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Native South Studios

Analog Tone. Modern Workflow.

Native South Studios is an exclusive music recording studio, podcast studio, and live music venue experience, custom made for creatives and industry professionals. Located in Westlake Village, CA minutes from Malibu and Calabasas.


The multi-media minded studio opened in 2018 and is the vision of California based Nashville expat, music producer | session drummer Jonathan Smith [TheRealJonSmith]. 

The studio has many 5-Star reviews on Google.


World Class Sound...without the time, hassle, and expense of Hollywood. Just minutes from Calabasas, Malibu, and you. Speak easy charm, and world class analog equipment coupled with the latest modern technology.


The studio specializes in recording bands, live drums and acoustic instruments. Vocal sessions. Strings. Mixing. Mastering. Reamping. Analog Stem Mixing. ADR. Event space. Songwriters, Podcasters, Content Creators, Photographers, and Cinematographers welcome.


Studio B is great for Laptop Producers and Composers. Major label artists as well as indie artists are very welcome and comfortable here. 

We also offer multi-cam | multi-track recording and live streaming for in-studio music performances.

At Native South Studios, you don't have to be look, sound, and feel like you are.

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Rachel Kove, CA

If there is a place you need to be, it's Native South Studios. Jonathan is the most incredible, inspiring, and creative producer. He supports you in actualizing any vision you have. When you walk into the studio, you are instantly met with the best customer service and atmosphere. This is a very special place, and it's definitely a wonderful spot for social gatherings, and watching live music.
This place is worth it!

Dale Chung, CA

Native South Studios is no ordinary recording studio but also a multimedia space. It is super comfortable and the environment is really conducive to creativity. Jon is an amazing producer and musician.

I love it here!

Keren Bataro, CA

Love this studio and event space. They have super cool events from time to time showcasing local talent and art. The vibe and energy are warm and inviting and the sound is too notch.
I highly recommend you check this place out!

Abbey Scott, CA

Native South Studios is such an awesome studio with such great atmosphere. Highly recommend working out of this studio whether you’re recording music or filming videos/content, this is your place!

Cathy Heeley, FL

Amazing studio and people! Super close to Malibu!

Faye Viviana, CA

We worked with Jonathan to film a day at Native South Studios for an upcoming pilot project. He was super easy to work with, so helpful, great communication and the space worked perfectly!
Definitely recommend this place!
Amazing space and atmosphere in this studio. Whenever I go there I always meet great people. Feels like home and safe space for the creative freedom!

Daniel Jun, CA

Got to record live tracks here with my band Bittersweethearts. Amazing facility, great vibe, boutique/ top of the line equipment in and out of the box. Not only that, Jonathan is an amazing engineer and producer; perfect if you want your songs to transcend to the next level.
This is such a wonderful, beautiful, original, creative space. Perfect for recording, video shoots, intimate shows. Plus, Jonathan is a phenomenal engineer with the highest end gear to make your recording sound truly professional.
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