Pique Studios - Engineering, Production, Attended Mixing & Mastering
Freelance Engineering, Production, Attended Mixing, Mastering & Editing
$50/hour (plus applicable studio rate)
Mixing at Pique (Unattended)
$300/song* - includes 2 revision mixes after initial mix if needed (price based on 6hours at $50/hour)
*sessions with 75+ track counts, an additional fee may incur
Mastering at Pique (Unattended)
$75/song - includes 1 revision on original audio after initial master if needed
*if mix correction needed, extra $50
**$50/song if it was mixed at Pique
Editing at Pique (Unattended)
$50/hour - drum grid-ing/enhancement and cleanup, vocal and instrument tuning and timing,
session organization, midi programing
$50/hour, must pay for setup and striking time, plus agreed upon gear rental fees
Cassette tape, Reel to Reel or Vinyl Transfers
please inquire, usually project/budget based
please inquire, usually project/budget based
**While these are my general rates, nothing is set in stone as all artists and recordings require their own unique approach. Please let me know about your project's specific needs. Rate subject to change at any time.
Where are you located?
Pique Recording is located in the Echo Park area of Los Angeles. We are just a couple blocks away from the beautiful Echo Park Lake! Address will be sent before session.
What types of payment do you accpet?
Cash, Check, Paypal (friend), Venmo, Cash App
When is payment due?
Payment is due at the end of every session.
For Mixes/Masters payment is due upon receiving the first version.
Artist may leave with rough mixes after every session.
What types of music do you record?
All types! I have recorded rock, metal, jazz, folk, bluegrass, singer/songwriter, gospel, RnB, soul, experimental, ambient, hip-hop and rap. Please refer to my discography for examples.
How should I best prepare for recording?
Lots of ways! Take care of your physical and mental health. Get plenty of sleep before session days. Practice so that you know your songs inside and out. Make charts and have lyrics printed for reference. Make sure instruments are in tip top shape - hopefully professionally setup. Restring guitars, replace drum heads and bring extras should anything break. Do your best to be prepared and it's always a plus to have a good attitude!
How far in advance must we book?
Ideally 2-3 months in advance - this ensures that the dates you need will be available. Last minutes bookings are great as well, but availability is subject to previously scheduled sessions. Please let me know which days you are hoping to record and I will do my best to accommodate.
What if I'm late to the session?
Please be on time. If you are running behind, please let me know so that I might have microphones set up by the time you arrive. You will be on-the-clock at booked start time.
What if I need to cancel my session?
Please call at least 24 hours in advance. Thank you
Is there parking?
There is limited parking in the back. Please let me know beforehand so that I may make arrangements.
Otherwise street parking is available.
What are the house rules?
Please be respectful of the space, equipment and fellow bandmates. Please no drugs or smoking inside studio. Thanks!
What kind of equipment is available?
Check out the studio tools. Please inquire if you wish to use a certain piece during a session. Much of the gear is vintage which sometimes requires sick leave.
What kind of hospitality do you provide?
Make yourself comfortable! Filtered water, coffee, tea and whatever else might be in the fridge. We try to keep the kitchen stocked with healthy snack options. Fast wifi available. The studio is located near many great eateries so all types of food is close by. If you have any special dietary needs, be sure to let me know.
Are there housing accommodations?
Yes! If you are coming from out of town, please ask about accommodations. There is a futon for overnight stays and plenty of floor space if that's all you will be needing. Bathroom with shower and kitchen available. Otherwise, many Airbnb's are in the area and I can help you find a comfortable spot.
Must I do in-house mastering?
No. Records made at pique are welcome to be taken to outside mastering engineers. A couple mastering engineers that have done great work for me in the past: Garrett Bevins, Scott Craggs, Piper Payne, Philip Shaw Bova. Other recommendations available to match your needs and budget.
Do you have a question or concern not answered here? Please send a direct message.