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soapfoot

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Feb 13 17 11:05 AM

On the other hand, I have no idea how half of the stuff advertised on fiverr.com gets done for 5 bucks.

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jesse decarlo

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Feb 13 17 11:38 AM

morespaceecho wrote:

soapfoot wrote:
Like... local musicians willing to come in and play on a track for $50/track?


 

maybe. that's still better money than working at burger king.

i don't get how this can really work for them either. i also don't really know who is going to USE this service. i assume they're targeting solo artists doing everything themselves...because who else would use this? but i'd imagine most solo artists probably have friends they can call if there's something they can't play themselves. i know i do. and wouldn't most people rather give money to their friends (who'd likely do it for free anyway)? 
 

This seems a little less mysterious to me, I guess.  There are singer-songwriter types who don't really know how to go about meeting and evaluating the people in their area who can get this done, and depending on where they live there might not be anybody.  

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Feb 14 17 9:03 PM

Hey, glad to see all the conversation, I figured I'd weigh in. My name's Dane I'm the guy who started CT, I'm glad to let you know how it works. Weedywet, if you record a single drum track we're going to break even and split the pay with the drummer, the studio, and a little bit for an assistant to consolidate your files, rename the clips, and send you some pictures from your session. At most it takes our clients about an hour to get everything they want from us, usually it's just one or two takes and then any options they'd like to try.

We save a lot of cost on housekeeping tasks because of a custom app that handles all of the scheduling and booking with the musicians + studio + your availability when you submit an order. When we first started doing this it used to take hours to book sessions and communicate with everyone but now it works really well.

We can make money when we record more than one musician at the same time because we only pay one rate for the studio while knocking out multiple instruments. We work out of a BEAUTIFUL studio in Ocoee called Starke Lake Studios.

This startup is only 8 or 9 months old and it's evolving all the time. At our local studio, we're working to make local artist's music stand out but them having their friends play took more studio time, edit time, and didn't contribute much to their records compared to getting a pro. The reality for most of our local artists is that before CT they didn't have the budget for pro live musicians and they'd settle for what they had. At the same time several pro's I knew were short on work and looking at getting other jobs.

Music is something I love to do, and I believe as this grows it will make pro recording accesible to a whole new group of people who wouldn't otherwise have their stories heard at this level. Call/text if you've got any more questions 352-229-4867.

Much Love.
-Dane

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extrememixing

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Feb 15 17 6:58 PM

Glad to hear that the system is working for you and thanks for chiming in. The rate seems low to many of us here. And the tracks seem like they must be a bit rushed, if you run them down twice, or so.

Who makes the charts for the musicians? And for, say a guitar player, is each part $100? So rhythm, lead, a percussive style part? And then does the guitar make triple scale while the drummer gets a much smaller rate?

I'm it's working out for you, but I don't see how it could here in LA.

Steve

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zakco

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Feb 15 17 7:18 PM

A client of mine has done a lot of business with these guys:

http://studiopros.com/

If I'm not mistaken, they are in LA? The rates (including extras and revisions etc) are clearly posted under the services tab...not that much different from CT from what I can see.

I've mixed probably a dozen songs that they arranged and recorded. In most cases, the artist sent them an a Capella  scratch vocal to a click and a description of the style etc that they had in mind. While the results are subjective from a creative standpoint (I'll reserve judgement for now), the recordings and performances were "fine"...understandably safe and unexciting perhaps, but in time and in tune for sure. The bass tracks were always a clear standout - whoever is playing is a MONSTER with great feel, taste and tone. I was always disappointed with the guitar tracks, but then I'm a guitarist, so take that with a grain of salt. The vocal performances were always tragically uninspired.

Anyhow, my point is that these guys have been in business for quite a while, so somebody must be getting paid to their satisfaction. I'm guessing that they have everything permanently setup for efficiency. Most likely VIs and amp sims for quick revisions and the ability to change the tone after the performance at the request of the client.


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Feb 15 17 8:44 PM

Steve - Typically our guitarists are happy to do a rhythm take and then do a couple passes of lead.

Zakco - With us, we're all in the studio together which I believe is a big + to the creativity and the performance. All of our guys (and gals) being in the same studio also allows for us to do our livestreaming the way we want. Each musician has a camera and a talkback mic so you see and hear each of them in real-time and they can listen to you. We're streaming line audio from Pro-Tools too. It's so much like being in the studio.

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chance

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Feb 15 17 9:01 PM

How do your clients receive the A/V feed? Is it possible for this PRW board to sit in on a session in action? Watching it in real time action would answer a million questions.

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chrisj

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Feb 16 17 8:58 AM

Pay 'em and find out. Are you expecting a freebie? ;)

I can't. I'm too broke. You might find that these are just more desperate musicians/engineers than you were expecting, and they're not actually going to break even, and it's this or nothing for them.

Chris Johnson, airwindows.com

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Feb 16 17 12:07 PM

Chance, yeah of course. Let me reach out to whoever heads up the forum and try to set something up for everyone that's interested. I'll find a return customer who might let us broadcast their session out to everyone. Feel free to pm me your email address if you want to get notified about it.

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