Atlanta’s music scene is well established, and it’s even considered the capital of hip-hop and several of its sub-genres.
Whether you currently live in Atlanta and are looking for a studio to record your project at, or you plan to visit Atlanta to make your creative vision a reality, there are many recording studios for you to choose from.
In this guide, we look at the best Atlanta recording studios as well as those in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area that should be well within reach.
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aBs Studios focuses on the trifecta of recording, artist management, and music publishing – the ideal combination for the career minded artist.
They also claim to be Atlanta’s first ever touchscreen recording studio, and their client list includes the likes of Lil Baby, Offset, and Kandi Burruss, among others.
aBs Studios promises to offer musician friendly rates, and we would certainly consider them well within the range of what can be considered “reasonable.”
You can book their Studio A at $75 per hour with an engineer, $50 per hour without, Studio B at $60 per hour with an engineer, $35 per hour without, and Studio S at $125 per hour with an engineer (there’s no option for Studio S without an engineer).
We’d love to see more information on their website about how they got started, their story, and their mission, but aside from that, they’ve got the bare minimum information necessarily for potential visitors to determine whether aBs Studios is the right fit for them.
Patchwerk Recording Studios
Patchwerk Recording Studios obviously takes their web presence seriously, as their website is nicely designed and expansive in scope. I can’t speak for anyone else, but I value having access to as much information as possible when deciding who to work with, and Patchwerk has certainly got the goods.
Patchwerk offers recording, mixing, mastering, vocal tuning and editing, vocal lessons and coaching, a “Beatz” program (to connect you with producers making fire beats), vocal production, label services, digital distribution, “Check My Mix,” focus groups, graphic design, photo and video, private events, and even consultation services.
So, Patchwerk Recording Studios might not be a bad resource to keep in mind, or even bookmark, in case you find yourself in need of any of those services.
Not surprisingly, Patchwerk has a team of 28 to handle the various types of work they take on. They likely wouldn’t be able to offer everything they offer without a solid team.
Their website also features information on their studios (Studio 9000, Studio 995, Studio 1019, production studio, and mastering studio), their engineers, their multimedia team, and events. You’ll find links to their various social media too – Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, TikTok, SoundCloud, and LinkedIn.
We’re not sure what Patchwerk’s rates are but if you need additional information, but if their impressive website is any indication, they seem like the type of team that would get back to you in a hurry.
11th Street Recording Studios
11th Street Recording Studios offers recording, mixing, mastering, songwriting, music production, and audio post-production services to anyone who might be in need.
This studio is considered one of Atlanta’s premiere recording studios and they have been in business since 2006. Their two-level, 7,000 square foot facility is home to six recording studios. They use high-end equipment, employ an experienced staff, and offer flexible rates besides.
The 11th Street team works on a variety of genres, be it pop, hip-hop, R&B, gospel, jazz, rock, country, EDM, or otherwise. They’ve also worked with artists from across the world – France, Japan, Australia, Liberia, Morocco, and many others.
The rates largely depend on the studio you book. Here’s an overview:
- Studio A – $160 per hour
- Studio J – $150 per hour
- Studio B – $140 per hour
- Studio C – $110 per hour
- Studio D – $125 per hour
- Studio E – $85 per hour
- Studio F – $75 per hour
- Studio G – $65 per hour
- Studio X – $200 per hour
- Studio Y – $120 per hour
- Studio Z – $115 per hour
- Studio K – $65 per hour
With a very clear, well-organized website with plenty of relevant info, I wouldn’t be embarrassed to give 11th Street Recording Studios my business.
Blue South Recording Studios
Blue South Recording Studios puts the artist at the heart of the operation, right where they should be. With two recording suites – Studio A and Studio B – their facilities are clean, classy, and well equipped.
Their team consists of Timon Adams, Bill Jabr, Kevin Williams, Travis Louis, Ellantre Williams, and Zach Schultze. You can also find a client list (well, headshots of their clients – I wouldn’t necessarily be able to identify all of them) on their website.
