The musicians! It’s time to get out of your room and into a real recording studio.
With the world well adjusted to the ins and outs of surviving the ongoing pandemic, you and your band can (and probably should) commit to recording and producing that epic single and/or album you’ve been working on. While it’s perfectly fine to do things yourself, you can also improve your skills by teaming up with professional studio engineers who know what they’re doing and do it with love.
Here are the recording studios in the Philippines that your band should visit:
Location: City of Muntinlupa
Artists/Bands who recorded here: Juan Karlos, KZ Tandingan, Felip de SB19, Clara Benin, Lola Amour, Gabba, Nameless Kids, Chndtr, Elise Huang, Robin Nievera, The Ridleys, Over October. Allen & Elle, and many more.
“Line In Records is an idea that started in my bedroom when I was living in Singapore, just like a hustle and bustle during my studies”, sound engineer and mixer Nikhil Amarnani said. “Line In Records officially opened as my personal space in June 2019 and since then we have been able to work with an incredible array of artists.
Line In Records is more my personal studio, but as an engineer I offer recording, mixing and mastering. The mastering part is done by our mastering partner in Singapore, Raywyn Zayne.”
Location: quezon city
Artists/Bands who recorded here: Sponge Cola, And Bandang Shirley, We Are Imaginary, Coeli, Brisom, Ebe Dancel, Karylle, Rusty Machines, Syd Hartha, We Are Imaginary, Taken By Cars, Halik Ni Gringo.
“My college band wanted to record an EP and the studio we wanted to work in was always booked up, so I decided to teach myself how to do it,” Love One Another said. Joey Santos reveals to moving train. “20 years later, I’m still learning new things about the recording process and the art of producing – I think that’s why I keep coming back to music!”
Joey adds, “I’m a music producer and I make records. The bands and artists that work with me are usually from the Rock/Indie Pop side of OPM. I help create the song (pre-production and arrangement ), to choose and add session instruments / musicians (production), recording of instruments and vocals, editing, mixing, then passing to the final master.
Location: New Manila, Quezon City
Artists/Bands who recorded here: December Avenue, Kamikazee, Franco, Parokya Ni Edgar, Typecast, Chicosci, Stickfiggas, Tanya Markova, Queso, Greyhoundz, Valley of Chrome, Wilabaliw and more
“Tower of Doom is a recording studio, music label and production house. We offer a full range of services from audio recording, mixing and mastering to video services such as videos with lyrics, music videos, live streams, etc.” Carlo PerlasCEO and co-founder of Tower of Doom, shares with moving train.
“Tower of Doom started as a small home studio based in a condo in Quezon City,” he adds. “Our first projects were super DIY and low budget, like placing mattresses against the wall to absorb noise, or recording voices in the bathroom to get that reverb sound, haha! Over time we built a small studio behind a sari-sari shop that a family friend owned, then expanded into a multi-studio setup.Today we have two large studios in our new location in New Manila, QC .
Location: San Juan, Metro Manila
Artists/Bands who recorded here: The Itchyworms, Over October, Autotelic, Ebe Dancel, The Company, 46 Hope St., Urbandub, Parokya ni Edgar, Monolog, Conscious and the Goodness, Sleepwalk Circus, Belaire’s, The Garceaus, KIIT, Boldstar and many more
“Big Baby Studios began as Soundstage Research in 1988 as the home studio of award-winning musician Sonny Nicolas,” a Big Baby Studios representative said. “In 2016, sons Peavey and Jazz Nicolas, along with the rest of the Itchyworms, professionalized the studio into a full-service audio production house and recording studio.
Big Baby Studios offers musical arrangement, recording, mixing and mastering services for the music of groups and artists, TVC, AVP, films, podcasts, jingles, in collaboration with certain of the best producers and talent in the industry today.”
Artists/Bands who recorded here: It’s a secret for now (hehe).
“In addition to producing music for Ysanygo, we wanted to see how we could mix our perspectives with different artists on one track”, Ysa Ferraz shares the story behind Adorable Human Studios. “It’s always been a dream for us to work with more artists, so we decided to open Adorable Human Studios.
We offer music production, co-production and songwriting. At the moment, the brainstorming with our clients is happening online!”
