RATES AND TYPES OF LIVE RECORDING
RECORDING TO DAT (DIGITAL AUDIO TAPE): Generally, this can be done as above, however, DAT tape is correspondingly more expensive. Sessions can be set up where the specific goal is to record to DAT. For these sessions the rate is $35.00 per hour with a six hour minimum. As with cassette, no remix is possible, and editing is limited. Tape cost is around $12.00 for a 60 minute tape.
ON LOCATION MULTI-TRACK DIGITAL RECORDING: Bring the Studio to your location! A full 16 track digital recording set up is brought to wherever you desire. Each track (vocal, guitar, etc.) Is recorded on it's own individual track(s). This allows remix, addition of effects and re-equalization of the tracks, and provides the best basis for a "live" CD. The CD "A Celtic Festival 1996 Live At Oatlands" was recorded this way. It has been very well received, getting airplay in five countries and a 1997 WAMMIE nomination for "Best Celtic Album." Rates for on location, multi track recording start at $50.00 per hour. (Plus tape) AMPEX ADAT 42 minute tapes (formatted) are $15.00 each. One is required per eight tracks recorded. An average session would be about 8 hours including set up and sound check.