Strategically located between the big cities of the Pacific Northwest, Sound Forge Studios serves a growing community with a music culture all its own. Located in Tri-Cities, Washington, SFS is a unique studio with a unique sound.

Play your passion. Forge your future.

In the world of recording gear, there are a lot of key components that separate the average project studio from a truly professional recording environment. Fortunately, we have those components and then some. Our collection includes premium analog, tube, and solid-state microphone preamps, compressors, and equalizers. We also have over 40 modern and vintage microphones, each offering a distinct color and hue with which to paint your sound.

Yes, there are always more toys to get. This list merely serves to show that we have what you need to capture your music as you envision it.



  • Apple MacPro 8-Core w/ 32 GB of RAM
  • Universal Audio Apollo QUAD (192 kHz) (x2)
  • Logic 10 DAW (192 kHz)
  • M1516 vintage 16 channel 1972 analog console


External Gear:

  • Universal Audio 4-710 preamps w/ 1176 compressors
  • McAllister MP2L Stereo preamp
  • UA 710 preamps (x8)
  • Vintage 1972 M1516 analog preamps (x16)
  • Grace m101 preamp (x2)
  • Universal Audio Solo 610
  • ART MPA Gold Stereo Tube preamp
  • Vintage 1972 M1516 analog equalizers (x16)
  • ART VLA Stereo Tube compressor
  • Custom UA 1176 compressor
  • RNC Compressor (x2)



  • Neumann U87
  • Neumann KM184 (stereo pair)
  • Mojave MA-300
  • Mojave MA-200
  • Royer 122
  • AKG 414 XLS (x2)
  • Sennheizer 421 (x3)
  • Cascade Vin Jet long ribbon
  • Cascade Fat Head 2 ribbon mics (x4)
  • SubDucer8 Subkick mic (x2)
  • ElectroVoice re20
  • Audix MicroBooms (x3)
  • Audix D6 (x2)
  • Audix i5 (x2)
  • Audix D2 (x2)
  • Audix D4
  • Audix ADX51 (x2)
  • Shure SM7b
  • Shure Green Bullet
  • Shure Beta52
  • Shure SM58 Beta (x2)
  • Shure SM57 Beta (x2)
  • Shure SM57 (x3)
  • Shure SM58 (x2)
  • AKG D320b (x2)
  • Rode K2 Tube mic
  • Rode NT2a
  • Rode NT5 w/ optional capsules (x2)
  • Audio Technica 4041


Software Instrument VSTs:

  • Spectrasonics Omnisphere 1 & 2
  • Spectrasonics Trilian
  • Spectrasonics Stylus RMX
  • East West Hollywood Strings Platinum
  • East West Hollywood Brass Platinum
  • East West Hollywood Woodwinds Platinum
  • East West Symphonic Orchestra Platinum
  • East West Storm Drum 3
  • East West Storm Drum 2
  • East West Pianos Gold
  • East West Silk
  • East West Ra
  • East West Symphonic Choirs
  • East West Dark Side
  • XLN Addictive Drums 2 (with EVERY bundle)
  • Native Instruments Kontakt Komplete 9 Ultimate
  • Native Instruments Guitar Rig Pro
  • Native Instruments Absynth 5
  • Heavyocity Aeon Collection
  • Heavyocity Damage
  • Heavyocity Evolve and Mutations
  • 8Dio Hybrid Rhythms and Hybrid Tools Vol. 1&2
  • 8Dio Oboe
  • 8Dio Dubstep

                    …and many more….


Software Effect VSTs:

  • Waves Mercury Bundle
  • UAD2 Plugins by Universal Audio
  • API Channel Strip by UAD
  • Sonnox Oxford Elite Bundle
  • Steven Slate Trigger Deluxe
  • Steven Slate Virtual Rack
  • Steven Slate Virtual Console
  • Steven Slate Stereo Buss Compressor
  • Steven Slate Virtual Tape Machine
  • iZotope Ozone 8 Mastering Suite
  • Steven Slate Mastering Compressor
  • iZotope Nectar 2 Production Suite
  • Melodyne Studio
  • Antares Autotune 8 Bundle
  • Lexicon Native Reverb Bundle
  • Focusrite Midnight & Scarlett Bundles
  • Roger Linn Design AdrenaLinn

                     …and many more….



"Music is what emotions sound like. It is the audible canvas of the soul. It gives voice to what otherwise cannot possibly be said. It unearths, exposes, and elevates our subconscious to our conscious, allowing us to feel what we sometimes cannot feel on our own." -  Morgan