band Mixes.
This rate is based on three hours of work per song mix. Including prep work, EQ-ing, processing, routing of effects, editing, organizing, and bouncing/reducing tasks.
Volume discounts are given when mixing a full-length CD's worth of songs.