Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How much do you guys charge for studio time?

A: $30/hour, 3 hour minimum

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Q: Why do you say that live sound prices start at $200?

A: There are many variables that affect the overall pricing of a live contract. Distance, number of performers, audience size and lighting choices all come into play when determining a price. Please call or email us with your event details and we’ll create an individualized and itemized quote.

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Q: Do you ever offer any good deals on recording?

A: We here at the Mill have checked out most of the competition in the province. $30/hour is a good deal.

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Q: I'm looking at only recording 3-4 tunes. How much do you think this will cost?

A: It's hard to give an accurate estimate because each artist is different. Some clients can do a song an hour, while others take up to 8 hours per song. It's a reality that some artists on major labels spend hundreds of hours on one song alone. We realize that your hard-earned money is valuable, so we do our best to keep things running quickly. At the same time, we do not believe in being pushy. A good rule of thumb for a rock/punk/indie band is about 4 hours a song once mixing and mastering is accounted.

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Q: Will my recording sound as good as <<insert huge-name act here>>?

A: We are proud of the records that come out of the Mill. While our recordings may not reach heights of audiophile bliss, we have found that our clients leave with a disc that they are looking forward to sharing with the world. Simply put, if you are looking for a multi-million dollar sound, you need to spend a few million dollars. If you are looking for a damn good start, come see us.

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Q: Can you guys set up your PA early so we can go over a sound check?

A: Sure! We’ll come in a week early if you’d like, but it’s going to cost a little more.
We will work as hard as we can to get you sounding your best, but unless specifically negotiated, we will usually begin staging around 2 hours prior to the door.

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Q: Can I send you a stage plot?

A: Please, please, please send us a stage plot!! Email us at info@ewenmcintosh.com with a .pdf or .doc attachment of your band’s setup. Well even gladly take a scanned sketch! The more we know about you before you hit the stage, the better.

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Q: Who is this Ewen character anyway?

A: Check out Ewen's personal page to learn more about our fearless leader. Bring your shoes.

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Q: Are you hiring?

A: If you've read this far, chances are that you may be serious about working for us. We are a small team of 4/5 working on a project-to-project basis, and don't mind having extra help when it's needed. Email us a .doc file of your resume (not just an email) and we'll take a look.

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