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Most of the times is difficult to find out what would be the price of a project. Until we know exactly what your project involves, we can not offer an accurate quote. A seven instrument band takes much longer to record and to mix than a voice over a hip-hop beat, so the project price is higher. The more details the client provides, the more accurate the quote is. On the other hand, we understand that you want to know more and you are just looking around and gather info, therefore we decided to publish the following rates and policies. Please fell free to call or email to discuss the details of your project.

Multi-track recording, voice over, narration - standard rate: $45/hour - ($40/hour for music students only!)

Recording on location: $800/day. Recording is done at 24 bit resolution, up to 12 tracks. The mixing and mastering are not included. If mixing is not required, there will be a $300 dollars charge for transferring the files. The price applies to greater Toronto area- GTA, for all other locations please call. Note: Fandango does not provide the PA system.

MIxing and Editing  - $45/hour for projects recorded at Fandango; $50/hour for all the other projects


Mastering Gold - $60 / hour or $600/CD - up to 12 songs, add $60 for each additional song. A fine mastering
     recommended for national and local releases; we deliver platinum-album sound quality.
Mastering Silver - $40 / hour or $450/CD up to 12 songs, add $45for each additional song. Recommended
     for regular demos. A great value for the money. 
*Notice: Fandango will fix any error or mistake on our part at no charge, however it is the customer's responsibility to listen to the master CD on a quality CD player, and make sure there are no mistakes. In extremely rare cases the CD's may have some manufacturing problems; Fandango will replace the disc at no charge, however, we will not be held liable for this. Please do not listen to the master in moving vehicles, as it will scratch the CD. Please keep your master totally clean, free from scratches or dust, always keep it in a case with a label, do not write on it.

Lyricists/songwriters demos (or songs by request) recording packages: Fandango Recording provides the instrumental arrangement as follows:

1. Basic package –      Instrumental track (guitar or piano)- from $100    -with vocals*:  from $200

2. Regular package -   Instrumental track (guitar/bass/drums)- from $250    -with vocals*: from  $350

3. Premium package-   Instrumental track (2 guitars/bass&drums/keys)- from $350    -with vocals*: from  $450

Backing vocal* to any of the above packages: $75

Add other instruments to any of the above packages: $50 / instrument

*Notice: The vocals are provided by Fandango. If the client wants his voice recorded, the regular hourly rate applies.


- Create original music and arrangement for provided lyrics:  $150***

- Write harmony and arrangement for provided lyrics and melody: :$50

- Create original lyrics by professional lyricist: $150 /song

*** Notice: the songwriting option is in addition to any of the recording package. The song copyright will be split 50/50 if Fandango creates the original music or the lyrics. If Fandango creates the whole song, it will own the copyright completely.

Beat production - from $250 to $350 per beat; depends on the complexity requested. The client gets limited rights to the beat**. For exclusive rights, please make arrangements with the studio.

Audio restoration:- $90 per hour.  Minimum charge is $50 for less than half hour.

Forensic audio: please contact the studio for quote - we have to listen to the material first to determine the price.

Note: a $5 charge applies for the blank CD unless the customer provides it.

Transfer from tape/LP to CD* - $40/hour. 

Note: a $3 charge applies for the blank CD unless the customer provides it.

STUDIO DESIGN CONSULTING - Please contact the studio to make an appointment to discuss your project. Because of the complexity of the work, the estimated price will be forwarded to the customer after the first meeting, when most of the details regarding the project request will be made available to Fandango Recording.  Fandango will provide a written quote after the site inspection. All the design work is directed and signed by a Professional Engineer. 

BOOKING, PAYMENT AND TERMS *** Arrangements for recording studio time should be made at least 10 days prior to the session. ***The receipt of a 25% deposit based upon the rate and amount of time confirms the date. ***For beats creation the deposit will be 50%. ***For Songwriters/lyricists recording packages and songwriting the acceptance of the job involves full payment. As most of these jobs are ordered through internet, the payment options are international money order in Canadian or US dollars or payment through paypal- payment to ***All deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE but may be applied to another session date. Reservations are made on a first come, first serve basis; due to possible session date changes, etc., some sessions can be booked on short notice, pending the availability of the studio. The same deposit applies- 25%.

Payment for studio work is due at the end of each individual session, regardless of length, unless other terms are prearranged with the studio. Remixes and adding more parts after a complete mix are extra and will be billed at a rate of $40 per hour. For recording/mixing/mastering/sound restoration requested through internet the payment can be made only through international money order in Canadian dollars; we lalso accept MasterCard, Visa and American Express through paypal. com (add 5% paypal fees); for paypal payment use our regular email - Please call for the pricing of all the other services Fandango has to offer.

LIENS - The studio shall have a lien on all properties delivered to the studio by the client as well as on all CD or tape made by the studio for the client for any unpaid balance of the amount due to the studio for services or supplies rendered.

The studio is a smoking-free facility!

* All prices in Canadian dollars. Prices are subject to change without notice. The posted rates do not apply to business rates and major label signed acts. Please contact the studio for a quote.** Except distribution/contract with major labels.

Questions, info, contact: or call 416 579 5569.

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