Get your Music on Vinyl for SXSW

South by Southwest is only 5 short months away. SXSW is a great opportunity to market, connect, and get your record into listener’s hands! Are you planning on selling copies of your vinyl records at next year’s SXSW? Don’t procrastinate! Start the process now!

The average turn around time at most pressing plants is about 3 months. If you send us your mixes, we’ll do your vinyl mastering, electroplating, and then send your metal parts off to the pressing plant of your choice! We can also take care of your digital mastering! If you want your records ready to go by March 2017 now is the time! Check out our rates here.


Looking for more info or have questions? Email us at or give us a call at 844-679-1979.

Winter Booking

We are now booking studio time for the winter months! Studio time can make a great Christmas gift for yourself, or for someone else if you’re feeling a bit more giving. ;-)

Planning a tour for next spring? Winter is the best time to get into the studio and record your spring releases before upcoming tours!

Looking to record a Holiday album/single? Get in the studio ASAP to be sure your release is ready! We’ve already finished one Christmas mixing session, so don’t procrastinate!

Our rates can be found on our website here. Be sure to check out the video below to learn all about our Frequency Rewards club! Don’t waste any time and book now to ensure you can get all the days you need!

Questions or looking for more info? Email booking@welcometo1979 or call 844-679-1979!

News this Week at Welcome to 1979

In the studio this week we’ve got Aaron DaCorte tracking a new album with engineer Cameron Henry. DaCorte is the guitarist and vocalist for the band Iron Horse with his twin brother.

Chris Mara is mixing a new EP for the band The Triplets who are based out of Kentucky. Let’s just say Christmas is coming a little early at Welcome to 1979!

We recently had the honor of doing tape transfers of some Allen Toussaint records!

The Recording Summit for 2016 has officially been sold out! If you missed the opportunity to sign up, make sure to sign up early next year! You can also keep an eye out for next years’ Tape Camps and Vinyl Camps and sign up for those early as well!

If you are signed up for the Recording Summit, we still have some spots open for our Lacquer Cutting and Electroplating Demos! These events are for those who have pre-registered only! Sign up here!

Don’t forget to come by for the Welcome to 1979 Halloween Party Friday, October 28, 2016! It will be a party you do not want to miss!


It’s Halloween at Welcome to 1979!


We want you to come celebrate Halloween with us! Come out to Welcome to 1979 at 8 pm on Friday, October 28, 2016 for a Halloween party that will be to die for! Put on your best costume and get ready for a night full of spooky fun! We’ve got a killer Halloween playlist lined up! Got some wicked records lying around? Bring them on out! The evening will feature a costume contest so come dressed to impress!! Put on your drinking shoes, BYOB, and get ready for an evening of Booze and Boos!! RSVP below or email with any questions!

Click here to RSVP!


New Gear in the Studio!

We’ve just installed some exciting new gear in the control room! Our console was starting to feel a bit small when it came to larger tracking sessions… Now we’re up to 42 inputs and you can choose between MCI preamps, API preamps or Trident preamps.img_5026-2

All recent additions to Welcome to 1979 include:
-10 CH Trident 80 series sidecar
-16 CH headphone system
-Matched pair of flea M49s
-Foot switch talk-back
-Handmade wooden rack for outboard gear
-Quieter vocal booth







Looking to come by and check out the new setup?? Contact our Studio Manager, Lindsay Johns, to set up a studio tour!! Give us a call at 844-679-1979 or shoot her an email at

Tracking with Brian Pounds!

This week at Welcome to 1979 we are tracking a new album with singer/songwriter Brian Pounds! Brian is an Americana artist from Austin, TX who released his EP, Strikes and Gutters, in September of 2014. Prior to that came his first full-length album, After You’re Gone, in 2010. We are glad he chose to come to us for his next full-length! He’ll be in the studio tracking the rest of this week!


We had a successful Tape Camp the week before last and hope all the campers had a great time! Next on the list is our 8th Annual Recording Summit! Reserve your spot now before the last 10 spots fill up! Click here to check out the exciting schedule of events and panels for this years Summit.

Stay tuned for more studio news!

Summit Schedule released!

This years Recording Summit is not one you are going to want to miss!  With an exciting list of panels, panelists, and special guests, the 8th Annual Recording Summit will be one for the books! However, spots have been filling up very quickly, and there are only 10 spots left for this years summit! If you haven’t yet, sign up now before it’s too late!

The schedule for this year’s summit has just been released!! You can check out the schedule here.

