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14 Best Podcast Studios to Rent in Los Angeles

15 Top Podcast Studios to Rent in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a city built on the intersection of dreams and determination. For over a century, millions of people have proven that the judicious application of creativity and hard work can literally make imagination into reality. The media born in this capital of worldwide innovation has enthralled billions and started a process by which art forms have given rise to new art forms on a regular basis.

Podcasting is part of the newest wave of expression. A hybrid of radio and talk shows delivered across the latest tech-enabled channels to our ears. The podcast has rapidly become its own unique audio form, with brands and businesses now capitalizing on the medium as a way to engage with and advertise to new audiences.

If you’re one of these brands, looking to jump into the podcasting space, please know that one of the keys to launching and growing a great podcast is the quality of audio you produce. Acoustic soundproofing can do wonders, as can solid microphones.

But, if you’re recording in your basement, conference room, or office, it’s unlikely you’ll produce the best possible show. The good news is there are plenty of podcast studios in LA that will host your recording sessions, as well as offer you in house production help to make the podcast recording process easy.

These are 14 studios you can rent right now to help launch your podcast. We’ve listed them by alphabetical location in the greater LA area, from Beverly Hills to Marina Del Rey and everywhere in between. 

These studios are not exhaustive of what you can find in Los Angeles, but they represent the wide range of available services and different settings you can find in the city. We have also included a relative price range that will let you quickly compare costs at a glance: $, $$, $$$

15 Top Podcast Studios to Rent in Los Angeles

 

1. Melrose Podcasts

Location: Downtown LA, 8019 1/2 Melrose Ave #5 Los Angeles, CA 90046

Melrose Podcasts is a small, well-designed podcast studio that hosts up to 5 people. The room is designed to look and feel good without hindering audio quality. You can be at ease here, knowing that your audio will come out perfectly every time.

How do you describe your studio to people?

We offer a top of the line podcast studio that has rivals the quality of the world’s top podcasts but at a much lower cost.

What sets your studio(s) apart from other podcast recording studios?

We are different because we are run by professional comedians and podcasters. We are also equipped with a full showroom so you can have a live audience.

How would your customers describe your studio?

We have strong relationships with our customers, their success is very important to us. We want their podcast to grow because it makes us look good, and establish our brand.

How much does it cost to reserve podcast recording time?

Our rates differ based on the type of podcast you are looking for. If you just want to do audio, we charge $100/hr and that includes the studio with an engineer, $200 for single cam, and if you looking for a full-on production $300 for multicam. We also have a budget option. If we trust them and know they respect the place, they can come in and record themselves, it’s just a $50 equipment rental fee.

Can you provide video production services in tandem with audio recording? 

Yes, we have 3, 4K cameras, and 5 Mics, so you can record Multicam.

What is included in the cost of the podcast recording session?

For audio and or video we provide our studio and an engineer, you leave with audio and video files. We also offer editing services for an additional cost.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B6ZEsE1AR9-/

 

2. Play Mkrs Podcast Meeting Space

Location: Montebello, Rosemead, CA

If you’re laid back, you’ll enjoy a podcast space that is to. Play Mkrs provides an uncluttered and relaxed environment to record in, which can help you get great audio while kicking back. The studio provides audio equipment as well as camera equipment and lighting to be used for recording video.

How much does it cost to reserve podcast recording time?

Our rental rates start at $60.00 per hour of studio time, including all equipment.

Can you provide video production services in tandem with audio recording?

We do! We also provide extra microphones or equipment upon request. We can finalize your podcast video and audio.

What is included in the cost of the podcast recording session?

Our services comes complete with 2 ‘Studio Pro’ continuous soft boxed lights, 3 ‘Canon VIXIA HF R800 HD’ Camcorders for podcast setup or personal use, 2 ‘SHURE SM58’ Microphones with stands or arms, Zoom H6 4 track recorder, 8 track Behringer mixer, and big White Board available for whatever the occasion. 

 

3. Western Sound Podcast Recording Studio

Location: 453 S. Spring St. Ste #1130, Los Angeles, CA 90013, ‪(323) 250-6460‬

“It takes an awesome studio to make awesome podcasts,” and this studio has worked hard to be awesome as possible. It’s chic and natural design gives way to a perfectly sound-proofed recording room armed with Electro-Voice microphones and a studio hosted engineer.

