Flowers Studio

The Scoop

Flowers Studio is a professional recording studio located in former florist's warehouse in Uptown, Minneapolis. Built with the goal of creating a modern version of the classic big room studios of the 60s and 70s, Flowers has an extensive collection of vintage and modern recording gear, instruments and acoustic spaces for live band recording.

ROOM RATES with ENGINEER (hourly): Contact for Rates
Clients/Credits: The Replacements, Polara, Soul Asylum, The Jayhawks, Golden Smog, Gary Louris, Brian Setzer, The Stray Cats, Motion City Soundtrack, Joseph Arthur, Craig Finn, Mason Jennings, Free Energy, A Great Big Pile of Leaves, The Parlour Suite, I Was Totally Destroying It, Halo Sparkle, Farewell Continental, Little Bombs, The Melismatics
Key Staff / In-House or Associated Talent: Ed Ackerson
Special Features: Large Tracking Room, Extensive Instrument Collection, Large Collection of Keyboards, 20' ceilings


Consoles, DAWs, Tape Machines: Trident Series 70 Console, Pro Tools HD2 Accel, Studer A80 24-track 2" tape machine w/ autolocator, Otari MTR-10 1/4" 2-track w/ locator
Outboard Gear: Altec 436b, Neve 1066s, Neve 33122s, Neve 3104s, Calrec PQ 1061s, (10) API 212L preamps, Telefunken V72
Microphones: Over 75 mics, including: Wunder CM7 , Sennheiser MD409n, Neumann M149, AKG C12VR
Software: PTHD 10.3, Pro Tools 9.0.6, Digi 003 Rack, Eleven Rack, Wide plug in selection including: Waves Platinum, Waves Studio Classics (API, SSL V-Series), Waves Kramer, CLA, etc. URS, Chandler/EMI, McDSP, Massey; MOTU Midi Timepiece Various Macintosh-based software synths including: Native Instruments, Komplete 4, Propellerheads Reason 3, G-Media M-Tron, Sampletank
Instruments & Amps: Yamaha U-1 acoustic piano, Hammond M (1948) with Leslie 222 with Trek II, Leslie preamp, Moog Minimoog (1972), Nord Electro 2, Nord Rack, Hohner Pianet T, Wurlitzer 200 Electric Piano, Wurlitzer 207 Electric Piano, Fender Rhodes Suitcase 73, Farfisa Combo Compact organ, Farfisa Mini Compact organ, Bina double reed coupling Harmonium, Arp Omni-2, Serge Modular Synthesis System, Korg Poly Six, Korg MS 2000, Korg Monotron, Roland XP-80, Roland D-20, Roland String synth, Roland R-8 mk.II drum machine, Roland MS-1 sampler, Boss DR-202 Dr. Groove, Yamaha YC-45D Electone Combo organ, Yamaha DX-7, Yamaha S-01, Crumar Stratus, Stylophone, Casio SK-1 Guitars by Gibson, Fender, Rickenbacker, Gretsch, Martin, Vox, Hofner, Danelectro, Jerry Jones Full drum kits by Ludwig, Slingerland, Leedy, DW, and Rodgers, over a dozen snares and lots of different cymbal choices Amps: Fender 1963 Champ, Fender 1966 Bassman, Fender 2006 Deluxe, Fender 1966 Super Reverb, Fender '65 Twin Reverb, Fender 1993 Vibro King, Vox AC30, Marshall 1989 2210 100w head with 1960a 4x12, Traynor YBA-1 Bassmaster Mk. II, Ampeg SVT, Orange OD80 with 4x12, Orange Savage Flowers Studio custom Macht 12, Hiwatt DR103 Custom 100 watt full stack