Welcome to Skylab in Joshua Tree, one of California's premier destination recording studios. Skylab offers an immersive production experience with overnight accommodations available directly on site. Our 2 acre compound is located in the hi desert community of Joshua Tree 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.
For more than 2 decades, artists who have echoed through our studio walls include a vast array of iconic bands and figures ranging from Robby Krieger of The Doors to Australian super group, 5 Seconds Of Summer. Other notable artists include Clem Burke of Blondie, Glen Matlock of The Sex Pistols, members of The Smashing Pumpkins and The Dandy Warhols, Hip hop / Rap legend KRS One and actor/ comedian Kevin Hart. Studio Reviews
Skylab offers the very best in world class audio equipment. Our extensive equipment list includes Neve, API, Universal Audio, Shadow Hills, Manley, Trident and much more. The studio features over 1600 square feet of production space which includes (4) tracking studios and a professionally tuned control room. Located throughout the studio are new and vintage amps, instruments and synths. Additionally, incredible desert views abound from both the studio and our lodging facilities.
Skylab is headed by veteran producer / engineer & musician, Tommy Dietrick, whose career in music spans more than 2 decades and includes a multitude of radio songs alongside over 16 million sales in music worldwide. Always embracing a philosophy of creating an inspiring creative space, each area of the studio offers something unique. 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.
Our spacious on site accommodations are just a short walk from the studio. If you choose to stay on site you can book as many rooms at the lodge as you require. 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! Lodging can be booked with any day, weekly or monthly rate booking. Additionally, we offer tour bus docking with available water and power hookups as well as an EV charging station. View photos here.
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 3-4 weeks advance notice is needed for all mobile bookings.
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required at time of booking.
Skylab is celebrating 20 years a an active recording studio (2001-2021). 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 at our new location, 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 (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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