METALGATE STUDIO is part of MetalGate Productions & Records. It is focused mainly on recording, mixing, mastering and production of mainly metal and rock music, but is also open to other modern genres. The studio operates since 2009 and its goal is to get as close as possible to the sound quality of global recordings.

The studio itself is located in a quiet neighborhood on the outskirts of Vsetín. It consists of a spacious control room, a smaller isolation booth designed for the recording of vocals or guitars, and a large live room suitable for the recording of drums or of the entire band. All the rooms are interconnected via a camera system to allow a seamless communication between the band and the sound engineer. An integral part of the studio is also a comfortable chill-out lounge with a small kitchen, as well as a private parking and a small garden with a barbecue corner.

Beside the facilities for recording, mixing and mastering, the studio is further outfitted with high quality video equipment which the visiting bands can utilize to shoot studio reports or even a music video.

The operations are overseen by a five-member team lead by Libor Kukula (otherwise the band leader of Ascendancy).



We offer the following services:

  • recording of both electric and acoustic music instruments (the studio has excellent acoustics)
  • mixing and mastering
  • production assistance

For bands that are visiting a studio for the first time, we are able for free to:

  • advise on how to plan and prepare for the recording sessions
  • help with selecting the right instruments, even lend our own guitar backline if necessary
  • aid with assessing the time needed to spend in the studio

Parking and accommodation on the studio premises. Catering also either on site (kitchen available) or in the restaurants nearby.