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>>    SERVICES OF MUSIC RECORDING, MIX AND MASTERING

For the music recording or mix, you can use anyone of the seven music recording studios that next are offered. 

1*
Studio A: Wide acoustic space as to accommodate a great complet simphonic orchestra; Console MCI of 32 channels, with automation; 32 tracks in Tascam DA88; audio mix toward DAT Tascam (with SMPTE) or MCI 1/4" analogical; big selection of outboards (compressors, limiters, gates, reverbs); long selection of microphones and musical instruments; Monitoring in Genelec and JBL. $25 USD per hour. Payment of Engineer and assistant: $700 USD for recorded and mixed project. 

2*
Studio B: Acoustic space reduced, but good to record for tracks and MIDI; Console Mackie 8 bus of 32 channels; Several outboards and microphones; Computer Apple Mac G3 with Digital Performer, ProTools and Bias Peak; Synthesizers; Monitoring in Yamaha; Mixes toward DAT; Process of Mastering. $25 USD per hour. Payment of Engineer and assistant: $700 USD for recorded and mixed project. 

3*
Studio C: Modest space acoustic but enough to record a Salsa orchestra or a great rock band; Console DDA of 32 channels, without automation, 24 tracks 2" analogical, Otari. $35 USD per hour 
You can also opt to use the console Yamaha 02R with two Alesis ADAT for 16 digital tracks; big outboard selection (compressors, limiters, gates, reverbs); long selection of microphones; Monitoring in Tannoy and Yamaha; Mixes toward DAT or CD-recorder. $40 USD per hour. Payment of Engineer and assistant: $800 USD for recorded and mixed project. 

4*
Studio D: Modest space acoustic but enough to record a salsa orchestra (by tracks), cut, singers and the rhytmic section for separate, it sounds very well acoustically; Console DDA with automation; 32 tracks Tascam DA88; Apple Mac dual G4 @ 500MHz (1024 MB of RAM, SCSI disks) with Digital Performer; big outboard selection (compressors, limiters, gates, reverbs); long selection of microphones; Monitors in Genelec; Mixes toward DAT; Process of Mastering. $50 USD per hour. Payment of Engineer and assistant: $800 USD for recorded and mixed project (mastering $600 USD). 

5*
Studio E: Wide acoustic space as to accommodate a great simphonic orchestra; Console DDA with automation, 24 tracks of 2" analog Studert and 32 digital tracks in Alesis ADAT; big outboard selection (compressors, limiters, gates, reverbs); long selection of microphones; Monitors in Genelec and Yamaha; Mixes toward DAT or CD-recorder. $55 USD per hour (analogical) - $75 USD per hour (digital). Payment of Engineer and assistant: $900 USD for recorded and mixed project. 

6*
Studio F: Modest space acoustic but enough to record a salsa orchestra or a great rock band; Console SSL of 48 channels;  32 digital tracks in Tascam DA88 or Alesis ADAT, 24 analogical tracks in 2" Studer; big outboard selection (compressors, limiters, gates, reverbs); long selection of microphones; Monitors Genelec and Yamaha; Mixes toward DAT or CD-recorder. $90 USD per hour. Payment of Engineer and assistant: $1000 USD for recorded and mixed project. 

7*
Studio G: Wide acoustic space as to accommodate a great simphonic orchestra; Console SSL of 48 channels; DASH 48 TRACKS, 24 ANALOG; big outboard selection (compressors, limiters, gates, reverbs); long selection of microphones; Monitors Genelec and Yamaha; Mixes toward DAT or CD-recorder. $120 USD per hour. Payment of Engineer and assistant: $1000 USD for project recorded and mixed. 
 

