What is a day?
We define a day as a good amount of time in which you, your band, and the engineer
feel comfortable working. Most sessions start between 11am and noon and continue until
that day's work is done or everyone is tired. In order to comply with overtime regulations, sessions involving a house engineer (i.e. not Steve or Greg or an outside engineer) should run for not longer than 10 hours.
We charge by the day for your convenience, so you don't have to watch the clock
and we don't have to charge an additional "Lock-out" fee when you use
more than one day in a row.
When should you book?
We recommend booking your session 3 to 5 months in advance, especially for
a longer session, but feel free to call us because there are always
holes in the schedule we are looking to fill.
We have four client offices, and the price is the same no matter how many of the rooms you use per day.
When should you pay?
You should arrive at the studio with the means to pay for your session. If your band is coming from a country other than the United States or if a third party is paying for the recording, we will require a wire transfer for full payment of the session prior to the first day of the session.
What is a traveling rate?
Steve Albini is available to travel for recording sessions. His fee is $1100.00 a day; it is expected that whatever studio you plan on having Steve work in be a fully operating analog recording studio. It is expected that the client pay for days in which he is traveling over, along with providing lodging and incidental costs (shipping of gear/materials, taxi cabs to and from airports, etc.) Please email or call the studio for more information.