From orchestration, to music copying, to music preparation, James is able to take you from the beginning of a project to the very end with ease without any need from outside support. Having worked tirelessly to maximise output and efficiency, you can be safe in the knowledge that your project is in the safe hands of one person. This in itself ensures that there is no confusion from having to explain various instructions from one member of the team to another. When there are countless cues to work through, you do not have time to explain certain aspects to other people, and therefore, the bundle system is the most effective way of working and brings you, the client great benefits. Its:
KEEPS THE PROJECT IN-HOUSE
KEEPS CLIENT-WORRY AT BAY
ELIMINATES CHANCES OF MISTAKES
As well as the points marked above, you can be rest assured that the bundle service drastically improves the quality of work compared to hiring multiple different people for each part of the process. For example, having completed the orchestration phase of the project, I canl then go through and tidy the parts whilst also carefully checking through them to make sure there is no missing information such as dynamics, articulations, divisi markings and various other important details.
The final part of the process is to print the music from the notation software program which is far quicker than printing from PDF’s. Working on all aspects means I am very likely to pick up any problems before they reach the stand at the recording session.
Copying is one of the most overlooked parts of a project, but also the most essential. Without a good copyist, your session has the potential to fall apart at the final hurdle, so it is important to ensure that there is a budget for part tidying.
I have worked as a copyist on countless projects and always prepare a unique cue sheet for each job, ensuring that there are no missing parts which could slow down a recording session. It is always my first priority to guarantee that the score and parts and both readable and easy on the eye, since the session musicians are sight reading and therefore have never seen the music before they read it for the first time at the session.
When the time comes to engrave the parts, I use a specific house style which I have been honing for several years. To ensure that the parts look the best that they possibly can, I use special fonts, text styles and formatting. Following this, it is then a case of checking through the parts carefully to ensure that everything is correct in terms of transpositions, clefs and general phrasing. All of this combined is vital to ensuring that a session runs as smoothly as possible.
In an industry where time is of the essence, you can be safe in the knowledge that your project will be completed to the highest quality in virtually no time. From receiving the call to begin work on the job, to delivering the scores to the studio, the time taken can be a matter of hours and working all night is no exception if need be.
I deliver all of the parts and scores well in advance of the session and attends the recording session if requested. You get access to:
COIL BOUND SCORES & PARTS
TAPED SCORES & PARTS
CUSTOM MADE CUE SHEETS, UNIQUE TO EVERY PROJECT
RAPID PRINTING, GUARANTEEING A COMPETITIVE AND AFFORDABLE QUOTE
Having had experience as a composer, orchestrator and music copyist, you can be sure that all the necessary steps have been taken care of to guarantee that your session runs like clockwork with no hiccups or errors.
Going to the next level to source environmentally friendly and high quality materials is imperative in the studio setting. Heavier, thicker paper ensures that the music isn’t flimsy and doesn’t fall off the stand whilst being economically viable for the client. Items such as the folders that hold the music are made from 100% recycled manilla.