About Us

Based in Salt Lake City, Archive Recordings has honed our reputation as a go-to studio for full-time Indie, Punk, Metal, and Outlaw Country artists since 2006. We're not here to polish your sound to fit some corporate mold. We're here to crank up your raw, rebellious spirit, helping you craft your unfiltered ideas into music that rocks the system. Archive Recordings is specifically designed for the professional, full-time musician who is serious about their craft. Our facility, services, and equipment are tailored to meet the demands and standards of those who make music their life's work. Our commitment is to provide the ideal space for creativity and productivity, a secluded environment where artistic integrity is valued above all else. Our facilities include a full kitchen, private office, private bathroom, and safe parking for your tour van and trailer — everything you need to keep the creative juices flowing. We offer a Pro Tools HDX system, ready to capture your tracks and enhance your artistic vision. Archive Recordings also offers an array of services customized for your unique needs, including meticulous editing, dynamic mixing, mastering, re-amping, remote recording, and specialized producing services. With our hands-on approach, we're committed to enhancing your arrangements, instrumentation, and sound texture, capturing the vibe and taste you're aiming for. We’re located a short 5 minute drive from downtown and 6 miles from the Salt Lake City International Airport, offering a perfect blend of privacy, security, and convenience. Let’s make music that shakes the core of its listeners. Your sound, your rules — welcome to Archive Recordings.

Wes Johnson founded Archive Recordings back in 2005 with band mates Jeff Adams and Ryan Cron, together they started recording and producing records for their fellow Salt Lake City bands. Over the years Wes has worked on over 400 different projects all ranging from full Lengths, EP’s, singles, demo’s, writing sessions, and live recordings. In addition Wes has also been an intern and assistant at the late Praire Sun Recordings in Cotati CA in 2013, got Pro Tools certified in 2006, worked as runner, production assistant, and live sound engineer for United concerts from 2010-2016, and has toured the world with Cult leader as their FOH engineer. All of this experience gives Wes ample knowledge in not just the art of making records but also can relate and camaraderie with anyone in the crazy world of music. Currently Wes is using all of his previous experience on helping DIY Punk, hardcore, Indie and outlaw country bands make the best records they can, from the very beginning phases of pre-proctuion to dialing in the final mix , Wes can help elevate your craft to be portrayed exactly how you hear it in your head.