With over 30 years experience in many facets
of the music industry, producer, Lynn Monk will ensure that your audio
project is completed on time and to the highest standard possible within
Depending on the budget you have available
for your project, there are 3 forms of licensing available to you. The
amount of copyright control you have, depends on how much you can afford
to pay. For example, we can produce the same length, standard and quality
of music for your project, but you could pay 3 different prices...
- This is the most expensive. The music is charged per second of unique
music per track. E.G. If a song has three verses and a repeated chorus,
you are charged once for the verse melody and once for the chorus melody,
as they are repeated. However, if there are lyrics, they will be different
for each verse, so you will be charged once for the chorus lyrics, but
3 times for the verse lyrics. The same rules apply for each instrument
track that makes up the arrangement. You are only charged once for each
part, but certain sections may be repeated or "looped" throughout
the song. The charge is £2 per unique second. This may not seem
a lot, but if you had a 3 minute piece of music and the arrangement
was 16 tracks and every second of every track was unique, it would cost
£5760. Obviously, it would be an extremely rare case if there
was nothing repeated in a song! - The advantage is that this music is
specially created to be unique to you and you would own full copyright
to it. Your fee will pay all the composers, arrangers, and musicians
to assign full rights to their compositions and performances for perpetuity
- This assigns the copyright in the sound recording to you, but all
arrangers and composers retain their copyrights. This would be akin
to our "Work for Hire" contract. You pay for the studio time
and all hours worked by all studio personnel and musicians. Our current
rates are £20 per hour for the studio and producer, plus any required
session musician fees. The average 3-minute song to radio-ready standard
would take about 40 hours and would therefore cost around £800
in studio time.
- This is the cheapest because all copyrights remain with the composers
and arrangers. Also, Wobbly Music retains the copyright to the sound
recording. The music is Licensed to you for personal use, plus the specific
use you commissioned it for. Commissions for licensing start at around
£180. Further uses can be purchased from our new record store
where the recording will be available for download and licensing.
All performance royalties will be collected by PPL. If you find any
music in our store that is already the kind of thing that you are looking
for, you can license it for various uses directly from our store. This
is much cheaper than commissioning a new piece of music.
Below, you can find further details of the
kinds of projects we could produce for you.
If you'd like further details or a free
quotation for a corporate project, please email
Jingles, Voice-overs, Radio shows, Corporate Video Soundtracks.
We will consider any
kind of project and produce something that will match your budget and
can guarantee good value for your money. We have voice over artists
and actors who can take care of your adverts, radio shows and corporate
video soundtracks. We also have musicians and vocalists who can take
care of jingles for radio or mobile discos or compose and record soundtracks
for low budget films and videos.
Sometimes projects don't require music
in "Song format", but need music composed to a specific length
or looped into a long track. Copyright-free music is intended for people
who want no limitations to the number of times they wish to use, perform,
broadcast, or copy the music either for free; as in media presentations
or education; or for reward, such as in advertising or video.
Copyright-free music is written to a specific
length rather than as a song and is charged per second. It is generally
supplied as an audio file on CD.
As explained on the previous page, depending
on your budget, we can either write a varying piece of music to the
length you require, or write a few short passages and loop them to
your required length. Only the lengths of each unique section of music
are taken into consideration for pricing. Copied & looped sections
are not charged for.
Applications for this kind of project
are usually video soundtracks, but perhaps you haven't considered
one of these...
Perhaps you run a dance or aerobics
class or dance studio. Isn't it a pain when you have to keep stopping
to select a track for a specific tempo, and then have to keep
restarting the song every 3 or 4 minutes? We can compose a piece
of music with a strong beat to the precise tempo you require and
loop it to fill a whole CD. You can run an hour-long class without
having to stop and re-start the music. We can even incorporate
specific "timing cues" to help you plan the length of
your choreographed pieces. Ideal for learning or practising long,
complicated dance steps. You'll never have to stop mid-flow to
re-start the song! Once you have all the steps learnt, you can
then replace it with your selected song.
Most telephone switchboards are supplied
with only one licenced piece of music. We can supply you with
specially composed pieces of music that will give your customers
a variety of sounds to listen to whilst they are waiting to speak
to you. We can also incorporate voice-overs to tell your customers
of your latest products whilst they are waiting!
