The Attic Recording Studio - Studio Policies, Terms & Conditions
The Attic Recording Studio is a professional audio recording facility. Customer Service and satisfaction are our top priority. The following policies insure that all sessions are conducted in the most professional manner while providing our client a creative and comfortable environment.
DEPOSIT/REQUESTING TIME SLOT
A 50% deposit is required at the time that you book your session, this will guarantee the time slot you request. Booking and deposits will be done on The Attic’s website.
Sessions are booked at the rates published by the studio (subject to change) unless other rates have been negotiated. There is a 2 hour minimum (subject to change). Time will be billed in half hour increments. Sessions that run longer than the original scheduled time will be booked at the published rate assuming the studio is available. Lockout sessions are based on 12- hour days. Additional time will be charged at our standard hourly rate.
Must cancel 48 hours prior to your scheduled session or you will forfeit the deposit unless you rebook your time. You will then receive a refund of your deposit for any portion of time that we are able to rebook.
It is recommended that new clients tour the studio prior to their first session. During this time we can discuss the parameters of your session and make a plan to ensure everything runs smoothly.
START/END AND SESSION TIMES
The session clock begins at the booked scheduled time. Session have a hard start and stop time to ensure timely preparations for the next session. If you arrive early and the studio can accommodate an early start, then the session clock will begin at that time. If you are late for any reason, you will be charged from the scheduled session start time, with no exceptions. Please call if you are going to be late! Set up time will be billed at regular studio rates unless other arrangements are agreed to. This includes load-in and instrument setup, microphone placement, level setting, media transfer, etc.
Unforeseen problems can happen; If session downtime occurs at the fault of the studios equipment, that time will not be billed. The studios liability shall be limited strictly to the studio time of the booked session and clients agree that The Attic Recording Studio are free from any damages due to such downtime.
You are responsible for all monies due to the studio and shall make payment to the studio with approved credit card methods. No media will be turned over to you until full payment is made for that day. Clients will be charged a $25.00 service fee if Client’s account is not paid in full by the completion of each session. Clients will also be responsible for all legal, attorney and collection fees, if required for payment. If an account is not paid in full, immediate collection and legal action will be taken. Clients will also accrue a 1.5% interest charge per month until it is paid in full
Receipt of recording media from Studio to Client is acknowledgement between both parties that the quality of all services rendered by Clear Lake Recording Studios is satisfactory to Client and shall release The Attic Recording Studios from any and all liability regarding said recording media and services rendered.
Session media will only be released when full payment for the session is received. Once session media has been turned over to the client The Attic Recording Studios is no longer expected to maintain a backup copy of the session unless
other arrangements have been made in writing. The Attic conducts a bi-weekly memory cleaning to ensure adequate space for future clients. We recommend that each client make a back-up copy of the sessions immediately. Session materials left beyond 30 days due to nonpayment become the property of The Attic Recording Studios.
LEAVING GEAR BEHIND
The Attic Recording Studio is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen gear left behind. Any property left past 30 days will become the property of The Attic Recording studios unless other arrangements have been made.
STUDIO GEAR (DAMAGE)
In the event a piece of studio gear owned by The Attic Recording Studios or any part of its facility becomes damaged by you, or anyone in your party, due to negligence, accident, or willful act, you agree to provide monetary compensation in the amount of full replacement value of the damaged item. Damage to the studio property of any kind that are a result of anyone in client's party or group will be assessed to client's account.
⦁ No smoking in studio.
⦁ No vaping in the studio.
⦁ Alcohol is not allowed in the studio.
⦁ Stay Quiet during recording.
⦁ Silence cellphones.
⦁ All studio equipment is to only be touched by the audio engineer.
⦁ Food and drink is encouraged to be consumed in the dining areas downstairs. Food and drink may be brought into the studio but must be kept away from equipment racks, and the recording console. And consumed on the carpeted areas.
⦁ Please place your unwanted trash in receptacles provided.
⦁ No firearms allowed on the premises.
⦁ It is recommended that only individuals essential to the recording be present during the booked time.
⦁ Illegal drugs are strictly prohibited and we reserve the right to refuse service or cancel a session if a client appears to be under the influence.
⦁ Please exhibit professionalism and mindfulness at the time of your visit. Treating everyone with respect is important to us, and we expect the same in return while you're within our premise.
The person responsible for paying for studio time must sign an agreement and will be held responsible for the actions of all artists and guests they bring to any session. These rules apply to all persons. There are absolutely no exceptions whatsoever. This ensures a healthy business relationship for you as a recording artist and for the studio as well.
The client affirms that they are the rightful owner or assignee of material to be recorded or reproduced. The Attic Recording Studios & our employees are not responsible for copyright violations, talent or creative royalties, mechanical reproduction licenses, or any other liabilities for such material. Client also agrees to indemnify Clear Lake Recording Studios and its employees for any and all claims, costs, losses, detriments and expenses of any kind or nature. Including, without limitation, attorney’s fees and cost incurred by The Attic Recording Studios by reason of any breach or alleged breach of any representation, warranty, or agreement made by client.
Prior to any session work beginning, the client agrees to furnish a written signed copy of the above Studio Policies as a formal agreement and obligation to make payments and adhere to all other policy requirements as stated herein.