Playback Recording Studio is a full service, international destination music studio and post-production house providing HD audio services.

The studio’s design earned it a TEC award, and the luxury of the space sets the stage for an exclusive and extraordinary recording experience.

Located in the heart of Santa Barbara, the alluring beauty of the area mixes perfectly with the uniqueness of our space.

Our internationally acclaimed studio acoustics designer, Chris Pelonis, fashioned every facet of Playback Recording Studio. His unique talent has led him to create some of the most sought-after studios in the world, and we are proud to say that we are one of them.

Here at Playback, we go above and beyond to provide our clients with an exceptional full service experience, including helping you customize your stay with our housing partners, locate and hire musicians and producers for your project, and providing concierge services to help you enjoy all that Santa Barbara has to offer during your time here.

Studio owner and Head Engineer, Tucker Bodine, built the studio with the artist in mind. It is outfitted with five isolated sound booths, each with unique characteristics for achieving custom audio environments.

Playback is an artists’ and technicians’ playground, equipped to service every conceivable project that musicians, producers, film editors, voice-over artists and other industry professionals could desire.

Playback has been fortunate to work with a slew of prestigious clients over the years, including Max Martin, Jeff Bridges, Rob Lowe, Michael Douglas, Don Johnson, Colbie Caillat, and Gavin DeGraw.

Katy Perry wrote and recorded some of her top hits at Playback with producer Dr. Luke and songwriter Bonnie McKee, including “Teenage Dream” and “Last Friday Night.” Katy loved creating here so much that when she returned to record “Roar,” “Dark Horse” and other cuts on PRISM, she said, “Playback feels like home, and I love the vibe!”

Playback Recording Studio pairs modern HD facilities with unmatched service and an incredible space for an exceptional recording experience.


Playback Recording Studio is located in Santa Barbara, California. For more information contact the studio at (917) 331-0429.

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