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Founder Hamilton Altstatt

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Record Your Song...Online!

Singers/Songwriters...got a great song but no way to record it? Let us take your seed of an idea and grow it into a complete, broadcast quality production.

Any style, any genre, any instrumentation, whether the song is just an idea you've been kicking around in your head or a complete composition.

The entire process is quick, affordable, and easily accomplished online, so it doesn't matter if you are across the street or across the world. You email us your song in whatever form, from a basic lyric sheet to a simple home recording, and at the end of the process, we send you a link to download your high quality final mix in any digital format.

And for you rappers/hip hop artists, let us provide you with a custom beat stylized for your lyrics rather than forcing your rhymes into a cookie cutter premade track.

Regardless of whether you are a serious musician or just doing it for fun, don't let those musical gems sit around gathering dust when they could be bringing you fame, fortune, praise from your peers, or simply that incomparable sense of satisfaction from watching your creation come to life!

So...ummm...how's it work...?
  • Send us a quick email about your song(s), and we'll send you a cost estimate
  • If you agree, we'll prepare a rough outline of the song, usually just a simple piano or guitar with a vocal scratch track, and email it to you for review
  • Once you approve the basic arrangement, we'll start adding in instruments, both electronic and live instruments, and send you a rough mix
  • Once the final arrangement is approved, we'll produce a final instrumental mix for you to add your own vocals, or have one of our professional studio vocalists add lead and/or background vocals
  • Once the final mix is approved, we'll provide a high quality, uncompressed version of the track available for download, whereupon you sit back and bask in the warmth of your own creative juices
Right now my song is just an idea...what do I send you?
Doesn't matter what stage the song is, a few scratched lines on a napkin or a fairly well developed home recording, we can help you get it across the finish line. A simple recording (guitar, piano, vocals, whatever) that gives us the general idea of the song is best, but if your strength is in turning a phrase, we can come up with a melody, or set your melody to music. If you are only providing lyrics, a reference song in a similar style is very helpful.
But...how do I add my vocals...?
If you would like to sing on the track, we will send you an instrumental track which you can use to record your own vocals with a home setup or through a local studio. At that point, you may decide to mix it yourself, or send us the digital vocal tracks, and we'll ensure you get a radio quality final mix.
Well, truth is I'm not much of a singer...
No problem, we've got you covered. We can provide a professional studio vocalist in any style, or add backing vocals to your lead track.
Alright chief, so how much is this going to cost me?
Projects are quoted on a case by case basis, and the price varies depending on many factors such as how "record ready" is the song, the number of desired instruments, the number of live musicians required, whether we are providing a vocalist, etc. But bottom line, a simple arrangement can cost as little as ~$350. And we also offer volume discounts, so the more you record with us, the more you save. Regardless of the total, a $150 downpayment is required to initiate the process.
No offense, but what if I don't like the results?
Included in the cost estimate is unlimited revisions of the initial scratch track, 3 revisions each of any final electronic instrument tracks, and 1 revision each of any live instrument. If at any point along the process you have a change of heart, you can pull out of the agreement and are only financially responsible for tracks you approved.
What about quality?
We encourage you to visit our demos page to hear some of our work. Owner/operator Hamilton Altstatt is a 20 year industry veteran, BMI/ASCAP registered composer, Certified Pro Tools HD Expert and Professor of Audio Technology at Clemson Univerisity. He has music placements on such shows as Jay Leno Show, NFL Football, Desperate Housewives, CSI, 90210, WWE, Cops, America's Most Wanted, Minute to Win It, 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, Teen Idol and more. You can check out his full bio here.
Do you use live musicians?
It depends on the song; we usually end up using 2-3 live musicians on a typical track, but often certain styles, such as electronica or hip hop don't require any. Our electronic instrumentation is state of the art, but when live instruments are required, we have a large talent pool available. However, additional live players can add to the overall cost of the project. We are also digitally linked to our partner studio, Music by the Metric Ton in the Los Angeles area, which allows us access to some of the top LA studio cats for those clients with discriminating tastes.
Sounds cool...so what next?
Click the Let's Get Started button below to find out how to get started or just make general inquiries. Click the "Pay Now" button to make the initial $150 down payment to initiate the process.