Skylab Studio in Joshua Tree is one of California's premier destination recording studios. Skylab offers an immersive experience with overnight accommodations available directly on site. We are located in close proximity to Joshua Tree National Park, Pappy & Harriets (Pioneertown), and the shops and restaurants of Yucca Valley. Productions made here have been featured on radio, in films, video games and broadcast television. The studio is located 30 minutes from Palm Springs airport and just over 2 hours from Los Angeles. All genres and musical styles are welcome.
For more than two decades, artists who have echoed through our studio walls include everyone from Robby Krieger of The Doors, to Clem Burke of Blondie, Glen Matlock of The Sex Pistols, members of The Smashing Pumpkins, The Dandy Warhols, Guns N' Roses and The Black Angels to acts like hip hop legend KRS One and Australian pop icons 5 Seconds Of Summer. From major celebrities such as actor/comedian Kevin Hart to artists like David J (of Bauhaus / Love and Rockets) and "Shoegaze" pioneer Mark Gardener of Ride -- Skyab has worked with many of music's great artists (see list below). Skylab offers the highest fidelity in HD Pro Tools and utilizes the best of digital and analog technologies. Skylab's 1600 square foot multi-room recording environment offers a full scope of live tracking, overdubs, mixing and editing as well as a diverse variety of amps, instruments and outboard gear. The studio's ultra HD quad cabling throughout ensures that your recordings have superior sonic quality. From Neve and Universal Audio to API, Shadow Hills, Neumann, Telefunken, Adam Audio, Mogami and much more, Skylab features top names in the recording industry.
Skylab is situated on a mountaintop with scenic panoramic views overlooking the Mojave. Our 2 acre compound offers lodging for up to 10 people in a 5 bedroom / 3 bathroom luxury home located a short walk from the studio. Additionally, the studio offers ample space for tour busses with available water and power hookups as well as an EV charging station. Enjoy all that Joshua Tree has to offer. Daily, weekly and monthly rates are available. View photos here.
All rates include engineer. Day rate bookings include up to 10 hours of studio time. Lodging can be booked with any day or weekly rate studio block. Hourly rate is $85 per hour (*4 hour min). For mobile recording services, weekly and monthly rates - please call or message for details here.
COVID-19 POLICY STATEMENT:
PLEASE NOTE: Due to public concern and safety, at this time we are requiring all artists, managers and other participants involved in productions on site to have a COVID-19 self test immediately prior to arrival.
Entire home rental:
(5 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms - max occupancy 10)
$400 per night (Mon-Thurs)
$450 per night (Fri-Sun)
1 Room rental (2 people max):
$150 per night (Mon-Thurs)
$175 per night (Fri-Sun)
2 Room rental (4 people max)
$225 per night (Mon-Thurs)
$250 per night (Fri-Sun)
3 Room rental (6 people max)
$275 per night (Mon-Thurs)
$300 per night (Fri-Sun)
4 Room rental (8 people Max)
$325 per night (Mon-Thurs)
$350 per night (Fri-Sun)
Tour Bus / RV Hookup / EV charging station (*please call for more information.)
The maximum sleeping occupancy in the home is 10 people. To accommodate more guests we also offer off site housing as well as spaces for tour busses and RV's.
Our studio accommodations feature spacious common areas, panoramic views, modern appliances, cozy bedrooms, a large kitchen, espresso bar, outdoor fire pit, BBQ, a patio bar with taps and private parking. Family style dinners are a specialty here and often the fun had during the day in the studio is often rivaled by late nights of star gazing and bonfires. Lodging can be booked with any day rate booking. Please note there is a 1.5% summer energy use surcharge applied to all bookings June 1st - September 15th.
There are many local attractions, entertainment and places to dine just a short drive away. The National Park entrance and downtown Joshua Tree are nearby.
Need catering? Let us know in advance and we can arrange daily food drops, fine dining and more.
Whether you are staying for 1 day, 1 week or 1 month, reach out to discuss your personalized experience. We cater to your needs and offer additional services from on site hired personal chefs, personal trainers, yoga and guided hiking tours for downtime activities. Call for more info.
Skylab offers mobile recording services in the Southern California region. Mobile recording rigs include all of the production required for set up of recording, editing and mixing as well as one of our engineers. Please call for more details.
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required at time of booking.
In our 20 years as an active recording studio we have worked alongside a multitude of artists including some very well known names in the music industry.
Feel free to call the studio at (818) 571-4595 or e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are happy to custom tailor a plan that works for your project. Additionally, if you have already recorded your tracks, we offer remote mixing, mastering, editing and re-amping services.
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