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Audio Production


Our high-resolution digital studio is centrally located between Port Angeles and Port Townsend, WA. We are equipped to handle any music or audio production projects and give you the best sound available. Check out the details below.

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Audio Production


Our high-resolution digital studio is centrally located between Port Angeles and Port Townsend, WA. We are equipped to handle any music or audio production projects and give you the best sound available. Check out the details below.

The Best Digital Equipment

We proudly use the Universal Audio Apollo as our “front end”, which means you get high-resolution music production with classic analog sound capabilities. Paired with the Universal Audio 4-710d 4-Channel Preamp and powered by a beastly Apple Mac Pro, our Sequim recording studio is prepared to give you the most professional audio production around. To see a full list of all our equipment, check out our gear page.

This is our control room, which features lots of fun gear...and a leather reclining sofa (not pictured...but it's there, honest).

Our Space

The tracking room is 13 x 24, including a small isolation booth for vocals, guitar amps, etc. There is also a small room adjacent to the control room that can be configured for an additional amp or iso booth. We have several modular acoustic panels that can be used for separation of multiple musicians in the room.

The control room is 12' x 19' and features a comfortable reclining sofa, an 88-key weighted-action controller keyboard, a synth action 61-key controller keyboard and control surface, and lots of other gear!

This is our wall of fame. We hope to see your album or EP up here soon!

Here is our tracking room. We have it setup in our "mic stations" configuration here. This is where you move from mic to mic throughout your performance.

Another view of the tracking room, from next to the isolation booth (not pictured)


Standard RATE: $60/hr

  • Special Discounts:

    • 1/2 Day Session (up to 4 hours) = $200 

    • Full Day Session (5 to 8 hrs) = $350

    • 3-day Block-Out = $990

    • 10-day Block-Out = $3100

**We are working on the "fine print" involved here...will have it figured out shortly!**

  • We offer additional discounts on a case by case basis. Please let us know if you have special circumstances.

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Song Development


Perhaps our greatest resource, we offer professional song development and production tracks to songwriters looking to bring their music to its full potential. From crafting the lyrics or chords to choosing instrumentation, we will bring more out of your music than you thought possible!

Song Development


Perhaps our greatest resource, we offer professional song development and production tracks to songwriters looking to bring their music to its full potential. From crafting the lyrics or chords to choosing instrumentation, we will bring more out of your music than you thought possible!

We'll start with a (free) consultation which will help us decide which production option is right for you. If you have a basic demo of your song (even on your phone), this will help give Jeremy an idea which direction to go with the production.

The prices below are PER SONG and include all recording, editing, and mixing. Producing and mastering are not included.

Economy: $385 (7 - 10 hours)

Designed for projects on a tight budget, this will provide a simple but well-crafted song. Intended to be completed within a single day.


Basic: $590 (11 - 15 hours)

The basic option allows us to add a little depth to your song and to take more time in crafting it to perfection.


Full: $880 (16 - 23 hours)

This is the best option for those who want a full, professional sound but don't intend to go "pro" with their release. Allows for 2 to 3 full days from start to finish.

Please note: This audio example also included an additional orchestration fee (see below), bringing the total to $1000

Pro: $1400 (up to 35 hours!)

Our top offering, this choice will provide top-level commercial productions. Whether you want a full album of pro material or you have that one song that has the most potential and calls for an extra investment, this option will yield extremely awesome tracks that will most likely exceed your expectations.


Orchestration (optional): $200-500

Don’t have the money for a live orchestra but want the "epicness" that they provide? Have Jeremy build a realistic-sounding virtual orchestration that brings your music to a whole other level. Using the best orchestral samples available in the industry, you will be shocked at the realism of these virtual strings, brass, and/or woodwinds. See below for a few examples of his work.

Please note, Orchestration can be used in 3 ways:

  • Included in the above packages (depending on the song and arrangement)
  • Added separately onto projects apart from Song Development
  • Added on top of a Song Development package for an additional fee

Above is an example of a string orchestra being added to a pop arrangement. In this case, the orchestration was included in a "Pro" song development package.


This is an example where the entire accompaniment was created by Jeremy using his virtual orchestra (we like to call it the "Carlsborg Virtual Orchestra"). 


