We are flexible on our rates, especially for longer bookings. Our passion is to help local musicians make awesome sounding recordings.
All rates include an engineer.
Hourly rates: 80$ / hour – 1 hour minimum.
This rate includes an engineer and apply to the following studio services: Recording, Mixing, Mastering, and Transferring.
Billable session time begins at exact time booked.
Deposit of $200 per day is required for booking.
Deposits are only refundable if the session is cancelled with at least 48 hours notice.
75% payment in advance is required on all replication services.
Overtime (if available) is at the same hourly rate.
Time is billed in 1/2 hour increments.
All payments must be made at conclusion of session.
Recorded material will only be released upon full payment of completed session. Cash, and all major credit cards are acceptable forms of payment.
For sessions that continue for longer than one month and that require more than 5 GB of hard drive storage, the artist will may be required to supply a storage drive compatible with the studio’s storage system.
How to plan for a recording session : budgeting your time and money in the recording studio
When you talk to one of QDS Recording Studio’s engineers, you may find that we ask a lot of questions about your music. We do that so that we can help you plan your recording and help you get the best sound possible in the shortest time. There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to recording. Some people want to capture a live feeling and some want a slick, studio-produced sound. Every recording and every budget is a little different. Some people have a couple hundred dollars and others have thousands of dollars. Some people simply need a clean recording to get club gigs and others are releasing their album through a label.
We suggest you meet with us before your session in order to plan your session time and prepare for your recordings. If you tell us your goals and your budget, we’ll outline your options and plan an appropriate session. We won’t promise you a radio-ready album for $300, but we’ll tell you what you can realistically expect and we’ll play you samples of recordings done on your type of budget. It’s nice to hear examples of the most polished work to come out of a studio, but it’s also important to hear things recorded and mixed in the style and level of the session you are planning.