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Assignment 4 Task 5: Business Plan for a CD Production Unit 39 The Sound and Music Industry GC: P4, M4, D4

Write a business plan that describes and explains the process of creating a CD master of a multi-track recording, based on your own sound recording and production project (Assignment 5 Task 1, 2, 3). You must include all key stages, including pre-production and planning, production (recording), and post-production (mixing and mastering). You must outline expected income and expenditure based on the requirements of your project at IMW. E.g. include costs for relevant personnel, hiring of equipment and services etc... Your business plan must partially meet the needs of a CD production to achieve a pass grade, fully meet the needs of a CD production to achieve a merit and completely and in detail meet the needs of a CD production for a distinction grade. 1 – Recording artist: This could be session musicians, at an hourly rate can be expensive an average of £40 ph, band members and friends, 2 – rehearsals At about £30 per day up to £300, before recording at least three days rehearsal before going into the studio would be advisable, our band had 6 days rehearsals . 3 - Hiring a studio £235 a day with an engineer 4 - tracking engineer Around £25 to £50 ph 5– Mix engineer At £25 ph or anything up to £200 6 – Mastering engineer £25 ph 7 – Duplication or replication CD replication is a physical production process that involves actually pressing the discs during manufacture from a “glass master”. Replicated discs are also referred to as CD ROM discs, with the 'ROM' standing for 'Read-Only Memory' (as opposed to the CD-R where the 'R' stands for 'Recordable'). The glass master is made of glass that has been coated by a chemical, which is burned off with a laser. The glass master is a 'negative' of the CD and it is then coated with a molten nickel compound and turned into a 'stamper'. The stamper punches tiny pits in the production CDs that use molten aluminium as...
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