10 Best Recording Studios in Colorado

Colorado is home to a number of recording studios, including some legendary settings in the music business. Many of these studios can be found in urban areas from Colorado Springs to Fort Collins.

But you don’t have to plant yourself on the eastern side of the Rockies to get a professional-quality recording studio. You can find studios in the Rocky Mountains that combine a beautiful setting for inspiration with high-end equipment for quality.

Read on to find a recording studio that is right for you.

10 Best Recording Studios in Colorado

Evergroove Studios

Evergroove Studios

Evergroove is in the Rocky mountains about 45 minutes west of Denver. Owned and operated by Brad and Jenny Smalling, this eclectic studio in a beautiful setting has recorded everything from folk to doom-metal and looks to do so again. They use gear from both old and new worlds to get the best sound possible.

57 Google reviewers give Evergroove an average of 4.9 stars for Brad’s attention to detail and the polished, quality sound that he is able to give their recordings. Lots of return customers love the vibe and atmosphere of the studio.

Website:

https://www.evergroove.com/

Location:

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7939 Black Mountain Dr, Evergreen, CO 80439

Services & Cost:

  • recording
  • mixing
  • mastering
  • voiceovers
  • podcasts
  • commercials
  • audiobooks
  • Dobly Atmos
  • Freelance
ServiceCost
Recording by the hour$60
Recording by the day$480
Recording by the day with own engineer$300
Commercial audio (voiceovers, podcasts, etc)$100 an hour
Mixing, mastering, or Dolby AtmosContact the studio

AML Production Studio

Owner, producer, and engineer Johnny began AML studios in 2018 after several years of honing his skills as a musician and engineer.

It’s not often that you find a 5-star rating from 137 reviewers. Many of them focus on Johnny and his expertise. He can handle everything from audiobooks to isolating audio from a video to hip hop. But there is a whole team at AML that also gets praise.

FranChize, Devon Malloy, and Z0N3 are all instrumental engineers and directors in a team that seems to handle a lot of hip hop and audio.

Website:

https://www.amlproductionstudio.com/

Location:

1413 Potter Dr suite 204, Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Services & Cost:

Basic studio session for four hours is $160. For more services and prices, contact AML through their website.

Side 3 Studios

Side 3 Studios

Open 24 hours in the heart of Denver, Side 3 has three studios: a live room with an isolation room, a production and recording studio, and a vocal and editing studio. They also offer their “Podcast Room” and the “Analog Playground” production room.

With an average of 4.7 stars from 89 Google reviewers, Side 3 clearly has a lot to offer. Reviewers praise the entire team of 7 engineers as being kind, patient, welcoming, and focused on the end-product of polished, high-quality material.

Website:

https://side3.com/

Location:

725 Mariposa St, Denver, CO 80204

Services & Cost:

  • production
  • recording
  • mixing
  • mastering
  • podcast recording
  • video production
  • education

For pricing information, call the studio at (720) 515-2649.

The Lab Recording Studios

The Lab Recording Studios

Since 2014, Mac D Beats (Andrew MacDonald) has owned and operated The Lab Studios as a place where Denver’s finest artists could record, including rappers and full bands. With a team of 7 engineers, The Lab is able to be eclectic and now has a dedicated following who record there for the quality sound at great prices.

Google reviewers love this place and many of them have returned for multiple projects. They give the team of engineers, Mac D, and the studio vibe an average of 4.8 stars from 53 reviews. Also, follow-up and desire to make things right on the very few negative reviews is impressive.

Website:

https://thelabmusicgroup.com/

Location:

1600 S Cherokee St, Denver, CO 80223

Services & Cost:

  • recording
  • mixing
  • mastering
  • events
  • beats
ServiceStudio AStudio BCost
Recording with engineer$65/hr, 2 hr minimum$300 5 hr block$580 10 hr block$50/hr, 2 hr minimum$220 5 hr block$420 10 hr block
Recording without engineer$50/hr, 2 hr minimum$40/hr, 2 hr minimum
Beats$300/custom beat
Mixing/masteringCall for pricing
EventsCall for pricing

Dog House Music Studios

Dog House Music Studios

Owned by Liz and Kenny Vasko, Dog House Music Studios offers facilities and know-how that take you through all facets of music creation, recording, and business. From songwriting to getting your music out to listeners and soon-to-be fans, Dog House cares about musicians and the recording process.

75 Google reviewers give Dog House an average of 4.9 stars. Whether it is stopping in for an open jam, using rehearsal space to fine-tune your band, or recording in their professional studio, reviewers praise the vibe of Dog House and the professional help from their team.