WE CAN ALSO TO BRING SERVICES FOR LIVE RECORDING (overdubb and mix at post-production, including ProTools LE).
Mastering $200 (ó $7/min) incluye:
1-2 tools (Song Sequencing, Tonal Optimization, Equalization, Compression/Limiting/Enhancement, 2 reference CDR) 

MASTERING ONLY:
Mastering $300 ($40/min) include:
Todos los tools (Song Sequencing, Tonal Optimization, Equalization, Compression/Limiting/Enhancement, 2 reference CDR) 

Mastering from analog tape $85/h
Extra High Bias CR02 Cassette copy $10 
Extra DAT copy $50 

Audio expertise $450/hr (including: De-Noise, De-Hum, De-Buzz, De-Hiss, De-Click, De-Pop, De-Crackle, De-Scratch, De-Ess, De-Clip and De-Any other disturbances.)
 
OTHER SERVICES:

Music Arrangement: 

Normally you send your music with vocal and guitar or piano. But, You can send the melody (sing), and we do the rest for a fees like:

Converting MIDI Files from your music sheet $20/song
Add chords to melody $30/song 
Arrange and structure $50/song 
Harmony Vocals $50/song 

Recording a DEMO:

PIANO/VOCAL DEMO (Piano, Vocal, Mix, 1 CD) $150 
BASIC DEMO (Piano, Bass, Drums, Vocal, Mix, 1 CD) $190
FULL DEMO (Piano, Bass, Drums, Ac./El. Guitars, Vocal, Mix, 1 CD) $250

CUSTOM DEMO (You Choose): 

Piano or first instrument $40/song 
Bass $40/song 
Drums $50/song 
Percussion $40/song
El.Guitar $50/song
Ac. Guitar/ Tres $50/song 
Male or Female Vocalist $80/song 
sax $70/song
Trumpet $70/song
Trombone $70/song 
Violin $70/song
Viola $70/song
Cello $70/song 
Flute $70/song
brass $70/song
woodwinds $70/song
Very Professional & Credited Producer $100/song
Very Realistic Sampled Sounds Played by MIDI Keyboard $10/song

Demo Mix (includes CD) $60/song
Instrumental Mix (Minus Vocal) $10/song extra
Mastering $40/song
Digital Mix Pro pack (10 songs) $500

Printed Music:

Music printing needs with very professional printed music. We can do the complete songbooks with Graphics (Publisher ready), Full Orchestral scores with Individual Parts printed out, Chord Charts for bands, etc.
Computer lead sheets (vocal melody, lyrics, and chord symbols) $50/song
Computer sheet music (3 clefs/Staff) $100/song

Song Critiquing: 

Your song will be reviewed (Lyrics, melody and recording by experts) in English and spanish too.
1 song ($10), 2 songs ($15), 3 songs ($25), additional songs add $10/each 

We Can Also:
1) chart the song (chord chart)
2) chart the song (Nashville number system)
3) provide a guitar & vocal demo of the song
Also, we can help with your lyrics. 
Please send your lyrics with check or money order for $80/song

For our clients, we offer free information about contacts for packaging, printing and promotion overseas; also contacts on copyrighting, publishing, retail & internet CD distribuition, radio, magazine reviews, and more...
 


>>    CURRICULUM VITAE

1985- graduation like specialist in recording of film sound (that which includes cinema, videotape, radio, television and direct sound). 

1985 a 1989- He works in multiple productions, so much in filming of documental, dubbings and, basically, music recording in studios. In this time he records with all the famous bands of Cuba, including "Pablo Milanés" (Nueva Trova), "Mezcla" (Afrocuban Rock), "Sintesis" (Afro New Age - Ethno), "Afrocuba" (Jazz Fussion), "Arte Vivo" (Progressive Rock), "Monte de Espuma", "Edesio Alejandro" (Techno), "Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional", "Van Van" (2000 Grammy Awards), Revé, "Adalberto y su Son" (Salsa), NG, José María and Sergio Vitier, among other, as well as it stops productions of the TV and Radio of Cuba. Music recordings for films obtain important prizes in soundtrack in the Festival of cinema of Berlin (Clandestinos) and of Venice 1988 (A very Old gentleman, script of Gabriel García Márquez). The music of this film is published like CD for an Italian company. He also records the music of the Venezuelan coproduction - Puerto Rican " Treasure " (with the jazzists Gonzalo Rubalcava and Arturo Sandoval). Collaboration writing articles for the magazine Juventud Tecnica on sound and MIDI. He records the CD "He Vuelto", of the Chilean San Martin and "Hallazgo de azar" of the band Vision (which was composer and musical arranger) for the disco company of South America "Discos Altura". Music Recording for the ballets Luz de Guardia and Quijote for the National Ballet of Cuba. 

