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Looking for a demo studio I can afford

Posted By: Everett Adams

Looking for a demo studio I can afford - 02/24/20 11:30 AM

I have many songs to demo, mostly gospel, and I need a demo studio that I can afford. I just lost my demo man who is moving onto other things. I was very happy with his work and I loved his price. I've been checking the net and demo prices have gone out of my price range, especially when I have to pay in US dollars, it cost almost 40% more to convert my Canadian dollars to US dollars.
Posted By: Gavin Sinclair

Re: Looking for a demo studio I can afford - 02/24/20 01:31 PM

What is your budget, Everett? What are you looking for - piano and vocals, guitar and vocals, full band?
Posted By: Fdemetrio

Re: Looking for a demo studio I can afford - 02/24/20 04:49 PM

Originally Posted by Everett Adams
I have many songs to demo, mostly gospel, and I need a demo studio that I can afford. I just lost my demo man who is moving onto other things. I was very happy with his work and I loved his price. I've been checking the net and demo prices have gone out of my price range, especially when I have to pay in US dollars, it cost almost 40% more to convert my Canadian dollars to US dollars.


Move to the U.S.

Seriously, how bout Mike Zaneski?
Posted By: Rich Murray

Re: Looking for a demo studio I can afford - 02/25/20 03:54 PM

One great way to get a free demo is....... College recording arts programs..... They are always seeking folks to record. Especially just guitar / vocal or piano / vocal. I've done it several times. Even with full bands. They always have top of the line gear. It's really up to you how good it turns out. I hope I didn't just give away a prized secret, but I've been in your shoes, and I've had luck through the years doing this. Check it out y'all.
Respectfully Rich Murray
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Uhri5QTjTA&list=OLAK5uy_m2IBrR2m_PlsdafjonfORrgdHxK6Bk6QQ
School Days in now available for download on most music download vending sites.
Posted By: Gavin Sinclair

Re: Looking for a demo studio I can afford - 02/25/20 06:04 PM

That's a great idea, Rich. I expect that there might be a chance to do the same kind of thing with videos. I enjoyed the song you linked to.
Posted By: Everett Adams

Re: Looking for a demo studio I can afford - 02/25/20 07:46 PM

The type of demo I'm looking for is me sending lyrics and a rough vocal of the song so they know how it is suppose to go and they send me a good version of it. I am not a good musician or singer so I need help doing this. I am not rich and never expect to be, living on pensions. I have spent in a year any where between two to five thousand on a number of demos. The price for demos seem to be escalating faster then the cost of living. I will likely spend about the same but I will be getting less songs done, which is not good because I seem to be writing more and more songs than before.
Posted By: Fdemetrio

Re: Looking for a demo studio I can afford - 02/25/20 08:12 PM

Originally Posted by Everett Adams
The type of demo I'm looking for is me sending lyrics and a rough vocal of the song so they know how it is suppose to go and they send me a good version of it. I am not a good musician or singer so I need help doing this. I am not rich and never expect to be, living on pensions. I have spent in a year any where between two to five thousand on a number of demos. The price for demos seem to be escalating faster then the cost of living. I will likely spend about the same but I will be getting less songs done, which is not good because I seem to be writing more and more songs than before.


You seemed to skip over my suggestion. Mike has been doing that for most non performing songwriters for a long time.

Some times I feel like Im wasting my time here, nobody seems to give a chit.
Posted By: JaneK

Re: Looking for a demo studio I can afford - 02/25/20 09:00 PM

I far as I know Mike Zaneski is no longer doing demos - You have to be careful if you solicit someone online to produce your music - you may not get what you pay for and if they are reasonable they may want the money upfront before they even start.
Posted By: Fdemetrio

Re: Looking for a demo studio I can afford - 02/25/20 09:08 PM

Originally Posted by JaneK
I far as I know Mike Zaneski is no longer doing demos - You have to be careful if you solicit someone online to produce your music - you may not get what you pay for and if they are reasonable they may want the money upfront before they even start.


Did we lose another member? I was wondering I hadnt seen him around here. It may not be worth the time it takes to do the demos he was doing. He did good work for the rates he was charging. I guess all things come to pass.

anyway, I find most thing I say nowadays are getting blown off. Guess its time to work on my album, c ya guys!
Posted By: Everett Adams

Re: Looking for a demo studio I can afford - 02/26/20 12:16 PM

No FD I didn't ignore you, just forgot to mention that I had used Mike service for several years and I was happy with his work, but I knew he was moving to a new location and a new kind of work, therefore he would not be available for demo work. This is why I need a new demo studio. I wish Michael all the success he deserves in his new adventure.
Posted By: Fdemetrio

Re: Looking for a demo studio I can afford - 02/26/20 04:16 PM

Originally Posted by Everett Adams
No FD I didn't ignore you, just forgot to mention that I had used Mike service for several years and I was happy with his work, but I knew he was moving to a new location and a new kind of work, therefore he would not be available for demo work. This is why I need a new demo studio. I wish Michael all the success he deserves in his new adventure.


