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Whether you are recording an album, an EP or a demo, we look forward to custom suiting a project plan to fit your needs. Have dates in mind? Let us know the timeline for your goals. 

Skylab Studio

Joshua Tree, CA 92252, US

(818) 571-4595

Hours

Monday - Saturday: 11am - 11pm
Sunday: 10am - 10pm 

*Cancellation policy: Once a booking has been confirmed, no refunds on payments or deposits can be issued. Thank you for your understanding.

TOMMY DIETRICK

(OWNER & PRODUCER/ENGINEER)


Current and former music projects:  


Sky Parade, David J (of Love and Rockets, Bauhaus), Treehouse (with Robby Krieger of The Doors), The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Mark Gardener band (Ride), Smallstone, The Damsels.


Festival Director 

DESERT STARS FESTIVAL 

(2007-present)


Co-Festival Director

STARRY NITES FESTIVAL 

(2017-present)


Sound Director

JOSHUA TREE PHILHARMONIC

(2017-present)

Bio

(Performing in Melbourne, 2012)


My fascination with music began at an early age. Growing up I was entranced by top 40 radio, LPs of the 60s, 70s & 80s as well as all forms of modern music. In my teenage years I began  writing music and quickly discovered I had an appreciation for the art of engineering. By age 17, I was recording daily on a 4 track cassette recorder.


Today, with over 20 years of recording experience under my belt and having had my own songs on radio, in films, video games and commercials, I still feel that same enthusiasm that captured me as a teenager.


In 2001, I decided to build Skylab. My goal was to create a space where I could help others to pursue their unique creative visions. After an incredible 15 year run in Encino, California, I relocated the studio to Joshua Tree in 2016. 


I treat each and every artist who comes to Skylab with respect and a personal willingness to create the best possible result. Feel free to reach out and discuss your recording project with me. 

Studio Engineers, Producers & credits

Tommy Dietrick 

(producer/engineer)


Nick Luca 

(producer/engineer)


Gregg Tillery 

(producer/engineer)


Rick Maymi 

(producer)


David J 

(Producer)



NOTABLE CLIENTS:


Robby Krieger (The Doors)
Glen Matlock (The Sex Pistols)
KRS One (Hip Hop Legend)
Courtney Taylor and Zia McCabe (The Dandy Warhols)
Ringo Deathstarr
Reeves Gabrels (David Bowie/Tin Machine)
Clem Burke (Blondie)

David J (Bauhuas/Love&Rockets)
Dizzy Reed (Guns and Roses)
Mark Gardener (Ride)
Alex Maas (The Black Angels)
Derek Forbes (Simple Minds)
James Greer (Guided By Voices)
John “Twink” Alder (The Pretty Things)
Pete Kember (Spacemen 3)

John Doe
Margaret Cho
Neko Case
Calexico
M. Ward
Iron & Wine
Devotchka
Beth Orton
Giant Sand
Everest
Band of Blacky Ranchette
Evan Dando
The New Pornographers
Richard Buckner

Robyn Hitchcock
Howe Gelb
Steve Wynn

Joshua Tree Philharmonic
Drinking Flowers (Manifesto Records)
Band Aparte (Manifesto Records)
Nick Jago (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club)
Ziggy Sigmund (Econoline Crush)
Jay Aston (Gene Loves Jezebel)
James Stevenson (Gene Loves Jezebel, The Cult)
Nate Ryan (The Black Angels)
Cellar Doors

Gran Turismo 5

MTV

SONY
The Blank Tapes
Down Dirty Shake
Triptides
Frankie and the Witch Fingers
The Love Dimension
Tim Hendricks
Killer Kaya
Control Control
Feels
Nick Schutz (Masanga)
Robert Kyle (renown saxophone artist)
Scott Martin (Tito Puente)