• Sawtelle Recording Studio

Brian Hunter

Swallow Hill Music’s Denver recording studio is run by Brian Hunter. Brian is formally trained in the art of sound recording. He studied music technology at the University of Colorado at Denver, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Industry Studies. Brian has more than 20 years of experience in the studio and in concert settings.

Music recorded by Brian can be heard on countless local demo & CD projects, and even on regional radio and Grammy-nominated albums. He also runs live sound in the Daniels Hall and Tuft Theatre, where he has worked with acts like Tommy Emmanuel, Guy Clark, John Oats and Roger McGuinn.

In addition to being an engineer, Brian is also a musician. With guitar, bass, and keyboard abilities, he can both contribute to sessions musically and use his musician’s perspective to gain insight and understanding about what’s being recorded. No matter your project needs, Brian has the knowledge and skills necessary to assist you.

Pricing: $50/hour for non-members, $45/hour for members

Studio Gear & Equipment

  • Tascam DM-4800

  • Cakewalk by Bandlab
  • Sony Sound Forge/CD Architect
  • MOTU 2408mkIII PC Interface
  • Alesis Masterlink ML9600
  • Tascam CD-RW700
  • Alesis ADAT XT (3)

  • Genelec 8050B
  • Behringer Truth B2031

  • Neumann KM184
  • AKG C414-TLII (2)
  • AKG C460-B (2)
  • AKG C451-E (2)
  • AKG D330-BT
  • Shure SM58
  • Shure SM57 (7)
  • Oktava MK-219
  • Oktava MK319
  • Countryman A-11
  • Audio Technica ATM-25
  • Audio Technica PRO-37R
  • Countryman Type 85 DI Box
  • Demeter VTDB-2 Tube DI Box
  • Signal Flex DI Box (6)

  • Waves Gold 13.0
  • Ixotope RX9???

  • Mackie HM-400 Headphone Amp (3)
  • Behringer Powerplay Pro HA4600 Headphone Amp (3)
  • Audio Technica ATH-M30 Headphones (7)
  • Sony MDR-V6 Headphones
  • Power conditioning by FurmanSound
  • Sound treatment by Auralex

For more info, call Brian at 303-725-9489 or

email him

Beloved musician and member of the Hot Rize band, the late Charles Sawtelle had a long history with Swallow Hill Music, even before it became Swallow Hill. Over the years, Charles put together a fabulous recording studio in Boulder. In 1998, thanks to the generosity of his estate, Swallow Hill Music made sure that his legacy will endure.