Packages and Rates

This page describes our live recording packages.

For more information or to book a date, contact Michael Connolly at michael@emptysea.com.

Basic Packages

Venue Rental + Multitrack Masters

Package Price: $400

This basic package includes:

  • Rental of our 40-seat acoustic music venue (from 6PM loadin/soundcheck to close at 10.30 PM)
  • A live sound engineer to run live sound for your show and oversee the recording process.
  • A show host to sell your merch and take tickets.
  • You receive full multitrack masters in Digital Performer, Logic, Pro Tools, or .WAV format to mix and master yourself.
  • You keep 100% of your aftertax ticket and merchandise sales to defray your costs.

Venue Rental + Mixing + Mastering

Package Price: $1000

Ideal for those who have experience with the CD duplication process and have access to a graphic designer, this package includes all of the above services, plus:

  • We mix up to 13 songs from your live concert into album-ready material using our Amek Angela console, high-end analog outboard gear, and quality digital plugins.
  • We master your CD, optimizing for clarity and quality first, not just “loudness.”
  • We deliver a mastered, ready-to-duplicate CD-R or DDP file set.
  • You keep 100% of your aftertax ticket and merchandise sales to defray your costs.

Turnkey Packages

The simplest choice for creating a high-quality, professional-looking live album in a short amount of time, turnkey packages include:

  • All of the services listed above – venue rental, mixing, and mastering.
  • Graphic Design – we create original, high-quality art for your album’s jacket and disc face.
  • CD Duplication – With an approved master and graphic design in hand, we handle every step of the duplication process, working with disc manufacturer partners on your behalf to deliver packaged, ready-to-sell discs.

Turnkey 100

Package Price: $1600

For a single price, this end-to-end album production package delivers:

  • Venue rental, mixing, and mastering (see above)
  • Graphic design of your CD jacket and disc face
  • 100 shrink-wrapped, barcoded, retail-ready CD-Rs in 4-panel full-color jackets or jewel cases
  • You keep 100% of your aftertax ticket and merchandise sales to defray your costs.

Turnkey 300

Package Price: $1900

For a single price, this end-to-end album production package delivers:

  • Venue rental, mixing, and mastering (see above)
  • Graphic design of your CD jacket and disc face
  • 300 shrink-wrapped, barcoded, retail-ready CD-Rs in 4-panel full-color jackets or jewel cases
  • You keep 100% of your aftertax ticket and merchandise sales to defray your costs.