22nd August 2009
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Originally Posted by talontsiawd
All of you are helping me tremidously. I want to do one for free for both my sake and theirs. I don't want to get too deep before I know I can make it to my standards, much less make the client happy.
The other aspect is the fact I haven't mixed other's music, I know the work flow will not be the same, much less the techniques.
The only reason I was thinking of hourly is that I can really figure out a price that makes sence to me easily. A per song rate may be better, especially in my situation. I would not charge for mistakes, I am already an indepedant contractor for my day job and don't charge for things that add time to a project that are my fault, or out of the companies control (computer issues, etc). But, I really don't know what I am getting into. What is basically and equivilant rate? I know for myself, it takes me less than an hour to mix sometimes, some songs I have to keep going back.
Thanks for advice so far, I am thinking it just may not be best for me to try to dabble in this, I have some time to think about it. I wouldn't offer my services at this point in my life, they were asked and it could be a great idea, it could be terrible. I think doing a free song is what I need to do so I don't feel a huge obligation if it isn't working and the client will know what they are getting into before they fork over cash.