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A Review Of The 5 Best Recording Studios In Phoenix

A Review of the 9 Best Recording Studios in Phoenix

How we picked

Equipment Quality

The first thing we looked into is the quality of their equipment. After all, high-quality equipment is usually the key in producing equally high-quality records.

Engineer Expertise

We also took into account how skilled their sound engineers are when it comes to recording and mastering. This was based on certifications or awards they had and their years of experience.

Recording Facility

We considered how big their studios were, or if they had a variety of studios available. Ambience was a basis, too, as we understand how most musicians take into account a studio’s overall vibe.

Ease of Booking

It was vital for us to check how easy booking a session was in these studios, based on their availability and staff responsiveness.

1. Sound Valley Studios

Sound Valley Studios' Homepage

Services: Music Studio, Recording Studio, Photo and Video Studio, Visual Arts Studio

Website: https://www.soundvalleystudios.com/

Address: 4611 N 12th St, Phoenix, AZ 85014

Contact Number: (402) 560-8291

Office Hours:

  • Monday to Saturday 10AM–12AM
  • Sunday 10AM–11PM
Google Reviews5/5
Facebook Reviews5/5
Total Reviews5/5
Score consistency5/5
Equipment Quality5/5
Engineer Expertise4/5
>Certifications or Awards5/5
>Years of Experience5/5
Recording Facility3.3/5
>Size of Studios3/5
>Variety of Studios2/5
>Ambience5/5
Ease of Booking4/5
>Availability3/5
>Staff Responsiveness5/5

Pros

  • Managed by artists
  • A full-service studio with a good scope of services
  • Uses top-of-the-line equipment and advanced editing software
  • Certified top level engineers
  • Specializes in recording, mixing, and sound mastering

Cons

  • Can be difficult to book an available slot
  • Relatively small studios

Sound Valley Studios is a full-service studio where musicians and artists can come to record, create music, shoot photos and videos, and make visual art.

We think this place would be a great option for those who are not only looking to record, but to produce other materials such as music videos and album art.

The great thing about this studio is that it’s managed by artists. And because of this, they’re able to anticipate customer preferences and internalize their needs.

They have 2 studios that were designed to be both functional and comfortable. We especially love how cozy inside is, albeit a little small if you plan on bringing your own large equipment.

We also like the fact that their certified top level engineers stay attentive throughout entire sessions. From what we’ve heard, customers rave about how knowledgeable and nice they are at giving sound advice.

It appears, too, that they make use of top-of-the-line equipment and advanced software in producing records. They specialize in the recording, mixing, and sound mastering process.

Booking a slot is easy, but it’s finding an availability that some customers have trouble with. We suggest booking at least a week in advance to secure your slot.

2. Premier Studios

Premier Studios' Homepage

Services: Recording Studio, Podcast Studio, Venue Room

Website: https://www.premierstudiosaz.com/

Address: 1142 W Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013

Contact Number: (602) 402-0647

Office Hours: By appointment only

Google Reviews4.7/5
Facebook Reviews4.6/5
Yelp Reviews4/5
Total Reviews5/5
Score consistency5/5
Equipment Quality4/5
Engineer Expertise5/5
>Certifications or Awards5/5
>Years of Experience5/5
Recording Facility4.6/5
>Size of Studios5/5
>Variety of Studios5/5
>Ambience4/5
Ease of Booking4.5/5
>Availability4/5
>Staff Responsiveness5/5

Pros

  • Grammy award-winning audio engineer
  • Spacious and large studios
  • Has a Premier Room complete with a stage setup for live demo recordings
  • Has a designated luxe podcast room

Cons

  • Could work on better soundproofing and ventilation
  • Relatively pricier rates

Another top-of-mind choice by local artists is Premier Studios. Grammy award-winning engineer, Jeremy Parker, is among their audio juggernauts.

Jeremy famously worked with some of the biggest rock bands worldwide, including Mudvayne, Slipknot, and Godsmack. This isn’t to say that he doesn’t work with smaller, independent artists – because he absolutely does!

It goes without saying that he’s exceptional at producing records. It seems, though, that customers love coming here and working with him because of his down-to-earth and friendly personality.

Another thing we like about this studio is how spacious it is. They have 2 main studio rooms and the Premier Room, which is a large space with a fully back-lined stage, professional lights, and a state-of-the-art sound system.

We think it’d be a perfect spot to record a music video or a live demo. It’s big enough to fit all major instruments and equipment, too!

And if you’re looking to record a podcast, they have their very own luxe podcast room. Now that’s something we don’t see a lot in similar studios.

