Audio recording services cost anywhere from $35-$75 an hour, on average. Some studios charge flat or hourly rates, and others may offer special packages. For example, a studio in Oakland, California, charges $150 for a two-hour recording package for a singer-songwriter recording session and working with a sound engineer.
Get free cost estimates from studios in your area to find out how much it will cost to record a song.
You can find a recording studio near you by using Thumbtack. With Thumbtack, you can quickly search for nearby studios, read their customer reviews and see their estimated costs. Once you find a few studios you like, request an appointment and a personalized cost estimate.
The time it takes to record a song in a studio will depend on your situation. It may take an hour, half a day, a full day or several days. Chat with a local recording studio to find out how long it might take to record your song.
Many factors impact the hourly rates that recording studios charge. The cost of equipment, instruments, engineers and mastering can all add up quickly. To ensure you make a cost-effective decision when choosing a studio, get price quotes from at least three nearby studios.