A destination recording studio 

Recording + lodging

Record your music and stay overnight in one of the most inspiring locations possible. Skylab Studio in Joshua Tree, California is a thriving independent recording studio 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. We are located 30 minutes from Palm Springs airport and 2.5 hours from Los Angeles.

Industry standard

Skylab's HD Pro Tools based system is combined with the best of digital and analog technologies. The studio features multiple tracking areas as well as a diverse variety of amps and instruments. All channels at Skylab run through analog equipment to create warm, transparent and highly dimensional recordings. Ultra-Premium “New Old Stock” tubes from the 1950s and 1960s are used for all critical recording applications. Skylab offers full live tracking capabilities alongside top names in the recording industry like Neuman, Universal Audio, Neve, Telefunken, mogami and more. 

Where you'll stay

Overnight accommodations are available and provided a short drive from the studio in a vintage 1953 Spartan mobile home trailer which can sleep up to 6. Our beautifully restored Spartan offers a unique 1950s inspired feel and is located just minutes from downtown Joshua Tree, the Joshua Tree Saloon and Joshua Tree National Park. Other features include retro appliances, an indoor and outdoor shower, a patio bar, BBQ and pool.

Our history

In our nearly 20 years as an active independent recording studio we have worked alongside a multitude of artists including some very big names in the industry. Our engineer's credits include work with:

Robby Krieger (The Doors)

Clem Burke (Blondie)

Glen Matlock (The Sex Pistols)

Reeves Gabrels (David Bowie)


Kevin Hart

David J (Bauhaus/Love&Rockets)

Zia McCabe & Courtney Taylor: 

(The Dandy Warhols)

Jeff Schroeder (Smashing Pumpkins)

Pete Kember (Spacemen 3)

Mark Gardener (Ride)

Gran Turismo 5



(see full bio & credits)

Have questions?

Feel free to call the studio at (818) 571-4595 or e-mail us at: 

Extended block 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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