elstudio is the destination recording studio located in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. The facility caters to artists, bands and various kinds of productions that require an exclusive, private environment for writing, recording, mixing, rehearsing and pre/post-production.
Our unique location offers a lot of private space for our clients to relax and create, while being far away from the hustle and demanding intensity of their regular professional environments.
The Villa room to accommodate 10 people, including a private apartment on top of the studio. We arrange the full itinerary for our clients: lockout studio, in-house engineer, lodging, catering, shuttles, local transport (ATV/Car rental), surf lessons, tours, fishing trips, etc... On request we provide an on-site Spa service and world class catering.
The recording studio consists of three main rooms. A live room (35sqm), control room (25sqm) and a small booth (3sqm) all of which were designed by George Augspurger. Artists can simply fly in and rehearse, write or do pre production for an upcoming album or tour. There is a full backline available and specific instruments that are not currently at elstudio can be obtained on short notice as required. Between sessions artists can take a dip in our private swimming pool, enjoy the warm Pacific Ocean (only 800 m away), drink a fresh fruit smoothie on the beach, read in a hammock, have a surf session or take a yoga class. Afterwards, play a new take or listen to your mix with a fresh and clear mind.
Enjoy wonderful Costa Rican jungle & ocean views from both the control room and live room. The rest of the house is discretely integrated as being part of elstudio, with tie, speaker and cue lines, including the 8m high living room and resonant bathroom.
The philosophy of our destination recording studio extends beyond simple recording into lifestyle and wellbeing. Our belief, based on our own experience, is that creativity born from nature creates greater inspiration and awareness.