Well, essentially, I wrote a soundtrack for a indie adventure game project that I developed using computer-based instrument tracks (which were later adapted for the final game into almost-real digital recordings with help of an additional composer).
However, I am now looking to remaster a select number of the tracks for the original games' tenth anniversary, replacing my original mono computer-sounding instruments with live recordings using real instruments! And we are looking for many instruments! Flute, strings, brass, you name it!
The process is essentially, you will be provided with an audio file with an isolated MIDI instrument track containing a particular melody, and your job would be to recreate that track using your own instruments (and bringing a little more flavour than computer audio is able to provide) matching the tempo of the original MIDI track.
Tracks will more often than not be small selections of sections of a track rather than a complete song. Once your musical elements have been provided to ourselves, they will be compiled and edited together into a complete sounding track. No audio editing will be required on your front, just raw instrument tracks sent remotely will do!
The project will be paid on a "per minute of raw music provided" basis. Once your job has been completed, we will total the number of minutes of music provided and pay based on this. Please let us know in your application what you would be happy to receive, costwise, per minute of raw music.
The music will be made available on a "Remastered Soundtrack Album", which will be available for sale online (specific websites and price currently unconfirmed) with select sections being used for the album's promotional material. Please let us know how (or if) you would like to be credited on the album.
All we will need from yourselves is:
- Your own instruments and musical talent.
- The ability to match and re-record a pre-existing instrument track based on either hearing or sheet music if required.
- Your own audio recording equipment (doesn't need to be anything too fancy, just good quality!)
- The ability to work remotely in a quiet location.
- An audio sample, included in your application, of yourself playing a "showcase" song with the instruments that you own and can play, recorded on your audio device in the environment that you would be recording in.
We will also, of course, be happy to provide you with a free digital download of the completed album once work has been completed.
If there are any questions, please don't hesitate to enquire! Thank you very much!
Paid - The project will be paid on a "per minute" basis (rounded upwards), based on how many minutes of raw music you provide and send down! Please detail what you would be happy to work for on this basis.
Apply Here! (please detail instruments you play!)
Anyone, aged 18 and over
Applications closed 12 August 2020.