Studio hire is priced at $550 per day which is inclusive of both the hire and one of our in-house engineers. A full day is considered a comfortable amount of time that both the engineer and artist is comfortable working but is generally based around a 10 hour block running from roughly 10am – 8pm. When booking a full day we don’t strictly adhere to the 10 hour time bracket and don’t charge for overtime hours so each project can continue to work through to a comfortable time without worrying about being on the clock. But we do encourage you try and book the appropriate amount of time as it is generally frowned upon when days run closer to a day and a half.
We understand that every artist and project is unique and has different requirements, so please contact us to talk about your project and budget. We can help with suggesting how long it will take, what might work within your budget and figure out a way to make it work best for you. Any project booked in the studio has full access to all of The Alamo’s equipment.
We have a number of different people who work out of The Alamo. To help select the right producer/engineer for your project, please check out our humans page. For larger jobs our senior engineers may require an assistant engineer for at least part of the recording process such as drum setup etc. An assistant engineer helps speed up the process considerably and is highly recommended where the budget allows.
Half Days and Hourly Hire
For smaller projects that require less than a full day then bookings are available for both half days and by hourly hire. Half days are priced at $300 for a 5 hour day and hourly bookings at $80 per hour with a minimum call out of 2 hours. Both prices are inclusive of one of our in-house engineers.
Using Your Own Engineer
You are welcome to bring your own engineer into The Alamo but as every project has different requirements we ask that you please contact us for more information. We will require the specifics of what you plan on doing to be able to give you an accurate quote. We generally require that you use one of our in house engineers who is familiar with the ins and outs of the studio space for at least part of your recording, but once we have all the information we can work out the best way to get it to work for you.
Recording To Tape
We have an Otari 2 Track Analog Tape Machine that is great for both recording and mixing purposes. If you think analog tape will suit your project then there is a charge of $50 per tape. We also suggest that you bring along a hard drive for backups of your files and sessions but if you need us to supply DVD data backups then they are charged at $10 per disc. We will supply you audio reference CD’s of your recordings free of charge.
How To Book
All projects require a 25% up front deposit with the balance payable on completion. Any cancellation requires 48 hours-notice to receive your deposit back. Failure to give notice will result in the loss of your deposit or one full days fee for bookings larger than 3 days. Payments for any invoices can be paid via direct deposit, credit card or cash.
*There are no hidden costs on any of the above prices. What is written above is what you will pay.