When booking a recording session or using A-Tonal Recording Studio for any of their services, you are entering into a contract by which you, as a client, are agreeing unconditionally to abide by A-Tonal Recording Studio's terms and conditions as detailed below.


Booking a recording session

Recording session bookings, times and dates are subject to availability and approval from a member of the A-Tonal team. A-Tonal Recording Studio reserves the right to refuse or reschedule. Bookings can be made by the following methods and are not valid until confirmed by a member of the team and the specified deposit is paid:


• Email: info@a-tonalrecordingstudio.co.uk • Phone: 07984420400


Studio bookings for which no deposit has been received by A-Tonal Recording Studio shall be subject to change or cancellation should management so decide, without notice to client.


Recording Session Payment

A 50% deposit of the entire quote is required to confirm all bookings. This deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. Deposit payment is acceptable by via bank transfer or cash. All payments must be cleared before recording begins.


The remaining balance must be paid in full by the end of the first day of any recording session unless a prior agreement has been arranged. Failure to produce full payment will result in the studio withholding all copies of recordings, masters or multi-tracks until all fees have been paid and funds have cleared.


Cancellations and Lateness

Notice of a client's intent to cancel a session must be received by A-Tonal Recording Studio no less than 7 working days before such session. If notice is not received by A-Tonal Recording Studio, the client shall be liable for the cost of 75% of the agreed quote. Client's deposit as stated above will be applied by A-Tonal Recording Studio in partial satisfaction of such liability. Bookings cancelled within 48 hours of scheduled date will be liable for the total cost of the agreed quote.


Client's session begins from the time agreed upon confirming a booking. Any time missed due to client's lateness may not be made up after or on any proceeding days, at the discretion of A-Tonal Recording Studio. Any overtime is charged at the current hourly rate.


If the recording session is broken up over a period of time, payment may be required either in advance or in installments to cover studio time that has been used. In such case, you will be informed prior to any bookings being confirmed of a payment plan. A-Tonal management reserves the right to implement these payment terms where applicable.


Online Mixing and Mastering

Clients engaging A-Tonal Recording Studio for online services such as mixing and/or mastering should provide agreed payment in full with any material related to said online service or services.



A-Tonal Recording Studio's liability with respect to downtime of any and all studio sessions as a result from equipment malfunction, availability, personnel, hired musicians, acts of nature or public utility companies, etc., shall be limited solely to the studio time of such booked session; and clients agree to hold A-Tonal Recording Studio harmless from any and all damages from such downtime.


Damage and Breakages to Studio Equipment

Any damage caused to studio equipment due to misuse, abuse or negligence will be charged to the client. Refusal to pay for breakages will lead to exclusion and legal action. Until damages are paid or repaired for, sessions will not continue and copies of recordings, masters or multi-tracks will remain as property of A-Tonal Recording Studio.


When leaving and entering the complex, please remember that the main door must be kept shut and locked at all times. Any theft or damages that occur as a result of the door being left open or unlocked will be chargeable to the client.



You are permitted to bring your own food and drink into the studio premises; however, this must not be placed on or near any of the equipment under any circumstances. Only bottled drinks are permitted in the control room. All food is banned from the control room. Any damage caused to studio equipment, instruments, fixtures or fittings due to spillages and negligence with food and drink will be charged as per our damages policy above.


Personal items/lost property

Any personal items left unattended are the responsibility of the owner. Please ensure that you take all of your belongings with you when you leave. A-Tonal Recording Studio is not responsible for any personal items that are lost or damaged on the premises.



Clients assume all risks associated with storing on the premises of A-Tonal Recording Studio or the studio'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 A-Tonal Recording Studio harmless from any and all damage or theft that might occur to said articles for any reason. At the end of project completion, please bring a large enough backup storage device if you require a backup of your raw multi-tracks. The studio will only provide raw multi-tracks, not mixed session files.


Smoking and Rubbish

Smoking is NOT permitted anywhere inside the studio complex accept for in the designated smoking area. Please ensure cigarette butts and rubbish are disposed of properly and not littered on the studio site. Please also refrain from spitting in, on or around the premises. Please help us to keep the studio environment tidy by placing any rubbish in the bins provided.



The studio operates a zero tolerance policy on drugs. If you are suspected of or found to be in possession of any class of drugs on the premises, you will be asked to leave peacefully.


Materials and Fees

Payment in full for materials and fees is due and payable immediately following each session. A-Tonal Recording Studio reserves the right to make other financial arrangements with its clients. Clients will pay all A-Tonal Recording Studio's legal fees associated with financial collection processes for services rendered or materials purchased by the studio.


No copies of recordings, masters or multi-track files in A-Tonal Recording Studio's possession shall be released to clients until all open accounts have been settled and all checks tendered as payment have cleared A-Tonal Recording Studio's account.


A-Tonal Recording Studio makes no warranties, either express or implied, other than those contained herein. A-Tonal Recording Studio shall not be liable for any unforeseen of consequential damages of any kind.


Health & Safety

Clients have a duty of care to themselves and to that of others on site. Whilst health and safety is a priority to A-Tonal, the studio shall not be held responsible for any occurrences resulting from negligent or irresponsible behaviour of the client.


Last Updated 06/04/2016



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Phone: 07984420400

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