Top Hat Recording is a music recording studio located in Knoxville, Tennessee. We have an extensive collection of vintage analog equipment and instruments that we use in conjunction with Pro Tools digital audio software. We specialize in recording musicians playing live in the studio.

Top Hat Recording opened for business in Austin, Texas in 1996, and moved to a new, purpose-built facility in Knoxville in 2016. The 3800 square foot studio is located on 10 secluded acres, and was built to feel like a 1920’s Arts and Crafts style home. It has a large Steven Durr designed control room with multiple monitoring options. The studio has isolated technical power and studio specific HVAC systems for a comfortable and quiet recording experience. The main live room features 20 foot ceilings, wood floors, and a large stone fireplace. There are 4 isolation booths. A full kitchen, lounge with pool table, and large front porch are accessible to clients at all times.

Top Hat is 5 minutes from downtown’s many restaurants and venues, and 15 minutes from McGhee-Tyson Airport.

We work by appointment only.

Please contact us for more information.