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budget-hours-song and so on

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Amighetti Ronnie, May 25, 2001.

  1. Hi there,
    I'm a small facility owner.
    We have 24 track analog, a G4 with a Motu setup, a couple dozen mics, some outboards, a control room and a 40sqm tracking room.
    I was going to ask all of you what was the typical budget for a 10 song project, but rates are so different from a country to another, so it would not make any sense.

    What I would like to aks is:
    in your experience, how many hours it takes to get a 10 songs album finished?
    I mean, tracking, overdubbing, mixing and so on.

    I've done some small budget products in less than 2 days (14 songs), and I've done a 2 months project for 13 songs.
    These are teh two extreme I've worked in, but I see that on both project there was someting wronf. The faster was, well, too fast ;-), the longst was just too much for teh band, they tought it would have been great to be the entire summer holiday in teh studio, but itwas really heavy work.

    Anyway, lately I've been asked so many time, from future clients, how many hours it need to get a 10 songs project to end, and so on.

    help anyone???

    ronnie :)
     
  2. Ang1970

    Ang1970 Well-Known Member

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    Sep 5, 2000
    Dude, you may as well have just asked "what is the sound of one hand clapping?"

    Budgets and time vary so widely, all I can say is "as much as they're willing to pay you" and "for as long as you let them."

    I've had some projects finish just when I thought they were getting started, and others where the client literally had to be kicked out of the studio.
     
  3. Juergen

    Juergen Guest

    I am just starting out working at a studio, from out of my basement into my own place, but one point I have thought about being sure about is making meeting with the talent a discipline, to seeing where he/she/it/they are at, musically. From there, it's easier to project what they need or want.

    Like Ang said...it depends on how well they want their stuff to turn out, which I guess is most of the time connected to what they can afford. Do they want a superproduction? It will probably cost them more than they want. How long they want to stay in the studio just depends on how much they are willing to pay.

    What was it? Price, Time, Quality - pick two. You want good price and be done shortly? The Quality suffers. You don't care about Time but want High Quality? The Price will be higher. Etc...

    Mis 2 centavos...

    Juergen
     

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