About Us

We are the brainchild of musicians

Carter McKee and Matthew Sawicki in the front room of the downstairs studio

Suburban Pro Studios is a full service recording studio near you in St. Louis, owned and operated by Matthew Sawicki and Carter McKee. Located in the heart of South Saint Louis City just two blocks from the Cherokee Street Art District. Our facility offers two full services studios with a wide range of gear to complete any project. Originally founded in Florissant, Missouri in 2006, the studio moved to the city of St. Louis in 2015.

This STL recording studio has 2 fully equipped studios, with two tracking rooms, 2 isolation rooms, and a world class blend of state of the art and vintage gear. Our dedicated staff of Engineers offer recording, mixing, mastering, post-production, podcasting, transfers, mobile recording and generally anything to do with recording! If you’re looking for a recording studio in St. Louis, Missouri, we are near you!

With our great selection of instruments and amplifiers, you’ll never be lacking for inspiration in the studio. We’ve stocked our computers with great production tools from Native Instruments, Waves, McDSP, MeldaProduction and more so that your recording can be represented exactly as you have envisioned it. The vibe of your recording can come to life in our studios!

Suburban Pro is quickly becoming one of the best recording studios in the midwest. Our studios are equipped to handle your project from beginning to end. We have top notch trained musicians at our fingertips, so if your music is lacking that extra edge, we can maximize sound to the fullest. We will arrange and compose professional recordings like adding instruments such as guitar, bass, drums, piano, even vocals to your existing recording in order to enhance the project.

We have successful experience in many areas of recording services, including recording artists and bands, music production, television/movie soundtracks or scores, television/internet promos and much more. At Suburban Pro, we always go that extra mile to give you the best finished product we can. Take a look at our music recording facilities and view the services we offer to find out why this Saint Louis recording studio is your best choice.

Recording Studios

Downstairs Studio – Recording/Mixing/Mastering

Suburban Pro Studios Downstairs is a state-of-the-art music and post production studio with a large control room and a live tracking room. Equipped with a Pro Tools HD system,  PMC and Yamaha monitors, RME converters and a multitude of new and vintage outboard gear, as well as a 110″ retractable projection screen, the Downstairs studio is suitable for any session.

Designed for tracking and mixing, our Downstairs studio is great for any type of audio work.

Upstairs Studio – Recording/Mixing/Mastering

The Upstairs studio at Suburban Pro consists of three rooms that cater to podcasting, production and writing teams, and is also perfect for sessions that require more of a lounge-type control room.

Our isolated vocal booth provides the perfect space for singer songwriters, guitar isolation, and vocalists! Need to overdub some new tracks onto your record? Not a problem in our upstairs studio!

Upstairs Live Room – Podcasting Studio

The newest addition to Suburban Pro’s facilities, our upstairs live room is a production studio perfect for writing sessions, podcasting, and vocal tracking. Our podcasting room provides a comfortable and eclectic vibe, wood paneled walls, and isolation from the outside world.

Our History

Founded in 2006, we moved to South Saint Louis city in 2015 to be closer to the musicians we love!

The downstairs studio for our original Florissant location.
JUNE 2006
Suburban Pro Studios Opens
Beginning in Florissant, Suburban Pro Studios started with one studio and focused on growing our connections within the city.
JULY 2007
RIAA Platinum Certification
Matthew Sawicki earns a platinum certification for his work on Huey’s “Pop, Lock and Drop It” single. The record would go on to earn 2x Platinum certification in December of the same year.
12 inch single artwork for Huey - Pop Lock and Drop It
The booth from our upstairs studio in our old Florissant studios.
JUNE 2009
Two Studios
Construction of a second studio begins at Suburban Pro, doubling the capacity of the studio.
The search for a new building
The studio outgrew its original location and a new studio space needed to be found!
Our old locations exterior
A view of the upstairs control room workspace
MAY 2015
SPS moves south
Our new facility opened in May 2015 with two studios, and so much more space!
JUNE 2021
15 years of recording, mixing, and mastering
Suburban Pro Studios has been open in the STL area for over a decade! Thousands and thousands of songs by hundreds of artists have been recorded in our studio. Join the ranks of St. Louis’ best!
The downstairs studio control room

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Our Team

Engineers and Producers of the highest caliber.

Engineer / Owner

Matthew Sawicki is an experienced audio engineer and the co-owner of Suburban Pro Studios. He is known throughout the Saint Louis music scene by many aliases, but one fact remains constant and indisputable: he knows his craft. With over 17 years of experience in the industry, he has developed a reputation for his technical expertise and ability to produce high-quality audio recordings. He specializes in recording, mixing, and mastering for a variety of genres, including hip-hop, rap, R&B, and pop.

