Balladeer Studio

Recording studio specializing in vocals and acoustic instruments

Balladeer Studio: a home for singer/songwriters

We are now re-opened for recording! Visitors must be fully-vaccinated.

For vocals that pop

The lead vocal is often the most important single element when recording popular music, representing the heart of the song. At Balladeer Studio, the focus is on capturing vocal recordings that help you tell your story. I chose the name Balladeer, which means “singer of ballads,” to emphasize this focus on vocal-driven songs.

I also record acoustic guitar and piano with attention to clarity and presence.

If you're a singer/songwriter, Balladeer Studio is the recording studio for you.

Working With Me

I aim to make tracks that sound the way you want to hear them, and have fun doing it.

  • Tracking ‒ Enjoy a supportive environment where you can relax and focus on delivering your best performance.
  • Mixing ‒ I'll nail the style and sound you’re looking for, and make sure you’re getting what you want.

Depending on the project, I'll work either on an hourly basis or on a fixed fee per song.

Hear some of the tracks I’ve recorded/produced.

Dolby Atmos / Surround sound mixing

We also mix music for Dolby Atmos, monitoring on a full 7.1.4 speaker system. Atmos is a 3D immersive format supported by Apple Music (as "Spatial Audio"), Prime Music HD, Tidal, and other streaming services. If you are a recording artist in the north Puget Sound area and you want to hear playback of an Atmos mix on our 7.1.4 system, we can help. See our YouTube playlist of videos we created on Atmos Music production: mixing music in Atmos.

Post-production & ADR

We offer ADR (automated dialogue replacement) in the Bellingham area.

About Balladeer Studio

Balladeer Studio is a small but superbly-equipped recording studio in Bellingham, Washington. I chose the name because the studio caters primarily to singers and songwriters. The word balladeer means "a singer or composer of ballads."

Balladeer Studio recording and mixing
The new studio occupies a spacious, high-ceilinged room in my home.

Leo Brodie at this console
I’m Leo Brodie. I'm a songwriter, occasional performer, keyboard player, music theory nut, and recoding tech geek. It gives me great joy to work with my customers developing their song ideas into stellar recordings.


Contact me to set up a time to discuss your project and goals.

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