Wild Sound Recording Studio is located in the historic and vibrant Arts District of Northeast Minneapolis. We offer the highest quality audio and video production services including recording, mixing and mastering. We work with all styles of music producing successful projects for the most discriminating classical, jazz, folk, rock and spoken word artists.  

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Our studio has a huge selection of both the best new and classic vintage microphones, preamps & outboard gear, as well as a fantastic collection of musical instruments including our very special Steinway B piano, a 60's Hammond B-3 organ with Leslies, Rhodes and Wurlitzer Electric Pianos, Yamaha, Arbiter, Premier & Slingerland drum kits, vintage amplifiers, guitars and keyboards.

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Our building is centered in the Arts District with excellent restaurants and entertainment nearby. We have over 2400 square feet including a large main room, four separate isolated tracking rooms and a finely tuned and comfortable control room all with warm wood floors and great sound.  Our entire studio has been acoustically treated by Dave Ahl and has excellent sound and aesthetic qualities.

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Of course, equipment and structures alone do not make a great recording. Wild Sound has been in existence for over 20 years, and we have excellent references and a great discography consisting of a very wide range of music that has been produced in our studio. Please contact us through email to arrange a tour or for further information.

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Wild Sound Studio 
2400 2nd St. N.E.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55418


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Artist Spotlight

Phil Heywood


CD-release concert for Phil's new disc, Rollin' On, is October 18 at the Riverview Cafe/Wine Bar in Mpls.

 

 

Phil Heywood plays fingerstyle guitar with a bluesy swing and a bucketful of whatever it takes to turn an instrumental piece into an arresting lyrical narrative. His lucid playing encompasses the down-home rhythmic groove of a Mississippi John Hurt or Leadbelly, and the sheer fluidity and melodic flair of such contemporaries as Leo Kottke.  The internationally renowned Kottke, in fact, once handpicked Heywood to tour and perform duets with him. A soul-satisfying instrumentalist, Phil draws listeners in with his voice as well, singing in a warm, plainspoken baritone that blends smoothly with his rock-solid guitar work.


Heywood has been based in Minneapolis-St. Paul since the mid-eighties, performing locally and regionally while also establishing himself in the greater guitar and acoustic music world. In 1986 he won the National Fingerpicking Championship, and followed up a year later by winning the American Fingerstyle Guitar Festival Competition.Phil has played on NPR's A Prairie Home Companion with guitar legend Chet Atkins, performed with fellow acoustic guitar luminaries Peter Lang, Pat Donohue, Tim Sparks, and Dakota Dave Hull, and opened shows for such artists as Norman Blake, Greg Brown, John Renbourn, Chris Smither, and John Hammond.

He has recorded six CDs: Some Summer Day (1990), Local Joe (1996), Circle Tour(2000), Banks of the River (2003), You Got To Move (2008), and Rollin' On (2014). What one inspired critic wrote of Local Joe applies equally to each of Phil's CDs: "Acoustic guitar fans should consider this recording a must have....Heywood gives us all something to enjoy for a long time." (Music Reviews Quarterly)