Everything on their website is relatively clear, but I would love to see more info. The high-resolution pictures are great, but they make navigating the website a little confusing, and it’s space that could be dedicated to relevant information.
But if you need any help, you should reach out to them directly. Their phone number and email address are right on their website.
Bravo Ocean Studios
Bravo Ocean Studios offers recording, automated dialog replacement (ADR) / voiceover, mixing, mastering, podcasting, and events services. They’ve worked with the likes of Lil Nas X, Post Malone, and the Russo brothers, among others.
Established in 2014, Bravo Ocean was founded by Grammy nominated producer and entrepreneur Nick Chahwala as well as former recording artist, Ulrika Lindström. What is their unique selling proposition, you might ask? That they offer both music and film related services (although I’m not sure how unique that is in this day).
If you’re thinking about recording with them, they’ve got four studios for you to check out. Ocean Suite starts at $185 per hour with an engineer and $175 without. Studio A starts at $100 per hour with an engineer and $90 without, Studio B at $90 per hour with an engineer and $80 without, and Studio C at $60 per hour with an engineer and $55 without.
The people at Bravo Ocean seem genuine and friendly – they’re sure to be a good resource to you should you need reach out to them for more information.
Icon Studios ATL
Icon Studios ATL is famous for being Atlanta’s only non-smoking studio (allegedly) and for having worked with the likes of Akon, Luda, and Young MA, among other notables. They offer a range of services depending on what you need, including recording, mixing, rehearsal, meeting space, and more.
Their facility is comprised of Studio B, Studio C, Studio D, a podcast room, a rehearsal room, and a conference room. If you’d like to see what’s on offer with each room, you can check their website for more information.
Icon Studios ATL’s engineers include Kendal “Cash Junky” Foster, Bless Em Bless, Konnek, B-Dub, “Chop” Tarintino, T-Buiz, and Instinct.
If you want to know whether they can help you bring your creative dreams to fruition, the only thing to do now is to reach out to them for additional input.
Lokey Recording Studios
Lokey Recording Studios holds great customer service as one of their core values. If you’re looking for recording, mixing and mastering, podcasting, full-service podcast filming, photography, or video related services, Lokey has got the goods.
The facility is home to several rooms, including the A-Room (at $120 per hour with engineer, $90 without), the B-Room (at $100 per hour without engineer, $75 without), and the C-Room (at $85 per hour with an engineer, and $60 without).
The team consists of owner Lokey himself (clearly the namesake of the entire operation) alongside co-owner Adriana, as well as engineers CC, Teddrick, OhhThatsJacob, and SauceGodDre.
You can also peruse their website for audio samples / portfolio, and as with many studios in Atlanta, they offer internships as well.
Super Sound Studios
Formerly Silent Sound, Super Sound Studios offers songwriting, mixing and mastering, engineering, production, and audio post-production services.
The studio is owned by musician and entrepreneur T.I. and operated by chief engineer Elliot Carter. The historic studio has seen the likes of Jennifer Hudson, Skrillex, and Justin Bieber come through their doors.
Their facility looks very inviting, cozy, and comfortable. Studio A is available for $200 per hour, The Terrace at $150 per hour, The Cut at $75 per hour, the Cut II at $100 per hour, and Suite T at $175 per hour. You can peruse the website for a full equipment list, and of course, pictures.
The Super Sound team consists of Elliot Carter, Randy Warken, Bradley Horne, Samantha Kossoff, Rosa Westfall, Teddrick Palmer, Dre Turner, Sam Ridgley, Taegen Dawkins, Abel Wagner, Nicolas Garcia, and Dubs Zarour.
Parhelion Recording Studios
Originally established over 10 years ago, Parhelion Recording Studios is located on the northwest side of downtown Atlanta. It is owned and operated by Grammy winning mixer and engineer Ralph Cacciurri, as well as Los Angeles producer / mixer / engineer Ryan Boesch.
