(512) 522-0359 2228 South Lamar Blvd Austin, Texas 78704

512 Studios is a full service analog and digital recording studio equipped with a 22′ x 22′ drum room with 4 surrounding isolation booths for live recording. A full headphone monitoring system and a 32 Channel analog mixing console.

We are located right the heart of Austin, less than 3 minutes from downtown. 512 Studios is located walking distance from many new and historical music venues, restaurants and stores.

Designed by Omar Vallejo, this studio has been set up with a West Coast vibe. The spacious rooms, warm colors create a laid-back feeling from the moment you enter the studio.

Recording in historical studios like Oceanway Studios (Hollywood,CA) and the Record Plant (Sausalito,CA), Omar was inspired to reproduce those same type of lay outs.

“I wanted a feel good atmosphere right when you walk in. Recording can be a stressful time for some folks, so I wanted to create a positive vibe right from the get go.” — Omar Vallejo

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Staff

At 512 Studios, our Engineers are available and happy to answer your questions or talk about your project. Call us at (512) 522-0359, or email the staff member below that you wish to speak with. You can also contact us here, and we will get back to you right away.

Omar Vallejo

Owner, Cheif Engineer

Kevin Abbenante

2nd Engineer (Independent Services)

CJ Bills

Engineer (Independent Services)

Michael Anaya

Engineer (Independent Services)

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Gear

Console & Monitors:

Otari 32 Channel Analog Mixing Console-Concept 1
Otari 24 track 2″ MTR 90 Tape Machine
Pro Tools 12 w/ (2) Mac Towers
Over 400 Plug-ins including all the Producer Packs
Genelec 1031A Bi-Amplified Main Monitors
JBL 15″ LSR 4328P Subwoofer
Yamaha NS-10’s Near Field Monitors
Auratone Mono Reference Monitor
Mastering/Sequencing Computer with Wavelab 7
Yamaha Monitors 810s with Subwoofer

Microphones:

Manley Reference Cardioid Microphone
Neumann U 87 Ai Set Z
Bock U195 Cardioid Condenser
Royer R-121 Ribbon
Cascade Fathead II Stereo Pair Ribbon
Superlux R102 MKII HF Ribbon
AKG C 414 B-TL II/ST (2)
AKG C 1000S
Soundlux Lo Imp Bass Mic
Sennheiser MD 421 II (7)
Shure SM81 (2)
Shure Beta 181S Condenser
Shure Beta 52A
Shure Beta 56A
Shure 57
Shure sm 91 Kick PZM
Shure SM7B
EV Electro-Voice RE20
Audio-Technica 4040

Pre Amps/Comps/EQs:

SSL X Rack Including:

2 – SSL XR621 Pres

1 – SSL XR625 EQ Silver

1 – SSL XR 618 Dynamic Silver

1 – SSL XR 425 EQ Black

1 – SSL XR 418 Dynamic Black

Avalon M5
Universal Audio LA-610 Mk II
Universal Audio UA 2-610 S
Empirical Labs EL8X Distressor
Chameleon Labs Eq/Comp/Mic Pre
Urie 1176 LN Preamp Vintage
FMR Pretty Nice Compressor PNC 1773
FMR PBC-6A’s Compressor (2)

500 Series Pres:

Neve Portico 517

2- Vintech Audio 573

Purple Pre “Biz”

API 525 Compressor

JDK Audio V12

In-House Amps/Cabinets/Combo Amps:

Marshall Vintage JMP 50 watt with 4×12 Cab
VOX AC15C2 Custom “Twin” 15W 2×12″ Tube Combo
Fender Deluxe 12″
Fender Twin Reverb-Amp
Fender Vintage Bassman Amp
THD Bi-Valve 30 Watt Tube Amp
Mesa Boogie F100 Tube Amp
Budda 30 watt Tube Combo Amp

Bass Amps/Cabinets:

Acoustic Bass Amp B600H
Trace Elliot 600
Aguilar AG500 Bass Amp
Gallien-Krueger 400KB
David Eden 4×10
Ampeg 4×10
Trace Elliot 4×10

In-House Guitars:
Gibson Les Paul Studio 88′ (w/ P-90’s)
Gibson Les Paul Studio 01′
Gibson Flyin’ V Korina 85′
Gibson SG 94′
Fender Stratocaster 82′
Fender Stratocaster 54′ Re-issue
Fender Telecaster Re-issue
Fender Pawnshop Guitar
Jerry Jones Baritone Guitar 97′
Epihone Classical Acoustic Guitar
Ibanez Dolbro
Epihone Les Paul (Elite model)
Epihone SG
Martin Co DRS2 Acoustic Guitar
Mandolin “The Epiphone”
Ukulele Mitchell
Ganjo Dean

