Tempermill’s team of studio engineers, from left: Erik Maluchnik, Jim Kissling, Dave Feeny, Tony Hamera and Matt Basner. Feeny estimates that more than 1,000 records have been made at the studio. / Tempermill

Vintage King Audio technician Jeff Spatafora looks over a refurbished Neve 8078 audio mixer at its warehouse in Ferndale. Vintage King specializes in providing vintage equipment to studios across the country. / Jarrad Henderson/Detroit Free Press

Tempermill’s team of studio engineers, from left: Erik Maluchnik, Jim Kissling, Dave Feeny, Tony Hamera and Matt Basner. Feeny estimates that more than 1,000 records have been made at the studio. / Tempermill

Mark Bass is co-owner of F.B.T. studio, which has hosted work by Eminem, D12, T.I. and the Dramatics. Bass, who has started a label called Motunes Media, says he's mixing new material by Sly Stone and members of the original Family Stone. Jarrad Henderson/Detroit Free Press
A drum booth at Effigy studio, which opened in 2004. / inForm Studio