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Please Note: Digital Music Services® respects all intellectual property rights and will not participate in any illegal activity. “YouTube” contrary to popular belief, is not a legal source for downloading music or video’s and we will not assist any client to obtain said materials. If it can’t be purchased legally, we can’t help you. Please support and respect copyright laws.

Music Editing has been our primary area of work since 1996. We have all the necessary equipment, knowledge and expertise to get the job done, while maintaining a low overhead. Why is that so important? The main reason people don’t use a large professional studio for small projects is that “it simply cost too much”. Let’s face it, they’re not overcharging their clientele, they merely had bigger projects in mind when they built their studio. That is where Digital Music Services® comes in. Here at DMS we were designed from the ground up with smaller projects in mind. You get the “Quality” of the “Big Studio” but affordable to everyone, no matter what size your project is.

 

Our Music Editing Mixes Are Satisfaction Guaranteed

 

Summary

You should find most of your answers that you are looking for in our F.A.Q.’s. located at the bottom of this page. If your question isn’t answered, please call or Email us to discuss your project needs.  Next, we can quote rates via Telephone or Email and schedule a time most suitable for your editing.  Once we have your music CD’s, the desired songs are “digitally extracted”,  assembled into the correct order and make any corrections to form the newly created piece, known as a “mix”.   When the new “mix” is approved, we can add any desired “Sound Effects” to the mix. The final approved mix is placed on CD or sent via email.

Although one-on-one editing sessions are the most cost effective method of getting your project completed, for those who live outside our vicinity, we also provide “Telephone & Email Editing” as well.

  • Studio Editing
  • Phone Editing
  • Email Editing
  • FAQ's
  • Place An Order
  • Client Testimonials

Studio (In-Person) Editing is the preferred service for those who are within driving distance to our studio. 100% Custom mix, made exactly the way you want it (a single song or a multi-song mix). Please take a moment and read our F.A.Q.’s below to answer the most commonly asked questions. Should you have any other questions, just give us a call at 337-261-0707 we’re here to help!

PRO’s: You control everything, splices, over dubs, sound effects, etc.. Because your controlling everything, you end up with the perfect final mix. You’ll have a “one of a kind” custom mix eliminating any fears of another competitor having the same mix.

Since the mix is being created with you present, everything comes together very quickly. You can make split second decisions, try different effects, cross fades, etc.. This is the least expensive and fastest way to get your perfect mix.

The “Layout” sheet is helpful but not required, as long as you have a good idea what your wanting.

CON’s: There aren’t any. If we had to find one, then perhaps the driving time to get here. Some of our clients live outside of the United States.

Phone Editing is a service we offer for those who live outside our vicinity and is truly the “next best thing” to being at the studio.

100% Custom mix, made exactly the way you want it (a single song or a multi-song mix). Please take a moment and read our F.A.Q.’s below to answer the most commonly asked questions. Should you have any other questions, just give us a call at 337-261-0707 we’re here to help!

PRO’s: You control everything, splices, over dubs, sound effects, etc.. Because your controlling everything, you end up with the perfect final mix. You’ll have a “one of a kind” custom mix eliminating any fears of another competitor having the same mix. Since the mix is being created with you present (via the telephone), everything comes together very quickly. You can make split second decisions, try different effects, cross fades, etc.

This is the second least expensive method and has worked very well. Most of our “Mail Order” clients prefer this method, because it allows them to still be a part of the creation process, hearing the results immediately and then having the ability to hear the complete mix with out having to download anything from the Internet.

CON’s: You’ll have to “Layout” your mix, using standard time lines and layout methods. You’ll need to provide your music and Layout form, etc. (See “Place an order”)

Email Editing is a service we offer for those who live outside our vicinity.

100% Custom mix, made exactly the way you want it (a single song or a multi-song mix). Please take a moment and read our F.A.Q.’s below to answer the most commonly asked questions. Should you have any other questions, just give us a call at 337-261-0707 we’re here to help!

PRO’s: You control everything, splices, over dubs, sound effects, etc. Because your controlling everything, you end up with the perfect final mix. You’ll have a “one of a kind” custom mix eliminating any fears of another competitor having the same mix.

CON’s: You’ll have to “Layout” your mix, using standard time lines and layout methods. You’ll need to mail us your music CD’s, Layout, etc. (See “Place an order”). Because of the time spent creating your mix, creating a Mp3 file, uploading it to our server, Emailing you with a special link, making any corrections, and doing it all over again until it’s correct, makes this the slowest and most expensive method. For some of our clients, this is the only means possible and is still very affordable.

What is a “Layout” sheet and why do you need it? This tells us exactly which parts of each song, you want and don’t want. Here’s an example of the format we use.

