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Welcome to the SOS Studio!

In addition to our record label, we also run a recording studio here in Madison, WI under the same name -- Science of Sound. For a basement studio, it’s a pretty sweet set-up. There’s a nice-sized control room, large live room, three isolation rooms, a bathroom and even a kitchen. For exact specs of these areas, see the info listed below.

Recording, mixing and (occasional) mastering services are available at a reasonable rate. Email Ricky for more details!

Tour of the SOS Studio

Room Specs

Live Room (A) 14.5’W x 22’L x 8’H
Iso Room (B) 7’W x 9.5’L x 7’3”H
Iso Room (C) 7.5W x 9.5’L x 7’3”H
Iso Room (D) 9’W x 10’L x 7’3”H
Control Room 13.5’W x 20’L x 8’H


$25/hr weekdays (M-F)
$30/hr weekends (Sat & Sun)


The Antiprism- self-titled
Charlemagne- Charlemagne / Detour Allure
Colony of Watts- Thunder Rock
Dick the Bruiser- Severe Songs
Die Kreuzen- Cows & Beer (remaster)
Giant People
His & Her Vanities- His & Her Vanities / A Thought Process / The Mighty Lunge
Icarus Himself- Coffins / Mexico
MaeRae- Yes Please, More Please
Pale Young Gentlemen- M.I.A. cover"Paper Planes" for CokeMachineGlow podcast.
Sleeping in the Aviary- Oh, This Old Thing? / Expensive Vomit in a Cheap Hotel / split 7" w/ The Hussy
Something To Do- Souvenir
Tancho Tancho
The Apologists- Welcome to Garage Country / Green Back Dollar
The Arge- Hotness for the People
The Bracelets- The Bracelets (2nd album)
The Hussy- various tracks released on various 7 inches
The New Recruits- Fun Times
The Pointy Birds
Transformer Lootbag- Transformer Lootbag
Trin Tran- It's a Burn / Grows a Rose
United Sons of Toil- Until Lions Have Their Historians… / When The Revolution Comes, Everything Will Be Beautiful
Whatfor- Sooner Late Than Never

Sleeping in the Aviary
Icarus Himself
Dick The Bruiser
Buffalo Moon


Equipment List

Recording Equipment
Protools HD 3 System /Mac G5 (with plug-ins including Waves Diamond Bundle and Reason)
Digidesign/Focusrite Control 24 mixing board
Teac 1/2 inch 8-track recorder
(This set-up is compatible/patchable with any other tape machine recorders, digital recorders and/or Midi files and applications you would like to bring with you.)

Genelec 1031A
Alesis Monitor One
Yamaha NS-10s
Furman HDS-6 Headphone Distribution System

Avalon AD 2022 (2 channel)
UA 2-610 (2 channel)
2 Brent Averill  1073 (reproduction of Neve 1073)
6 Brent Averill 312A Module (made using Avedis 1122 opamps)
2 Chandler Limited TG Channel MKII

UA 2-1176 compressor
DBX 576 pre/compressor
Audio Logic 660 duel compressor/limiter/gate
ADA Digital Delay
T.C. Electronics fireworx
Line 6 bass pod

2 Shure KSM32 Condensers
2 Shure KSM 44 Condensers
1 AKG 414 Condenser
2 AKG 1000s Condensers
2 Neumann 184 Condensers
4 Sennheiser 421
1 Sennheiser e609
2 Royer 121 Ribbon
2 Heil PR-30
1 Heil PR-20
1 Heil PR-40
3 Shure Beta 57
4 Shure 57
3 Shure 58
1 Shure Beta 52

Ludwig 4 piece drum kit (20”kick, 16”floor 12”rack 14”snare)
Ampeg V-2 Head
Ampeg V-4 Head
Ampeg  SVT 4-10 Bass Cab.
Peavey Classic 4-10 Guitar Cab.
Peavey Classic 1-15 Guitar Cab.
Fender Twin Reverb Guitar amp
Fender Bassman 100 1-15 Combo
Marshall 1960A 4-12 Cab.
Custom Made 2-12 Mojotone Greyhound Speakers
Moog Minimoog
Moog Opus 3
Moog Theremin
Kurzweil K2000 Keyboard configured for Virtual Instruments/Midi Recording
Piano – Everett upright
2 Gibson SG guitars,
1 Acoustic guitar

Many foot pedal effects, shakers/percussion instruments and other noise-making objects/toys