In the beginning, our Pro Tools system was utilized to generate archival and personal-use recordings of programs in the George Daily Auditorium, including the Oskaloosa Symphony Orchestra and the United Sates Navy Band. Word of our professional recording resources soon spread, and performers frequently began requesting that we record their programs. Over the past decade this capability evolved into a comprehensive recording studio boasting top-notch equipment and a staff with countless years of experience in both recording and stage production. The space is acoustically one of the finest in the state and our ability to accommodate very large groups greatly enhances our versatility.

Our first commercial project was the 2005 Christmas album by internationally renowned bass/baritone, Simon Estes. From recording to duplication and packaging, this album was generated entirely by the GDA Productions Recording Studio.

Along with digital multi-track recording, we offer many other production and post-production services, including but not limited to:

  • Mixing
  • Mastering
  • CD/DVD Duplication
  • CD/DVD Shrink wrap

Sound and Recording Equipment

Below, we’ve provided an abbreviated catalog of equipment. For information on individual options to meet your needs, or for various pricing packages, please call the studio at 641.676.1640.

  • Sweetwater Dual-Core Creation Stations (2); Pentium 2.166GHz computers
  • 40 Channel Soundcraft Mixer
  • Digidesign Pro Tools HD1 Computer Recording System (PC); 16-track simultaneous recording, 96 track mixing
  • Digidesign Pro Tools HD2 Computer Recording System (PC); Mixdown only, 96 tracks
  • PreSonus 8-Channel Mic Preamp
  • ALESIS Black Face
  • ABAT 8-Track
  • Lexicon effects
  • DOD equalizers (5)
  • Alto compressor/gate/limiters (2)
  • Mackie HR 824 Studio Reference Monitors (2)
  • Event Studio Reference 8 Monitors (2)
  • JBL 44-10 Studio Monitors (2)
  • Yorkville Subwoofer
  • Samson S-Phone Head Phone Amp


  • Crown PZM
  • MXL 603S Pencil condensers, omni (2)
  • MXL 992 Large diaphragm condenser
  • MXL V76+ Tube condenser
  • MXL 990 condenser
  • Apex 185 Pencil condensers, cardoid/omni (2)
  • Apex 460 Large diaphragm tube condenser (multi-pattern)
  • Shure SM81 condensers (6)
  • Shure SM58 dynamic (4)
  • Shure SM57
  • EV RE 20
  • EV RE 15
  • AKG D112
  • AKG D190 (2)
  • AudioTechnica AT813 (2)
  • ADK Vienna S51A
  • Sony ECM33P
  • Various mic stands (straight and boom)
  • EDB Direct Boxes (4)

*Other miscellaneous equipment may be available; if you have a specific request, please ask and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.