Bell Time Records

Lansing, MI

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

I think my work differentiates from others who do the type of work I do, number 1, because I have a thorough understanding and person experience in every faze of the creation, mixing, mastering, pre & post editing etc... 2nd thing is, I have competitive rates and a proven track record of excellent quality services.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Music is an intricate part of my life. Being able to provide quality production services to people, and to hear them come back with a positive testimony "I love the work you did on my recording" is a great feeling knowing I have satisfied another customer!


Lansing, MI 48917

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4 Reviews
  • Glen C. Oct 7, 2012
    Wow!!!! What a great experience had working with Mike. Thanks for your input and for sharing your knowledge durning my recording session.
    Michael B. Oct 7, 2012

    Thanks Glen for the Review! It was my pleasure working with you as well.

  • Michael C. Sep 25, 2012
    Verified Review
    Good lyrics! Very professional!
    Michael B. Sep 25, 2012

    Thanks C-Mike for the nice comment!

  • Dr. Allean Varnado L. Oct 6, 2011
    My testimony concerning Rev. Michael Bell, first of all he is a man of his word,concerning everything he does. His productions and know how in the music business is excellent full of quality and satisfaction guarantee. When he does recording, mixing, mastering and the finish product it is A-1 work. He does the best website ever. If you want a good Cd or website done, Rev. Michael Bell is the one. He and I have worked together over 4 years. He is anointed to do music. I love his work.
    Michael B. Sep 25, 2012

    Thank you Dr. Allean for you belief in what I do and for the wonderful talents and gifts you keep bringing to my studio! I have produced your music for several years now and you just keep getting better (smile)!

  • Lanette H. Oct 6, 2011
    It has been an awesome and wonderful experience working with Bell Time Records, Michael Bell! He has a spirit of excellence and integrity. He's a man of his word and he is always looking for ways that he can make the projects he's working on better! He has recorded, mixed and mastered a few songs for my soon to be released c.d. and I've had nothing but rave reviews on the quality sound that was produced by Michael Bell of Bell Time Records Studio. I look forward to working with Michael Bell on my music video as well. He has many years of great experience and it shows! I highly recommend his services for recording, mixing and mastering!!
    Michael B. Sep 25, 2012

    Thank you LaNette for your words of encouragement! It was a pleasure working with you on your album project.....we got'er done (smile)!


What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
My pricing system isn't exactly a cut and dry $25hr to $60hr rate. For instance... Studio Recording Rate: $40hr. It covers any instrument / vocal parts or song material already created but needs to be recorded and mixed. Mixing Rates: $40hr., or $50 - $200 per song. It depends on how many tracks and how much needs to be done to each track. Pitch Correction Rate: $100 per vocal track. Music Composition Rate: $100 for the first instrument, $65 each additional instrument. Vocalists Rates: $65 per vocalist per song. Example 1, if a tenor singer is hired to sing on your recording, they will sing all the tenor parts of your song at $65. Example 2, If you have a 3 part harmony you want recorded, the rate will be 3x $65 per vocalist per song...exception, if 1 vocalist were to sing all the harmony parts, the rate would be: $65 for the first vocal parts, and then $30 per each other vocal parts. Example 3, if Hey Girl is hired to sing 3 harmony parts, she will be paid $65 for the first harmony vocal, $30 for the second harmony vocal, and $30 for the last harmony vocal. Lyric Writing Rate: $200 per lyric. Mastering Rates: $40 per song. This includes Eq, Compression and limiting, anything additional will be at a rate of $60 per song.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am always updating my skills with the latest tools of technology in the mixing and mastering arena.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I've been involved in the music industry for most of my life. I was the guitar player for various bands for several years, including the floaters orchestra, David Ruffin, Tyrone Davis, Laura Lee, and many others. I had been writing, composing and mixing songs all that time, but didn't become very serious about it until 1998. Once people started hearing my mixes and asking me to record and mix their music, I know it was time to open up my own studio.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Music Production, Music Composing, Music Arranging, Lyric writing, Artist and Band Promotion, Mixing & Mastering, Studio Musician services, Audio Editing (of which I do them all). I also provide graphic design and website building services.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Whenever you are in the process of hiring someone who provides the type of services Belltime Production provides, make sure you get references and can hear samples of their work.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I think it's good for customers to know that I truly understand every facet of the music creation, recording, mixing & mastering, album design, and marketing/promotion side of their music project. My experience isn't only as a studio engineer, but I am also a musician, music composer, songwriter, music editor, artist/band promoter + more.