RATES

TRACKING, EDITING, MIXING, REAMPING  

$30/Hr - 10Hrs (This includes managing and organizing deliverables)

$35/Hr - Anything past 10 hours

MASTERING

LENGTH                  SINGLE FORMAT          MULTIPLE FORMAT
SINGLE SONG:         $50                             $80
1-12 MINUTES:        $100                           $130
13-20 MINUTES:      $150                           $180
21-40 MINUTES:      $200                           $230
41+ MINUTES:         $250                           $280

 

MASTERS OF THE RECORDINGS WILL NOT BE RELEASED UNTIL THE SESSION IS FULLY PAID.

A 20% nonrefundable deposit is needed to book a session in advance.

 

BEFORE YOU BOOK AT CHAPEl BLACK STUDIOS CONSIDER THIS; 

We at Chapel Black Studios want to offer a comfortable, professional, and courteous work environment for our clients as well as our engineers.  Chapel Black is not a press a button and wait studio. We like to get involved in your project and push you to execute the best possible performances and sound.  

Recording is a process that takes some time.  Between microphone placement, signal processing, organizing and tracking, mixing and editing; it is not unreasonable that most projects require a minimum of a 10/12 hour day for completion.  If you are booking a session with Chapel Black Studios, please allow that amount of time to finish your project and do not rush the engineer. 

The whole process only take longer if a band is unprepared.  Protools edits, beat and pitch correction, and drum replacement only go so far. They take a long time to execute.  We want to deliver the best product possible to represent you as an artist and us as a studio/engineer. So, here are some helpful tips for preparation.  

 

1.GET YOUR GUITAR OR BASS SET UP

Chapel Black engineers will be listening for tuning and pitch issues constantly.  While we understand that certain projects might not require as much attention to this detail as others, it is very helpful when your guitar or bass is intonated and has brand new strings on it.  We are happy to recommend guitar/bass techs if needed.  

 

2. PUT NEW HEADS ON YOUR DRUMS

A good drum sound comes from good drums, a good drummer, and well tuned new drum heads.  If you are using the house kit, please consider that we change the heads once a month. Therefore, you are walking in blindly to the quality of the kit at that moment.  Email your engineer to ask for the sizes of shells as well as which heads they might suggest for your band.  

 

3. PRACTICE, DEMO YOUR PROJECT FIRST, THEN DEMO IT AGAIN

Although Chapel Black’s prices are practically unbeatable for what we offer, Chapel Black is still a chance for your band to record on state of the art gear in a professional studio environment.  Therefore, take some time to make sure your band is actually ready to record.  Keep in mind that there are certain nuances you may not hear at band practice that you may later hear in the studio.  This could be something as simple as a bass line not following the guitar, or one guitar plays this the other plays that, etc.  One way to eliminate future conflicts with this is to have a practice with only the stringed instruments, so everyone is clear on what they are playing.  Another way is demoing your project one or multiple times before tracking for a record.  All of your favorite records were recorded at least once. Maybe twice before they were actually recorded and released.  This process is not only helpful to a band but to an engineer/producer as well.  There is a lot of cheap and easily obtainable recording gear that is readily available, as well as beginner engineers looking to practice their skills.  Take advantage and hear how your band sounds recorded.  Also, let us know if you are coming to Chapel Black to demo your project. 

 

4. BE SPECIFIC, BE PRECISE

Tell us about your band. Tell us about how you want your recording to sound. And, tell us about how you want to record it.  While engineers all have their styles and techniques, we are never afraid to expand beyond our comfort zone for whats best suited for your projects.  Some bands need to record live in the same room, while others prefer the preciseness of isolation.   If you are recording songs to a click track, especially multiple tempos, please have the BPMs and measures mapped out. 

 

5. COMMUNICATE

Remember that when this is all said and done, we are still working for you.  Check in about what you need and what you expect.  We understand that certain unforeseen circumstances easily come in the way of recording and we want to make sure we all understand each other.  Don’t be afraid to let us know if something doesn’t work for you. Especially, if you are not feeling well or prepared enough to preform.  Recording is a physically and emotionally grueling process. So listen to your body and your voice in order to deliver the best possible performances you can.  Although time and money are of the essence, those uncertainties you might have about your performance do not go away with recording tricks.  

 

Thank you for taking the time to read this section and please do not hesitate to contact us with any and all questions or concerns.