Welcome to Joshua Tree Recording Studio® (formerly Skylab Studio), one of California's premier destination recording studios. Our 2 acre studio and lodging facilities are located in the highly coveted Friendly Hills of Joshua Tree. Productions made here have been featured on radio, in movies, video games and television. Joshua Tree Recording Studio is headed by veteran producer/engineer and musician Tommy Dietrick, whose studio productions have contributed to millions of record sales worldwide.
Full live tracking and overdub capabilities
Joshua Tree Recording Studio offers over 1600 square feet of production space including (5) tracking studios, a professionally tuned mixing room and a world class monitoring system from Adam Audio. Our equipment list features Neve, API, Universal Audio, Manley, Trident, Shadow Hills, SSL, Neumann as well as a multitude of instruments and amps. Additionally, our analog console was famously used by The Rolling Stones on their album, Steel Wheels.
Premium sound and serious mojo
Each tracking room is mic'd up and ready to record. This includes our C&C drum kit, amp room, live room, vocal booths and our 104 year old upright grand piano. The studio features a myriad of classic recording mics and preamps including a vintage Telefunken ELA M 251, Neumann mics, classic ribbon mics and many dynamic mics (see mic and preamp options here). All of our studio rooms have been wired using the highest quality cabling from Mogami and Canare.
20 years in the making
Our 22 year history includes work alongside an array of legendary artists ranging from Robby Krieger of The Doors to international pop icons, 5 Seconds Of Summer. Please visit the Studio Reviews page for first hand testimonials from some of the many artists who have passed through.
Lodging on site
Our 5 bedroom lodge is located a short walk from the studio. 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. After the studio day is done, many groups will fire up the BBQ, build a campfire or drop into the nearby saloon downtown. Our hospitality host, Byron, was recently praised on popular late night show, James Corden, for our work alongside 5 Seconds Of Summer.
Tour bus docking and RV/ camper slots (with water & power hookups) are also available. (View lodging photos here)
To make a reservation please call (760) 424-2257 or visit our reservations page.
Weekly and Monthly bookings? Yes.
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.
Our mobile 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. *A minimum of 4 weeks advance notice is required for mobile bookings.
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required at time of booking.
Skylab originally opened in 2001. In 2016, the studio relocated from Encino, California to Joshua Tree and began a new chapter. For the past 8 years we have been operating as Joshua Tree Recording Studio® where we offer expanded resources for our artists including on site lodging, in house mastering, mobile recording and producer workshops.
Feel free to call the studio at (760) 424-2257 or e-mail: email@example.com
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.