2021 Production Sound Mixer Rate Card

Rate Card & Deal Memo for Production Sound Recordist Labor Rates & Production Sound Gear Rentals, 2021 updated version. Prices vary based on the needs of the production and are subject to change without notice, so contact me today for a custom quote!


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Production Labor:


Union Labor:

Sound Mixer: $85.73/Hour

Minimum Call: 8 Hours

Overtime (After 8 Hours): 1.5x/Hourly

Overtime (After 12 Hours): 2x/Hourly

6th Day: $128.60/Hour

7th Day: $171.46/Hour


Non-Union Labor:

Sound Mixer (Day Rate): $700/10 Hours

Minimum Call: 10 Hours

Overtime (After 10 Hours): 1.5x/Hourly

Overtime (After 12 Hours): 2x/Hourly

Additional Personal Available As Needed (Boom Operator, Audio Utility, etc)


Other Fees:

Travel Day: Day Rate

Mileage: IRS Mileage

Per Diem: GSA Rates

Outside Local Area: Portal To Portal

Local Area: 30 Miles

Sound Equipment Rental:


Base Gear Package: $350

1 – Bag Based Multitrack Recorder

1 – Boom Microphone Kit

2 – Wireless Lavalier Kits


‘À La Carte’ Pricing (Each):

MultiTrack Field Recorder: $150/Day

Boom Microphone Kit: $50/Day

Stereo Microphone Kit: $100/Day

Wireless Boom Kit: $100/Day

Wireless Lavalier Mic Kit: $75/Day

Wireless Handheld Mic: $75/Day

Camera Hop (Per Channel, Mono or Stereo Available): $75/Day

Timecode/Genlock Sync Box: $50/Day

Timecode Smart Slate: $50/Day

IFB  Kit (1 TX & 1 RX Combo): $50/Day

Additional IFB RX: $25/Day

Timecode Transcription MP3s/AACs: $50/Day

Timecode Playback Kit: $400/Day (Includes Laptop w/ Audio Software, Timecode Slate for TC Burn-In, & Powered PA System)

Noise Reduction (Active Processing In The Field): $50/instance (Great for Shoots Without Dedicated Audio Post-Production)

Dante Headphone Amps: $25/Day

Expendables (5+ Days Only): $100/Week

Additional Gear Available Upon Request

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Deal Memo Terms

Payment Terms: All payments are due within 15 days of invoice date (Net 15) unless explicitly negotiated in writing before hand. Multi-week projects will be invoiced for weekly.

Late Fees: Invoices unpaid by invoice due date are subject to a 10% late fee compounded monthly until which time invoice and late fees are paid in full.

Travel: All costs of travel & working on location including but not limited to hotels, flights, meals, rental vehicles, fuel, tolls, per diem, parking, visas, carnets, gear baggage fees, etc are the sole responsibility of the production company / client.

Cancellation Fees: Once shoot is confirmed all productions are subject to cancellation fees. Cancellation fee for less than 72 hours from shoot dates will be 100% labor & equipment, whereas cancellation 7 to 3 days prior to shoot dates are subject to 50% labor & equipment. Rescheduling shoot dates are only subject to a cancellation fee if other work has been turned down since production was confirmed, in which case the rescheduling fee will be 100% labor and equipment for original production date/dates

International Client Additional Terms: Payment in full is due before release of recorded media & files.

Meals: A hot meal must be provided by or before 6 hours past call time. If working longer than 12 hours a second meal must be provided by or before 6 hours from the end of the first meal. If production / client fails to provide a meal by or before the 6 hour mark, production will be subject to meal penalties at full hourly rate for every 15 minutes beyond 6 hours until meal is provided. A thirty minute meal break is considered “on the clock’ and 1 hour walk away lunch is considered ”off the clock’ unless portal to portal is in effect.

Insurance: Production Company / Client is required to list Henri Rapp, LLC as additionally insured & loss payee with a valid certificate of insurance prior to the first day of the production. Insurance must cover equipment rented from Henri Rapp, LLC and General Liability.

Liability & Damage Responsibility: Production / Client is responsible for any and all loss, damage, and/or theft of equipment during the term of the production. Production agrees to cover 100% replacement cost of equipment. If filing a claim with your insurance, deductible is production company / clients responsibility as is the rental of equivalent equipment until lost, damaged, or stolen equipment’s replacement value is paid in full.

Copyrights: In accordance with USC Title 17, mechanical copyright for all audio recordings created through equipment owned by Henri Rapp, LLC and stored on any media, these recordings are owned by Henri Rapp, LLC until such time as the invoice has been paid in full. Upon full payment, copyright automatically reverts to client.

NDA Agreements: Henri Rapp & Henri Rapp, LLC are willing to sign nondisclosure agreements provided the NDA does not restrict Henri Rapp, LLC from disclosing the name of the end client 6 months after production has concluded for promotional purposes.

Estimates: Any estimate provided should only be considered a quote based on the information provided and final invoice total may change based on labor overages or additional rented equipment.

Negotiations: Any negotiated rates or terms different from what this rate card and deal memo terms states must be in writing and signed by both parties (Production Company / Client and Henri Rapp, LLC).