Parhelion offers recording, mixing, music production, and mastering services.
And in case you’re not sure what the Parhelion their name means, it basically refers to a sun dog (you know, that partial rainbow looking halo).
Parhelion boasts three rooms – Studio A, Studio B, and Studio C. They also have a comprehensive gear list for each room, a photo gallery, and they appear to be quite active on Instagram, if that’s something you find helpful.
Atlanta HD Studio
Bosting an HD Pro Tools setup, Atlanta HD Studio was designed to meet the discerning demands of major label recording projects. But they’ve taken the steps necessary to make it a space that’s accessible to independent artists too.
Their rates appear to reflect this fact. You can record without an engineer at $55 per hour, and $75 per hour with an engineer. If you’re interested in their itemized rates, they charge $75 per song, $150 per song with mixing, and $250 per song with mixing and mastering.
These rates are all quite competitive, all things considered.
Atlanta HD Studio has got an array of other services you can take advantage of too – recording, mixing, mastering, sequencing, editing, tracking, overdubs, custom beats, video production, and more.
In addition to recording facilities, Atlanta HD Studio also hosts events like birthday parties, rehearsals, video shoots, mixtape releases, and more.
Solar Sound Studio
Solar Sound Studio’s website seems a little scattered, but we’re not too quick to judge a book by its cover when it comes to recording studios (many of them are quite busy with clients and don’t necessarily have the time or energy to look after their own website!).
Solar Sound offers recording, mixing, and mastering services, and they’ve worked with the likes of Young Thug, Kash Doll, and Kevin Gates, among many others.
The Solar Sound staff consists of owner and CEO Vance Vision, Matheis “Stafa” Carter, Anthony “Teddy” Biassi, and Kip Hilson.
Their rates start at $100 per hour. If you’re looking for more information, Solar Sound Studio has a convenient submission form on their website where you can share relevant project details and ask any questions you may have.
WAMM Studios offers recording, mixing, mastering, songwriting, audio post-production, and music production services.
WAMM Studios was established in 2006. They have a multi-genre outlook that includes pop, hip-hop, R&B, folk, reggae, and many others. They’re a multi-room facility with high end equipment, flexible rates, an experienced staff, and an international footprint.
Their rooms include Room A ATL Room and Room B The Trap, both of which prominently feature graffiti artwork as part of their décor.
One of the cool things about WAMM Studios is that they sometimes have limited time specials, which makes it possible for you to record for as little as $40 per hour. They also have a feature that lets you customize your recording package, which should prove handy to anyone who’s looking for something specific!
WAMM Studios also offers video production, music marketing, and songwriting services, in case that’s something you’re looking for.
Their website is quite expansive and detailed, but if you need any more information, be sure to drop them a line.
Castle Hill Studios
Castle Hill Studios is a two-room recording facility – A Room, and Back Room. But they also have another room called The Kitchen, within walking distance of Ponce City Market.
Castle Hill Studios is owned and operated by Dan Cohen and Max Unruh.
Their website is relatively basic, but it does have all the relevant information conveniently in one place. If you want to reach out to them, their phone number and email address are displayed prominently on their site.
You can find a full gear list and several pictures of each room as well. But we’re not quite sure what the Google+ link is still doing up there.
Loud House Studios
There are many studios in Atlanta that offer recording for rap and hip-hop artists and are quite experienced at it besides. That said, Loud House Studios is one of the few studios in Atlanta that has a strong focus on hip-hop.
Loud House offers recording, mixing, music production, vocal production, mastering, label services, and private events. They even have an internship program for those interested in learning the trade.
The multi-room facility includes Studio A at $150 per hour, Studio B at $125 per hour, Studio C at $100 per hour, and Studio D at $100 per hour (four hour minimum required on all sessions).
Loud House has got plenty to offer, so if you’re looking to spit some rhymes or drop some beats, and you have an idea you want to run by them, give them a holler.
