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CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 SHUTDOWN

***MARCH 2022 UPDATE***

Due to continued health and safety concerns related to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, Digital Age Sound will remain closed to recording or any type of in-person services until further notice. Hopefully, the worst of the pandemic is behind us and things will gradually get back to some sort of normalcy soon. This is an evolving situation. Please stay tuned for updates in the coming months.

Mixing and mastering services ARE still available. Please visit the “Services” page for more info regarding pricing and data requirements for these services.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email me. Work@DigitalAgeSound.com

D-Sane

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*PRICE INCREASES*

For the first time since 2007 when I opened my home studio to the public, I am increasing my prices. Being an independent musician for over 30 years myself, I have always understood how hard it is to make and release music on your own, especially when you’re working with a shoestring budget. My goal has always been to offer industry standard audio services for a fair price to indie artists. Where else could you record on a $10,000 Sony C800G microphone for $40-50hr around Seattle? Nowhere. In fact, for many years I was one of the only people in the state of Washington that even had one of these highly coveted microphones.

Times have changed. My studio has grown significantly as well. I’ve moved my studio twice in the past 7 years to commercial locations and spent a lot of money doing build outs, as well as major equipment upgrades. Though I’ve considered it many times, and have often been advised to by other professionals, I’ve never increased my prices. Inflation has also increased over 35% since 2007 and the dollar just isn’t worth as much as it used to be. At this point, it doesn’t make much financial sense to keep my pricing where it is. Especially, when you factor in my experience and equipment – I’m worth far more than what I’m charging. The industry low end pricing of the services I offer is generally twice what I charge. So, it makes sense to move my pricing in that direction.

Effectively immediately there will be price increases for all services. My hourly recording rate will increase to $60hr. Mixing services will move to a sliding scale of $100-200 per song depending on the size of the session, number of tracks, and complexity of the songs. Mastering will increase to $30 per track. This pricing is still below industry norms and shouldn’t have a dramatic impact on project budgets.

Thanks for your understanding.

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New album from Framework!

I recently had the pleasure of mastering the long-awaited new project Upscale Slanguage Vol. 1 from South Seattle Hip-Hop legend, Framework. Featuring production from veteran beatsmith, Vitamin D. Available on all digital platforms and on CD. Check it out!

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New EP from Seattle rock band The Ousters!

People often think that I (D-Sane) only work on Hip-Hop/Rap music, but it’s not true! I have a secret love for select rock music and occasionally get to work on some! Check out these projects from The Ousters, a hard rock instrumental trio from Seattle! Mastered by D-Sane @ Digital Age Sound.

The Ousters – Backwater

The Ousters EP

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Buffalo, NY artist Son of Tony releases double album

These days, it’s rare to see an artist release a double album. But then again, Buffalo, NY based artist Son of Tony isn’t your average artist! His gritty voice, combined with raw, unfiltered emotion, flows effortlessly over hard hitting production as he shares his life experiences. Check out each project below. Mastered by D-Sane @ Digital Age Sound.

The Son and His Father Tape 3: Sunrise

The Son and His Father Tape 3: Sunset

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New album from BARZ!

Tacoma based veteran emcee, BARZ! (formerly Jay Barz), has released his latest album Third Time’s a Charm. The album features Cali legend, KXNG Crooked (Crooked I) and Seattle R&B singer Dice Cunningham. Mastered by D-Sane @ Digital Age Sound.

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New EP from Falon Sierra!

Seattle based Neo-Soul-Alternative-Electronic songstress, Falon Sierra, has released her latest project called Damaged by System. Available now on all digital music platforms. Mastered by D-Sane @ Digital Age Sound.

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New album from producer Marcus D!

Seattle Hip-Hop producer, Marcus D, who now lives in Japan, has released his latest instrumental project called Times Remembered. Available on all digital platforms, CD, and vinyl. Mastered by D-Sane @ Digital Age Sound.

“Consisting exclusively of jazz samples from the early-to-mid 1900s, Marcus D returns to his roots with Times Remembered. An obvious homage to Bill Evans’ acclaimed “Time Remembered”, Marcus D uses sultry piano loops behind signature drum breaks layered with horn and string sections that would make Count Basie and Duke Ellington proud. In an era where Bill Evans and Chet Baker samples have become Spotify playlist fodder for “lo-fi” beatmakers, Marcus D forgoes the easy formula of finger-drumming over well-known jazz samples and seeks to create something unique and full of life; something familiar, but timeless. Times Remembered is an ode to the golden age of jazz, and the heartache, sacrifice, and artistry that pervaded the genre. Times Remembered taps into that moment in time and modernizes it beautifully.” – Rayne Sakaguchi (Tokyo Jazz Note)

Marcus D – Times Remembered

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