Services

BMI affiliated published songwriter since 1979
Producer/engineer and A&R for Captain Blue Records since 1980

Instructor at DeMelfi School of Music since 2005


 

 

 

Services

Music Lessons

For beginners, intermediate and advanced students. Includes tutoring of college students with music majors.

 

Project Recording Studio

Unlimited tracks of both audio and virtual instruments using Cubase 7.5.

 

Production Service

Need a producer for your next album or single? Email me with a brief description of what you want to accomplish.

In 2013 I produced an album titled "Get Branded", for recording artist "KelC" which was nominated for best country album of the year.  Click here to see other releases that I produced.

Music for your lyrics

Do you write lyrics but don't know how to put music to them? Now you can have a completed demo, with music and vocals, ready for pitching or distribution.

For this service, I prefer to have the lyricist in the same room while I am working in order to try different ideas and get their approval for the ideas they like the best.

The rate for this service is hourly, and depends on the location of the work.

Audio files transposed

Do you have karaoke music that is too high or too low for your voice? Get it transposed into the right key for you. Do you have audio from a multi-track recording project that is out of range of your singer or other accompanying instruments? Get it transposed into the right key.

OCR Sheet music scanning

I now have optical character recognition software that can scan and read sheet music and convert it to a midi file.

Transpose the midi file and re-print sheet music in new key.

 Assign midi file to a virtual instrument and listen to the music you scanned.

 Assign midi file to a virtual instrument and add more tracks to it for a complete production.

Slow it down

Is there and instrumental solo you want to learn, but it is too fast to figure out? Is there a part you want to learn or a song you want to jam with but can't play it that fast yet? You can bring in your CD or file or send me the file and I will slow it down for you without changing pitch. Most audio file formats accepted.

Songwriter and artist demos

Are you an aspiring songwriter or recording artist with limited instrumental skills, but need a demo or master recording done and can't afford studio musicians?  Email me for a free consultation on how you can get it done.

Need songs to record?

Choose from a large selection in my publishing catalog, in almost any genre, or have me write a custom song for you.

 There is a small licensing fee to use a song from our catalog.  This fee is based on what you intend to do with the final product.

 Custom songs (written specifically for you) are $150 for you and I to retain half ownership of the song. $300 for you to retain full ownership. Choose any topic, title or story line. Hourly rate, based on location, applies when client participates.

Mastering

Just finished mixing your latest CD and need final mastering? I'm your guy. Reasonable hourly rates. Discounts for students of DeMelfi School of Music.  Email me to discuss your project.

Let me know your dynamic range preferences:

Full dynamic range: Up to 24 db Used in film, TV, videos and some demos.

Reduced dynamic range: 12 to 15db.  Radio ready.

Squashed:  2 to 12db. "In Your Face" screaming tracks. The less the dynamic range the more the track screams.  Common in hip hop, rap and some dance club music.

Scoring & Sheet Music

Need a professionally printed score for your play, film, TV or video project, or just your song in camera-ready sheet music to be printed by a printing press?  Email me to discuss your project needs.

 

Taylor Sappe Music Production & Instruction