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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does it cost to record in a studio?

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.

Why are recording studios so expensive?

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.

Reviews for Bay Area recording studio professionals
Mark B.
Kyle provided excellent service. Besides producing and recording music, he also gave me a great introduction to studio functionality. Thanks!
Prolific Sound SolutionsProlific Sound Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
William was awesome! His studio allows for a really great recording, and he's got all of the goods for recording vocals and anything else really. He was also great at ensuring we walked away with a few different versions of the vocals to customize later. Broken Horn will definitely be my first pick next time I need to record instruments or vox!
Broken Horn StudiosBroken Horn Studios
Jonnation V.
I had a great experience with Prolific studios during my initial recording of my project, however, the post production was a nightmare. Prolific studios was unresponsive or delayed when attempting to get files created with them. They also attempted to recharge me for works we'd already paid for. Either miscommunication or unprofessionalism, either way it was a nightmare.
Prolific Sound SolutionsProlific Sound Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
Had to record a voice, in very little time, and have it mixed and mastered with the backgroung song (Born54 - Dream with me, you can find it in Spotify). Working with BZ was wonderful, great little studio in a place removed from Oakland, very peaceful. His 6 emi awards lying around the studio added to the whole experience! Definitely recommend him!!!
Studio 132Studio 132
Thumbtack Customer
Kyle was great to work with. He works with a wide range of different types of artists, but in our case we were just looking to have some fun with our recording, and he was really accommodating to make it enjoyable and a complete success. A little more expensive than other options I was considering, but it was totally worth it to work with a guy who knows exactly what he's doing, has very professional equipment and works in a great studio setting. Thanks Kyle!
Prolific Sound SolutionsProlific Sound Solutions
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