We offer a lathe cutting demonstration at the summit every year, but this year it is going to be extra special! Due to the addition of our electroplating facility in Spring 2016, the demonstration will now be a cutting and plating demonstration! Groups will start out in our vinyl mastering facility learning the art of lacquer cutting, then move upstairs for an in depth tour of the plating facility where lacquers are turned into stampers, that then ship to the pressing plant for vinyl production. There are 3 demo sessions at this year’s summit, and each demo is limited to 6 people. That means only 18 out of all 60 attendees will be able to check out this awesome demo! These sessions are for people who pre-register only and some spots have already been filled! Click here for the link to sign up now, before all 18 spots are full!

Tracking and Mixing this week at 79

What’s cooking in the studio this week at Welcome to 1979?

The last two days we have been tracking Chip Greene who is here recording his new album with us at 79! Singer/songwriter Chip Greene hails from Nashville, TN and has pursued music from a young age. He has been influenced by artists/lyricists like Billy Joel, Bob Dylan, Ryan Adams, and Aimee Mann.


His new album is sounding great so far! Keep an eye out for it!

Don’t forget that you don’t have to record here to get that ’79 touch! This week Chris Mara is mixing an EP for Good Boy Daisy. Good Boy Daisy is a rock/post grunge band based out of Scottsdale, AZ.


Look out for these records and stay tuned for more studio news!

Support Local Elementary School at Welcome to 1979’s Sylvan Park Social

Welcome to 1979 is hosting the Sylvan Park Social this Friday, September 23, 2016, from 6:30-10 pm! This event is a fundraiser for the local school, Sylvan Park Elementary. Come out for an adults-only evening of fun, drinks, food, silent auction and more! Take the opportunity to support this great local school and tour Welcome to 1979. Ticket price of $30 includes beer, wine, and great food donated by local restaurants like Hattie B’s, Slow and Low Bistro, McDougal’s Chicken, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Dickey’s Barbecue, Tin Wings, and many more! sylvan-park-social-logo

Join parents, teachers, and other supporters of Sylvan Park in an evening of fun and don’t forget to bid in the silent auction! Silent auction items include:

Our super-popular Teacher Outings! And…Jupiter JTR500 trumpet (MSRP $800) – Nashville Predators pennant autographed by James Neal – Refurbished bike from Oasis Bike Workshop – Two 7-Course Meals at The Catbird Seat (MSRP $230) – OAK Nashville gift basket valued at $100 – Free pair of glasses from SEE Eyewear – Signed, Limited Edition Hatch Show Print from Alan LeQuire’s Suffragette Statue Unveiling – Haircut and Keritan Treatment at Rodney Mitchell Salon – Foursome of Golf to Nashville Golf and Athletic – Oil Change, Tire Rotation and Vehicle Inspection from Billy’s Corner – Will and Trust Package from Welty Law ($300 value) – Signed “Goodnight, Nashville” book and Nashville print – $50 gift card to Salt & Vine – 2 two-person free three course meals to Double Dogs – Pet Spa Day from Murphy Road Animal Hospital – 4 tickets to Nashville Zoo – Calypso Cafe gift cards – Fat Bottom Brewery Gift Basket – Maggie Moo’s free monthly ice cream for a year – Flip Burger gift cards – Nashville Gymnastics Training Center birthday party – Farm Burger Gift Card – Summer Camp at USN – Tickets to the Frist – Studio Visits to Brushfire Pottery – 10 Centennial SportsPlex Admissions – Family Visit to Cheekwood – Art Classes at Little Art House – 2 Spring Registrations for McCabe Little League – PortaVia gift cards – Dalt’s gift card – gift card from Coco’s Italian Market – Brewery Tour for Four to Black Abbey Brewery – Two Hand-Stitched Animal Pillows from Gingiber – Gift card to Uncle Classic Barbershop – O’Charley’s gift card – Adventure Science Center Day Passes – Taylor Swift Promotional Guitar Picks – and many, many more!

Visit the link above to sign up for this awesome event! Support a local school and spend an evening of fun, food, and drink at Welcome to 1979!

This week at ’79!

Curious as to what we had going down in the studio this week? We had another direct-to-disc session this week with Keenan Wade and Grace Adele, who make up the group The Farmer and Adele.


The band was a pleasure to have in the studio, and we love the opportunity for direct-to-disc recordings! Their smooth sound filled the studio with what they call country western cowboy swing.

We also had Chris Scruggs and The Stone Fox Five in the studio this week! Their old school Americana sound put us all in a good mood here at ’79.


Be on the lookout for record releases from these two bands, because they’ve got some sounds you’re gonna want to hear! Stay tuned for more upcoming projects at Welcome to 1979. There is always more great music to be made!