Recording Studio Booking
A booking is considered “on hold” (not confirmed) until a purchase order or a cash deposit is received. 50% is required in advance unless alternate arrangements are made of the client has a booking history with the studio in order to have the booking be considered “locked-in”. We reserve the right to be paid in full before the session for clients without a booking history. Funds must clear before the start of the recording session.
Session Start & Overtime Charges
Session start time begins at the schedule time even if the artist is not present. Same-day start time changes may incur additional charges. Overtime is billed hourly after a session exceeds 12 hours. Overtime is 10% of the daily rate per hour or partial hour. Unused booked time will be charged at our normal hourly rates.
You must give at least 48 hours notice if to cancel a studio session; otherwise, there will be a 50% cancellation fee. If a cancellation occurs less than 24 hours prior to a session, we reserve the right to collect the entire session fee.
Past Due Accounts
If an account is past due, immediate collection and legal action may begin. In addition to the studio charges, you are responsible for all legal and collection fees, if applicable. Invoices more than 30 days past due incur an additional interest charge.
Please discuss your equipment needs before booking. Additional outboard gear can be rented at an established day rate.
No Smoking, No Drugs & Drink Responsibly:
Our locations is a non-smoking environment. You are not allowed to smoke in the front or side of the building as stated in our lease. We uphold the standard to maintain a drug free – family friendly environment. We do recommend smoking in your vehicle before your session. Smoke breaks are not included in your paid time, please be mindful of your time block. Drinking under the age of 21 is not allowed in the building. Please drink responsibly. No drinking games allowed, mature consumption is fine. Use of any illegal drug is not allowed in the building. For your safety and the protection of our studio you will be to leave the studio if you appear to have a drug or alcohol impairment. The local authorities will be contacted if you fail to comply with our 1st warnings.
We value having a neat work environment for your sessions. All employees must keep a clean work station. We ask our clients to throw away all trash in garbage cans. Outside of the studio please keep the noise level down to your inside voice out of respect for our neighbors. There is no running, jumping, horse playing, screaming, or fighting allowed. You will be permanently banned from our studio if you do not comply. Sessions that have more than 3 people attending please let us know ahead of time to prep hosting your guests. The goal is to make everyone feel at home!
During your recording session, we focus solely on your tracking process (vocal/instrumentation), meaning there is no mixing nor mastering during this paid time. The reason is so we can properly organize your files since the mixing/mastering are a different production process than recording. There may be a chance you will be assigned a different recording engineer based on your needs. If you decide to cut your time short and request to begin mixing, the recording session will be stopped and the engineer will begin to set up a mixing lab. You will still have to pay for your mixing session separately according to our current rates. Unused times does not transfer over into other production, there are no exceptions. You must send your music files to the email address of your engineer the day before your appointment to avoid using your time to have the session prepared.
During your mixing session, we focus solely on your mixing process (volume, balance, effects, tricks etc.). Meaning there will be no recording nor mastering during this paid time. The reason for this is so we can work from an organized session’s files since the recording/mastering are different processes than mixing. There may be a chance you will be assigned a different mixing engineer based on your needs. If you decide to cut your time short and request to begin recording over the mix your session will be stopped and the engineer will begin to set up a recording session. You will still have to pay for your recording session separately according to our current rates. Mixing invoices must be paid in full before we can begin mixing music . Invoices paid in full will receive to 3 revision of the completed mix and any traditional revision are subjected to small fees.
During your mastering session, we focus solely on your mastering process (volume, eq, balance, finalization etc.). Meaning we do no recording nor mixing during this paid time. Typically this is not a fast process and could require the ears of multiple skilled engineers. We do not book appointments for you to come in. There may be a chance you will be assigned a different mastering engineer based on your needs. These rates do not transfer over there are no exceptions. Mastering must have a 100% deposit before we can begin on your music.
There is no refund for fully delivered services. In the case that our work is not properly delivered because of computer errors we will offer you a time to reschedule at no additional cost and subtracting the time used. You have the right to deny and request a refund. This process can take up to 30 days based on your payment method and bank. For mixing, mastering, or beat production, we understand you have goals to get the best quality music which is why we offer reworks session. If you leave your session unsatisfied and we determine we did not fill your needs to the best of our ability you will be issue a refund. This is to your engineer’s discretion. 100% deposits are refundable up to 24 hrs before the 1st booked appointment and beginning of service.
If you require plug-ins with our in-house computers that are not already installed, you have the following choices:
Bring your i-lock and you install the software on our system;
Rent the plug-in from a 3rd party;
Buy the plug-in and temporarily install on our system;
Bring your own computer and will will hook it up.
If you wish to install any software, your assistant for the session will do the install for you. Please note that upon completion of recording projects, we will uninstall and remove all software and plug-ins added by clients for which Little Big Room Studios is not the licensee. We do not allow demo versions or cracked versions of plug-ins on our systems.