Lion Studios was set-up by Gramophone in 1958, and made popular by PolyGram Records in 1980 to serve the needs of the company’s regional production projects. Under PolyGram we have worked with artists such as Teresa Teng, Alan Tam (Hong Kong), Tracy Huang (Singapore/Taiwan), “Search", “Headwind", M. Nasir (Malaysia), Sho Jo Tai (Japan) and many more.
In 1990 the studio went independent. We established our Mastering Suite and expanded our client base to include artists from all major labels, from around the region and the world.
Today, artists and producers come to us not only from Singapore, but also from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and Australia, as well as from Europe and the USA.
Lion Studio’s acoustics was designed by world renowned studio designer Jeff Cooper and with it our Studio 1 has gained a world wide reputation as a first class ‘live’ recording facility – ideal for Rock & Pop, ‘live’ acoustic Jazz and small Classical combinations.
As well as the artists listed above, our studios have hosted Jazz stalwarts Charlie Haden, Al Foster, Emily Saxe, Grammy award winners Ernie Watts & Bob James, Greg Chako & Ernie Ranglin (both guitarists) from the USA, as well as vocalist Yvonne Walter & Baritone Saxophonist Pim Dijkstra from Europe and pianist Bubi Chen from Indonesia.
Singapore’s well-known jazz musician Jeremy Monteiro has recorded at least a dozen of his albums at Lion Studios in addition to playing session piano on many of the pop albums recorded here by artists like Teresa Teng, Tracy Huang, The Alleycats, Headwind and M.Nasir.
Among the many “Classical" music artists who have put their trust in us are Swiss composer Heinrich Schweizer, Singapore based composer conductor & educator Dr Robert Casteels, The National Youth Orchestra of Singapore, The Symphonic Wind Orchestra, The New Festival Orchestra, concert pianist Tedd Joselson, Guitarists Hucky Eichelmann and Guiliano Belotti, and the Singapore combination known as “Emis IV". Not to forget Singapore’s own piano prodigy Clare Yeo.
Local, Singapore, productions include the Sound Track for the 1998 movie “Forever Fever", as well as albums for many local Singapore groups including “The Sugarflies", “Lilac Saints", “Humpback Oak", “White Eagle", “Cosmic Spiders", and “Heritage" amongst others.
Our Mastering Room is renowned throughout the region with productions coming to us for that final polish from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia & of course Singapore. Projects entrusted to us include albums by “Funk Section" & “Andre Hehanusa" (Indonesia), “Nittaya" (Thailand) as well as “Kit Chan" from Singapore.
Why Choose Lion Studios?
We understand that every work of art is highly personal and it would be best to work in a professional studio environment to be fully immersed in the process to achieve great results and memories that will last a lifetime.
Warm Analogue Sound
For over 39 years we have been providing high quality audio recording for commercial release, firstly for PolyGram Records and later for local & regional record labels and individuals.
Our Engineers have years of experience and have worked with countless number of clients and commercially released productions.
We offer you, first and foremost, a fully equipped, professionally designed recording environment, with professional equipment operated by professional engineers, and coming complete with most of the basic musical instruments, including Drums, Guitar and Bass Amplifiers, Synthesizers, Sequencers, and Grand Piano at no extra charge.
Our Main Studio is able to accommodate anywhere up to 70 persons.
If you require Composition or Musical Arrangement services we have freelance Composers and Arrangers/Programmers working with us.
If you require the services of professional “session musicians" to help you out in your production, we can also source these musicians for you.
Musicians at Once
Our wide range of clientele ranging from audio, video, film and events!