Ok. Well that cant be good for site numbers. The people who use a service to do demos become relavent when they have a song to post.

Where did Mike go? new job?
Posted By: Everett Adams

Re: Looking for a demo studio I can afford - 02/27/20 11:52 AM

He moved to another State and is going to continue in music but not demo work. He's starting or expanding his career which will not give him time to do demo work. Wish you well Michael.
Posted By: Fdemetrio

Re: Looking for a demo studio I can afford - 02/27/20 02:20 PM

Originally Posted by Everett Adams
He moved to another State and is going to continue in music but not demo work. He's starting or expanding his career which will not give him time to do demo work. Wish you well Michael.


Good luck Mike! As I said somebody with BIAB experience could help out while making some extra cash.
Posted By: Vicarn

Re: Looking for a demo studio I can afford - 02/27/20 08:49 PM

I have done demos but I'm not good at it as I most always want to change it in some way to suit my style.
There are some folks that can do a straight copy, melody and lyric but I can't do that.
I don't think there's an easy way out of the problem unless you have plenty of spare cash.

Vic
Posted By: John Lawrence Schick

Re: Looking for a demo studio I can afford - 02/28/20 11:14 PM

I hope Mike finds his way back home again. He will be missed.

John smile
Posted By: Darius Babylon

Re: Looking for a demo studio I can afford - 03/03/20 12:22 PM

I'm not a professional musician, but if you like what you hear on these, message me and I may be able to do demos for you. I played all the instruments here, sometimes with live drums, sometimes with drum machines :

https://open.spotify.com/album/5AgxPZyxVlVWJhooJVIE3t

https://open.spotify.com/album/75xxr9bOsMf4hFxANVJfz7

https://www.facebook.com/bratcavedorkestra/
Posted By: Everett Adams

Re: Looking for a demo studio I can afford - 03/03/20 01:36 PM

Sent you a private message.
Posted By: beechnut79

Re: Looking for a demo studio I can afford - 03/03/20 03:30 PM

You might want to try Country Song Demos if that is your style. It is run by a man named Joe Sins and I was very pleased with the job he did on my piece "Take the Pictures Down", which can be found on the MP3 thread. Encourage you to give it a lesson. Before that I had 17 demos done with Paramount, but they went out of business so had to find a new provider. Keeping my options open but was very pleased with the job done on this one.
Posted By: Marc Barnette

Re: Looking for a demo studio I can afford - 03/03/20 04:10 PM

Are you sure Paramount went out of business or just changed their name? Theyve done that quite a bit over the years. Quite the interesting company. Lots of stories with that one.

There are a lot of studios here and many many private people with home studios. Not hard to find someone if you want. If you go to a site called "MUSIC STARTS HERE" there is usually some listings there for them. I'll put my own friend in, Jay Verne, of Jay's Place recordings. I've worked with Jay for over 20 years and have done hundreds if not thousands of songs of all levels. Jay is a great guy and is very good on out of town songs. www.jaysplace.com or jaysplacerecording@comcast.net.

Mostly music is like the old REO speedwagon song, "Heard it from a friend who, heard it from a friend who..." It's mostly word of mouth. Everyone uses studios at one time or another, although there are more and more band in a box or hommade studios out there in all nooks and crannies of the world. All depends on what you are looking for and your budget.

Good luck.
MAB
Posted By: Everett Adams

Re: Looking for a demo studio I can afford - 03/04/20 12:29 PM

Thank you both. Marc I tried both links for Jay but could not find him.
Posted By: Vicarn

Re: Looking for a demo studio I can afford - 03/04/20 01:53 PM

He's here Everett.
https://www.alignable.com/nashville-tn/jays-place-recording
Posted By: Everett Adams

Re: Looking for a demo studio I can afford - 03/05/20 12:07 PM

Thanks Vic.
Posted By: Marc Barnette

Re: Looking for a demo studio I can afford - 03/05/20 02:10 PM

Sorry Everette. I'll check and make sure I have the right links, although they did work for me. But we just had a pretty huge tornado here and one of the churches Jay plays at (he is the only white keyboard player and music director in two black churches here in town) was hit pretty hard. So he is involved in a lot of other things right now. Check out other people's suggestions, and if you are still interested, contact me privately and I'll get you two together. Will be a little while though.

MAB
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