It's 2018! 18 Things You Need To Know About Haxton Road Studios. #HAXTON18

#10. Our Services :: Artists

We offer musical artists the very best when it comes to our recording services. With the right team and state of the art equipment, we can help drive the process of any project from concept to completion.  Read more about our artist services by clicking below. 

In the coming days, you're invited to come back and learn more about Haxton Road Studios, the services we offer, the gear we host, the amazing collaborations happening, and we might even release something new.  Stay tuned! 


#9. Amazing Live Room

At Haxton Road Studios, every single element of design in the rooms and equipment was chosen to give our clients the very best quality when it comes to production.  Our Live Room is simply spectacular and sounds amazing for tracking.  From drums to stringed instruments, the room was designed to give the very best results knowing that every session is different in it's nature and it's needs.  Our live room has variable acoustics ranging from a 4.5 second decay all the way down to 1.5/2 seconds.  The other great feature is the size of the room.  We can host a traditional 3 or 4 piece band all the way up to a full choir or orchestra.  All it takes is walking in the space and you can immediately hear the possiblilites. 

Haxton Road Studios Live Room (Studio A) 

Haxton Road Studios Live Room (Studio A) 

In the next days, you're invited to come back and learn more about Haxton Road Studios, the services we offer, the gear we host, the amazing collaborations happening, and we might even release something new.  Stay tuned! 


#8. Inspiring

We will be announcing very soon the addition of music production classes for those interested in learning everything about the recording studio process.  From one-on-one training to a full classroom setting, we are dedicated to helping teach proper skills & techniques needed for success in todays' music.  From electronic programming to working with mics, the console, and how analog and digital work together, this will be a great addition to Haxton Road Studios.  More very soon! 

Over the next 11 days, you're invited to come back and learn more about Haxton Road Studios, the services we offer, the gear we host, the amazing collaborations happening, and we might even release something new.  Stay tuned! 


#7. Content/Collaboration

At the end of the day, we are content creators.  Whether recording a single, EP, LP, or even a live recording, the quality of content must be professional and captured in a collaborative way.  In addition to the audio, video and photography are a must in today's digital marketing/social channels.  We collaborate often when it comes to adding these elements and is solely based on the desired outcome and look/feel of the content.  We work for independent artists all the way to label artists and also startup companies all the way to fortune 500 companies.  Our team can drive the process from concept all the way to completion. 

Here are a couple of music projects below we collaborated with our good friends at Adair Creative in Bentonville, Arkansas on.  This is the "Overheard" series shot at various places around Northwest Arkansas.  These are one take/no audio edit performances with multiple cameras.  Enjoy! 

Over the next 12 days, you're invited to come back and learn more about Haxton Road Studios, the services we offer, the gear we host, the amazing collaborations happening, and we might even release something new.  Stay tuned! 


#6. Our Team

Having an integrated team that works well together makes recording at Haxton a fun and creative, inspiring process.  Artists and businesses both come into the studio needing different results with every project.  Our team can help drive the creative process from concept to final product/content.  We have a full in-house team consisting of producers, writers, and tracking/mixing/mastering engineers.  We work with independent artists all the way to label artists.  We also work with startup companies needing professional content all the way to fortune 500 companies direct or alongside their respected marketing agencies. 

We've worked with practically every musical genre and each of our team members stay up to date with current music and content trends across the board.  From programming hip-hop beats to recording raw/organic real sounding instruments, we cover the entire spectrum of music production whether it's heavily produced or very natural sounding. Our team combined with top quality gear and amazing tracking rooms make for a great recording experience for all who come in the studio.

Over the next 13 days, you're invited to come back and learn more about Haxton Road Studios, the services we offer, the gear we host, the amazing collaborations happening, and we might even release something new.  Stay tuned! 


#5. SSL Mixing Console

A major part of what makes a recording studio functional and help achieve the professional sound desired is a great console.  They are generally known and referred to as the central control of the studio.  At Haxton Road Studios, we installed a SSL (SOLID STATE LOGIC) AWS948 Delta Console which is perfect for meeting the needs of todays music; it's fully analog with SSL preamps, SSL EQs, and the legendary SSL Buss Compressor.  It also has SSL's digital control which integrates with our professional DAW Pro Tools HDX & also Logic Pro.  The sounds you can achieve coming straight into the console are amazing as is, but the flexibility it offers in routing options for mixing and mastering make it hard to beat. 

THE SSL AWS 948 AT HAXTON ROAD STUDIOS 

If you enjoy learning more about the techincal side of recording and why having state of the art gear makes a difference in the sound, click here...

Over the next 14 days, you're invited to come back and learn more about Haxton Road Studios, the services we offer, the gear we host, the amazing collaborations happening, and we might even release something new.  Stay tuned! 


#4. Incredible Instruments

Our instrument list at Haxton is stocked with top shelf guitars, a Steinway piano, vintage keyboards, and much more.  Our desire is that musicians, producers, songwriters, and session players have the tools to inspire and create all the way through the studio process. 

Haxton Guitar Vault (Guitars from 1930's to Present) 

Over the next 14 days, you're invited to come back and learn more about Haxton Road Studios, the services we offer, the gear we host, the amazing collaborations happening, and we might even release something new.  Stay tuned!   


