Nando Costa Music
Brown Noise Studios - Los Angeles, CA
On this page you will find all information about the services we offer.
For custom quotes, hiring or questions, please fill out the form below. We will get back to you as soon as possible!
- Mixing Services
Submit Pro Tools session or separate audio files (in .WAV or .AIFF). If sending separate files, make sure all audios are consolidated and synchronized by the session timeline start. Make sure to upload the files in the SAME BIT DEPTH and SAMPLE RATE used in the recording or mixing session! About the organization, I suggest naming the tracks according to the content (avoid tracks with names like audio 1, audio 2, etc). As a suggestion, please send the artist name / track name and some comments on what you expect from the mix (mix ideas, effects, art direction, references, etc).
- Mastering Services
Submit the final mixes (in .WAV or .AIFF). Make sure you upload the files in the SAME BIT DEPTH and SAMPLE RATE used in the mix! If necessary, I will contact you to request a version of the mix with STEMS (groups). It is not always necessary stems to get to the final result, but if needed, I will ask for this option. As a suggestion, please send the artist name / track name and some comments on what you expect from the mastering (sound aesthetics, references, etc.).
About the technical aspects, just be aware of the peak levels (I recommend leaving a margin of 2 to 3 dB's below 0 dBFS)! There is no restriction or rule regarding the loudness (LUFS or RMS levels) of your mix. Any level between -20 and -13 LUFS will be OK for the service. Avoid only loudness levels well below these to reduce unnecessary noise floor in your mix! Any master bus processing CAN BE Maintained as long as you don't have a limiter being used as maximizer (with strong limitation) . If in doubt, just send it the way you finished it and if necessary I will ask for the adjustments.
- Music Consultancy / Production
Unless a specific format or type of file is requested, any available audio can be used for consulting and getting started in a music production work. If you have any questions, please contact us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Audio Editing (Instrumental or Voice)
Submit Pro Tools session or separate audio files (in .WAV or .AIFF). If sending separate files, make sure all audios are consolidated and synchronized by the session timeline start. Make sure to upload the files in the SAME BIT DEPTH and SAMPLE RATE used in the recording! About the organization, I suggest naming the tracks according to the content (avoid tracks with names like audio 1, audio 2, etc). In the case of voice editing, simply send the voice track (or tracks) and a bounce or instrumental mix.
Terms of Service
When hiring any of the music production or audio services, you agree to these terms of service:
After contacting and sending the material to the service, we will get back to you within 24 hours. You will receive the final quote for your project as well as payment methods and instructions. We will also give you a feedback with the approval of the material for the execution of the service. After payment confirmation, we will start the project. The execution time varies from project to project, but in general, it takes 2 business days for each mix and 1 business day for master (depending on the master, EP or album project, the delivery time is 2 business days).
When hiring mixing services (no master), the final delivered file will be a .WAV at the same bit depth and sample rate as the original session. For mastering services or mix + master combos, the final files will be: .WAV in the original resolution, .WAV in 16 bits / 44.1 kHz and MP3 in 320 kbps. For EP's or albums that require physical duplication, the final matrix in DDPi is also generated free of charge (please request upon hiring). For audio editing services (instrumental or voice), the final work will be delivered in Pro Tools session or separate files exported at the same bit depth and sample rate as the original session.
Every service includes recalls (or revisions) free of charge. A recall would be a change (or set of changes) in the mix or mastering that will generate a new final file (MIX PRINT 2, MIX PRINT 3, MASTER 2, MASTER 3 and so on). A good dialogue and description about the technical and aesthetic direction of the work, takes us, most of the time, to the final result in 2 or 3 recalls for mixing and mastering. However, if the number of revisions or adjustments is considered "abusive", an additional amount will be charged for the completion of the project in order to cover overtime.