Studio Policy


Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the studio policy. A clear understanding of our policies will reduce confusion later on.


A 50% deposit is required to book your first session. The deposit will be applied to your session or refunded if you cancel more than 48 hours before your session time. If your deposit is not received within 48 hours of your session time, your time may be forfeited to another client.


Payment is required upon completion of each session. Payment is made via PayPal to [email protected] It is free to get a PayPal account. There is no charge for you to send money through PayPal.


Your account must be paid in full prior to receiving your master. Masters are generally provided on your preferred media: CD, DVD or hard drive, but may also be supplied on magnetic tape or other format of your choosing.

Billable Items

Any time the engineer is working on your project, that time is billable. This includes time when you are present in the studio with the engineer. But it may also include other times when the engineer is working on your project, such as doing requested edits, mastering, “bouncing” a rough mix, or uploading your tracks. Transferring your session files to your hard drive, or other storage devices is also billable time. If money is tight, there may be ways to reduce the amount of billable time outside of your attended sessions.

Studio Time

When possible you may move in and start setting up prior to your start time. If the studio is available and the engineer does not need to be present, there will be no extra charge. Please call the day before your session to determine if an early setup is possible. The clock begins when the engineer starts working with you; setting up equipment, getting levels, debugging instrument problems (such as hum, buzz, etc.). When you indicate you are finished and the equipment is no longer in use the clock stops. (If a master is being burned, the clock continues to run until the master is finished.) Studio clean-up time is on us. (This only applies to hourly sessions.)


During long sessions we will take a meal break and breaks, off the clock. If you want to work through the meal break to listen to the session, do edits, overdubs, etc., the clock continues to run. If the engineer encounters a technical problem with our equipment, the time it takes to solve the problem is off the clock. (This only applies to hourly sessions.)

Starting Time

When you schedule time, it is expected you will arrive on time, as we adjust our work schedule to accommodate you. It should be understood that you will be billed from the beginning of your scheduled time regardless of what time you arrive. Studio time is billed in 1/4-hour increments. (This only applies to hourly sessions.)

Ending Time

We do our best to be flexible. If there is another session scheduled immediately following yours, in most cases we allow at least 1/2 hour leeway between sessions. If you should require a little more time, we will try to accommodate, and ask the next scheduled appointment if they can wait. However, if this is not acceptable to them, we ask that you be considerate and stop your project and schedule other session time. It is always a good idea to estimate the amount of time you will need, and plan accordingly.

Open-Ended Time

If no one is scheduled after you, such as at the end of the day or on weekends, and the engineer and myself are available, you might be able to continue until you reach your goal or wish to stop. Keep in mind performers and engineers may become fatigued during long sessions, which could affect the quality of your work. (Extended sessions will allow time for meal-breaks.)

Equipment Rental

If there is something you need that we do not have available, you may bring it yourself. You may also request we rent it for you, at prevailing rates. Any equipment damaged or broken by clients will be repaired or replaced at cost, and billed accordingly.

Material Purchase

Additional materials needed that cannot be rented will be purchased, and will become your personal property.

No Smoking Indoors

Smoking is prohibited on the premises by order of the Fire Marshal. If you choose to smoke outdoors, please use a receptacle provided for this purpose.

Restricted Recordings

Delta Vista Studio respects the intellectual property rights of all artists. I reserve the right to cancel your session and return your deposit if we believe you are infringing on the copyrighted material of others.

Drugs Are Strictly Prohibited

We reserve the right to deny access to our premises and equipment to those clearly intoxicated, or high.

Thank you for reviewing the studio policy. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have. We look forward to helping you realize your musical vision.

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Changes to our Privacy/Refund Policy

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