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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.

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.

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 Manhattan recording studio professionals
Lana G.
Good Recording Studio
GoldHeart StudiosGoldHeart Studios
Ben K.
The recording studio had great quality and Vince was an amazing engineer. I got the exact song I wanted out of my session.
GoldHeart StudiosGoldHeart Studios
Tasos P.
It was such a great experience and a great pleasure to record at the Disco Twins studio. Robert is a wonderful person, a real professional, and the equipment of the studio is amazing. You just can't find that quality at that price elsewhere. We'll definitely work with Robert again.
Queens studio 11369Queens studio 11369
Steven m.
A truly great experience due to the unbelievable professionalism and knowledge of JahRock’n Recording studio. Top notch service and understanding of the customers need whether a beginner or professional.
JahRock'n Recording StudioJahRock'n Recording Studio
Knud R.
Amano Recordings provided a five star experience in recording, mixing and mastering a cover version song for us. We had a great time in the studio, communication was always quick and friendly even though we’re living overseas, and Amano Recordings was overall professional in every single step of the way. Definitely my fav when it comes to audio production and I can’t wait to book the next gig.
Amano RecordingAmano Recording
Thumbtack Customer
Went to NJ Sound to record 3 original songs for piano and voice. John Cannon was very enthusiastic and friendly and went out of his way to accommodate me. For example, he rented a professional keyboard with weighted keys for me to use during the session. The session was very affordable and the studio was very easy to get to from NYC via public transportation. It's a very neat studio and has so much great gear. Really hope more people can get in there to record!
NJ Sound LLCNJ Sound LLC
Jerome Y.
I went their to just record my session, but have to ask him to mix it after hearing the great quality that comes from his studio, affordable price! Great clean awesome mixing and mastering! This will now by my new spot! STUDENT
Queens studio 11369Queens studio 11369
Alondra A.
Flip was fantastic, professional, enthusiastic, and really added value to the session. He knows and understands music and sound. The studio was great, you can actually see the producer’s screen while you’re recording in the booth. I would definitely recommend their service and I’ll definitely be back!
SoundVision Recording LLCSoundVision Recording LLC
Ashlynn B.
I am absolutely amazed by my experience with Vince! Not only was he accommodating, but he was sooo patient with me. I’ve never been to a studio before and he answered all of my questions and work WITH me, not for me. I will only being recording with him from now on.
GoldHeart StudiosGoldHeart Studios
Thumbtack Customer
Chris & his team are professional, responsive, & positive. They worked with us to set up an ADR session and demonstrated commitment to see it through. In response to unforeseen tech issues, they were quick at thinking on their feet & coming up with a setup that allowed us to record as planned. They have a comfortable studio space & I can't say enough about the generous and friendly attitude of the team there. Thanks so much!
JahRock'n Recording StudioJahRock'n Recording Studio
Thumbtack Customer
as a group of musicians who take our craft seriously, we were really looking for someone who understood our creative goals as well as our budget restrictions. this was our first studio recording ever, and we feel that the hard work Mike put in really enabled us to do a lot with the small budget we have. there were some small delays, but these were sort of out of his control (a tree fell on his car). above all, mike gives a shit
The Pancake FactoryThe Pancake Factory
Thumbtack Customer
I found Matt here after the studio I had booked fell through, It was last minute for a project I HAD to get done. Matt was AWESOME! He really knows his stuff, and made sure everything was exactly on point. It went so well that when a second project came up, I didn't even think about going anywhere else. I have a few other projects coming up and I will be going back to Matt to get them recorded.
iSolvemusiciSolvemusic
Thumbtack Customer
We contacted Mike Hurst in January 2015 to record and produce three songs that my daughter (16) had written, as a part of a school project. We were immediately met with professionalism, friendliness and genuine interest. Since studio recording was new to us, we needed someone who could understand our ideas, engage in dialogue, guide us along, respect the songs and make the most out of them. Mike immediately understood where we were going (even when we didn't), and could lead the way into uncharted territory. He always knew when to listen and when to be decisive, never loosing a sense of direction. Mike was a perfect choice for us, and we can't wait to work with him again. The most important thing is that he always tries to make the most of each song in its own right, not trying to create something else. In total we went to his studio in Brooklyn four times, and we always enjoyed it a lot. Mike always made sure that we kept progression, with minimum time lost. He is himself a very good musician, and helped with many aspects of the recording, including instruments, programming etc. He also gave my daughter the confidence and support to perform her best. The result is amazing. All this was done on time and at a very reasonable budget, which we decided up front. We give him our warmest recommendations!
The Pancake FactoryThe Pancake Factory
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