Astro Studios is an expansive 7,000 square foot recording facility with three recording suites, one and a half bathrooms, a kitchen, a lounge, and more.
Their staff includes owner Jeren Whitsey, office manager Jessica Ruscoe, William “Bilz” Dougan, James “Jayme” Belt, Daniel “D2” Faber, Isaiah Brown, Chris Holford, and Cody Sciara.
Their recording suites include A Room – Stonehenge, B Room – Neve, and C Room.
Their website is graphically rich but sparse on words (at least you get to see what their recording environments look like). If you want to learn more, your best course of action is to contact them directly.
With locations in Memphis, TN and Atlanta, GA, the 4U Recording studio was built from the ground up with creatives in mind.
Their Atlanta team is made up of Vohn Leon Keith Jr., Reo Harris, Mari Tribble, and Morgan Elam, and they offer both mixing and mastering services.
Beyond that, their website is a little confusing. It might make sense for them to have separate Memphis and Atlanta pages, or to create separate websites for both. As it stands now, the information is a little jumbled.
They do seem like good people, though, and depending on where you live, the Atlanta location could be a convenient one. Be sure to reach out to them for additional info.
Street Execs Studios
Streets Execs Studios originally opened in 2015. Serving major and independent artists alike, the facility includes multiple unique amenities you’re unlikely to find elsewhere – basketball court, private chef, and even a barber. This studio was developed as the meeting place of professionalism and creativity.
The facility also includes five rooms – A Room, B Room, Street Room, C Room, and D Room.
On staff, they have Shawty Fresh, Flacko Blanco, AONAH, Flyguyjavi, DJ Teratory, and Tut.
Street Execs Studios also offer the Art of Engineering Class for those interested in learning about how to become a sound engineer themselves.
EOA Digital Studios
EOA Digital Studios considers itself a “premier” recording studio – a claim we’ve seen on many Atlanta studio websites by now. Their team includes Cameron, Chino, and The Brince.
The multi-room facility consists of A Room at $135 per hour, B Room at $95 per hour, C room at $65 per hour, and Legacy Room.
They’ve also decided to share their studio rules on their website, which is convenient for anyone looking to book some time with EOA Digital Studios, but only relevant if you’re seriously considering them for your next project.
They’ve made it very easy for you to get in touch with them, though, so if in doubt, give them a ring and see if there’s a good fit for your next project!
800 East Studios
800 East Studios is yet another recording studio that makes the bold claim of being a “premier” Atlanta studio. We can’t argue the point, it’s just that so many are claiming to be premier.
The 6,400 square foot facility is no joke, though, and they have a multi-genre outlook, a 17-room complex with an ad agency and mastering lab, and a location overlooking the Beltline, Freedom Park, and the Atlanta skyline.
800 East Studios thinks of itself as a community or collective of musicians, composers, engineers, and producers, rather than a more traditional “team.”
This community is made up of Ken Gregory, Herb Avery, Rick Julian, Thomas Avery, Behn Holst, Jeremy Gilbertson, Larry Anthony, Khari Cabral-Simmons, Martin Kearns, Darren Benjamin, and Barbara Hawkins-Scott.
We’re not sure what all 17 rooms are, because the website doesn’t provide additional info. But it sounds like they can do just about anything, so if you’re wondering about rates or specific project parameters, it would do you well to get in touch with them.
Walker Street Studios
Walker Street Studios has it as their goal to offer the “full studio experience” to their clients. This is a two-room facility with Studio A (The Bassment) and Studio B (The Skyyboxx).
Their website also features a photo gallery. Aside from that, we find the site to be quite minimalist, and possibly lacking in some vital information (their About page seems a little vague). We know studios are busy, though, so we’re not casting judgment. It can be hard to keep a website updated.
What we’re really trying to say is – if you think Walker Street Studios might be the place for you, give them a call to find out more.
