Top 10 Best Recording Studios in Iowa ([Year])

Top 10 Best Recording Studios in Iowa ([Year])

Carousel Studios

Carousel Studios
  • Jointly owned by Alex Arthur and Derek Steinke, Carousel Studio has three spacious recording rooms custom built for artists who are ready to take their craft to a high level.
  • Since its inception, the studio has been home to several of Iowa's local talent. The studio offers exceptional customer services.
  • The beauty of the studio gives the right vibe and brings out your creative juice.
  • Rated 5.0 stars, with 55 reviews written on Google My Business, many of the reviewers are of the opinion that Carousal Studio is one of a kind and you would not regret working with Alex, the Lead Engineer and their other staff.

Website:

https://www.carouselsounds.com/

Email:

[email protected]

Location: 

2035 E Ovid Ave, Des Moines, IA 50313, United State

Services & Cost:

  • Voiceover
  • Full-Band Recording
  • Commercials
  • Jungles
  • Production
  • Engineering
  • Professional Mixing
  • Mastering

Visit their website to book the studio and enquire about their rate.

Flat Black Studios (Rural Recording Resort)

Flat Black Studios (Rural Recording Resort)
  • Flat Black Studio is one of the top rated and longest running music recording studios in Iowa.
  • Owning some of the best sets of gears and amps, with Pro Tools, they give you the exact sound you want.
  • Sited as a resort center, where you could get away from town, relax and have fun while recording the best sound you could imagine, we are sure you would have a great time at the studio.
  • Rated 4.9 and over 32 written reviews on Google My Business from their clients, artists are advised to book the studios ahead of time.

Website:

https://www.flatblackstudios.com/

Email: 

[email protected]

Location:

5012 540th St SE, Lone Tree, IA 52755, United States

Services & Costs:

  • Music Recording
  • Engineering
  • Songwriting
  • Production

Rate:

Studio Booking Per Day$350
3 Full Days$1000
5 Full Days$1500

The Sound Box

The sound box
  • Over 30 reviews and a 4.7star rating on Google My Business. Reviews described the relaxing environment you would enjoy in the studio and how friendly the owners are. You should give them a try if you're around the Cedar Rapids Area of Iowa.

Website:

https://thesoundbox.co/

Location:

1044 Mt Vernon Rd SE Ste A, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403, United States

Services & Cost:

  • Podcasting
  • Vocal/Instrument Tracking
  • Mastering
  • Mixing
  • Audio Books
  • Audio Post-production
  • Commercial Voiceovers
  • Forensics
  • Music Production
  • Sound Design
  • Commercial Music
6hrs Session$300
4hrs Session$200
3hrs 30minutes$175
3hrs $150
2hrs 30 minutes$125
2hrs$100
4hrs (After Midnight)$400
3hrs (After Midnight)$300

Book your session at www.TSB.studio, or visit their website.

Clay B. Studios

Clay B studio
  • Rated 4.7 stars with a total of 33 reviews on Google My Business. 
Clay B. Studios

Website:

https://www.facebook.com/clayb.studios/

Email:

[email protected]

Location:

2302 W 1st St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613, United States

Services & Costs:

  • Mixing
  • Mastering
  • Recording
  • Music Videos 
  • Artist Development

Send them a mail to learn about their studio rates.

Metro Studios

Metro Studios
  • An all in one digital media agency, situated in Hiawatha.
  • Always seeking to understand their clients goals for each project so as to give them a ‘wow' result, the agency is known all throughout the country for always putting out quality work and have received many awards for their efforts.
  • Rated 4.8 stars with 38 Google Reviews.

Website:

https://www.metro-studios.com/

Location:

1350 Sherman Rd, Hiawatha, IA 52233, United States

Services & Costs:

  • Radio Production
  • Voiceover
  • Free Consultation
  • Photography
  • Video Production
  • Website Services
  • Digital Marketing

Visit the website to learn about their rates.

Radio Garage Production

Radio Garage Production
  • Professional award winning sound studio with a 5.0-star rating and 17 Google Reviews.

Website:

https://www.radiogarage.com/

Location: 

3028 104th St, Urbandale, IA 50322, United States

Services & Costs:

  • Podcasting
  • Voiceover
  • Broadcast
  • Recording
  • Editing
  • Mixing
  • Sound Design
  • ADR
  • Video Production
  • Music Education

Visit their website to learn about the studio's rate.

Speed of Sound

Speed of Sound
  • 5.0-stars rating and 14 Google Reviews. They specialize in Audio production and forensics.

Website:

https://www.speedofsoundia.com/

Email:

[email protected]

Location:

4229 Hickman Rd #3334, Des Moines, IA 50310, United States

Services & Cost:

  • Live Recording
  • Mixing
  • Mastering
  • Custom Beat
  • Voiceover
  • Podcasts
  • Session Musicians
  • Preproduction
  • Editing
  • Post Production
  • Tracking
  • Forensics

Visit the website to read more about their rates and booking procedure.

The Sonic Factory Recording Studio

The Sonic Factory Recording Studio
  • Known for quality and prioritizing clients' satisfaction, the studio is rated 5.0 and given 16 sterling reviews on Google My Business.

Website:

https://www.sonicfactorystudios.com/

Email:

[email protected]

Location:

1159 24th St, Des Moines, IA 50311, United States

Services & Costs:

  • Audio Engineering
  • Recording
  • Live Recording
  • Voiceover Talent (Male and Female)
  • Sound Design
  • Radio Commercial
  • Music Writing
  • Full Band
  • Mixing
  • Audiobooks

Send them mail to learn their rate.

Catamount Recording Inc

Catamount Recording Inc
  • Specializing in Album Recording and Production, Catamount Recording Inc has worked with cllients such as Simon Schuster, SubPop, Columbia, Warner Bros, Grass/BMG, and many other established artists.
  • 4.6 star rating and 12 reviews on Google My Business. Most of the reviews are positive.

Website:

http://www.catamountrecording.com/

Email:

[email protected]

Location:

5737 Westminster Dr, Cedar Falls, IA 50613, United States

Services & Costs:

  • Mastering
  • Recording
  • Production

Send them a mail to learn about their rate.

Forte Studios

Forte Studios
  • With a client base that is spread widely across the United States, Forte Studio prides itself on taken on all types of music production projects, whether small or big. Rated 5.0 stars and 8 Google Reviews on Google My Business.

Website:

http://www.fortestudios.us/

Email:

[email protected]

Location:

927 6th St, Boone, IA 50036, United States

Services & Costs:

  • Recording
  • Mixing
  • Mastering
  • Forensic
  • Online Mixing and Mastering
  • Live Recording
  • Sound Restoration
  • Audio Engineering School
  • Post-production Commercial Audio
  • Voiceover
  • ADR

Send them a mail to learn about their rates.

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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  • PD 20W Quick Recharging: Micro input, iOS input, Type-C (PD 20W) input & output support bidirectional quick speed charge for most mainstream devices...
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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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