RECORDING STUDIO & LODGING

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Recording + Lodging

Record your music and stay overnight in one of the most inspiring locations possible. Skylab Studio in Joshua Tree, California is one of the "best kept secrets" in the music industry. The studio offers an immersive experience with overnight accommodations available directly on site. Located in close proximity to Joshua Tree National Park, Pappy & Harriets (Pioneertown), and the shops and restaurants of Yucca Valley, Skylab has worked with professional and emerging artists for nearly 20 years. 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.

Vintage Amplifiers Gibson RV15, handwired Vox AC30, Ampeg SVT

Industry Standard

Skylab's HD Pro Tools based system is combined with the best of digital and analog technologies. The studio offers a spacious 1600 square feet multi-room recording environment with a diverse variety of outboard gear, amps and instruments. All channels at Skylab run through analog equipment to create warm, transparent and highly dimensional recordings. Skylab offers full live tracking capabilities alongside top names in the recording industry like Neuman, Universal Audio, Neve, Shadow Hills, Telefunken, mogami and more. 

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Where You'll Stay

Skylab is located on private property just a few miles from the Joshua Tree National Park entrance and is situated on a mountaintop with scenic panoramic views overlooking the valley below.  Lodging is available for up to 10 persons in a 5 bedroom luxury home located on site. Additionally the studio offers ample space for tour busses with available water and power hookups. Enjoy all that Joshua Tree has to offer. Daily and weekly rates are available. View photos here.

Lodging Rates:

Entire home rental 

(5 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms - max occupancy 10)

$250 per night (Mon-Thurs)

$300 per night (Fri-Sun)

$1600 weekly


1 Room (2 people max): 

$75 per night (Mon-Thurs)

$85 per night (Fri-Sun)


2 Rooms (4 people max)

$125 per night (Mon-Thurs)

$145 per night (Fri-Sun)


3 Rooms (6 people max)

$175 per night (Mon-Thurs)

$185 per night (Fri-Sun)


Lodging is available on site in a beautiful 5 bedroom / 3 bathroom luxury home. Feel free to bring your significant others, family or friends. The maximum occupancy in the home is 10 persons however we also offer spaces for tour busses and RV's for additional guests. 


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. Lodging can be booked with any day rate booking.


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. 


production & lodging PACKAGES

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EP (4-6 songs) $3150

40 hours of studio time (4 days with credited engineer) + (3) nights accommodations and a $300 credit toward mastering.

Album (8-10 songs) $5700

70 hours of studio time (7 days with credited engineer) + (6) nights accommodations and a $500 credit toward mastering. Follow in the footsteps of many great artists who have been inspired by the beauty of Joshua Tree. Now booking for Fall/Winter 2019.

Got questions? Call to discuss your unique project needs (818) 571-4595.

A 50% non-refundable deposit is required at time of booking. 

Our history

In our nearly 20 years as an active recording studio we have worked alongside a multitude of artists including well known names in the industry as well as new and emerging artists.


(click here to see bio & credits)

Have questions?

Feel free to call the studio at (818) 571-4595 or e-mail us at: booking@skylabstudio.com 


Weekly rates and seasonal promotions are available. Let us custom tailor a plan that works for your project. If you have already recorded your tracks, ask us about mixing only rates. Seeking unique vacation rentals?  Message us for lodging only options.

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