We do wish they’d work on better soundproofing and ventilation, though. Apparently, a few customers complained of hearing what’s being recorded in other rooms, which isn’t something you’d want for such a high-end space.

3. Demŭn Studios

Demŭn Studios' Homepage

Services: Recording Studio, Podcast Studio, Voice Overs, Production

Website: https://recordingstudiophoenix.com/

Address: 2211 N 24th St, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Contact Number: (602) 497-2800

Office Hours:

  • Monday to Sunday 10AM–3AM
Google Reviews4.6/5
Facebook Reviews5/5
Yelp Reviews5/5
Total Reviews5/5
Score consistency5/5
Equipment Quality5/5
Engineer Expertise2/5
>Certifications or Awards2/5
>Years of Experience2/5
Recording Facility5/5
>Size of Studios5/5
>Variety of Studios5/5
>Ambience5/5
Ease of Booking4.5/5
>Availability4/5
>Staff Responsiveness5/5

Pros

  • Professional recording atmosphere
  • Spacious and modern studios
  • Relatively affordable rates
  • Has a private studio and a podcast studio
  • Has a designated luxe podcast room

Cons

  • Output and quality is just okay
  • Could benefit from more experienced and expert audio engineers

If you’re looking for a really professional recording atmosphere, we think Demŭn Studios would be a solid choice. 

They’re a boutique studio that prides themselves in providing high-quality recordings at relatively affordable prices. While most similar studios charge a starting rate of $75 per hour, theirs is only $50 – editing, setup, mixing, and digital delivery already included.

The downside is that the quality is apparently not as good and consistent as you’d hope. Some customers have reported hearing some faint buzzing or street noises on the track.

This is a big no-no for those coming in for a professional recording. But if you’re not really particular or the track isn’t for something super formal, we’d say that the service is okay for the price you’re paying for.

We actually find it quite ironic how they claim to have top-of-the-line equipment and high-quality outboard gear, and yet, disappointing records for some. 

We think they’d benefit from training their engineers better, or hiring more production experts. The equipment is only as good as the person manning it, after all.

On another note, we find their studios modern and incredibly sleek-looking. We’ve heard that soundproofing is great, too (pun intended!).

And if you’d like to work alone, they do offer a private studio complete with brand new equipment and the latest editing softwares. There’s a podcast room as well, if that’s what you’ll be recording.

4. Cosmic Soup Recording

Cosmic Soup Recording's Homepage

Services: Recording Studio, Software Lessons, Media Transfer, Production

Website: https://cosmicsouprecording.com/

Address: 2711 N 24th St, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Contact Number: (480) 331-7687

Office Hours: Open 24/7

Google Reviews4.9/5
Facebook Reviews4.8/5
Yelp Reviews5/5
Total Reviews5/5
Score consistency5/5
Equipment Quality4/5
Engineer Expertise5/5
>Certifications or Awards5/5
>Years of Experience5/5
Recording Facility3.6/5
>Size of Studios3/5
>Variety of Studios3/5
>Ambience5/5
Ease of Booking5/5
>Availability5/5
>Staff Responsiveness5/5

Pros

  • Has a loyal clientele and a positive reputation from word-of-mouth
  • Owner is professional and easy to work with
  • Great vibe and cozy atmosphere
  • Will work with your budget
  • Open 24/7

Cons

  • Relatively small studios
  • Equipment could be improved

Cosmic Soup Recording is a small recording studio with a loyal clientele base. The owner, Jeremy Daniel, is a nice and friendly fellow who really knows his stuff.

Most of his customers seem to love how easy-going and non-intimidating he is. That’s not to say that he’s too laid back, though – rather, he takes his time getting to know the artist and truly listens to his or her ideas.

The results often exceed expectations. And, his professionalism leaves customers with a lasting impression that translates into awesome word-of-mouth.

See, we think it’s important for recording studios to be a safe space for artists. It doesn’t need to be flashy or overly modern, but it does need to be comfortable with a great vibe; and those are two of the main compliments that customers frequently give them.

Another thing we like about this studio is that they’ll work with your budget. We find this to be super helpful, especially for smaller artists or customers who don’t require too much musical production values.

As for the equipment they use, it’s not completely outdated, but it’s also not the best in the biz. They could probably do with some upgrades, but we do have to give them props for making the most use out of them and producing some professional records.

