about us

Studio 31 West is a full service recording facility specializing in Tracking, Mixing, & Mastering. The Tracking Room features a Multi Room recording format which houses 5 Iso Booths, a Drum Room, and a Live Room. The Control Room, and each individual room is visible from every musicians perspective throughout the studio. This allows for FULL Band Tracking Sessions with Minimal Bleed. 

31 West offers a Hybrid Approach to Tracking, Mixing, & Mastering services. This means that the use of both Analog and Digital gear are incorporated into the design providing the best of both worlds. Only the highest caliber Analog Mic Preamps are used for tracking which provides great Analog Depth and Detail to each recording. Pro Tools is used as a "Tape Machine" - Capturing the Magic from Your Fingertips and delivering them to Your Listeners Ears. This hybrid approach has proven to be a great way to work; it saves you time in the studio, provides the highest fidelity & can be recalled instantly (Saving Time & Money). 

Robert Trapp - 31 West Owner/Operator

When you come to record at 31 West, you will realize that having an engineer that not only knows the gear but has a deep knowledge of music is key to your success in the studio. Robert has been a professional touring and studio musician for 12+ years. He lends his musical touch to each project that comes through 31 West (Tracking, Mixing, Mastering). 


Preston Schmidt - 31 West Owner/Operator

Preston Schmidt has combined the rigors of engineering with award-winning fiddling to launch dual careers in the music business. Schmidt currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee where he is the Audio Engineer and Owner/Operator at 31 West Studios.

Preston is dedicated to making sure that your project sounds the best that it absolutely can while maintaining a fun and encouraging attitude in the studio.