How is studio booking or rental time calculated?

As a standardized world-wide policy, a recording studio's booking time starts from when the client enters the studio at the scheduled time. All actions such as warming up, set up, sound check, and file work should be performed within the booked time. You may arrive 15 minutes prior to your session and relax in the studio lounge. Overtime is allowed only if the studio is not booked after your session, also depending on the availability of our engineers. Regular hourly rate applies at an increment of every half hour. 

Studio bills on the hours that have been booked, even if it's not used up in some cases.

Can you combine sessions?

No. Please do not share your studio time with another artist or group, unless the artist or group is part of your instrumentation set ups.

we may still honor the session with possible extra charge.

Covid-19 Studio Rules

Piano Tuning?

Tuning is performed only under the request of the client, and tuning fee is also paid by client.

We regulate the Steinway B regularly and tune it every 3 weeks. However, due to the nature of pianos being effected by humidity level everyday, we can’t guarantee our piano to be in "PERFECT" conditions. We highly recommend the piano get tuned before any intensive piano sessions. The cost is $160 for piano tuning.

(Humidity is controlled to be around 45 degrees in studio.)

our tuners are: Hiromi Kanegae and James Carney

How large of an ensemble can you accommodate?

Depending upon variables such as specifics of instrumentation, layout, percussion setups, etc, we can handle groups of up to 15 musicians.

Can I bring my own engineer or producer?

Yes, we welcome outside engineers and producers (they must be pre-approved)

Do you contract musicians for sessions?

Yes we do! Contact us for details.

How many iso booths are there at Skillman Music Recording Studio ?

We have 1 iso booth that can be used as vocal booth, drum booth and guitar/bass cabinet booth

How early can I arrive for my session?

Please do not arrive more than 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time unless an earlier arrival is specifically agreed upon at the time of booking.

CANCELLATION POLICY

cancelled within 48 hours of the session starting time, 50% session fee penalty.

cancelled outside 48 hours, deposit non-refundable, however, the deposit will be redeemed and can be used again if you book another session within the next 60 days from the day of cancellation!

NO SHOW- 100% penalty.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Changes and cancellation within 4 days of the session starting time, has a 50% session fee penalty.

Changes and cancellation outside of 4 days, deposit is non-refundable, however, the deposit will be redeemable and can be used again if you book another session within the next 60 days from the day of cancellation!

NO SHOW or Cancelling within 5 hours before the session- 100% penalty.

Want to change booking time?

Please notify us of any desired change of booking time(duration) at least 4 days before the session. Changing time within 4 days will result in penalty(see above).

STUDIO LIABILITY AND MONITORING DISCLOSURE

All activities on studio premises are sound and video recorded for security surveillance purposes. To book a session with us in studio, you must agree to the terms of the disclosure and agree to the surveillance. 

DISCLOSURE: In consideration for being allowed to participate in the recording session, on behalf of myself and my next of kin, heirs and representatives, I release from all liability and promise not to sue the Skillman Music Inc. (studio) and their employees, officers, directors, volunteers and agents from any and all claims, including claims of the Skillman Music's negligence, resulting in any physical or psychological injury (including paralysis and death), illness, damages, or economic or emotional loss I may suffer because of my participation in this session, including travel to, from and during the Activity. I am voluntarily participating in this recording session. I am aware of the risks associated with traveling to/from and participating in this session, which include but are not limited to physical or psychological injury, pain, suffering, illness, disfigurement, temporary or permanent disability (including paralysis), economic or emotional loss, and/or death. I understand that these injuries or outcomes may arise from my own or other’s actions, inaction, or negligence; conditions related to travel; or the condition of the studio. Nonetheless, I assume all related risks, both known or unknown to me, of my participation in this Activity, including travel to, from and during the Activity. I agree to hold the studio harmless from any and all claims, including attorney’s fees or damage to my personal property, that may occur as a result of my participation in this Activity, including travel to, from and during the Activity. If the studio incurs any of these types of expenses, I agree to reimburse the studio. If I need medical treatment, I agree to be financially responsible for any costs incurred as a result of such treatment. I am aware and understand that I should carry my own health insurance.