5. The Block Recording Studio

The Block Recording Studio's Homepage

Services: Recording Studio, Vocal Recording and Lessons, Instrumental Construction

Website: https://theblockrecordingstudio1.com

Address: 4225 W Glendale Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85051

Contact Number: (602) 449-9022

Office Hours: Open 24/7

Google Reviews4.7/5
Yelp Reviews5/5
Total Reviews3/5
Score consistency5/5
Equipment Quality5/5
Engineer Expertise5/5
>Certifications or Awards5/5
>Years of Experience5/5
Recording Facility5/5
>Size of Studios5/5
>Variety of Studios5/5
>Ambience5/5
Ease of Booking3/5
>Availability3/5
>Staff Responsiveness3/5

Pros

  • Has a professional and experienced team of audio engineers
  • Utilizes top-notch quality equipment and software
  • Efficient and fast recording workflow
  • Open 24/7

Cons

  • Rates are significantly more expensive
  • Has had some issues with double booking customers

The Block Recording Studio is another top-rated recording studio for a few good reasons.

For starters, they have a completely experienced and professional team of audio engineers. They’ve built quite a good rapport, too, which makes customers feel super comfortable and non-intimidated at every recording session.

Second is that they have top-notch quality equipment – and they know how to use it well. Among those are the Korg Volca Beats Analog Rhythm Machine and the Akai Professional MPC Renaissance, which is what a lot of professional artists use.

By investing in such high-grade equipment and software, they’re able to make the recording process much more efficient and better overall. Faster, too, so you get to save some big bucks on the amount of time you’d need for your session.

We emphasize on saving big bucks, because their services don’t come cheap. The cheapest packages start at $75 per hour, and these are just base rates for beginners.

Unfortunately, they have had some issues with efficiency in terms of time management. Apparently, a few customers have experienced being double booked for their allotted schedule.

We do hope they work on being more attentive on such matters, as we understand how frustrating and inconvenient this is to customers.

6. Personalized Solution Creative

SERVICES RECORDING STUDIO
COMMERCIAL EDITING
PAID ADS
DIGITAL DESIGN
EVENT PLANNING + PR
WEBSITEpersonalizedsolu.com
ADDRESS6125 E. Indian School Rd #2001Scottsdale, AZ 85251
CONTACT DETAILSemail: [email protected]
call: 800.652.4930
dm: @personalizedsolutions 
OPERATING HOURSMonday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 6 PM
Google Reviews4/5
Yelp Reviews5/5
Total Reviews4/5
Score consistency5/5
Equipment Quality5/5
Engineer Expertise5/5
>Certifications or Awards5/5
>Years of Experience5/5
Recording Facility5/5
>Size of Studios5/5
>Variety of Studios5/5
>Ambience5/5
Ease of Booking4/5
>Availability4/5
>Staff Responsiveness4/5

Pros

  • High-end facilities
  • Uses state-of-the-art equipment
  • Up-front transparent rates

Cons

  • Closed on weekends

Personalized Care Solutions is the preferred recording studio to the people of Scottsdale. They specialize in progressive works including digital ads, podcasts, commercial videos, live events, and many more. They are on a mission to help one million people make a living doing what they love through innovative design + marketing.

Being one of the major recording studios, they are committed to staying ahead of the digital world by substantially investing in education, working with organizations and technologies specialized in ai data, and prioritizing the demands of their clients.

They are really interested in your company’s objectives. They take the time to develop a personal relationship with you in order to address your concerns. Because your business objectives are unique, they adapt their solutions to meet your individual demands rather than taking the “here’s the package that contains items you may or may not need, take it or leave it” approach.

7. Tantillo Productions

SERVICES AUDIO SERVICES FOR PODCASTING, VOICE-OVER, AUDIO BOOKS, VIDEO-CASTING AND MUSIC RECORDING
WEBSITEhttps://tantilloproductions.com/
ADDRESS2501 N. 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85006
CONTACT DETAILS(480) 630-5471
OPERATING HOURSMonday – Friday: 6AM to 8PM
Saturday – Sunday: 9AM to 5PM
Google Reviews5/5
Yelp ReviewsN/A
Total ReviewsN/A
Score consistencyN/A
Equipment Quality5/5
Engineer Expertise5/5
>Certifications or Awards5/5
>Years of Experience5/5
Recording Facility5/5
>Size of Studios5/5
>Variety of Studios5/5
>Ambience5/5
Ease of Booking5/5
>Availability5/5
>Staff Responsiveness5/5

Pros

  • High level audio services
  • Comprehensive offerings
  • Excellent customer service
  • High professionalism

Cons

  • Limited information about other services

Tantillo Productions provides high level audio services in the Phoenix area. It is ran by Nick Tantillo, an audio engineer.

For those who need such services for podcasting, voice-over, audio books, video-casting, or music recording, their studio is a great place to go.

