IT's Your Music, Let's make it your Record

You want your music to be heard and appreciated by all of your current and future fans.

Once its released, the songs are out there forever. The last thing you want is to hate the sound of your own songs for the next decade. I've been there myself, and it's a terrible feeling.

There's nothing worse than going back to an album you spent a year of your life on, only to hate the final product.

Let's create something you will be proud of

You've written songs you love, and you have a vision for the sound of the final product. Now its time to capture it.

Freestone Sound will work side by side with you to capture and finish your record the way you want it to sound.  

Our goal is for you to be completely happy.

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What You GET

PRE- PRODUCITON

Whether you think it's necessary or not, it always helps to have someone listen to your songs, make a preliminary plan for arrangement and give some ideas to make sure your songs stay interesting.  If you prepare well, and think everything through, you will have a much better idea of where you are going, even if things change later on.

Before going into record I always encourage you to rehearse your songs more than you think you need to.  Recording is much different than performing, and most people will become more critical of their performances in the studio.  Its also much less tedious if you can lay down your tracks in as few takes as possible. 

 

RECORDING

This is where we will spend most of our time.  We will work together to capture your songs piece by piece so that things fit together well and reaches your vision, We can make almost any sound happen, between real musicians, Virtual Instruments and effects, the sound possibilities are endless!  

As discussed- our rhythm section tracks will be done at Godfrey Daniel on date TBA.

 

EDITING

As we get things completed, I will spend time fixing performances, and making sure everything sounds natural.  After we are done recording, there will be some time needed to polish parts before we can start mixing.  

This usually takes 1-2 weeks

 

Mixing

This is the process of putting everthing together and making it sound like a record.  

This can include, but is not limited to: EQ, Compression, Parallel Compression, Limiting, Normalization, Saturation, Automation, Delay, Reverb, Creating Busses and Sends, Balancing Levels, Making Stuff Sound Excellent, Etc. 

Mixing will take about a day per song, not including revisions. 

 

Revisions 

You are encouraged to listen critically to the mixes and make notes on things you don't like or would like changed.  I will do the same, make any tweaks necessary and send you a new mix.  Usually 2 rounds of revisions will get us where we need to be.  During this stage feel free to get suggestions from someone else you trust.  Its easy to get lose the big picture when you are so focused on creating.

 

Mastering

This is the final stage. 

Mastering seems to be the elusive dark art that no one understands. Here's the most simple explanation I could find:

Mastering is the final step of audio post-production. The purpose of mastering is to balance sonic elements of a stereo mix and optimize playback across all systems and media formats. Traditionally, mastering is done using tools like equalization, compression, limiting and stereo enhancement.

There are several considerations in this process: unifying the sound of a record, maintaining consistency across an album, and preparing for distribution

Timeline is 1-2 days when scheduled.


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The Price

-1 Song Fully produced (regular $550 ea.)

Includes Pre-production, drums and bass tracking day, + guitar, mandolin and vocal overdubs.

(does not include added instruments or programming)

- 2 Songs Mixing- (regular $200 ea.)

- Mastering (regular $25 ea)

 

Regular price- $1025

Discount -$575

 

Total price $450 + anything you can add for mixing

(A Deposit of 50% is required for any work to begin)

 


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The Fine Print

Instead of a bunch of legal jargon, here are our terms and conditions in plain English. 

Deposit

Your deposit is non-refundable and non-transferrable. 

If for any reason you change or cancel your project, your deposit is forfeited.

Scheduling

The remaining balance is due before you will receive your final mixes or masters. 

If you need to reschedule, please let us know as early into the process as possible. We try to be as accommodating as possible when it comes to unexpected delays. 

There is no rescheduling fee, but we reserve the right to cancel your project and forfeit your deposit if the project is delayed by more than 12 months. 

Hidden Fees

There are none. The only way you could incur additional costs is if you requested additional services that were not included in the "What You Get" section. 

Files

All your files will be backed up and kept for a minimum of 90 days after your project is complete.  In the unlikely event that your project is lost by our own negligence, we will be responsible to replace any time needed to re-record your project.

Equiptment

You are fully responsible for any instruments and equipment you bring to your session.  You also agree to be responsible for any studio equipment that may be lost or broken by you or your entourage while making your record.

Privacy

We promise to keep your recordings private, and to not share or sample them without your express permission.  However, by signing below you do give us permission to use your final mixes for studio advertising purposes.


Lets Get Started

Everything looks good to you? Awesome! Here's what to do next:

Step 1: Sign below by typing your name and hitting 'Sign Proposal.'

Step 2: We'll send you an invoice for the deposit.

Step 3: Once the deposit has been paid, we'll send you a confirmation, along with a request to start putting a schedule together.

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I, {{first_name}} {{surname}}, agree to the terms of this agreement and I agree that my typed name below can be used as a digital representation of my signature to that fact. I understand that this is legally binding and can be used in a court of law.