GWRR has recently lowered it's day rate a bit to better accommodate freelance engineers and bands on tighter budgets.
Studio day rate: $250/day (Includes studio rental AND lodging, but does not include an engineer or assistant.)
Matt's engineering fee at GWRR: Studio day rate plus $200/day.
Aaron's engineering fee at GWRR: Studio day rate plus $100/day.
Bring your own engineer: Pay the studio day rate and then negotiate your own price with your engineer.
Tape: $295/reel new (you keep the reel) or $50/reel rental (I keep the reel and wipe your basic tracks after the session). See below for more info. You can fit about 32 minutes of music on a single reel.
Contact me about studio day rate discounts for booking more than 5 consecutive days.
Matt's engineering fee at any other studio in the world: $250/day plus expenses
News you can use:
* A "day" is usually about 10 hrs. for me with reasonable small breaks. The day begins at the scheduled start time, but your engineer will arrive early to set up mics, etc, so that you hit the ground running.
* I have never been able to figure out exactly where the line between engineering and producing is crossed, so for now, the distinction has been eliminated from my mind. I consider myself more of an engineer that a producer in that you should not expect me to be actively involved in song arrangement or instrumentation. That said, I am interested in you making the best possible record. So you can expect me to care about your music and to do all I can to help you get the very best performances documented to tape in a way that stylistically suits your music.
* Don't forget your tape costs when budgeting. You get about 32 minutes of recording time/reel at 15 ips (inches per second). I prefer Quantegy GP9. You can provide your own tape or purchase from me at $295/reel. If you really can't afford the tape, I can rent you reels for $50/reel. Rental reels will be guaranteed to be reasonably new and of good quality, with no sonic degradation compared to new reels. When your session is complete and I am assured of your satisfaction and happiness, I will erase your basic tracks from the reel and rent to the next client.