The Saltmine proudly tracks, edits and Mixes using the New 2020 16 Core Apple Mac Pros with 128 gigs of ram, in Studio A and B.
The power is unrivaled and these systems are maximized for greater use of plugin application in almost any imaginative way you want at a speed that is stunning.
Studio D and C have the same 12 core Apple computers from A and Band D which provide a major upgrade to Studio C.
New updated Software is consistent throughout the 4 rooms, so as to help flexibility while working from room to room sometimes with different engineers over a period of time.
Avid Pro Tools HD I/O’s lead every I/O chain in all studios in various inputs and outputs as needed-
( except C is under construction for I/O upgrade )
**These rates are for “Indie” projects that require our tightest budget considerations.**
Studio A or Studio B are our Million Dollar Celebrity rooms, rooms that have built The Saltmine reputation: Neve and SSL Desks Full of Vibe! A and B start at 105/hr with staff engineers and 5.00 or more for Top Talent. Suitable for up to 8 people.
Studio E is the newest 1300 sq ft VIP Suite - SSL UF-8’s UC-1 and all these rooms start @ 100/hr to 125/hr and are suitable for groups of 4-10 ppl.
Larger groups may be acceptable for added fees. Label PO Rate is 125-150/hr Indie cash rate is 105-115/hr w staff engineer.
Mics included in above rooms are: Neumann 1949 M49, Sony C-800g, or Neumann 149 or AKG C12vr, Upton Elam 251 or for a added fee a 1962 U47 Tube long body.
Studio D The Villa SSL 4056 ( with pool table-kitchen) is 95/hr to 105/hr & has a Sony C800, and is suitable for up to 4-6 ppl. Ausperger Mains - CLA 1176 Bluey
Neve 33314, Purple MC76, Urei (UA) 1176
Studio C is our smaller room @ 75/hr and has a Neve Suitcase, Neumann U87- max 3 ppl. Avalon 737sp Dynaudio Mains -
All require a 2 hour minimum and a Saltmine Staff engineer is included for all sessions in all rooms-but you may bring your own engineer as a guest engineer and we will assist them.
Head engineer or Lead Vocal producer adds 15.00 per hour.
**Record Label and Commercial rates**
Major Label artists may pay us thru a PO issued from A&R Administration, but must get prior emailed approval, and rates start @ 125/hr- 1500/day. Hourly, Daily, Weely or monthly rates are available as packages please ask
To Book Saltmine Studios - please read policies found at the bottom of this page:
Then, text and or email the following information to:
- Your Legal name
- Artist name
- Full Address
- Phone Number & Email
A,B,C,D or The Bungalow and/or the Oasis Venue:
- Hourly, daily, weekly or monthly packages w/ senior engineer/producer or assistant.
- Two hour Minimum Required, Head Engineer is 10.00 more per hour in any quoted rate.
- “A La Carte” Recording For Independent Artists: with or without engineer, although assistant engineer will always be provided.
Complete Studio Lockout Recording: Mixing or Mastering: For Signed Artists
- “Beats” or original production recordings are for sale by various “on-site” or “off-site” independent producers. All budgets are available with lots of producers to choose from in all styles.
- Rates: Packages from 50 per hour, including production and engineering. Substantial discounts can apply with *Pre-Paid Block Purchases using Cash, Cashiers Check, Certified funds, Debit Cards or Wire Transfers
Professional Vocal tracking Per Song
- Yamaha C7 Grand Piano Tracking (including professional tuning fee)#
- 75+ Guitars, Basses, & Amps Available for Overdubs
- Vocal Tuning & Editing Per Song
- Drum and instrument Editing on a Per Song basis
- Track Drums For An Entire Album (Based on 10 Hours in Studio A or Studio D)
- Upon completion of a mix, we recommend printing all the basic “stem” versions:
- Full Mix (album version) , Instrumental, A Cappella, TV/Show Mix (aka “Karaoke Mix”) & Radio/Clean mix
- ProTools HD Only Mix (“in the box”, easiest to recall for changes but not recommended for best sound quality)
- SSL Console / HD Mix of Your Song, “the real deal!!” This is still the favorite method chosen by top mixing engineers
- ATR 1” Analog Mixdown Master Recorder – $50 Additional Service Fee per song. (Tape Saturation Per Song Included)
- We charge 150.00 flat rate per song for up to 5 versions of your submitted minus -12db Mixes for our Mastering services, we guarantee these Masters with our “Redo” promise if you feel another Mastering process is needed. We want you happy.
We make these other “versions” (up to 5) above as a pre-Mastering service on the same hourly rate from your approved Mix.
Usually, it’s less than a hour to make those versions, we suggest that we do because it’s such a cost savings compared to later when you discover that you need them later for a DJ, or Radio program or Remix.
- Filming, editing are also available through The Saltmine Studios, contact us to discuss your needs and pricing options.
*** Please Read and Acknowledge Before Booking with The Saltmine Studio Oasis ***
- STUDIO POLICIES
To Book Saltmine Studios, please text and or email the following: Your Legal name / Artist name / Full Address / Email
100.00 or 25% of requested Studio-time projected cost, a non- refundable deposit to book your room and engineer. It applies to your final charges. 24 hour advance notice is required to change times or will result in lost deposit. We depend on clients coming when they say they want us and the studio, so please be courteous and abide by these policies. We always are understanding to the situations of being human, so talk to us if you feel there are extenuating circumstances. Time and clock starts when the booked time arrives. You may extend time with studio manager approval, we never want to stop a great session, but we need to see if it runs into the next session of the following artist.
You agree to be responsible for the actions of any of your guests that are here. Any work to be performed after you leave or before you arrive are at the same rate as if you were present. Trust us- we will be fair. Emails of material needing to be sent will apply at the same rates but a minimum Help Email of Files is 25.00 or more based on how much time it takes and the emergency hours required.
* Downtime - i.e. equipment failures, will always be noted by engineers and generously extend your contracted time. Please understand that "things happen" and we will be as professional and fair as you would expect a 30 year company to honor. Contact Don Salter for any clarifications on any policies, we want you happy!
* No underage drinking is allowed, and any Medical Cannabis will be permitted as long as it's legal and represented as allowed by Arizona Law. MMC holders
Please send 100.00 deposit to : email@example.com
A receipt will be emailed, confirming your booking.
We prefer Cash, Zelle Quick Pay Or Debit Card with PIN and other credit cards and Confirmed PayPal ( add 5% )
WE ACCEPT: VISA / MASTERCARD / DISCOVER / AMEX
For booking, contact Don Salter firstname.lastname@example.org 480-220-4007
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