How do you describe your studio to people?

Our studio offers a casual relaxed atmosphere that is a home away from home.

What sets your studio(s) apart from other podcast recording studios?

Western Sound creates high quality, original podcasts for podcast networks  We partner with non-audio storytellers to turn their ideas into stellar shows. We specialize in immersive storytelling — taking listeners on multi-episode journeys into rich, engaging worlds. In the past year, we’ve created, launched, or worked on five top-ten shows, including the #1 hits Dirty John, Young Charlie, and American History Tellers. We won a Webby Award. We racked up over 34 million downloads. In short, we are all about producing quality content.

How much does it cost to reserve podcast recording time?

Normal weekdays hour rental times (9 AM to 6 PM) are $100/hour with a dedicated engineer. Evenings and weekends are available at $125-150 / hour.

What is included in the cost of the podcast recording session?

You get a dedicated sound engineer with each session and equipment that includes: Wenger SoundLok Isolation Booth, 4 x Electro-Voice EV20 microphone, 4 x Sony MDR-8706 headphones, 1 Telephone line — cellular, not software / VOIP, Presonus Quantum Audio Interface, Avid Pro Tools 12, SoundDevices MixPre6, and Rode Rodecaster Pro.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp0NFeZFHek/

 

4. The Wave Podcasting Studio

Location: 230 S Poinsettia Pl Los Angeles, CA 90036

This beautifully designed podcast studio has a lavish look and is built for comfort. Optimized to instill confidence, it’s hard not to feel like you’re ready to say something important in this podcast studio. Modern furnishings, bright colors, and top-notch studio equipment make it easy to get lost in your craft when you’re recording from Wave Podcast Studio. Lauren Popish – Founder, The Wave Podcasting Studio

How do you describe your studio to people?

We spent a lot of time interviewing podcasters before building our studio, and we found that women have a lot more imposter syndrome and fear when it comes to recording a podcast. We decided to focus on creating a space that would make everyone, but particularly women, feel comfortable enough to speak confidently and share their stories with the world. As a result, our studio would be described as cozy, colorful, bright, and design forward. 

How would your customers describe your studio?

Our customers have described the studio as beautifully designed, thoughtful, and a safe and comfortable environment to record in. 

How much does it cost to reserve podcast recording time?

I’ve found that a lot of podcasters think they need an hour, but it runs over by about 15-30 minutes, so we allow podcasters to book by the half-hour. Our rate is $24/half hour or $48/hour. 

What is included in the cost of the podcast recording session?

Included in the rental is a welcome email that has the details of space, how to park, and even a vocal warm-up to use before recording. We have a sound engineer who gets the speakers set up and mixes the audio appropriately throughout the session. We offer spa water and seltzer – wine is available for purchase. We also have fun amenities that are meant to make guests feel comfortable like blankets, CBD gummies to calm nerves and free branded chapstick. We are all about making you feel comfortable in the studio so you can sound confident on the mic.

 

5. Apex Arts Studios

Location: 5526 Cleon Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91601

Apex Arts Studios Podcasting Studio is a budget-friendly, top-notch podcast studio that anyone could put to use. Providing great equipment and access to professionals to help with recording and engineering, there’s no reason not to record at this podcast studio.

How do you describe your studio to people?

Apex Arts Studios provides an amazing space to create and grow. We are conveniently located in North Hollywood, CA. 

What sets your studio(s) apart from other podcast recording studios?

We not only provide podcasting services, but you can also bring your vision to life with expertly designed film, music, and photography spaces.

How would your customers describe your studio?

Such a great place to create! From podcasting to recording our music video, Apex Arts Studios easily accommodate everything we need to make our production amazing!” – Rachel @kidsimaginenation, Creative Director, KIN

How much does it cost to reserve podcast recording time?

Our podcasting space starts at $40.00 per hour to rent, with a 10% discount for 10 or more hours.

Can you provide video production services in tandem with audio recording?

