Things have been so hectic that I didn’t have time to post, but the Kickstarter fund ended with only $52 pledged…out of $1500 as the goal. In the meantime I have decided to go with a different recording studio…one willing to go as low as $10 per hour. As for bassists and drummers: if they won’t take $20 for their assistance, then I won’t hire them. (Believe it or not, I HAVE found people willing to do it for that amount.
As far as I can see it, here is the new cost estimate:
Record 8 songs @ $10/hour: $100 (slightly overestimating for errors and etc.)
Mixing 8 songs @ $10/hour: $100 (again, overestimating)
Bassist, cost per song $20 (4 songs total): $80
Drummer, cost per song $20 (4 songs total): $80
Mastering via Fiverr seller: $40
New Total= $400
Even on a limited budget like mine, this is very affordable. I can pay the recording/mixing guy as I go. His power will be that he doesn’t give me the mixes until I have paid him in full.
Pretty sweet, if I say so. However, to help supplement myself, I may start this up again…but on IndieGoGo, instead of Kickstarter. Why? Because with IndieGogo, you keep what you raise instead of the “all or nothing” model of Kickstarter.