How much do you charge?
This depends on what the project is. A lot of things are negotiable. There are a couple local studios I like to use and because of this total prices will vary based on the studio that is booked. My day rate for recording/editing sessions ranges between $250 to $300 for a ten hour day. I try to keep the totals (my fee plus the studio fee) around $500 when possible. With some studios this isn't feasible, but I'll do my best to work with my clients and give them the best deal I can.
Generally, when it comes to mixing, I charge per song. I find it to be easier for my work flow and can ultimately save my clients money. The total depends on how complex the mix for the song is and how much work needs to be done to complete the mix. I want to take the time necessary to get your song to sound as great as it should. I like to spend at least a day or two on most mixes. Taking them out of the studio, listening to them in different environments and giving time and space to allow the mixes to sink in. Because of this I tend to charge $200 per song. If you have a lot of songs, I can cut a deal and start to bring the price down. Especially if the songs are all from the same session and have similar tones between them. Please feel free to ask me more information regarding this. If editing is necessary I will charge day/hour rates of $25 an hour or a package deal can be worked out and included into the mix rate.
Can I book your studio for tomorrow?
My personal studio is only a mix room. At best you could demo some ideas. It is not ideal for a finished product. Because of this, if you're looking for a recording session, I have to check in with the studios where I do my booking to see if there's availability. Generally speaking, the more time you give for your booking the better chances are at successfully booking your session. I can't accommodate same day bookings.