Basses:

Fender Precision Bass (4-string)
Fender Jazz Bass (4-string)
Ibanez Semi Hollow Body 4-string Bass
Ernie Ball Musicman (5-string)
OLP Bass (5-string)
ESP Bass (5-string)
Upright Double Bass 9′ (5-string)
Epihone Acoustic Bass El Capitan (4-string)

In-House Keyboards/Pianos:

Vintage 73 Key Fender Rhodes
Hammond B3 with Built-In Leslie
Hammond M101
Novation 61 Keyboard Midi Piano
Kawai Upright Piano K-Series

In-House Drums:

Drum Workshop 4 Piece (Kit Kick22, rack13, Flr 16)
Zildjian K hi-hats Ride, Med Crashes,Splash
Paiste China Boy,Splash
Sabian Vault Med Crashes
DW 9000 Double Kick Pedals
Snares:

Ludwig Supraphonic Black Beauty Snare Drum 6.5×14
Ludwig Supraphonic Black Beauty Snare Drum 5.5×14
Drum Workshop Snare Drum 5×14
Ludwig 1978 Acrolite Snare Drum 6.5×14
Yamaha Oak Custom Snare Drum 5×14
Gretsch Catalina Club Snare Drum 6.5×14

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Recording Packages

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VMG ProductionsStarter Band Package:

360 Deal:

  • 10 Songs (Recorded,Mixed Mastered In-House)
  • 1,000 CDs in jewel cases with 2-panel insert
    via Discmakers
  • Worldwide CD and download sales via CD Baby, iTunes etc…
  • Gracenote CDDB registration
  • Professional Graphic Design for CD Cover
  • Professional Photo Session for CD Layout
  • 1 HD Video (song of choice)
  • Song Registering and Publishing Set-up (ASCAP/BMI)

$16,000

180 Deal:

  • 5 Song EP (Recorded,Mixed & Mastered In-House)
  • 300 CDs in full-color four-panel Digipaks
    via Discmakers
  • Worldwide CD and download sales via CD Baby, iTunes etc…
  • Gracenote CDDB registration
  • Professional Graphic Design for CD Cover
  • Professional Photo Session for CD Layout
  • 1 HD Video (song of choice)
  • Song Registering and Publishing Set-up (ASCAP/BMI)

$8,000

90 Deal:

  • 3 Song Promotional CD (Recorded,Mixed Mastered In-House)
  • 300 CDs in jewel cases with 2-panel insert
    via Discmakers
  • Professional Graphic Design for CD Cover
  • Professional Photo Session for CD Layout
  • 1 HD Video (song of choice)
  • Distribution Package for iTunes, Amazon MP3, Amazon Marketplace, CDBaby.com, and dozens of the most popular music sites
  • Song Registering and Publishing Set-up (ASCAP/BMI)

$5,000

* Does not include the services of additional compositions or musicians.

Rates

We are happy to quote a per-project, per-song or hourly amount to accommodate your specific recording needs. Because every project is different, give us a call to discuss your needs and we will give you an estimate.

(512) 522-0359

Fees applied for musical production, engineering services or technical assistance.

Prospective Bands, Please Read:

We require a 25% deposit to schedule studio time (refundable only if the group gives at least one week cancellation notice), and 25% is due at the start of the actual session, with the remainder due on receipt of the first mixed master. If pre-production hasn’t been worked out with a producer, we assume that the band is well rehearsed on all the songs, and that all solos, intros, and endings have been planned out beforehand.

There will be an additional hourly charge for rehearsals, remixes, remasters, and adding more parts after a completed mix.

Studio Setup Policies

For hourly projects: 512 Studios policy is to start charging at the scheduled studio time. Setup time an hour prior to the session start time is advised.

Payment Types

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express and PayPal (as well as checks and cash)

Rentals/Equipment

All the gear on our equipment list is available
for sessions. With advance notice and availability,
we will gladly accommodate your specific
equipment requirements.

Payment/Booking Policies

No recording tapes in 512 Studios’s possession shall be released to clients until all open accounts have been settled and all checks tendered as payment have cleared 512 Studios account (its a YP not a MP).

Clients assume all risks associated with storing equipment or other personal belongings on or off the premises of 512 Studios, LLC., or 512 Studios’s use of, any and all sound recordings, video recordings, digital data in any storage format including but not limited to audio, video, smpte, midi, or other file types, or equipment of any kind or nature and shall hold 512 Studios harmless from any and all damage that might occur to said articles for any reason. In any event, 512 Studios’s liability shall be limited to the replacement cost of an unrecorded tape or hard drive of comparable value. 512 Studios’s liability with respect to “downtime” of any and all studio sessions as a result from equipment malfunction or availability, personnel, hired musicians, acts of nature or public utility companies, etc., shall be limited solely to the studio time of such booked session; and client(s) agree to hold 512 Studios harmless from any and all damages from such “downtime”.

