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Audition Studios

Hey there!

There are a number of studios that offer what are called “talent rates” for stopping by, doing an audition and sending it off. These rates are for VO talent that either have yet to install home/portable equipment, or are at the wrong end of town, or can’t get to your agency when a last minute audition comes in. Aside from recommending using Rehearsal or iAudition on an iPhone or iPad, use the following studios if you need a place to record an audition for a reasonable price.

And please email me if you know of any others I’ve missed, or if you have corrections to the list.

Call ahead to make sure these offerings are accurate, and that the studio is available – don’t just show up. Be prepared to pay for your time before leaving the session, and ask if they’ll accept credit cards or if you need to bring cash/check.

Unless explicitly stated otherwise, you should assume that the time is inclusive, meaning it covers your time on mic, any necessary quick edits, and emailing/delivery of files. Manage your time on-mic to leave time for the other parts of the process!

These are in alphabetical order and grouped geographically, rather than in any particular order of recommendation.

BURBANK

Mai Tai Studios

Mai Tai Studios
Kevin Cleland
2133 W. Olive Avenue
Burbank, CA 91506
(818) 563-2900
kevin@maitaistudios.com
$1/min (10-minute minimum)

North Hollywood Sound in Burbank

North Hollywood Sound in Burbank (additional location in Valley Village)
Rick Dasher
4207 W. Burbank Blvd
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 848-0172
nhsound@yahoo.com
$35/30 minutes

The Voicecaster (VO 'n' Go)

The Voicecaster (VO ‘n’ Go)
1832 Burbank Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91506
818-841-5300
casting@voicecaster.com
$10/10 minutes

CULVER CITY

L.A. Voiceover

L.A. Voiceover
Deon Vozov
3685 Motor Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 363-0330
beheard@lavoiceover.com
$20/15 minutes

HOLLYWOOD / WEST HOLLYWOOD

Bell Sound

Bell Sound
Marilyn
916 N Citrus Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 461-3036
bellsound@bellsound.com
$40/30 minutes (additional 15-minute increments for $20 each)

Buzzy's Recording

Buzzy’s Recording
Allana
6900 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 931-1867
info@buzzysrecording.com
$20/20 minutes
Appointment times depend on engineer availability, and they don’t do auditions regularly.

Garden of Sound

Garden of Sound
7600 Melrose Ave Suite L, 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 230-8249
scheduling@gardenofsound.com
$15/15 minutes

Outlaw Sound

Outlaw Sound
Jenna Jones
1608 N. Argyle Ave
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 462-1873
jenna@outlawsound.com
$50/30 minutes (additional 15-minute increments are $25 each)
You didn’t hear it from me, but Trader Joe’s is a block away and validates 1 hour of lot parking.

MANHATTAN BEACH

Waterfront Sound

Waterfront Sound
Steve Gregan
3770 Highland Ave #101
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 802-0123
steve@waterfrontsound.com
$50/30 minutes

ORANGE COUNTY

Costa Mesa Studios

Costa Mesa Studios
Nick Fainbarg
711 W 17th Street Suite D10
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 515-9942
nick@costamesastudios.com
Call to inquire about pricing, but probably in the $20-$60 range for something under 30 minutes.

Creative Media Recording

Creative Media Recording
Tim Keenan
11105 Knott Avenue, Suite G
Cypress, CA 90630
(714) 892-9469
info@creativemediarecording.com
$50/30 minutes

Hybrid Studios

Hybrid Studios
Billy Klein
3021 S. Shannon St.
Santa Ana CA 92704
(714) 850-1499
billy@hybridstudiosca.com
$20/30 minutes
The studio requests as much lead time as possible so they can arrange for an engineer and fit you into their schedule at the discounted audition rate.

JEL Recording

JEL Recording
Shelly Guidotti
6100 W Coast Hwy, Suites C & D
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 631-4880
shelly@jelrecording.com
$50/hour (1 hour minimum)

RANCHO MIRAGE

Rancho Mirage Music People

Rancho Mirage Music People
Leon
Rancho Mirage, CA
(760) 341-5910
ranchomiragemusicpeople@gmail.com
Call to inquire about pricing (fyi, $175 is their discounted public radio price).

SANTA MONICA

Atlantis Group

Atlantis Group
John Chominsky
501 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 150-B
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458-9098
john@atlantisgrouprecording.com
$50/30 minutes

On Music and Sound

On Music and Sound
Chris Winston
2042A Broadway
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 264-0407
chris@onmusic.tv
$50/15 minutes

Sessions Songwriting and Music

Sessions Songwriting and Music
Lauren Bruns
3030 Nebraska Ave Ste 301B
Santa Monica, CA 90404
310-828-8909
info@sessionssongwriting.com
$10/10 minutes

TARZANA

Deyan Audio Services

Deyan Audio Services
Jamie Dupras
18711 Miranda Street
Tarzana, CA 91356
(818) 343-6131
team@deyanaudio.com
$2/minute (no minimum)

THE VALLEY

Dave & Dave Recording Studios

Dave & Dave Recording Studios
Terri
4421 Lankershim Blvd
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
(818) 508-7578
copy@everythingVO.com
$5/character if under 15 minutes, then $25 for each additional 15 minute block

Double RR Recording Studios (Audition Express)

Double RR Recording Studios (Audition Express)
Andrew Meisner
13440 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
(818) 465-0150
andrew@doublerrstudios.com
$10/10 minutes

North Hollywood Sound in Valley Village

North Hollywood Sound in Valley Village (additional location in Burbank)
Rick Dasher
12155 Riverside Drive
Valley Village, CA 91607
(818) 848-0172
nhsound@yahoo.com
$35/30 minutes

Radioactive Commercials, Inc.

