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

Studio Gear
Apogee Symphony Mk II I/O System
AKG K701 Headphones
Blue Microphones
JBL & Magnepan Monitoring
Neve 1073, API 512 & Summit Audio Preamps
Treasure trove of vintage gear
Studio standards and classics

Deering Maple Blossom ('14)
Gibson J-45 ('07)
Gibson J-50 ('79)
Guild Mark III ('68)
Ludwig Custom Classic Maple
Paiste Masters Thin Cymbals
Wurlitzer 200A Electric Keyboard

Clients Include
ABC Family
Community Music
Beatles Reimagined
Flake Records
The Well Pennies

Below are some examples of full band productions we've recorded at Golden Bear. These recordings are of The Well Pennies, who have received over 20 Million streams on Spotify, YouTube, and Apple Music, received press in Billboard, RollingStone, NYLON, Under The Radar, etc, and have had songs placed on TV shows and commercials around the world.