FAQ & POLICY

How do I book a session?

 

We ask for a deposit first, once you make your deposit you can book a future date..

 

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What is the difference between

“Mixing” and “Mastering”

Mixing: 

The process of Leveling your tracks, editing, adding effects, producing the organization of your song and making the song sound how you want it to sound. 

 

Example: It’s the Chef preparing, mixing and baking your cake.

 

 

Mastering:

The process of taking the “mixed file” and processing it so it is at radio quality. Mastering makes your album sound level all the way through so 1 song isn’t louder then the next. 

Example: It’s the Chef putting the icing on the cake and making it presentable for the final presentation. 

 

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What is your cancelation policy?

We ask for a 24 hour cancelation notice

If notified before 24 hours, we can reschedule your date to the next available open spot.
If you don’t give us 24 notice your subject to forfeit your deposit
If your financing your project or on payment plans, you are subject to a deduction of hours on your deal or a $50 cancelation fee

 

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How do I book a session?

Terms:

We do ask for a $100 deposit in order to hold a date

All dates are 1st come, 1st served.

You can’t book a date without a Deposit

Deposit policy:

We do ask for a deposit ($100) to hold dates… The deposit goes towards your studio time as long as you show up of give proper notification (24hrs in advance). Once we get the deposit you can book a date and time. It is 1st come 1st served on dates, so the sooner you make the deposit the more Likely the date you want will be available. We will always confirm the date with you, if you don’t get a confirmation, you’re not in our calendar. Please make sure you get a confirmation, if you don’t get a confirmation please contact us to make sure you’re locked in. Once again, we have is a 24hr cancelation policy once your date is booked. If proper notice is not given or you don’t show up to your studio date your deposit will be forfeited.

 

You can make the deposit with/on:

 

*Credit/Debit cards – www.OminaLabs.com

*Google wallet (ominalabs@gmail.com)

*Square cash ($ominalabs)

*Venmo (@ominalabs)

*Apple Pay (916 284-7770)

*ZELLE (916 284-7770)

*Cash

 

 

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How do block times work ?

*BLOCK TIMES ARE NOT — USED ALL ON THE SAME DAY.
*THEY CAN BE SPLIT UP TO THE AMOUNT OF YOUR CHOICE
*A 2HR MINIMUM BOOKING & 8 HOUR MAXIMUM BOOKING
*SO YOU CAN BOOK A 2HR SESSION ON ONE DAY,  A 3 HRS SESSION ANOTHER DAY, A 4 HOUR SESSION  THE NEXT DAY & SO FORTH AND SO ON 
UNTILL YOUR BLOCK HOURS ARE ALL — USED UP.

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HOURLY STUDIO TIME POLICY:

 

The studio time you book starts and ends at the time you book.

 

Your studio time does not start at the time you show up and end at the time you want. If you book 4pm to 8pm, you will be charged for the time you booked. 

 

For instance if you book 4pm to 8pm, we will be ready to work at 4pm and all data, stems, wavs, mp3’s and emails will be completed by 8pm.

 

If you show up late or have to leave early that will be at your expense.

 

We do book back to back sessions so the odds of starting early or going later are slim.

 

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DATA – STEMS – TRACK OUTS

If you need your DATA or STEMS provided please let us know at the beginning of your session. We will need to allocate the time during your sessions for the consolidating, exporting, transferring to your drive or emailing of your songs. If you do not let us know and request us todo so at the end of your session or at a later date, we will charge a fee and we may have to email you the files at a later time or date depending on our availability.

 

OMINA LABS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR DATA. WE WILL ALWAYS PROTECTED ALL OF OUR FILES AND NEVER SHARE ANYTHING WITH ANYONE WITHOUT YOUR PERMISSION.

 

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR DATA. 

IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBLE TO REQUEST YOUR DATA

 

 

 

WHAT ARE STEMS, TRACK-OUTS & DATA

Your Data can also be known as Stems & Track outs. Stems & Track-Outs are the raw consolidated wav files from your song. Meaning every sound in your recording is individually exported to a wav file. You will have a copy of every sound & recording from your song. With these files you should be able to go to any studio or DAW and import them and have your sound line up correctly.

 

 

 

WHAT IS A SESSION FILE?

A session file would be the original recording in the DAW (program) we recorded the song in. If we used PRO TOOLS, then we would provide the RAW SESSION DATA for PRO TOOLS. 

 

 

 

WHAT DOES “RAW” MEAN?

RAW means we will provide the session data, stems and track outs with the original recording. All plug-ins and effects will be removed. You will have the unaffected, unmixed files. 

 

 

 

WE DO NOT PROVIDE OUR MIX SESSIONS IN DATA FORMAT, WE ONLY OFFER THE RAW FILES, WHY?

 

EXAMPLE:

Let’s imagine this, you go to your favorite restaurant and you order the most expensive thing on the menu. What are you really paying for? You’re paying for the plate of amazing food, the final product from the Chef. The Chef cut up the ingredients , mixed them, cooked and then presented you with the plate you ordered. This is the same concept as what an engineer would do for your music. Now, do you think if you asked the Chef for his recipe he would give it to you? No, he wants you to come back for another plate. But if you asked him “what ingredients are in the food,” he would tell you the ingredients. You didn’t pay for his recipe, you paid for the product he provided you. In this case he gave you a completed plate, in our case it would be a Wav file or MP3 of your MIX on the plate. 

 

We provide you with the ingredients to cook your food, but you won’t have our recipe.

 

 

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How do I Finance or make payment plans?

Contact us for the details