As of November 2013 I have been giving musicians that have a show at the Green Note the opportunity to have their performance recorded both audibly and visually. I offer multi-track recording from the desk of up to 14 channels plus a stereo pair of microphones set up above the audience to really capture that 'live' sound. I can also video the show in 4k Ultra HD from cameras mounted on the walls around the venue. Importantly, the recording is discrete and set up so that it won't intrude or impact on the performance. Due to the set up time I will also be at the venue 45mins early (at 5.15pm), enabling a more relaxed load in time and soundcheck (doors are at 7pm).
Prices for this service are listed below and are due before the performance. This does not include the cost of doing live sound which is separate and arranged through the venue. Prices are based on the recording of two sets and around 90-100 minutes of stage time.
Basement Recording (£120)
Since 2006 I have been resident sound engineer at London's biggest small venue.
I immediately felt an affinity to the place and it's my favourite venue in London for it's intimacy, atmosphere, food and friendliness. I cut my teeth there and although I have engineered in all sizes of venues across the UK and beyond, the Green Note endures as my musical Mecca.
Audio recorded with a Cymatic Audio LR16 running from the direct outs of the venue's Allen & Heath Mix Wizard. Videos recorded via 3 Panasonic HC-VX1 camcorders at 4k Ultra High Definition and 25fps. 4 cam multi-cam shoots recorded with 3x Panasonic HC-VX1 in 4k + 1x Panasonic HC-V770 in 1080p at 50fps.
Getting you the files: (Multi-cam 4k recordings can easily exceed 100GB in data)
1. Online transfer: I can host the files for two weeks on Dropbox for you to download. This is the easiest way to transfer the files although with large projects it is likely to take a while and may be best to set downloading and leave overnight. I recommend downloading each video file seperately using the Chrome browser as this allows you to pick up downloads from where they might have stopped if they have timed out. Good internet speed essential!
2. 'Snail Mail': I can post you an SD card or thumbdrive containing your files which you send back after transferring the data. Either you provide me with the drive or I can supply one at cost or for a refundable deposit if returned within 10 days.
Examples of finished edited Green Note Videos (Below):
Top-left is an example of a performance by Dan Walsh and Suhail Yusuf Khan recorded via multi-track, filmed from a fixed position on the venue wall and mixed the day after the show (£50 service + editing). Top-right is a 2 camera Multi-Cam shoot for Ruth Theodore (£70 service + editing).
Bottom-left: 3 camera Multi-Cam shoot for Sarah Jarosz (£90 service + editing). Bottom-right: 4 camera shoot (£110 + editing).
Multitrack audio + 1 Camera (£50)
Multitrack audio + 2 Cameras (£70)
Multitrack audio + 3 Cameras (£90)
Multitrack audio + 4 Cameras (£110)
AUDIO ONLY: £25 +VAT
(multi track + ambient)
You receive audio stems (.wav files) from each channel of the desk plus a stereo recording of the ambient room microphones. These are the raw files for you to take away and mix into finished tracks.
AUDIO + VIDEO: £50 +VAT
(single camera only)
You receive the audio files as before as well as Ultra HD video files from a wall mounted camera opposite the stage. These are raw files for you to take away and mix/sync/edit into music videos.
AUDIO + MULTI-CAM: £20 PER EXTRA CAMERA (max 4) +VAT
Fixed cameras are available to film different angles. One (4k HD) opposite the stage, one (4k HD) at the stagefront lights, one (4k HD) at the back of the room and one (1080p HD) by the mixing desk.
BASEMENT GIGS: £120 +VAT
(4 cameras + Audio)
4 Cameras plus audio from the desk and an ambient pair of mics in the room. Due to the small venue size I will have to set the cameras rolling and vacate the room during performance.
VIDEO EDITING: 1st video of a single song £120, then £60 each. Making camera/audio changes to delivered videos charged at £25 per hour.
A Compilation video of 3 or more songs are charged at £60 per song.
I work the raw audio of a song into a mixed track and I then sync this file with the footage and edit it into a music video. The first completed song from a set costs £120, then it's £60 for each subsequent video.
All prices subject to VAT (20%)
Now Available: £60 discount for post production to create a music video from a Green Note show if you mix the audio yourself.