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Studio owners: do you charge set-up time and mic placement?
View Poll Results: Do you charge the time required to set-up instruments and place microphones?
YES! This is a part of the job.
90 Votes - 84.11%
NO! I consider the session start when I hit Record.
17 Votes - 15.89%
Voters: 107. You may not vote on this poll

Old 20th May 2012
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Originally Posted by Tousana View Post
I said I don't charge, but that's not really true. I don't charge for the basic set up (rough mic placement), but as soon as I start getting sounds. That of course includes final mic placement, but the basic set up is no charge. It's hard enough these days to get people to pay for anything. I work by myself so I really want to be ready to go when the client walks in. It is all about maximizing your clients time, so i just suck it up and hopfully everything runs smoothly!
I understand, I like to be ready for the session too. I feel more comfortable when I've checked everything before clients walk in. We all hate messing with cables, patches etc while the client is waiting So when everything is ready to go, it's better for everyone!
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