Due to COVID considerations, we are temporarily adjusting our rates to accommodate sanitizing and safety considerations for the studio and our clients. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding during this complicated time and we will be returning to our normal, simpler rate schedule once it is safe to do so.
Two consecutive days or more, Monday-Thursday:
$375/eight-hour day (with reasonable meal break)
Two consecutive days or more, Friday-Sunday:
$400/eight-hour day (with reasonable meal break)
$60/hour for single day or shorter sessions.
We are also charging a $75 per block cleaning fee to accommodate the cost of EPA-approved COVID cleaning supplies and the time it takes to sanitize after each session, sort of like Air BnB or VRBO. By “block,” we mean each block of consecutive days booked, so if you book a Saturday, the cleaning fee is $75. If you book a Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the cleaning fee is $75. But it you book a Saturday and then another Saturday, the cleaning fee is $150.
This includes a house engineer.
We do offer special rates to qualified freelance engineers who would like to bring projects to Old House. Please contact us for more information.
For unattended mixing, we are currently offering a special rate of $35 per hour. Attended mixing sessions (which we are currently discouraging) fall under the normal studio rates.
Old House requires a 50% deposit on the time you plan to book. That way, we know that you will be there and you know that we will not book something else during that time. Once we receive a deposit, the date is yours. Deposits are non-refundable, but if unforeseen circumstances arise, you can reschedule your session once as long as you give us seven days’ confirmed notice.
If you’d like to use our grand piano, piano tunings cost $140 and we require getting the piano tuned prior to your session if you plan to use it. Our Yamaha G7 is very well-maintained, has a climate control system installed, and is tuned fairly regularly, but we make no guarantees about the intonation of the piano if it is not tuned. If an out-of-tune piano is okay, you are welcome to use our Melodigrand spinet, which has a fine “saloon sound” and is tuned a couple of times a year for exactly that.
We do not charge a rental fee on any of the studio’s instruments or equipment. New drumheads, drumsticks, guitar strings, picks, etc are the responsibility of the client.
Other than that, we ask that you bring a suitable hard drive to back up your project when it’s done.