In an attempt to save everyone some time and effort here’s a list of a few of the most commonly posed inquiries. Don’t see an answer to your question here? Send a quick message via the booking form and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.
What are your rates?
The rate for Kurt and the studio starts at $600 per day. If your project requires an assistant engineer and B-Room for simultaneous tracking and editing, that adds $200 per day (often times that saves money in the long run since you’re not paying me $600/day for editing, etc.) Fully furnished on-site accommodation is $75/day.
A day at God City is a maximum of 10 hours, typically 10 am – 8 pm with a lunch break in the middle. All supplies – including tape, hard drives, drum heads, etc. can be provided at additional charge.
Remote recording for live shows and other non-studio locations is also available. Rates for remote recording start at $350/day. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
How much will it cost to record an album?
A: That depends on how prepared you are, how long the album is, how elaborate the production is and how meticulous you are. Most albums are done in 10-30 days.
How do you decide what projects you’re going to work on?
A: Friendship, fun, and creativity are my priorities. So, my own band, friends’ bands, and repeat business get first dibs, followed by anything I think will be fun and exciting to work on. Any time left in my schedule after that will be filled by mix-only projects, demos, etc.
How far in advance do you book?
A: Typically 3-4 months, but sometimes I’ll let myself get booked further in advance if it’s a project I’m especially excited about.
Is mixing included in the price?
A: No. Mixing is the same rate as recording and you need to book time for mixing as well as recording even if you don’t plan to attend mixing. Most album mixes recorded at GodCity take 3-5 days for the full album. Mixing recordings tracked at other studios usually take 1-2 days longer.
You mixed my record last month, but now our label wants vocal up, instrumentals, a capellas and stem mixes. Can you send those over?
A: No. I mix on analog gear, so I cannot recall previous mixes without building a new mix from scratch. If you need ancillary mixes, please decide that in advance and book an extra day to do them.
Can you mix records recorded at other studios by other engineers?
A: Yes, but I need to approve of and be in touch with the studio you’ll record at before you begin tracking.
We’re unable to come to Salem to record, can you come to us?
A: While I prefer to track in my own studio, it is possible for me to work elsewhere. I do require that I mix at my own place, though.
Do you offer on-location recording for live shows or other non-studio environments?
A: Yes! We have a mobile recording set up and can record on-site. Please email email@example.com
Can we master our record at GodCity?
A: No. While I’m somewhat capable of mastering a record, I feel that it’s important to master your record with different ears in a different room on different equipment and with a dedicated mastering engineer. Some frequently recommended mastering studios are www.westwestsidemusic.com, audiosiege.com, saffmastering.com, and newallianceeast.com.
Do you offer internships?
A: No, not at this time.
Who else has recorded here?
A: Check out the client section
of the website.
What is there to do around here?
A: Here’s a big list
of accommodations in the Witch City.
Can we invite some friends to the studio to hang out with us?
A: If you absolutely have to, keep it to the bare minimum. GodCity is not a big place and it gets cramped quickly when extra people are around.
Where did you come up with the name “GodCity”?
A: It’s the title of a Soul Side song.