512 Studios makes no warranties either express or implied other than those contained herein.

512 Studios is not responsible for storing your data or audio tapes during the course of a recording project or once the project is completed.

512 Studios shall not be liable for unforeseen or consequential damages of any kind. Should 512 Studios be unable to conduct a booked session for any reason, then 512 Studios agrees to re-book such canceled booking at another time that is mutually available to 512 Studios and the client.

Rates, policies, and equipment may change without displayed, written or verbal notice.

INDEMNITY AND HOLD-HARMLESS PROVISIONS.

BY CLIENT’S AGREEMENT TO UTILIZE 512 STUDIOS FACILITIES, ENGINEERS, EQUIPMENT, ETC., CLIENT AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND, AND HOLD 512 STUDIOS, LLC AND ITS AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, PARTNERS, OWNERS,
AND INSURERS HARMLESS AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, DAMAGES, COSTS AND EXPENSES, INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEY’S FEES FOR THE DEFENSE OF SUCH CLAIMS AND DEMANDS, RESULTING IN ANY INJURY OCCURRING ON ANY PORTION OF THE STUDIO PROPERTY LOCATION, OR ARISING FROM THE CONDUCT OR MANAGEMENT OF CLIENT’S BUSINESS AT THE STUDIO,
OR FROM CLIENT’S USE OF THE STUDIO AND/OR EQUIPMENT,
OR FROM ANY ACT OF NEGLIGENCE OF CLIENT, ITS AGENTS, CONTRACTORS, EMPLOYEES, SUBTENANTS, CONCESSIONAIRES, LICENSEES OR INVITEES IN OR ABOUT THE STUDIO. IN CASE OF ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING BROUGHT AGAINST 512 STUDIOS, LLC BY REASON OF ANY SUCH CLAIM, CLIENT,
UPON NOTICE FROM 512 STUDIOS, LLC, AGREES TO DEFEND THE ACTION OR PROCEEDING BY COUNSEL ACCEPTABLE TO 512 STUDIOS, LLC. FURTHER, CLIENT SHALL ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ITS VEHICLES, CONTENTS WITHIN CLIENT’S VEHICLES, EQUIPMENT AND PERSONAL BELONGINGS AND FOR THOSE OF ITS EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AND INVITEES. CLIENT, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WAIVES ALL CLAIMS AGAINST 512 STUDIOS, LLC, ITS AGENTS, SERVANTS OR EMPLOYEES FOR LOSS, THEFT OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY AND FOR INJURIES TO PERSONS IN, ON OR ABOUT THE STUDIO PROPERTY AND CLIENT SHALL INDEMNIFY, DEFEND, AND HOLD 512 STUDIOS, LLC, ITS AGENTS, SERVANTS AND EMPLOYEES EXEMPT AND HARMLESS FROM AND ON ACCOUNT OF ANY DAMAGE OR INJURY TO ANY PERSON,
OR TO THE PROPERTY, GOODS, WARES AND MERCHANDISE OF ANY PERSON, ARISING FROM THE USE OF THE STUDIO PROPERTY BY CLIENT, HIS/HER/ITS AGENTS, SERVANTS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, INVITEES OR LICENSEES. ALL PROPERTY BELONGING TO THE CLIENT OR TO ANY USER OF THE STUDIO SHALL BE AT THE RISK OF THE CLIENT OR SUCH OTHER PERSON ONLY. 512 STUDIOS, LLC, ITS AGENTS,
OR EMPLOYEES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INJURY TO PERSONS, OR FOR DAMAGE TO, THEFT OF,
OR MISAPPROPRIATION OF THE PROPERTY BY ANY MEANS. CLIENT SHALL GIVE PROMPT NOTICE TO 512 STUDIOS, LLC IN CASE OF INJURY, DAMAGE, THEFT, OR MISAPPROPRIATION.
IN CASE ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING IS BROUGHT AGAINST 512 STUDIOS, LLC PARTY BY REASON OF ANY OBLIGATION TO BE PERFORMED BY THE CLIENT, OR ARISING FROM ANY ACT OR NEGLIGENCE OF THE CLIENT, OR OF HIS/HER/ITS AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES, THE CLIENT ON NOTICE FROM 512 STUDIOS, LLC SHALL DEFEND THE SAME AT THE CLIENT’S EXPENSE BY COUNSEL REASONABLY SATISFACTORY TO 512 STUDIOS, LLC.