Payment / Process
- Booking in
- Working Together / Recording
- Editing & Track Enhancement
- Final Payment
- Bonus 1 – Free Revision
- Bonus 2 – Heavy Rain BBQ / meeting each other
When you contact me I’ll pencil you in for the requested date. To fully book in I only ask for a 20% deposit. Good news! As soon as that’s done you’re safe and we can start working together.
Working Together / Recording:
Are you a solo artist like a rapper for example? This is the day we can design your basic backing track and lay down your vocals. Or maybe you’re a solo acoustic musician? We’ll record everything we need for your song(s). Or a band? We’ll track everyone!
I usually ask a lot of questions to find out the sound in your head. Depending on the type of artist you are, I have several production and recording techniques to get you the sound you’re looking for. Here comes the best part: When we’re finished recording, your job is done! 😉
Editing & Track Enhancement:
Editing gives you a tight sound. I don’t like to overdo it as it eliminates the human elements. But who knows. Feel free to let me know if you’re looking for a perfect machine like sound.
Maybe you wished for an “in your face” shotgun snare sound and a punchy kick, but maybe you wanted a soft and smooth sounding one. With track enhancement I mainly use analog gear to bring out the best sound of each track we recorded and make it sound the way you wanted it. I do this one by one (real time processing) with high-end analogue equipment which results in a quality plugins can’t do.
It is also the time I’ll do sound design if your project needs it. For example a beat for a rapper or adding effects in.
I have one policy when it comes to mixing: You always have to be able to hear everything. Each hit, pluck, word…etc. Mixing creates separation and also a nice sounding stereo for your project. My work is always a second experience through headphones as it has depth and a 3D feel.
Once I’m done with mixing, I’ll invite you back to have a listen together / revise your project and fine-tune it to your likings. If you’re unable to revisit, you have 3 options:
- I can send you a sample of the full song if the full price has already been paid.
- I can send you a short sample if the full price has not been paid yet.
- I can send you a full sample with a metronome watermark on it if the full price has not been paid yet.
One thing is sure. When we’re both happy, I’ll master your project.
Gives your project a final polish to make things sound bigger, better, richer and reach industry standard loudness for physical and online releases, where low end, mids and highs are all sounding balanced and pleasant for the ear. Once finished mastering, you get one more revision and have the option to make changes. Just to make it clear, it doesn’t include rerecording an instrument or vocal for example. In that case we’ll need to book in a new recording day. By changes I mean balance between tracks, if there’s anything you’d want louder, quieter, or changes in effects, less chorus for vocals…etc.
Normally you’d pay the remaining amount of your project after mastering, but you’re free to make any payments throughout the process. I always register all payments. You’ll only receive your project when I received the full amount for your project. Once that’s done you’ll receive 4 files.
2 for physical and 2 for online releases.
Online: -13 LUFS, 16 bit 44.1 kHz wav and same but 320 kbps mp3 as that’s usually the standard for online.
Physical: -5 to -8 LUFS 16, 24, 33 bit 44.1 kHz wav and same but 320 kbps mp3.
If there’s anything unclear, just drop me an email. I’m happy to answer.
Bonus: 1 week free revision.
“I’ll come back to your project and correct any minor edits for free.” Andris Kiss
Heavy Rain BBQ:
Anyone who I worked with gets an invitation to the Heavy Rain VIP party each year in the summer. You can meet the people I worked with, chat about music and have fun.