Matthew’s technical skills are evident in his proficiency with professional audio software such as Pro Tools and Serato. He has a deep understanding of these tools and is able to use them to create recordings that are polished and emotionally impactful.

He has an impressive track record of working with notable artists, including Nelly, Chingy, Lil Boosie, Webbie, and Tef Poe. He also has a double platinum record under his belt for Huey’s “Pop, Lock, and Drop It” at the young age of 23. He has been cranking out quality records for the past two decades.

In addition to his technical skills and production experience, Matthew has a deep passion for music. He has a particular interest in soul, funk, and afrobeat, and this passion is evident in the way he approaches his work. He is able to bring a unique perspective to each project, resulting in recordings that are both polished and emotionally impactful.

Matthew’s passion for music is also reflected in his interest in collecting vinyl records. He has a vast collection of classic albums and is always on the lookout for new and interesting pieces to add to his collection.

Spending most of his nights as a DJ and host of the local monthly beat battle “Fresh Produce” allows him to bring a unique perspective to the production process, as he understands the importance of creating music that is not only technically proficient but also has the ability to move and engage audiences.

Matthew is a true music lover, and this passion is evident in every aspect of his work. From his technical skills to his production experience, and from his passion for collecting vinyl to his experience as a DJ and host of “Fresh Produce”, Matthew is a skilled professional who delivers high-quality audio to his clients, not just in Saint Louis but also all over the music scene.

Engineer / Owner

Carter McKee is a talented audio engineer and co-owner of Suburban Pro Studios, located in the heart of St. Louis, Missouri. With over 15 years of experience in the recording industry, Carter has worked with a variety of artists and genres, including Sony BMG and Jive, as well as with local St. Louis rock group The Mhurs.

Carter’s passion for music and his technical expertise are evident in every project he works on. His years of experience recording bands has given him an ear for capturing the perfect sound, and his ability to work quickly and efficiently ensures that deadlines are always met. He has worked with notable artists such as Huey’s the Camp Boyz, Family Affair, and The Force, and his credits speak for themselves.

In addition to his skills as an audio engineer, Carter is also a talented guitarist and member of The Mhurs. His experience as a musician gives him a unique perspective that he brings to every recording session. He understands the creative process and the importance of capturing the essence of each artist’s sound, which makes him a valuable asset to any recording project.

As a co-owner of Suburban Pro Studios, Carter is committed to providing the highest quality recording services to his clients. He is always looking for ways to improve the studio’s equipment and technology, and his dedication to staying on the cutting edge of the industry ensures that clients receive the best possible experience.

Carter is known for his professionalism, his attention to detail, and his ability to make clients feel comfortable during the recording process. He is patient, kind, and always willing to go the extra mile to ensure that every recording is a success.

In summary, Carter McKee is an incredibly talented audio engineer and co-owner of Suburban Pro Studios. With years of experience recording bands and working with notable artists, his technical expertise and passion for music are evident in every project he works on. His dedication to staying on the cutting edge of the industry and providing exceptional customer service makes him a valuable resource for any artist or musician looking to record their music.


Eric Farlow, also known as Farout, is a talented audio engineer at Suburban Pro Studios. Eric began self-engineering at just 16 years old and has since become an invaluable member of the team. He has recorded ten albums of his own and has worked with numerous artists in a variety of genres, including rap, pop, punk, and R&B.

Eric’s extensive experience as both a recording artist and engineer gives him a unique perspective that he brings to every project he works on. His skills in guiding clients through the recording process are second to none, and his ability to collaborate with artists of all levels is a testament to his professionalism.

One of Eric’s greatest assets is his skills as a lyricist. His experience as a recording artist gives him an innate understanding of the creative process and allows him to provide valuable insight and guidance to clients looking to perfect their lyrics. His expertise in this area has made him a go-to resource for many of the studio’s clients.

Eric is well-versed in the latest software and equipment used in the industry. His attention to detail ensures that each recording is ready for the next step in the project, and his ability to work quickly and efficiently ensures that deadlines are always met.

Beyond his technical skills, Eric’s positive attitude and willingness to go the extra mile for clients make him a joy to work with. He is always willing to lend a helping hand and his friendly demeanor puts clients at ease during the recording process.

Eric is a valuable member of the Suburban Pro Studios team and his extensive experience as a recording artist and engineer, along with his skills as a lyricist, make him a valuable resource for clients looking to create high-quality recordings. His technical skills, positive attitude, and professionalism ensure that each project he works on is a success.

Engineer / Beat Maker
Engineer / Beat Maker
Dominique Moody, aka TBK Beats, is a producer with 10 years experience making beats. Dominique decided to enroll at South Western Illinois College in their recording program after high school. Joining the Sub Pro team in 2012, he has hit the ground running ever since.
Screen Printing
Matt Basler is just the greatest. He handles all of the screen printing at the studio and he just does the best job.