The Studios

Orb Recording Studios is dedicated to enhancing every client’s creativity by providing a positive, inspiring and stress-free professional environment.

A 5,600-square-foot facility built from the ground up on an acre of Texas hill country, Orb is the vision of co-owners C.B. Hudson and Matt Noveskey, who sought to merge the quality of renowned East and West-coast studios with the pretense-free vibe of Austin. The facility’s two large, hardwood floating-floor recording studios share state-of-the-art acoustic design by Mark Genfan of Acoustic Spaces, wiring and audio electronics installed by Brad Engleking, top-notch gear and convertible spaces capable of accommodating any number of players from a solo artist to an orchestra. Orb is just 25 minutes from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and 5 miles from overnight accommodations.


Control Room

Tracking Room

Piano Room


Studio A, also known as the Genfan room in honor of the late, great, Mark Genfan. Our studio designer and dear friend.



A 1,200+ square foot facility that includes a 672 sq. ft. live room with 20 foot ceilings and floating hardwood floors and a 336 sq. ft. piano room equipped with a 1938 Steinway Baby Grand Piano, A Baldwin Model L, and a 1957 Hammond B3 Organ. The control room boasts a 48 channel SSL console, Pro Tools 2021 HD, and a rare set of Ocean Way Audio HR2 monitors.

Studio A also contains a vast selection of Mic Pre’s, Outboard Gear, and Microphones.


API 550A (2)
GML Model 8200 Series II
Retro Model 2A3
T.C. Electronic Reverb 5000
Tube Tech PE-1C


API 512c (8)
BAE 1084 (2)
Neve 1073 (2)
Shadow Hills Quad GAMA
Hammock Hill PreQ22 (2)


API 2500 Bus Compressor
AMS Neve 33609/J
Chandler Limited TG1 Limiter
DBX 160A (2)
Empirical Labs EL8X Distressor (2)
Teletronix LA-2A
Tube Tech CL-1B
UREI 1176 LN (2)
UA Classics LA-3A


Control Room

Tracking Room


A 400+ square foot facility that includes a 192 sq. ft. tracking room perfect for overdubbing instruments and tracking vocals. The control room is equipped with a 48 channel SSL 6000 G Series console, Pro Tools HDX and 24 channels of Avid I/O.

Studio B also contains a selection of Mic Pre’s, Outboard Gear, and Microphones.


API 512c (3)
CAPI VP26 (2)
Shadow Hills Mono GAMA
Hammock Hill PreQ22 (2)


API 550a (2)
API 560


Empirical Labs EL8X Distressor (2)
UA Classics Teletronix LA-2A



A Collaboration between Orb and Staff Engineer Oliver Ocean, Studio C is tailored for Vocals, Guitars, Pre and Post Production. The room is outfitted with an Iso booth, guitar booth, and a variety of outboard gear. Producers and Engineers are able to bring their own computers to patch in and access all features Studio C has to offer.

Control Room

UA Apollo X8 Audio Interface 18x24 (Thunder 2 & 3 connectivity)
Adam A77X


Hairball Audio 1176 Bluestripe
Summit Audio TLA 100


Avalon AD 2020 Stereo Preamp
Great River ME-1NV
Hairball Audio Lola X2
Sebatron VMP-4000e
UA Apollo X8 Built in Preamps
Hammock Hill PreQ22 (2)


Harrison 32 X2
Kemper Profiler Power Rack
Tech 21 Sansamp



Instrument Library


A 250 square foot room with a large selection of keyboards, drums, guitars, basses, amps and pedals available to clients of the studio.

The instrument library houses gear from Gibson, Fender, Matchless, Marshall, Vox, Mesa Boogie, Yamaha, and many more.

Amps and Effects

Dr. Z Head and Cab
Dr. Z Z-Verb
Matchless DC 30 Combo
Matchless Thunderman Bass Amp
Marshall Tube Heads And Cabs
Vox Tube Heads and Cabs
Krank Tube Heads and Cabs
Aguilar Tone Hammer Bass Heads
Aguilar Bass Cabs
Mesa-Boogie Heads and Cabs
Fender Tube Combos

Drums and Percussion

P. Ellis Custom 5 Piece Drum Set
Yamaha Maple Custom Drum Kit

Guitars And Basses

Danelectro Baritone Guitar
Gibson Les Paul
Fender Stratocaster
Fender Telecaster Semi Hollow
Gibson 335
G&L SB 1
G&L SB 2
Gibson Les Paul Double Cut
CHC Guitars Junior Style Custom
CHC Guitars MNP Area 51 Bass
Schecter Hellcat
Walla Walla Bass
Moniker P Bass
Taylor Acoustic
Gibson Acoustic
Alvarez 12 String Acoustic
Republic Highway 61

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Office Phone: +1 (512) 433-6301
Hours by Appointment Only

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