Established in 1980, Lion Studios is one of the few studios in South East Asia that, while being one of the first studios in the region to embrace digital technology in 1985, has also chosen to retain it’s analogue capabilities.
With producers and artists worldwide “re-discovering" the sonic advantages of tracking on analogue, this enables us to give bands that authentic fat, warm sound that is impossible to obtain when working purely in the digital domain.
Lion Studios was set-up by PolyGram Records in 1980 to serve the needs of the company’s regional production projects. For 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.
With acoustics by world renowned studio designer Jeff Cooper, 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 the late great pianist Bubi Chen from Indonesia. Among the many “Classical" music artists who have put their trust in us over the years 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.
Local productions include the Sound Track for the 1998 movie “Forever Fever", as well as albums for many local Singapore groups and solo artists including “The Sugarflies", “Lilac Saints", “Humpback Oak", “White Eagle", “Cosmic Spiders", “Heritage" and, more recently, “The Cave" amongst others.