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Carnegie Mellon School of Music's Recording Services provides technical support and quality audio/video recordings of recitals, concerts, and other various events to Carnegie Mellon School of Music ensembles, faculty, students, alumni, and other clients in selected locations.

To make an arrangement for recording and technical support, please fill out the following form:

Recording Services Request Form


RECORDING SERVICES POLICIES
 

1. We provide audio recording, video recording, live sound reinforcement, live webcast, limited technical support and post-production services to faculty, students and visiting artists of the School of Music at Carnegie Mellon University.
 

2. The equipment and extent of service we provide is dependent on the resources that our team has available.
 

3. Standard audio recording setup includes a pair of microphones in stereo pick-up configuration.
 

4. Standard video recording setup is a single camera, capturing a wide shot of the performance stage.
 

5. Additional microphones (spots) and cameras (multiple angles, or follow-camera) are not included in the stated cost. They will be provided as the department deems necessary and feasible.


6. We reserve the rights to refuse additional requests, beyond what has already been clearly communicated during the initial confirmation response from us.
 

7. Your engineer will arrive an hour prior to your scheduled request. Please plan to have the venue made available for set up. You can do this by booking the venue an hour prior to the start time of your event.
 

8. We do not handle hall/room availabilities or venue bookings.
 

9. Our engineers are not ushers, stagehands or setup/strike crew. They are not responsible for any other recital duties other than those assigned by our department.
 

10. You will receive your final product 14 working days from the last day of your request.
 

11. All recordings will be made available to you via a private URL to a cloud space. Please retrieve the files as soon as you can. They will be removed from the hosting site 14 absolute days after the link has been shared with you.
 

12. Audio files delivered will be in Redbook CD format (44.1kHz/16bit) and video files in MPEG-4 file type with H.264 encoding. Should you need another specified format, please indicate your requirements in the request form.
 

13. Physical copies of your recordings can be made available to you at additional costs. These will be delivered to your student or faculty mailbox, with the same turnaround time of 14 working days. If you are not affiliated to the School of Music and do not have a mailbox, we will reach out to you as soon as the discs are ready for collection.
 

14. If you ordered physical copies of your recordings, you will expect to receive an Audio CD for audio recording, and a DVD for video recording. We will split your audio recording into multiple tracks in a manner that is appropriate to your performance or recording session. DVD recordings of recitals will generally contain two chapters; one for the first half of the concert, and the second for the next half after intermission.

15. These will be high-quality archival recordings and therefore presented as such. Should you require edits, effects, breaking up of tracks, or any other post-production work, please contact us. We will do our best to answer your queries and assist you in seeking out resources that will help you with your needs.

16. Due to technical limitations, we only provide audio recording at Mellon Institute Auditorium.

17. We do not offer webcast services to non School of Music affiliated events.

REQUEST FORM

 

Recording Services Request Form
 

1. Please complete the request form by filling in all the fields. Leaving empty spaces might delay the confirmation of your request.

 

2. It is of utmost importance that you provide us with as much details as you can. We also ask that the information you provide us is the most current and accurate at the time of your request.

 

3. Should there be mistakes in or changes to the information that you have submitted, it is your responsibility to inform all relevant parties immediately with the corrections.

 

4. The request form is only for Recording Services. The submission of this form does not entitle you to the use of venues or manpower for your recital.

 

5. Please plan to book the venue an additional hour before the start of your event for our crew to set up.

 

6. Please do not make multiple submissions to the same event.

 

7. Do feel free to reach out to us should you have any questions prior to hitting the “submit” button. Any discrepancy to the information you have submitted will result in confounds through our request pipeline.
 

FEES AND PENALTIES

 

1. Recording fees are as follow:

Audio (only)

  • $100

Video (includes Audio)

  • $130

Webcast (includes Audio/Video recording and streaming)

  • $150
     


2. Additional fees and penalties are as follow:

Live Sound Reinforcement

  • $100

Additional Tech (ie. projectors, lighting design etc.)

  • $20

Physical Media (per disc)

  • $10

Late Request (less than 14 days from date of event)

  • $40

 

3. Fees are based on 2-hour blocks. Additional charges of $50 per service, per hour, applies beyond the 2-hour reservation of services.

 

4. Fees are charged to your school account if you have a Carnegie Mellon Andrew ID. Otherwise, you can make a payment with a check. Checks should be made payable to Carnegie Mellon School of Music..

 

5. If you are paying us with a check, please make it payable to Carnegie Mellon University, School of Music. Check payments are expected at the time of service.

 

6. Guest artists invited by the Carnegie Mellon School of Music and faculty members of the Carnegie Mellon School of Music may receive recording services at no charge, with approval from the Carnegie Mellon School of Music.

7.  Artist Diploma students who sign release forms will have their fees waived.

8. Rescheduling or cancellations made within 72 hours of an event will be charged a fee of $50.
9. Recording Services reserves the right to deny rescheduling requests.


10. All fees are non-negotiable.

 

 

 

Contacts
 

Lim, Wei
Director of Recording Services
limwei@cmu.edu