Cost Per Day
Like a lot of studios, we quote recording costs on a per-day basis. That cost includes three things: the location, the gear, and the engineer/producer. Recording in a studio can often be the most economical choice since all the gear is included and on-site. Other locations such as a church or a house can offer a different vibe and sound for less money, but savings are sometimes offset by the cost of renting and moving gear.
In addition to the cost of the location and gear, there’s the cost of hiring us to engineer and/or produce. In total, you can expect to spend $300-600/day to record.
Number of Days
The total cost to record your project is going to depend on how many days you need. This can be tricky to calculate. Here are some things we consider when helping an artist determine how many days they need:
- How many songs are you recording?
- What’s the instrumentation of your band or group?
- How complex is your musical style?
- What’s your expectation of the final result, i.e. are you making a demo to get shows or a record for release?
- Do you have a deadline for completion?
Typically, a well-rehearsed, four-piece band recording a 10-song full-length record can get basic tracks recorded in 3-5 days and overdubs recorded in 1-2 days. Depending on the factors above, your project may take more or less time. Shoot us a line to talk about your project.