About The Studio

In dog years,  Sound Dog Studio is almost four.  Originally founded in the eighties, SDS has a vintage recording soul with a modern mixing and mastering heart.  Our full-service studio offers cutting-edge technology with the occasional nod to old school gear and techniques, providing you with a creative and unique end-product.  We work closely with you to define your goals and turn them into reality using over thirty years of musical and recording experience.   Our proven talents combined with our unique studio space delivers countless opportunities to expand your possibilities and potential. 

Our studio has all the comforts of home, offering you a relaxing environment where you can deliver your best performance.  Located on the shores of the Chesapeake waterway, our studio is located in the spacious and welcoming setting of our river-front home. Greeted by a wagging tail, our multi-floored studio spaces are attached to a guest apartment that includes a bedroom with expansive  river views, full bath, kitchen, gym, and a living room with a fireplace to inspire on those chilly nights.  At Sound Dog Studio, you're not just a client, you become part of the family.  Welcome home . . . 





Our Services



Whether you need a complete end-to-end engineered recording, just vocals, or some extra tracks to sweeten your mix, SDS has the tools and the know how to capture your sounds to get the most from your performance.  We are musicians ourselves here at SDS, so we know the importance of working in a comfortable and relaxed environment.  We get the little things right -- like having a great headphone mix -- that can make or break an inspiring take.


Creative possibilities are endless during the mixing stage.  Your tracks or ours -- both work for us, no worries.  SDS is happy to use your recorded material as a starting point.  Simply upload to our cloud drop site and we'll import your tracks right in to our digital audio workstation.


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I needed to lay down tracks for a song and John worked with me, pushing me and my project to the next level. I loved working in his space and performed better than I ever have before in a studio environment because it was such a chill space.
— Connor K.


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Recording isn't simply capturing a sound.  It's capturing the essence of the artist.  At SDS, our staff includes a marketing and graphics  team who can help create a brand as unique as your music.  A cohesive, recognizable brand helps define you and your websites, albums covers, logos, fan gear, and business cards stand so they stand out from the competition. 




Every project begins with a conversation.  Give us a shout to see how we can best collaborate to make your project a success.