CONTACT INFO

Address
1307 Portia Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Telephone
(213) 640-7449

Email
makemusic@portiastreetstudios.com

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    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    What should I bring?

    We have an assortment of instruments that cover most of your sonic possibilities available for use (See our gear section for complete list), but we encourage you to bring anything you’re used to, feel most comfortable using, and/or has “your sound.” There is no rules or limits for being creative! 

    Do the studios come with an engineer?

    Our rates are with and without an engineer on our studios page.  Sessions booked without an engineer are assumed the client will be providing a qualified engineer or you yourself will be engineering. If you choose to engineer yourself, or bring your own; our assistants will help with set up and basic tasks. If you need an engineer please check give us a call.

    What are your rates?

    They vary depending on the room, amount of time, and engineer option you choose. We believe our rates are very reasonable for the gear we offer and the 20+ years of record making experience. You can book here, or give us a call for more details.

    How much time will I need for my project….?

    This is always a hard question. What are you planning to record? How many songs? etc…. Please call if you plan on using your own engineer or ask them what a realistic amount of time would need to be booked to achieve your goals.

    How long is a “lock-out” day?

    Our typical day lock-out is 12-14 hours (Ex. 10am-12am). Start times are up to the client. The session officially starts when the engineer arrives/starts at the time the client has established in advance for their arrival. We are relaxed and flexible about start and end times, as long as they are reasonable, another thing to keep in mind is to allot some time for file backup at the end of each day.

    Can I rent by the hour?

    Our best value is our day rate but we can rent the studios by the hour. These rates are typically higher as it’s harder for us to schedule other sessions on any given day. As always we are affordable and flexible even at our hourly rates.

    Where are the studios located?

    The studios are located in the heart of Echo Park area of Los Angeles. Conveniently located in “The East Side” of Los Angeles (Downtown, DTLA, Silverlake, Los Feliz, Highland Park, Eagle Rock, Glassel park, Pasadena, Korea Town, China Town)

    I want to book some time. How do I set this up?

    You can book, schedule and pay for the time you want right on our website HERE. If you have questions or just want to have a friendly music nerd out convo, give us a shout at 213-640-7449, ask for Dylan.

    Can I hold some dates?

    Yes, What we ask for is a 50% deposit to officially hold the times. The deposit will go towards your final bill at the end of the session. If someone else calls asking for those dates we will then ask you to confirm or release your hold. If you decide to cancel or reschedule, you have 24 hrs previous to the times held to do so, or the deposit will be non returnable.

    Do you give a better rate if I’m wanting to book more than a few days?

    For larger bookings we will bend a little to make budgets fit and schedules comfortable. It’s not uncommon for us to book 6 days on 1 day off (no charge) for longer projects. Our rates are very reasonable so our wiggle room is pretty tight but we’ll do our best to make everything work budget wise.