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.
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.
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.