Whether you’re a budding musician, a local band getting ready for a gig, or a student who needs to record a song for a class project, Cebu has the recording studio for you. This list compiles the city’s tried-and tested music recording studios you’ll want to check out.
Backyard Project Studios and Café
Perfect for: the music-loving students who want to chill and jam
Facebook: Backyard Project Studios and Café
Location: 12-B Sanson Road, Lahug, Cebu City 6000
How to book: Call/Message 09225098346 or 09164685134
Rates Start at: P450
Backyard Project adds a unique twist to the regular run-of-the-mill recording studio by also housing a café and a band rehearsal studio. A common hangout for many rock artists in Cebu, this is the perfect spot if you feel like trying out music recording for the first time or just need to de-stress through a jam session. After a productive day of rehearsing and recording, the place gives you the chance to chill out, drink, and eat with your bandmates.
1032 Recording Studio
Perfect for: experienced songwriters eager to make a splash in the industry
Facebook: 1032 Recording Studio
Location: 10-32 West Road, White Hills Subdivision, Banawa, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu
How to book: Message them on their Facebook Page
Rates Start at: P800
One of the most notable music studios in the metro, 1032 Recording Studio offers a wide range of services including band/instrument recording, voice over recording, musical arrangements, jingle production, mixing/post production, and mastering. With skilled sound engineers and a great rep, this studio has produced groundbreaking Vispop songs that sparked greater appreciation of Bisaya music in the Philippines. For high quality music production, this studio is the place to go.
Livewyre Recording Studio
Perfect for: the thrifty band with a new album to record
Facebook: Livewyre Recording Studio
Location: 344-G Tres de Abril St., Punta Princesa, Cebu City
How to Book: Message them on their Facebook Page / Call 0977 012 7826
Rates Start at: P500
This music studio specializes in audio production and recording, but also offers good quality music mixing, editing, mastering, song composition, and arrangement. Known for their friendly staff, and affordable quality services, Livewyre welcomes any kind of music you need recorded, from community jingles to wedding songs. For the band on a budget, this is the studio you need to check out.
Perfect for: the musicians ready to take their work to the next level.
Facebook: Room Eleven
Location: General Maxilom Ave, Mango Square, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu
How to Book: www.room11.studio
Rates Start at: P850
Founded by the CEO of 22 Tango Records (an independent local record label), Room Eleven boasts of topnotch audio production facilities and equipment, making it a popular choice among many musicians in the city. Apart from its accessible location at the heart of Cebu, it offers a variety of services (music production, recording for remote locations, tracking, and music consultation) and a lengthy list of recording rooms, available equipment, and talented in-house staff that are enough to excite any songwriter ready to release more of their music.