How Does It Work?

  • At Soundborough Studios we maintain industry standard pricing at the most affordable rates.

  • Sessions are booked in 2 or 3-hour blocks whether you use only a part or the full duration of time.

  • As every project and song is unique, please have a look at the rates below and get in contact with us for a comprehensive quote according to your project’s needs.

  • Please note, the rates for pre-production and recording sessions are +50% on weekdays from 17:00 and Saturdays.

  • Rates are effective from March 2022 to February 2023.

Pre-production

R1500 (per 2 hour session)

Pre-production is where we workshop your song and discuss the direction that you’d like the song to take. We discuss influences, look at references and decide on the instrumentation and arrangement that will best suit your song. Sometimes we start with a basic scratch-demo recording that will guide us in later stages. After this session, you will have an overview of what your song will need and a plan on how best we can achieve it. We will also determine whether you will need to hire session musicians (e.g. string players, session drummer, etc.) to perform on your recordings, which will be at an additional session fee during the recording stage.

Audio Recording, Producing & Programming

R2500 (per 3 hour session)

This is where we spend time making your music by recording and producing all of the instruments and final audio for your track. It is a very creative and involved part of the process and usually takes about two sessions, depending on the genre or instrumentation of the music. Here we flesh out all of the parts and lay it down, while striving to capture the sound, tone and emotion from each performance as best we can. This fee also includes the time spent after the session editing and producing what was captured during the session.

Audio Mixing

Audio Mixing (per track): R3500

20% discount for albums

In this stage we take your song from good to great! Mixing is another creative part of the process where all of the individual elements in a recording is blended to create the best possible version of a song. The mixing process includes: editing; fine-tuning the sound of each instrument using EQ (equalization), compression and other tools; balancing track levels; panning tracks between speakers to create a stereo image; adding reverb and other effects to create depth; and improving the recorded material.

Dolby Atmos Mixing

Dolby Atmos Mixing (per track): R2500

20% discount for albums

Dolby Atmos Music is a new ‘object-based’ immersive, surround sound audio format for music production and mixing. This new format allows artists to push their creative boundaries. With Dolby Atmos Music, mixers have the ability to place and move sounds in a 3D environment with more precision, allowing for even more creative possibilities. Dolby Atmos mixes are distributed to Apple Music, Amazon Music and TIDAL.