Our Rates

Studio time is valuable. 

At Downtown Sound, we aim to facilitate the creative process and deliver a high quality recording for a price that is fair and affordable.

The cost may vary, according to the nature of the project and the approach you wish to take, your budget and other factors.

How many instruments and vocalists? How many songs, and what is their duration? Demo, EP or LP? Do you prefer live off the floor, or multi-track with overdubs? Tape or high quality digital? Are we recording only, or do you also want us to mix and master your tunes?

Our preferred method of setting a rate is to discuss your project and agree on an appropriate way to record your songs for best effect.

Based on our discussions, we'll review estimates of potential time and costs involved, and find a "flat" or "all-inclusive" package that fits your creative goals and your budget. From that point forward, we focus on the music and production, rather than watch the clock.

It's not always possible to estimate the potential time a project may involve, and sometimes, straight hourly or daily rates may be the best way to go. If that's the case, you can expect rates of approximately $40 to $50 per hour, with a 3 hour minimum, as a general guide.  

The bottom line is that Downtown Sound will deliver a high quality recording at a reasonable cost, with a broad range of options to meet your creative goals and your budget.

Please call, text or e-mail us for more information about the rates that would apply to your specific project.