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At Mockingbird Sound Recording Studio, we work hard to achieve our clients' visions and deliver high-fidelity recordings that are inspired and authentic. We love getting to work on music with other people, and we want you to exceed your own expectations in an atmosphere that is both comfortable and focused. Our goal is for you to enjoy the process of making art and leave here with recordings you are proud of.


Our studio includes a spacious control room, a 90-square-foot iso room, a 238-square-foot live room, a large overflow and gear-storage/piano room, and a full kitchen. Our rooms are tuned and isolated, and we have plenty of gear available for you to use for your session! Visit our equipment page to see our extensive list of amplifiers and instruments.


Conveniently located near I-35 and U.S. 380 in Denton, TX, Mockingbird Sound Recording Studio opened in the spring of 2016. Since then, we have recorded and mixed music in a variety of genres, including jazz, classical, 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. We are currently working to integrate into our setup a recently-acquired Sony 24 track 2" tape machine, which will allow us to also record all analog. 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, Royer, Miketk, RCA, Shure, AKG, Audio-Technica, Sennheiser, Earthworks, Heil, Avenson Audio, Sony, and others. We are continually expanding our collection of outboard gear and plugins.


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Our Engineers
Jason Rochester

Jason engineers and mixes all styles of music. His recording credits include country singer/songwriter Melissa Ratley's A Lonely View [2015] and virtuoso rock guitarist Victor Gann's III [2017], as well as local and international hip-hop, punk, jazz, and everything in between. Jason holds a bachelor's degree in music from the University of North Texas. He is also a live sound engineer, working various DFW/d events, festivals, and venues, both freelance and with his own company, White Noise Productions. Jason has played trumpet for many years and plays guitar for the Denton-based metal band Dieselbeast, whose 2018 debut full-length Dieselbeast he recorded and mastered.

Kelly Upshaw

Kelly brings to his projects a wealth of experience in music and audio. For more than a decade he has led his own band, The Hope Trust (whose albums, The Incurable Want [2007], Light Can't Escape [2011], and Passengers [2018], he produced and engineered). On the performance side, in addition to playing guitar and singing, Kelly is a skilled drummer and regularly plays bass guitar and keyboards in the studio. Kelly also designs and installs sound systems and mixes concerts for venues and events all around DFW/d with his company Upshaw Sound Design.

Alex Hastings

Alex has been playing and recording music in some capacity for as long as he can remember. From the experimental music of Freak Establishment to the folk songs of Blake Vaughn, Alex has enjoyed working with a wide variety of musical styles. He strives for energy and originality in his recordings and enjoys the discipline of capturing live sound in a room. He plays guitar for The Demigs (for whom he engineered and mixed the double-album Welcome to Hard Times [2015]), Claire Morales, The Hope Trust, and Edgar Derby. Alex also leads his own indie rock band Fresh Ghosts.