What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
We have a few pricing plans at Cheapsk8 Studios to help fit all budgets and circumstances.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
We like to "get to know" a little bit about a new client, and about the project to be worked on or created, and what they are looking for from the studio.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Six years of private music lessons, and over 40 years of learning and doing anything and everything related to: music, audio, video, graphics (including web development), electronics and computers.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
The owner and engineer comes from and entire family of professional musicians, which inspired him to also be a musician. He took at home lessons from a professional music instructor for over 6 years (from 8 -14), which taught him how to read music notation, the importance of timing, and proper pitch control. Played the coronet in middle school as well as picking up the guitar, which he still plays today.
He has also been a student of "life", always learning all he could about capturing audio and video, as well as editing and production of audio and video. Electronics just seams to come as "second nature" to Glenn (owner), and he has a great understanding of basic, and semi-advanced electronics.
What types of customers have you worked with?
We have worked with so many different types of customers through the years that this would be a very extensive list to type. :-)
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
We recently recorded an acoustic band that one of their songs was dedicated to a friend who was tragically killed while riding his motorcycle. They recorded 3 songs at our studio, in one day! We had the finished product to them within less than 2 weeks, and they could not of been happier with the finished product.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
The best advice we can give a customer at this time would be to have a good understanding of what their project/s is and what they need from a recording studio, editor, or web developer. They should also have a good understanding of what it takes to make a great recording, or great looking, responsive website.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
A customer should think thoroughly about the requests they have, their projects needs and requirements, as well as the amount of time that could be involved with meeting the needs and/or request/s of their project.