Rates

RATES, PLANS, AND POLICIES

Our studio strives to deliver world-class audio services at highly affordable rates.  Every session you book includes both unlimited access to professional microphones and recording equipment and an engineer to set up and smoothly run your session.  We know that each session is unique and we do our best to accommodate every band and artist we work with.  For longer projects that require several sessions we make it easy to pick up right where you left off.

RECORDING & MIXING RATES

$50/hour (4 hour minimum)

Full use of studio and gear collection

Includes in-house engineer*

*You may supply your own engineer, but we require one of our staff to be present for your session.

MASTERING RATES

$50 per track

Using analog hardware and the latest mastering software, we’ll shape your records’ final tonal and dynamic shape to give them that professional, “radio-ready” edge.

Vinyl Mastering: $50 per track

The physical nature of vinyl records requires a different mastering process. We have the experience necessary to ensure the needle is reading your record correctly.

PAYMENT PLANS

Whether inspiration has just struck or you’ve been working tirelessly on new material, we understand the desire to start getting your music recorded.  We also understand that studio time isn’t always easy to fit into your budget.  We encourage those that aren’t able to make a complete payment the day of your session to ask us about our payment plans.  If you can make a smaller payment upfront we may be able to work with you to continue making payments over the course of your project.    

STUDIO POLICIES

Billable session time begins at exact time reserved.

A deposit of 50% of session is required for booking.

Due to commitments we make when you book, deposits are non-refundable.

Recorded material and related files will only be released upon full payment of completed session.

WORDS OF ADVICE

We will do our best to keep you on track and maintain momentum, but session time has a funny way of flying by.  Artists and bands that are well-rehearsed and well-prepared will make much better use of their session time than folks who are not.

The beginning of your session will almost always include setting levels, tweaking mic placement, and other adjustments before we hit RECORD.  This is critical in capturing the absolute best signal possible.  Remember, great sounding songs start with great recordings.  

You may want to consider recording to a click track, which is essentially a virtual metronome that keeps a steady tempo.  By doing so we are able to mix and match the best performances from different takes.  Using a click track is particularly useful if you plan on recording overdubs or if your song does not feature a drummer or some sort of beat.  If you’re comfortable keeping solid tempo then, of course, you’re welcome to skip the click track.  

It’s important to be confident and feel comfortable while recording.  Any requests regarding your headphone mix (what you’re hearing while playing/recording) are welcomed by the engineers.  Need a little reverb on your vocal?  Need the drums a bit louder?  Ask away!