Y.C.C. Sheet Music Production    James Wu, engraver

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Student discount: 50% off all rates

Digital engraving / score editing

Unless specified otherwise, all digitization from printed scores will retain the original's layout, so that the number of pages and systems/measures per page remain the same.

• Digitizing or Transposing from a handwritten or printed score

    • Basic (notes and text only) - up to two instruments (four staves) $8 per page, each additional instrument $1 per page

    • Advanced (all markings, e.g. dynamics, articulations, slurs) - up to two instruments (four staves) $15 per page, each additional instrument $3 per page

• Cleaning up or Transposing from an existing sequencer or MusicXML file, or Finale project

    • Basic (general layout only, e.g. measures and staves evenly spaced) - $3 per page

    • Advanced (optimizing every element on every page) - $9 per page

• Parts extraction from a handwritten, printed or digital score

    • Without cues - from handwritten or print $15 per page, from sequencer file or Finale project $8 per page

    • With cues - from handwritten or print $24 per page, from sequencer file or Finale project $15 per page

• Editing scores and parts for playability

    • Adding markings, e.g. articulations, phrasing slurs (not bowings) - $30 per hour

    Adding string bowings - $40 per hour

    • Adding fingerings (violin only) - $60 per hour

    Digitization rates apply if score is not a MusicXML or Finale project.

Transcriptions / arrangements

• Arrangement from a handwritten, printed or digital score

    • Without orchestration - $50 per hour

    • With orchestration - please contact for quote

• Transcription or Arrangement from existing recordings

    • Without orchestration - $30 per hour (dictation) + $10 per page

    • With orchestration - please contact for quote

    If the music has text, please provide a link or send a copy (printed or electronic) of the text.

• Transcription directly from composer's dictation

    • Recorded session, i.e. record each phrase, instrument, etc. along with verbal descriptions and send it - $40 per hour + $10 per page

   
• Remote session, e.g. Skype call -
$50 per hour
+ $10 per page
        Facetime calls can't be accepted at this time.
        if the audio quality impedes dictation, a clearer communication method will be required.


    • Location session (computer, keyboard controller, and/or vertical monitor are provided on location) - $100 per hour + $10 per page

Revisions

• Without substantial layout changes - $30 per hour

• With substantial layout changes - $60 per hour

Examples of a "substantial layout change" include: the deletion or insertion of an entire system or page, a key change of a major section, adding another verse of text/lyrics, transposition of parts up or down an octave for a major section, etc.

Electronic performance synthesis

All rates are based on the length in minutes of the finished product.

From sequencer file - up to four tracks $7 per minute, each additional track $1.5 per minute

• From handwritten or printed score - up to four tracks $15 per minute, each additional track $2 per minute

Automation (performance details such as dynamics, articulation, rubato, vibrato) - $60 per hour
 
For non-acoustic and/or distorted/morphed sounds, please provide a link to an example that is closest to the desired result, or provide a written word description or specification list.



Miscellaneous notes:

  All prices can be negotiable (within reasonable terms).

  All materials will only be completely sent after payment is received.