United Sound Systems Recording Studios is Michigan’s oldest and Detroit’s first independent recording studio and the site of world-changing musical moments.
Take a tour of the studios from April 26, 2014 with the Flickr Gallery above. Original photos by Ryan Place. Used with permission.
Updated September 29, 2020
For more information on the historical importance of United Sound you may read the City of Detroit’s “Proposed United Sound System Recording Studios Historic District Final Report” here. You can read our statement on whether or not a highway service road is more important than United here.
Owners of United Sound Systems
A Partial List of Detroit Artists Who Recorded at United Sound Systems
Thomas “Beans” Bowles
A Partial List of National and International Artists Who Recorded at United Sound Systems
Red Hot Chili Peppers
A Partial List of Arrangers, Recording Engineers, Producers, and Songwriters
Martin “Helluva” McCurtis
Maurice “Pirahnahead” Herd
Paul Riser, Sr.
James “Jimmy” Siracuse
A Partial List of Companies that Did Business with United
J. Walter Thompson