OCT 14, 2020 Studio Update
If you follow me on Instagram and you've been wondering why you haven't seen any posts from me lately, that's because Instagram DEACTIVATED my account! I know, it's a real bummer, but I've created a new profile and you can follow me again. Also, I had the privilege of working with Brandon Bethel and Producer Steve Gansen, as well as Avery Marshall. Check out my new VLOG for an inside look!
SEPT 18, 2020 Studio Update
I've been working on a few different projects lately. Make sure you watch my latest VLOG post to see what's been going on here in the studio! If you want to work with me in the studio, whether it be Full Production, Online Mixing or Mastering, please take a moment to fill out my Artist Production Plan and I'll respond back with a personalized proposal based on your projects needs!
Hi, my name is Stephen Adwell. After graduating college in 2009 with a degree in Recording Arts, I started AMR Studio in 2010 in an incredibly small bedroom in a house my wife and I rented. Remember those days when you were a child building blanket forts? Well, that's exactly what I used to do to build makeshift isolation booths. I would hang the thickest comforters with nails all around, enclosing vocalists in a claustrophobic sweat lodge. Many breaks were needed to prevent panic attacks!
In 2012, my wife had a job transfer to Houston, TX, so we relocated. Shortly after arriving and settling in, I found a rehearsal studio that I rented and set up shop. It was extremely hard running a recording studio where a metal band would start rehearsing next door in the middle of a tracking session. Lucky for me, my room was right next to the entrance so I was able to convince most bands to take extra long smoke breaks so I could finish tracking. It got to the point I learned every band's rehearsal schedule so I could book clients in between those times.
After a year of living in Houston my wife and I bought our first house in which I convinced her to let me convert the garage into a studio. We gutted the garage and built my first legitimate sound proof home studio. After building this sweet new spot my business grew at a rapid pace.
Unfortunately, in April of 2016, my wife and I became victims of flood damage from what was coined the Tax Day Flood, as it happened on Tax Day. For months, with the help of friends and family, I tirelessly rebuilt our home and studio with my bare hands! We couch hopped for awhile until we eventually moved into a small camper trailer in the driveway. Needless to say, my wife made sure I finished the bedroom repairs first so we could at least sleep in our own bed again.
Once everything was rebuilt I reopened and business continued to grow only to be dismantled by Hurricane Harvey. Not more than 16 months after the Tax Day Flood, we lost our home and business again to at least five feet of category five water! Call me stubborn or a glutton for punishment, but not even two back to back floods could stop me from conquering my dreams!
We packed up what little we had left and eventually found ourselves in Tulsa, OK where we seized the opportunity to rebuild a new and improved studio with the mission to help you create music in a way that captivates listeners and cultivates A New Era of Music!