Welcome to Golden Bear Studio! Interested in recording with us?
Here's some basic info you should know...

  • We are a recording studio located in Des Moines, IA - We moved here after 8 years in Los Angeles, finally some peace and quiet

  • We have some of the best equipment on the market for recording the highest quality sound possible

  • We have a selection of high end instruments to choose from if you don't feel like bringing your own

  • We have a bunk room that sleeps 4, with a private bathroom, full kitchen and lounge so you can sleep over while you record

  • We have a network of brilliant engineers and producers that have worked with the biggest names in the music business

  • We accommodate all sorts of projects, not just bands and singers...voiceovers, mixing, video shoots, custom music, etc

  • Our rates our reasonable and vary depending on the complexity of the project. Shoot us an email for more info


Recording Magazine

“As for the individual sound sources, each and every one gets top marks. Seating vocals in a mix successfully is an art form unto itself, and one that a good many of us struggle with. Bryan and Sarah have knocked it out of the park here. The balance and blend between the two voices is spot-on, and there are no signs of artifact or sibilance. Superior work across the board.”

Sweetwater Studio Spotlight

“Golden Bear Records offers top-notch recording and mixing in the peaceful locale of Des Moines, Iowa. In addition to high-end gear, instruments, and production talent, this über-cozy space includes a bunk room, private bathroom, full kitchen, and lounge to accommodate overnight stays… Bryan’s production space is seriously jaw-dropping! “