Studio 1117 : 1117 State St. Salina, KS 67401 785-820-7243
Studio 1117 began life as Fairchild Sound Labs in the summer of 1992. The first
studio was not much more than a cassette tape-based 8 track room with a few
pieces of outboard gear.
In 1993, the studio purchased its first NEVE console, several pieces of high-end
outboard gear (tube compressors, Eventide reverbs, etc.) and a few Neumann and
After a few years of renting space, studio owner Aaron Householter decided to
purchase the building that houses the current studios at 1117 State Street. The
building had been a neighborhood grocery store built in 1924 and required a
complete renovation of the first floor where the studios now reside.
Great sound has always been of the utmost importance to Aaron and the studio's
Consequently, Studio 1117 has continued to purchase and upgrade its equipment
list with one of the largest microphone collections in the Midwest. They have added
the latest in computer-based recording/editing facilities whilst not abandoning the
studio's love of analog equipment which now includes a 56 input Sony/API mixing
console, originally built for Sony Studios Los Angeles and a Studer A800 MkIII 2" 24
track analog multi-track machine.
The company has also continued purchasing other vintage pieces including a rare
1962 all-tube stereo EMT-140s plate reverb that was used on all of the "Wild
Kingdom" shows of the 1960s and 1970s, as well as adding to its extensive
microphone collection which now includes 2 stereo pairs of the earliest Neumann
In 2008, Aaron Householter opened up a recording studio equipment and musical
instrument sales company, Recording Services and Supply - specializing in high end
pro audio gear, as well as, stage and studio musical equipment.
In 2010, the studio purchased the former Wally Hider remote recording truck that
was used to record such classic albums as Peter Frampton's 'Frampton Comes Alive',
and Fleetwood Mac's 'Tusk' to name but a few. The truck is currently available for