Wonderland Studios -- Buda, TX, (Suburb of Austin, Texas)

We consider it a privilege and an honor to be involved with the creative expression of others. How can we help you?

About Us

Wonderland Studios

Wonderland Studios is a private recording facility located very near Austin, Texas. We've recently relocated to Buda, TX (suburb just south of Austin). Since 1999, we've offered analog and digital recording services, mixing, mastering, great rates and a cool comfortable relaxed vibe. Our team includes experienced audio engineers/producers as well as multi-instrumentalists available for your project. We've worked with artists from charting and national touring acts to bands and singer-songwriters just starting out. We've also worked on many voice-over projects and composed music for various types of jobs (film/tv, audio-books, educational, radio jingles). We love working on any audio-related project.

We can offer our experience and guidance along the recording/production path and throughout the whole process of recording, mixing and mastering your songs/audio. We will even provide some ideas you might want to consider for promoting your final product.

We've Produced, Mixed And Mastered Top Charting Songs And Also Composed Music And Provided Voices For Award Winning Educational Products

We've Produced Songs Played On Radio World-Wide And Music We've Composed Has Been Featured On Radio Ads, TV/Films, Podcasts, Jingles, Audiobooks

Professional Recording, Mixing, Mastering Services at Affordable Prices

We Can Offer Guidance On How To Promote Your Songs And Gain Attention

Bringing Songs To Life

The studio is centered around a TOFT ATB 24 Analog Console (bringing to projects the incredible sound and features of the venerable Trident Series 80 board), Universal Audio's Apollo high-resolution interface (high-resolution music production audio interface with classic analog sound), Pro Tools (the industry-standard music and audio production software), an extensive mic collection, a hand picked collection of incredible plug-ins, great eq's and pre-amps (API, NEVE, Focusrite, Aphex, various Tube pre's), and other popular outboard gear options for projects (DBX, Yamaha, Alesis, Rane, Line6, Eleven Rack etc.). Other features of the studio include the availability of vintage instruments, vintage amps, and even several studio musicians that are available for projects. In addition, we also offer guitar lessons and audio engineering and production lessons. We provide affordable professional mixing and mastering services for artists from all over the world (via online services). In recent years, we've also provided music video services and artist development services.

With hundreds of projects under our belt, we're experienced at helping every step of the way. Basically, it boils down to good communication and feeling comfortable with the person who is helping put your heart and soul on tape (or CD these days). Ultimately, we think it's the job of the Engineer/Producer to recognize and help bring out the best qualities of the performer. We consider it a privilege to be involved with the creative expression of others.

We offer pro quality recordings and experienced engineers and producers. We're musicians and understand limited budgets. Our clients have included all styles of music. We believe in doing great projects that help Bands/Artists get to that next level of artistic growth. From experience, we've seen that every musician is unique and each brings various levels of raw talent and have different sets of needs in the studio.

We have the experience to assist you with making the best CD/recorded product of your career to date, and it's more affordable than you think.


Hours of Studio Work Performed by staff at Wonderland Studios

Tracking Rooms
Control Room
Control Room

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Services Wonderland Studios Offers:

Production Services

Various production input/advice free and $30/hr for additional services

Mixing and Mastering

$30/hr for all services

Collaborations - Songwriting (Co-Writes) or Custom Studio Tracks Sent Anywhere World-Wide

Rates for these services vary based on exactly what is needed. See services page (button) for further info.

Off-Site Recording Services

$250 for travel/mobile recording gear packed/taken to location and $30/hr for additional hours of services


Artist Development/Artist Management

Various advice free and $30/hr for additional services

Guitar Lessons At The Studio

$30/hr for all services

Music Video Production

Rates for this service vary based on exactly what is needed. See services page (button) for further info.

Samples Of Some Fun Projects We've Worked On Below

(click on CD artwork and click play button to listen to songs)

Partial list of clients/projects

Weary Boys CD Image

The Weary Boys

A classic ATX release - Recorded live on analog tape at Wonderland Studios in 2001 (mixed following day). A bare-knuckle, boot-stompin' string band whose raw, fast country songs have packed Austin beer joints!

Brooklyn James CD Image

Boots My Mother Gave Me

Sample of an Audiobook recorded and co-produced by Eric McKinney and Brooklyn James. Read by the author for her book that was nominated as an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Quarter Finalist.

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Colin Gilmore

Co-produced by Grammy-winner Lloyd Maines and Eric McKinney, album displays Colin's influences ranging from Buddy Holly, The Clash to John Prine. Album garnered 4 stars in many international publications!

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Cody Tucker

A Texas Country single produced by Cody Tucker and Eric McKinney. Cody and Eric periodically do some songwriting together. We also assisted him with a music video for his debut single - Bar Room Time

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Tom Meny

Award winning singer-songwriter Tom Meny (winner at 2015 Kerrville Folk Festival) crafted this highly anticipated album at Wonderland Studios with Tim Casterline co-producing. 5-Star rating on Amazon!

Accidental Confessions CD Single Image

Accidental Confessions

Coming soon -- Indie Folk-Pop EP from Austin duo Accidental Confessions: Music with the Quirkiness of Indie, Acoustic Elements of Folk, and Catchy Melodies of Pop. Produced by Eric McKinney

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Radio Fallout

Alternative Rock / Indie Rock EP co-produced by Tim "Tank" Casterline and Radio Fallout. Tracked, Mixed and Mastered at Wonderland Studios.

Artist: 3rd - CD Image


3rd reached out to Eric McKinney about co-producing tracks for his debut album. He came in with some beats, samples and basic song structures and they worked closely together to enhance tracks, add elements and really produce them into radio-ready hip-hop tracks.

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Melina Ivy-Cruz

Co-Produced by Eric McKinney and Melina Ivy-Cruz. This is an unreleased track. Photo (Image) by Mason Solimine.

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Mr Gatti's - Radio Jingle

Jingle written and recorded by Eric McKinney and Miriam McKinney for Mr Gatti's Pizza

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Radio Ad

Here's an example of a Radio Ad we co-produced with Mark McKinney for Bulldog Steel

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Wheels On The Bus

We've had the pleasure of working with educational companies helping create some excellent educational products, some winning national awards. This song was tracked for Grade K.


We've had the pleasure of working with the following talent in some capacity in recent years

Eric is professional and very easy to work with. He made me feel comfortable with my recording sessions, while coaching me and offering invaluable feedback. If you are in or around Austin, Eric is the person you want to work with! - Christine Cochrane - Musician/Voice Talent

Work of Excellence

mark mckinney - standing my ground CD

Mark McKinney - Standing My Ground

mark mckinney - world in between

Mark McKinney - World In Between

Brooklyn James - Jolie Blonde

Brooklyn James - Jolie Blonde