ArtistTrack # Times Comments
Taylor Swift 40:00 - 1:21Keep (This is the beginning of my mix)
1:21 - 1:48Delete
1:48 - 1:57Keep (Going to a new CD)
Katy Perry 10:00 - 3:23Delete
3:23 - 4:20Keep (Going to new song)
Britney Spears 80:00 - 4:55Delete
4:55 - EndKeep (This is the end of my mix)

Why do I have to ship my music CD’s to you? There are many versions of the same song, and they aren’t always the same exact times and tempo. Therefore, if we both use the same CD’s, there won’t be any time or tempo errors in the mix. Your music CD’s are returned with your final mix.

Can I burn all my songs on one CD so I only have to ship one CD? Yes. You may also send them as MP3’s on a data CD as well. Please note the MP3 original sample rate must be equal to or greater than 128 Kbs. All burned CD’s must be made with “high quality” MP3’s to get the best performance. If you supply lower sample rates the quality will be less than satisfactory.

How much do you charge? We charge by the Job, it depends on the amount of time needed to create your mix. The more cuts, splices, over dubs, etc., the more your mix will cost. Please keep in mind, we are creating a “one of a kind” custom mix just for you. To get a more accurate quote, call or Email us.

Can the quoted price change? Yes. Our pricing was based on the information you gave us. As long as your project doesn’t change, neither will our pricing. Minor changes won’t affect prices, but major changes will affect the final pricing. Any changes in pricing would have to be approved by you, at the time of the changes.

How long does it take to get my mix? In most cases your final mix will be delivered in 2 weeks or less.

Can I get it sooner? Yes. A rush rate of $50.00, will apply to any orders needed within 1 week from the time the order is placed. Rush orders must be paid in full via Paypal.

Can you change the “tempo” (BPM) to speed up or slow down the music? Yes. We can speed up or slow down, any part(s) of the mix or the entire mix to match any desired Beats Per Minute (BPM).

Can you add “Sound Effects” to my mix? Yes. Our mixes are a 2 step process. Step 1 is finalizing the musical part of your mix. Step 2 is where we add any additional sound effects, voice overs, etc. after approval of Step 2 your music is placed on the media of choice.

Does the person editing my mix know how to count music? Yes. If you want to cut on a “6” and come back on “7” somewhere else… we speak the lingo! Our editing specialist plays piano and has been a ballet instructor for several years.  They know exactly what you mean when you say, “&5&6&7&8”.

Can you remove vocals (Singers) from my songs? No. Nor can anyone else. There is a complicated reason for this not being an easy task. If you need all of the vocals removed for some reason, then you should look for a “Karaoke” version of that song. Having said that, we can usually do some special tricks to get rid of a foul word in a song.

How will I know the final mix is what I want? We will Email you with a special link on our website or if you desire, we can play if for you over the telephone. The website link will allow you to hear your mix as many times as you like. If there are any corrections, we can make them and let you hear it again. We pride ourselves on our 100% Guarantee. We won’t quit until you’re satisfied with your mix.

What is your refund policy? Since we guarantee you’ll be happy with your final mix (no matter how many corrections are needed) there are no refunds once we have started on your mix.

Why don’t you list individuals in your “Clients” list? Although we would love to list all the clients that have used our services, we felt their privacy was more important. Which also works to their advantage because nobody will know if we did someone else’s music until its played in a competition somewhere. By then its to late for their competitor(s) to do anything about cleaning up their music. If you don’t think the quality of your music splices matters in a competition… Don’t take our word for it, at your next competition, ask the Judges!

If you have additional questions, give us a call at 337-261-0707.

How do I place an order?

  1. All the music CD’s needed or an mp3 data disk with all songs to be used, as per the “Layout” sheet.
  2. The “Layout” sheet which includes your edits for the music. Click Here for a blank form.
  3. Please place all your information on Layout Sheet: Email address, phone numbers, time minimum / maximum, media type for final mix
  4. Any misc. notes and instructions. (example: how many copies requested)
  5. Payment: Non-Rush Jobs – You may pay by either Check or PayPal. (50% deposit required*) Rush Jobs – PayPal Only (Rush Jobs are mixes needed within 7 days and are paid in full)

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Client Testimonials

“I had to tell you once more how much I appreciate your help & friendship. You two [Mike & Teri] always have the right answers. On those rare occasions where you don’t, you always take time to find out. I am thankful to have you both on my side.” Front & Center Dance Company – Cecilia, LA

“Digital Music Services are outstanding. Teri was very patient with us. Because of her knowledge we had a wonderful year on the ice. 8 golds, 4 silvers and a Silver medal at the Ice Skating Institute 2003 World championships. Thank you Teri!” MO-Shari – Washington DC/p>

“Digital Music Services was incredible. Teri was patient, helpful, and up to date with what I needed for my squad. Coaching an all star team, it is extremely important to have ‘one of a kind’ music. Teri guided me step by step through the process and the mix turned out great. I truly look forward to working with them in the future. Thanks again!” Erica B. – Somersault-Sparks, Boston, MA