Recording studio specializing in vocals and acoustic instruments
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.
Post-production & ADR
We offer ADR (automated dialogue replacement) in the Bellingham area.
Dolby Atmos / Surround sound mixing
We're now mixing music in Dolby Atmos on a full 7.1.4 speaker system. The Atmos three-dimensional surround sound system format is supported by Apple Music (as "Spatial Audio"), Prime Music HD, and Tidal streaming services. See our playlist of technical videos on mixing music in Atmos.
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."
The new studio occupies a spacious, high-ceilinged room in my home.
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.