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POLICIES, TERMS & CONDITIONS
Standard Recording Rate: $40.00 per hour
16 hours for $560.00 paid in advance. That's 35.00 an Hour paid in advance.
We require that you pay in cash, money order or Pay Pal at the end of each days work. This is a strict policy we adhere to. If you cannot do so, then no media will be presented nor will any future recording commence until balance is paid in full. We can accept Pay Pal, but you will need to pay the required service fee of 3.0% if Pay Pal is used. This is what Pay Pal charges us to receive your payment.
For instance: If you intend on paying $300.00 with Pay Pal then you would need to send $309.00.
Typical recording hours at Fullsound Recording are Monday-Friday from 9am-8pm. This includes about an hour for setup. Set up is part of your booking time.
There will be occasional breaks and one hour (not charged) for lunch during 8 hour sessions. Weekend and evening sessions may be booked but times vary, call or email for details.
We reserve the right to refuse to work with anyone for any reason. If our musical tastes don't match, you will likely get better results working with a different studio. We do not record Rap, Punk, or DEATH metal.
Deposit/Requesting Time Slot
A $40 deposit will guarantee your requested time slot for one days scheduled booking. A deposit is not required. However if another party wants your requested time slot and offers to pay the deposit for it, that time slot will be theirs. Of course, your deposit will be applied towards your first hour of recording.
There is a $20.00 cancellation fee if we are not notified at least 24 hours before the session.. In order for the studio to function, it requires dependable booking times. This amount will not be refunded. To avoid paying cancellation fees, please book your session only if you are 100% certain that you can make it as scheduled. Just be punctual folks.
The session clock begins at the scheduled session start time. If you arrive early and the studio can accommodate an early start, then the session clock will begin at that earlier start time. If you are late for your session you will be charged from the scheduled session start time, with no exceptions. And please - call if you are going to be late!
Use of the Studio’s Drums and Guitars
If a client/artist wishes to use the studio’s drum kit and wants new heads to be installed on the kit, it will be the client’s responsibility to supply those new drum heads. The sizes are in inches; toms 10, 12, 13, 14, 16 - two snares 13 and 14 - 22 kick.
Please bring your own sticks. After your session is complete, you may take the heads. You bought them - they are yours.
Our guitars are all exceptional instruments and are regularly maintained and kept in perfect intonation by Mike Lull Guitar works. The costs for a new set of strings are $5.00 for electric guitars and $12.00 for the Martin D-28 Acoustic Guitar. Bass strings are $20.00. We strictly provide our own new strings for all our guitars at your charge; no other stings are allowed. Please bring your own guitar picks.
If you choose to use your own guitars, we strongly encourage you to take them to Mike Lull and have them set up. The cost is very little and the result will be a much better recording. If you record with inaccurate intonation, your tracks will never sound correct. Mike Lull Guitar works is in Bellevue, WA. It is the only local shop in our experience where the results of guitar set-up are consistent. Be sure to let him know that you need a “recording type set up” and relay to him your booked date at Fullsound Recording so he can have it ready in plenty of time for your session. Do not wait until the last minute to get your guitar and/or bass to Mike Lull!
Mixes, Daily Rough Mixes and Master Tracks
CD copies of the finished mixes are provided on a single archival high resolution gold master CDR. These are $20.00 each; or mixes can be rendered to a DVD in 24-bit .wav’s for transfer to a master house, if need be. These are $5.00. More copies can be provided upon request for $5.00 each DVD or $20.00 each gold master CDR.
A rough mix can be provided for the day’s work, but this takes time and is a “rough mix” at best. These mixes are intended for reference of the day’s work only and not to be considered a production mix. The time taken to run such rough mixes is $40.00 an hour. The DVD’s and archive CDR gold masters mentioned above are strictly provided by the studio, as we know they are properly working media in a studio environment.
The recording media of your actual tracks are on hard drives (.wav tracks). These files will be erased after a period of two weeks upon project completion. Please note: If you would like to retain your original master recordings after the recording process has been completed, make sure to arrange for the purchase of a hard drive from the studio. Hard drives are aprox $80.00 – otherwise, your master tracks will be permanently lost two weeks after the completion of your project. This means that you will be unable to mix, edit or work with the recording you made in the future! Hard drives are strictly provided by the studio, as we know they are properly working media in a studio environment. The hard drive will be DATA verified against the original and once handed off to the client, we will not be responsible for what you do with it, or to it thereafter.
An important note on this subject: If your session tracks are very important to you and you must have an archive of them, we highly recommend two mirrored hard drives. Keep one in a safe secure place and the second at a different location. This is the best policy for secure data archrivals.
You, the client, are responsible for all monies due to the studio and shall make payment to the studio as follows: cash, money order or bank certified check. No personal checks are accepted, sorry. No media will be turned over to you until full payment is made for that day. A invoice will be furnished when payment is received.
Leaving Gear Behind
If you leave something at the studio we will use reasonable care that it's stored safely. However, we cannot be held responsible in the event that your gear is damaged through un-willful occurrence (water, fire damage, theft etc). By signing this statement, you agree that Fullsound Recording/Jeff Herrmann is not responsible for loss or damage to any gear left behind.
Gear Damaged Due To Willful or Accidental Negligence
If you or anyone in your party breaks or damages anything owned by Fullsound Recording Studio, you agree to pay for the full replacement of that item. This includes microphones, headphones, amps, guitars etc.
If the studio should suffer any failure due to forces of nature, acts of GOD or otherwise, we agree to re-schedule studio time with you at an agreeable time for both parties. If the recording system should fail during your session and loss of data is a result, you will receive equivalent time at no charge to make up for such loss.
The Client is the Producer
Unless the client has made prior arrangements with Fullsound Recording’s engineers to act as Producer, thereby providing production input, all decisions and approval of recorded material are the responsibility of the client. It is therefore recognized that the client is the Producer. The client is thus responsible for adequacy, appropriateness of music style, performance, microphone/preamp choices, format and all use of outboard effects, reverbs, equalizers, limiters, instruments, and studio performers. It is also recognized that it is the responsibility of the client to insure that final mixes are performed to his/her satisfaction. The engineer must in this case only respond to the adjustments and operations of the equipment chosen by the producer.
Independent Producers, Musicians, Engineers
Fullsound Recording can recommend a variety of independent producers and musicians to fit your specific project. Production and performers fees should be discussed with the individual producer or artist. Fullsound Recording is not responsible for the quality of work by independent producer’s engineers or artists and does not engage in any negotiations with those third parties.
The person responsible for paying for studio time must sign an agreement and will be held responsible for the actions of all artists and guests he or she brings to any session. The client must show a legal ID with proof of age. If the client is under 18 years of age, the client's parent or legal guardian must read and sign this agreement and provide a legal ID. Additional proof of guardianship may be required if last names are different. The parent or legal guardian will be held responsible for all actions and debts of the client.
These rules apply to all persons. There are absolutely no exceptions whatsoever. We absolutely will not, under any circumstance, deal directly with a minor -that being any person under age 18. All minors must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian 100% of the time while on the grounds at Fullsound Recording.
1. No smoking inside the studio, the smoke particles can damage audio gear. Please smoke outside on the north side of the property only. Deposit extinguished cigarettes in the outside trashcan NOT ON THE GROUND
2. No food or beverages allowed near any recording equipment.
3. Behavior: Fullsound Recording is a recording studio not a bar or amusement park. Drugs or any illicit behavior is strictly prohibited anywhere on the premises.
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