frequently asked questions
When will I get a response from you?
Well first off, THANK YOU for taking the time to fill out the form and taking interest in our services!
What are your rates?
Do you offer bulk discounts?
What are your average turnaround times?
Turnaround times can vary greatly depending on the projects necessities. It's vital that you fill out a contact form found on the bottom of the homepage for greater detail of your project. However, the following list contains the averages amongst each service.
What are the studio's hours?
What forms of payment do you accept?
How can I contact you?
You can email us at either of these emails anytime!
I haven't heard back from you. So, now what?
We're extremely sorry about not getting back to you within a timely fashion. Please feel free to reach out to us if there is a prolonged amount of time past your original contact time/date. It's possible we didn't get the message through our website's system. It's also possible that the info provided may have had a typo or something wrong with it. Please accept our apologies!
How will you contact me?
We will only contact you through email until you give us permission to contact your preferred phone number or other method of communication. We find email to be a professional middle ground that isn't invasive to your privacy. So, definitely keep an eye on your designated email address for all things related to correspondance!
What if I'm late to a session?
How do you handle scheduling?
Can I cancel a session?
Sure, no problem!
Do you provide a quick mix of the song after we're done tracking?
Yes! We always try to give your a rough mix (AKA a demo) after you finish your tracking session.
Can I bring people to the studio with me?
Typically, we don't have an issue with it!
Am I allowed to smoke in the studio?
No. We do not allow smoking (cigarettes & marijuana) in the studio at any time.
What should I bring with me to the studio?
Bring anything you may need for the session! This includes: a laptop, charger, instrumentals, food or drinks, camera, etc.
What if I have to end my session early?
No problem! It's your time, so we can always end when you need to. Be advised, you will not be able to receive any partial refund of a deposit for tracking time.
Will you ever cancel on me?
We'll do our absolute best to never have to cancel on you! In the event a cancellation may arrive, we will contact you immediately and you will recieve a full refund of you deposit for the session. In addition, we will be in contact with you immediately to reschedule any time/sessions.
Do you do remote sessions?
At the moment, we don't offer remote sessions. However, we do plan on implementing remote sessioning in the future. If you're interested in a remote session, please let us know and we'll work together to make it happen!
Do you need anything before the session?
Actually, yes! If you have any previously recorded material, instrumentals, sound fx, or anything that may pertain to your project, please send those in advanced! We always prep our sessions before the session actually begins so that way, we can maximize our time in the studio together!
What can't I bring to the studio?
Please don't bring anything illegal to the studio. This includes: drug paraphernalia, drugs or similar substances, firearms, weapons, etc. If you have any of these with you, you may be asked to leave the premises.
Editing, Mixing, Mastering
Do you prepare performance mixes, radio edits, acapellas, clean versions, etc.?
Do you delete our files after completion or a certain period of time?
Will you release a fully finished session once a project is complete?
I have a feature on my song and I need to send them the song after my part is complete. Can you do that?
Absolutely! We'll consolidate the audio files and send to them/their studio/engineer. All we need is their email and we'll take care of all the details from there!
How many changes (revisions) do I get?
How do I send the studio my files for editing, mixing, and/or mastering?
After completing the quote form, you will be guided to a confirmation page. On the page, you will find an exportation guide to help you through the process. Also, in your confirmation email, you will be sent instructions on how to exactly prepare and send everything from your session to me.
Can I send you specific ideas for a song?
Absolutely! In fact, we encourage you do so!
Can editing, mixing, and/or mastering all be done remotely?
Absolutely! All you have to do is send us your multi-tracks of your song and we will take it from there! We've mixed for people from here in Michigan, to Arizona, to people in Ghana!
Can you download instrumentals, sounds, etc., from YouTube or other websites?
No. We respect the digital rights of both creators and platforms alike and adhere to their compliances. Yes, this even includes in cases of free instrumentals, sounds, etc.
Am I automatically subscribed to the newsletter when I submit a quote request form?
Why should I join the email list?
Through our exclusive email list, it's the best way for us to massively communicate with everyone affiliated with the studio in one push of a button. This includes availability alerts, studio policy changes, newly added services, and studio news in general.
Can I unsubscribe anytime?
Yes, you can unsubscribe from the list at your discretion.
How are you handling COVID-19 regulations and safety pre-cautions?
Studio 222 Recording has implemented several safety and routine cleaning pre-cautions relating to the primary prevention related directly to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Are your facilities open?
Yes, but at limited working capacity to help mitigate further spread. Please reach out to us about availablities.
Do I have to wear a mask?
Yes, unless you have a health condition that prevents you from wearing a mask.
Can I still bring extra people to a session?
If are required to record, yes. However, there can be no guests (non-recording personnal) in attendance.
I've been feeling under the weather. Can I still come to my scheduled session?
If you exhibit any symptoms related to COVID-19 within the last 14 days or have come into contact with someone with COVID-19 or symptoms, then you are NOT allowed to continue with your scheudled session. We will make accomodations for you once you return to good health.
How do you sell your beats?
We currently sell through the BeatStars platform. The website is embedded on our site for convenience but purchases are ultimately made through their site.
Do you lease beats?
Nope! We are firm believers against messy leasing policies. We want you to have something unique to yourself.
Do you do custom beats?
Sometimes. You can fill out a form in order to initiate the process, however, we're not always able to fulfill the customization due to other service obligations.
Do you offer refunds?
No. We will not issue refunds of purchased instrumentals/beats under any circumstances.
How do you sell your merchandise?
We currently sell through Printful.com.
How long does it take for my stuff to get here?
First off, thank you so much for your purchase! We truly appreciate the support!
Can I change/cancel my order?
You can change your order up until the beginning of the item's fulfillment. It's crucial you contact us if issues arise so we can cancel your order.
Do all my items ship together?
Not all the time. Some bulkier items may ship separately. In some cases, items under the same orde rmay arrive on different days due to fulfillment and shipping stipulations.
Can I return my order?
You can return an order that is defective within 4 weeks of the order. However, if you ordered the wrong size, color, etc. we will not return/exchange due to the nature of the fulfillment of the product.