Welcome to Joshua Tree Recording Studio® home of Skylab, One of California's premier destination recording studios. We offer immersive production experiences with overnight accommodations available directly on site. Our 2 acre compound is tucked away in the highly coveted south Joshua Tree area known as the "Friendly Hills" just a few minutes drive from Joshua Tree National Park. Productions made here have been featured on radio, in movies, video games and broadcast television. The studio is headed by veteran producer, engineer and musician, Tommy Dietrick, whose career spans over 2 decades and includes a multitude of radio songs alongside over 16 million sales in music worldwide.
Seeking a place to avoid urban distraction and be inspired? Escape city life and record your music in a peaceful and truly magical setting here in Joshua Tree, California. For more than 2 decades, Skylab artists include a vast array of iconic artists ranging from Robby Krieger of The Doors to international pop icons, 5 Seconds Of Summer. Other notable artists include KRS One, Clem Burke of Blondie, Glen Matlock of The Sex Pistols, members of The Smashing Pumpkins, The Dandy Warhols and actor/ comedian Kevin Hart. The studio's extensive equipment list features all of the top names in music production including Neve, API, Universal Audio, Shadow Hills, Manley, Trident, SSL, Neumann and more.
Joshua Tree Recording Studio is a well appointed 1600 square foot recording facility which includes (5) tracking studios, a professionally tuned mixing room, a world class monitoring system from Adam Audio and a vast collection of professional analog front end equipment. Great care and detail has gone into all of the room to room interfacing allowing for a streamlined production experience. We offer full live band tracking capability as well as a multitude of overdub and re-amp options. From recording and editing to mixing and mastering, Joshua Tree Recording Studio is a full service production house.
Our incredible C&C studio drum kit is always mic'd up and ready to record. Looking for the ultimate guitar and bass tone? Our amp room features studio classics ranging from VOX and Fender to Ampeg, Guild and beyond. For vocals, we offer a color palette for every singer whether you prefer a classic Neumann sound, a silky ribbon mic or something different.
For ultra pure fidelity, all of our studio rooms have been wired using only the highest quality cabling from Mogami and Canare. While you are here, don't forget to experience the beautiful desert views from both our studio and lodging facilities.
On site accommodations are located just a short walk from the studio. Our lodging and hospitality host, Byron, was recently praised on popular late night show James Corden for our work alongside 5 Seconds Of Summer this past year. Sing and play from the house piano with your espresso in the morning or lay down in one of our hammocks and stargaze at night!
Tour bus docking and an RV/ camper slot (with water & power hookups) is also available. Lodging can be booked with any day, weekly or monthly rate studio booking. Please visit the Studio Reviews page for first hand testimonials from some of the many artists who have passed through.
To reserve time please call (760) 424-2257 or visit our booking page.
Whether you are staying for 1 day, 1 week or a month and beyond, feel free to reach out to discuss your personalized experience. Additional services such as on site personal chefs, personal trainers, yoga and guided hiking tours can be added for downtime activities.
Need us to come to you? Our mobile production rig includes all of the necessary equipment for set up of recording, editing and mixing as well as a professional engineer. Please call for rates and more details. *Please note: A minimum of 4 weeks advance notice is required for all mobile bookings.
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required at time of booking.
Skylab opened in 2001 and has been operating for over 20 years an active recording studio. In 2016, the studio relocated from Encino, California to Joshua Tree and began a new chapter. For the past 5 years we have been operating as Joshua Tree Recording Studio® where we offer expanded resources for our artists including on site lodging, video production, in house mastering, mobile recording and producer workshops.
Feel free to call the studio at (760) 424-2257 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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