Scratch Tracks to Finished productions: Audio Examples

Listen to the difference between a song in its early stages and the same song produced and mixed at Jeremy Cays Productions. 

In the first example ("Call Me Home: Before and After"), the first section of audio is what the client sent to us to use as scratch tracks. The 2nd section is the final version of the song, after all production and mixing. 

 

And in the next example, we go back and forth between the client-recorded original scratch tracks and our final produced version.

Check out our "FAQ" page for more details and lots of helpful information!


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Mixing & Mastering


Using the best digital plug-ins available - many of which are painstakingly modeled after analog gear - we offer highly detailed mixing and mastering services to the amateur and professional musician alike.

Mixing & Mastering


Using the best digital plug-ins available - many of which are painstakingly modeled after analog gear - we offer highly detailed mixing and mastering services to the amateur and professional musician alike.

Better Mixing & Mastering
with Universal Audio Plug-ins

Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder

Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder

Universal Audio is the world leader in authentic analog hardware emulations and audio plug-ins. Their award-winning plug-ins are used by more professional mixing and mastering engineers than any other collection of plug-ins. We have collected many of these UAD-2 plug-ins, featuring legendary units such as the Pultec Passive EQTeletronix LA-2A Classic Leveler, and Fairchild Tube Limiter. The beauty of these plug-ins is that they don't sound digital...they sound like the actual analog units being modeled, which makes your music sound so much better!

"...In developing UAD-2 plug-ins, UA’s engineering group undertakes a thorough physical modeling of classic audio hardware. This process means that we essentially 'rebuild' vintage analog gear in the digital world, component by component. It’s how UAD plug-ins replicate the exact, sometimes quirky, behavior of analog hardware — bringing its rich, three-dimensional sound and harmonics 'in the box.'" (www.universalaudio.com)

Mixing: $60/hr 

This is the very important process of taking all the tracks you made - with JCP, at your home studio, or at another studio - and blending them together into a sonic piece of apple pie (substitute other pies or desserts as necessary). Basically, we’ll make it so when you listen to it, you go “Mmmm!”.  If you record your own tracks at home, the best thing you can do for your recording is have it professionally mixed!

Note: Mixing times depend on number of tracks and complexity of the music. Inquire for more details.

Mastering: $50/song

Don’t skip this vital step of the recording process! This is where we get all the songs to similar volumes (so people don’t have to turn one song up and the next one down), and the overall volume of the album to standard commercial levels. It’s also a process of sonic “massaging” – finding frequencies to bring out and others to pull back, so the overall “vibe” of the recording is just right. Every publicly released album or EP should be mastered. If you attempt to record and mix yourself in your home studio, SPEND THE MONEY ON MASTERING. It’s the difference between a pretty good recording and a fully professional one.

 

For a full list of all of our plugins, click here

Consulting


With decades of experience to offer, Jeremy Cays provides professional consulting services for the home studio musician, church worship team, and church sound techs. 

Consulting


With decades of experience to offer, Jeremy Cays provides professional consulting services for the home studio musician, church worship team, and church sound techs. 

For Your Home Studio

Technical glitches slowing your progress down in your home studio? Have Jeremy come out and get things working smoother for you so you can get back to creating music! Or maybe you can work your system pretty well but want to expand. Jeremy can recommend new equipment, plugins, and other fun stuff that will bring your music to a higher level. If you don't have the money to record in a professional studio, have Jeremy come out and give your home studio a tune up. Your music will thank you.

 $40/hr, $200/day

 

For Your Church’s Worship Team

Feel like there’s potential for more in your worship band/team? Jeremy believes in doing things with excellence, including the music we play in our church services (Col. 3:23 – Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord…). But for many who volunteer on worship bands and worship teams, just making it to rehearsal is often challenging enough. If you feel like your group could use a little “tune-up” (pun intended!), Jeremy would love to help.

With years of experience as a producer, Jeremy has extensive knowledge on every instrument in the modern worship band as well as the skills to create dynamic arrangements. Jeremy has also played multiple roles in music ministries over the last 15 years. Using his gift in arranging, he will listen to the group and give specific, practical feedback on what he hears, suggesting possible changes that will result in the most noticeable improvement. Jeremy can also assess the chemistry of your group, which has a huge impact on the ministry as a whole.

