Burning Ear Studios

Burning Ear Studios Raw and raunchy rock and roll productions


So much going on here, that I haven’t posted in a long time. Some of our guests in the last few months (year actually) include...
ACID WITCH (drums only)
3D INVISIBLES (mix only)

I’m sure I’ve forgotten some, besides the 40 plus COVID jams and the many talented maniacs that rolled through for that project or my own bands THE STRAINS and my endless “side project blitz songwriting extravaganzas”, it’s been a busy year. I’d like to thank all of y’all involved for being here and trusting me with your art. I’m glad that I came out of retirement with a renewed energy for this task, and I’m glad that you all helped me on the way out of my shell. 😘😘😘

Sweet Nothin

Recorded at burning ear...

Since we can’t have band practice, I recorded this jam from the Sonics Rendezvous Band all by my lonesome. With mad props to Scott Morgan, and Gary Rasmussen.
RIP Rock Action and Fred Sonic Smith.

A covid Quarantine Jam. The most underrated band of the 70s. The sonics rendezvous band featuring Fred Sonic Smith, Scott Morgan, Scott Asheton and Gary Rasmussen. They put out 1 7 inch and had a bunc


I just LOVE recording bands. Let my calm obsessive nature rub off on you in a relaxed environment. Basically a plug and play situation awaits you at a price that will make you go “say whaaaat? I spent more at the bar last night!”


These guys brought me endless joy on two different sessions. All the way from Malmo Sweden.

Provided to YouTube by CDBaby Mdk · Texas Motherf**kers Freaks ℗ 2008 Texas Motherf**kers Released on: 2008-10-01 Auto-generated by YouTube.

The Hara-kee-rees - Keeping Me Down

Done on 24 track analog with Wolli Duse and Christoph Rath offering up their studio and valuable talents when I was in between studios. Awesome record. Maybe one of you harakeeree cats has a copy of that mono live single we did on my telefunken m15? That sh*t was DOPE!

Keeping Me Down by The Hara-kee-rees from the album II Released 2005-10-01 on Sounds of Subterrania Download on iTunes: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/album/id...

., by Am Yeto

12 years ago. This was the result of a lot of telefunken v76 preamps, and one hell of a band.

7 track album


Anyone who recorded with me over the years, feel free to post links to your stuff! Show us what you got!


So, you like to rock out? That’s cool. So do I. Are you tired of know it alls that know nothing? I’m a bigger know it all than all of them, but I actually kinda know what I’m talking about. I’ve been in the business of earth shaking rock and roll recordings for more years than I care to remember, and let me tell you, I don’t remember much. The one thing I do remember are the days of no budgets and having fun doing what we all love. Beer soaked mobile recordings done in slaughterhouses , and in repurposed bunkers all over Europe. Been there, done that. Now I’ve set my roots down RIGHT HERE IN DETROIT.

Come to Burning Ear. Not only can I make your band sound like YOU want it to, I can also fix your sh*tty amp with one punch just like the Fonz. If that don’t work, peruse my collection of amps, and I’m sure you will find something to make your sonic dreams come true.

I’ll be a fly on the wall and not interfere with your process/vision... or If you ask for my help or ideas, I’ll be your fella.

Guitar needs intonation? Didn’t notice this til we started recording? I gotcha. No problem. Is your guitar and absolute unplayable POS? Use my sh*t. I don’t care!

Drummers? Are you tired of triggers and samples? What’s a trigger? I don’t need that sh*t if you don’t . We have a tune bot and my pal Saverio will hook you up!
Cymbals sound like trash can lids? No worries kiddos. I’ve garbage picked enough cymbals to last a lifetime (but if you break, you buy...sorry)
Multiple TUNED vintage kits available.

Bass player? I got your ass covered when it comes to butt rumbling bass , twangy grind, or dull thud. Whatever you want. I’m flexible.

Need to play all live. A non issue. Total separation with state of the art monitoring tailored to your needs.

Many Europeans can attest to the fact that I SORTA know what I’m doing. Now, Detroit , I’m here at your disposal.

Use me for your musical recording needs.

Paul Grace Smith


Founded in Germany , relocated to Detroit . Specializing in the raw, dirty and gigantic.

Burning Ear Studios

Burning Ear Studios


Detroit, MI


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I remember nothing and it never sounded better
I remember recording at Paul's studio very well. Like the one time I wrote a song at home and gave him a call to record it in the studio, went there (while stuff from another band was still set up I think) and we recorded a pilot track with my vocals (that remained a first take) and recorded some doubles sung by Paul. I took it home and did mixing and mastering. The whole tune - as it got released on vinyl later - was written, recorded and mixed within hours (and everything was just perfect). That's Rock'n'roll, baby! ...and that's how I remember recording with Paul. So Burning Ear is definitely the place to go. I'd still be there once a month (if it wasn't on another planet now). ;)