Terms, and Conditions
take a moment to familiarize yourself with the studio policy;
a clear understanding of the policy will reduce any confusion
In order to insure proper consideration is given to all of
our clients, a deposit of $50 or 50% of the booked session
(greater of two) is required at time of booking in order to
secure the desired time slot. The deposit will be applied
to your session. Scheduling is done on a first deposit basis.
If your deposit is not received within 48 hours of your session
time, your time may be forfeited to another client.
In order to protect the interests of the studio and its clients,
48-hours notice is required for any cancellation or rescheduling.
Failure to comply will result in forfeiture of deposit and
a new deposit will be required for future booking. Subsequent
failure to call within the 48-hour period will require you
to pay in full for any sessions thereafter. To avoid paying
cancellation fees please only book your session if you are
certain you can make it as scheduled.
Payment in full will be required before session begins unless
other arrangements have been made prior to the scheduled start
of the client’s session. Payment will be due for the
amount of time that was booked. Time is billed in ¼
hour increments. There is no prorating Payment may be made
by cash, money order, or bank certified check.
To arrange to have an engineer present on weekends, a minimum
of 4 hours must be scheduled. Sunday scheduling may subject
to an additional $10 an hour overtime rate.
Your account must be paid in full prior to receiving your
masters. Should an outstanding balance exist upon completion
of the job, client’s master tapes and all copies shall
remain in the custody of SE Studios until full payment has
been rendered. Masters include CD’s, DAT’s, Computer
files, hard drives, and other media. No recorded media can
leave the studio unless all charges to date have been paid
The session clock begins at the scheduled session start time
that is agreed upon by both parties. If you arrive early and
the studio can accommodate an early start, then the session
clock will begin at that early start time. If you are late
for any reason, you will be charged from the scheduled session
start time, with no exceptions. Please call and let us know
if you are going to be running late. Please Note: The clock
does not end until you have received a CD in your hand. Be
prepared to allow 10-20 minutes at the end of the session
for preparing CD’s.
We provide adequate hard drive space for client projects.
However, it is not our responsibility to retain or archive
files after the conclusion of a project. It is recommended
that you bring your own hard drive if you wish to receive
the finished tracks upon completion of a project. We can provide
tracks on DVD Data discs at a small fee if requested. Session
files may be deleted from our system six-weeks after a project
is finished unless prior arrangements are made.
If the studio should suffer any failure due to forces of nature
or otherwise we agree to reschedule studio time at an agreeable
time for both parties. Likewise, if the recording system should
fail during your session you will receive equivalent free
time to make up for this. However, we assume no liability
for delays or charges caused by failure of client’s
equipment during a session.
As a professional recording studio we respect the intellectual
property rights of all artists. We reserve the right to cancel
your session, and return your deposit, if we believe you are
infringing on the copyrighted material of others.
Client is the Producer:
Unless the client has prior arrangements with the engineer
to act as a co- Producer, thereby providing production input,
all decisions and approval of recorded material are the responsibility
of the client. It is therefore recognized that the client
is the producer. The client is thus responsible for adequacy,
appropriateness of musical style, performance, microphone/pre-amp
choices, and all use of effects, reverbs, equalizers, limiters,
instruments, and studio performers. It is also up to the client
to insure that final mixes are performed to his/her satisfaction.
The engineer must in this case only respond to the values
chosen by the producer. Finally, payment of all arrangers,
musicians, and contract labor are the responsibility of the
Food and drinks may be brought into the studio but must be
kept out of the Control Room and away from equipment racks,
and recording console, keyboards, mics, and other equipment.
Smoking is prohibited on the premises by the fire Marshal.
If you choose to smoke you may do so outside of the building.
We provide seating and ashtrays for our clients who smoke.
Guests are welcome, but we encourage you to only invite those
people who will be useful to your project. The control room
is small and too many guests could distract you and the the
engineer or producer.
We ask that all trash from food and drinks left by you and
you party or group be removed by you at the end of you session.
A cleaning charge will be assessed if the studio personnel
must clean up after you after your session.
We understand that people who work in the music industry are
not normal, not by any standards, but SE Studios
reserves the right to refuse service to obnoxious and overbearing
clients, who are controlling and manipulative
and who do not understand that WE in control because it is
OUR studio and WE have been doing this a long time, so WE
know what is best for OUR clients. If for some reason we have
to deal with a raving lunatic for a client, the production
might instantly stop and that person asked to leave the premises
with no refund. In the event that shit gets out of hand, Robster
will regulate and do whatever it takes to restore order, including
physically restraining individuals and calling the sheriff
and having them arrested or removed.
The Client shall be responsible for any loss or damage to
SE Studios property incurred by the Client, employees of the
Client, guests of the Client, or agents of the Client acting
under the Clients instruction as a result of misuse, negligence,
respect the security and privacy of the Clients creations
and will not distribute any of the client’s material
without the consent of the Client.
the event of loss to or damage of the Clients recording media
due to willful negligence, SE Studios shall be responsible
for replacement of no more than the value of the total replacement
cost of the unrecorded tape and studio time to date devoted
to said recording media.
shall secure all other property left on the premises by the
Client (other than recording media) but will not be held responsible
for loss due to theft, fire, act of God, or any other unnamed
Terms and Conditions of Business constitute the entire agreement
between the recording company., and may not be modified, changed,
or terminated in any way, unless there is a written agreement
signed by both parties.
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