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Testimonials

a year ago
Dennis was excellent to work with, he has great energy, style, and creativity. He made my song better, which is much appreciated. I'm happy with the entire recording process and look forward to working with him again.
- Matt C
11 months ago
I have been recording songs at Seattle Houseboat Studio since 2018. I've gotten great results working with Dennis Tevlin. SHS has a great atmosphere for creating music, the equipment is top notch and Dennis has good engineering and producing experience.
- Steve A
11 months ago
Everyday is a good day for making music at SHS.
- Dennis T

About us

Situated on Lake Union with stunning views of the Seattle skyline, The Seattle Houseboat Studio (SHS) is a unique and inspiring place to record. SHS is owned and operated by Dennis Tevlin, a long-time Seattleite by way of NYC and a co-owner of Seattle's venerable Cafe Racer.    

SHS is a Pro-Tools and UAD-based digital recording studio with vintage instruments and great mics. With its unique location and interior space, SHS provides artists a creative haven to record their best music.  

Please contact us if you'd like to know more.  

Gear List:

Studio and Recording:
  • Apple iMac dual core
  • Pro Tools v11 HD
  • Focusrite Clarett 8 pro and Clarett OctoPre 8 Thunderbolt audio interfaces
  • UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt DSP Accelerator
  • Studio Logic SL73/Studio keyboard controller w/piano key action
  • Roland System 1 MIDI controller

Sound and signal processing:
  • SSL 4000 E channel strip
  • Neve 1073 pre-amp and EQ
  • Ampex ATR-102 Tape Recorder
  • Teletronix LA 2A Compressor/Limiter
  • Manley VOX BOX vocal compressor 
  • EMT 140 Plate and 250 Digital Reverbs
  • Ocean Way Studio Room Remodeler 
  • Fairchild Tube Limiter
  • Oxford Dynamic EQ
  • Pultec-Pro legacy compressor
  • UA 1176 limiter and 610-B Tube pre-amp

Instruments:
  • Lester 1955 upright piano
  • Ludwig 1960 marine pearl vintage "downbeat" drum set
  • Epiphone 1964 Coronet
  • Martin 1969 D28
  • Fender 1975 Telecaster Deluxe
  • Roland 1982 TR 707 Rhythm Composer drum machine
  • Fender 1987 Stratocaster with seymour duncan single coil lace pickups
  • Fender 1996 Precision Bass
  • Gibson 1997 ES-175 arch top 
  • Roland 1998 Juno D synth
  • Gibson 2001 Dove - Nashville factory showcase model
  • Fender 2007 Telecaster (ash body)
  • Taylor 2009 812 CE 
  • Godin 2012 Multiac Steel SA guitar with Roland GR55 guitar synth module
  • Gibson 2013 Les Paul Special electric guitar
  • Gold Tone 2014 Dobro
  • Recording King 2015 lap steel

Guitar and Bass amps:
  • Fender Super Champ 1982
  • Fender Power Chorus 1983
  • Fender Deluxe 1965 reissue
  • Fender 1955 Tweed Deluxe amp plug-in
  • Ampeg SVT-3 Pro bass amp plug-in
  • Ampeg SCR bass DI
  • Marshall Silver Jubilee amp plug-in
  • Marshall JMP 2203 amp plug-in
  • Line 6 POD HD300 guitar DI

Mics:
  • Rode K2 large diaphragm tube mic
  • Shure SM81 condenser mic (4)
  • AKG C214 large diaphragm mic (2)
  • Telefunken M81 dynamic cardioid mic
  • Sennheiser e835 dynamic cardioid mic
  • Shure Beta 58 dynamic cardioid mic
  • Shure SM57 dynamic cardioid mic (4)
  • Shure Beta 52a drum mic
  • Shure 520 DX harmonica mic
  • M Audio Solaris large capsule diaphragm mic

Other Services:

  • Charting
  • Arranging
  • Harmony vocals
  • Guitar, Bass, and Acoustic Drums
  • Digital drum loops and hand percussion
  • Pre-production song writing support
  • Post-tracking song restructuring


Contact Us

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  • (206) 854-6214

Address

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2207 Fairview Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102
United States

Business Hours

Mon:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tue:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wed:1:00 – 6:00 PM
Thu:1:00 – 9:00 PM
Fri:1:00 – 11:00 PM
Sat:1:00 – 11:30 PM
Sun:Closed
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