Booking studio time at the 211 grants you access to professional recording gear and Watchman’s engineering services.
Vocals will be recorded to a ready-made instrumental, but clients may book a production session if they would like to work on the music in the track.
Mixing is done with client involvement in the studio session, but clients may choose to have their track(s) mixed remotely for a separate charge.
Mastering is optional and comes at no additional fee when done during studio time or remotely.
The following microphones are available:
A Neumann TLM 103 condenser microphone
Multiple Shure SM57s
A Shure SM7B
Dual Rode M5s
Dual Rode NT5s
The following studio gear is available:
A Mac Studio
An Apollo Twin X Quad with Unison preamps
A Scarlett 18i20
2 pairs of Audio-Technica ATH-M50Xs
An Ultimate Support Counterweighted Mix Stand
A Furman Power Conditioner
A modded Art P16 XLR Patchbay
A Behringer Ultrapatch Pro Patchbay, with almost all studio gear routed to it
Other Fees and Add-ons
Post Session Mixing
Mixing can be performed during studio time with the client's guidance and constant input, or it can be done after the fact at an additional cost. A client can have a tracking-only session, a tracking and rough mixing session, or a complete tracking and mixing session, in which case they will leave with a finished product.
For tracking-only studio sessions, the hourly booking rate remains the same. However, the client will be charged an additional $35 per track for complete mixes and masters, which will be delivered within one week of the recording session, unless otherwise specified. This mix option includes up to two free revisions per track, with a $10 surcharge for additional revisions.
The hourly rate for a tracking and rough mix session remains the same. However, clients will be charged an additional $25 per track for complete mixes and masters, which will be delivered within one week of the recording session unless otherwise specified. This mix option includes up to two free revisions per track, with a $10 surcharge for additional revisions.
Cancellation and rescheduling policy.
Unfortunately, cancellations made within 3 days of a booked appointment will forfeit the deposit. If the entire session was paid for and canceled, a refund of half the cost will be issued.
Within the cancellation timeframe, clients may reschedule to a date within the following 7 days (if available) of the booked time and receive a refund of half of their deposit. If the client paid in full at the time of original booking, they will receive a refund of 75%.
Tips are never expected but always appreciated