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 in the Pacific Northwest (or now, anywhere in the world), Balladeer Studio is your home for recording.

Working With Me

My goal is to make music and contribute to the music-making scene. One way I love to do that is through recording and mixing. 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've recently added the capabilty for mixing your music in Dolby Atmos / surround sound. We now offer surround mixing for our own recording clients or for outside engineers, producers and mix engineers who can provide stems.

About Balladeer Studio

Leo Brodie at this console
I’m Leo Brodie. I’m a performing singer/songwriter. I've been recording at home for decades. Over time, the studio evolved from a focus on recording my own album projects towards a mission of helping other songwriters. I launched under the name Balladeer Studio to emphasize my focus on intimate recording for singers and songwriters.

Balladeer Studio recording and mixing
In 2020, my family and I moved from Seattle to Bellingham, Washington. The new studio occupies a spacious, high-ceilinged room in my home. The picture above shows the desk area. I often livestream on the piano here. Sadly, during the pandemic I cannot invite performers here to record, but I'm still helping artists record great tracks via the Internet.

It gives me great joy to give my customers a recording of their creation captured in the best way possible.


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

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