Lantern Sound Recording Rig
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
HOURLY RATE: $55 per hour DAILY RATE: $500 per day (Includes overnight accommodations.) Daily rate is for a 12 hour day. If the artist brings producer, there is no studio pre-setup. If Mick Hargreaves is producing, or co-producing, a free "load-in and setup night" can take place, previous to the day actually being booked, focused on getting as much setup and checked as possible, with an emphasis upon drum setup, basic instruments/components, and sound. If an outside producer is running the recording project, the day begins with a clean, un-set room. The producer on the project sets day's agenda, and how things will be set up. All bookings will include a beginning and end time AT THE TIME OF BOOKING.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
First we review what the artist's goals and needs are. Will this be a single release? A full album? Digital-only? Will the project spend its life here, or is only tracking to be done here, with overdubbing & mixing happening elsewhere? (We are not against this at all.) If I'm producing the recording, then song choice, musician choice, arrangements, keys, tempos, and instrument choices / maintenance are among the things we cover in pre-production. When we are about to record, I like to do as much physical setup as we can beforehand. This is especially true with full (sometimes multiple day) bookings, where I'll have the artist come in the night before (no extra charge) for a free "setup night", and we'll often get sounds at that point, too. Even with hourly bookings, I'm setting up a lot of the studio specifically for that artist... before they arrive.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have been performing, writing, recording, and touring (America and Europe) for longer than I care to admit, but it's been happening since 1982 or so.