Studio Pricing and Policies
$24 per hour (except on holidays*)
The first hour of a studio session will always be billed as a full hour. Past the first hour, time will be billed at $6 per 15 minutes.
Recording fees are due at your recording session. Please plan accordingly.
Scheduling long sessions or multiple sessions may require a deposit before booking.
Mixing & Mastering
You may pay hourly for mixing and mastering (same price as recording) or pay a $30 flat rate per song (less than 5:30 minutes) for it to be mixed and mastered during off-hours.
The price for mixing songs recorded at another studio is $45 per song (less than 5:30 minutes).
This may also include songs recorded with me that contain additional recordings brought in from other studios (this will be determined on a case-by-case basis).
Pricing for songs longer than 5:30 minutes will need to be determined on a case-by-case basis.
Mixing discounts may be available for package deals, an exchange of royalty percentage points, or promotion, and will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
All mixing includes mastering at no extra charge.
The price for mastering songs mixed at another studio is $12 per song.
There is a "rush mixing" option for an additional $15 per song. You will receive your first mix back no later than 72 hours after the demo is approved. This option may not always be available due to variations in scheduling, but I will let you know before you pay for the service or issue you a refund.
I will not mix or master a song until you have approved the demo or mix and paid.
Cancellations/Late Arrivals/Early Departures
In order to make the most of available recording times (for you and everyone else), please book the appropriate amount of time you will need for a session and use all of it.
The minimum fee for a studio session is $24. If you come in for a 35-minute session, you will still be charged for a full hour. Once you go past the first hour, you are charged $6 per 15 minutes.
The clock starts at the start of our pre-arranged session time.
You have until 12 hours before your session to reschedule or cancel a session. Rescheduling or cancelling a session that is under 4 hours long with less than 12 hours notice will result in a $24 cancellation fee.
For sessions 4 hours or longer you have a minimum charge/cancellation fee equal to half of the scheduled time. For instance, if you schedule a 6-hour session and cancel with less than 12-hours notice, you will be charged $72 for 3 hours. Or, if you schedule a 4-hour session but you finish after 1 hour, you will be charged $48 for 2 hours.
If you are interested in setting up a home studio of your own, learning how to record or mix yourself, I offer consultations and private lessons. Rates and policies are the same as recording.
This is a good option for people wanting to practice their demos before coming to the studio to make a professional recording, recording your vocals on your own time that you can send to me to mix and master, or making a quick addition to a song without having to schedule a studio session.
A good home studio system can be put together for around $300 or less (if you already have a decent computer). Even a very basic studio system can be put together for under $200. There is even a free version of ProTools so you can send the session files directly to me for mixing and mastering. There are also good recording systems for iPad and iPhone.
Currently Accepted Payment Methods
(Subject to change): Cash, check, Chase QuickPay, Zelle, CashApp, Venmo, PayPal (+2% service charge), Credit/Debit card (+2% service charge, processed through PayPal). PayPal accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. For digital payment methods, I will send you a payment request for bookkeeping purposes.
*Holiday rate of $30 /hr applies to these days: New Years Day, Indy 500, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, & New Years Eve.