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The Studio Business Book: A Guide to Professional Recording Studio Business and Management, Third Edition by Jim Mandell, Mitch Gallagher

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Profile 2: From Home Studio to Commercial Facility

David Stewart, President DSL Studios Louisville, KY www.dslstudios.com

From humble beginnings as a home studio, Louisville, Kentucky-based DSL Studios has grown to a two-room commercial facility serving the needs of singer/songwriters and bands.

Career Roots

“I had been a touring musician, but decided to focus on my own material more. I worked hard to make a name as a live sound engineer and eventually decided to build a home studio because the commercial alternatives in my area weren’t the most creative environments.”

“By the time I purchased all the gear and got things set up, I had people ...

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