MSM Recording Arts offers private audio and HD video recording sessions in its digital multi-track facility plus many of the concert halls at MSM.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Private recording sessions at MSM are no longer restricted to current students, faculty, and staff only. Vaccinated alumni and members of the outside community at large may book recording sessions at MSM pending availability. All recording sessions will be required to follow the same health and masking policies and practices that are in place for the MSM community at the time of the session.
To Book a Session:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with details about your project (i.e., when you would like to record, instrumentation, how much time you need, etc.). The Recording Services Manager with let you know the current availability for dates and venues. Once we’ve scheduled a date, you must complete the online Recording Session Request Form to confirm your session.
The studio recommends that you book recording sessions 2-4 weeks in advance of the desired session date. Private recording sessions are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to venue and studio personnel availability.
During peak performance times throughout the school year, recording session times may not be available due to other concert and recital recording requirements. Myers Recording Studio supports concert and recital recordings at MSM as a first priority, and private recording sessions are made available around these events whenever possible.
Standard stereo recording sessions include all takes from the session delivered in WAV audio file format via digital download. This uses the live-mix that the engineer does during the session. Further mixing is not possible once the session is complete.
Multi-track recording sessions include all takes from the session plus all multi-track audio files of each recorded microphone track in WAV audio file format delivered via digital download. Further audio mixing is possible once the session is complete.
HD Video + Audio recording sessions include 1080p HD video files (.mp4) and audio files (.wav) of all complete takes from the session delivered via digital download.
*Please note that the original source video files will only be kept by Myers Recording Studio for 30 days after delivery of the recordings via digital download. Clients must download, review, and retain all video recordings within 30 days. Further edits, changes, or fixes will not be possible once the source files are deleted after 30 days.
All recording sessions at MSM are engineered and recorded by Myers Recording Studio engineers only.
We generally recommend booking four times the amount of musical material you need to record to have time for multiple takes. For example, if you have 30 minutes of total music to record, book at least 2 hours.
MSM performance hall pianos are maintained with the highest technical standards and are tuned on a daily basis by the Piano Technical Services Department. If you require a tuning immediately prior to a recording session, an additional fee will be determined by MSM’s Piano Technical Services Department.
Full payment for private sessions is due after the session by credit or debit card only. You will receive a link to pay for the recording time used during the session online via PayPal.
If you must cancel your confirmed private recording session, notify the recording studio at email@example.com. Cancellations made less than 2 business days before the session time are subject to a cancellation fee of $50. You will be charged the full recording fee if you do not notify the recording studio of a cancellation and fail to show up for the session.
Yes! Myers Recording Studio offers HD video recording for sessions that take place in Greenfield Hall, Miller Recital Hall, Myers Recording Studio, and Mikowsky Recital Hall. For audio recording sessions in other halls, you are welcome to bring in your own camera to record video during the session, or hire an outside videographer.
No. Students are responsible for supplying their own amplifying equipment for recording sessions, recitals and other performances.
No. Myers Recording Studio does not lend or rent recording equipment under any circumstances.
Yes. Audio editing sessions with an audio engineer may be booked after your session takes place to splice together sections of various recorded takes to create a final version.
The release agreement states that in accordance with receiving permission to record with Myers Recording Studio, all individuals involved agree to abide by the contents of the agreement if the recording is used or distributed for anything other than personal purposes (e.g., promotional or commercial distribution). Anyone requesting a private recording session must read, sign and submit a recording release agreement.
For information regarding copyright law, please access the following Web sites:
Harry Fox Agency, Inc., was established in 1927 as a musical copyright information source and licensing agency for the music industry. HFA currently represents more than 27,000 music publishers and is the premier licensing resource for the mechanical use of music reproduced in all formats and media.
United States Copyright Office: Visit this site for information on the function and history of the Copyright Office, and details on the services they provide (including copyright registration). You can subscribe to the office’s free electronic newsletter from the site, or by sending an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the body of the message write: Subscribe USCopyright.
Additional sources for information on copyright include the National Music Publishers Association (www.nmpa.org), the Copyright Society of the USA (www.csusa.org) and the Stanford Copyright & Fair Use Center (http://fairuse.stanford.edu/)
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