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FAQ

What are your rates?

Producing/Engineering/Studio – $400/8-hr day

Mixing songs recorded at another studio – $200/song

Mastering – $40/song

Can I record at an hourly rate?

We can certainly do hourly sessions, although fully produced and mixed songs take a good deal of time to accomplish. It is important to plan accordingly.

Our hourly rate is $50/hr (with a minimum of 3 hours for an hourly session)

How long will my project take to record?

A prepared group can record, mix, & master an album / EP in a few days. The time it takes to record a project is highly determined by your expectations and skill level. We cam design a Recording / Mixing / Mastering package to guarantee your album will be completed to our level of expertise, and your level of satisfaction.

How far in advance should I book?

For longer sessions (Full Lengths / 10 or more days) we recommend booking your session roughly 3-6 months in advance. Shorter sessions (EP’s / Mixing) can be easily booked with less advance time.

Please fill out our booking inquiry form to accurately plan and book a session in advance!

How does payment work?

We require a 50% deposit of the total cost to book a recording session. The balance will be collected upon your arrival at SOR Studios.

For mixing / mastering sessions, 100% payment must be made in full before or on the start date.

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Cash, Check, Paypal, & Money Orders.

Where are you located?

The studio is located in Edinburg, Tx very close to the University.

Is there on-site parking?

We have plenty of on-site parking for your band and trailer.

Can I bring my own engineer to SOR?

Absolutely. To ensure they are qualified and comfortable to operate the studio on their own, we charge an additional $200 on the first day for a house engineer to be present. It is an additional $100 each day to have a house engineer present and available for assistance.

What equipment is available?

Everything listed on the SOR Gear page is available for use at no additional charge. However, you should plan to bring new strings, drum heads, drum hardware, cables, etc. to ensure that you have everything you need to operate the gear at its full potential.

Can we track live/as a band?

Yes! And may I commend you on your bad-assery.

Do you mix and master outside projects?

Absolutely.

Do you produce entire songs for solo/hiphop artists/make beats?

I can certainly produce an entire musical track, but this is a custom project and can be time consuming.

Can I take a tour of the studio?

Yes*! Please e-mail charlievelarecording@gmail.com for studio tours. We ask that you are seriously considering booking time at SOR Studios.

* Please do not drop by the studio early or without an appointment.

Can we set up before the session starts?

No. Sessions begin at the agreed upon time. Much of the engineering work begins during set up, so we charge for this time.

Are you looking for interns/assistants?

There are no current intern positions available. Although the studio is available for freelance engineers to use. Please email charlievelarecording@gmail.com about freelance opportunities at SOR Studios as well as freelance rates.

Can I record to tape?

You certainly can! We have a beautiful 2″ 24-track tape machine at SOR. We strongly encourage you to buy your own reel of tape for your session. There is a $50 charge if you would like to use one of our rental reels. The session will be backed up digitally before the tape is erased.

 

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