Every Day Recording, Mixing & Mastering Rates:

$35.00 per hour / 2 Hour Minimum / Deposits required to hold time (see below).


RECORDING PACKAGE DEALS:


A)
Complete Album Package 1 -- $1100
10-12 songs recorded & mixed - Includes 16 hours (2 days) studio time (This INCLUDES mixing time during scheduled sessions)Professional ANALOG Mastering at Sonesta Records in Israel - includes 2 Redbook Audio Masters with encoded ISRC Codes and CD TextWe suggest you record LIVE as a group to save time (we think it's the best way anyway.)  Time over will be charged at our normal studio rate of $35/hour (cash price).


B) Complete Album Package 2  -- $999
10-12 songs - Includes 16 hours (2 days) studio time (This INCLUDES mixing time during scheduled sessions),  also includes use of sound library and effects, Professional Mastering,  We suggest you record LIVE as a group to save time (we think it's the best way anyway.)  Time over will be charged at our normal studio rate of $35/hour (cash price).


C)
Complete Album Package 3 -- $300
4 songs - Includes 8 hours (1 day) studio time (This INCLUDES mixing time during scheduled sessions), also includes use of sound library and effects,  We suggest you record LIVE as a group to save time (we think it's the best way anyway.)  Time over will be charged at our normal studio rate of $35/hour (cash price).  (For tight and prepared bands!)


D) Studio Package 1 -- $200
2 songs — Includes 6 hours studio time (This INCLUDES mixing time during scheduled sessions), also includes use of sound library and effects. We suggest you record LIVE as a group to save time (we think it's the best way anyway.)  Time over 6 hours will be charged at our normal studio rate of $35/hour (cash price) (For tight and prepared bands!)  ( THIS COULD BE CONSIDERED OUR "DEMO" PACKAGE )

E) Studio Package 2 -- $135

Record 1 song in its' entirety and have it quickly mixed and mastered, just so you can try us out!  (NOTE: this song will be recorded LIVE with a few overdubs and then mixed and mastered.)  Max 4 hours (This INCLUDES mixing time during scheduled sessions)Time over 4 hours will be charged at our normal studio rate of $35/hour (cash price).  (For tight and prepared bands!)



TO BOOK A SESSION, 50% deposit is required to reserve your time and the remainder is due upon completion (see below for deposit details).  NOTE:  you pay for any hourly sessions at the end of each scheduled day.


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MIXING RATES:

Mixing is a subjective beast, and it depends on how much you want or need done.  Tighter bands that do not need any fixing or extra polishing are obviously much faster to mix.  On average a mix takes anywhere from 2-8 hours, with the average falling in between 2-4.  The first song always takes the longest in a collection, and once we establish a sound you're happy with, the rest fall into place a little quicker.

OPTION 1 - Mix with US!
ACR charges our low price of $35/hour for client-attended mixing sessions.   This quicker option allows clients direct feedback during the mixing process and will enable clients to leave with a finished product when you're happy with how everything sounds.

OPTION 2 - We mix on our own time
ACR charges $50/song for mixing on our own time.  We fit your work around our other projects, and we send mixes back and forth by email.  You are allowed 2 edits per mix, after that, you are charged $35/hour per song to finish.    


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MASTERING:

$30 per song or $285 for 10-14 Song Album

Click here to learn more about what mastering is:  MASTERING

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What's Included with every session:

Engineer, select on-site studio equipment, select house musical instruments and amplifiers, Sound Effects Library

2 CD Dubs per Session (if requested)

  

What's Not Included, But Available:

RECOMMENDED PURCHASEPortable Hard-drive storage
Studio Musicians (drummers, bass players, pianists, guitarists), CD Backups

Master File preparation - $35/hour.  You must bring storage media or we can use DROPBOX to transfer.

Deposits:

Deposits are required to guarantee your date!  See our calendar for availability. We suggest you bring it with you (just in case) during a scheduled site visit.  Weekend time goes FAST.  DEPOSITS CANNOT BE TRANSFERRED TO OTHER DATES IF YOU CANNOT MAKE THE DATE SCHEDULED.

Deposits and 100% Prepays may be sent with check/money order or you can call us with a credit/debit card.

Our policy for refunds of deposits are (times given from the date you receive our receipt acknowledgement:)
  • 2 weeks prior to your date = FULL REFUND
  • 1 week prior to your date = 50% refund
  • less than 1 week = NO REFUND
  • DEPOSITS left for more than 3 months are considered forfeit
  • If you send us a deposit, you warrant you read and understood this.

GIFT CERTIFICATES: Can ONLY be redeemed for time; no refunds are available after purchase. A refund in the way of credit will be issued upon rescheduling/cancellations, pursuant to the bulleted points above.

FOR PACKAGE DEALS:  Pay 50% of the total amount; or

FOR HOURLY TIME:    You can pay a $50, non-refundable deposit, which will be applied towards actual time used.  This deposit cannot be transferred to other days if you cannot make the date scheduled!

SEND DEPOSITS (or drop off) TO:

AUDIO CAVE RECORDING STUDIO

4620 NE 47th Terrace

Kansas City, MO 64117

++ Make Money orders out to:  Scott Martinez ++
or
++ Call (816) 516-6007 with your debit/credit card number ++

Payment Policy:

50% deposit on booking.  Next 50% at start of recording.  2 Hour Minimum.

++ CASH PREFERRED ++