Number of Songs Choose the number of songs of your production up to 5 minutes Songs over 5 minutes = 2 Songs
Average number of Audio Tracks per song Choose the average number of tracks per song ( Mono or Stereo ) If there is a wide difference from song to song, pleasecontactus
Discount for Indie Bands 20 % Discount for Artists / Bands without a commercial Label / Record Deal
Mixing Analog Mixing : MCI console + outboard gear In The Box : Digital Mix in Pro Tools 12 HD
Mastering With every Mix there is a " mastered " version of your songs ( Stereo Width, EQ, Loudness Optimisation ) If not needed , please choose " no Mastering, Mix files only "
DDP Master Image Check this , if you want a " record-plant ready " version of your mastered Tracks Incl. Track order, Crossfades between tracks, CD Text ISRC / Label Codes + Metatags
VAT / TAX If you live outside of the EU, there is no Tax to pay
If you live inside of the EU ( outside of Germany ) and can provide an EU VAT number there is also no VAT/TAX added to your invoice *
If you live in Germany / inside of the EU, we have to add 19% German VAT
File Preparation File formats : Wave / AIFF files 44,1 khz - 96 khz 16 bit - 24 bit or Pro Tools sessions All Editing such as Drum Editing / Beat Detective, Drum Sample Replacement, Vocals Tuning must be done BEFORE you send your files !!! **
Make sure that : All your files start at the beginning of the session
Make proper crossfades between every audio region on a track and consolidate the track to a single file
Do NOT "Normalize" the tracks and check for clipping
Remove all Plug Ins before exporting ! No EQ, no Compression, Automation etc. ( with the exception of Amp Simulators / Drum Replacers ! ) Please print these Plug Ins into the tracks before exporting
If you use a very special FX / Plug In chain on a track , print it to an additional track and name it for example: " Lead_Guitar_ with _FX "
Convert Midi tracks ( Synths etc. ) to Audio Tracks
Name your files ! for example:
Song_Kick_In Song_Snare_Sample Song_Bass_DI
NOT : Audio01_take04_edit_kick_norm007
File Transfer We will send you upload links to our server for your project
Mix If you decided to mix at the Desert Inn Studio please contact us to discuss your project, date, etc.
There are 2 free revisions with every Mix Due to the fact this is analog and perfect recalls weeks later are impossible, these revisions must be made within the next 3 days after you received the first Mix
During that time the console / setup is reserved for your production only !
" In The Box " Mixing : incl. 2 Revisions ( within a week )
Further revisions are billed 25 € + VAT per hour
You will receive high quality MP3s during the mix process
Payment When your production is done, pay your invoice with Pay Pal or Bank Transfer After that we´ll send you the original WAVE / DDP files !