Tonic Recording Studios was originally designed for country music legend George Jones. Studio architects completed their drawings in 1983, and construction on our fabulous building began the following year. The project was completed in 1986, and the studio opened under the Alpha Star name in 1987, operating until late 1991. Five years later, our current owners moved their SoundScape Studios into the building. In January 2015, we rebranded the company as Tonic Recording Studios. Our outstanding team enables us to build upon our rich history in this world class facility.

Tonic Recording Studios was originally designed for country music legend George Jones. Studio architects completed their drawings in 1983, and construction on our fabulous building began the following year.

The project was completed in 1986, and the studio opened under the Alpha Star name in 1987, operating until late 1991. Five years later, our current owners moved their SoundScape Studios into the building. In January 2015, we rebranded the company as Tonic Recording Studios. Our outstanding team enables us to build upon our rich history in this world class facility.
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THE STUDIO
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Our wide range of talent in Music Production and Engineering includes Multi-Platinum Selling Producers and Engineers, Independent Artists, and Technically Educated and Accredited artists.

Doug Kasper

Doug Kasper

Doug Kasper, a Pittsburgh native, is a lifelong musician, songwriter, guitarist, engineer and producer. He founded Tonic Recording Studios in 1996 and has done hundreds of recordings locally and internationally.
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Dave Hillis

Dave Hillis

Dave is a multi-platinum producer, mixer, engineer & musician who signed to his first record label at age 17 as a guitarist & writer with thrash metal band MACE. Later, Dave served as engineer for renowned producer Rick Parashar, at London Bridge Studios, Seattle working with Pearl Jam, Temple of the Dog, & Alice In Chains. He also produced & recorded Afghan Whigs, Chris Cornell, Mark Lanegan, Ann Wilson, James Blunt & Shannon Hoon to name a few. Dave continued as a guitarist & songwriter with his bands “Sybil Vane” and then “Thee Heavenly Music Association”, based in the UK signing with Island Records. Dave also worked on and is featured on soundtracks for motion pictures such as Cameron Crowe’s “Single’s” featuring Liv Tyler, & Denzel Washington’s film, “Virtuosity”. Dave is also an electronic artist, aka “Lo-Rez”, programing and producing Pop, Hip Hop, and EDM music.
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Lee Caruso, Jr.

Lee Caruso, Jr.

Lee Caruso, Jr. is a Pittsburgh native and an alumnus of the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He is the lead singer and guitarist for Big Atlantic, a regional rock-and-roll act. Lee has shared the stage with international performers, including Sha Na Na, Richie Kotzen, Jeff Scott Soto and Tesla. A background in artist management landed him work with acts such as Hidden in Plain View. Lee has been working as a music entrepreneur since age 10, and recording and producing bands since he was 14, collaborating with various engineers, including Rob Freeman, a renowned Grammy nominee. Lee joined the Tonic team in 2019 and works with acts to develop their custom brands and sounds.
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Billy Rossi

Billy Rossi

Billy is a musician, writer, engineer and producer who has a long history in the music industry. He is a lead engineer and producer at Tonic Recording Studios and is also a partner in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (L.E.G.) Productions. Billy began his career at Tonic before leaving Pittsburgh. He has since returned, bringing his talents and vast experience back to the city and studio he calls home.
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