1990-1992- live sound for the bands of Kiki Corona, Benito de la Fuente and Los 5U4. 

1993-1998- later of having evaluated, he works as musician (bass player, arrangements) of the group Batey (whose current director belongs to Good View Social Club and former-integral of the Zafiros) where it presents performances in many European countries (Belgium, France, Holland, etc.) as well as in Mexico, Peru and Venezuela. He work in masterful classes of studio production (Aix in Provence, 1993) and in studios of Caracas (1994). He record, mix and mastering the CD "Canto de fe" for a discographic company of contemporary Christian music of Tennesee, U.S.A. He programs synthesizers of the type FM, RCM, PD, Additive, Analog, Vectorial, to Linear Aritmetic, Wavesequences, etc. Also imparts a course in computers applied to the music and videotape (Windows, Mac, Irix) in the Central Palace of Computers of the Havana City. 

1999- so far - engineer of live sound for the group Juego de Manos that recently visited Venezuela like part of a great cuban delegation of musicians, actors, and intellectuals in general. Freelance works in different productions. Mastering of concerts recorded in U.S.A. for the Camerata Romeu (and work for their recording studio). He work at the recording studio of the Camerata Romeu (Ferrera Studios) and making live sound for they. He collaborates with the magazines "Acoustic Guitar" , "Guitar Player" , "Bass Player" , "Keyboard" , "Modern Drummer" , "Strings" and "Wind Player, and write for the cuban magazine "Giga" and is making collaboration contacts for "20th Century Guitar", "Fingerstyle Guitar", "Flatpicking Guitar", "Bass Frontiers", "Bassics", "Electronic Musician", "Fiddler", "Gig", "Performance", "On Stage", "EQ", "Live Sound", "Mix", "Professional Sound", "Recording", "Sound on Sound", "Studio Sound", "PlayBack - ASCAP", "American Songwriter", "Sing Out!", "Stick It!", "Woodwind Quarterly", "Choir and Organ", "Double Bassist", "Making Music" and "The Strad".

Also he did the recording and mixing of the concert of Piano Player Ulises Hernandez for cuban TV. He did the music recording, post production and mixdown for the sound of the movie "Cuba Mia" of Accent Media Inc. of Washington DC. which will be available at National Broadcast of USA.

Now, he's preparing the edition of two bilingual (english and spanish) music books: "Tecnología de la Música y Sonido Profesional" (Music Technology and Professional Sound) and "El Mercado de la Música" (The Market of the Music).

The range of recording equipments that he normally use to work go with mixing consoles from TL Audio (Valve) to Neve Capricorn, from recording equipments like "AKAI ADAM", "TASCAM DA", "ALESIS ADAT", "MCI Analog", several DATs, and recording softwares like "MOTU Digital Performer", "Opcode Studio Vision Pro", "Digidesign ProTools", "Cakewalk Sonar", "Steinberg Cubase" and "Emagic Logic Audio". Other softwares are "PG Music Band in a Box", "TS Audio to MIDI", "Propellerhead Reason", "Tascam Gigasampler", "MusiTek MIDIScan", "Eccentric Zillion Kajillon Rhymes and Cliches", "Coda Finale", "Adobe Photoshop", "Corel Draw", "Adobe Premiere" and "Neato Media Face". That is all what you need to make your own music career.

For further information, please to call to the 53-7-790490 
or email us to recording@sotosound.private.as
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