Sound Temple Recording Studios

elevate your sound for the world to hear


“Recently recorded ‘Urban Sunset’ with my band at STS. What an amazing studio to have right here in Asheville. World class is the only adjective that comes to mind. Robert George was so much more than the owner/engineer. Robert had a vision for my music that exceeded even my own expectations in much the same way that George Martin’s vision for the Beatles exceeded theirs.”

Robert Thomas

Unbelievable value! Robert’s technical expertise, artistic sensibilities, and commitment to the project combined with Sound Temple’s pristine acoustic space, instruments, and gear will be sure to take your project to a level above what you envisioned possible. Undoubtably, some of my fondest memories as a musician were in this space. Would highly recommend!

Eric McQuitty –

The Sound Temple is a wonderful place to make and record music. Robert George is a consummate recording professional and brings a lovely artistic sensibility to all he touches.

As a long time Nashville Songwriter I spend most of my life in sound studios. None, in my experience, do a better job than The Sound Temple,  and none have better ‘ears’ watching over things than Robert George.

Washuntara –

Working with Robert George is a major WIN every single time. His musical genius, his savvy with his state of the art recording equipment, his musician contacts around Asheville, his patience and extraordinary care in editing & mixing and his very reasonable fees all combine to make the recording experience rewarding, fun and successful beyond expectation.

I know the business well, have worked with many engineers, and Robert George is a real find, a genuine artist with passion for his craft and a great set of ears. He doesn’t miss a thing! Sound TempleStudios, THANK YOU for turning our show’s demo into gold. Robert, you totally ROCK.

Dorothy Papadakos

Sound Temple is a beautiful, pristine space to record in. I loved working there and really look forward to the next opportunity I have to get back to that room!

Silas Durocher

Great engineer, great drum kit and it has a pro, clean and classy vibe! One of the best studios I’ve had the honor of recorded in!

Alan Halldrummer -

Through three full-length solo projects that I have done at Sound Temple Studio, Robert has become a trusted friend. The state of the art studio is very much “an instrument,” used well in the hands of someone so capable. Robert works toward perfection, and gets it. It has always been a grand experience working with Robert George at Sound Temple Studio.

David Wiseman

Sound Temple Studios provides a most gratifying experience for professional level audio recording. With the best of equipment and organization, it’s all customly arranged and well prepared to suit the individual needs of the client. Windows everywhere create a wide open feeling with excellent visual access to the control room. A cozy apartment across the hall promises an inviting space to rest and refocus during breaks. 
Performing on the Yamaha C6 grand is an unforgettable experience all on its own! Playing this piano is like looking into a mirror and seeing a clear reflection of your own heart and soul staring right back at you. The sound it delivers is beyond radiant!
Robert is a master at what he does – a very seasoned expert in the art of sound. His hospitable greeting makes his clients feel at home and comfortable throughout the recording session. He’s an excellent coach for beginners – positive and upbeat! His standards and expectations are at the top. Client satisfaction is a priority for him when it comes down to the final mastered audio production.

Christie Stills


Working with Robert was a pleasure. His love of music, combined with immense audio expertise and a warm and generous personality made this project a joy. His studio is a beautiful space to work in, and his pride and work ethic was obvious. I felt confident that he cared deeply about my songs. Highly recommended!
Vince Floriani, Jr. Vince Jr Band –

When researching and selecting an engineer to record our band, we looked at the studios past clientele, recordings, and rates. A stunningly attractive studio made a great impression as well! We were pleased by the list of artists that Robert George has worked with, which became the deciding factor for us. 
Robert not only was able to capture our sound and produce a great record, but also coached us in becoming better musicians as well. Robert was easy to work with and was very meticulous with his work.
The New Rustics

I worked with Robert of Sound Temple Studios for the first time to have him master my latest album release and was absolutely impressed not only with his sonic wizardry during the mastering process, but to me the most important asset was his impeccable communication and transparency during the entire process. 

Robert kept excellent tabs on the mastering process with me via phone calls and filled me in when there were technical clarifications that were needed to get the absolute best product based on my needs and his abilities.

My album was a multi-genre creation and he was able to get every track sounding rich, deep, warm and present while honoring my need for a loud master. Highly recommended to audiophiles, musicians, bands and all needing 5-star service!

Matthew Jaidev

Robert really works to get the best sound possible!  This has been true with tracks recorded at Sound Temple Studios and with projects already recorded which I have brought to him.

The sound of the piano is excellent, the monitoring system is superb and Robert is very easy to work with. – Richard Shulman, pianist/composer, RichHeart Music

Richard Shulman
RichHeart Music

I’ve recorded several full length albums at Sound Temple studio in Asheville. Robert George has put together a very nice space with excellent gear. The vibe is great and totally professional.

It’s always a joy to spend time at Sound Temple!

Jeff Sipe

From the moment you step into Sound Temple Studios, you know that you are in a special place. The thought and execution that went into the recording space is exceptional. I appreciated the focus on the creative experience that is possible, only when the technical side of things is flawless. Sound Temple gives the recording artist every tool to get the job done and I can’t imagine ever coming out of there without an outstanding result.

Jim Arrendell –
Singer, songwriter, producer, session musician

The Sound Temple gets it done right. Robert has created a beautiful space that makes everyone feel comfortable and welcomed. You can spend all day in there and not miss being outside. He has great gear and he knows how to use it. All the isolation rooms have great sight-lines….this is something a lot of studios overlook and it is so important.