Location: Alabang, town of Muntinlupa
Artists/Bands who recorded here: YR artists like Mayonnaise, Mojofly and Sharlene San Pedro, Gracenote, Typecast, Razorback and Marc Abaya; as well as celebrities like Alden Richards and Carlo Aquino
“Mayonnaise frontman Monty Macalino, founder and CEO of Yellow Room Music Studio, has always believed that having his own studio was a basic necessity as a musician, and would also come in handy for the recording and rehearsal needs of his band,” a rep for Yellow Room said. says Bandwagon. “When they won Muziklaban in 2004, he was able to save on earnings and show income. He first rented a small room at Westgate Tower Alabang in 2006, which was opened to the public in 2009. In 2013, he moved the studio to 1 Polillo Street in the village of Ayala Alabang, where it officially became YR Recording Studio – the home of Mayonnaise and other artists under the YR label, students of the YR music school and various industry clients.
YR Recording Studio offers a wide variety of services – from basic recording and rehearsal packages, mixing and mastering, to arranging and production assistance.
Location: Greenhills, San Juan
Artists/Bands who recorded here: Typecast, Mayonnaise, Join The Club, Barbie Almalbis, Juan Karlos, Miles Experience, St. Wolf, Flu, Brick City, bird. Lindenwood, Fern., Jason Dhakal, Jejaview, TNG, Alex Aiono, Shane Filan and many more
“It really started because I wanted to record my band, ‘This Is Where I Make Music’s Hannah Jabla share with moving train. “Because it would have been cheaper to just buy an interface and some microphones compared to studio time, if you were going to record an album. And what a rabbit hole that turned out to be.
Artists/Bands who recorded here: from independent artists, rappers, big bands with horn sections, to mainstream artists, from Sandwich to Yeng Constantino.
“Kodama studio started in July 2015 when my family moved to Marikina from Tandang Sora due to the expansion of Visayas Avenue which affected my old studio Sound Creation”, Shinji Tanaka shares.
Location: BF Homes, town of Parañaque
Artists/Bands who recorded here: Apartel, Jun Lopito, Ely Buendia (Solo), Oh, Flamingo!, ena mori, Stereodeal, Cheats, One Click Straight, Pinkmen and Nobody’s Home to name a few.
“Crow’s Nest originally started as The Bunker (about 10 years ago) as the personal home studio of Ely Buendia”, sound engineer and producer Audry Dionisio recount moving train. “After renovation in 2018, since it was located on the top floor, it made sense to change the name to Crow’s Nest.
We offer services that any professional studio would offer: recording, mixing and mastering. We also have additional services where we provide grower customers, if they need it.”
Location: Diliman, Quezon City
Artists/Bands who recorded here: Celebrities like Lovi Poe, Jericho Rosales, James Reid, Rhian Ramos, Christian Bautista, SB19, etc., as well as Reese Lansangan, I Belong To The Zoo, UDD, Autotelic, Bita and The Botflies, Gracenote, Sky Church, Lola Amour , Siakol, The Youth, Jonoy Danao, Ebe Dancel, Bullet Dumas, etc.
“The studio started around 2006 when I started recording friends and classmates in a small room. It officially became a business and opened to the public in 2009 as more bands wanted to record with us. We now have 3 fully functional studios and a variety of services to offer,” Point Bee Multimedia’s Aaron Gonzales said. “We record bands, solo artists, dub Voice Over, mix and master, do jingles, radio commercials and sheet music. We also have live sound recordings for films and videos.”
Location: Surftown, La Union
Artists/Bands who recorded here: Ebe Dancel, SOS, crwn, August Wahh, Six the Northstar and some local bands at LU.
“We’ve been going and playing as SOS in La Union for so long. Kiddo, owner of El union, has always mentioned how cool it would be to have a music studio in Surftown,” Roberto Sena share with moving train. “Almost ten years of drunkenly talking about it, it finally happened. King was doing a residency for Emerging Islands (an artist residency based in LU) and we were writing new material but he would be gone for two months. So, we went up and brought our gear with us we had a little set up in the bodega of what the studio was long story short Kiddo saw it and said we could do it between SOS/Bavarian Records and El Union.
We offer production and recording services! The difference for our studio is that we rent it for half a day or the whole day so that you can really settle in while being in a comfortable place away from the city.
Location: Cebu City
Artists/Bands who recorded here: Wonggoys, Lourdes, Vincent Eco and a bunch of singles for upcoming artists. Other local bands like The Sundown, Sepia Times, Mandaue Nights, Sansette, Relden, etc.
“The studio was built out of necessity and convenience for me as a music producer,” Cattsky Espinafounder and in-house music producer of Room 11, tells moving train. “I used other recording studios in Cebu before Room 11, but because booking and availability had been a challenge, I decided to build the studio in 2017. It was also built as a form business expansion for my label and music agency 22 Tango Music Group Although the studio is available to the general public, our artists have the option of using the studio for their singles and albums.