These are the terms and conditions we adhere to at Natural Sound Studio. There won't be a quiz but this info is good to know.
-studio rates include engineer unless prior arrangements have been made
-these rates are for all multitrack recording, mixing, mastering, duplication, media backup, pre- and post-production work.
-daily lockout rate is based on a ten-hour workday. The workday is considered to begin at the scheduled start time of the session, and to end ten hours from that time. Overtime beyond the tenth hour is billed at the hourly book rate in minimum increments of 1/2 hour, except by prior arrangement with or at the discretion of Steve. Note-all set up and tear down time is billed at full hourly rates except by prior arrangement with Steve.
-one of our engineers must be present at all sessions unless you are using an approved outside engineer or prior arrangements have been made with us.
-special pricing for block and project bookings may be available; contact us with your inquiries.
Sessions booked at discounted or special rates (i.e. less than current book rate) will be billed in minimum increments of one hour regardless of duration. In the event of cancellation, client shall give Natural Sound Studio a minimum notice period greater than or equal to the period of studio time reserved under this agreement, or for a one-day booking a minimum of 48 hours (two business days). If notice is not given as described, 50% of the value of the total time will be charged. Cancellation must be made by direct voice contact with a representative of Natural Sound Studio, not via voicemail, email, written note or a third party. Any deposits made to hold studio time are non-refundable regardless of the time of cancellation.
-credit cards (Visa, MC, Discover, Amex; client agrees to pay a 3.5% surcharge to cover service fees on credit card transactions)
-cashier check (in $U.S. drawn on a U.S. bank)
-corporate or personal check (by prior arrangement only)
All accounts are c.o.d. and payment in full for all services, facilities and materials supplied is due immediately upon completion of the work unless credit arrangements have been made in advance. On projects lasting longer than one week, charges will be posted and billed in weekly increments. Until payment in full and any accrued finance charges have been received, Natural Sound Studio shall retain exclusive possession and control of all recorded materials of the client. The client further agrees to pay all costs and expenses including actual legal fees incurred in the collection of any overdue accounts. Use of any recorded materials is prohibited until full payment has been made to Natural Sound Studio. Natural Sound Studio reserves the right to exercise its legal rights of control to prevent the use of or profit from recorded materials which have not been paid for. Any checks returned to Flowers because of insufficient funds shall be subject to a service charge of $25.00. Rates quoted are exclusive of all applicable sales taxes.
A special note about backups of digital materials: while Natural Sound Studio makes reasonable efforts to maintain backup copies of digital materials (e.g. computer disks/hard drives, DAT and DTRS tapes, CD-ROM's, etc.) associated with current projects, client acknowledges its own sole and absolute responsibility to maintain backup/safety copies of such materials, entirely at its own expense and initiative. Client indemnifies and shall hold Natural Sound Studio blameless for any loss or damages resulting from failure to maintain backup copies of such materials, or from the malfunction of any storage devices or media. In no case shall Natural Sound Studio be responsible for the archiving of projects whether in progress or completed.