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To keep analog recording accessible. To facilitate the making of great records. To have fun. To think outside the box.


Why analog?

These days there are so, so, so many studios for digital recording, and a lot of them are amazing! We want to do something different. We enjoy the challenges, limitations, tricks, innovations, and zen of the analog process. Oh, and some of us are partial to the way tape sounds!! ❤  

If you’re thinking of booking a session, check out this detailed list of our analog recording options and see which one works best for you!

Can I record digital @ subModern?

YES. We have have a current version of Pro-Tools and a 24-track digital recorder, and we aren’t afraid to use them!


subModern Audio was built specifically to be a fully analog studio, and is not exactly optimized for digital recording. There are a number of amazing digital recording studios and we’d be happy to give you recommendations! If you really want to work digital with us, cool, we’re flattered & we can do it! At the end of the day it’s about the music –> drop us a line.

 Can I record hybrid?

Sure. We can digitize anything to ‘stems’ and we can bounce anything back to tape. Give us as much detail about your project as you can when you contact us.

I don’t need to keep the tape, can I rent it?

Sure – if you don’t want/need to preserve the original tape we can rent you a session reel. Costs vary depending on project needs, but this is a cost effective option over buying a reel outright.

I already have some tape, can I use that?

Maybe – drop us a line with the size & brand of tape AND any numbers/data printed on the box.