It was love at first sight. The former church built in 1895 had been abandoned for over 10 years when my partner Jason Magee and I found it. On top of co-owning a successful web development company together, we had always shared a passion for music and recording. Our vision was to create a recording experience that we hadn’t seen before. A place where the surroundings were as important as the studio itself.
Willis, Michigan is a small town, surrounded by farms and fields. Driving in, your blood pressure drops, your shoulders relax — it’s an incredible feeling. With a lot of help from our friends and family, the renovations and studio build out took us over two years to complete. The result is a studio and recording experience that is part creative playground and part sleepaway camp. We strive to create an environment where collaboration and new ideas can take shape. Where new sonic territory can be explored and great records made.
Welcome to Willis Sound.
– Ben Lorenz | Willis Sound Co-Founder