Rates and Benefits

Studio Rates

At Allusion Studios, our goal is to provide our clients with the absolute best recording services in Arizona. We've gone to extensive lengths to offer services that are superior to our regional competitors. While most of the professional studios in town all charge roughly the same hourly rate, what we offer is second to none.

Hourly Rate

  • Music: $80 per hour
    Includes engineer and use of entire facility (all rooms, instruments, amplifiers, and amenities)
  • Voice Over with Phone Patch: $90 per hour
    Includes engineer, Voice Over Room, Phone Patch.
  • ADR with Phone Patch: $125 per hour
    Includes engineer, Voice Over Room, Phone Patch and ADR equipment.

Day Rate

Packages

Benefits of Allusion Studios

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Many project/home studios are nothing more than a person with some recording gear and a user manual, and often don't have the talent or expertise to get quality results. At Allusion Studios, our combined knowledge consists of formal education in audio engineering, electrical engineering, music theory, music performance, as well as experience in professional recording and customer service. Our owner, Jim Pavett, is a seasoned musician, engineer, producer, and recording clinician, with over 25 years in the recording industry.
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Be leery of studios where the recording desk and monitoring equipment are in the same room as the recording space. In these scenarios, it is less likely that the engineer is able to hear the recorded audio clearly while being in the same room as the performance. At Allusion Studios, our control room is separate from our recording rooms. Having an isolated listening environment allows the engineer to meticulously analyze your sound during setup and throughout the recording process, ensuring that only the cleanest audio and best takes are captured.
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It's not enough to take a room and simply throw some acoustic treatment on the walls. To record the best audio, the engineer must have an understanding of how sound moves within the room. The greatest microphone in the world is irrelevant in a poorly acoustic room. In addition, a perfectly tuned listening environment is important to make sure all audio frequencies can be heard equally. Every room at Allusion Studios has been professionally measured and tuned by nationally renowned acoustician, Gavin Haverstick, and treated by Auralex Acoustics, the leader in acoustics manufacturing.
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At Allusion Studios, you'll never have to worry about wasting studio time while the engineer tries to "figure it out". Our entire recording system was assembled by our owner, Jim Pavett, a 25+ year recording veteran who understands how to efficiently and effectively navigate through any recording challenge. Don't pay someone to use your project as their own learning experience. In this business, time is money.
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A studio with a limited number microphones may not have the right microphone for the task at hand. For example, a microphone that is build to record a snare drum won't capture all the nuances of an acoustic guitar. Allusion Studios has a full array of specialized microphones, with complete knowledge of how and when to use them.
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Allusion Studios has the cleanest and purest AD/DA (Analog-to-Digital/Digital-to-Analog) converters by industry standards. In these days of digital recording, this is arguably the most important piece of gear in any studio's arsenal. AD/DA converters transform your sound into 1's and 0's (digital data) before being written to the disk. It is imperative that this piece of gear perform conversions that are true to the original audio. Otherwise, your recording could come out sounding much different than the way it was performed.
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Some studios corner themselves into one particular sound due to the limitations of their gear. Allusion Studios has a full array of vintage tube and solid state hardware, as well as the best software plug-ins in the industry, so we can achieve any sound you're looking for.
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Most studios have only one or two recording rooms and are limited in their ability to offer adequate isolation between instruments. Allusion Studios has four separate rooms available for simultaneous recording, allowing us to record your band "live" with 100% isolation between instruments, thus offering the largest and most isolated recording space in town.
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Allusion Studios gets a lot of business from clients that ask us to "fix" a recording from another studio because they didn't know how to work with their style of music. We're diverse and experienced in all genres, from Native American folk to hip-hop, as well as commercial voiceover work. Whether you're a string quartet or a 5-piece metal band, we know how to get the right sound for your project.
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Many studios claim to offer Mastering services, but don't have the right definition, resources or expertise. Allusion Studios has it all, including meticulously measured speaker placement, a low-profile Mastering console desk, proper Mastering gear/plug-ins, a perfectly tuned control room, and an engineer that has done extensive training and research in the field of Mastering. Allusion Studios proudly offers the only true Mastering facility in Southern Arizona.
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Hundreds of the industry's best collection of software plug-in compressors, limiters, reverbs, effects, equalizers and more are available at Allusion Studios. Whatever sound or effect you're looking for, we can deliver.
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Allusion Studios has an impressive collection of the best guitar and bass amplifiers in recording history, all of which you will have free and unlimited access to throughout your recording sessions.
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At Allusion Studios, you have free and unlimited access to our entire line of musical instruments during your recording sessions, all of which are high quality and ideal for studio recording. From acoustic guitars to grand piano, we have you covered.
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Allusion Studios has put extra effort into the visual nuances of our recording spaces. Our paint, décor, furniture, light fixtures, and acoustic treatment are all aimed to inspire your creative energy. And our exclusive LED accent lights can be dialed in to any color you wish to suit your mood.
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Skip the "peel and stick" or sketchy LightScribe label printing. Your CD needs to look as sharp as it sounds. Allusion Studios has the ability to produce high resolution, full color, glossy print, direct disc labeling.
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You just finished recording your demo CD, and now you need copies - lots of them. Allusion Studios can handle your duplication needs, complete with your desired disc labeling or full-color artwork.
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Allusion Studios has a lounge with FREE Wi-Fi, full refrigerator, coffee maker, drinking water, TV w/DVD player, and large conference table.
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