Yes, you can record your podcasts, submission videos, commentaries, audiobooks, video interviews, and more. A green screen will be available upon request. 

What is included in the cost of the podcast recording session?

The basic rental fee covers a 200+ sq ft acoustically-treated podcasting studio formatted with three Possible video backdrops, 4 Rode Dynamic broadcaster microphones, a Rodecaster Pro podcast production studio system, and a 55″ TCL Smart TV.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B-31uuIpae8/

 

6. Pro Audio LA Demo Rooms

Location: 1506 Railroad Street Glendale, CA 91204

Pro Audio LA’s podcast studio looks like something out of your favorite sci-fi film. Its post-modern interior design is sleek and slender, with an engineering room like a cockpit on a NASA shuttle. In recording rooms, the warm aesthetic creates a productive and energetic mood. The studio is armed to the teeth with audio equipment, stretching beyond podcasting and into the wider musical world. Jason Hanan – President, Pro Audio LA

What sets your studio(s) apart from other podcast recording studios?

As a dealer for high-end recording studio products for nearly a decade, naturally we were interested in the high-end solutions for podcasting and content creation.  We’ve used the best products for each part of the setup from the Omnirax height-adjustable Clover table with white, Corian countertop, to Yellowtec m!ka mic arms, to Shure SM7B mics, and Cloudlifters to make everything sound pristine.  The room has a really great vibe with the red walls and sexy Vicoustic acoustic treatment.  We’ve also got a skylight which adds to the lighting and ambiance.  It’s really a comfortable space where folks can feel at home but feel like they are in a professional space at the same time.

Can you provide video production services in tandem with audio recording?

We are equipped with a half dozen high-end video cameras including several Blackmagic Design 4K cameras as well as Sony 4K cameras.  We have Blackmagic Design Hyperdecks in the editing suite to be able to capture all the footage easily.  We’ve also got plenty of lighting as well as sliders and other toys to be able to capture really dynamic footage without a great deal of manpower.  Usually, we’ll have one engineer handling the audio and another engineer handling the cameras.

Describe your studios with as much color and detail as you’d like.

We create an environment where folks can feel comfortable and sound great.  The height-adjustable table means some people like sitting lower while others like to be at more of a barstool height.  Adjacent to the Podcast Room there is a Media Lounge with L-Shape sectional couch, a big ottoman, and an editing bay with a large display.  Here a production crew can also remotely monitor the audio and video from the Podcast Room to be able to produce & direct as needed.  4 headphone feeds are provided.  For a more casual setting, this Media Room with L-Shape sectional couch is also available to record Podcasts in.  Some folks just like relaxing on a comfortable couch, you know?

How much does it cost to reserve podcast recording time?

Our current rates are $100 per hour with an engineer for just audio recording and $50 per hour extra per camera if you want video footage as well.  So audio with (1) camera angle would be $150 per hour, (2) camera angles plus audio would be $200 per hour, etc.

What is included in the cost of the podcast recording session?

The rate includes an engineer as well as session files provided at the end of the recording session.  Files can be provided either by transferring to a USB or external hard drive provided by the customer, or we also have the option to send files via email using WeTransfer if that’s more convenient.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B_fujrHBKMH/

 

7. Open House in Lomita

Location: 1501 W Anaheim St Wilmington, CA 90744

“If you’ve got the goods, we’ve got the House,” Open House promises and they work very hard to deliver. Open House in Lomita is your home away from home, with the comfortable atmosphere of a well-kept home. Provide your equipment and they’ll provide whatever else, including a place to eat and more than a few places to rest.

How do you describe your studio to people?

Our studio is literally a comfy “open house” where you can come to set up and record your podcast if you need a nice, quiet place.

What sets your studio(s) apart from other podcast recording studios?

We provide a place for you to be creative. Along with our food and drink offerings, this helps you be free of any worries for your time so that you can focus on having the best recording session.

How much does it cost to reserve podcast recording time?

You can rent time at Open House in Lomita for $65.00 per hour with a 1.5 hour minimum. Thirty minutes of free set-up time comes with the price. You can also place orders for food and drinks which must be paid for prior to your arrival.

