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Stillman Sound operates a small project studio near downtown Petaluma which is perfectly suited for overdubs, small sessions, mixing and mastering. Larger sessions are tracked in one of the amazing local studios we work with. Right now we are working extensively with Storyteller Sound in Petaluma, more info on this amazing brand new studio coming soon. All sessions are led by engineer Jake Stillman.

In House

Tracking - $50/hr

  • 3 Hour minimum

  • Day rates recommended for large projects

Recording Day Rate - $400

  • No other bookings will be scheduled​

Mixing -$50/hr

  • Unattended sessions billed hourly

  • 3 hour minimum for attended sessions

Mastering - $60/Song

  • Free Mix notes prior to mastering

  • Free Album sequencing

  • Free Metadata

Commercial studio rates include engineering rate plus studio rental fees.

Get in touch for more info.

Recording/Mixing Policy
Booking Sessions

A 50% deposit is required to book your first recording session. The deposit will be applied to your session or refunded if you cancel more than 48 hours before your session time. If your deposit is not received within 48 hours of your session time, your time may be forfeited to another client.


Payment is required upon completion of each session. Payment may be made by cash, Paypal, Venmo, bank transfer, VISA or MasterCard. Credit card payments will include an additional 3% charge to cover processing fees. We recommend using Venmo or Paypal's "send to friends and family" option as an easy online method that does not incur fees.

Delivery of Recording

Your account must be paid in full prior to receiving your masters. Stereo masters are typically provided by digital delivery, CD, or hard drive. Multi-track recordings must be delivered to a hard drive provided by the client. Produced and or mixed multi-track sessions are not typically provided.

Billable Time

For attended sessions billable time includes the time the artist is with the engineer. Keep in mind that it may also include unattended time such as completing requested edits, “bouncing” a rough mix, or uploading/transferring your tracks.  For unattended sessions, time is always meticulously kept and all efforts are made to keep the time reasonable. The engineer can always give a best estimate of the time it will take to complete your project. We strive to be open and honest about the quality of work and meeting artists expectations within a given budget. Studio time is billed in 1/4-hour increments.


If during a long session you wish to take a meal break you and the engineer may agree to do so off the clock. If you want to work through the meal break to listen to the session, do edits, overdubs, etc., the clock continues to run. If the engineer encounters a technical problem related to our equipment, the time it takes to solve the problem is off the clock.

Starting Time

When you schedule time, it is expected you will arrive on time and you will be billed from the beginning of your scheduled time regardless of what time you arrive. 

Ending Time

If you require more time than you initially booked we will do our best to accommodate but there may be another session scheduled immediately following yours. It is always a good idea to talk with your engineer to get a best estimate of the time needed to complete your project and book accordingly.

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