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Rates

STUDIO B RATES

JABARI RAYFORD

  • 3 Hours = $190
  • 6 Hours = $350
  • 10 Hours = $550
  • Hourly = $70 per hour with a minimum session of 2 hours

JEFF ARENSON

  • 3 Hours = $160
  • 6 Hours = $300
  • 10 Hours = $450
  • Hourly = $60 per hour with a minimum session of 2 hours

AIDAN SIEGEL-BRUSE

  • 3 Hours = $160
  • 6 Hours = $300
  • 10 Hours = $450
  • Hourly = $60 per hour with a minimum session of 2 hours

These are our rates for independent artists, those invoicing Majors and Corporations are subject to a 20% upcharge.

Payments accepted via PayPal, Venmo, Cash, Zelle (formerly Chase Quickpay), ACH, Wire Transfer and all Credit/Debit Cards.

STUDIO A RATES

MICHAEL KOLAR

  • 3 Hours = $230
  • 6 Hours = $435
  • 10 Hours = $650
  • Hourly = $85 per hour with a minimum session of 2 hours

JABARI RAYFORD

  • 3 Hours = $230
  • 6 Hours = $435
  • 10 Hours = $650
  • Hourly = $85 per hour with a minimum session of 2 hours

JEFF ARENSON

  • 3 Hours = $200
  • 6 Hours = $380
  • 10 Hours = $550
  • Hourly = $75 per hour with a minimum session of 2 hours

AIDAN SIEGEL-BRUSE

  • 3 Hours = $175
  • 6 Hours = $330
  • 10 Hours = $500
  • Hourly = $65 per hour with a minimum session of 2 hours

These are our rates for independent artists, those invoicing Majors and Corporations are subject to a 20% upcharge.

Payments accepted via PayPal, Venmo, Cash, Zelle (formerly Chase Quickpay), ACH, Wire Transfer and all Credit/Debit Cards.

SESSION POLICIES

The session begins when scheduled whether or not you are present. As we are a very busy studio, we may not be able to make up time due to tardiness. You are financially responsible for your entire scheduled session. You must call and cancel and or reschedule at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled session start time or you will be charged 50% of your total session fee. If you make a deposit and no show or cancel within 48 hours of start time, your forfeit your deposit.

FAQ

No, everything is based on our regular hourly or bulk rate, whether you are recording, mixing, making radio edits, or creating performance tracks. Keep in mind that only Studio A Room has dedicated mastering equipment.

Yes, a staff engineer will always be provided and included in the rate.

Feel free to bring your own engineer, but as we are not a freelance studio, our policy is that one of our engineers must be present and there will be no deduction in rate as our engineer will be present.

We will save your sessions for 60 days. Upon receiving payment in full for your session, we are more than happy to back up all data to a personal hard drive and/or flash drive provided at the end of your session. If you do not have a hard drive or flash drive ask us to back up to a DVD (it takes about 10 min to back up to a DVD-R). Please remember to budget enough time to backup during your session.

If bounces were not made during a scheduled session and JUST a bounce needs to be made it will be $5 if needed within 24hrs.  All revisions are done in 15 minute increments at an additional $15.

The session begins when scheduled whether or not you are present. As we are a very busy studio, we may not be able to make up time due to tardiness. You are financially responsible for your entire scheduled session. You must call and cancel and or reschedule at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled session start time or you will be charged 50% of your total session fee, up to $100. If you make a deposit and no show or cancel within 48 hours of start time, you forfeit your deposit.

We are conveniently located in Chicago’s West Town / Ukrainian Village neighborhood on Chicago Ave. Unlike most city neighborhoods, we have FREE street parking. We also have a 6 car lot in the rear of the building, available on a first come first serve basis. For exact directions, please go to our contact page.

Credit Card (Visa, Master Card, Discover), Debit Card, Paypal, Chase Quick Pay, Venmo, ACH, Wire Transfer, Cash

As many of you know, our Senior Engineer, Jabari Rayford, is an extremely talented vocalist, arranger, and producer in addition to being the best Senior Engineer we’ve ever had.  He always goes the extra mile to transform your vocals.  With Melodyne, Auto Tune Live, and VocAlign in both studios, Jabari is now well equipped to offer vocal production services. The rate for this service will be an additional $30 per hour to have Jabari take the necessary steps (coach, arrange, produce, Melodyne, Auto Tune, etc.) to give you the best possible vocals.  Being a singer himself, Jabari will always coach top-notch vocals.

Your music and lyrics in an acceptable format: CD, flash drive, hard drive. We are a Macintosh studio, so make sure your hard drive is Mac compatible. It also makes sense to have your material downloaded prior to your session, as you don’t want to use your paid studio time to download files. If you plan to bring analog hardware please make sure you have all appropriate power cables, zip disks, the manuals, etc. and any proprietary accessories. We are very knowledgeable with analog hardware, but to make sure your session goes off with out a hitch, please contact your engineer prior to your session to let us know the particular equipment you are bringing so we can be prepared.

We need a 50% deposit at the time of booking. Deposits are non-transferable and non-refundable. If a client “no shows” or cancels within 48 hours of start time, the deposit is forfeited.

All 10 hour sessions require a 50% deposit at least 4 days prior to your scheduled session. If you are booking a session with less than 48 hours notice, or are a first time client, a deposit will be required at the time of booking to reserve the time. All sessions with Jabari, require a deposit at the time of booking.

Jeff is a long time producer now bringing his production services to Soundscape. During your scheduled session, Jeff will work with you to create a custom beat that fits your unique sound from the ground up. You will be able to work together to create the sound you are looking for. Production services are at an additional $30 per hour spent on production, as well as a $100 flat fee per beat. Working with Jeff from beginning to end will result in a cohesive, crisp sound as he brings the entire song to life.

Soundscape Studios loves when people share that they have chosen to record here with their fans. We just ask that you credit Soundscape Studios in your video.

A multi track results in the best possible mix allowing the engineer to manipulate all aspects of the song,(ie: beef up kick, brighten snare, spread out synths, etc.) however, it takes more time to mix a multi-track session, thus requiring more studio time. It takes Michael Kolar 2-6 hours to mix and master a muti-track record to industry standard. (Most national records are mixed from multi-track.) A 2-track is more cost efficient, however, is not able to be manipulated in all aspects (ie: can’t remove vocals, turn up the kick or snare, etc.) It takes Michael Kolar about 1 hour to mix and master a 2-track session.