ALL THE TIME.
Downing Sound Studios was founded in 1976 as a project studio specializing in Vinyl LPs, Vinyl 45s as well as Custom Jingles. While the original studio was 4-tracks (much like The Beatles used in the 60s) the newly-rebuilt Studio has 48-tracks of Analog Recording capability. No one in Alabama can match it. From studio musicians to horn/string players to producers and engineers, we are prepared to complete your next recorded music project on-time and on-budget.
Along with a highly successful recording studio, we also offer Publishing and a Record Company.
Side By Side Publications (BMI) and Downing Music Publications (ASCAP) are our two publishing companies available to you for protecting your music with copyrights, publishing your music so that others may "rent" your music for their projects, and collecting royalties for your music when it plays on Radio/TV/Film.
Protect your music through one of our publishing companies.
Downing Record Company has been in business since 1978 and has released more than 100 different vinyl projects. You can record with us in our studio, or bring us your recorded music so it may be made into Vinyl Records or CDs. Why not do both? Regardless of format, Downing Record Company will deliver your project in a timely and professional manner. Whether a small batch of vinyl albums or thousands of CDs. You'll love the sound of your music on vinyl.
Downing Sound Studios and our subsidiary companies will take your music project from sheet music to completed Vinyl LP or CD. We are a full-service music recording, publishing and manufacturing company.
Downing Sound Studios begins with the most popular of all analog recording platforms...MCI 2-inch multi-track tape machines. DSS has a pair of vintage machines that have been rebuilt to the exacting standards of the 70s and 80s. Using both JH-16 (16 & 24-tracks analog) and JH-24 (16 & 24-tracks analog) machines, along with Neumann microphones, that great Muscle Shoals sound is alive and well. We can record 2, 4, 8, 16, 24, 32 and 46 analog tracks.
We utilize an MCI JH-636 analog console for our recording. The MCI consoles have long been regarded for their great sound. Artists such as The Eagles, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Cat Stevens and many others, have all recorded some of their best albums on an MCI console.
VINYL RECORDS AND CDs
Using only analog sources, all of the way through the recording and mixing stages of the process, Downing Sound Studios wouldn't rest until finding original-source facilties that could take its "All-Analog, All The Time" master tapes and transfer them to virgin vinyl. Whether its 50 copies of an A/B SINGLE 45rpm release, or an epic DOUBLE ALBUM with full-color jacket, your vision can be transformed at Downing Sound Studios.