Richard Audd and RMA Music are offering recording services for composers who need to have their music performed and recorded.  All rights, including distribution, will remain with you. We accept all works except as noted below. 

Richard has won international awards and three grants for his use of computers to create orchestral music. More on his background can be found at About . Richard and RMA Music are based in Lancaster, CA.

This service is the commercial side of the Native American Recording Project, a grant-funded service.

(Score page from "Dance", Copyright 1994 by Richard Audd)

When you consider alternatives to recording your music, our method has a much lower cost on a per minute basis. And you will have a one on one relationship directly with Richard and RMA Music. If any questions arise before or during the recording process, Richard and RMA Music will be back in touch with the composer. You will not be encumbered with a conductor and orchestra thousands of miles away in a different time zone.  

            The charge for our service is based on the length of the piece of music and the number of musical parts or “lines”. The price is a per-minute price and is based on years of work. The length of a piece of music may end up being shorter or longer than the composer intended. This is normal in any professional performance situation where interpretation is involved. Adjustments in price may occur if the music greatly exceeds the estimated time. There would also be adjustments if the piece is shorter than anticipated.

             Interpretation being the subjective ‘devil in the details’ that it is, every attempt to satisfy the composer will be made.

            In essence, Richard Audd becomes the conductor/performer of your music. 

(Essay on MIDI Realizations)

(Score page from "Appott", Copyright 1967 by Richard Audd)

Musical Excerpts:

 

General Demos:

             MIDI Realization Demonstration Video/YouTube  

             NARP Recording Demo/YouTube

 

Commercial:            

Earthday (Richard Audd, Copyright 1997 by Richard Audd, YouTube)

Song for Steve (Richard Audd, Copyright 1998 by Richard Audd)  

Sammy's Song (excerpt) (Richard Audd, Copyright 2000 by Richard Audd) 

Orchestral:

            Concert Fanfare for Orchestra (Richard Audd, Copyright 1978, 1993 by Richard Audd, YouTube)  

            Hansel and Gretel Overture (E. Humperdinck)

 

Chamber:

4 Miniatures for Eb Clarinet and Prepared Piano, 4th Movement (Richard Audd, Copyright 1969 by Richard Audd)

Piano:

Bach: Three-Part Invention, No.6 (Harpsichord version)

Indihyang (based on Sudanese "Pelog" Scale) (Amir Pasaribu, Copyright 1951 by Amir Pasaribu)

Appott (Richard Audd, Copyright 1967 by Richard Audd)  

Costs:

As stated above, the cost is a per-minute of finished music based on the number of instrumental parts or “lines. A “musical line” is roughly defined as  

  • A solo piano score or solo instrumental score 

  • In an orchestral score, a single instrument, such as an English Horn, 1st trumpet, piano, organ, harp, other keyboards, etc.  

  • In an orchestral score, multiples of the same instruments (2 clarinets or string divisis) are considered as additional score lines. Each must be handled separately unless, for example, the 2 clarinets play the same part throughout the entire piece.  

  • Richard and RMA Music may need to add more musical lines for the purpose of achieving certain sounds. These additional lines or “MIDI tracks” are not charged.

  • The cost per minute of a solo work for piano or other instrument up through a chamber work involving no more than 10 parts or musical lines is $150 per minute with a 2 (two) minute minimum.

  • The cost per minute of any work involving 11 up through 23 parts or musical lines is $200 per minute with a two and one half (2.5) minute minimum.  

  • All other scores involving more than 24 parts or lines of music will cost $250 per minute with a 3 (three) minute minimum.  

  • All charges will be based on 15 second increments rounded up. 

              

             Examples: A five minute solo piano work will cost $750. A chamber work involving 12 lines/parts and runs 8 minutes and 30 seconds will cost $1,700.00. An orchestral score involving 35 musical lines and running 15 minutes will cost $3,750.00.

 

 

            All payments must be made through PayPal (either a PayPal account, echeck, or credit card which can be accepted there). If accepted after consultation and the signing of the contract, ½ of estimated cost must be paid. Final payment must be made at the end of the recording session.

The composer will receive an low quality MP3 excerpt of no more than 75% of the finished recording before delivery for approval. Delivery of the recordings will occur once the final payment has been made. If changes are necessary after delivery, they will be accommodated within reason.

            The composer will own and retain all publishing and recording copyrights to the music. Distribution or use of the recordings will be unlimited. RMA Music will make no claim to any future earnings by the original composer. RMA Music may ask to use an excerpt from a composition at times for publicity purposes, but the composer is under no obligation to oblige.

 

            It is requested that the composer give performance credit to

                        The East Pacific Symphony, Richard Audd, Conductor. (date)

or

Richard Audd, Soloist (date)

 

Details:

For the time being, we are limiting composers to the United States only.

All music must be original. No arrangements or re-productions of existing music will be accepted unless it is a public domain work (more than 94 years old). All scores must contain copyright notices on the first page of music.

All scores submitted must be a copy of the original. Scores are going to be marked up in pencil with recording instructions. Scores will be returned to the composer at the end of the recording.

            We will provide 4 CD’s, two with the finished work(s) in standard CD format and two containing the finished WAV and MP3 files. A copy of the MIDI file(s) will be provided upon request. Time to record and finish music will vary dependent on the score’s complications. Music will be accepted and recorded on a first come, first served basis.

 

Music that will be accepted:  

  • Any orchestral layout with few exceptions, some of which are listed below.

  • Any symphonic band or wind ensemble layout.

  • Any score for music to accompany a soloist or choral group, etc.

  • Any chamber work for mixed instruments.

  • Any excerpt from an original work for resume or demonstration purposes.  

Music that will not be accepted at this time:

  • No works for string quartet (at this time). No jazz or rock works or music that involves the use of drum kits, guitars, etc. (“Commercial” music such as pop, film or video scores, etc. will be considered.)

  • No solo organ works. Organ parts in orchestral scores will only be accepted if they do not include specific organ ‘stop’ indicators. General instructions are acceptable.

  • No “prepared piano” works or parts unless the score calls for the use of the “John Cage” piano template.

  • No solo concertos for string players. Other concertos for solo instruments may be restricted as well.

 

 

Final Thoughts:

The success of an electronic realization of a work is dependent upon the ability, background, and education of the person performing the work. If a person does not understand how a trumpet player or clarinet player or percussionist perform music, then their recordings will probably lack the expected depth and emotion.

If you are interested in pursuing a recording of your music, please send an email to Richard Audd. Send your name, an email address, the type of music you wish to have recorded, and (if you wish) a phone number for where and when you can reached. Of course, include any other information that you might feel is necessary. You can also look over the contracts at one of links below.

 

If we reach an agreement, you can send the signed contract and we will send you information for using PayPal. Once we have received the signed contract, have made the first payment and sent us a copy of the music, we will start your project.

 

Thank you for your interest,

 

Richard Audd

RMA Music

Lancaster, CA

661-547-2229

 

 

Contract Links:

 

For one through 10 parts/lines:         PDF File              Word Doc File

 

For 11 through 23 parts/lines:            PDF File              Word Doc File

 

For 24 or more parts/lines:                  PDF File              Word Doc File

 

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