FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Is the engineer rate already included into the studio rates when booking a studio session?

No.  Studio rates cover your time in the studio you've booked.

 

When booking a studio session, can we bring our own engineer/ Do we need an engineer?

All studio sessions require an engineer to be present, however if you would like to use your own engineer then you may do so.  All engineers that are not part of Tower Studios staff are required to sign a waiver.

 

Can I be ensured a project I am working on will not get released by your staff?

Yes.  Our staff is contracted and well informed of Tower Studios confidentiality procedure.

 

What do I need to bring to be able to take my session files with me after a session?

You need to bring an external hard drive or a flash drive with 1GB or more.  You may also purchase a blank DVD for your session files. Tower Studios can supply you with a DVD for $5 if necessary.

 

Can I pay with a debit/credit card?

Yes.  We except Debit Cards and all major Credit Cards

 

Can I set up installments to pay for my recordings?

Yes.  However 50% of your total bill must be paid upon arriving at the studio.  If you choose to pay the rest in installments you will NOT receive any product until the remainder of the balance is paid.

 

What, if anything, do I need to bring to my session?

You will need to bring any beat, concepts, or instruments necessary to record your song.  If you need to be provided instruments you need to discuss it with a studio manager prior to your session.  If you plan to record to a pre recorded track, you will need to bring that track.

 

If mixes are not included in studio sessions, what do I leave the studio with?

You will leave the studio with your songs bounced down and your session files if you have a drive or DVD.  If you use Tower Studios engineers your bounces will have basic leveling. 

 

IF I BOOK YOUR MUSIC LESSONS, WILL YOU BE ABLE TO TEACH ME HOW TO READ SHEET MUSIC?

Yes.  We can teach sheet music as well in Drums, Guitar, and Piano.

 

DO YOU HAVE INSTRUMENTS WE CAN USE DURING A REHEARSAL OR STUDIO SESSION?

Yes.   Our instruments are listed in the Equipment page.

 

IF I AM COMING FROM OUT OF THE STATE, IS THERE SOMEWHERE NEARBY TO STAY?

Yes.  Please let us know if you need help finding a hotel.   We can point you in the right direction!

 

IS YOUR STUDIO A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR ME TO WORK?

Yes.   Our studio is completely gated with a multitude of cameras, motion sensors, key card access only and well lit at night.    

 

IS THERE ENOUGH ROOM TO PARK A TOUR BUS/TRAILER?

Yes.  We have a huge parking lot.  We could park multiple tour busses if necessary. 

 

CAN I BRING A GROUP OF FRIENDS TO WATCH ME RECORD?

Keep it to a minimum.  We have a lounge if you bring guests.

 

CAN MY BAND BOOK YOUR STUDIO FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME?

Yes.  Please book plenty ahead of time so we may clear a schedule for you.

 

WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON'T BOOK ENOUGH TIME/ WHAT HAPPENS IF I BOOK TOO MUCH TIME?

If you need more time to finish when your time is up, depending on the schedule you may be able to purchase more time at the hourly rate.  However if there is no time available you will have to book another session.  If you happen to book too much time we can put it on your books for a later session.  You will not be refunded money if you finish early.

 

FOR PRIVACY REASONS, IS THERE A WAY TO BOOK THE WHOLE STUDIO FOR JUST MY NEEDS?

Yes. Please book plenty ahead of time so we may clear a schedule for you.