Recording & Mixing Rates
Please contact us for our current rate information.
South Main Studios charges an hourly rate, and also package rates. The studio cost is determined by the number of hours required for the mapping, recording and engineering of each song. Most simple songs take around 6-12 hours to record and mix, each. More orchestral works with complex arrangements will take longer. Let us know what you need, and we'd be happy to work with you to create a custom quote for your project.
All SMS projects related to recording and engineering music are booked in 4 hour (half day), 8 hour (whole day), or 12 hour (extended day) blocks. The minimum booking time is 4 hours. All SMS projects related to recording voice work without music is booked in 1 hour blocks, minimum 1 hour. Carryover work is fit into the SMS schedule as quickly as the current schedule allows. Studio time begins at setup and ends after breakdown.
Clients are considered booked and secured on the schedule when SMS receives a deposit.
The cost of hiring a Producer, for-hire talent, or custom artwork design is in addition to the SMS flat rate, but we do run recording and design specials throughout the year. Your producer and for-hire talent will invoice you separately from SMS/Mindwatering, according to their own policies.
Please see our Mindwatering website
for additional information about our additional design and hosting services.
See the SMS Policies page
for information on terms of payment.