Services




2021 Price Lists

       Music Engraving

       Music Lessons

       Arrangement & Composition
       Audio Mixing & Editing

       Recording & Production

       

       Music Engraving Examples





Music Lessons


• Piano/Keyboard/Guitar/Bass lessons
• Composition (classical/avant-garde/electronic)
• Arranging/orchestration (any style)
• Songwriting/lyric writing (any style)
• Music production – recording techniques, DAWs, editing, mixing (any style)


Lessons will take place


• online via zoom
• in person in my Williamsburg studio (if fully vaccinated)
• or, depending on travel distance, your home


Pricing/Scheduling


30 min     $50
45 min     $75
60 min     $95


To schedule a lesson or if you have questions or requests not answered or covered on this page, please contact me directly via email (adrian dot knight at gmail dot com); I will get back to you within 24h. 


























Music Engraving (Copyist Services)


For over 10 years I’ve offered copying/engraving services to publishers, composers and musicians at competitive rates. As a composer with plenty of first hand experience working with orchestras, ensembles and performers, I understand the needs and wants of both musicians, composers and librarians. My goal is to deliver not only flawless but aesthetically pleasing documents that address all the common issues with self-published scores and parts and make the act of reading and playing as seamless as possible. 


Services include: score preparation from handwritten manuscripts, scanned materials, midi files, xml files and Sibelius files; layout and editing of scores and parts; detailed proofreading to ensure compliance with present day publishing standards and MOLA guidelines. As an experienced rehearsal pianist, I make idiomatic and precise piano reductions for vocal scores (operas and choral works). Materials are delivered as print ready PDFs using standard page sizes and formats as appropriate or specifically requested.


Projects include operas, orchestral works, ensemble works, vocal works and solo/chamber works by David Lang (prisoner of the state, the loser, anatomy theater, symphony without a hero, harmony and understanding), Hannah Lash (Beowulf, Desire, Leander and Hero, The Voynich Symphony, Requiem) Fred Lerdahl (Cyclic Descent, Time and Again, String Quartet No. 4 “Chaconne”), Bernard Rands (“...in the receding mist...”, “...sans voix parmi les voix...”), Alvin Singleton (La Flora, Apple, Across Differences), Stewart Wallace (Hat Trunk) and Frank Zappa (200 Motels), as well as works by Alex Mincek, Kate Soper, Julia Wolfe, Michael Gordon, Mozart, Ives and Bruckner, most of  which end up in both print and digital formats at major publishers such as Schott Music, Red Poppy and Universal.


• layout of full score from


Sibelius file

midi/xml file

pdf

handwritten manuscript


• layout of parts from


Sibelius file

midi/xml file

pdf

handwritten manuscript


• proofreading with corrections


• piano reduction from full score


• scores with custom graphics


custom symbols and shapes (all vector graphics)

non-standard notation

modular/box notation

multiple simultaneous time signatures

• preparation of front matter


title page and notes

instrumentation

symbols/special notation guide

stage setup(s) and diagrams


• lead sheets, chord charts, guitar tabs


• compare with and transcribe from recordings



Audio Mixing & Editing


As a recording engineer I have maintained a project studio for the past 10 years, as well as doing occasional on location recording. Clients include String Orchestra of Brooklyn, Scott Wollschleger, Ted Hearne, Karl Larson, Bryce Hackford, Tom Noble, Alice Cohen, David Lackner/Galtta Media, Mike Wexler, Nick Stevens, Red Light New Music, Richard Carrick, and David Kaplan. 


I offer fast and detailed editing of pre-existing projects/stems, including noise removal, integration of takes/punches, enhancement/clean-up of live recordings, and I’m happy to address issues like phasing, feedback, unwanted resonances and the like. I can also mix more complicated sessions with up to 16 channels of analog summing, and virtually limitless tracks in-the-box with hundreds of industry standard plugins and auxiliary software (Waves, Izotope, Melodyne et al) across many genres and styles, including classical, contemporary classical/new music, jazz, free improvisation, electronic, and pop/rock. 


My main DAWs are Reaper and Logic Pro. If your mix contains effects and colors that are essential to the character of your music, please send printed stems (spatial effects as separate stems if possible) to safeguard the sonics of your track, but generally speaking I prefer working with raw, unprocessed tracks. Delivery is in 24-bit/44.1kHz WAV/AIFF unless otherwise specified and includes the stereo mixdown(s), complete set of stems and the session file(s).


• editing


integration of takes/punches

noise reduction/removal

enhancement/clean-up of live recordings

general maintenance (phasing, feedback, unwanted resonances)


• mixing


analog mixing (up to 16 channels)

digital/in-the-box mixing (virtually limitless channels)

hundreds of plug-ins and auxiliary software (Waves, Izotope, Melodyne)

delivery of mixes and stems at 24-bit/44.1kHz (or 96kHz) WAV/AIFF



Recording & Production


As a multi-instrumentalist, I have contributed keyboard, synth, bass, guitar and vocal performances in many styles and genres on numerous releases including Bryce Hackford (Safe Exits, Spring Theory), Tom Noble (Flashlight 12”, Rush Hour), Alice Cohen (Artificial Fairytales, NNA Tapes), Family in Mourning ft. Lydia Lunch (Eulogy, Galtta Media), Anthony Vine (Remnants, Galtta Media), and albums by Synthetic Love Dream, Private Elevators, Blue Jazz TV, Nick Stevens et al. I can perform from pre-existing scores or lead sheets, improvise from chord charts, or create original parts according to your needs. 


Although I am active in many styles and genres, my background and focus is in classical and new music, and I sight-read well. Though not a concert pianist, I have played most of the reportoire in the classical canon, including the keyboard and piano works by Beethoven and Mozart (Sonatas, Concertos, Variations), Bach (English Suites, French Suites, Partitas, The Well-Tempered Clavier, The Musical Offering et al), Chopin (Waltzes, Ballades, Etudes, Preludes, Sonatas, Impromptus et al), Debussy (Estampes, Preludes, Images), Liszt (Sonata in B Minor, Consolations, Ballades, Deux Legendes, Annees de Pelerinage et al), Schubert (sonatas, Impromptus, Moments Musicaux), Schumann (Piano Concerto, Kinderszenen, Faschingsschwank Aus Wien), and many others. 


Through hundreds of concerts, gigs and events over the past decade I have learned the importance of solidity, simplicity and precision in performances both on stage and in the studio — this combination of classical training with experience as a live and studio musician is of great help to me when I design a part for a piece or a song. 


• overdubs (pre-existing part/chart/score or original)


88-key Fender Rhodes Piano (Radial DI)

Waldorf Blofeld synthesizer

Korg Monologue and MicroKorg synthesizers

electric bass (Fender Precision bass, Ampeg SVT-III, 112 Bergantino cab, Radial DI)

electric guitar (Fender Stratocaster, assorted Boss, Morley, Dunlop pedals, Radial DI)

lead and backing vocals (Shure SM7B, Røde NT1A)

delivered as stereo or mono stems at 24-bit/44kHz or as specified


• production


direction of style, character, mood, tone

creative/original mixing and color choices

drum machine/sampler programming

original synthesizer patches 



Arrangement & Composition


• arrangement


(for studio productions, live performance, film, TV, web)


horn/big band arrangements

string arrangements

woodwind arrangements

percussion arrangements

custom arrangements


• orchestration


(for studio productions, live performance, film, TV, web)


chamber orchestra

large orchestra

wind orchestra

string orchestra

custom ensemble/orchestra


• composition


original music for film, TV, web contexts

original music for dance, theater, performance, installation contexts

original music for atmospheric and/or incidental contexts