A Charlotte NC recording studio serving producers, musicians, self-recordists & project studios

Use Catalyst's wide array of analog & digital gear to bring the most out of your recordings. Audio problems? Catalyst always has a solution!
  • Catalyst Recording's control room, early 2015
    Catalyst Recording's control room, early 2015
  • Apogee Symphony I/O, Catalyst's core
    Apogee Symphony I/O, Catalyst's core
  • Catalyst Recording's ultra-modern "mixer"
    Catalyst Recording's ultra-modern "mixer"
  • Catalyst Recording's "standing control room"
    Catalyst Recording's "standing control room"
  • Gear for capturing bass guitar at Catalyst
    Gear for capturing bass guitar at Catalyst
  • Vocalist Deirdre Kroener of Grown Up Avenger Stuff
    Vocalist Deirdre Kroener of Grown Up Avenger Stuff
  • Blue Sky SAT8/Sub212 mid-field monitor system
    Blue Sky SAT8/Sub212 mid-field monitor system
  • Kojo Bey on djembe w/ Sandhill 6011A ribbon
    Kojo Bey on djembe w/ Sandhill 6011A ribbon
  • Jason Atkins rocking the Catalyst Hammond
    Jason Atkins rocking the Catalyst Hammond
  • Sriram on tablas w/ Avantone CK-40 & R144
    Sriram on tablas w/ Avantone CK-40 & R144
  • Matt Stache w/ Yamaha piano & Sandhill 6011A ribbons
    Matt Stache w/ Yamaha piano & Sandhill 6011A ribbons
  • SPL MTC2381 monitor controller
    SPL MTC2381 monitor controller
  • Catalyst Recording's Hammond L-222 organ
    Catalyst Recording's Hammond L-222 organ
  • Handmade cork absorber/diffusors
    Handmade cork absorber/diffusors
  • Tacam MSR-16, photo: Shakti Subramanium
    Tacam MSR-16, photo: Shakti Subramanium
  • Assistant engineer Brandon Nater on trumpet
    Assistant engineer Brandon Nater on trumpet
  • Cullen West of Bums Lie as seen in PAR
    Cullen West of Bums Lie as seen in PAR
  • Guitar amps & pedals at Catalyst
    Guitar amps & pedals at Catalyst
  • Blue's E200, ideal on scratch vocals
    Blue's E200, ideal on scratch vocals
  • SATA hard-drive vs modern SSD
    SATA hard-drive vs modern SSD
  • Gideon Smith and band at Catalyst
    Gideon Smith and band at Catalyst
  • JoJo tests the Snoop Dogg mic
    JoJo tests the Snoop Dogg mic
  • Dubsteppers 187 Deathstep & Ampex 440
    Dubsteppers 187 Deathstep & Ampex 440
  • The Lights Fluorescent v1.0
    The Lights Fluorescent v1.0
  • Catalyst's house bass, Ventura circa 1970
    Catalyst's house bass, Ventura circa 1970
  • AMS-Neve 4081 mic preamp
    AMS-Neve 4081 mic preamp
  • Catalyst Recording's Yamaha upright piano
    Catalyst Recording's Yamaha upright piano
  • Neil Jackson w/ Blue's Reactor mic
    Neil Jackson w/ Blue's Reactor mic
  • Marshall JCM800 & 1960 birch cabinet
    Marshall JCM800 & 1960 birch cabinet
  • Rob endorses Primacoustic Isotools
    Rob endorses Primacoustic Isotools
  • Audio Writer & Reviewer

    Catalyst’s Rob Tavaglione is a veteran audio writer who writes a column, feature stories, editorials, blogs and reviews gear for Pro Audio Review Magazine and Pro Sound News. Rob has written over 200 articles and reaches over 150,000 audio engineers a month through print & web.

  • Music Recording

    • Tracking
    • Stem-mixing
    • Editing
    • Mastering
    • Mixing
    • Location Recording
  • Production

    Self-produced artists and producers are preferred at Catalyst, but we can offer production help too if you’d like.

    Whether you’d like songwriting advice, arrangement help or simply a producer to inspire you, we’re here for you. Every production project is custom, so please contact us for pricing.