Originally owned by Anne and Nancy Wilson of the band Heart, under the name Bad Animals, Studio X has recorded some of the most influential albums in the last 25 years. Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Dave Matthews, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Chance the Rapper are just a few of the iconic bands that have worked at Studio X. We are one of the only recording studios in the Pacific Northwest to have a live room large enough for orchestral sessions, attracting composers from around the world to record the soundtracks to popular movies, such as Office Space, Into the Wild, and Carol. As the technology for video games has improved, the need for large live orchestral recordings has become higher in demand throughout the years. Age of Empires, the Halo Series, and Plants Versus Zombies are a few of the AAA-title games we've had the honor of helping record the scores for.
Our world class control room is fitted with racks of vintage outboard gear and a SSL 4064 G-Series console. The studio is equipped with the latest version of ProTools and Avid AD/DA conversion, as well as a Studer 24 track 2" machine, offering the best of both the analog and digital recording worlds. Our microphone locker boasts a great range of vintage to modern microphones, allowing you to get the sound you desire. With the recent addition of a production studio, artists have a chance to get creative, edit, and write that next hit song. Our lounge is perfect to get some peace and quiet, hang out, cook, and feel at home. And if you want to see the action of Seattle, we are located in Belltown, just blocks away from all the main attractions of the city.