How It`s DoneLearn More About Our Process
Before Starting A New Project
Before starting the new project we will require some info about the length of the Video/Film/Trailer /Commercial or the visual media material in question and then talk about the project’s budget. We may require you to provide a couple of links (youtube or soundcloud) with the music style you will prefer to have on your project—the temp score. If you choose to do this and share with us an audio example of how you envision the sound for your video or how you would like the score to be, it would also help us determine the length, tempo or general feel of the score. Based on this information, or just your verbal suggestions, we can determine a better direction for the soundtrack and consider a spotting session where we’d detemine exactly where the music will stand against the picture.
Starting The Project
Once we have all the info, we can start working on the music, using Virtual Instruments (VST). This will give us the ability to change, modify the structure of the music to fit your moving image/video. We are using the best VST plug-ins on the market right now, in order to get the best sound. By visiting our Demo Tracks page you could get an idea of how the music will sound. After the start of the project you will receive the first version (mockup) of the score, to make sure we are on the same page with the desired musical direction. After we get your initial approval we will continue to work on the soundtrack. Once it’s done you will get the second version, to make sure again that it meets your expectations. At this point, minor changes and tweaks can be done, such as melody line, adding or deleting various extra parts, fitting the picture lock or adjusting to unexpected cuts from the picture, muting instruments or percussion changes. Once this is done we can proceed to the final step.
Finalizing The Project
Once the final mockup version is done and approved we have different options for recording live instruments. Based on the initial information we will determine how many live instruments we can add to the soundtrack to give it the expected ‘live’, organic recording quality. Based on the budget we can add from one live instrument to a full orchestral layout (a 60 or an 80-piece ensemble for example). Small budgets are welcome, but keep in mind that you may not have any live instruments in the final mix. Eventually, you will receive a couple of stems / files, ready to be sent to a studio of your choice for final mixing and mastering. You will also get a part for each instrument, in case you wanna record live down the road.
Mixing And Mastering
Our studio offers the option of mixing and/or mastering your soundtrack. We only have this option for clients who are using our full service package. Prices might vary, based on specific requests. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or directly by completing the form below.
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Q: Do You Have Any Student Discounts?
A: Yes, we do. We are trying as much as possible to help students with their projects.
Q: As A Student How Do I Get The Discount?
A: You will have to contact us and provide a valid student ID with your school / college information.
Q: What Is The Lowest Budget You Can Work With?
A: There is no definitive answer, you will have to contact us to get a quote. Prices are based on each project’s specific details and the time required to do the work.
Q: You Mentioned Detailed. What Do You Mean?
A: A soundtrack can have or use 10 instruments (usually this will be a minimal score) or 200 or more of them… like a full, orchestral score.
Q: Are The Minimal Score Prices The Same?
A: Obviously not—the prices will vary based on the number of live instruments or other factors.
Q: Is This The Same For Full Orchestral Scores?
A: Yes, it is.
Q: How Can I Contact Arpegiah?
A: You can contact us directly by using the contact form at the bottom of this page or sending an email at email@example.com.