Game developer wondering how to pay new sound designer. Did I negotiate too high a price?

2021.12.07 21:32 grass_throwaway Game developer wondering how to pay new sound designer. Did I negotiate too high a price?

I've landed in a bit of a sticky situation as game developer and I'm wondering about your thoughts as a sound designer on the situation. Was the pay rate I set appropriate for this situation?
In my case, I contracted a beginner sound designer to make a special weapon reloading sound (2-3 seconds in length) for a flat rate based on how many hours the sound effect would take to make times the hourly rate. He didn't seem to have any set rates so I suggested I'd pay him $30 an hour and he told me it would take 3 hours to make the sound, which would amount to $90 total for the sound.
The issue I realized soon after signing the contract was that the other sound effects needed would take a similar, if not greater amount of time, and I calculated that I don't have the budget to compensate him if we were to continue to work together under the same payment method. It became clear that I hadn't thought or researched enough about sound design pay rates, which is why I'm here now. While I can afford this one sound, this sets a precedent for the rest of the sfx that I can't sustain with my budget. I looked at other sources and found sound designers who make sound effects for $20 each sound, so it seems only natural that I'd see about working with them instead. But again, I don't know how this works with sounds that can take a few hours to make and aren't found in libs (varied damage noises depending on impact velocity and surface, etc.)
I really like this sound designer because despite him being a beginner (having only worked one other personal project that's a few seconds long before this), I'm impressed by the way he approaches making each sound and can see him creating sounds the way my game needs.
How would I re-negotiate future sound assets to be more realistic for my budget and not come off as ripping him off? I'd imagine going from a high hourly pay to a flat rate of around $25-$30, which although is still higher than some prices of professional designers I've looked up, is itself still a huge chunk off the original payment method... It'd be a tough conversation. How should I go about talking about this and getting us on track?
If you were the sound designer and had not negotiated an agreement yet, what methods would you prefer to be compensated for sounds that aren't simply pulled from libraries? Do you yourself typically charge a flat rate per sound effect, charge hourly, or something else? If you were the developer (me) in this case, how would you negotiate a new method of payment and make things fair without going out of budget?
Thanks in advance!
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