 

8. Podcast Room at the Motoring Club

Location: 4112 Del Rey Ave Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Do you like cars? Do you like leather couches? Do you like hardwood tables? Do you like professional quality audio while looking at cars from a leather couch or a hardwood table? The Podcast Room at the Motoring Club has all of the above, and for an affordable price tag.

How do you describe your studio to people?

The Motoring Club is a large, open communal workspace decorated with a huge collection of beautiful classic cars. The podcast room is a perfect accompaniment to space since it inspires so much excitement and creativity.

How much does it cost to reserve podcast recording time?

$75.00 will get you one hour of time in our podcast room.

What is included in the cost of the podcast recording session?

This is a do-it-yourself rig with no engineers or mixers on site. If you have an idea and audio recording software, you are ready to record here at the Motoring Club. We provide 4 Blue mics, 2 headsets (Sony MDR-V700 and Tascam TH-02), and a Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 audio interface.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BzyXYcvF46r/

 

9. Podcast Center LA

Location: 3625 Del Amo Blvd, Suite 350 Torrance, CA

Straight out of a movie, Podcast Center LA has a cinematic look and absolutely excellent equipment provided. It’s hard not to feel cool in this studio, which is reminiscent of so many great films. If you picture yourself in music videos on long drives, this is the studio for you.

How much does it cost to reserve podcast recording time?

We slashed our prices to make it super affordable for everyone during these unprecedented times. Full-service audio engineering and podcast sound editing is a relative steal at $2.00/minute with a one-hour minimum. This comes with a dedicated audio engineer, the raw audio, and the finished mixed recording.

Can you provide video production services in tandem with audio recording?

We do audio and video with live switching.  And you get the raw footage with the program out.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Buj7p8BAcXj/

 

10. Village Workspaces Podcasting Space

Location: 11845 W Olympic Blvd #1100, Los Angeles, CA 90064

Simple and effective, this studio is located within a coworking space. Coffee, tea, and engineers are provided. Access to others in the coworking space can create a fantastic creative environment for workshopping ideas alongside other creators.

How do you describe your studio to people?

The studio is located in a nice 11th-floor coworking space and includes free snacks, coffee, and tea.

How much does it cost to reserve podcast recording time?

We charge $175.00/hour WITH a sound engineer. We charge $85.00/hour WITHOUT a sound engineer. It is also $50.00 per hour extra for weekend rentals.

What is included in the cost of the podcast recording session?

Our equipment includes 5 Shure SM7B microphones, 4 Audio Technica headphones, a Behringer Mixer, Pro Tools, Adobe Audition, and a VO booth. There is an (extra) option to work with engineers on post-production.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BX8aLDnlgj8/

 

11. Burbank Podcast Studio

Location: 

In use all the time by Complex, there’s a reason media professionals like to use the Burbank Podcast Studio. This studio is equipped with top-notch audio equipment, studio lighting, and free WiFi, which can make things easier when it comes to getting on video or getting videos loaded up.

How do you describe your studio to people?

We offer a casual vibe. There is free parking and WiFi as well as access to kitchens, bathrooms, and lounge areas, and additional space throughout the building.

How much does it cost to reserve podcast recording time?

A one-hour session is $50.00, with a discount to $45 for multiple hours.

What is included in the cost of the podcast recording session?

We provide RODECaster Pro to support up to four presenters and offer easy connection to phone, USB, and Bluetooth sources; a TV monitor for podcasters to view media while recording a session; free Wifi; and professional studio lighting. A dedicated professional sound engineer is available for an added $75.00 per hour.

 

12. Third Wheel Podcast Studio

Location: 5670 Wilshire Blvd Suite 1825, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Located just outside of the La Brea Tar Pits, it’s difficult to miss Third Wheel if you’re moving around Los Angeles. The inside of this studio is like a disco, with great mood lighting, and its equipment is better than you could wish for. Third Wheel is a great destination for any podcast.

How do you describe your studio to people?

With a lobby on the 18th floor looking out over the Hollywood Hills, we put you right in the middle of the amazing world of LA.

What sets your studio(s) apart from other podcast recording studios?

Beyond basic video recording services, we also offer multi-camera live HD switching so you can stream across multiple platforms at the same time.

