24 Track Recording Studio in Indianapolis

Playground Productions Studio, recording studio in Indianapolis, has 3 rooms dedicated to recording: a 1000 sq ft room, a 400 sq ft room, and an isolation room. Our recording studio is currently setup to record 24 tracks simultaneously. Recording artists have access to a variety of microphone brands at our recording studio, such as Sontronics, Audio Technica, Blue, Marshall, Audix, and Shure.

Contact the Playground today if you are interested in recording. Please note that we do not accept walk-ins. Recording sessions must be booked online 3 days in advance or for cash paying clients, you must make an appointment during office hours to schedule a recording session and make your deposit at least 7 days in advance.

We record all genres/styles of music, including but not limited to:

  • Rock
  • Indie Rock
  • Alternative
  • Punk
  • Pop
  • Metal
  • R&B/Soul
  • Hip Hop/Rap
  • Jazz
  • Blues
  • Folk
  • Country
  • Classical
  • World Music

Book a Free 30-Minute Tour of the Venue

Tours are available Monday from 11am-2pm and Tuesday & Wednesday from 11am-4pm. Contact us to book your tour!

Recording Rates

Solo Artist Rate

  • 1-3 Hours: $70 per hour
  • 4-7 Hours: $65 per hour
  • Day Rate (8 Hours): $480
    • 50 percent of total due at booking, remaining balance due upon arrival
    • By appointment only, Monday-Friday
    • Call to book a weekend appointment if needed
    • 3 days notice required to book online.

See Payment Methods section below if you would like to pay with cash.

Band/Group Rate

  • 1-3 Hours: $80 per hour 
  • 4-7 Hours: $75 per hour
  • Day Rate (8 Hours): $560
    • 50 percent of total due at booking, remaining balance due upon arrival
    • By appointment only, Monday-Friday
    • Call to book a weekend appointment if needed
    • 3 days notice required to book online. 

See Payment Methods section below if you would like to pay with cash.

Podcast Recording Rate (For Up to 4 People)

  • 1-3 Hours: $70 per hour
  • 4-7 Hours: $65 per hour
  • Day Rate (8 Hours): $480
    • 50 percent of total due at booking, remaining balance due upon arrival
    • By appointment only, Monday-Friday. Call to book on a weekend if needed.
    • 3 days notice required to book online. 
    • With these rates, you are allowed to have up to 4 people in your podcast recording. If you have more than 4 people to record in a podcast, please use the band/group scheduling option above. If you have more than 4 in your podcast and do not pay the band/group rate, you will be asked to pay the difference upon arrival.

See Payment Methods section below if you would like to pay with cash.

Mixing & Mastering Rates

  • $65 per hour (for Playground recording clients)
  • $80 per hour (for clients that did not record at Playground)

Up to 2 hours of recording time you paid for but didn’t use can be applied to mastering or refunded.

IMPORTANT: Any overbooked time of 2 or more hours will not be refunded or applied towards mastering.

We cannot complete mastering on the same day as the recording. 

Many factors are involved in mastering (number of songs, number of musicians, number of instruments, client requests, etc).

In general for up to 4-5 songs, the process could take up to a week or more. For more than 5 songs, the mastering process could take several weeks. The timeline will be discussed with you when we begin the mastering process.

Payment Methods

We prefer that clients use our booking system to book a recording appointment but we do also accept cash payments. 

CASH PAYMENTS: For any client that wishes to pay for your recording session with cash, you must make your deposit during our posted office hours, at least 7 days in advance of your recording date. An appointment is required to process your cash payment.

Recording Hours

Monday – Thursday: 11am-10pm
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: By appointment only

Friday, Saturday & Sunday Recording Appointments:

  • Weekend appointments can’t be booked online. 
  • To book on a weekend, please call 317-678-7529 at least 7 days in advance.
  • Same day weekend appointments are not available.

Other Recording Services We Offer

Recording Facility Rental

Utilize a full recording and production studio for your creative needs by simply plugging in your portable Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) to the provided system at the Playground!!

2-4 hours: $80 per hour
5-7 hours: $75 per hour
Day Rate (8 hours): $600

2-hour minimum

  • Included:
    • Private rental, all spaces
    • Equipment included:
      • Microphones (Shure, Sontronics, Blue, Audio-Technica, Audix)
      • Drums, Cymbals, & Hardware (Gretsch Catalina Maple 7-pc, PDP Custom Maple 5-pc, Anatolian & Soultone Cymbals, Gibraltar & Pearl Hardware)
      • Sound Reinforcement (Allen & Heath Qu Series & MixWizard, Audient Mic Pres, Patchbay, Antelope Orion 32)
      • Guitar Amps (Crate VC-50H Tube Guitar Head with 2×10” cabinet & Boss Katana 100 watt guitar amp)
      • Renter must supply their own laptops & recording system
    • Complimentary 15 minutes for set-up and 15 minutes for tear down
  • 48 hours notice required to book

Live Studio Sessions: Video & Audio

Playground Productions Studios offers a Music Video Series and Live Studio Album. Recording sessions take place in our large 1000+ sq ft Blue Room. The video series is created by a professional videographer and a senior audio engineer will record and mix your album.

Artists and groups will have the opportunity for playtime on Southern California based online radio station, Lucky Star Radio. Your music will be streamed all over the world!

Contact us if you are interested or to learn more about pricing!

Partnership with Lucky Star Radio

All artists that record with Playground Productions Studio will have the opportunity to get radio play on the Los Angeles area online station Lucky Star Radio. To be eligible, Lucky Star requests that artists share and promote their station via social media.
The more shares and promotion received from recording artists, the more airplay recordings artists will receive.

To view our cancellation policy, late policy and other terms and conditions for recordings, please click on the link below: