FAQ:

  • What are your current rates for mixing and mastering?
    My goal is to help you achieve your goals as an artist and bring your vision to life. And every project is different. Everybody has different needs, wants, ambitions and starts from a different place. Therefore, let's discuss the needs and goals of your project first, talk about a budget that matches these expectations and then I will send you a detailed, personalized proposal with the perfect pricing for you and your situation. This is the only way to make sure you get the most value out of my services. Here's the quote request form with all the . details I need to know about you and your project: benedikthain.com/projectdetails
  • Do you do test mixes or test masters?
    That totally depends on my availability and the project. Please let me know if you want to do that and I'll tell you if it's possible in your case. Btw: The best way to do test mixes or masters is to just book a regular project for a single song and not even tell the engineer that it is a test. That way you get to hear and experience what people would actually do in a regular scenario and not just when they want to win the gig. So, doing paid tests is totally worth it if you're not sure who to work with. 
  • I want to send you files for a mixing or mastering project. How do I go about that?
    Please refer to the "File export & transfer checklist" that I sent you and use the upload link in there. If you can't find the checklist, or haven't received one, yet, please let me know and I'll get it to you asap!
  • I have a question on the process, timescale or terms of a project that we're currently working on together. Like "When do we get the files?", "When should we send the files?", "What's happening next", "Is XYZ included in the price?", etc.
    Please refer to the proposal I sent you before we started the project. The link still works and you can look into all the details, anytime. It should have everything you need to know and answer all of your questions. If you still can't find what you're looking for, let me know and I'll get back to you!
  • Can you recommend a certain piece of gear, or do you have advice on how to record? 
    Yes, I absolutely can! In fact, I've built a whole website around this. Please go to theselfrecordingband.com and check out the downloads, articles, podcasts and videos we put out. You'll find tons of information on there. Not found what you were looking for? Let me know and I'll help as soo as I find the time!
  • I have a question about the Outback Recordings Podcast. Where do I send it to?
    Please email podcast@outbackrecordings.com or visit benedikthain.com/podcast.
  • I have a question about "The Self-Recording Band". Where do I send it to?
    Please email benedikt@theselfrecordingband.com or go to theselfrecordingband.com.
  • Do you have 1 on 1 coaching slots available?
    I accept a very limited number of coaching clients per month. Please introduce yourself and describe what you're looking for.
  • Do you offer internships?
    I work with an assistant and currently don't offer internships. But feel free to send me your CV, examples of your work (no downloads please), or just a good intro email that explains why you're interested in becoming a team member of The Self-Recording Band or Outback Recordings. If your application sounds interesting, I will get in touch and see if there's an opportunity for future work.