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Central 8 studios


Welcome to Central 8 Studios


Central 8 Studios is the home of quality recording and production in the greater Akron area.

Our highly trained engineers come from experienced backgrounds and have the knowledge and drive to deliver the product you are after. No matter the genre of music or the scale of the project, Central 8 Studios has the capacity to help you achieve the sound you envisioned.

We believe comfort and creativity go hand in hand, therefore, we have created a stylish and comfortable environment that is conducive to creativity.


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Professional Recording

With an extremely well rounded gear and microphone selection, we can handle any style of music or commercial audio that you can bring to us.


If you’re in a band and want to track everyone live, no problem! We have the space to make that happen for you.


ProTools was not designed to make a bad artist sound good, but to help achieve a great recording as quickly as possible. We have the ability to line up drums that might fall slightly off tempo or tune up the vocals that might have fallen flat.


Got something you tracked at home? Or anywhere other than Central 8? Need to get it polished up to today's standards or to spice it up with some effect work? Central 8 is here to help you! Give us a call and we can discuss set rates to mix your project when you’re not in studio, or during your session.


Our large selection of plug-ins and outboard gear, combined with experienced engineers, we can truly polish up the mixes that you have.

Production Consulting

Set an appointment for a free consultation. We will lay out the process of how to complete your project. And then we will help you manage the process, so you get the most out of your time. Got budget concerns? Time constraints? Let's set up a recording budget for your project so we can help manage your studio time better.


Central 8 Studios is also home to Central 8 Films, a wide range video production team specializing in music videos. 


on-site recordings


distribution consulting

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Head Engineer


Our head engineers offer the premier Central 8 Studios produce. With a vast knowledge of the studio and it's components our head engineers offer the most time efficient experience. Your recordings will have a bigger, fuller sound and you get to work in the preferred room of our head engineers with their hand picked gear.

House Engineer


Our house engineers are dependable, knowledgeable, and hard working. Our musically diverse house engineers will help guide you through the completion of your product.


Junior Engineer


Junior Engineers are trained everyday at Central 8 Studios to become as knowledgeable and capable as our house engineers. Junior engineers can do basic tracking & effects. Junior Engineers are great for getting things tracked quickly to be mixed by a house or head engineer.


Payment Policy

• Payment is required when booking session

• We accept Cash, Visa, Mastercard, and American Express

• Contact us with any other questions. (330) 258-9030 or central8booking@gmail.com




Front Room


Mac Pro 2x 2.66GHz 12 GB ram

Pro Tools 10 HD|Native

Digidesign 192 x 2 (for a total of 24 in/out)


Avantone Cubes

ATH-M40x Headphones x4

Beyerdynamic DT 770 pro headphones x2

Focal Twin 6's

Furman RP 8d HeadPhone system


API 512c x2

Avalon 737 Channel

Avalon U5

BAE 1073mp Dual Channel

Focusrite ISA 428

MTA Trident Series 80

Neve 1073LB

Rupert Neve Designs Portico 511

UA 610

UA 610 mk.2

Vintech 473


API 550 A EQ x 2 

Manley Pultec Stereo EQ


DBX 160A Compressor x2

Empirical Labs Distressor x2

UA 1176 – 2

Urei La-4 x 2 (upgraded ic's and op amps)

SPL Dual Channel Auto Dynamic De-esser


Yamaha SPX 90

Tech 21 - SansAmp (rackunit) 

Back Room


Mac Pro 2x 2.26GHz 32 GB ram

Pro Tools 10 HD|Native

Avid 16x16 IO


Adam S3X-V's

JBL 12” Sub

Yamaha NS 10’s


Neve 1073LB

Fractal Audio Axe FX II 

Rupert Neve Designs Portico 517


Rupert Neve Designs 551 EQ


Empirical Labs Distressor

UA 1176


AKG C414 x 2

AKG D 112


AKG Perception 200

AT 4047/SV

AT 4050 Stereo

Audix i5 x 2

Blue Baby Bottle x2

EV N/D868

Manley Reference

Neuman TLM 103 x 2

Neuman KM 184 x 2

Royer 121 Matched Pair

Sennheiser MD II 421 x 2

Sennheiser e602

Sennheiser 609

Shure SM57 x5

Shure SM7B

Shure Beta 57A

Shure Beta 52A

Telefunken AK 47 (modded to Mark II)


Gibson Flying V

Fender Jazzmaster

Ibanez Jetking

LTD Viper

Ibanez S770PB

Ibanez RGD2127Z Prestige 7 string

Custom Carvin DC 800 8 String

Strictly 7 Solar 8

Custom Strandberg Boden 8

Mayones Regius 7

Fender Percision bass

Ibanez SR505 bass

Peavy T 40 Bass



Yamaha Upright

Moog Voyager

Kurzwiel K2600

Fender Rhodes Mark 1


EVH 5150 III Head

Fractal Audio Systems Axe-Fx II

Laney TT50H Head

Orange Dual Terror Head

Peavy 5150 Head

Vox AC 30


B-52 4x12 Cab

Peavy "Metal Grille" 4x12 Cab

Peavy "Joe Satriani Signature" Cab

Marshall 1964A Cab

Mesa 4x12 Cab (vintage 30's)



Radial Stereo DI Box

Radial JCR Studio ReAmper

Axiom 25 Midi Keyboard

Novation Impulse 49 Midi Keyboard

Maschine 2

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1100 Grant Street

Akron, OH 44301

(330) 258-9030


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