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
Edits - click here for details
- "Snippettes" are short pieces of songs usually
30 seconds to one minute in length that are used for promos.
They normally feature a verse and chorus of four to six
of the best cuts on the album crossfaded seamlessly together.
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.
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