Recording Studio in
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Helvig Productions is a premier recording studio located 20 minutes outside of downtown Minneapolis on an extremely private and quiet lot. The studio is nestled in the woods by a small lake in Excelsior, Minnesota. Having a remote location and relaxing atmosphere is an added benefit to recording artists. Helvig Productions offers artists a comfortable and home-like aesthetic that’s also a fully-functional recording studio, so they can focus on recording without interruptions and leave knowing their record has a professional, clean sound they can be proud of. 

Minneapolis, Minnesota offers the benefits of big city living combined with rural, private landscapes. Residents and visitors get the best of both worlds, with plenty of urban and historical landmarks across the city. The Purple Rain House, where Prince filmed his iconic film “Purple Rain” brings visitors and fans alike to the city. Prince purchased the home just a year before his death and it has become a memorial where fans leave mementos and flowers in remembrance of Prince. For outdoor enthusiasts, Minnehaha Falls at Minnehaha Park provides visitors with a stunning waterfall amongst limestone bluffs and river overlooks -- all in an urban setting. The falls overlook the Mississippi River and Minnehaha Park is one of the state’s oldest and most popular attractions, with more than 850,000 visitors each year. For art lovers, the Minneapolis Institute of Art houses over 90,000 works of art representing 5,000 years of world history. It’s also one of the largest museums in the country. 

Whether you’re a resident of Minneapolis or you’re just visiting, we specialize in helping artists record and produce songs and albums that help them get recognized. We do this by walking musicians through the process from beginning to end with recording, editing, mixing, mastering, production and composition. When you choose Helvig Productions, you can rest assured you have a professional and inspiring space to record your album, and a team of experts to make sure you sound your best. 

 

Recording Studio

 

If you’re searching for “recording studio near me,” you’ve come to the right place. Our professional space is designed for maximum comfort and superb sound. The main sound room is acoustically perfected and utilizes the golden ratio dimensions of 20’ x 33’ x 13’. The control room and additional sound booths are strategically placed above the main room with open sight lines and extraordinary isolation. 

The team at Helvig Productions is passionate about helping recording artists succeed, which is why every decision about the equipment, acoustics, interior design, and location of the studio was decided with musicians in mind. We care about the quality and integrity of your music, which is why we always aim for the highest possible standard. 

 

Sound Recording

 

At Helvig Productions, we understand the importance of design when it comes to flawless recording, which is why we have optimized the signal chain for optimal sound by combining the best of both old and new equipment. 

Our mics range from Neumann U87 to AKG 414's and we skip harsh mixing console preamps, so every channel connects directly to a full rack of high calibre outboard gear including legendary tube preamps and compressors ranging from Universal Audio to API, Martech, Drawmer, and Summit. From the classic mics and preamp combos we go directly to Pro Tools or Logic. This allows us to edit quicker and correct the little things so artists can relax and really get into their performance without worrying about the logistics of perfection. It also minimizes the need to record the same thing multiple times.  

 

Audio Recording Studio in Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

We are experts at audio recording and only utilize the best recording equipment on the market including brands such as Neumann, AKG, Beyerdynamic, Sennheiser and Shure. When it comes to creating the sound you have in your head and bringing it to fruition, acquiring the proper equipment is crucial. Having all of the top-rated equipment at your disposal by recording at Helvig Productions allows you to explore richer and cleaner sounds that you likely can’t hear on your own equipment, which opens the door to more creativity and inspiration with your music.   

 

We specialize in audio recording and editing, sound mixing, and all aspects of music production, which is why we only use the highest quality audio recording software. Our software offers hundreds of virtual instruments, sample libraries, and plugins, allowing us to work with you one-on-one to ensure your expectations of the final product are exceeded. Having access to advanced technology and software allows us to dissect the music and perfect it, even to the most minute detail. Polishing these sounds may seem insignificant at first, but it can make a large impact on the final production of an album or song, and help set you apart from other musicians.  

 

Audio mixing allows us to focus on volume levels, dynamics, frequency and other small details, and manipulate them or enhance them as needed. Essentially, our goal in post production is to seamlessly meld all the sounds together and bring out the best result of your recording. Using the right sounds at the right volume and blending them together flawlessly helps to sculpt your overall sound and take your music to the next level. It also helps listeners make sense of all your tracks in relation to one another as a whole piece. 
 

Minneapolis, Minnesota Audio Recording Studio

 

Using a professional recording studio like Helvig Productions ensures you have expert allies that possess the musical knowledge and experience, the best equipment, and an acoustically-treated space to create the superior finished sound you’re looking for. Our large live room, vocal booth, and access to superior music equipment and software will guarantee your final product is professional and clean.   

 

At the end of the day, creating good music isn’t a solo project, rather, it’s a team effort. Even if you’re considered a solo musician, having the right team of professionals to record, edit, mix, and produce your music is important. Allowing professionals to take care of the minute details frees you up to do what you do best -- make music.  

Combining the warmth and power of classic high-end equipment with the stress free efficiency of Pro Tools or Logic allows us to make songs and albums that compete with the very best studios around the world. We consider ourselves a production studio geared towards working with artists and bands through song completion and long-term projects. We have the gear and space of high-end commercial studios. Helvig Productions thrives on repeat business because we do what we do with one goal in mind - the success and satisfaction of the artists and bands we work with. Because of this, we have an exceptional history of clients continuing to work with us on multiple projects.

We also understand that the cost of producing an album can be an issue for some artists, so we offer various services based on the needs of our clients. Each project is catered to the budget concerns of the artist, whether a producer or solely an engineer is working on your project. Arrangement and musical instrument performance are available for solo singers with just about any preferred genre. We have a great reputation as an extremely high quality vocal production studio and are comfortable recording and/or producing any style of music. We also offer recording only, mixing only and/or or mastering only services.

 

About Us

 

Owner Stephen Helvig has more than 15 years experience recording across almost every genre available. His main goal is to help artists and musicians stand out from the crowd -- and he has over a decade of experience helping musicians make records that they are proud of. In today’s day and age, it’s easy for musicians to get lost in the noise. With the advent of streaming services like Spotify, SoundCloud, and iTunes, it’s more crucial than ever to help musicians reach their full potential and record an album their fans will appreciate, and the general public will take notice of. 

Working with a team of professionals who care about the quality and integrity of your music is important. We always aim for the highest possible standard in everything we do. We also ensure the cost is transparent so you stay within your budget. Sometimes this means pausing recording and coming back to it at a later time, and that’s okay. With Helvig Productions, you set the pace. Above all, we have the experience, knowledge, and expertise to help take your music to the next level. We also have a proven reputation. So, whether you’re recording your 50th album or you’re ready to record your first song, we are here to help. Contact us today and we can discuss your goals, budget, and project requirements to make sure you are 100% comfortable with a recording plan. We are located at 20300 Excelsior Blvd in Excelsior, Minnesota. You can contact us by phone at 952-522-6699 or email us at stephen@helvigproductions.com. You can also fill out the contact form on our website.  

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