Zack Page – bass player
One Leg Up
Hard Bop Explosion
Bill Bares Trio
Eve Haslam and Satin Steel
The Archrivals

I had the great pleasure to work with Robert at Sound Temple for a multimedia project with The Bob Moog Foundation and my giant 22-oscillator modular Moog synthesizer (aka “The Wall of Doom”). Robert is a tremendous talent, a super fastidious personality whose attention to detail goes into everything from his recording and mixing work to the beautiful design and maintenance of the studio to the simple — but critical — details like the cleanliness of the kitchen and general welcoming feel of the studio. Sound Temple is a truly creative place where artists can be at their best in the capable care of Robert George.

Erik Norlander
keyboardist, producer, sound designer

Sound Temple Studios was a great experience for making a record. Robert has a second sense for what is needed when tracking a project. He will give just enough input so that he’s not stifling the process, only helping it along. He payed such great attention to the construction of these rooms that he knows every corner and surface in the studio. So many times I’ve worked with an engineer who was just “punching the clock” and didn’t really have their heart invested in the project or the studio. Not Robert. His intention is to use the room and the artist to their full potential, unlocking amazing sounds and results. I’m definitely going back.

Mike Ashworth, Session Instrumentalist and Producer,

Robert George is a top notch engineer and producer, and Sound Temple Studios a gloriously cozy, beautifully appointed, spiritually suffused and sonically superb space! Come get some serious work done, be inspired, comfortable, and court the muse — and feel confident about the end result.

Billy Jonas – Singer-songwriter –

I couldn’t have been happier with my time with and results from Robert George and Sound Temple Studios. From the relaxing vibe, to the high end gear, to that beautiful Yamaha grand – I hope to be back there soon.

Greg Varney, Contemporary Christian Singer/songwriter/piano player

I selected Robert George and Sound Temple Studio for my CD project for many reasons. First of all- Robert is the total package, with expertise as a highly efficient sound engineer/mixer and an experienced producer with great ears. He guided me from song development and CD concept to hiring the right musicians and co-production. Sound Temple studio is a beautiful space with first class equipment,-not to mention buddhas and salt lamps- and a delicious sounding Yamaha grand. PS: For those of you like me, who tend to get stressed-out in the studio, Robert can also be a great friend with just the right words to say at the right time.

Paula Hanke Singer/songwriter –

Great facilities in a quiet and peaceful setting! Robert was gracious and very accommodating in every way! LOVED the Yamaha C6! One of the finest studios in the region and most definitely in Asheville, NC!

 David S. Gaines, Pianist, Writer and Arranger

Recording at the Sound Temple was a wonderful experience. Robert got the sound I was looking for, and the facility is out of sight!

Jon Stickley with Jon Stickley Trio –

From song selection to rewriting & arranging, key and tempo selection, guide track determination (just in case), to the hand-picked ensemble we recorded with in Nashville, I relied on Robert’s hands-on studio guidance & technical expertise. Robert oversaw every decision and delivered the most rewarding musical experience of my life. He was not only able to “bring forth” my creativity, he has transformed my vision of my music and what I am ultimately capable of doing with it. It was the best investment of time, capital, and faith that I have ever made. If you want to live your dream, you will need a guide. Robert is mine.

Deater Kelley –

We booked a day at Sound Temple to do the final mixing and listening for the new Fourchestra record. The monitors there are like listening through an audio microscope, which makes it easier to make really musical decisions when it comes to mixing. Not to mention, the comfortable working environment!

Jonathan Scales –

It is always a pleasure to do recording sessions at Sound Temple Studios. The combination of a sonically delightful room and great gear run by Robert’s expertise make my instruments sound rich.

River Guerguerian – Percussionist –

I’ll soon be completing my first CD, which I recorded at Sound Temple Studios. I’ve learned a ton and I’m grateful for the whole experience. Robert listens with great care, during recording and in post, to the sound spectrum created by the various instruments and voices and is meticulous about optimizing everything he can at each point along the production path. The Yamaha piano is a total dream to play and to listen to once recorded. Robert and I had many healthy dialogs around a wide range of artistic choices, and he was good about sharing his perspective and explaining it whenever I asked. I think the CD genuinely reflects the best of both of our contributions and I’m extremely well pleased with the results!

Daniel Barber – Singer/songwriter –


I am really digging the vibe, professionalism, and musicality of these sessions.

I hope we can make this a habit for any of your drumming (and production) needs for corporate, network, artists, and anything.

I’ve played on hundreds of recordings and I have had the most relaxing, creative, most production driven ideas openly accepted, and honestly the most fun sessions in my career with your studio, atmosphere, and your producer demeanor. You are a gift to the session musician that ventures beyond the studio to reach beyond the goal. Good for all of us!

Ray said once. “there are FOUR producers watching your back”. He was right. AND we all approve of your technique, skill, and ideas.

We all are producers but understand how to give YOU what YOU need to realize the clients vision and create what YOU and THE CLIENT see as the project.

Thank you for asking us and using our ideas for this project.

When it is all said and done, I will be proud to BUY this record.

Darrell Nut – Drummer –



You have an amazing gift for correct sound and a phenomenal ear. I have never worked with a music producer before, but I truly feel I’m working with one of the best. You’ve been able with your talent to push and pull the best from me as a songwriter and as a musician, and I am certainly not extremely gifted at either, but I’ve always felt my music had something to say and I’ve always wanted to really say it, and through you and with you it is coming to fruition big time. Thank you!!!!!!!!

Spenceer Clark – Singer/Songwriter


“We’ve just listened the first version of mastering you did for our CD, and it sounds fantastic! We’re very happy with the overall sound, volume level, spacing, etc. I think this is the final version”.

Ian Ridenhour – Drummer/Piano Player/Singer/Songwriter –