Studio Day Rate:

The rate for recording at Different Fur with our in-house engineers (either Nic Pope or Sean Paulson) ranges between $550-$650/day.

The rate for recording with Patrick Brown is $750/day. These rates include both the cost of the studio and the engineer’s fee, but does not include the cost of tape, file storage, piano tuning or session musicians.

We also offer an hourly rate for shorter sessions. The hourly rate is $70 – $90 per hour, depending on your project, with a mandatory 4 hour minimum.

50% of the total estimated session cost will be required in advance to confirm the session. The remaining balance is due at the time of your session.

We accept cash, check, Paypal and credit cards. Please note service fees for Paypal and credit card transactions.

There are no additional charges for the use of any of our equipment.

We welcome guest engineers!

Day rate for studio rental with a guest engineer is $450/day (includes an assistant).

For booking inquiries, please contact our studio manager, Katie Kopacz
katie@differentfurstudios.com 415.828.4060 (call or text)


How long is a day?
A day is roughly 10-12 hrs.

What should I do if I don’t know an engineer?
Ask our Studio Manager Katie. She’s here to help and will be glad to point you in the right direction.

How do I schedule a session?
Please contact Katie for all booking inquiries,
Email : katie@differentfurstudios.com Phone : 415-828-4060
We are happy to put your desired dates on hold for a couple of days, however sessions are only confirmed once we receive a 50% deposit.

Do you offer mixing at a per/song basis?
We do.

Please ask Katie (415.828.4060) for details.

What if I have to cancel?
Cancellation within 1 month of your session is an automatic forfeit of deposit.  Rescheduling is okay, but only once. Repeated cancellations and rescheduling won’t be accommodated.  We get it, sometimes stuff comes up, however we all have hectic schedules and bills to pay. Last minute cancellations make it difficult to fill the space meaning the studio and its engineers lose time and money.

Can I check the studio out before booking a session?
Of course and we think you’ll really like us. Please arrange a tour with Katie.

Can I record to tape?
Yes. We have Studer 2″ 24 track and Studer 1/2″ or 1/4″ 2 track. Please let us know ahead of time what Sizes, Speeds, and type of tape you’d like to use so our tech can align the machines properly. Your invoice will include all tech fees. If you are bringing reels from another studio please make sure they include the following test tones:

  1. 60 Seconds of 1khz
  2. 30 Seconds of 10khz
  3. 30 Seconds of 15khz
  4. 30 Seconds of 100hz
  5. 30 Seconds of 50hz

All tape must be purchased separately by the individual but please discuss your tape stock with us ahead of time.

Does the studio store our sessions?
No. You are responsible for your own session backups.  Please come prepared and with your own hard drive or other storage device.  Some of our engineers will keep their own backups of the session but it is not our responsibility to provide storage of your session.  We simply do not have the space.

What happens if I accidentally break something in the studio?
If you break it, you bought it…. or will be charged to fix it.

Is the piano tuned?
The honest answer is… sometimes. We strongly recommend arranging for a piano tuning before the session. Extra fees are applied to the invoice (est. $150).   We also recommend coming in and playing the piano if you intend to use it in the session.  It works for some and not for others, it all just depends on the type of sound you are looking for.

Is it true there is a sauna?
You betcha!

Bookings: 415.828.4060 (call or text)