Recording Studio Rates

At Sound Heaven Studios, flexibility is the key to our recording studio rates. You can book a couple of hours, a couple of days, or a couple of weeks . You have a choice of an expert team of engineers and producers who will help you realise your musical vision. Weekly packages are available or alternatively, weekend recording packages can be arranged for those who work or study during the week. We are happy to help with accommodation if you are going to be in the studio for a longer period. Once your project is recorded and mixed, you can master it with us without the inevitable expense that changing recording studios incurs.Our aim is to provide the best possible quality while keeping our recording studio rates as competitive as possible.


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Audio Recording and Mixing Rates, Monday to Friday

Our Regular recording studio rates are $65 per hour for bookings of less than three hours. For bookings of  more than three hours our  rate is $55 per hour. These rates include both hire  of the recording studio and the services of one of our expert engineers.For bands, an additional setup fee of $35 is payable. This rate includes use of equipment such as Fender and Goldentone amplifiers,and a large range of effect pedals. Other equipment such as Leslie speakers, and Fender and Gibson guitars. Rental for a Wurlitzer or Rhodes electric piano or Yamaha electric organ can be arranged as required for $100 per day. Our regular recording studio rate also includes two CDs per day.

Audio Recording and Mixing Rates, Weekends

  • Regular recording studio rates at weekends for recording and mixing are $70 per hour.

Demo Day Recording Rates and Mixing Package Rates

  • Our Demo Day Recording and Mixing Package is available Mondays and Tuesdays only, and includes up to eight hours recording and mixing. This package is ideal for band demos, or for folk who just want to get their feet wet. This package is also very popular with singer songwriters who want to create demos of new material in a friendly and creative atmosphere.
  • The total day rate for the Demo Day Recording and Mixing Package, including a CD and studio setup is $350.

Audio Mastering Rates

  • Rates for mastering include the hire of recording studio facilities and the services of Michael Lynch, our mastering engineer. Our regular rate is $110 per hour.
  • Albums of up to ten tracks are charged at $880.
  • Albums of up to fourteen  tracks are charged at $1,200.
  • You can access our mastering services from anywhere in the country at no extra charge.
  • Click audio mastering services for more information.

Special Recording Studio and Accommodation Packages

Many artists choose to stay in the Blue Mountains using one of our recording studio accommodation packages.

Audio Programming Rates (Drum tracks, hip-hop backing tracks)

Our programming services, offered by engineer and hip-hop producer Angus Stuart, are negotiable depending on the project. To make an enquiry, click This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Production and Arranging Rates

Our engineer John Stuart is a well-known producer, composer and arranger. John offers pre-production assistance, full production services and arranging. You have a choice between hourly rates or a fixed fee and royalty rate per track. To find out more about our production services, click Production.

Data Archiving

What happens to the  data when the project is mixed recorded and mastered? Click here to read our recommendations about looking after your data.

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