Website:

https://www.doghousemusic.com/

Location:

525 Courtney Way, Lafayette, CO 80026

Services & Cost:

  • rehearsal studios and stage
  • recording
  • mixing
  • production
  • Livestream
  • live video shoot
ServicesCost
Recording$75 per hour
Mixing$300 per song
Production$150 per song
Podcast/audiobook recording$60 per hour
Rehearsal studio for an individual$30 per session
Rehearsal studio for a band$50 per session
Rehearsal stage$45 per hour/$300 per day
Live video shoot$100 per hour
LivestreamContact for pricing

Chimera Sound Studios

Chimera Sound Studios

Up near Fort Collins in Loveland, Colorado is Chimera Sound Studios which offers a 20,000 cubic foot, live-room recording experience. They bring state-of-the-art equipment and expertise that has kept the studio up and running for quite a few years.

After 48 reviews on Google, Chimera Sound Studios still has a rock-solid 5 stars. Reviewers love the experience of recording in the beautiful studio with knowledge from owner/engineer Chirs Williams and engineer Josh Depperschmidt. They praise their musical ear(s) and their flexibility working with different styles.

Website:

http://www.chimaerasoundstudios.com/ 

Location:

1347 S Garfield Ave, Loveland, CO 80537

Services & Cost:

  • Recording
  • Mixing
  • Mastering
  • In-studio video shoots
  • Photography
  • Graphic design
  • Artist merch

For recording prices Chimera Sound offers interest-free financing up to 6 months for a full album package. For prices other than those listed below, contact Chimera through their website.

ServicesCost
Recording$65
Mixing$65
Mastering$65

TBM Studios

TBM Studios

Eric Reid started TBM Studios in 2014 as an outlet for 15 years of recording experience that he had gained in Denver. Today TBM Studios works with national acts as well as regional Colorado musicians. The studio features high-end equipment for recording and post-production work.

From first-time recorders to professional musicians, 46 Google reviewers give TBM Studios 5 stars. While the studio and the equipment are all great, they reserve their highest praise for Reid. He acts as a guide for artists who want to make their artistic vision complete.

Website:

https://www.tbmstudios.net/

Location:

9354 33010, Co Rd 27, Greeley, CO 80631

Services & Cost:

  • recording
  • mixing
  • mastering
  • video game sound design

For rates contact Eric Reid through the website or email him at [email protected]

Mad Dog Ranch + Studios

Mad Dog Ranch + Studios

Located near Aspen, Mad Dog Ranch and Studios was once the musical retreat of Glenn Frey and Jimmy Buffett. Now it is a refurbished recording site with two studios and a guest house that is set in the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

7 Google reviewers give this studio 5 stars for its setting, the studio itself, and its head engineer Mark Meeker. Professional musicians who have recorded in a variety of different settings, including studios in Los Angeles, praise the high-end equipment and the natural beauty as a source of inspiration.

Website:

https://www.maddogranchandstudios.com/

Location:

955 Snowmass Creek Rd, Snowmass, CO 81654

Contact the studio for a complete list of recording services and prices.

Perfect World Music

Perfect World Music

In Pueblo, Colorado south of Colorado Springs, you will find Perfect World Music, the studio with a gorgeous and open live room and a music academy to go with it. Started by Carl Lucero, Perfect World capitalizes on a quarter-century of Lucero’s recording experience. The Perfect World is a music label, artist management company so much more.

18 Google reviewers give the studio an average of 4.8 stars. They love the studio’s environment that is both fun and professional, and they love the expertise, knowledge, and guidance they encounter there.

Website:

https://www.perfPerfect World Musicectworldmusic.com/ 

Location:

301 S Main St, Pueblo, CO 81003

Services & Cost:

  • Musical production including all aspects of recording
  • Artist management
  • Publishing under Loose Arrow Music Publishing (LAMP)
  • Record Label and Distribution under The Perfect World LLC
  • CDs
  • Website, graphic design and photography

Contact Perfect World Studios through their website for pricing.

The Decibel Garden Recording Sanctuary

The Decibel Garden Recording Sanctuary

According to The Decibel Garden Sound Sanctuary their very simple mission is to identify and optimize your voice as an artist and give you the launch pad from which to have your shot at recording fame. They have a gorgeous live room with three isolation booths for versatility to craft the sound that best suits your music.

Google reviewers love the gear, the setting, and the engineers of The Decibel Garden. From bands to solo artists to documentary-makers, these 45 reviewers give The Decibel Garden an average of 4.8 stars. And there are many returning clients.

Website:

https://www.thedecibelgarden.rocks/

Location:

3435 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80216

Services & Cost:

  • composing
  • producing
  • recording
  • mixing
  • voiceover
  • ADAT tape transfer
  • events
  • film and television

Contact the studio through their website for pricing.

Don't Forget Your Recording Session Essentials…

1. Game Plan

game plan

You should go in there with a plan of what you want to achieve. This will make it easier on both you and the engineer, and will help keep things moving along.

2. External Hard Drive

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Get yourself an external hard drive. This way, you can take your sessions home with you and have a backup in case something goes wrong.

3. Powerbank

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You never know when you're going to need a power bank. It's always better to be safe than sorry!

4. Snacks and drinks

snacks

Stay hydrated and fueled up so you can perform at your best.

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