Gravity House Studio
Owned and operated by Brandon Grant, Gravity House Studio is located about 20 minutes away from the heart of Atlanta in Sandy Springs. The studio has been in existence since 2015, and it houses three rooms (although when booking on their website you only appear to have the option of choosing from A Room and B Room).
The Gravity House team consists of Brandon Grant, Hollywood Swiss, Makaila Sheree, and Franklyn Zabala.
Rates start at $150 for three hours in B Room with no engineer, and $195 for three hours with an engineer.
Overall, Gravity House Studio seems eager to help their clients, but I would love to see more relevant info on their website, and would even substitute it for the flashy graphics, as cool as they are.
AMS Studios ATL
Look – there’s no denying AMS Studios ATL is a highly rated studio. But I can’t ignore the fact that there’s one thing that’s missing in a big way on their website – content!
There’s no need to reinvent the wheel here. I just want to see a brief history of how the studio got started, what rooms they have available, what services they offer, their equipment list, who their team is… stuff like that. And I’m sure other visitors would appreciate this info too.
Booking policies are great, but that doesn’t really come into play until one has decided AMS Studios ATL is for them!
You can check out their blog and get a sense of who they are, but it certainly doesn’t cover the key items we’d like to see from a website of this ilk.
So, I suggest getting in touch if you’re interested in what AMS Studios ATL has to offer, because otherwise there’s no way to know!
Watership Studios offers recording, mixing, mastering, audio post-production, voiceovers, interview recordings, podcast recording and editing, and more. And one of their values is treating everyone like family.
Their website is also home to an impressive photo gallery, and client list (which includes the likes of ESPN, CBS, VH1, Lindsay Drake, Greg Chapman, Ruth Jackson, and more).
It’s maybe not quite enough information to know whether you want to work with them, but it’s certainly enough to whet your appetite for more. And if you’re feeling hungry, you should reach out to Watership to see what might be on the table.
“Creative retreat” Landmark Studios houses two recording studios, and a content creator room for podcasters, YouTubers, etc. (featuring a greenscreen). They also offer photography and reportedly house a beauty spa too, which might be a feature completely unique to Landmark.
You’ll also find a humble photo gallery on their website, but aside from that, they appear to be pushing visitors to get in touch. So, that’s what we’ll suggest as well. If Landmark Studios has piqued your curiosity, you’d better get on the horn and talk to them directly.
IM1 Studios claims to be Atlanta’s only “industry compliant” studio. Their one-page website is relatively sparse, so there’s only so much we can gather about them. But we do know they have a large collection of gear, and that they use the Apollo Twin X QUAD preamp technology (if that means something to you).
We also know that they’ve got an A Room, a B Room, and a Podcast Room. Rates are clearly marked on their website, so you’re welcome to peruse their various offerings at your own leisure (there are a lot of them) – they’ve got specials, regular rates, mixing, mastering, podcast / interviews, photo and video lab, and more.
Pass the Aux Studios
Pass the Aux Studios offers recording, mixing, mastering, and beat production services, as well as a beat store and social media packages to help musicians promote their music.
They’ve got a very neat and clean website, but beyond what we’ve shared with you, they haven’t given us a whole lot to talk about. Fortunately, they’ve provided several ways you can get in touch with them to inquire further about their facility and services.
Plugged In Studios
Plugged In Studios has it as their mission to help artists and producers get established. They have two rooms – A Room for $125 per hour with an engineer and $100 without, and B Room at $75 per hour with an engineer and $50 without.
Their website features a photo gallery, but unfortunately there’s nothing there, and same goes for their testimonials page where they’re pushing people towards their social media.
Here’s a tip for all studio owners out there – social media is great to have, but it’s risky making it your primary publishing channel. You just never know when it might get taken down. Best prioritize your website first, then spread your content out to multiple channels as you’re able.
Anyway, you can always give Plugged In Studios a call to see what they’re up to.