We like how comprehensive their different services are. For instance, their podcasting service can include pre-production, recording, editing and mixing, and publishing,

What we love about their team is how they offer up a perfect combination of talent and professionalism.

It’s evident that their client’s success is their success as well, and they do everything to invest in it.

They know how to bring any vision to life and do so with the highest quality.

We do wish there was more information on their other services, but overall, we highly recommend!

8. Full Well Recording Studio

SERVICES Recording services
WEBSITEhttps://www.idnmusic.com/fullwell/
ADDRESSDowntown Phoenix, Next to the AZ State Fairgrounds
CONTACT DETAILS(602)367-1342 | [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSContact for more information
Google Reviews5/5
Yelp Reviews4.2/5
Total Reviews4.6/5
Score consistency4/5
Equipment Quality5/5
Engineer Expertise5/5
>Certifications or Awards5/5
>Years of Experience5/5
Recording Facility5/5
>Size of Studios5/5
>Variety of Studios5/5
>Ambience5/5
Ease of Booking4.5/5
>Availability4/5
>Staff Responsiveness5/5

Pros

  • High-end recording gear and backline
  • Attention to detail
  • Variety of recording options
  • Over 25 years of experience

Cons

Full Well Recording Studio is a recording studio located close to downtown Phoenix, AZ, that specializes in everything from pristine audiophile excellence to vibey, overdriven rock and roll.

They offer audio production and recording studio services including tracking, mixing, and high-quality analog and digital mastering.

We like that Full Well Recording Studio has an insane collection of high-end recording gear and backline!

They provide all your studio backline needs at no additional charge, including a perfectly tuned Pearl Masters drum kit, a collection of over 30 high-end tube guitar and bass amplifiers, Hammond organ, Wurlitzer 200A and Fender Rhodes Electric Pianos, a collection of speaker cabinets and microphones, and vintage and esoteric analog tweak boxes such as Roland Space Echoes, EchoPlexs, Leslie Speakers, and Spring Reverbs.

They pride themselves on getting it right at the recording stage, and we get why. Attention to detail ensures that the sounds and performances they record never need to be “fixed in the mix.”

Full Well Recording Studio offers recording using Pro Tools Ultimate HDX, Otari MTR-90 2 inch 24 track, MCI JH-110 1/4 inch 2 track, as well as analog and digital tape transfers to and from Two Inch 24 track, 1/4 inch 2 track, ADAT, DAT, MiniDisc, Masterlink, and cassette.

Full Well Recording Studio has been in the same location for over 25 years, which is a testament to their professionalism and commitment to quality recording. We highly recommend!

9. AZ Pod Studio

Services: https://www.azpodstudio.com/our-services

Website: https://www.azpodstudio.com

Address: 1941 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85034, United States

Contact Number: +1 602-887-9796

Office Hours: Monday to Saturday 10 AM–6 PM

Google Reviews5/5
Facebook Reviews5/5
Total Reviews5/5
Score consistency5/5
Equipment Quality5/5
Engineer Expertise5/5
>Certifications or Awards5/5
>Years of Experience5/5
Recording Facility4/5
>Size of Studios4/5
>Variety of Studios4/5
>Ambience5/5
Ease of Booking4/5
>Availability4/5
>Staff Responsiveness5/5

Pros

  • State-of-the-Art Facilities
  • Personalized Approach
  • Comprehensive Recording Services Offered

Cons

  • Closed on weekends

AZ Pod Studio boasts cutting-edge recording studios equipped with the latest audio and video technology. From high-quality microphones to advanced editing software, their facilities ensure top-notch production quality for podcasts of all genres.

With a dedicated team experienced in the nuances of podcasting, AZ Pod Studio offers invaluable insights and guidance to creators. Their expertise spans recording techniques, content creation strategies, and audience engagement, facilitating the development of captivating podcasts.

Beyond professional services, AZ Pod Studio fosters a sense of community among creators. Through networking events, workshops, and collaborative opportunities, they facilitate knowledge-sharing and skill development, enriching the podcasting landscape in Phoenix.

While AZ Pod Studio serves the local areas of Phoenix and nearby cities, creators outside this region may face challenges accessing their services. Limited geographic coverage restricts opportunities for collaboration and engagement with creators from diverse locations.

Overall, AZ Pod Studio emerges as a premier destination for podcasters seeking exceptional recording services and comprehensive support in Phoenix, Arizona. With state-of-the-art facilities, personalized attention, and a commitment to community empowerment, they offer a compelling platform for creators to amplify their voices and reach new heights in podcasting. 

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