Studio time, engineers and materials

Studio time
-The quoted rate includes use of all recording equipment, signal processing, most amplifiers, keyboards, and percussion instruments; guitars and some amplifiers are available for client use by special arrangement only; email us for details
-These rates are for all multitrack recording, mixing, mastering, duplication, media backup, pre- and post-production work.
-Workday length can vary from engineer to engineer and will be arranged at time of booking. The workday is considered to begin at the scheduled start time of the session, and to end at the prearranged number of hours from that time. Overtime beyond the agreed length of workday is billed at the hourly book rate in minumum increments of 1/2 hour, except by prior arrangement with or at the discretion of Flowers. These same guidelines apply to “half-day” bookings, except that on such bookings the “half-day” is five hours long.
-All set up and tear down time, as well as time waiting for clients to arrive at or leave the studio, is billed at full hourly rates except by prior arrangement with Flowers.

-Our staff of house engineers have great ears, strong musical sensibilities, and know our facility inside and out. They are accustomed to and capable of working as lead engineer or as assistant depending on the requirements of the session.
-A house engineer must be present at all sessions unless you are using an approved outside engineer or prior arrangements have been made with us.
-Overtime hours for engineers will be billed at the hourly rate unless prior arrangements have been made.
-Special pricing for block and project bookings may be available; contact us with your inquiries.

-Client is responsible for the cost of all materials used and/or requested
-Client must notify studio a minimum of 72 hours (three business days) in advance if client would like studio to procure 2″ tape. Analog multitrack projects have minimum booking requirements, please email for details
-Digital session and audio file backups, Pro Tools session exports and prep work, CD-R, DAT, cassette, and other duplication services provided by Flowers Studio outside of regularly booked sessions will be billed at hourly rate plus media costs
Please note: all session hard drives, multitrack tapes, master mixes, computer session files, analog and digital safeties and related materials remain the property of Flowers until client balances are paid in full and until receipt of goods by client. Balances are due and payable on the day of the session and all accounts are c.o.d. unless other arrangements are made in advance with Flowers. Also, see this page for our policy on digital media backups.

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