The Grind Factory Studios
The Grind Factory Studios claims to be Atlanta’s best. They offer digital recording and music production, mixing and mastering, photography and video services, and audio, visual, and print marketing services.
On their website, you’ll also find updates, testimonials, and a gallery with people wearing masks (I assume this is their Instagram feed). The bare necessities are here, but I would love to see a little more relevant content here for decision-making purposes.
The Grind Factory Studios can be found in East Point, GA, roughly 10 minutes from the heart of Atlanta.
Acoustech Music appears to have a strong focus on producing incidental music for various big brand clients (like AT&T, Coca-Cola, and Great Clips to name a few).
But they do offer an array of useful services like recording, mixing, sound design, composition, data / file conversion, stock music and sound FX, customer service, audio / video customization with voiceover, closed captioning, and broadcast verification.
In their own words, they “do it all,” so anyone looking for a Swiss army knife, you may have found one.
Their staff includes owner Wayne Dykes, audio post / sound designer / music composer Gopal Swamy, and assistant studio manager Alan Melville. They are lacking profile photos, but they’ve made it far without those.
Their photo gallery shows off their facilities, which includes plenty of comfy seating as well as a lounge area. If you want to hear any of their work, you can check it out on their website as well.
Acoustech Music values the way the industry was run in the 80s, and as result, they’re down for butt kissing, happy hours (Scotch, Bourbon, something of your choosing, etc.), and more.
CrushHouse Arts Entertainment LLC
CrushHouse Arts Entertainment LLC is more than just your average recording studio. They also offer marketing solutions, entertainment booking, artist development, photography, rehearsal space, and gear rental.
So, if you’re looking for someone to help you not just with your music but also with your music career activity, CrushHouse might just be what you’ve been searching for.
Their 4,200 square foot facility features many amenities, including two rehearsal studios, lounge / conference room, high speed Wi-Fi, smart TVs, podcast production suite, recording and post-production studios, a vending machine, and more.
Their website offers detailed information on all their offerings and just about everything you could possibly want to know about them, so scan their pages at your own leisure to discover whether CrushHouse is for you.
de3studios has been in existence for over 10 years. Their three locations are distributed across Acworth, Smyrna, and northwest Atlanta. They offer recording, mixing, mastering, video production, and marketing packages.
The Acworth location has the A Room, B Room, and C Room. Smyrna has the Executive Suite, Luxury Suite, the Personal Suite, A Room, B Room, and Podcast Room. Finally, the northwest Atlanta location has the Platinum Suite, Gold Suite, Diamond Suite / Podcast, private lounge, and dance studio / rehearsal space.
With three locations and multiple setups available, de3studios is versatile enough to cater to a variety of projects and needs. They’re well worth reaching out to if you think they might be able to help.
Blue Project Media
Blue Project Media specializes in recording, mixing, mastering, and beat making. But they also offer music video production and background vocal services.
Their team is made up of owners Foss and Odinero, and the facility is home to two recording environments – Studio A: The Blue Room, and Studio B: Red Room.
Blue Project Media also maintains a bit of a presence on Instagram and YouTube, in case you’d like to check out a bit of their content.
But the best way to know whether Blue Project Media is the right fit for you is to connect with them directly – through phone, email, or even using their built-in chat.
Atlanta Recording Studios, Final Thoughts
If you’re looking for a recording studio in Atlanta, you should never want for more. Whether in Atlanta, or in the greater surrounding area, you can find plenty of passionate studio owners and teams who are more than willing to assist you with your next recording project.
It doesn’t matter the scope of the project, genre, or equipment needs – chances are you can find a studio that can deliver everything you require.
The only thing to do is to narrow your options down to a few that feel right to you. You can scan websites and check out reviews, but at the end of the day, the only way to know for sure is if the studio has the right vibe for you.
So, reach out to prospective studios at earliest convenience and if possible, go on studio tours. It may seem like a lot of legwork, but the educational process is well worth the effort.
Here’s wishing you all the best on your recording journey!