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Mockingbird Sound Recording Studio opened spring of 2016 in Denton, TX. Since then, we have recorded and mixed music in a variety of genres including jazz, indie rock, country, folk, metal, and hip-hop. We record digitally to Pro Tools and Reaper using high-quality AD/DA converters by Orion and Apogee, and we are currently working to integrate into our setup a recently-acquired Sony 24 track 2" tape machine, which will allow us to record all analog as well. We use outstanding pre-amps by SSL, API, UA, Focusrite, and others. We have an enormous microphone collection that includes ribbons, condensers, and dynamics by Neumann, AEA, RCA, Shure, AKG, Audio-Technica, Placid Audio, Sennheiser, and others, and we are continually expanding our outboard gear and plugins collection.

Our facility includes a spacious control room, 90 square foot iso room, 238 square foot live room, large gear-storage room (soon to be converted into a keyboard room), kitchen, and bathroom. Our rooms are well-tuned and isolated, and we have plenty of gear available for you to use for your session!

At Mockingbird Sound Recording Studio, we work hard to achieve our clients' visions and deliver recordings that are high-quality and full of life. We want to encourage our clients to exceed their own expectations, and we hope to create an atmosphere that is both comfortable and focused. We love getting to work on music with people, and we want you to leave our studio with experiences and recordings that you feel great about! For general inquiries, rates, and scheduling, please e-mail us at

Our Engineers
Jason Rochester

Jason engineers and mixes virtually all styles of music, having recorded country songstress Melissa Ratley's A Lonely View (2015) and virtuouso rock guitarist Victor Gann's III (2017), as well as local and international hip-hop artists, punk, jazz, and everything in between. Jason holds a bachelor's degree in music from the University of North Texas. He runs live sound at various DFW events, festivals, and venues with White Noise Productions, as well as freelance. Jason also plays guitar for the Denton-based band Dieselbeast.

Kelly Upshaw

Kelly brings to his projects a wealth of education and experience in music, having played guitar and sang for a decade in his own band, The Hope Trust (whose albums The Incurable Want [2007] and Light Can't Escape [2011] he produced and engineered). He also currently plays drums for indie Americana band Mtn. Air, and regularly plays bass guitar and keys in the studio. Kelly can also be seen running live sound at venues and events all around DFW/d. Recent projects of his include indie rockers Future Self and a new Hope Trust album, to be released fall of 2017.

Alex Hastings

Alex has been playing and recording music in some capacity for as long as he can remember. From the art-rock of Curvette to the folk songs of Blake Vaughn, Alex has enjoyed working with a wide variety of musical styles. He especially loves live takes, and he strives to capture energy and originality in his recordings. He currently plays guitar for Claire Morales and The Demigs (for whom he engineered and mixed Cities Can Wait [2011] and Welcome to Hard Times [2015]), and fronts his own band, Fresh Ghosts.