Southwest Austin - Dripping Springs Edition | March 2022



Cedar Creek keeps various equipment and instruments available for artists to try.

Andre Moran, Cedar Creek Recording chief engineer, sits in the studio. (Photos by Glorie Martinez/Community Impact Newspaper)

A wall of records shows artists who have recorded at Cedar Creek Recording.

Cedar Creek Recording studio is located inside a home.


Cedar Creek Recording Longtime local music producers nd a new home in South Austin studio A t the end of a gravel driveway that winds through a tree-dotted musician Noëlle Hampton moved to the area from San Francisco. Relocating meant Moran needed to nd work. A Google search

Cedar CreekRecording 5012 Brighton Road, Austin 512-444-0226 Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Sat.-Sun. Over the years at the former Congress House Studio, Moran and Hallman recorded with Carole King, Ani DiFranco, Oasis, Eliza Gilkyson and Shiny Ribs.

House Studio in December. “Mark and the former owner of Cedar Creek were friends for a lot of years,” Moran said. “Mark did a lot of projects here back in the ’80s, so it’s kind of a full circle. For a long time, people called Congress House and Cedar Creek sister studios.” At Cedar Creek, Hallman and Moran foster a “musician-friendly environment,” in which artists are encouraged to experiment with dierent equipment, instruments and modes of recording. “We keep lots of instruments lying around, so if you’re recording and wondering, ‘What will this sound like if we add this instru- ment?’ you can pick one up and nd out,” Moran said.

pasture sits Cedar Creek Recording. The business operates out of a stone house on a 9-acre homestead at 5012 Brighton Road, Austin. “Having a private place that’s not in the country—that’s what makes this place really unique,” Cedar Creek’s chief engineer Andre Moran said. “You can go out to Spicewood or Dripping Springs or Wimberley, and there’s lots of studios, but you have to schlep your way out there. Here, you’re ve minutes away from everything in town.” Moran has been working and performing in Austin since 2004, when he and his wife and fellow

for “recording studios in Austin” led him to his longtime business partner Mark Hallman, who also manages Cedar Creek Recording. The pair began working together at the historic Congress House Studio at 7308 Congress Ave., Austin, which Hallman had owned and operated since the mid-1980s. There, Hallman produced record- ings for Carole King, Ani DiFranco and Oasis, among others. Moran and Hallman signed on with Cedar Creek’s owners and relocated to the studio early this year, after Hallman sold Congress






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