Rocking Sacramento since 2004


The Formulation Room Sacramento Recording Studio Pro Tools HD Trident Barefoot NEVE API BAE SSL UA

The Formulation Room began as a small concept/project studio; while we’ve gone through a few transformations, our philosophy still remains–great sounding recordings by people who are passionate about music. Our current Midtown Sacramento location is artistically inspiring, comfortable and walking distance from great restaurants, pubs and eateries nestled in this beautiful city of trees. Bottom line… with top notch equipment, a comfortable space and great engineers, our studio stands out from the rest.

Dustin Ryan

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The Formulation Room Founder, Dustin Ryan, has been a recording engineer since 1999 and life-long multi-instrument musician. Starting out as a high school passion, Dustin spent time interning at Sound Lab under Justin Dehart; expanding his technical skill as a student of the Sacramento City Audio Recording Program; and later further enhancing his ear with another internship and freelance work at J Street Recorders. At J Street he gained invaluable knowledge working under Brian Wheat of Tesla, and Grammy Award winner Michael Rosen, on the Neve 8108 console.

Currently, when he’s not toiling away the hours at The Formulation Room you’ll find him at the sound board as a live sound engineer for Cache Creek Casino Resort mixing for national touring acts.


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Hey, we love what we do and wish we could do it for free, but like everyone else we have bills to pay. We are very competitive with our rates and pride ourselves in staying within our client’s budget. For more information please contact lead engineer and booking manager Dustin Ryan: 916-952-9170.

**The (not so) fine print: Sessions are by appointment only with a 50% deposit and booked in half-day (4 hrs) and full day (8-10 hr) blocks. Deposits are non refundable when cancellations occur within 10 days of a booked session


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A few projects Recorded, Mixed and Produced 

by The Formulation Room


We've been fortunate enough to host two episodes of a web-based concert series called Tree City Concerts. While we haven't done an episode in a while, we are open to hosting future episodes. Until then, enjoy the two videos we have done and be sure to subscribe. Cheers!