Q. What's included in my recording session(s)?

A. Use of the entire facility, all the instruments, amps, microphones and equipment in the studio and an engineer to facilitate the recording, mixing, mastering and publishing process. You will also receive one CD per band member of the completed project. Complimentary bottled water and coffee / tea / apple cider / hot chocolate from the Keurig coffee maker.

Q. How long is a typical session?

A. Most clients book around 5 or 6 hours at and some only 3 or 4. It’s really up to you but keep in mind that there is a 1 hour minimum.

Q. What time of day do you usually book sessions?

A. I book most weekday sessions after 6 pm and weekend sessions after 1 pm. If you need to schedule a session during the day on a week day, please contact me at least a week in advance so that I can try to accommodate you.

Q. What forms of payment do you take?

A. Cash, Personal Checks, Money Orders and Credit Cards.

Q. When do I pay?

A. Payment is due at the end of each session. You may prepay for future session(s) but you will not be allowed to carry a balance. You must be current at the end of each session. No exceptions.

Q. Can I record cover songs (other people's copyrighted music)?

A. Yes. But if you plan to sell any copies of the recording, you must obtain a license and pay royalties (a small portion of the sales price of each copy you sell) to the original artists. It’s a fairly simple process and can be done online with companies like limelight. Click here to read more about how to legally sell recordings of a cover song.

Q. Are my songs automatically copyrighted after they are recorded.

A. Technically, yes. U.S. copyright laws state that original content that is published is automatically copyrighted. This applies to "literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture" published online. Do an internet search for more legal information regarding the subject.

Q. Do I have to be a Christian or record Christian songs to record at Savior Sound?

A. No. We prefer to record songs that exhault Jesus but secular artists and / or material are welcome at Savior Sound. But be aware that absolutely no violent or obscene material or behavior will be tolerated.

Q. Can I play the drums at the studio or do I need to bring my own?

A. You are welcome to play the drums that are already setup in the tracking room or you can bring your own if you prefer. Some drummers bring just their snare drum, cymbals, sticks or pedals. Some bring their entire kit and others don't bring anything at all. It's totally up to you.

Q. I'm bringing equipment, can I show up early to set up?

A. Yes. You may arrive up to 30 minutes before your scheduled start time to set up and you may stay up to 30 minutes after the session ends to break down and load out. If you do not have equipment to setup, please do not arrive any earlier than 10 minutes prior to your session's start time.

Q. When does my studio time start?

A. Your time begins at the start time specified when you booked your session - unless you called at least 24 hours in advance to reschedule. Your session will begin whether you or all of your members have arrived or not - so be sure to show up on time!

Q. Can I bring a friend with me to the studio when I record?

A. Yes, you can. Please limit the number of guests to one per band member. Too many people in the studio who are not directly involved in the recording process become a distraction and results in less productive recording sessions. Keep that in mind because time is money.

Q. Are children allowed in the studio?

A. Only if they are going to be part of the recorded performance - even then, we ask that you watch over them. Please be understanding - children are curious and tend to pick at the foam wall treatments and play with the equipment in the studio. Therefore we ask that you do not bring children under 13 years of age to the studio as guests.

Q. Can I bring drinks or food into the studio?

A. Yes, you can bring food and drinks. There is a refrigerator to keep beverages cold and you can bring food or snacks as long as you clean up after yourself. Be aware that no alcohol is permitted on the premises whatsoever!

Q. Is smoking allowed.

A. NO! Smoking is not allowed inside the building at all.

Q. Can I video tape or take pictures while in the studio?

A. You certainly may! We want your recording experience to be pleasant and memorable. Why not capture it on film? You are also welcome to post or stream video on Periscope, Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat, Twitter or other social media.

Q. Do you charge per song?

A. No. I do not. Every artist, song, and project is unique. A song by a solo artist that just wants a couple of acoustic guitar tracks and a lead vocal track will take a lot less time than a five-piece band with an entire drum kit, multiple electric, acoustic and lead guitar tracks, that wants to experiment with different vocal effects.

Q. How much time does it take to record a song?

A. That depends. On average, a four piece band can record and mix a demo quality (unmastered) song in approximately four to five hours. Some can do it in less, others take longer. It depends largely on how well rehearsed you are and how high of a quality you would like the finished product to be. Some artists spend hours on the mixing process alone! There is a huge difference between a rough demo and a mastered, radio-play quality song. A well produced recording is going to take some time. Typically 8-10 hours or more for the average band.