34 best recording studios (for every budget) in Southern California
Despite the increase in amateur and professional musicians recording songs, even whole albums, on their home equipment, Los Angeles and its outlying areas still boast the highest concentration of top-notch recording studios in the world, where the vibes are immaculate, the gear state-of-the-art, the engineers savants and the ghosts of rock stars past inspirational. Here, you’ll find a studio for every need and every budget, whether you’re aspiring to make your first demo or your long-plotted change-of-musical-direction opus (with orchestra).
Subscribers get exclusive access to this story
We’re offering L.A. Times subscribers special access to our best journalism. Thank you for your support.
Explore more Subscriber Exclusive content.
Conway Recording Studios
Eldorado Recording Studios
Gatos Trail Recording Studio
Green Tea Studios
Henson Recording Studios
Mint Room Studios
NightBird Recording Studios
NRG Recording Studios
Rancho de la Luna
Silent Zoo Studios
Total Access Recording
Track 9 Studios
Valentine Recording Studios
Subscriber Exclusive Alert
If you're an L.A. Times subscriber, you can sign up to get alerts about early or entirely exclusive content.
You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times.