Rates & Policies
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A deposit will be required to confirm all studio bookings. We require a $100 per day deposit. Your deposit will not be refunded if the session is cancelled with less than 10 days notice. Exceptions will be made for serious illness or death, not for lack of rehearsal or money. Studio bookings for which no deposit has been received will be subject to change or cancellation, without notice to client.
Half the amount of unused time booked will be charged to the client
irrespective of client's failure to arrive for a session on time or in
the event that the client must leave the session early, or if the session
is completed before the booked time has expired.
A session begins at the time the client booked it for, whether they are present or not, and continues until the recording has ceased and clients are preparing to leave. At least 8 hour bookings are mandatory if gear is to be left set up or if mixes are to be left up overnight. If you work with a freelance engineer (anyone besides Douglas), you will be billed separately by them for their time (bring an extra check or cash).
Payment in full for materials and fees is due and payable immediately following each session. No recording tapes in The Still's possession shall be released to clients until all open accounts have been settled and all checks tendered as payment have cleared The Still's account.
Clients assume all risks associated with storing, on or off the premises
of The Still, or The Still's use of, any and all sound recordings, video
recordings, digital data in any storage format including but not limited
to audio, video, smpte, midi, or other file types, or equipment of any
kind or nature and shall hold The Still harmless from any and all damage
that might occur to said articles for any reason. In any event, The Still's
liability shall be limited to the replacement cost of an unrecorded tape
of comparable value. The Still's's liability with respect to "downtime"
of any and all studio sessions as a result from equipment malfunction
or availability, personnel, hired musicians, acts of nature or public
utility companies, etc., shall be limited solely to the studio time of
such booked session; and client(s) agree to hold
The Still harmless from any and all damages from such "downtime".
The Still makes no warranties either expressed or implied other than those contained herein. The Still shall not be liable for unforeseen of consequential damages of any kind. Should The Still be unable to conduct a booked session for any reason, then The Still warrants that it shall re-book such canceled booking at another time that is mutually available to The STill and the client.
Rates, policies, and equipment may change without displayed, written or verbal notice.
IMPORTANT: Audio File Storage
In this new age of digital recording, audio file and session file storage has become a major issue for studios and clients. Due to this, The Still will not guarantee the safe storage of these files.
It is necessary for every client to provide for digital audio file storage.
There are several ways to do this: 1. Bring your own hard drive to the
session and request for such audio and file transfer(s).
2. Purchase blank compact discs or dvds and request such files be transferred to them.
We advise you to then take your hard drives or discs with you upon departure from the studio. You may leave the above items at The Still at your own risk and peril if you choose to do so. Failure to make the above arrangements will result in your audio and session files being unavailable for use. The Still assumes no responsibility and makes no representations either expressed or implied regarding safety and replacement of any hard drives, master or other audio files, or any type of recordings.
Audio and session file transfer time is billable at normal studio rates.