1) What are your rates?
Studio A is $300 a day. $450 with a House Engineer.
Studio C is $25/ hr or $50/hr with a House Engineer.
Assistant Engineer $50 for a half day setup
2) What does this include?
Studio A includes use of the live room, dead room and guitar room as well as use all gear listed under Studio A.
Studio C includes control room, booth and Studio C gear.
If you would like to use anything listed as ‘floating’ please tell us when you send in your deposit to be sure it’s available for your session.
3) What’s that you say about a deposit?
We need to receive a 50% deposit for your reservation to be considered confirmed ($150/day in A, $100/day in C). If we’ve told you that you have a day “on hold” that means we’ll give you a heads up if someone else wants it but if you don’t get us the deposit in 24 hours from the warning it’s up for grabs. The deposit is fully refundable more than 15 days from the start of your session.
Unless you’re booking more than a week, the balance of the studio fees for the entire session are due at the start of the session.
4) What about an engineer?
Besides renting the space and equipment there needs to be a qualified engineer on every session who is responsible for proper set up and operation of the studio. If you need we’d be happy to pair you with one of our House Engineers.
House Engineering time is 10 hour per day, including reasonable lunch/dinner/sanity breaks. Overtime is negotiated with the Engineer directly.
Assistant Engineers are available to help session Engineers who are unfamiliar with our set up and clean up procedures or who want the extra hands to get things done more efficiently.
5) I/My Buddy already know(s) what we’re doing, why do I have to pay for an assistant?
You are also welcome to bring in your own engineer or rent the space for your client if you are an engineer yourself. However we might require you to pay for an assistant to help set up and clean up. Have the session Engineer contact our head engineer to discuss the details of the project.
There are tons of things to learn to run the studio smoothly: from knowing where the panels on the wall show up in the patchbay to knowing where we keep the dish soap and trash bags that just take experience here to learn. Also, we have some awesome gear, much of it requires special knowledge not to accidentally blow up. We assure you, an assistant is a whole lot cheaper than replacing a vintage microphone or tube amp.
6) What if I don’t need the whole day in Studio A?
There are occasions where we will offer Studio at at a half day rate of $200 for the room so feel free to contact us and ask but there’s no guarantee that the day you want will work for us.
7) But I really only need an hour or two!
Well you’re in luck you can now book Studio C by the hour!
8) I hear you offer discounts?
We’re currently offering a few ways you can earn up to a $50/day discount on your studio bookings. Join our mailing list for details!
1139 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 562-ROCK (7625)
Faultline Studios is located 2 blocks from the Civic Center BART/MUNI station.
There is generally plenty of street parking (metered during the day Monday to Saturday until 6pm).
Lot parking is available nearby, on Langton St. for $10/day.
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