STUDIO 132, Recording Studio, Oakland, CA.

Work with BZ Lewis:
Six time Emmy Award winning Producer at Studio 132

Why Studio 132?

More than just a recording studio in Oakland

What Sets us Apart

You can't go wrong working at Studio 132.

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Our Artists

Click the link below to see a list of the artists we've recorded in our 23 years of work in the business.

"We were pleased right from the start. BZ was prompt in all email exchanges, open to help with project planning and professional in all ways. And most importantly, the songs we had mixed there sound great. He really listened to our music and did what was right for us as a band and for each specific song. Seriously.. .awesome." Adam Beverly International pop star

Recent News

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  • 2nd Telly Award
    Studio 132 just won our 2nd Telly Award for recording! Click <a href= target=new>here</a> to see it at For the latest news, Click <a href=blog.html>here</a>
  • Solar Power
    We’ve gone Green! The Oakland Studio is fully Solar powered, and we generate enough power from our solar panels that we have extra to sell back to PG&E for all the daytime sessions. For more news, Click <a href=blog.html>here</a>
  • Pro Tools HDX
    We use the absolute best that Pro Tools has to offer. It's the highest of the high end for audio editing and recording. For the latest news, Click <a href=blog.html>here</a>

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A Bit of History of Studio 132…

B.Z. Lewis grew up in his father's home studio in a small town in west Texas. B.Z. remembers being 7 years old and duplicating tapes for his father's daily radio program 'The Sound of Texas', spooling 1/4 inch tapes on an Ampex reel to reel machine. It wasn't long before the studio/music bug crept into his life, and about the same time, he started playing piano and later developed a love for guitar. He attended an audio engineering school in Texas and received his B.A. in music with an emphasis on classical guitar from the University of Texas at Austin where he was honored as one of the best guitarists in the state of Texas by Texas Beat Magazine.

He set out for California in '93 to work on a film that launched his career, and in '96 he started recording bands out of his home. The following year he moved the studio to it's current location in Oakland, CA, where he has been the main engineer for fifeteen years. B.Z. Lewis began STUDIO 132 in June of 1996, recording demos for singer/songwriters in a suburb of San Francisco. The current Oakland recording studio location, which broke ground in 2007, was designed from the ground up with the help of Chips Davis, (Lucasfilm's Skywalker Ranch) and tuned by Bob Hodas.

Studio 132 is committed to the highest quality possible regardless of the size of the project. We specialize in getting the best performances from our musicians, singers, and VO artists for a dynamic performance, whatever the medium. Our philosophy is that when you come to us for help, we won't stop until we get the best possible results if you'll let us. Our staff engineers and producers pool their resources to meet the client's needs.

Our music composition and sound design credit list is massive! Platinum selling video games, national ad campaigns, and scores of independent films are just some of the highlights. We have one of the largest sound effects libraries in the Bay Area, and all the sounds are organized and searchable for incredibly fast access.

So what are you waiting for? Now's your chance to work with the Six time Emmy Award winning Producer at Studio 132, BZ Lewis!


We're located in the scenic hills of Oakland (Montclair) Ca. Click here for a map with driving directions.