Music Editing

For Vocalists, Dancers, Baton Twirlers, Instrumentalists

Most any piece of existing music can be edited into the 1:30 format. Some, of course, will edit easier and are less time consuming to produce than others. My work is done with Pro-Tools or Sony Sound Forge: computer programs that make use of some of the most current technologies available today. The main things to remember when working with edits are:

*You should never hear any clicks or pops at the edit points

*Do the edits make musical sense?

*Does the rhythm at the edit point remain constant?

*Do the edits allow for the best sections of the song to be kept?

No matter if you are editing music for a singer, dancer, baton twirler, piano player, or other instrumentalist, the basic rule remains the same. The final product should sound as much as possible as if it were originally written in the 1:30 format.


Pricing for Editing

Basic DANCE Edits-$100.00
(Edits that can be done in a one hour window-$30.00 additional per half hour of work)

VOCAL Edits-$150
Karaoke Tracks (Includes DEMO and TRACK edited into the 90 second format)           

Track Re-Mix-$40.00

Many times the sound quality of your existing track can be cleaned up and improved by having Bill re-mix them. Sound levels, EQ checked and modified if needed, and crescendos built into the arrangement as needed. Bill will also add live cymbal at dramatic spots in the music which in a subtle fashion can build excitement.  When the levels of the track (orchestra) are mixed in a fashion to enhance what the performer is doing, (without the sound person at the local, state, or national pageant having to do so-which normally they do not) the overall listening experience by the audience and judges is improved. The track gives and takes and follows exactly what the performer is doing.  


The Process

*Email Bill the piece of music to be edited. For vocalists you MUST send the FULL demo (someone singing the piece) and the FULL length track to be edited.


*If you have instructions as to where you want the edits to occur, include them. You must be clear and concise with your instructions. Use TIME STAMPS/counter numbers to indicate the EDIT IN and OUT points. Example:  IN .00 through .16, OUT .17 through .90, and etc.  Edit work WILL NOT be accepted unless this process is followed. Complicated edit work that cannot be doing using the TIME STAMP method must be done in person. For Vocal Edit work you MUST email the FULL LENGTH DEMO (someone singing the piece) and the FULL LENGTH TRACK.  Bill is happy to edit the piece with NO instruction using in his opinion the best sections of the song for competition.


*To proceed, prepayment for edit work if required. (Paypal, Venmo or CC) Once payment is confirmed your piece will be scheduled for edit. Finished MP3 product is usually emailed to you within a week.  

Please Note: Edits are scheduled upon availability.
There may be a wait in scheduling edit work during the busy pageant months.