Monster Studios

Nashville, TN

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About this pro

I am a music producer with a studio in the East Nashville neighborhood of Nashville. I specialize in organic singers and songwriters who need an excellent recording of their material. My recordings have been licensed worldwide and have been released on major label releases.

I am a multi-instrumentalist with over 30 years of experience playing drums, guitar, bass, keyboards, banjo, as well as vocals.

Clients can come in with a song they wrote in their home and leave with a fully produced recording which is ready to be pitched to radio stations, for licensing, and sold digitally on services, like iTunes.

I work with the vision of the artist to create a product that they are proud to promote.


Nashville, TN 37216

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11 Reviews
  • Brandon C. Mar 3, 2014
    Brian is engineered and producing my 5 song EP and I can say without hesitation it has been one of the best experiences I've had in a studio. He's a true professional that knows how to get the best performances out of his artists and studio. World class recordings get done at Monster Studios.
  • Trista M. Feb 5, 2014
    I feel so lucky and blessed to have met Brian last year. Shortly after meeting him I felt very confident that recording my new EP would be nothing less than the best. In a year I have worked on two projects with him. He is great at taking ideas that are only half way completed and finishing them with magic. I am so grateful for the work that has been achieved at Monster Studios and I can't wait to add more to my catalog. Great producer, Engineer, musician, friend, and a very hard worker. Much Love!
  • Carolyn M. Jan 11, 2014
    Audio Recording
    Verified Review
    Brian and I recorded an eight song album in 3 months. Working with him was so easy, relaxed, and comfortable, unlike like any other studio experience I've had! He really takes the time to make sure it sounds right and it's what you want. To him, it's about the end product, not an hourly rate, which is why he charges per song. Not only that, but Brian is connected to some of the best musicians in Nashville (therefore, best in the world) and made my album sound like I spend $50K! I couldn't be more pleased and would definitely recommend him!
  • Madison W. Jan 11, 2014
    I started writing with Brian last summer with another friend of ours, Jasin Todd, from Shinedown. We would record all of our demos the day we wrote the song and then plan to go back to record the final tracks only to realize that the first recordings could not be topped. Brian is a genius at what he does and I always learn something new when I go over there. I can honestly say that after working and interning at a few studios on Music Row, recording at Brian's is one of the best studio experiences I have ever had. He is so comfortable to work with and the studio atmosphere makes you feel at home. I would definitely recommend Brian to anyone that is looking to record.
  • Will S. Jan 9, 2014
    I can't say enough good things about Brian Irwin...on the technical side, he is truly a Pro Tools wiz. Brian is extremely efficient behind the board and has a wide range of excellent gear at his fingertips. On the creative side, his suggestions and advice on arrangements, insturmentation, etc. reallly took our recordings to the next level. In addition to his professionalism, he is just really fun to hang out with and an overall great guy. Funny as hell, too! Highly reccomended! -Will Stewart
  • Steven N. Jan 8, 2014
    Brian has been nothing but FANTASTIC. He and I have done a few projects together now and i have nothing but great things to say about him and his work.
  • Scarborough J. Jan 8, 2014
    Brian is an excellent producer . He hears the music and understands the music the artist is trying to create.pricing is very reasonable .There is no wasted time. he gets you in makes great music and gets you out with an excellent product. I would put him up there with the very best producers in nashville.
  • Mataji B. Sep 30, 2013
    This is going to sound corny but working with Brian Irwin at Monster Studios in Nashville, TN has been a dream come true. I couldn't have asked for a cooler, stress free, near magical experience! At the recommendation of a mutual friend, listening to his work and from other superb testimonials here on Thumbtack, I took the leap and flew from LA to Nashville to knock out my first EP over a five day stretch. Not only is the studio top notch and super comfortable, being able to record live analog into digital was something I was hoping for and he was a pro at getting the best sound and performance out of myself and all of the musicians involved, which by the way he hand picked and they were phenomenal. That said, he has access to some of the best musicians in town and we all had a blast. If you want to be in a creative space where the folks there are in it for more than just the dough, this is the place. No pretensions and a lot of love. Not to mention there are 18 incredible trees on the property! It's extremely beautiful and peaceful - the ideal setting to cut a record. In my opinion, Brian Irwin is a super cool, down to earth, crazy smart, gifted and well seasoned (and inhumanly humble) musician, producer, engineer and post production whiz. Nicest guy you'll ever meet and fun to work with. From the pre-production and planning to the post-production and mastering, he afforded me the patience and support to help me create with ease while at the same time maintaining a super professional environment and is no nonsense when it comes to getting the job done - on time. He's also very keen on what the music calls for in any given situation and as a producer is very open to and invites direction and isn't at all an ego tripper like so many musicians and producers can be....I'm just sayin'. As a recording engineer, he's super knowledgable, which allowed us to get a lot of work done effortlessly in a short amount of time. The sound quality on my album is crystal clear, warm and turned out even more incredible than I could have imagined. As a first time recording artist, I feel really lucky to have had him as my guide on this project. It was really important for him to know that I left with something I loved and was happy with. I feel this is a unique quality for someone in his position to hold and it made things all the more inspiring to feel that kind of support, right to the end when I was emailing him notes from LA and he was right there with me til I gave him the final green light. Did I mention that his rates are exceptionally reasonable for the quality that he delivers?! That said - I highly recommend any artist fly in from anywhere on the planet to record in this incredible space with this super gifted man. I certainly hope to be able to do it again soon. Kudos!
  • Laura P. Aug 29, 2013
    If you're looking for a top-quality well-produced cd, you need to work with Brian! He makes you feel at home and allows you to create and record in a wonderful environment. He gives constructive feedback and always gives you the final say on the finishing touches. I plan on recording and working with Brian for many more projects to come! Brian is talented, patient, has a great sense of humour, and he really knows how to cook too!! He is trustworthy, encouraging, optimistic and fair. Being a girl in the music industry isn't always easy. I would recommend working with Brian because he makes you feel comfortable and is very respectful of your needs without any phony or off-side crap! Looking to create a hit!! Brian Irwin is the way to go!
  • India R. Apr 1, 2013
    Brian Irwin is a genius. Seriously. My experience working with him on my most recent album was amazing. He can play just about anything and he makes a superior sound and product. I can't wait to do the next one with him.
  • Michael R. Mar 28, 2013
    Brian is a total professional, very experienced, gets very involved/interested in your project and never makes you feel rushed. He has great ideas, and also is willing to consider any ideas you might have no matter how "out there" the idea might be. As short or as long as it takes, he is committed to doing it right.