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Online recording and video services

  • Are you struggling to produce quality recordings on your own?

  • Would you like production support with your home recordings?

With our online recording and video services you can work at home and get all the professional support you need to produce quality results for your audience and promotions

Online Recording Session

Perform at home, work remotely with our engineers. Record up to 15 minutes of music which we'll then edit and master.

Online Video Session

Add single or multi camera angle video to your previously recorded audio tracks. We'll help get you set up and then edit the video.

About our production team

BMP is one of the UK's leading classical music recording companies. We've been providing sound and video recording services to musicians for over thirty years.

Ken Blair and Will Anderson, together with Oliver Bowring from our video partner, Musicarta Media, are graduates of the world-famous Tonmeister programme at the University of Surrey and, as well as being skilled audio and video engineers, are also trained musicians.

ONLINE RECORDING SESSION

 

Produce up to 15 minutes of music for promotion or streaming

£595 (inc VAT)

Online meeting to talk about your project, your recording space and recording equipment

Online set up session with our engineer to optimise the position of your recording device for the best sound

Talking you through how to go about making your recording and uploading files to us

Our editor reviews your takes and produces the first edit

 

Edit sent to you to listen to and comment

 

Final edit and mastering

 

Master audio file sent to you

VIDEO OPTION 1

 

ADD single camera video to your pre-recorded audio

£180 (inc VAT)

Add video content either to an audio master you've made with us or a recording you've already made

 

Our engineer will prepare the audio replay file for you to play to for the video

Online meeting to talk about your video equipment and playing space

Online set up session with our engineer to optimise your camera position and settings

Talking you through how to go about recording your video and uploading files to us

Our engineer will synchronise your video with your soundtrack and add captions and credits

Master video file sent to you

VIDEO OPTION 2

 

ADD three camera video to your pre-recorded audio

£390 (inc VAT)

Add video content either to an audio master you've made with us or a recording you've already made

 

Our engineer will prepare the audio replay file for you to play to for the video

Online meeting to talk about your video equipment and playing space

Three short online set up sessions with our engineer to optimise your camera position and settings for each camera angle

Talking you through how to go about recording your video and uploading files to us

Our engineer will synchronise your video with your soundtrack, edit the video, and add captions and credits

Master video file sent to you

 

Your Questions Answered

1

What equipment do I need?

We don’t all have studio quality microphones and cameras at home but that doesn’t mean you can’t make an excellent quality recording. Most modern phones or tablets can be fine for recording video. On the other hand the sound from a phone or tablet isn’t really up to the standard needed to make a decent quality sound recording. However, there are lots of possible solutions for reasonably priced and flexible high quality home recording. You’ll need to be able to record in stereo.  One option would be to use a small portable digital recorder. Tascam's DR-05X or their DR-40X are low cost all-in-one solutions which we’ve found work very well. You'll find similar models by companies like Zoom and Roland. Other options include a pair of decent quality studio microphones connected to your computer via an appropriate interface. For microphones and cameras it will be important to have a sturdy stand or tripod of sufficient height to mount them on. Our engineers would be happy to discuss equipment with you and make recommendations.  

2

Will you be with me online while I record?

We will be online at the start of your recording to get everything set up and sounding and (for video) looking good. We would then leave you to it so you can record in peace, doing as many takes as you feel necessary. If you’ve selected our multi camera video package, we will stay in touch with you and be ready to come back online with you to set up the next camera angle when that’s required.  

3

How long will it take?

Less than 6 weeks from the recording date. After we’ve had our initial discussion with you we'll set the date you would like to record. Once everything is recorded we would produce the first edit for you within the following two weeks, after which you can have up to a couple of weeks to listen to the edit and send any comments you’d like us to address at the final edit stage. Once you’ve sent us your comments, all that’s left is for us to complete the final edit, mix and master and send you the finished files which would normally be completed within a further two weeks. That means the longest a project could take would be 6 weeks and usually less than that.  

4

Can I record with other musicians?

Yes! This package is suitable for ensembles of up to four musicians, though this may be limited by the physical space you have available and the equipment you have. We will cover this in your pre-production online meeting.

5

How does it work with payment?

Once we've had the online pre-production meeting and you've decided to book a recording date, we will ask for an online payment in full just in advance of the recording date.  

6

Do I need to do anything about copyright?

Generally there are three main rights attached to a recording: that of the performance within the recording, the actual sound recording itself and finally, that of the composer whose music is being performed. You would own the rights to the performance and, once the payment for the recording has been made to us, you will own the rights in the sound recording. The composition copyright situation depends on what music you are playing and how you intend to use the recording. If you are recording music by a living composer or one who died less than 75 years ago and intend to distribute and/or sell the recording in a physical or digital format then you must give copyright your attention to ensure that you have the relevant permissions and have dealt with any royalties due. We aren’t copyright experts but we would suggest looking at this article from the ISM [https://www.ism.org/advice/copyright-online-musician] and these articles from the PRS [https://www.prsformusic.com/licences/using-music-online] and [https://www.prsformusic.com/licences/releasing-music-products] to see what you would need to do. If you intend to perform only your own compositions (which you automatically own the rights to unless you've signed them over to a publisher) then you’ve got the full set and don’t need to worry about copyright at all.

BMP The Sound Recording Company Ltd

Workspace 09

Think Tank

Ruston Way

Lincoln

LN6 7FL

Tel 01522 837266

info@bmp-recording.co.uk

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