This guide offers a listing of recording studios in the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota region.
Below, you’ll find a PDF checklist of services offered by the studios listed. Following that checklist is the listing itself, complete with contact information, descriptions of the studios, and images.
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Studio Services Checklist
Click here for a PDF spreadsheet of services provided by the studios listed, The services noted include isolation booths, staffing options, mixing and mastering, and more.
Twin Cities – Minneapolis
Description: “Blue Bell Knoll is a boutique recording studio operated by Minneapolis-based engineer & producer Neil Weir.” The purpose of Blue Bell Knoll is to “provide an artist-friendly environment where bands can record inexpensively yet still have access to high quality equipment and experienced engineering.” (Read on)
Description: “Vibe, humor, and privacy are important to us. We respect all of our artists equally regardless of genre, stature, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, or outlook. While we can accommodate a very wide array of projects, we focus on high level production and music creation.
“RiverRock Studios features a beautiful SSL G/E console, great gear, and beautiful sounding rooms.”
Description: “I love helping people get the music out of their heads and into reality. Signaturetone Recording has a great selection of house amps, guitars, and drums, as well as a fantastic mic locker and gear selection. From VO work to full albums, I put my full effort into everything I do, so let me know what I can do with you!”
Description: The Terrarium “[blends] old school analog techniques with modern digital flexibility.” Contact studio manager Jason Orris with any questions.
Description: “Wild Sound has been providing pro recording services for over 20 years. We have the experience and drive to make your project the best and offer competitive pricing. (Read on)
Description: “Winterland Studios has two of the most fully equipped studios in the Midwest. Our services include: album production, recording, mixing, mastering, voice-overs, and transfers…National, Gold & Platinum album credits…(Read on)
Twin Cities – St. Paul
Cloverleaf is “perfect for solo artists and bands of any genre.”
Description: Sacred Heart Studio is located in the Central Hillside area of Duluth in the historic 1800’s former Sacred Heart church. The studio offers both analog and digital recording services, and its equipment includes, among other items, in house drums, guitar amps, a Yamaha grand piano,
a Baldwin baby grand, and a Felgermaker pipe organ.
Description: “Sparta Sound is a recording retreat, 200 miles north of the Twin Cities. Owner/operator Rich Mattson has been working in his own home studios since 1991 (beginning in Minneapolis with Flowerpot Studios). The overhead for operating this space is kept low. In return, rates are lower than average, and you still receive professional care for your recording project in a wonderful environment with a very open-minded operator.”
George Latimer Central Library
90 W 4th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Phone: 651-266-7000 (ext. 5 for recording studio reservations)
The George Latimer Central Library offers basic recording services. The library has a 4-person editing suite and a 2-person isolation booth, and with limited space, they do not allow large instruments or equipment. The studio is equipped with headphones, microphones, instrumental software, and more, and patrons have access to an iMac with GarageBand and Avid Protools 12.3. Patrons may reserve the space for up to two hours.