We offer a specialised service in digital recording. We can provide acoustic or electric guitar, or electric bass to any digital recording project you are working on. All without taking up expensive studio time. Think of us as a remote session-musician service.
We can also use MIDI sequences rendered with state-of-the-art samples to add almost any instrument to your project.
How does this work?
To start the process, you send us a rough mix of your recording project to date, along with your requirements for the recorded part. You can describe your requirement by providing a written part or by giving us a general idea for the style of the part, leaving the rest to us. If you can’t provide a backing track, you can provide us with tempo information and a basic chart instead.
We use that as a guide track to record the part. We then extract those parts as WAV files and return them to you on CD or your producer for integration into your project.
Because you are not with us in the studio, you need to be very clear on what you want. But we will work with you to get a part you are happy with.
In general, our director (David Leeding) will perform on the recording. However, we do have access to several other excellent local musicians.
Depending on your internet connection speed, you may need to wait a moment or two for each sample to load.
This track, from the 2006 album Wounded Beauty by Monique Lisbon, features David playing a rich acoustic guitar accompaniment. The guitar parts were arranged by David.
Also from Monique’s Wounded Beauty CD, this track features some 1970s-esque lead guitar work. The first section of this clip is a short guitar solo. The second section is the bridge of the song in which David plays some organ/synth-like chords on guitar before doubling the melody. The final part is the outro of the song, containing more lead work.
If the Truth Hurts
This track contains the introduction and first verse of this song, which is from Monique’s Fragments of Home Book and CD package. The song is also available on the 2003 album If the Truth Hurts. David plays lead fills on an acoustic guitar throughout this song.
This song is from the 1997 Lies of Love album by Monique Lisbon. David recorded two rhythm guitar tracks on this song.
Hold You Safely
This sample is also from the Lies of Love album. This section is David’s guitar solo from the song.
Were You There
Here is another track from the Lies of Love album, this one featuring David playing some assorted rhythm work.
All samples from Wounded Beauty, If the Truth Hurts and Lies of Love used by permission. To purchase the CDs securely, go to www.monomusic.com.au.
Pricing is very dependent on the kind of part you need, and it’s complexity. To give you a rough idea, a simple rhythm guitar part might cost $120 AUD to $300 AUD. A detailed acoustic guitar accompaniment might cost between $300 AUD to $600 AUD. A short guitar solo would cost in the order of $120 AUD to $300 AUD.
(Australian residents, please allow for the addition of GST.)
How to order
Before your order, we recommend that you contact us first to discuss your requirements and timelines. We can usually provide you with a quote at this time based on the number of tracks, number of instruments or parts per track, and the complexity of the music.
Ordering is as simple as sending us your guide track along with your requirements. We will provide you with a quote for the cost of the job based on its size, note density, complexity and any special requirements.
We will begin work on your music when you accept the quote and formally place your order by paying the appropriate fee. When the work is complete, we will then send you the first draft for you to check. You will have the opportunity to make corrections or comment on the overall layout. If anything isn’t perfect, we’ll make the necessary corrections and send you a new draft. Otherwise, well burn the finished tracks to CD and send them to you.
When we have finished recording your music, you will receive a CD containing:
- A WAV file for each individual instrument or part recorded for each track (Recordings will generally be “dry” other than for the use of effects that are “part of the sound”.)
- One or more rough mixes of our recordings combined with the guide recording you provided so you can hear how the new part sounds in context.
- Notes on what we recorded along with any recommendations or special instructions on how to integrate the part.
For more details on placing an order, see our How to order page.