Vista, CA (January 12, 2004)–Le Mobile has announced a special “My Place or Yours” package pricing for clients who choose to use the remote studio for mixing as well as tracking. According to owner Guy Charbonneau, this flexible structure allows clients to budget a flat fee for the entire project, including mixes in stereo and 5.1 surround.
“Basically, if we did the tracking in Le Mobile, then I already have a good idea of what is involved in finishing the project, so I can quote a flat fee for the mixing,” said Charbonneau. “If the mixing takes longer than expected, there’s no extra charge.” As an extra incentive, Le Mobile is offering a no-risk, no-fault guarantee on “My Place” mixes–those done while the truck is parked at Le Mobile headquarters with Charbonneau as a primary mix engineer.
“Once I’m confident that we have the tracks we need to finish a successful project, then I can offer my guarantee,” Charbonneau continued. “After we do the mixes, if the client doesn’t want to use them then there’s no charge for the mixing time.”
Charbonneau added that the “no fault” mixing guarantee could apply to projects not recorded by Le Mobile, after evaluation of tracked material and when he is the primary engineer. Weekly flat fee rates will be quoted for clients who prefer to use a guest engineer for the mixing. Two recent DVD projects completed under Le Mobile’s “no-fault guarantee” are Rock Steady by No Doubt and Loose in LA by The Pretenders. Charbonneau comments that the success of the two DVDs should put to rest any nagging fears about mixing 5.1 surround in a truck. “It’s a matter of knowing how to translate sounds in an environment, and I’ve been working in this one for 25 years,” he said.
For those who choose the “Your Place” mixing option, Le Mobile will travel to a location that is convenient for the client–such as a production company office, suitably large home, or a favorite resort–anywhere in the USA or Canada. “Many artists and producers would prefer to mix at home, but they don’t want to compromise quality,” noted Charbonneau. “But with the ‘Your Place’ option, they can have an immaculate vintage Neve console, Pro Tools HD, Studer D827 digital and Studer A800 analog machines, as well as a great assortment of outboard gear.”
Charbonneau pointed out that this option gives the client the best of both worlds–technical facilities far beyond any typical home studio, plus the ability to monitor mixes in a familiar environment–often a crucial consideration when mixing for surround.