Experience my production methods first-hand in your own studio environment. Focus the session on the what matters most to you - whether that’s equipment setup, recording advice, or live mixing demonstrations on your own DAW system.
As the success of the session will depend on the reliability of your own studio and your facility in operating it, anything you can do to troubleshoot your system and streamline your own working methods prior to the session will help you get the most out of the available time. Providing relevant studio photos, software screenshots, and audio mix files to Mike in advance of the session will also enable him to assist you more effectively and efficiently. Audio files can be sent on CD-ROM or DVD-ROM by post, but it’s usually easier just to host them somewhere online for download – WeTransfer and Dropbox both work well, for instance. (Before uploading, though, please pack all the files into a ZIP archive to reduce filesize.)
The basic pricing for studio visits is £375 (plus 19% VAT) for a nominal 12-hour day. For longer sessions a discounted rate of £300/day is available. Reasonable travel/accommodation expenses (economy class travel and local bed-and-breakfast) will be charged in addition, wherever the training location is more than 60 minutes’ drive from my home in Munich, Germany. Travel time (beyond two hours) will also charged as session time. Bear in mind that most self-produced multitrack productions take at least 2-3 days to mix to a professional standard even on Mike’s own system, so if you only have limited mixing time available, then it’s advisable to work on just a single important section of your track (perhaps the final chorus) so that a good range of balancing, sweetening, and referencing techniques can still be covered during the session. Small groups (up to 3-4 people) can usually be accommodated at no extra charge.
Terms & Conditions
Any training work carried out by Cambridge-MT is performed as ‘work for hire’, and as such no claim is made on the music creator’s compositional or sound-recording copyrights. Although mixes and project/master files are backed up by Cambridge-MT as a matter of course, ultimate responsibility for archiving all aspects of any mix project lies with the trainee. Cambridge-MT encourages trainees to back up important files in at least two different digital formats. Cambridge-MT reserve the right to use up to 30 seconds of any material worked on by Cambridge-MT for demonstration and/or publicity purposes. For all sessions, payment will be 30% in advance, and the remainder upon session completion.
Trainees are responsible for ensuring that no property of Cambridge-MT is damaged, lost, or stolen as a direct or indirect result of their own action or failure to act appropriately. In the event of loss, theft, or damage directly or indirectly caused by any trainee, the trainee agrees to pay all reasonable costs in full, including replacement or reparation of damaged property. Cambridge-MT accept no responsibility for loss, damage or theft of personal belongings.
Cambridge-MT reserve the right to terminate the session in the event of unacceptable conduct or attitude from any trainee. In such cases, no refund will be given. Any attempt to create unauthorised audio or video recordings of Cambridge-MT’s training sessions will be deemed unacceptable. In the event of any complaint, please contact Cambridge-MT directly in the first instance. These Terms & Conditions shall be governed by English law and the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim, dispute or difference which may arise out of them.