MIDI Sequencing Packages


I have devised some basic sequencing packages, which can be used for various purposes, whatever genre of music you're into. And if none of these packages quite work for you, they can easily be adjusted as you wish, adding parts from the accompaniments list to put your track together just the way you want it. Please let me know precisely what you need and I'll be pleased to give you a tailored quote.

The following packages are based on sequencing an original loop (or loops) composed of 4 instrument parts (drums, bass, chords and melody) arranged into sections to fit your vocals. I will then drop parts in and out to create dynamic changes, adding embellishments like drum fills, synth twinkles, string runs, filter tweaks, etc. The final stage is to mix the finished track and supply you with the required files.


Sequencing Packages:

Sequencng Packages

Backing Tracks:



One sequenced loop

(to be used and adapted for the whole track), structured to your vocals, finished and mixed.

  1. Single (1 track)
    - Sequence Initial loop (4 to 16 bars) = 2hrs
    - Record and arrange vocals = 30mins
    - Structure track to fit vocals, adding embellishments = 2hrs
    - Finish and mix = 2hrs
    Total = £147.50



Two sequenced loops

(eg. verse and chorus), structured to your vocals, finished and mixed.

  1. Single (1 track)
    - Sequence two Initial loops (4 to 16 bars each) = 3hrs30mins
    - Record and arrange vocals = 30mins
    - Structure track to fit vocals, adding embellishments = 2hrs
    - Finish and mix = 2hrs
    Total = £185



Three sequenced loops

(eg. verse, chorus and ending), structured to your vocals, finished and mixed.

  1. Single (1 track)
    - Sequence three Initial loops (4 to 16 bars each) = 5hrs
    - Record and arrange vocals = 30mins
    - Structure track to fit vocals, adding embellishments = 2hrs
    - Finish and mix = 2hrs
    Total = £222.50



Four sequenced loops

(eg. verse, chorus, middle 8 and ending), structured to your vocals, finished and mixed.

  1. Single (1 track)
    - Sequence four Initial loops (4 to 16 bars each) = 6hrs
    - Record and arrange vocals = 30mins
    - Structure track to fit vocals, adding embellishments = 2hrs
    - Finish and mix = 2hrs
    Total = £247.50






Accompaniments:


The packages above are great for all sorts of loop-based music, such as Hip-hop, R'n'B, Pop and EDM. However, not all music is constructed of loops, formed instead from a more varied structure. These kinds of tracks need to be tackled with a more linear approach, building the song in layers from start to finish.

Below is a selection of broad musical accompaniment parts, each of which can be applied to a wide variety of instruments (not just those listed) and combined in any way you wish in order to create the backing arrangement you need. Unfortunately, it's difficult to put a precise time estimate on the creation of any of the following parts, as each song requires a unique


Percussion instruments


1. Multi-part and Solo Rhythm section

  • Acoustic Drum Kit = 2 to 3 hrs/track = £50-£75
    With varying patterns and fills following your song's structure from start to finish

  • Hand Percussion Group = 2 to 3 hrs/track = £50-£75
    Built of up to 3 separate parts using any selection of percussive instruments, all following the flow of your music

  • Electronic Drum Kit = 1hr30mins to 2hrs30mins = £32.50-£62.50
    Consisting of beat changes, drops, build-ups and fills as needed, using either sampled or synthesized sounds

  • Solo Hand Percussion = 1 to 2hrs = £25-£50
    A single percussion instrument keeping rhythm and structure along with your tune

  • Orchestral Percussion = 30mins to 1hr30mins = £12.50-£37.50
    Sparce hits and rolls from bass drums and timpani to cymbals and bell trees




Pitched instruments


2. Primary accompaniment instrument(s) = 2 to 3 hours/track = £50-£75

  • Piano, Organ or other Keyboard (acoustic or electric) with various chord progressions and supporting basses

  • String, Brass or Woodwind arrangement forming a cohesive group with interwoven melodies

  • Synthesizer pads, swirls, textures and arpeggios sweeping soundscapes designed to fill out your backing track




3. Solo or Lead instrument part = 1 to 2 hours/track = £25-£50

  • Lead Piano, Organ or other Keyboard up-front leading melody lines and solo parts written to lift your track

  • Solo Violin, trumpet or clarinet soloist passages composed to work with selected sections of your track

  • Lead synthesizer the potential sounds and methods in this category are endless - all can be arranged to suit your track's requirements






Session Musicians:


I'm the first to admit that there are some instruments which are almost impossible to recreate realistically enough with sequencing, so much so that the time it would take would be prohibitively long. That's why I recommend using session musicians for certain solo instruments. Unfortunately, there's no standard rate for session musicians and it would be impossible to list here the rates of every conceivable musician, so if I feel your track would benefit from a real person playing a real instrument, I'll let you know the costs involved and leave the decision up to you. Of course, if you already know that you want a session musician on your track, please let me know and I'll be happy to provide you with a quote.