Patrick Leigh (Smolinski), Owner/Operator
Phone: (920) 538-4538
Now accepting credit and debit cards,
Pricing and Policies
Initial consultations are always FREE, and
At the Alternative Recording Studio, we try
our best to provide a rustic relaxing atmosphere with a great view
that is very conducive to recording. I value every client
and go out of my way to provide a high-quality product at a very
reasonable price. I strive for your complete satisfaction to
the best of my abilities to do so.
As of January 1st 2009, the
Alternative Recording Studio charges $40/hr. for all
editing, restoration, mixing, and mastering activities, as well as
recording involving a single audio source (i.e. one instrument,
vocal, CD, tape, etc...), even if I am the musician. The
rate increases to $45/hr. when multiple instruments or
sound sources are being recorded simultaneously (i.e. full band at
once). When other studio singers/musicians are utilized, the
rate will be $60/hr., shared $35 for the Studio, $25 for
the musician, unless the studio musician has their own set
rate. Breaks do not count, however setup and dial-in DOES,
as this is the most tedious and important part of any project.
We believe that a "pay-as-you-go"
payment policy is much more budget friendly for our clients than
estimates and lump sums at the beginning and conclusion of a
project. Therefore, payment is expected for each session
at the conclusion of that session.
We donít mind if you change your mind about
your project. Just be aware that any "redoes" that
are not blatantly due to an error on my part will be charged at
the regular rate.
No project, (finished or unfinished) will
leave the studio until the current balance due is paid in
full. Any unpaid balance that goes beyond 60 days will be
subject to a 1 Ĺ% per month interest charge (18% APR).
Backups of your project data are conducted
regularly, provided free of charge! However, any project
that goes inactive for a long period of time resulting in removal
from the system to make room for current projects will be subject
to a $50 restoration fee. Backups take a lot of time and
great care on my part; however, we will not be responsible for any
loss of data from being removed and restored due to inactivity
and/or non-payment. If tracks ever get lost due to equipment
failure or error on my part, those tracks will be re-recorded free