Mobtown Laboratories
Microshows

Distilling all the kinetic energy and sonic kaboom of a large venue show into a teeny pint-sized house concert package, behold, the Mobtown Microshow.

Albert Bagman

Microshow
Albert Bagman - Microshow
Scroll Downers - Microshow

Blacksage

Microshow
Blacksage - Microshow

Post Pink

Microshow
Post Pink - Microshow
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The BSide Sessions

Revealing a distinctly intimate story narrated by song and sometimes-rowdy, sometimes-weary aftershow convo.

Starlight Girls

The BSide Session
Starlight Girls - The BSide Session

Divining Rod

The BSide Session
Divining Rod - The BSide Session

The Flying Eyes

The BSide Session
The Flying Eyes - The BSide Session
 

Pricing

Planning is everything

Pricing

To prepare for making an awesome record, one of the most important things you can do, besides rehearsing, is budgeting realistically. You can play worry-free and give a much better performance when you arrive at the studio and know that you’ve budgeted sufficiently for your project.

That doesn’t mean you need buckets of cash. But it does mean it’s worth carefully walking through the details of your project ahead of time to prioritize how you want to spend your money. Since determining how much to budget can be tricky, we’ll walk you through each phase of a project and how we price it.

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:

  1. How many songs are you recording?
  2. What’s the instrumentation of your band or group?
  3. How complex is your musical style?
  4. What’s your expectation of the final result, i.e. are you making a demo to get shows or a record for release?
  5. 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.

Below are our prices for mixing services. If your project is a little unusual (we like unusual!) or falls outside the parameters of what you see here, never fear, just send us a note to discuss what you’d like to do.

  • Single
  • $250/ song
    • 1 song
    • 9-24 audio tracks
    • 3 revision rounds
    • 3-5 day turnaround
    • Subtract $50 for 1-8 audio tracks
    • Add $50 for 24-48 audio tracks

  • EP
  • $200/ song
    • 2-6 songs
    • 9-24 audio tracks
    • 3 revision rounds
    • 1-2 week turnaround
    • Subtract $50/song for 1-8 audio tracks
    • Add $50/song for 24-48 audio tracks

  • Full-Length
  • $175/ song
    • 7+ songs
    • 9-24 audio tracks
    • 3 revision rounds
    • 2-3 week turnaround
    • Subtract $50/song for 1-8 audio tracks
    • Add $50/song for 24-48 audio tracks

Below are our prices for mastering services. If you have any questions about your project, get in touch and we’ll talk through it together.

  • Single
  • $40/ song
    • 1 song
    • 2 revision rounds
    • 1-3 day turnaround

  • EP
  • $35/ song
    • 2-6 songs
    • 2 revision rounds
    • 3-5 day turnaround

  • Full-Length
  • $30/ song
    • 7+ songs
    • 2 revision rounds
    • 5-7 day turnaround

Depending on your project, you may have production costs to budget for. If your music calls for instrumentation that’s outside your wheelhouse, you may want to hire a session musician who can knock it out for you. If you have the bones of a song idea, but could improve upon it with additional arrangement and songwriting, you may want to consider budgeting for that service. If you’re a vocalist with lyrics, but need help with composition, a composer could get you there.

Many projects don’t require these services at all and the costs vary, but typically, hiring a session musician costs $50-200 per session. Arranging, songwriting, and composition services run $150-500/song.

Pricing