Today’s music market is competitive. If the instruments or vocals of your previous recordings sound as if they aren’t quite as bold and warm as other recordings you know this can frustrate your mix process and might turn off potential fans. R2’s high quality vintage gear can add a presence and size to any recording regardless of genre; bringing magic to your music.


1970 Quad Eight 2082—originally owned by Bob Dylan at Shangri-La
2014 Tree Audio "The Roots" Eight Channel Tube Console

Dynaudio BM15A
Focal CMS50
Hearback system with 5 personal monitors

Vintage Telefunken Ela M250
Vintage Neumann U48
Vintage Neumann U47fet
Flea U47
Vintage Telefunken M250
Vintage AKG D20
Vintage Telefunken (Sennheiser) 421
(2) Vintage Neumann KM84s
Coles 4038 Ribbon
Vintage Beyer dynamic M260 Ribbon
Vintage Astatic 200 Bullet Harp
(2) Vintage Hohner Echolettes
(4) Sennheiser 906
Vintage Northern (Western) Electric Saltshaker
Unidyne Dynamic Microphone Model 556S
Vintage Beyer Dynamic M64
Vintage Sennheiser MD21
Vintage Stereo Telefunken TD66 (AKG D66)
Shure sm7b
Shure 57

(2) Vintage Universal Audio 177 Tube Limiters
Vintage Gates SA39B Tube Limiter
Vintage Pultec EQH-3
(2) Vintage API 550A EQs
(2) Inward Connections The Brute limiters
ADR Compex Stereo Limiter
(2) DBX 161 compressors
Bryce EMMI/Altec tube limiter
Roland Space Echo Re-201
Thermionic Culture Culture Vulture
Universal Audio 6176 Mic Pre/Eq/Compressor
Maschine 2

Vox AC15
1962 Fender Bandmaster
Fender Princeton
Pedals by Electro-Harmonix, Strymon, Boss, Tech 21 and more
Orange Rockerverb 50 Combo
1971 Orange Or 120 half-stack
Fender Twin Reverb
Fender Deville
Sunn Concert Lead

1950s Ludwig Classic Maple Kit
Allegra Snare
Leedy Snare
1971 Rickenbacker Bass
1960 Danelectro Guitar
1950s Kay Twin Lighting Bolt Guitar
Vintage Yamaha Acoustic Cord System Keyboard
Vintage Baldwin Drum Machine
60s Silvertone Guitar
Fender Telecaster
Fender Jazzmaster
Magnatone Lap Steel Guitar
Vintage Hohner C86 Organ
Schecter five string bass
Vintage Baldwin Drum Machine
Harmony Bass Guitar
Casio CZ-101 Digital Phase Synthesizer
Moog Sub Phatty
Mellotron M4000D Mini
Prophet 08 Synthesizer
Mellotron M4000D Mini
Prophet 08 Synthesizer

Our Rooms

Tracking Room

Amp Room

Control Room

Vocal Room

Our Team

Juan Hoerni; DJ, producer, remixer, began his career, unknowingly in 1988 at Upstairs Records where he purchased his first 12" record. Born in San Francisco, California, of Swiss/French and Mexican background, his love for House Music grew out of Disco and Early Eighties dance music.

In 1999, Juan moved to Los Angeles to begin his promotion company; Cha Cha Cha Project, and his new record label, Cha Cha Recordings. Cha Cha Cha Project was formed by Juan in order to bring world renowned deep house dj's on a weekly basis to Los Angeles. Since then he has been running Niteshift (which has enjoyed great success) along with co-promoter Joseph Munguia.

Juan has successfully brought his dj, producing career to new heights with a discography of over 30 original tracks that he produced, for labels such as Vega Records, Large Music, WAX, and his own Cha Cha Recordings. Juan brings a style of Deep, Latin, and moody house to the tables and the studio and is also known for his obscure and tasty selection of classics.

Juan Hoerni


Zachary Mouton; is a producer, engineer, mixer, musician with a passion for creativity. He started in 1997 making techno beats on his computer with Techno Ejayand eventually found his way into a band on GSL Records owned by Omar Rodriguez of the Mars Volta.

During the journey he received a degree in Audio Engineering and Music Business, as well as an Apple Logic Pro Certification. He has collaborated with many different artists like Philip Sambol of the Strange Boys, La Lenguas (Burger Records), rappers GeedyBoy and Young Arab, and legends like Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins.

As a recording engineer, Zachary has a special ability to create good vibes and capture great performances. His knowledge of vintage gear and effects will help you create a timeless sound for your recordings at Route 2 Studios.

Zachary Mouton



Andrew Martin

“The studio has such a powerful vibe and is the perfect place to let creativity flow, due to the professionalism of the engineers, the beautiful array of vintage gear and the natural sonics of the live room”
Instagram @moonhoneyband

Terry Dexter

"Every recording experience at this "magical music haven" is super professional, inspiring and so much fun. Zach makes me feel genuinely at home during every session and truly understands all levels of musicality and sound therefore assisting me in bringing fully to life every song no matter the genre and style. I record pretty fast and Zach is one of few engineers that can keep... one step ahead."
Instagram @terrydexter


Such a great place to get some work done! The guys here are some of the easiest people to get along with and they’ll make sure you have a good time! Had tons of fun here!
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