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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 Ashburn recording studio professionals
Thumbtack Customer
Great studio, not to mention an extremely talented engineer at your fingertips! I was able to record my guitar track from 25ft in the air as well as close up on the guitar! Really sounded great! Excellent mics as well! Everything recorded so clearly!
Stonecutter Recording StudiosStonecutter Recording Studios
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