Who doesn’t love looking with envy at gear other songwriters use? With so much affordable quality gear available and studios to help you accomplish your goals, we introduce our new Studio Spotlight series feature. We’ll profile all types of studios here, whether it’s a simple laptop setup with great in-the-box software or a top-rated, spare no expenses high-end studio with all the bells and whistles. For our premiere spotlight we’ll start at the top so we all have something to inspire us to make the best music we can.

The Grip II is owned by Rascal Flatts co-founder and bassist Jay DeMarcus and designed by celebrated studio designer and monitoring expert Carl Tatz. After selling the home that housed the original Grip studio, DeMarcus reached out to Tatz again in 2008 and had him spec out and design The Grip II in his new home. Since then, he and his team have recorded multi-platinum-selling records, countless number-one hits, and ACM, CMA, Dove, and GRAMMY® award-winning records at The Grip II.

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