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Record Producer
Jeff McCullough / Tree Hill Media
   "You took the music from my
  dream and made
it
          into a reality"...
                         - Andreas, Seattle CA
  Engineering, Arranging, Producing, Mastering, Dream Making

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. What kind of music do you produce?
2. How much does it cost?
3. What do I get?
4. Do you use "live" instruments or program everything?
5. How long have you been doing this?
6. What if I just play or sing but don't write music?
7. How long does it take to make a 10 song CD?
8. How do I get my song on the radio? 
9. How do I get my song on Itunes?
10. Clients say "I record at home, can you use my tracks and make them better?"

1) What kind of music do you produce?
All kinds. I have produced music in over 100 styles, from rock, pop, Hip Hop, RnB, Jazz, Smooth Jazz, World Music, Reggae, Industrial, Rap, Punk, Heavy Metal, Contemporary Christian, Sacred Chant, Classical, Opera, New Age, etc. Check out our Audio Demos page for examples.
2) How much does it cost?
All project receive a custom quote. I prefer to create a flat fee for each project so clients know upfront what it will cost with no surprises. Low hourly rate can be deceiving. My experience has shown that setting a flat fee helps everyone relax and focus on the music and not the clock.
3)

What do I get?
My standard package includes a mixed and mastered audio CD ready or manufacturing.
My deluxe packages include CD manufacturing.
All clients receive backups of all mix data and audio files to client supplied hard drive or DVD.

Clients may request tracks (mix minus lead vocal) at no charge (great for solo artists).
Clients may request Multi track stems at a small additional fee which is charged hourly ( these can be used to create custom tracks for adding production elements to a band that follows a click).

4)

D o you use "live" instruments or program everything?
Every project is different. I play many instruments and many of my productions utilize me programming everything from the keyboard. Often I will hire session players to augment my tracks. Most often these include Guitar, strings, horns and background singers. My pool of session players includes award winning artists with years of experience playing on major label releases.

There are 2 levels of session players

  • Level 1 Professional session player - has pro gear and many credits but not a big name (costs vary from $100-$150 per song)
  • Level 2 Big name session player - Has a recognizable name that may help get your project listened to by radio and industry veterans. (costs vary from $500 per song - skies the limit)
5) How long have you been doing this?
I started making music for hire in 1988. I have over 300 CDs to my credit.
6) What if I just play or sing but don't write music?
I can help you write your own music or provide you with songs from an extensive library of songs from writers around the country. We can ever custom write a song from you specifications or subject.
7)

How long does it take to make a 10 song CD?

  • I like to produce 1 CD at a time and work full time M-F 10-6pm.
  • Once songs are selected, Recording mixing and mastering can generally be completed in 2-4 weeks.
  • If songs need to be written. the time line can vary.
8) How do I get my song on the radio?
I have relationships with top radio promoters in many styles and will be happy to forward songs I have produced to my contacts at no charge. You can send your CDs to radio stations but in my experience this does not yield a good response. your CDs are likely to be thrown away without being heard. By using a professional radio promoter you are guaranteed to at least get heard. If you music is good then it will have a chance to get played.
9) How do I get my song on Itunes?
You must use a distributer. I recommend Tunecore.com and CDbaby.com. They are both good option but they have different benefits check them out or send an email and ask us for advice.
10) Clients say "I recorded at home, can you use my tracks and make them better?"
Sure, just export audio files from your program to .wav or .aiff files and we will import them into our Pro Tools system. We can accept files in all major formats (.wav .aiff .sdII) in sample rates from 44.100 to 192.000 and bit depths of 16 or 24.

Please see instruction on the website for file preparation and delivery.