"Audio-Audition Digital Studios"
Las Vegas based audio/video studio, owned and
operated by Wayne and Paula Carson, musician, song writer, performer, producer, engineer and artist
How much does it cost at Audio-Audition Digital Studios?
Cheaper than most studios in Las Vegas and lot less than you think. Commercial studios are expensive. The 90's started an evolution in the music recording industry with home computers. The 2000's brought about enormous improvements to digital audio/video software and interfaces. High end home recording
studios emerged and it is now possible to record a 12 song CD at home with radio play quality . . . if you know what you're doing. It still costs upwards of
$9,000.00 to piece together a quality home recording studio and another $7,000.00 for a video studio.
What do we offer?
Quality at bargain basement prices. I've recorded bands and singer/songwriters since
childhood, beginning with analog reel to reel 2-tracks, then 4-tracks, then 8-tracks and
currently 128 tracks digital. I've got an associates degree in electronics and computers and years of music education. I have been in numerous bands and I still enjoy performing. My wife and I receive an enormous amount of satisfaction helping emerging new artists or local bands on a budget.
Can we do it cheap?
Yes. Most clients choose a bundle agreement of audio or video or both, but some folks just require one or two items for me to fix. Studio rates listed below are for one-off items but an overall price can be agreed to prior to start of filming or recording.
Will the product be a cut above?
Yes. I've gained extensive knowledge of instrument
frequencies, room acoustics and maintaining the integrity of the audio processing chain. I've written, performed and recorded numerous songs of mine and other artists and have learned what works well. The price comes down to how long it takes for the
performers to record their tracks and how much time and money they wish to spend
in editing, vocal tuning, post-production and the mastering stage.
What about the digital recorders on the
Don't be fooled by portable $200.00 to $900.00
digital recorders. I used to own a few. Understand their limits. The component quality and/or
editing options provided by these units are most likely inadequate to create a commercial CD for air play. Whether or not you choose to use these recorders is solely your
discretion. They are a great place to start and they are an invaluable tool in creating
songs from ideas and they work fine for small club/bar demos, too. 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?
Probably not, but . . . we are very, very good, 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 my recordings and mastering jobs and commented on how good it was.
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 master recording of any number of songs, in the
medium of your choice (except vinyl). We will pre-master it to commercially acceptable standards. You will have complete say so about the project unless it is contradictory to sound judgement . . . and then we'll discuss it and offer recommendations if requested. I will not record discriminating or vulgar lyrics.
So, if you are a vocal soloist, a five piece band or
something in between and want a professional quality audio CD 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 a 1 hour of free setup and tear down
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) or cassette tape . . . your choice
You'll maintain full copyright of your music and lyrics. The studio holds the copyright to the recorded medium
No future royalties will be due to the studio
No alcohol or drugs will be permitted on premises
Overnight or extended equipment storage at very minimal
Studio rates (one-off) if no pre-arranged total package price:
$40 per hour - initial recording/tracking of instruments, vocals and/or full band recording
$40 per hour - additional vocal comps, overdubs, solo's and/or punch in recordings
- $40 per hour - editing audio and vocal comps (multiple vocal tracks to a single master vocal track with vocal tuning)
- $40 per hour - mixdown (includes - EQ, effects processing, automation, audio analysis, dynamics processing, etc)
$65 per hour - mastering stage
$10 per DAT, CD or cassette (for duplicates after the initial master and backup copy)
Update . . . Update . . . Update ! !
Audio-Audition Digital Studio came to fruition in 1999 as a bargain "pro audio" digital home studio. We have expanded . . . big time! We now offer video promos and professional portraits at bargain prices too! An all-in-one shop for video, audio and portraits for you, your agents, clients and fan base with file conversion to upload to the internet (YouTube, websites, Facebook and MySpace).
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