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What makes the Fishtank Studios unique? Fishtank Studio is unique because we are a high end recording facility, where when you book the place out you get the whole place. It’s not like these high end studios locally that have all the best gear and the awesome engineers and all that, but next door you have another session going and there’s distractions, and there’s basically other people in the building when you’re trying to focus on what you’re doing. Here you get the entire building, we have one live room, we have one control room, and we have a couple of other rooms that we can set up as needed. There’s not that distraction of having that bass thumping in the other room or other band members in the hallway starting up a conversation when you’re just trying to get to work. It’s an environment where you can just focus on what you want to do and you don’t have to worry about outside influences.
What is the hourly rate and is there a discount for booking multiple hours? Our rate is incredible. With the amount of gear that you get, the level of engineering, we charge $65 an hour and I think that is … It is a bargain. Now, we do have a minimum. You need to book at least three hours at that rate, and then we can usually work something out if you’re booking in bulk. So big chunks of time, we can negotiate a little bit. There isn’t a ton of room because we need to keep the lights on, but generally we love what we do, and we’re willing to work with you.
What are some of the services that you offer? We have a bunch of really talented staff that can record, mix music incredibly well. We have people who can compose and help you write. We have staff that are also really great teachers, so if you’d like to learn how to record, and how to mix, one on one with somebody, we’re able to do that. We also do voiceover work and some jingle work as well. We have grads from Berkeley, who are just like phenomenal programmers and songwriters, that have done commercial stuff all over the place. Let’s see, we’ve done some Foley work, sound creation, over-dubbing. I guess I said over-dubbing? Voiceover. Yeah, voiceover, over-dubbing. Generally, I like recording music, and I think most of the engineers here are into music with instruments. I would say that’s our specialty.