Payment is required upon completion of each session. Payment may be made by Cash or Credit or Debit Card. Please note that we cannot turn over any media to you until full payment is made for that day.


A 50% deposit of the total amount due is required for all sessions and must be made within 24 hours of reserving studio time and services. Deposits are nonrefundable, but sessions may be rescheduled within 48 hours notice at no penalty. Sessions cancelled or rescheduled with less than 48 hours notice may forfeit full or partial deposit.

Equipment Rental

If there is something you need that we do not have available, you may bring it yourself or request we rent it for you at prevailing rates.

Media Backup and Storage

ModernTone Studios will keep a backup of your session for up to 7 days. It is necessary for every client to provide backup media for digital audio file storage, such as a portable hard drive (recommended) or thumb drive.


Client shall be responsible for any loss or damage to ModernTone premises and/or property caused by the client, the client’s employees, guests, invitees or agents acting under client’s instruction, as a result of misuse, negligence, carelessness or willful misconduct.

The Gear

Mics, Preamps, Compressors, Plug-ins, Guitars, Amps, Pedals, Drums, Keyboards, Effects and so much more. The full list is available here.

Let's Talk

Drop us a line to share your vision, discuss a recording project, or just to say hi. We usually respond within an hour or two, but it can take up to a day for us to get back to you. What's on your mind?

ModernTone Studios
1018-B Almanor Ln.
Lafayette, CA 94549

7 days a week, 10am-8pm