When Makoché Recording Studios opened in 1992 it was recognized by the leading industry magazine, Mix, as one of the"Hot New Rooms of the Year".

Working with owner David Swenson, Makoché Studio was designed by award winning audio architect Bill Morrison. The studio features the unique "reflection-free zone" control room design, over 3000 square feet in space, variable acoustics throughout the studio, 16-foot ceilings, and a drum room Alan Dawson called "the sweetest sounding drum booth I've ever played in."

Since opening in 1992 the studio has added a video editing/post production studio and a dedicated

audio/video restoration suite.



The name Makoché comes from the Lakota word for earth: maka.  There is no English equivalent.

The name refers to the land, to family, and the interdependency of all living things.

Makoché Studios: Experienced hands working with vintage gear and the latest technology.




Find out more about Makoché artists and shop and our latest release The American Buffalo soundtrack  at:   makochestore.com


Find out more about the Makoché's ground breaking Densmore Repatriation Project at:  lakotasongs.com


Be appointment only. Please call if you have any inquiries  701-223-7316


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