Create your dream sound here.

Welcome to StoveTopStuff!

StoveTopStuff! is a recording studio in Portland, Oregon owned and operated by engineer & producer Bryan Appel that specializes in multi-track digital recording, mixing, and editing.

We understand that it takes much more than great gear to make a killer recording. It also takes ears, vision, passion, and experience; and these are the elements that have built StoveTopStuff! into one of Portland’s best independent recording studios.

We approach every project with care and attention to detail. Our recordings are handcrafted one at a time, as they should be. We have made every effort to provide a comfortable, inspiring space in which you can relax and be your creative self. When you are ready to transform your dream sound into reality, StoveTopStuff! is the place to create your masterwork.

Make your next recording sound like a record.


Studio owner and head engineer Bryan Appel has over 20 years experience crafting excellent audio creations. Bryan has worked with a diverse list of artists including New Orleans bluesman Colin Lake, classic crooner Johnny Boyd, guitarists Scott Pemberton and Chance Hayden, seven-time Grammy winning producer Steve Berlin, the soulful Redray Frazier, keyboard virtuoso Asher Fulero, country rockers The Bad Assets, indie legends DRATS!, and the reclusive Chris Marshall & the El Camino. Bryan was also a member of Portland indie-fusion bands Seven Year Tango and Pieces.

Equipment List

Digital Audio Workstation

Avid Pro Tools 2020
24 bit, sample rate up to 192kHz
128 tracks
16 inputs and outputs


Tascam M-2600 Mk II
16 channel, 8 bus

Analog Processing

Rev A “Blue Stripe” 1176
(Hairball Audio DIY)
Valley People Dynamite (2)
Empirical Labs EL8-X Distressor
(with British Mode)
and more….

Microphone Preamps

Seventh Circle Audio A12 & N72 (4)
API & Neve style preamps
Universal Audio 6176
UA Apollo Unison Preamps (8)
and more….


Intel i9, 8 core, 5GHz processor
Windows 10, 64 bit


Genelec 8030A
Genelec 7040A Subwoofer

Digital Outboard

Lexicon PCM-42
Roland R-880
Eventide H-3000
and more….


Beyerdynamic M-160 (2)
Beyerdynamic M-88
Sennheiser MD-441
CAD M-179 (2)
Heil PR-30
and more….


Universal Audio Apollo x8p
MOTU 2408 MkII

Other Software

Izotope RX8 Standard
Melodyne Assistant
Ableton Live 10 Suite
Max 8
Sony CD Architect

Digital Processing & Plugins

Dave Hill: HEAT
(Harmonically Enhanced Algorithm Technology)
Avid Complete Plugin Bundle
UAD-2 Quad & Apollo x8p Hexa Core
and much more….

Direct Boxes

UREI Model 325
Countryman Type 85
Countryman Type 85 Stereo

Book Your Session today.

To book a recording session, email us at stovetopstuff1@gmail.com, or use the form below.


We look forward to helping you achieve your musical vision. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

Open Hours

By appointment only.
Typical hours:
10:00 am – 10:00 pm


We are conveniently located in the residential neighborhood of Arbor Lodge, about a mile off Interstate-5.

There are plenty of restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, and dispensaries within walking distance.

In addition, St. Johns, the Mississippi neighborhood, and the Alberta Arts District are just minutes away. We are five miles from downtown Portland and about eight miles from PDX.


(503) 333-3014

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