La La Land © 2018


La La Land is an analog/digital based recording studio in Louisville, Kentucky built around a 40 channel vintage Trident TSM40 board (originally built for the famed Record Plant in Sausalito, CA). With a full array of classic analog gear and with a 2500 square foot tracking room with 3 isolation booths, it’s a perfect environment to create, explore, and record any dream album. The studio has been a creative home over the years to Jim James, Ray Lamontagne, Jake Shears, GRLWood, Strands of Oak, Joan Shelley, Boa and countless others.

Started in 2013 by producer Kevin Ratterman, longtime co-engineer and producer Anne Gauthier (Murder by Death, GRLwood, Boa, White Reaper) became head engineer in 2018.

La La Land is within a few hours drive from Chicago IL, Nashville TN, Cincinnati OH, and Bloomington IN.

La La Land control room



  • Full sessions on analog tape, digital or a mix of both

  • Drum track recording

  • String sessions

  • Full bands

  • Solo

  • Singer songwriter with session musicians. (we have a list of local musicians that we work with regularly)



  • Singles

  • Full lengths


Online mixing


Digital mix transfer on analog tape


Production pre-production services for songwriters w professional studio musicians (professional local and national musicians w credits including Ray Lamontagne, Jim james, Grace Potter, Jake Shears, ..)


Event rental

A multi room 7000 sq feet facility that is perfect to fit most event needs - La La Land has hosted media events, launch parties, songwriting workshops, weddings, non profit events ect..

Rehearsal rental


Anne Gauthier   HEAD ENGINEER
Murder by Death, Joan Shelley, GRLwood, Sad13

Available Outside ProducerS (Based on availability and approval)
Kevin Ratterman  (Ray Lamontagne, Jim James, Jake Shears, Strand of Oaks)
Hank Linderman  (Don Henley, America, Chicago)


55$/hour (minimum 2 hours for new clients)


Day and weekly rates available 


Full production EP, Full lengths and live sessions packages available upon request.

Local and independent artists specials: 


Single Deal: Recording and Mixing $350 for a 3-5 minute song

Single Mixing Deal: Mixing $150 for a 3-5 minute song (additional editing and corrections at our hourly rate of $55/hr)


Every project is unique therefore our rates are determined on a per project basis. 


In order for us to help you create the best project possible we need as much detail as you can provide, including:

  • how many songs in your project

  • what type of music you will be recording

  • the instrumentation

  • how much time you think you will need in the studio (hrs, days, weeks)

  • the dates you want to book your session. 

  • your budget


Let us know this info along with your budget and we'll make you a custom recording package!