History of The Piano Studio

The Piano Studio is a full service recording studio that specializes in piano-based soloists and ensembles.

We offer two world-class pianos to choose from - a Steinway 9' concert grand and a Baldwin 7' studio grand. Both pianos are professionally voiced and regulated on a regular basis and kept in "concert ready" condition to satisfy the most discriminating pianist.

These truly exceptional instruments reside in a spacious 700 ft² live tracking room with elegant hardwood floors and vaulted ceilings; the engineers are discreetly downstairs in the 600 ft² control room, leaving you comfortable to be yourself and sound your best.

While we do specialize in producing first class piano tracks, we love to record everyone! Violinists, classical chamber groups, solo cellists and acoustic guitarists, jazz sextets, opera divas, chinese guzheng players, and rock bands, along with many others, have chosen to record at The Piano Studio.

We have recently relocated to a wonderful new space about ten minutes North of downtown Seattle, in a quiet suburb full of old growth trees and unrestricted parking all around. The current location follows eight successful years on Seattle's Capitol Hill, and one year in our original space in Albuquerque N.M.

The studio is owned and operated by pianist Martin Buff, but sessions are available with long time house engineer Alex Rose and we welcome independent engineers.

18 Feb

New Gear!

Preview of Updated Gear List

Martin Buff

As you may have noticed, we have been trying to catch up on studio news here lately :)

2014 is going to be an exciting year, but 2013 brought some amazing new equipment to the studio, none of which has been added to the official gear list.

Neve and API pre-amps; Neve Portico compressor, tape emulator and 5-band EQ; Manley mastering EQ and Compressors; ProTools HDX; new mics by AKG, Rode, Lawson, Shinybox, and more; analog summing amp; Adam speakers; the list goes on and on !

The level of recordings is amazing, and like we said, 2014 is going to be a great year !