Music Center is proud to offer professional audio and video recording services by Martin Buff.





Audio Recording of Live Concert - $200
Includes engineer; price is for setup and recording of solo performers and groups of up to 4 musicians.  For multi-tracking of larger performance groups, additional time may be required.  Please confirm ahead of time for pricing.

Video of Live Concert - $100 (in addition to audio recording fee)

Price is for single camera video of the entire recital, synced to the professional audio.  Additional fee for producing individual videos of separate pieces.  Audio syncing with professional audio also available for your personal video of the event.  Multi-cam video available with advance notice and requires a custom quote.

Click here for non-profit rates.

Recital Hall rental fees apply. Visit our Hold an Event page for rates. 



With Use of Steinway Model D
Non-Profits: $100/hr. 
Others: $125/hr.

Without Use of Steinway Model D
Non-profits: $50/hr.
Others: $75/hr.

Sound engineer and use of the Music Center Recital Hall is included in price, as well as use of Kawai 7' grand piano. Editing/Mixing can be done during the session or can be scheduled separately afterward for the same hourly rate.


Martin has been so proud over the years to have provided many of the finest High School musicians in Washington State with the Video Pre-screen and Supplemental Applications for Colleges and Music School, and even international piano competitions. It’s a simple, single camera video showing off the talents of these amazing young pianists, violinists, singers, but also professional Opera Singers and Music Theatre professionals auditioning for their next role. 

NOTE:  The video fee is separate from the recording session fee, and is for syncing of the video to the professional audio and production of a full HD video. 
The performer will be given copies of all audio takes at the end of the session, and a decision can be made later as to which video to use.  Videos can take up to 72 hours to produce. All audio and video is delivered via Dropbox.

College/High-School Audition Video:   $5 per minute of final video, 5 minute minimum*
Professional Audition Video: $10 per minutes of final videos, 5 minute minimum

*If the video is for a High School Senior applying to College, we offer 50% off the cost of video production.  


Pricing Example - Audition Video

  • 2 hour recording session using Steinway - $250

  • 3 different “takes” each including a 5 minute Bach piece, a 5 minute Chopin piece, and a 10 minute Beethoven piece, for a total of 20 minutes of final video - $200

Total Fee: $450 ($350 if college audition)


Payment Methods:

  • Check payable to "Music Center of the Northwest"

  • Credit/Debit Card (a 3% transaction fee applies on any credit/debit charges)


Martin Buff, engineer