Standard rates for Recording and Mixing;
Day rate: £135.00 per day (9 hours)
Hourly rate: £15
5 day package - £640.00
8 day package - £1020.00
10 day Album package - £1260.00
All prices are based on 9 hour days with studio owner/engineer Mark Sturgess.
Days do not have to be taken consecutively allowing clients flexability with other commitments.
A few things to note;
- All in-house gear is available at no extra cost.
- There is a minimum half day booking requirement unless finishing off a project or making final adjustments.
Extra time is charged at our hourly rate. Any session time not required will be deducted at our hourly rate.
Rates for Mastering:
£25 per song for first 2 songs. £15 per song thereafter. For example, a 4 track EP would cost £80.00 and a 10 track album would cost £170.00.
How many days will I need?
Using past experience, here is a guide to the amount of time needed to make an exellent finished recording.
For a standard 4/5 piece band aiming to produce 4 to 5 tracks, many go for the following option;
Day 1 - Get drum sounds and set up rest of the band ready to begin recording. Track the drums and guide parts.
Day 2 - Focus on the the Bass and Guitar sounds, replacing the guide parts.
Day 3 - Focus on overdubbing Lead Vocal performances.
Day 4 - Focus on overdubbing Backing Vocals, Harmonies, Percussion etc.
Plus 3 to 4 days Mixing & Mastering.
Total 6 to 7 days
For a Jazz trio or quartet/Trad folk ensemble aiming to produce 6 to 8 tracks;
DAY 1 - Band usually records Live and we track as many performances in the day as we can.
DAY 2 - Add any overdubs or additional layering along with any Vocals and Harmonies.
Plus 2 to 3 days Mixing & Mastering
Total - 4 to 5 days
Solo Artists & Instrumentalists aiming to produce 4 to 6 tracks;
Day 1 - Set up, get settled & comfortable. Track performances.
Plus 1 to 2 days Mixing & Mastering
Total 2 to 3 days
Time to mix.......
To bring that big budget sound to your recordings ( the sound potential fans/labels/promotors/publishers are going to be impressed by ) particularly with rock/pop bands, takes time. The more time you can dedicate to the mix, the better we can make you sound.