Recording

I regularly provide piano and keyboard tracks for songwriters and recording artists. These are primarily done remotely, which allows me to offer my services to clients regardless of their geographical location. I offer high quality work, delivered quickly and efficiently at an affordable rate.

Providing recording services is something I greatly enjoy, and has allowed me to interact and collaborate with musicians from around the world. Clients usually include composers, producers, and songwriters/artists looking for that special piano/keyboard component to their songs. Church worship leaders often seek particular arrangements for recorded accompaniments to be used during services, as do singers who perform live with tracks.

How does the process work?

You begin by contacting recording@barryrusso.com. Let me know what you're seeking (piano part, keyboard/synth parts, accompaniment, etc.). Attach an mp3 of whatever you have (please indicate tempo bpm). If you only have a basic outline recording, say on a phone or some other device, just send that along, and I'll start the project from scratch. I will send you a Paypal invoice for a $25 deposit to officially activate the project, or you can initiate this step at the bottom of this page.

After this, I create an mp3 demo of what I'm thinking for your song. Once you've approved this, I will go ahead and record the final version.

My rate for most projects is $100 per song, with the occasional exception of projects that I anticipate to be more extensive in nature. Included in this are two revisions. Upon your final approval, I will send you an invoice for the balance of your payment and deliver the stems as .wav files. For grand piano parts, you will receive individual tracks from each mic position, along with a mixdown of one track that combines all the mics. Your tracks can be sent to you dry and panned center so that a later mix engineer can apply whatever settings they want, or I can send you a version with panning, EQ, and effects.

I absolutely believe in thorough communication throughout the process. As a songwriter and recording artist myself, I know first-hand what it's like to turn your heartfelt creations over to other musicians and producers. For more information or if you have a specific question, feel free to email me at recording@barryrusso.com, or use the contact form below.

To hear some samples of my piano work, check out the music player on this site (top left), or click on the SoundCloud icon below. I am also available for hire in this capacity through a service known as SoundBetter:

Barry Russo, Piano on SoundBetter

"Barry is simply fantastic! This was my first time ever using a session musician and Barry made me wonder why I never did it before! He was very professional and easy to work with. The piano playing was of course superb and exceeded my expectations. His communication was great and he made prompt adjustments as and when I needed them. I would highly recommend him to anyone." -  Leo Bull, London, United Kingdom

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