Radioactive Commercials, Inc.
Brent Hahn
10707 Magnolia Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 985-6105
brent@radioactive.la
$20/20 minutes

Riverton Productions

Riverton Productions
Patrick Flynn
5319 Craner Ave. North
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 505-0181
patrick@rivertonproductions.com
$25/15 minutes

TalkShop (Talk'n'Roll)

TalkShop (Talk’n’Roll)
Gary/Martha
14144 Ventura Blvd Suite 303
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
(818) 908-9200
info@talkshopla.com
$15/10 minutes

Voice Trax West

Voice Trax West
Andrew Feliciano
12215 Ventura Blvd #205
Studio City, CA 91604
818-487-9001
$15/15 minutes

CORAL GABLES

Elite Music Studios

Elite Music Studios
CC Limardo
216 Catalonia Ave Suite #110
Coral Gables, FL 33134
786-205-7190
elite@elitemusicstudios.com
$50/30 minutes, $25 per each additional 15 minutes

MIAMI

Outpost Audio

Outpost Audio
Ivian
2150 S. Dixie Hwy. Suite 203
Miami, FL 33133
305-250-9988
ivian@outpostaudio.com
$50/hour

BRENTWOOD

Blue Grotto Sound

Blue Grotto Sound
Sean Spence
615-400-0581
info@bluegrottosound.com
$45/45 minutes

INGLEWOOD

Studio X

Studio X
Tom Manche
615-353-9637
tommanche@bellsouth.net (email is best for scheduling)
$25/30 minutes, if session exceeds 30 minutes, the regular rate of $40/hour will be applied

NASHVILLE

Digital Audio Post

Digital Audio Post
Michael Davis
1217 16th Ave. S.
Nashville, TN 37212
615-327-4012 (phone is best for scheduling)
digaudpost@aol.com
$30/30 minutes

OmniSound Studios

OmniSound Studios
Chris Holloway
1806 Division St.
Nashville, TN 37203
615-482-1511
chris@omnisoundstudios.com
$40/30 minutes

Sound Emporium

Sound Emporium
Juanita Copeland
3100 Belmont Blvd
Nashville, TN 37212
615-383-1982
juanita@soundemporiumstudios.com
$45/30 minutes

Spotland Productions

Spotland Productions
Pam Holland
2000 21st Ave South
Nashville TN 37212
615-385-2957
contact1@spotlandproductions.com
$30/15 minutes

LONG ISLAND

Red Vault Productions

Red Vault Productions
Todd Stanley
110 North Ocean Ave. Suite B
Patchogue NY 11772
631-988-5509
loudnoises@redvaultproductions.com
$50/30 minutes, $75/hour

MANHATTAN – MIDTOWN

CDM Sound Studios

CDM Sound Studios
Tucker Dalton
630 9th Ave #810
New York NY 10036
212-904-1870
bookings@cdmstudios.com
$30/30 minutes, $50/hour

Edge Studio

Edge Studio
Anne Hartung
115 West 45th Street, Floor 8
New York NY 10036
212-868-3343 (ask for the production department)
production@edgestudio.com
$25/15 minutes

Mirrortone

Mirrortone
146 W. 29th St. 11RW
New York NY 10001
347-815-4582
mirrortone@gmail.com
$50/hour (1 hour minimum)

Serge Audio

Serge Audio
Serge Ossorguine
260 5th Ave 8th Floor
New York NY 10001
212-213-0808
serge@sergeaudio.com
$50/30 minutes

MANHATTAN – SOUTH

Dubway Studios

Dubway Studios
Al Houghton
42 Broadway Floor 22
New York NY 10004
212-352-3070 x302
info@dubway.com
$50/30 minutes
when booking, mention discounted “Actor Service” rate

BOSTON

Cybersound

Cybersound
Perry Geyer
349 Newbury Street, Suite 201
Boston MA 02115
617-424-1062
cyber.sound@verizon.net
$50/30 minutes, cash only

Soundtrack Group

Soundtrack Group
Hillary Letourneau
162 Columbus Ave
Boston MA 02116
617-303-7500
hillary@soundtrackboston.com
$30/15 minutes, $45/30 minutes

NEWTON

Dog Ear Sound

Dog Ear Sound
Dawn Morton
55 Chapel Street, Suite #100
Newton MA 02458
617-597-6676
dawn@dogearsound.com
$25/15 minute blocks, cash or check only
File deliverable would be full recorded session, not edited.
Mention VO2GoGo to receive the special rate.

SOMERVILLE

Q Division Studios

Q Division Studios
Ed Valauskas
363 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA 02144
617-625-9900 x103
ed@qdivision.com
$50/up to an hour

Hope this helps.

David

4 Responses to Audition Studios

  1. Tina Toner May 31, 2012 at 9:33 am #

    I assume Sessions and Songwritting are mostly for recorded music rather than VO?
    Is that common?

    • David H. Lawrence XVII May 31, 2012 at 11:03 am #

      No, it’s for VO – it’s doubtful you’d even get a guitar tuned and leveled in just 10 minutes, let alone recorded. I’m sure they simply make extra money by offering this VO-only option.

  2. Catherine campion September 12, 2012 at 6:15 pm #

    Garden of sound offers similar rates: http://gardenofsound.com/wordpress/?page_id=24

  3. Dorene January 23, 2014 at 10:32 am #

    Good morning!

    Are there “audition” studios in Orange County that you would suggest? Thanks!

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