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Demo CD recording service (cheaper than a recording studio) for Surrey, Sussex, Kent, Hampshire, Essex, London, Berkshire but can cover other areas.

 

A much less stressful way of recording a demo onto tape or CD.

Save Time and money without compromising on quality

This page relates to demo CDs of about three or four songs with piano accompaniment. If you have a more ambitious project that I can help you with, email me and tell me what you have in mind. If you are interested in recording a number of musicians or you would like to make an album, I would recommend going to a commercial studio with a top quality piano (Steinway or the like) and a good recording engineer. What follows is an easy and inexpensive way of making a professional demo tape or CD for the purpose of finding work etc.

 

A recording studio can be a very frightening place especially if you are constantly aware of the time factor and how much it is costing you to make that demo cd. Imagine taking all this stress away and being able to take the time to get things right. Imagine the studio being brought to you in your own home. I bring all the recording equipment to you – so you don't even have the stress of traveling.

You will need a demo tape or a demo cd if you are looking for work

All singers need to make a demo tape or demo CD at some time or other. It is a job that has to be done however daunting it may seem. Without it you will have no chance of getting that recording contract or any other media work. The problem is that it usually entails a lot of expense. The cost of a studio, the services of a pianist, mastering and before you know it – a grand's gone. Then, it won't be too long before dissatisfaction creeps in and you'll feel the urge to make a new one. The whole process again – how unbearable!

A more personal service

There is a better chance of achieving your desired result if you are dealing with one person. When you are dealing with a team of people there is the chance that they will gang up and railroad you into something that they think you should have. A more personal service means a lot less intimidation and who knows you may even end up enjoying the experience. My main objective when I'm recording a singer is to get the very best from them and I try to make recording sessions fun and as relaxed as possible. Making a demo CD need not be a nightmare.


A Lot Cheaper way to make a cd

You are only hiring me – not a team of musicians, technicians, recording engineers etc. It has definitely got to work out a lot cheaper.

A Quality Piano

I use a Yamaha P80 digital piano to record the keyboard track , this makes it very easy to keep the piano track isolated from the vocal, in a sense this has the same effect as putting the singer in a vocal booth. A lot of singers would prefer to work with an acoustic piano, which is all very well, but for the fact that most studios only have a digital piano. If they do happen to have a 'real piano' it could easily be a bad one, and would stand out like a sore thumb on any demo CD you make.

You can here me play the piano on this site

If you click here (this is a high quality 10,997kb file) or here (this is a lower quality 6479kb file) you can download an mp3 of 'The Nearness Of You' recorded by me and my friend David Edwards, who is actually a Mercedes Benz salesman - but just loves to sing all the old standards. If you explore the site you will find quite a few mp3's of me: these are only to give you an idea of my pianistic ability – their quality is nowhere that of a CD. So please do not pass judgment about the recording quality after hearing them on your laptop. Either or phone me (see below) and I'll send you a free demo CD that you can play on a decent sound system. I am really a jazz pianist but I am quite flexible and can do songs from west end shows and even classical stuff.

In a nutshell I have this to offer

A cheaper and often a better quality alternative to a commercial studio. I can provide a piano accompaniment tailored to your needs and a professional demo tape or demo CD of you in the comfort of your own home. You can email me and and I'll answer any queries. Alternatively you can telephone me on 01342 835394 or 07939 024944.

 

 

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In order to cut down on spam: the above is not an email link. You will have to manually type it into your web-based email (Hotmail, Gmail etc.) or your email client (Outlook, Outlook Express etc.). The email address cannot be cut and pasted as text.

 

 

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The new site is at http://www.demo-cd.co.uk

 

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