tracking / mixing / mastering for projects recorded at Menegroth: $50
mixing / re-amping / mastering for projects
recorded at other studios: $55 per hour
mastering for projects recorded and mixed at other
studios: $60 per song
2" tape rental: $50 per day
email: colinmarston at gmail.com
The Thousand Caves is located in Woodhaven, Queens, NY
It is easily accessible from the 75th st. stop on the J train, as well
as the Jackie Robinson
Planning a Recording Session
The studio is generally booked 3 months in advance, but feel free to
get in touch any time since
there are often holes in my schedule
A deposit in the amount of 20% of the estimated total is due in advance
of the scheduled session start-date.
The session dates will not be considered fully confirmed until the
deposit is received.
The entire balance must be paid at the end of the session.
No files, mixes, or masters will be released to the artist or label
until the balance is fully paid.
Hourly billing begins at the session start-time that we agree on in
advance (even if the band shows up late!).
Planning a Mastering Session
Please provide me with the final mixes at the same bit depth and sample
rate at which they were recorded (usually 24 bit and 44.1 - 96 khz)
Please do not heavily compress or peak-limit you final mixes unless you
intend to make a noise record!
leaving plenty of headroom will allow me to provide you with a
better-sounding final master.
Digital audio still sounds pretty good when its dynamic range is
greater than 1 db!