Produce music in one of the most famous recording studios in history — including the room, mics, iconic console, and outboard gear — as heard on classic records from Nirvana, Metallica, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Rage Against the Machine, and more.*
Add the vibe and character of this legendary space to your drums, guitars, vocals, synths, and more — right in your own bedroom or home studio.
Immerse Yourself in a Historic Room
Sound City Studios’ famous Studio A is the birthplace of hundreds of hit records. Voiced with original multitrack recordings cut at Sound City Studios, we expertly captured the distinct “warts and all” character — with historical setup guidance from engineers who used it everyday — so you can easily put your productions in the same space where magic was made.
Easily Find Your Sweet Spot
Simply choose your source — vocals, drums, guitar, ensembles, or piano — and get proven room and mic setups, from the big reflective sound used on Nirvana’s Nevermind to Tom Petty’s intimate “wood” corner.* You can even re-mic your guitars with a selection of perfectly placed cabinets and room mics.
Reposition Vintage Mics with Dynamic Room Modeling
Go far beyond historic setups and customize your space by moving a stunning collection of classic condenser and ribbon mics from AKG, Neumann, and RCA — in realtime for authentic room sounds beyond the original chart-topping positions.**
Explore a Legendary Custom British Console
The centerpiece of Studio A since the early ’70s, Sound City Studios’ custom-made console artfully colored everything that ran through it. Now you can get the same satisfying analog character and tone with perfect emulations of the vintage 3-band EQ and compressor on all your sources.
Crush, Gate, or Add “Air” with Secret Weapon Compression
Along with the legendary limiting of the iconic Rev E 1176 compressor, Sound City Studios gives you the first-ever emulation of the Dolby A301** noise reduction system — a multiband EQ/limiter used and abused by Sound City Studios’ engineers — so you can get the same glossy-to-hyped background vocals and explosive drum sounds heard on decades of hit records.
Add Chart-Topping Ambience with Iconic Reverb Chamber
Put the finishing touch on your tracks with the same natural, open-sounding reverb used by everyone from Queens of the Stone Age, Phoebe Bridgers, and Death Cab for Cutie and season your ambient space using perfectly placed pairs of dynamic, small-diaphragm condenser, and ribbon mics.*
*Use of artist names does not constitute official endorsement of Sound City Studios software.
**All trademarks are property of their respective owners and used only to represent the effects modeled as part of Sound City Studio software.
- Place your drums, guitars, vocals, and more inside Sound City Studios’ famous Studio A
- Transform your sources with a collection of vintage, hit-making mics
- Sculpt perfect guitar tones with expertly placed cabinet and mic setups
- Get the authentic tone of an iconic ’70s custom British console, including 3-band EQ and inline compression, based on the legendary Sound City Studios’ desk
- Smash your tracks with Sound City Studios’ collection of analog outboard gear including “secret weapon” Dolby A-style effects**, 1176 limiting, and more
- Put your sources in Sound City Studios’ lush-sounding reverb chamber