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Waltz Mastering:
Recently it seems a good number of clients ask for a set of mp3's... made and sent here or there, after the projects been "completed" and the bill's been settled.

Sometimes it boils down to an extra half hour of work..just wonder if ppl are doing this kind of stuff gratis or extra charge... or how you deal with it? Thx.

Allen Corneau:
Waltz Mastering wrote on Thu, 03 March 2011 13:33
Recently it seems a good number of clients ask for a set of mp3's... made and sent here or there, after the projects been "completed" and the bill's been settled.

Sometimes it boils down to an extra half hour of work..just wonder if ppl are doing this kind of stuff gratis or extra charge... or how you deal with it? Thx.



I've been going back and forth on this type of thing for a while.

I've contemplated making an "order form" of sorts so the clients can see the options for final parts, something like...

- Audio CD Replication Pre-master
- DDP image (on disc)
- DDP image (uploaded)
- 16-bit/44.1kHz WAV files
- 24-bit wav files
- MP3's; select from 320, 256, 192, or 128mbps (check all that apply)

This way I can pre-calculate (and pre-charge) for what the client will need before the final bill has been wrapped up.

I'll be curious to hear what other folks do about this kind of thing.

aleatoric:
I don't charge for creating mp3's.  It takes me all of 5 minutes.  Load the masters into Max, in there I have the LAME mp3 codec already setup with the settings I like, click convert, upload and done.  I guess if I had to make a data disc and ship it I might charge something minimal like $5-$10 just to cover shipping and the cost of the blank, case and printer ink.  

TotalSonic:
To date I haven't been charging for additional compressed formats being requested - but I have been contemplating adding a minimal charge to cover the additional time needed for rendering and tagging (which is where things tend to take more time).  Still undecided on this.  I am planning an overall rate increase soon though - so need to figure out how much I want to add small increases per a la carte items versus more of global increases to cover the little bit of time consuming stuff (that adds up over several projects due that week )that might come.

Best regards,
Steve Berson

Ben F:
In Sequoia export > audio as mp3, will export the entire project from track marker to track marker, as any mp3 encoding rate chosen with the ID3 tag as the CD text. Takes 5 minutes.

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