Established over 20 years ago by Stuart Hallerman, Avast! is one of Seattle's most exalted recording studios. Legends have crafted records here such as Built To Spill, Bikini Kill, Bratmobile, Fleet Foxes, Modest Mouse, and Soundgarden. High-end gear, beautiful tracking rooms, and the best in digital/analog capabilities sets this studio apart––pedigree aside.
Martin Feveyear has opened a new full-service studio on Vashon Island, focusing primarily on mixing, mastering, and record production/writing. He has worked with and recorded the likes of Mark Lanegan, Damien Jurado, The Briefs, Mudhoney, and Kings Of Leon.
Red Room is owned by Matt Bayles, a producer/mixer who got his start as house engineer at Studio Litho. His work can be heard on records by Mastodon, Botch, Isis, Minus The Bear, Screaming Females, Foxing, Pearl Jam, Caspian, These Arms Are Snakes, Sandrider, and The Sword.
Since 1995, Studio Litho and owner Stone Gossard have produced local artists, national artists, small-budget albums, and platinum-selling, major-label classics. The studio is a pillar in supporting the Northwest music community, focusing on emerging engineers, producers, and artists. Dave Matthews Band, Mastodon, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, SUNN O))), Kinski, Swans, and The Head and The Heart have all made records here.
Soundhouse is a private recording studio established in 1992 and managed by Jack Endino. With tall ceilings, acoustically sound construction, and vintage gear abound, all recordings out of Soundhouse garner a sophistication that's steeped in history. Clients include Nirvana, The Sonics, Robert Fripp, Thunderpussy, Kimya Dawson, and Car Seat Headrest.
Opening its doors in 1997, The Hive is a recording studio focusing on the artist's needs--whether professional recording, editing, mixing, mastering, or post-production work--all while working within your budget.
Under Caste specializes in producing, recording, mixing, and mastering rap, hip-hop, R&B, EDM, and pop artists in the Seattle area. Aside from recording their own material, clients also have beat-making, artist-development, and coaching at their disposal.
Residing in Wallingford, Electrokitty is a hybrid analog and digital recording studio with a reputation for on of the best live recording rooms in Seattle. Clients include Dave Matthews, Sleater Kinney, Kendrick Lamar, Carrie Underwood, Kinski,
Cute Lepers, U2, and Nas.
Located on Seattle’s Phinney Ridge, Empty Sea presents acoustic music as it’s meant to be heard. Equipped with a top-notch PA, acoustic treatment, and a hand-built mahogany stage. Their studio has attracted a host of artists, including Mike Compton, David Grier, John Doyle,
Dirk Powell, and many more.
AD1 Studios is a state-of-the-art digital recording studio who specializes in hip-hop and rap production in addition to video production, music licensing, artist production, web-design, and graphic design.
Situated in Georgetown, Earwig is a recording studio with experienced engineers focusing on local artists and talent. Clients include Pony Time,
Jake Bugg, Fiona Dawn, The Finger Guns, and Orca Team.
Orbit Audio offers full production from pre-production, tracking, to mixing with analog and digital recording capabilities available. Clients include Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Alabama Shakes, Wilco,
Hey Marseilles, Arcade Fire, and
Panic Studios solely focuses on affordable, high-quality mastering services.
McComb Sound is dedicated to personalized audio services of all sorts, such as radio, voiceover work, and sound design for film.
Located in Belltown, Front Burner Studios offers professional audio engineering, mixing, and production for bands, vocalists, solo-artists, voice-overs, and commercial work
Resonant Mastering is compromised of seasoned engineers and an impressive client list that reflects their attention to detail of the records they master. Client list includes Fleet Foxes, The Head and The Heart, REM, Deep Creep.
Tad Doyle has been a knowledgable engineer (not to mention artist) for over 35 years and built Ape Witch with a comfortable, creative environment in mind. Clients include Brothers of the Sonic Cloth, TAD, Lesbian, and Heiress
Bird's Nest is situated right next to Rock Rooms Ballard practice space. Operated by Dave West, the studio offers full service, high-quality multi-track recording with over 20 years experience.
The Hall of Justice is owned and operated by Chris Walla, best known as a founding member of Death Cab For Cutie. Designed with flexibility and fluidity in mind, the studio accommodates switching from digital to analog recording seamlessly. Along with DCFC, Walla's work is present on Minus The Bear, Gotye, The Postal Service, Nada Surf, The Long Winters, and The Decemberists.
The Vault is a recording studio located under a bank in SODO. The 19'x23' tracking room is inside the original vault from the 1940s and creates a unique setting with high-end digital and analog recording capabilities. Recorded artists such as Childbirth, Boyfriends, The Cave Singers, Steal Shit Do Drugs, Hotel Vignette, and Wild Arms.
Bear Creek Studios is a secluded, creative space for artists to work on their projects. Located on 10 acres and built from a converted barn, Bear Creek's staff has experience exceeding 30+ years. Artists include Fleet Foxes, Foo Fighters, Pretty Girls Make Graves, Gossip, Bill Frisell, and Blonde Redhead.