sound & music production | provo, ut

we offer:

our rate for recording and mixing is $60 per hr. (min. 2 hrs.) or $420 to book an 8 hr. block. this includes the studio rental, an engineer, and use of our recording gear and instruments. at this time, our only engineer is stephen cope.

our rate for mastering is $35/track.

our rate for song and album production varies per project, but usually varies between $600-$1000/track.

our rate for orchestrating and arranging is $500/track. this includes studio time spent recording arranged parts. it does not include musician's fees.

our rate for audio transfer varies widely depending on the project.

our rate for lessons is $20 per half hr. we offer guitar, piano, songwriting and recording lessons.

_ instruments

hardman peck minipiano upright piano
hammond s6 chord organ
korg ms-20 mini
korg volca beats/keys/bass
casios (sk-1, mt-series, cz-3000)
yamaha pss series keyboard
gretsch catalina club drum set
squier classic vibe series jazz bass
squier jagmaster
various folk and orchestral instruments

_ microphones

cad m179 (4)
electro-voice re10 (2)
little blondie (2)
naiant x-o (4)
naiant x-r
naiant x-y stereo (2)
shure beta 52a
shure ksm27
shure sm7b
shure sm57/58s (∞)
warm audio wa-87

_ electronics

behringer u-phoria umc1820 interface | 8 |
behringer ada8200 interface | 8 |
tascam portastudio 424 cassette recorder | 4 |
art tube preamp | 6 |
cockos reaper digital audio workstation fender blues jr. tube combo amp
ampeg portaflex 350
lexicon mx200 reverb/effects processor
| 4 | art tcs tube compressor
various pedals and plugins

"Provo, UT has no shortage of quality studios. June Audio, Pleasant Pictures, Noisebox, Bone Shack. But one in particular has played a key role over the last few years in shaping an emerging alternative scene: Studio Studio Dada. The brainchild of producer Stephen Cope, the studio has hosted live concerts, provided musical training to aspiring musicians, promoted social change and acceptance, and churned out an impressive number of sound recordings since it opened in October, 2013...In Cope’s time here, [she has] welcomed touring acts from places like the eastern US and Buenos Aires, Argentina. The studio has also sponsored and promoted regular shows featuring female and non-binary fronted bands...Studio Studio Dada encouraged pushing boundaries and embracing unbridled creativity...Cope and Dada had a remarkable influence. A fearless confidence and willingness to accept others for who they are and their art for what it is...It’s important to note that Studio Studio Dada wasn’t all social activism and optimistic music theory. It was a practical studio that put out solid work. Cope as a producer has engineered, mixed, and mastered over 40 EPs and albums and hundreds of one-off tracks from artists like Quiet House, Sen Wisher, and Bat Manors...Out of all the studios in Provo, Cope’s will stand out for being unique. Dada has left its mark."

zach collier, reach provo

"Since starting [her] own recording studio, Studio Studio Dada, out of [her] home last year, Stephen Cope...has become one of the go-to producers for myriad local D.I.Y. musicians."

court mann, daily herald

"Stephen Cope, who runs Studio Studio Dada, produced the album. While Cope’s production work is known for being more experimental, [she] led the charge to keep this album simple and organic. Much of it was recorded live — it often sounds like you’re sitting in a single room with the band members as they play."

court mann, daily herald

"Cope's studio, Studio Studio Dada, has become one of Provo's best spots for recording and concerts. There's an intimate, creative, exploratory energy in that space -- as well as a smorgasbord of unique instruments and gear. Being there just brings out the creative side in you."

court mann, daily herald

"Stephen is one of the best musicians, producers and engineers I’ve ever met. I felt super comfortable with ideas and working on everything with [her]. Traditional studios are pretty meticulous with zooming in on the second-by-second details. But we would get to the point where mistakes or not-so-great takes or sounds became the best parts in a song. (Life lesson alert.) I think that process has helped me be more excited about my weaknesses as a musician—those are the things that make me stand out musically more than my strengths."

ben swisher of sen wisher, city weekly