PREMASTERING - ADDITIONAL EDITING REQUIREMENTS
are submitting your project to D.E.S. for mastering
at our Special Mastering Package rate, you will see on the
rate page that the basic editing
tasks are included: arranging the songs into proper order,
chasing existing fades to perfect digital black, removing
unwanted noises before or after songs, and fading songs
in or out. But any additional editing beyond this, so called
"micro editing", will be charged at an additional
hourly rate. For intricate edits, you may be required to
attend the editing session, which will not exclude you from
getting the special rate for the mastering package - you
will actually only attend the editing portion of the session.
These additional editing requirements could include:
Edits - click here for details
- "Snippettes" are short pieces of songs usually
30 seconds to one minute in length that are used for promo
cassettes or CD's. They normally feature a verse and chorus
of four to six of the best cuts on the album crossfaded
Transient Noises - Short-duration
glitches, clicks and pops can often be removed, whether
they are digitally generated glitches or recorded noises.
Sounds & SFX - "Spotting"
refers to the mixing in of sounds or sound effects at precise
spots in the program. For instance, have an explosion occur
on top of the last chord, or add finger snaps to the intro.
Whatever you can bring in on CD, DAT, cassette or vinyl
can be mixed in to your program.
Crossfades - The
Sonic Solutions SSHD workstation as featured at D.E.S.
can perform crossfades of any duration, with the trailing
song beginning on the precise desired beat of the song fading
Form Rearrangement - Digital editing offers many options
that can be done quickly & easily. Some examples: Use
the same chorus every time in the song for the best vocal
harmonies; cut the guitar lead in half; add extra choruses
to the end of the song; put part of the bridge at the beginning
for an intro. Any of these are simple edits for an experienced
- "Comping" is editing between multiple mixes
of the same song to assemble the perfect combination of
the different song elements. For instance, mix #1 may have
the best lead vocal volume, mix #2 an alternative vocal
effect used during the choruses, and mix #3 the better guitar
eq during the lead.
or Shorten Songs - Cut
a five minute long song down to a 3:30 version for radio,
or repeat verses, choruses & instrumental parts for
an extended version.
audio editing rate: $80.00 per hour