Welcome to Lost Monkey Studio. Located in Hayward, CA, Lost Monkey is a professional recording studio ideal for musicians who are searching for a comfortable environment in which to develop and enhance their own unique sound. The studio is owned and operated by Bay Area drummer Mike Stevens, who drew upon his well-rounded experiences working in the area’s most venerable music studios to create a one-room studio that’s at once relaxed and maximized for both tracking live instruments and mixing. Stevens is dedicated to helping artists fully realize their projects, whether they are new to the studio environment or an experienced recording artist in search of a space in which to complete new material.

For more information about our affordable rates and to book a session, write us or call (510) 686-3256

“I’ve learned so much about producing, engineering and working with artists just by being [in the studio] as a drummer. That’s given me some great perspective on what it’s like to be a performer on a session… something that really helps me relate to my own clients.”

Stevens brings more than 20 years as a professional musician throughout California and New York, as well as a decade of producing, recording and mixing Bay Area bands, to Lost Monkey. After increasingly being called upon to perform on the recordings of a whose-who of San Francisco artists and bands (including ska pioneers The Uptones and Red House Painters/Sun Kil Moon frontman Mark Kozelek) and playing percussion for Donna Summer’s 2008 Crayons tour, Stevens sought to cater to artists searching for a great vibe as much as a control panel.  He brings an understanding of what makes a session work from both sides of the mixing console: from choosing appropriate equipment and micing instruments to putting performers at ease and correctly serving the song at hand.

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