How would your customers describe your studio?

We are there to make sure you have a great experience and come away with an awesome podcast. Customers love our policy of offering late and weekend hour services.

How much does it cost to reserve podcast recording time?

Audio Only is $85/hr, Audio/Video is $110/hr, and Audio/Video/Live-Streaming is $160/hr. We also offer a variety of package deals, the best of which is a 3 Month Audio/Video Live Stream Package for $1650, which is more than $1900 in value. This gets you 12 one-hour Audio/Video Live Streaming sessions on platforms such as Youtube, Facebook, Twitch, etc. You can book the sessions on different dates/times.

What is included in the cost of the podcast recording session?

Aside from free coffee and wifi (who doesn’t love that?), every session comes with an in-house sound engineer and gets you professional NPR-level sound quality.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CEAA8bZAeHo/

 

13. Branded By Chemistry

Location: 154b Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles

Requiring a bit of work, Branded By Chemistry gives you all the tools you need to run your own show. This boutique podcast studio is not for the new and uninitiated, instead of catering to those of us who have obsessed over audio for a long time. The equipment is absolutely top-notch and goes above and beyond the needs of a normal podcast.

How do you describe your studio to people?

BBC is a unique creative + photography studio rental located in downtown Los Angeles. The goal for BBC was to create an atmosphere where creatives and individuals can produce quality media content in various settings or use the space for private events or gatherings.

How would your customers describe your studio?

Branded by Chemistry podcast studio rentals are for intermediate to advanced users.

How much does it cost to reserve podcast recording time?

Studio rentals start at $120.00 for two hours.

Can you provide video production services in tandem with audio recording?

We offer video services for product, promotional, commercial, music videos, crowdfunding, interviews, self-tape recordings, and other needs.

 

14. The Network Studios

Location: 5701 W. Slauson Ave. Suite 200 Culver City, CA 90230

The Network Studios gives you not only a space to record but the backing you need to succeed. Their consulting and VODcasting services are excellent for newer podcasters, and you should absolutely take advantage of it. The Network Studio caps off our list of the Best LA Podcast Studios because they’re a welcome home for everyone.

How do you describe your studio to people?

The Network Studios is a full-service recording studio specializing in Podcasts, VODcasts, Voiceover and On-Camera Auditioning. We offer a variety of services to help content creators remove the need for knowing all the ins and outs of today’s technologies and trends. We design a specific program that fulfills the content creators’ needs. 

What sets your studio(s) apart from other podcast recording studios?

We are in the business of Podcasting and VODcasting. We help our clients manage their independent business by identifying with current trends as well as setting benchmarks to grow the podcast/VODcast audience. We are more than just pressing record and stop.

How would your customers describe your studio?

Our clients appreciate our focus and experience as well as our knowledge base. We offer a very professional studio environment with high-speed internet (Fiber), multiple rooms with different looks and feels. We accommodate 4-6 microphones per room, with industry standards as it pertains to microphone tech. We have a green screen painted wall. Voiceover enclosure. Live TV Switching for video with multiple cameras. And, most importantly free and available parking. 

How much does it cost to reserve podcast recording time? Provide as much detail as you’d like.

We refer to  “audio-only” products as Podcasts and “audio/video’ products as VODCasts. We have several different programs for our Podcast/VODcast clients, which include Asset Deployment, Remote Recordings, In-studio Rentals, and In-studio Regular clients. $20 per episode for Asset Deployment. $75 per hour for Remote Recordings, which includes audio and video recordings. $75 Audio-only and $135 audio/video for in-studio rental clients. $135 for audio-only and $195 for audio/video for our regular clients, which is our more full-service approach to production.

Can you provide video production services in tandem with audio recording?

We offer audio and video services. 3-4 cameras per room. Live TV switching. 1080p to 4K.

What is included in the cost of the podcast recording session?

TNS Certified Board Operator, Branding Monitors, Remote Connections, Video Live Editing, Cloud Storage, Sound Bite Touch Screens, and more.

If none of these studios meet the needs of what you’re looking to record, be sure to search Podcast Rentals listings for other Los Angeles podcast studios.

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