RECORDING STUDIO & LODGING
"Working with Tommy is always a pleasure and the studio delivers the big drum sound we all want"
"Some of the best guitar tones I’ve ever recorded–big, warm, and sparkly."
"Tommy is extremely knowledgeable on every level when it comes to utilizing the most modern digital set ups with the brilliance and warmth of analog gear. THE best drum sound I've ever recorded! "
5 SECONDS OF SUMMER
"The energy at this studio is something special. Tommy definitely brings the good vibes and comfort, making the session so memorable. The tones created in this studio with Tommy was magical!"
"Tommy's reputation for solid delivery is well warranted. He's honed his craft and really knows his stuff."
--COURTNEY TAYLOR TAYLOR
THE DANDY WARHOLS
"The vibe is something that can't be provided or accounted for in a list of gear. It is something my clients, and any true artist demands of the creative ritual space. Tommy's studio opens the mind to creative magic, and magic is what makes great music."
--TOM VITORINO (Manager)
ROBBY KRIEGER, THE CULT
"Recording with Tommy was an absolute pleasure. He single handedly engineered the best bass tone I've recorded in my 30+ year career. He's professional, patient, and has the fastest Pro-Tools skills I have EVER seen!"
"Vintage mics & pre-amps + full live band tracking capability. The studio pumps out amazing tones and the vibe is always cool."
GUNS N' ROSES
"Joshua Tree Recording Studio is the Jam! Tommy is a fantastic engineer and producer who helps you find the way. The analog equipment is simply WOW! Everything he has gives you the sound that you need. The atmosphere , the equipment and the hospitality is 100%"
CHRIS ROBERTS BAND
"Tommy is an absolute pleasure to work with. Great sounds and a great hang!"
SPIRIT ANIMAL / RECORD HEAT
“Tommy is a true alchemist. He works his magic by feeling intuitively the right mix and vibrational match for each artist. He creates a recipe and formula to make you sound your best. I enjoyed my time in the desert with him immensely!”
MOTHER MARY & THE HOLY ROLLERS
“Tommy has some of the best sounding vocal set ups I have ever experienced. As a professional singer and having performed on broadway, grand opera, and theater - I have been mic'd in studios and venues all over the world. Tommy "the lens" Dietrick captures all of the dynamics and subtleties of my voice including the naked spinning thrill of "Squillo" ! He is a true expert in the field!"
Broadway & Theater, TV /Film (Prison Break, The Last Manhunt)
"Taking the trip out to Joshua Tree was exactly what I was hoping for. A place away from the city to create and be inspired in. This studio is rad!"
"Making an album here has truly been one of the best experiences of my life. It is beyond totally epic how it came out. The experience here has been just sublime. The warm desert nights, the desert views, the late night hammock star gazing, countless trips to Natural Sisters Cafe... It has been unforgettable, totally legendary. What a dream..."
CAPTAIN LUKE LUCAS
"Hands down the best recording experience I have ever had !! We went down to Joshua Tree to record our first ever full length album and Tommy treated it as if it were his own, without being that engineer that takes over the project. His attention to detail, tones, vibes, and sound was incredible."
DOWN DIRTY SHAKE
"Tommy gets amazing sounds and his studio offers a unique lodging experience near one of the best National Parks in the United States. What else more could you want from a recording experience?"
THE LOVE DIMENSION
"For anyone who hasn’t been to Joshua Tree, it’s a gorgeous desert area that you’ve seen in many films but didn’t realize it—and Tommy knows awesome places to go for meals and other diversions when the recording day is done. He produced my band’s first two releases and we’ll definitely be hiring him in the future. I wholeheartedly recommend Skylab to record your next album."
THE SPIRAL ELECTRIC
“Our experience recording with Tommy surpassed our hopes and expectations! He gets million dollar sounds in a fun, relaxed environment. His work ethic, focus and attention to detail across a week of ten hour days is unparalleled… highly recommended!”
THE CAROLYN SILLS COMBO
“I had the best recording session of my life yesterday. It was what you dream about as a musician! Get the live sounds working together and then just one or two takes per track! Never had all the pieces come together like this before!”
SINGER / GUITARIST
"Tommy greeted us with a huge smile and was the most professional engineer. He is SUPER LIGHTNING FAST. We were set up and tracking within minutes! I highly recommend this studio, tons of great gear and with such an awesome engineer. PLUS, it's super close to PAPPY & HARRIET'S…which is a desert legend for a reason. Book now, you wont be disappointed!
PRODUCER / MUSICIAN
“Tommy is one of the fastest, highly focussed producer/engineers I’ve come across. He understands the process and his vibe is always positive. I would recommend Skylab to any artist seeking professional results.”
SINGER / SONGWRITER
There is something magical about this studio. Exactly what you would expect from Joshua Tree. You come out for a cigarette break and are immediately overwhelmed by the desert sky, full of stars. Surrounded by howling coyotes. And Tommy, he is the man. A veteran musician and producer, he knows what I need even though I didn’t know I needed it. We took full advantage of his collection of vintage gears. Perfect for international bands like us who couldn’t bring all the instruments with us. We walked out of the studio feeling extremely productive and happy thanks to Tommy’s work ethic and pure friendship. Can’t wait to be back out there again!
--JUN BUM SUN
"Tommy’s professional talents blew us away. He's got some of the best equipment and gear including vintage mics and historical amps."
“Skylab Studio was an unreal experience. I was truly impressed with Tommy’s feedback on our tracks. His commitment and insight was integral in helping my band record our full length album. The best part of the experience was the vibe of his studio – very comfortable, a no pressure setting yet with a full fledged commitment to getting the best performance and sound out of you as possible."
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