Jeremy’s goals for your group are simple: to provide the tools necessary for migrating from sounding “fragmented” to sounding like “one band, one sound”; to help each member more clearly define their role in the group; and for the whole group to learn how to better work together, musically as well as personally. Accomplishing these goals should help minimize distractions for the congregation, which provides a rich environment for worship.

  •  4-hr Saturday workshop - $250  **BEST VALUE!**
    Get the whole group together for a day of music! Lots of time for hands-on help from Jeremy. This is especially convenient if your church has multiple teams. If you would also like an assessment of the following Sunday Service, add $150.
  • Rehearsal Only - $100
    Jeremy will come to your rehearsal and give you quick feedback on the most important stuff.
  • Rehearsal-Sunday Combo - $300
    Often times, the rehearsal doesn’t go so well but somehow it comes together on Sunday morning. But we all know the reverse can happen too! This option allows for all those unexpected moments and gives Jeremy a better opportunity for personalized feedback. Includes a short wrap-up meeting.

For any churches outside the Sequim-Port Angeles area, there will be travel/lodging fees, cost depending on the location and format.

Important: Jeremy recommends that all regular team members, including a sound tech, be present in order to get the most applicable feedback.

***For a limited time, Jeremy will include a basic Sound Tech and System Consultation FREE with any Saturday Worship Team Workshop. An incredible opportunity…don’t delay!***


For Your Church’s Sound Techs and Systems

Being a sound tech for a church is one of the most stressful jobs there are, especially since most are volunteers. Unfortunately, very few are properly trained on how to create a dynamic, vibrant mix. Additionally, most churches experience a certain level of divisiveness between the worship team and the sound tech. Since Jeremy has extensive experience both as a musician and as a sound engineer, he has the unique ability to relate to the frustrations of both the worship team and the sound techs. With an unbiased perspective, Jeremy’s mission is to help repair this issue and to give the sound techs the tools and perspective they need to be the extension of the band they are truly meant to be!

Using EQ and compression, minimizing stage noise and feedback, understanding how to create a dynamic mix – and being a team player – are just some of the things Jeremy will address. Jeremy is very excited about helping sound techs grow in the knowledge of their craft, clearly define their role in the team, and increase their confidence “at the helm”!

Additionally, Jeremy will help get your system tuned, if needed, and recommend possible equipment upgrades that would optimize your system and give your sound techs the tools they need to improve overall sound quality.

For a comprehensive learning and improvement opportunity, Jeremy recommends doing this consultation independent from the normal worship team rehearsal, but with a core group present playing familiar songs. Rates and formats are as follows:

  • 1-hr Assessment with Customized 90-min Workshop - $250
    Jeremy will listen to one or more sound techs’ live mixes and give the sound techs immediate, customized feedback and answer any questions they have. 
  • In-Rehearsal Assessment - $100
    Similar to the Worship Team consultation, Jeremy will come to your rehearsal and give feedback on how things sound overall, with pointers on a few quick improvements.
  • Rehearsal-Sunday Combo, with 1-hr Follow-up Meeting - $350
    This gives Jeremy more to work with, providing more personalized, practical feedback. 

Media Transfers


Don't let your irreplaceable records or cassettes decay beyond saving! Bring them to us and let us transfer them to an indestructible digital format. This very simple process can help your priceless memories stay alive for decades to come.

Media Transfers


Don't let your irreplaceable records or cassettes decay beyond saving! Bring them to us and let us transfer them to an indestructible digital format. This very simple process can help your priceless memories stay alive for decades to come.

Basic Transfer fee: $10 ($20 for 90min+ cassettes)
Cleaning, editing, track separation, rendering: Varies, but usually $10-20

When complete, your new digital files can be emailed to you or transferred to a portable hard drive or flash drive (must be Mac-compatible). If you want a CD, we just charge $1/CD for our cost (note: 90-min+ cassettes will require 2 CDs).

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Music Notation


We provide professional sheet music services, from lead sheets or rhythm charts to full scores transposed. Need a basic chord chart of your song for your band? Need an instrumental or vocal melody notated for a performer? We can help! 

Music Notation


We provide professional sheet music services, from lead sheets or rhythm charts to full scores transposed. Need a basic chord chart of your song for your band? Need an instrumental or vocal melody notated for a performer? We can help! 

Prices vary, ask for details.