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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.

How do you find a recording studio?

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.

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.

How long does it take to record one song in a studio?

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.

Reviews for Oakland recording studio professionals
Kel A.
I had a really great experience recording at Prolific Sounds. Although it was my first time recording in a studio, the engineer James made the most of our session and I left the studio with a song I am proud of. Looking forward to recording more at Prolific in the future!
Prolific Sound SolutionsProlific Sound Solutions
Erica S.
Had a great experience recording at the Prolific Sound studio! The location and facilities are outstanding. Highly recommend!
Prolific Sound SolutionsProlific Sound Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
This review is based on my vocal recording session at Shine On Studios with David Hughes. The session started on time.The vocal recording went very smoothly and David Hughes really knows his quipment. The studio singer (recommended by David Hughes, himself) did an outstanding performance. The equipment that Shine On Studios uses is of superb quality and can give studios of major record labels a run for the money for a fraction of the cost. I highly recommend Shine On Studios to anyone wanting to have the best quality vocal recording without breaking the bank. I can't wait to try my instrument tracking and mixing/mastering on my next time at the studio. David Hughes is trully what we need as independent Producers, Singers, and Songwriters here in The Bay Area. So stop procrastinating everyone, it's your turn to shine!! Simply put, it's FANTASTIC!!!
Shine On StudioShine On Studio
Thumbtack Customer
Albert Benichou was totally professional in assisting me in my voice over recording in his studio and we accomplished our ends. Great job!
DeNoise Studios (please read profile)DeNoise Studios (please read profile)
Thumbtack Customer
Our band sort of "cut our teeth" at Studio 132, recording 4 songs that we chose for our first studio recordings. BZ Lewis mic'd up the drums, bass, two guitars and two singers, and then went to work. The recordings were awesome. BZ managed to pair an amazing end product with a thoroughly enjoyable experience, He's easy to work with, has a great sense of humor, made us feel at home, and he was very professional. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking for their sound. Thank you, BZ. From all the gang at Highway 13.
Studio 132Studio 132
Kadeef S.
Overall, my time here was very well spent, I enjoyed every minute that I was in the studio. Kyle is extremely knowledgeable and incredibly hardworking, he knows how to elevate a song to its highest potential; the end result is a record that is worthy of being played on the radio! Pretty much, this is the place to get music done. With Kyle and his crew, you are in good hands at this studio!
Prolific Sound SolutionsProlific Sound Solutions
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