Studio Policy

 

Please review our policies and procedures.

Pre-production meeting

A pre-production meeting is required before booking a new project to ensure that everyone is well prepared and that there is an understanding of the needs and expectations of both the client and the studio. This meeting is preferred to be in person, but accommodations can be made if that is absolutely not possible.

Deposit

To secure a booking, FouchéMuzik requires a minimum deposit of 1/4 of the estimated total, or the equivalent of 1 hour of studio time per session, whichever is greater. No new session will be booked without a deposit. This deposit will be credited towards the services you receive. This deposit is refundable if the session is cancelled or rescheduled a minimum 72 hours (3 Days) prior to the scheduled start time. Please click here to pay your deposit online. Larger deposits will be required to reserve multiple days.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel or reschedule your single day session up to 72 hours (3 Days) before start time. Single Day sessions cancelled after the 72 hour deadline will result in loss of deposit. Cancellations of multiple blocked days require 7 days advance notice. In the event an engineer has to cancel a session we will notify you immediately to reschedule the session.

Day of Session

Please arrive on time to your session. Allow 10-15 extra minutes for parking. Please bring all musical instruments and backup items you may need.

Guests

Please limit your number of total guests to 2 people max. This ensures a smooth session and less distraction for the artist, engineers, and others working in the studio. We reserve the right to ask guests to leave at any time for any reason.

Your Data Files

We make every effort to keep your data files safe during the duration of your project. Because unexpected equipment failures or other circumstances may occur, we advise clients to purchase their own hard drives to store this data. After a project has been completed we are not responsible for keeping copies of your files and masters. Files will only be released to clients who do not owe a balance.

Payment

Payment is due in full at the time of service. We accept cash, checks (at our discretion), and credit cards.

LIABILITY

FouchéMuzik is not responsible for data left on premises, either the dissemination of said data or loss thereof.

– FouchéMuzik is not responsible for unrecoverable data, whether it be on hard drive, or ANY other medium.

– FouchéMuzik is not liable or responsible for the storage of client data. Clients are responsible to provide their own hard drive or storage devices to back up their data at the end of each session.

– Clients assume all risks associated with storing, on or off the premises of FouchéMuzik, or FouchéMuzik’s use of, any and all sound recordings, video recordings, digital data in any storage format including but not limited to audio, video, midi, or other file types, or equipment of any kind or nature and shall hold FouchéMuzik harmless from any and all damage that might occur to said articles for any reason. FouchéMuzik is not liable with respect to “downtime” of any and all studio sessions as a result from equipment malfunction or availability, personnel, hired musicians, acts of nature or public utility companies, etc.. Liability shall be limited solely to the studio time of such booked session; and client(s) agree to hold FouchéMuzik free from any and all damages from such “downtime”.

ANY AND ALL DAMAGE TO THE BUILDING, PERSONS ATTENDING SESSION, AND EQUIPMENT USED DURING THE USE OF THE FACILITY, BY CLIENT AND/OR THEIR VISITORS, IS THE SOLE LEGAL AND FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CLIENT. ALL DAMAGE COSTS INCURRED BY THE CLIENT MUST BE PAID IN FULL BY NO LATER THAN (48) FORTY-EIGHT HOURS FROM THE TIME THAT THE INCIDENT OCCURRED.
WE ARE NOT 
LEGALLY OR FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR ITEMS BROUGHT INTO OR LEFT ON THE PREMISES. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT CLIENTS OBTAIN INSURANCE TO PROTECT AGAINST POSSIBLE DAMAGE EXPENSE OR LOSS OF ARTICLE(S) OF VALUE LEFT ON THE PREMISES. THIS INCLUDES EQUIPMENT, MASTER TAPES, HARD DRIVES, OR ANY MEDIA LEFT AT FouchéMuzik DURING SESSIONS OR BEFORE PAYMENT.

MAKE MULTIPLE BACKUPS OF YOUR DATA. DIGITAL AUDIO DOES NOT EXIST UNLESS IT IS IN THREE SEPARATE LOCATIONS. THIS IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY! BACKUP COPIES OF SESSIONS IN THE DIGITAL REALM SHOULD BE MADE DAILY DURING THE COURSE OF A SESSION AND TAKEN HOME WITH THE ARTIST OR PRODUCER AT NIGHT. POST-SESSION BACKUPS CAN BE MADE ONTO INTERNAL HARD DRIVES OF COMPUTERS, ONTO EXTERNAL FIRE-WIRE OR USB HARD DRIVES, STORED IN AN

ONLINE DATA STORAGE BANK OR BURNED TO DVD-R OR CD-R. THERE IS NO CERTAINTY THAT A CD-R OR DVD-R WILL HOLD DATA FOR THE LONG TERM OR THAT A STORED HARD DRIVE WILL PLAY BACK AFTER SITTING FOR ANY AMOUNT OF TIME SO BACK UP YOUR DATA TO NEWER MEDIA AS TIME GOES ON. FouchéMuzik HIGHLY RECOMMENDS PURCHASING QUALITY, NAME BRAND HARD DRIVES.

Thank You!

By making a payment you are agreeing to our terms of service.

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