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All rates include staffing and engineering fees

Corporate & Major Label Rates:

Half Day (up to 4 hours): $400.00

 

Full Day (up to 8 hours): $750.00

 

 

​Independent Project Rates:

 

Mixing Rates at The Wave Lab, NYC are generally flexible for independent artists & producers and can be negotiated based upon individual needs, how many mixes your project requires and/or how complicated the mixes will be.

 

The rates posted below are based upon mixing a single, 4 minute, 24-track song and will give you a general idea of what baseline starting costs are like:

Non-Attended Mixing Sessions:

Analog Mixing:

Full Mix: $650 per song

Client Prepared "Stem" Mixing/Summing: $500 per song ††


Digital "In-The-Box" Mixing:

Full Mix: $500 per song

Client Prepared "Stem" Mixing/Summing: $400 per song ††


All Non-Attended mixes include ONE update if something needs to be adjusted or corrected*. Any additional updates will be charged $65/hr. 

Attended Mixing Sessions:

 

Hourly Mixing Rate:

$65/hr with a 4 hour minimum

 

Single Day Mixing Rate (10 hour max):

$550.00 flat

 

2 Day Block Mixing Rate:

Two consecutive calendar days = 20 hour max

$1000 flat (what a deal!!!)​

Attended sessions are rated differently because, funnily enough, things usually take a bit longer to complete when the client is present. This is because clients generally interrupt the flow of things by asking questions and/or having committee meetings ("too many chefs" syndrome) instead of progressing along. There is also potential for a lot of "up & down" or "in & out" behavior because they get bored, which can be very distracting.

However, we completely understand your desire to be present during your mix and that's totally cool! We'll just run the session(s) "by the hour" to keep it simple... and focused.

For All Mixing Sessions:

Alternate Version Mixes

(Vocal or Instrument Up/Down mix, TV/Karaoke mix, etc)

$25 for each alternate mix.

 

Prepared Instrument and/or Vocal Stems:

$150 flat per song ÷

 

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As stated above, if you have several songs to mix, we are happy to negotiate rates for multiple mixes. Please contact us for details.

 

All rates include staffing and engineering fees. Please contact the studio if you have questions.

 

Key:

* = All Analog Mix update requests and notes must be submitted within 6 hours of the original receipt of delivery timestamp to qualify for the free update.

† = Songs that contain more than 24 tracks and/or songs that extend more than 4 minutes in running time generally require more time to work with, we will discuss your particular situation and negotiate appropriate terms based upon that conversation.

†† = Songs that contain more than 12 stereo stems and/or songs that extend more than 4 minutes in running time generally require more time to work with, we will discuss your particular situation and negotiate appropriate terms based upon that conversation.

÷ = Songs that require producing more than 8 stereo stems and/or songs that extend more than 4 minutes in running time generally require more time to work with, we will discuss your particular situation and negotiate appropriate terms based upon that conversation. 

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