F.A.Q.

Q: How much do you charge?

A: The going rate ranges from $50 - $80 per hour, with the price varying depending on how much time is booked. Generally speaking, the more time you book, the lower the price will be. This does not include an additional cost for a recording Engineer and a producer. When we were at our old location on Park Avenue in Manhattan, our rates were at least double of what they are now, so you the client could pay our expensive Manhattan rent. The high price had nothing to do with the sound quality, it was just paying for overhead. By moving our facility to Westchester County, we have found a way to reduce our overhead and offer far better prices to our clients, while the sound quality remains high-end.


Q: Where are you located?

A: We are located in Yonkers, NY. Please click here for a map of the studio location and driving directions.



Q: Who has recorded there?

A: Our Client List speaks for itself. Please visit the client list page for more information.



Q: Can I hear something that has been recorded at the studio?

A: Of course, we would be happy to let you hear some examples of our work. Please Contact us so that you can schedule a time to come in, so that we could give you a visual tour of the facility and an audio tour of some of our work. We have recorded in just about every genre of music you can imagine. Naturally we cannot send out MP3's of our clients' music, but we can let you listen to it in person.



Q: When can I come into schedule an appointment and see the place?

A: Please click on the Contact section to make an appointment with one of our studio managers and/or recording Engineers, who will gladly give you a tour of our facilities.



Q: What forms of payment do you take?

A: We take Cash, Certified Bank Checks, Money Orders, Paypal, Wire Transfers and Corporate Checks from Major Labels and Fortune 500 Companies.



Q: What kind of gear do you have?

A: Over the years we have carefully chosen, integrated and maintained some of the most sought-after equipment in the industry. From an up-to-date and hefty plugin collection, to five tall racks of outboard gear loaded with proven, vintage classics. You will find industry standards like the NEVE1073 Mic Pre and Equalizers., along with Manley, Universal Audio, Eventide, and the list goes on. One of the things we pride ourselves on is a strong mic collection, capable of miking up our in-house grand piano, drum kit, the whole band! No project is too big or too small. We have created a producer's wonderland, with all of your standard production gear already hard-wired into the room, including the entire MPC lineup, Moog, Voyager, etc. We also have a very nice guitar collection... For a full list of our equipment, please click here.



Q: What is your Engineering Policy?

A: Mixdown Recording Studios has forged relationships with a full staff of Engineers ranging from your regular $15 an hour project engineer to expensive engineers with very impressive discographies. The choice is yours.



Q: Can I bring my own Engineer?

A: Yes you can. However, please make sure he is a capable Engineer, because you, the client, are responsible for any damage caused by an inexperienced engineer. Any damage (blown speakers, bad computer settings, equipment damage, etc.) is your responsibility. The good news is that we use the latest version of ProTools software, the patch bay is laid out logically and signal flow is easy to understand. We can usually set up a capable engineer to be able to work in the room comfortably in less than 15 minutes.



Q: Can you fit a Rock or Jazz Band?

A: Yes, we have a multi-room facility.



Q: Do you have a large sound library?

A: Yes, we have several gigabytes of sounds and samples, as well as multiple keyboards and sound modules.



Q: Do you have internet access?



A: Yes, the studio is computer is internet enabled and the whole facility has WiFi.



Q: Do you do lockouts?

A: Yes, our facility was designed as a project studio with enough space to comfortably work on projects lasting from a few days to a few months.


Q: Do you do mastering?

A: Yes, the studio was built by mastering engineer George Nivkor and is specially equipped to get that big, ready for radio sound. We can match the quality of the most reputable big-name mastering houses in the world at discount rates, because of our low overhead. Its simple, we pass our savings onto our customer.


Q: Do you do web based work?

A: Of course, all you have to do is either email, upload or physically mail us your materials and we will gladly collaborate with you online. We are set up for video conferencing. Your project will receive the same care and attention to details as if you were sitting in the studio.