About the Amusement Park Recording Studio

Real Records.  That’s what the Amusement Park Recording Studio delivers. Based in Lubbock, Texas, the Amusement Park is a creative center for independent musicians. Specializing in raw, earthy, real recording, the Amusement Park is a studio designed to enhance your creativity.

Home of guitarist, visual artist, and record producer Scott Faris, the Amusement Park features the best of both recording worlds: tons of vintage gear coupled with the best modern recording has to offer. ProTools HDX with 32 Channels of I/O, Neve, API, Amek, RCA, Hammond, Marshall, Fender, Sequential Circuits, Neumann, AKG, Shure, TL Audio, Blue, Hanks, Genelec, Bogner, Gibson, Martin, PRS… we’ve got the real stuff. Stuff music is made with. Stuff records are made with. Real records. The kind that make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.

From rock to country, classical to blues, metal to mariachi, rap to pop, jazz to folk, the Amusement Park records it all. And we do it really well. Just check out the sounds we’ve created for our clients.

Most recently, Scott Faris produced, engineered and mixed the album Homeland Insecurity for Flatland Cavalry.  Not stopping at the record, Scott designed, colorized, helped illustrate, and co-author (with Cleto Cordero) the accompanying Homeland Insecurity Comic Book.  Scott also produced, recorded and mixed their debut EP, Come May,  and Flatland’s breakout album Humble Folks, which made it to #2 on the iTunes Country Charts, charted in Billboard Magazine, and netted the 2016 CDX Texas Charts #1 song of the year for the Single “One I Want.” Other notable clients include the Jenni Dale Lord Band (we’re currently working on our fourth album for Jenni), Jordan Robert Kirk, the Randall King Band, Armstrong, X Factor Finalist Hannah Jackson, world-renowned classical guitarist David Brandon, (two albums and recordings of David for Hal Leonard Publishing’s Christopher Parkening Method Books), Bobby Bookout (including the recent album “B“),  the Thrift Store Cowboys, Waiting To Derail, One WolfCary Banks (of the Maines Brothers), the Silent Wings Museum, and many more.

A lot of studios have good gear. And a lot of studios can track your music. But the rubber hits the road when it comes to mixing. That’s why bands from as far away as Portland, Austin, and Dallas send their tracks to the Amusement Park. Our mixes don’t sound local. They sound national. Got a heavy vibe? We know how to create a crushing mix where the kick, snare and guitars blow your mind. Prefer acoustic music? Our mixes are open, clear and rich with air on top and a solid bottom end that grabs your soul. But don’t take our word for it. Listen.

Scott and his wife, composer and pianist Amy Faris, also compose music for film and TV.  Their works Metropolis Elektro and Between earth and Sky (the later film was nominated for a Lonestar Emmy).

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FAQ

Our book rate is $75/hr. for studio A (including engineer) and $45/hr. for studio B (including engineer). Contact us regarding day rates. We also offer special rates for engineers who want to rent the studio out to bring in their clients. Call (806) 787-2636 or contact us here for more info.
Yes. If you are an engineer, we offer special engineer rates if you want to work out of our studio. All engineers must be pre-approved by our owner. Call or contact us here for more info.
We consider 10 hours a full day of recording. If you go over 10 hours, additional charges may apply.
If you want to work with Scott, he charges book rate. We do, however, have several engineers at the studio who work at cheaper rates, offer specials, etc. We also have a studio B rig that is considerably cheaper. Call (806) 787-2636 or contact us here for more details.
Yes! Qualified engineers are welcome to rent the Amusement Park Studio. Call us at (806) 787-2636 or contact us here and we’ll give you a tour and a quick training session on how everything’s wired, etc. It’s pretty logical and a good engineer should be up and running in no time. All engineers must be pre-approved by our owner.
Basically, Scott or one of the other staff engineers has to know them and approve them. We want to meet any engineer who works here. We’ll help them get the layout and wiring of the studio down.
The only additional charges that you might incur are: 1. If you want us to purchase a hard drive for you to back up your session on. We charge $125 (not including sales tax) for this. Or you can just bring your own drive and we’ll back it up for you. 2. Drum head fee. If you’re planning on using our drum kit for your project, we do charge a $50 drum head fee for whole albums. It’s $25 for an EP and $10 for an individual song.
Of course! We’ve got more toys than you can imagine, and you’re welcome to use everything we’ve got!
Sure! Call or text us at (806) 787-2636 or contact us here, and we’ll schedule a time to give you a full tour. Please don’t just “drop by”. The Amusement Park is not a walk-in business.
Yes. We’ve recorded hundreds of tracks. You can listen here.
We’re music freaks. We record every style imaginable. And we do it very well.  From rap to rock, Texas country to jazz, blues to death metal, hip-hop to classical, you name it, we love to record it. Give us a ring and we’ll set up a listening session so you can hear our work first-hand and get a tour while you’re at it!
Depending on the schedule, sometimes we can arrange for you to come in and set up/mic the drums the night before. We do consider this as billable time, as we have to be there working.
Absolutely! We’ve composed and recorded tons of voiceovers, jingles and corporate music spots, and done soundtracks, surround mixing, and ADR for feature films and television.
We have an agreement with South Plains College for all of our internship positions. If you’re an upper level SPC Sound Tech student, contact your advisor for more information.  We occasionally take on marketing interns, as well.
Once in a while we do hire a new engineer. However, we are always looking for freelance engineers who want a studio to work out of! Found a band you love and you need a place to record them? Call us or contact us here. We’ll work out a deal where you can use the studio and make money yourself.
Absolutely. Scott typically makes several trips to Austin, Texas, and Colorado annually, but he doesn’t mind traveling anywhere to make a good record! Lots of times a band will work with Scott in another city and then he’ll bring the tracks back to the Amusement Park for mixing. Call (806) 787-2636 or contact us here for more info.