mound Posted May 2, 2004 Share Posted May 2, 2004 Ok the situation is this. I was paid by a band to bring out my gear and run sound while simultaneously capturing a 9 track recording of the performance. (a 8 tracks direct/mics also running FOH in a split mixer configuration + a stereo room track. got great basic tracks). Anyway - they had an opening band, and w/o asking them I recorded them as well in the same format while I was running their sound (unpaid). I mixed it down between sets (no "mixing/mastering" - just a quick level check and bounce all to a single stereo track) and when they were done I told them I how I recorded it and offered to burn them a copy on the spot. (unfortunatly I forgot that my CD burning software wasn't yet installed on my newly setup laptop.. anyway..) so I sent them a CD of the basic mix, they were glad to take it, gave me a copy of their EP etc. That said - I then say to them "if you're interested in doing any proper mixing or mastering of any of that material, let me know." -my qestion then, of the "ethical/professional" nature is, should I give them the 9 tracks of source WAV files or charge them for it should they ask for them (likely to go and produce them on their own should they not ask me) seeing as this wasn't a service they asked for in the first place, it's like "I took this from you (a recording), wanna buy it from me?" but at the same time, it seems like a good "business opportunity" to give a band a free quality board+audience matrix recording of their show should I be doing sound, as a way to "lure" them into paying business in the form of the mixable source or mixing services? Get what I'm asking I hope? I like the idea of making bits of money back here and there for my investment in all of this (for the love, not the money) but I don't want to do anything that could be perceived as unethical. Thanks! -Paul "You look hopefully for an idea and then you're humble when you find it and you wish your skills were better. To have even a half-baked touch of creativity is an honor." -- Ernie Stires, composer Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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