"Audio-Audition Digital Studios"
Las Vegas based audio/video studio, owned and
operated by Wayne and Paula Carson, musician, singer/songwriters, engineer, videographers and artist
How much does it cost at Audio-Audition Digital Studios?
Less than 1/3 the cost of commercial studios. Most clients agree on a package price but some prefer to pay by the hour. See hourly rates below. We are a high end home studio capable of producing a mastered commercial CD with radio play quality. We also film, edit and create music video DVDs suitable for agents, clients, fans or personal pleasure.
What do we offer?
Quality and affordability. Wayne has recorded bands and singer/songwriters since
childhood, beginning with analog reel to reel 2-track, then multi 4-track, multi 8-track, multi digital 24-track ADAT and
currently 128 track digital hard disc. He has an associates degree in electronics and computers and years of music education. He has performed in numerous bands and still enjoys gigging. Paula (an artist) and Wayne receive an enormous amount of satisfaction helping emerging new artists on a budget or established local bands looking for a new angle.
Can we do quality cheap?
Yes. Most clients choose several services of audio or video or both, but some clients just need one or two items fixed and tweaked. Studio rates listed below are hourly for these type items. For most, an overall price will be agreed upon prior to the start of any work, for filming, editing or recording, mixing, etc on all projects. No surprises.
Will the product be a cut above?
Yes. We have extensive knowledge of instrument
frequencies, room acoustics, the integrity of the audio processing chain, stage and studio lighting and video techniques. Wayne and Paula have written, performed and recorded several songs of their own and with other artists and have filmed numerous bands and solo artists "live" on stage, "live" in the studio and pre-recorded multi-cam studio lip-sync video shoots. Pricing comes down to how long it takes for the
performers to film or record their tracks and how much time they wish to spend
in editing, vocal tuning, post-production and the mastering stage.
Should you purchase your own recorder/software?
Yes. However, portable $100.00 - $700.00
digital audio recorders are limited. We've owned a few. They are an invaluable tool in creating songs from ideas and they work fine for small club/bar demos, however the component quality and
editing options in most of these units are marginal in creating a commercial CD ready for major air play. Home computer audio recording software is now very good, but you have to know how to use it to it's fullest potential and have the supporting equipment to capture and process the sound. This takes years to learn and takes lots of $$$ to invest in what you really need. Bring your tracks to our studio and listen to them come alive with professional equipment and expertise.
Are we as good as the big, expensive guys?
No. Not quite as good, but . . . we are very, very close . . . and so is our equipment! And we do it at a fraction of the cost. Recently, an A&R Rep from Capitol Records, Los Angeles heard 4 of our recordings and mastering projects and commented on how good it was. Agents are using our client videos to promote their bands locally, nationally and internationally.
What don't we do?
We don't charge for lunch
breaks, equipment setup or discussion.
We guarantee that we can provide you with a
professional quality studio or "live" audio recording, or, a studio or "live" filmed video. We will pre-master the CD or master it to commercially acceptable standards. You will have complete say so about the project unless it is contradictory to sound judgement. When requested, we will offer recommendations. Our studio will not record discriminating or vulgar lyrics or film pornography.
So, if you are a vocal soloist, a five piece band or
something in between and want a professional quality audio CD or music video DVD and at the lowest
possible price, then......
Rehearse your songs and get a good nights
Bring your talent, ideas and axe and dig in. Enjoy the experience
You'll get free studio setup and tear down
time (which includes audio sound check and/or lighting setup)
You'll maintain complete control of the musical
expression (exception - no vulgarity, disrespectful or discriminating lyrics will be recorded)
You'll receive a stereo Digital Audio Tape (DAT), Compact Disc (CD), cassette tape or DVD (video only) . . . your choice
You'll maintain full copyright of your music composition and lyrics (original songs only). No future royalties will be owed to the studio
No drugs will be permitted on premises. Limited alcohol with prior permission
Overnight or extended equipment storage at very minimal
Studio rates (one-off) if no pre-arranged total package price:
$35 per hour - recording - initial recording/tracking of instruments, vocals and/or full band recording
$35 per hour - recording - overdubs, solo's, punch in recordings, vocal multi-tracks
- $40 per hour - editing - audio fixes and vocal edits, vocal tuning on master vocal track)
- $35 per hour - mixdown - EQ, effects processing, automation, audio analysis, dynamics processing, etc
$45 per hour - mastering - air play quality, CD song order, balance and levels
$10 per DAT, CD, DVD or cassette tape (for duplicates after the provided master and backup copy)