Studio Rates

RATES                                                                              

Hourly

The Studio plus engineer hourly rate is $60.00 gst inclusive

For longer sessions the day hire rates are cheaper options.

DAY , WEEKEND OR WEEK HIRE

There are 3 day rate options based around 8 , 11 and 14 hour sessions .

8 Hour Days   ( eg 11.00am – 7.00pm )

One Day ( 8 hrs )   $350.00 + tape costs

Week End Rate      $650.00 + tape costs

1 Week                     $1600.00 + tape costs

1 month                  $5700.00 + tape costs

11 Hour Days  (eg 11.00am – 10.00pm )

One Day ( 11 hrs )   $470.00 + tape costs

Week End Rate      $865.00 + tape costs

1 Week                    $2200.oo + tape costs

1 month    $7850.00 + tape costs

14 Hour Days  ( eg 10.00am till midnight )

One Day ( 14 hrs )    $600 + tape costs

Week End Rate    $1,100 + tape costs

1 Week                   $2,800 + tape costs

1 month $10,000 + tape costs

If you go over time on a lockout day either the hourly rate kicks in or the longer day lock out rate Which ever option works out cheaper for the client will be applied .  You don’t have to decide which day hire rate is best for you in advance , or whether the hourly rate option is better , as we will apply the one that works out to be the best value at the end of the session .

TAPE COSTS

TAPE

We record to 24 track 2 inch tape , then mix to 2 track half inch tape , and master to audio CD or DAT tape for  CD production , or USB via the Allen and Heath ICE 16 at 24 bit  for vinyl production .

Earwig Studios purchase the RMGI tape from Totally Technical in Australia .We sell with no mark up on the tape  , at the cost of purchase .This  varies depending on the exchange rate and order size .

You can buy complete reels or part reels which are charged on a per minute of tape used basis. If you buy a part reel the reel has to be stored at Earwig Studios as other bands will have their music on it as well. Nearly every band leaves their reel at Earwig Studios anyway as it’s an excellent storage facility for tape due to the studios  dryness , so this is usually not an issue .

Purchasing new tape Tape  prices ( gst inclusive ) at  November 2016

1 reel RMGI               2 inch tape ( 24 track )  33 minutes at 15 ips     650.00    20.00 per minute of tape

1 Reel RMGI half inch tape ( stereo 2 track ) 33 minutes at 15 ips    205.00      7.00 per minute of tape

DAT AND CD

DAT tape is $15 for a 2 hour tape

TDK audio CD’s are $3

Hiring tape

You can hire the tape for projects with less than a four week turnaround

Hire per minute         2 inch 24 track = $5.00

Hire per minute half inch 2 track tape $1.75

Purchasing pre used tape

We keep a record of hire income on the reel box and deduct it form the original purchase cost to calculate the price of second hand tape when it is available. We have had no tape quality deteriation issues with this system as the tape is never  old enough to be oxidized or worn before purchase.

Digitizing 24 track tape to universally compatible .wav files

You can digitize your multitrack tape for archiving or to import the tracks into a digital studio , for example you could record a live band then take away the wave files of the individual tape tracks on a USB stick , ready to import and all in sync.

This means you can have the sound of a two inch tape recording and studio console and outboard coming back at you out of your home studio lap top ,ready for you to continue with over dubs , vocals and mixing.

We can digitize up to 16 tracks using the Allen and heath ICE digital recorder , for more than 16 tracks we get Nathan Judd and his Pro Tools set up as well .

 

PLEASE NOTE THESE PRICES VARY WITH THE EXCHANGE RATE AND ORDER SIZE . THE PRICES LISTED ARE CURRENT AT NOVEMBER 2016