Warrior Sound, nestled in Chapel Hill, NC, is more than a recording studio—it's a haven where music finds its voice. Led by Al Jacob's extensive 20-year journey, our studio is a humble space that resonates with the passion and artistry of every artist, aspiring to capture the essence of sound and the heart of creativity.
Inside of Warrior Sound studio recording room.

Equipment Monitoring

  • Dangerous Audio Monitor ST
  • ATC scm150
  • Focal solo 6b
  • Mackie HR824


  • Pro Tools
  • Neural DSP
  • Universal Audio
  • Waves (everything)
  • Sound Toys
  • Steven Slate Everything
  • Joey Sturgis
  • Fabfilter
  • Getgood Drums
  • Izotope
  • Sonnext
  • etc


  • BLA Micro Clock XB

Mic Pres

  • API 3124 x2
  • BAE 1073
  • SSL Six x2
  • Neve 511 x2
  • Black Lion Audio B173
  • Focusrite ISA 220
  • Focusrite Octopre
  • ART Dual MP


  • Manley Vari Mu (mastering Edition)
  • Empirical Labs Distressor x2
  • Warm Audio
  • Black Lion Audio Bluey
  • Black Lion Audio AGB


  • Ampeg 8 x 10
  • Mesa Boogie 4 x 12


  • Truth Black Beauty
  • Pearl Joey Jordison
  • House Kit - Yamaha Stage Custom 3 Piece


  • Neumann U87 Ai
  • Neumann TLM 103
  • Pearlman TM-1
  • Slate ML-1
  • Slate ML-2 x2
  • Avantone CV - 12
  • Shure SM - 7
  • Rode NT2 (matched pair)
  • Sennheiser MD 421 x4
  • Peluso R14 Ribbon x2
  • Shure SM 57 x4
  • Sennheiser e602
  • Audix D6


  • Peavey 5150 MK2
  • Musicman HD - 150
  • Kemper Profiling Amp (GGD, The Amp Factory, STL Tones)
  • VOX AC-30 with Alnico Blue
  • Ampeg B15s
  • Fender TB - 600

What can I expect when I arrive and during the session?

Please Park in the gravel lot in front of the studio, the entrance is through the Black gate. As soon as you arrive, we will immediately begin setting up for the session. During the recording process, we will be happy to help co-produce and provide you with our ideas and recommendations on ways to make your recording sound its absolute best.

Can we get a tour of the studio?

Of course. Scheduling a tour by email is easiest, but you can also call the studio (919-656-0863) (please leave a message if no one answers, we always return calls). Sometimes we can do the tour the same day you call depending on our schedule and whether we are in the middle of an active session. In no event would it take more than a week or two for you to be able to tour the studio. We do ask that you not drop by the studio without an appointment because a session may be in progress or the studio might be closed.

Do you work weekends?


Can we come in early or the night before to set up?

Not usually. Sessions begin at the time you schedule them. Much of the engineering work begins as you start setting up so we have to charge for this time.

Can I bring in my own Producer?

Yes you can. There is no additional cost to bringing your own Producer. You would only pay for your studio time and the house engineer.

Can I hire Al or Chris to produce?

Absolutely. Please contact us for further details.

Do you do voiceovers, video editing, music for film or radio spots?

Yes we can do most voiceover work. We have no video editing or viewing equipment.

Do you do mastering?

No. But we are working on making that a real thing in the near future.  We will assist you in finding the right mastering engineer for your music, as the mastering reflects greatly on us and the quality of your recording.

Can I bring my own engineer for my sessions?

Yes. We we'll need to talk to him or her to see if he or she is qualified to run the studio. Usually this works out fine.

Can we sleep in the studio overnight while working?

Never. But there are close Airbnb’s near by. 

How long will it take to record my album?

No way to know. A well-rehearsed band can lay down most of the basic tracks pretty fast. Overdubs can take anywhere from one to seven days depending on the amount of work and each bands particular preferences. Drum tracking and editing usually take 1-2 days.  However, the length of time it takes to record an album really depends what each individual band is looking for. Many of our better songwriter/band projects have taken ten to fourteen days to complete the album. Some projects go faster. If this is your first time recording, it is best to go ahead and add time to your estimates for completion of your album.