- Ringtones - Anyone can download the
latest hit song or use a melody that came supplied with the phone,
but if you want to be REALLY different, we can compose short melodies
and convert them to ringtones that will be truly unique to you.
For the ultimate ego trip, why not have us make ringtones out of
melodies YOU composed yourself!
Effects & Foley.
You can never have too many sound effects!
Most people don't think of sound effects being used in music tracks,
but the are a surprisingly large number of recordings that use a few
sound effects to help illustrate the music. Even in our relatively small
reportoire, we've used the sound of a train, a slamming door, glass
breaking, an old radio, and a scratched vinyl record, to name but a
We get some of our sound effects from licensed sources and some from
copyright-free sources, but mostly in order to get just the right effect
for the song, we have a tendency to make them ourselves. We would welcome
any Foley artists, or location recordists, to join our collaboration
database. You can do this by visiting our Online Studios and registering as a Collaborator member.
- Mood Music.
This is most often used in parts of film soundtracks or video games
to help set the mood or emotion of a scene. Likewise, complete compositions
and CDs can be made to encourage certain moods within the listener.
Most of these CDs are used in relaxation or meditation.
We prefer to take projects
that involve scene setting for games or films. For low budget projects,
these can be made just as effectively with a simple MIDI track, as with
real instruments and voices. Here are a few MIDI examples that we wrote
for a freeware computer game.
- Mixing and Mastering.
Whilst we don't compete with the large budget top end studios, all our
projects (even demos) are mixed and mastered to ensure they have a sound
that is "radio ready" and comparable to most major recordings
We use Pro Audio
digital hardware devices and professional software, designed for discerning
project studios. This enables us to produce mixes using fully automated
mixers, virtual instruments and FX plugins that can be programmed to
utilise even minor adjustments in real time, so that every aspect of
your project can potentially compete with projects costing many times
more. Back in the 80's, only the top multi-million pound studios
could afford anything approaching this level of automation.
After mixing our projects, we send our clients an MP3 of the mix for
approval. The client can then suggest any alterations, and if necessary,
the project will be re-mixed to their suggestions. A second and final
mix will be sent, and their choice of the two will then be mastered.
If the budget is sufficient, we can send the mix to a specialised Mastering
facility who will have acoustically designed rooms and high-end monitoring
equipment specific to mastering. A specialised mastering engineer is
someone with experience in listening for any minor defects in the frequency
range and clarity of a mix. They can fix any minor imperfections and
bring out the full clarity and punch of a performance. They can widen
the stereo field and increase the overall perceived "volume"
of the track in order for it to compete on an even keel with releases
from the major record companies. They are particularly useful to make
the various tracks on an album seem consistent in sound level and quality,
even if the tracks have been recorded over a number of years or at different
Here at Wobbly Music we don't have a specific Mastering facility, but
we will "Master" your project in a similar fashion. We don't
guarantee to bring out the performance of the recording quite as well
as a professional mastering studio and experienced mastering engineer
would, but we guarantee to "master" every project, irrespective
of budget. This is because, even within our limited facility, a mastered
track can make all the difference when it comes to being noticed among
other songs on the radio.
To hear for yourself what a large difference our mastering process makes
to our mixes, listen to this sample [Listen
hi-fi] The sample contains parts of two songs we have produced.
Each song starts with the mastered version, then switches to the unmastered
mix, and then back to the mastered version.
We master our projects on specific mastering software that not only
covers all the enhancements mentioned above, but also contains a "tube
emulation" feature. This aspect of the software imitates the effect
of using traditional expensive valve mastering equipment on the sound.
All digital audio production creates a "stark" & "sanitary"
sound. Many people prefer the "warmth" and harmonic distortion
caused by the valves and old components in traditional analogue equipment
and tape machines. Our mastering software emulates this effect and takes
the "digital edge" off of the sound without adding the hiss!
Production. Although we predominently mix
and master our own projects, we are occasionally asked to Re-mix and/or
Master projects that have been produced and recorded elsewhere.
For re-mixing, we can accept projects in Logic Audio (LSO format) or
as individual WAV or AIFF files. You can burn your multitrack project
to CD, or upload it to our online studios at BakehouseStudio.net (You will need to register as a collaborator in order to gain access).
For mixing, 16 or 24 bit files from 44.1kHz to 96kHz are acceptable.
For Mastering we can accept stereo WAV files in 16 or 24 bit format.