#3. Five Star Experience

Part of the mission and vision of Haxton Road Studios is that our clients enjoy their experience as much as their final recording product.  Our VIP/Green Room Artist Lounge is the perfect place to relax while in the studio.  It's no problem to cater in food from any of the award winning restaurants blocks away or get world class coffee for our clients.  This space also has stunning views that look out over the live room in Studio A.  

VIP/Green Room

Our clients have an incredibly accurate control room to listen to their tracking/mixing/mastering combined with a comfortable modern vibe. 

Over the next 15 days, you're invited to come back and learn more about Haxton Road Studios, the services we offer, the gear we host, the amazing collaborations happening, and we might even release something new.  Stay tuned!   


#2. State Of The Art Facility

Haxton Road Studios was so carefully and intricately designed that studio owner, Neil Greenhaw met and designed the entire space with the help of local CGI artist, Taylor Boswell over the course of a year before taking the plans to an architect for actual drawings.  This literally meant every surface inside and out, texture, wall shape, floor type, glass, and facade was studied and determined up front before making sure it even met all the building codes.  The sound quality, acoustics, and the aesthetics were all of utmost importance in the initial design phase.  Here is that CGI image of the outside facade that would be taken to the architect.

Rendering Courtesy of Taylor Boswell

Rendering Courtesy of Taylor Boswell

To our surprise, there really wasn't much that had to change that would affect those important project drivers listed above.  The architect for the job was Dave Burris and he did an exceptional job listening to the needs and the specifications listed before him.  He made the building meet codes and we started construction.  Now for the technical part :) 

When you build and outfit a state of the art recording studio, you really can't afford to short change any part of the process from what you see and especially what you don't see.  Our clients usually walk in and say, "Wow, this is beautiful" or "This sounds so amazing."  It's always normal to notice what is seen.  What you won't see is a very carefully designed HVAC system that virtually can't be heard while recording. That same HVAC system was also designed to deliver a constant 45%-50% humidity to the rooms thus creating a thriving environment for proper instrument care, which includes the human voice.  The electrical system was custom designed to a special isolated transformer to ensure audio integrity and to maintain consistency for all the recording equipment.  Inside the double and triple walls with staggered studs that separate the rooms, you'll find specially rated insulation that virtually won't allow sound to travel thru so audio integrity can be maintained room to room.  Also inside these walls you will find conduit with all top rated Mogami Gold cabling again ensuring the best signal.  These cables all run from room to room and make their way back into a carefully designed control room for tracking, editing, mixing, and mastering.  We hired a professional installation company from Nashville, Tennessee called Skinnyfish to make and install every audio cable found in the building.  You'll find custom wall panels with Haxton's logo in each room also wired by Skinnyfish.  The word used for OUr audio install needs was flexibility. 

We will talk more about our specific rooms & our gear addiction in a later post, but it's important to note that there are multiple rooms and options available based on the desired sound needed at any given moment.  Music is always changing, but the need for a quality tracking room and an accurate mixing/mastering environment will always remain needed.

Over the next 16 days, you're invited to come back and learn more about Haxton Road Studios, the services we offer, the gear we host, the amazing collaborations happening, and we might even release something new.  Stay tuned!   


#1. Bentonville:

Contagious Culture

Haxton Road Studios is located in the heart of Downtown Bentonville, Arkansas - blocks away from award winning restaurants, a world renown coffee shop, a live music venue, and much more.  A few steps further and you will find yourself standing in front of the award winning 21c hotel and The Hive restaurant featuring James Beard award semifinalist, Matthew McClure.  Let's not forget around the corner and a little north is the astounding Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art which has changed the landscape for the arts in Northwest Arkansas.  Speaking of landscape, did you know that some of the best bike trails are all around you right here in Bentonville and extend all throughout Northwest Arkansas.  Whether you work, play, or vacation here, your family will also enjoy great amenities like The Amazeum.  There's definitely no lack for great things to do in Northwest Arkansas.  


Do you happen to see a pattern yet?  It's woven with a thread of excellence and collaboration. This thread is the very thing that attracted Haxton Road Studios' owner, Neil Greenhaw back to Northwest Arkansas from Nashville, Tennessee.  This thread led Haxton to invest in the community and build a brand new state of the art recording facility in Downtown Bentonville. 


Haxton Road Studios is committed to excellence and adding to the already contagious culture in Bentonville.  Over the next 17 days, you're invited to come back and learn more about Haxton Road Studios, the services we offer, the gear we host, the amazing collaborations happening, and we might even release something new.  Stay tuned!


Haxton Road Studios is a Commercial Recording Studio in the Heart of Downtown Bentonville, offering professional music production to artists & businesses. Our state of the art facility is equipped with a very extensive gear list (both vintage analog & digital) and centers around a SSL AWS 948 Delta console. We have a full creative team that can drive the process of any project to completion with quality results and a satisfying experience to the client. visit www.haxton.studio for more info.

Haxton Road Studios is a Commercial Recording Studio in the Heart of Downtown Bentonville, offering professional music production to artists & businesses. Our state of the art facility is equipped with a very extensive gear list (both vintage analog & digital) and centers around a SSL AWS 948 Delta console. We have a full creative team that can drive the process of any project to completion with quality results and a satisfying experience to the client. visit www.haxton.studio for more info.