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Francisco-Based Nonprofit and World’s Only Women-Run Recording Studio Takes Over
Former SF Soundworks Studio

Women’s Audio Mission
(WAM), a nonprofit dedicated to the advancement of women in music production and
the recording arts, moved into a new recording studio, the former SF Soundworks
Studio, earlier this year and has since attracted major donations from audio
manufacturers Audient,
, Belden,
, AKG,
and XQP.

Soundworks Studio was home to many high-profile recording projects with artists
such as Alanis Morissette, R.E.M., Timbaland, and Radiohead. The new recording
studio is triple the size of WAM’s previous facility, and will allow the
nonprofit to serve over 300 additional women and girls a year (1,200 women and
girls total) with free and low-cost recording arts training. The studio has
recently been covered in a feature on NBC
and has attracted the support of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, who spoke
at the ribbon cutting for the studio last fall.

“We welcome the
innovative Women’s Audio Mission to the Central Market neighborhood, adding to
the emerging creativity and vibrancy of this neighborhood,” says Mayor Ed Lee.
“We will continue to support and strengthen important nonprofits like Women’s
Audio Mission who are inspiring young minority girls to work and succeed in
technology and arts.”

Industry supporters are generously outfitting the
new studio with the latest gear, including a new 48 channel, ASP8024 console
from Audient, a Pro Tools HDX system with 32 channels of I/O from Avid, a pair
of HD-1 High Definition monitors from Meyer Sound, a Bottle microphone from Blue
Microphones, over 2,500 feet of cable from Belden, a pair of C414 microphones
from AKG, a 531 optical de-esser from XQP, a DT 25 Tube Modeling Amp and JVX-69
Modeling Guitar from Line 6, and Ableton Live licenses with a new Ableton Push

“The outpouring of support for our new studio has been
incredible,” says Terri Winston, WAM Founder and Executive Director. “WAM
wouldn’t have been able to create this world-class recording and training
environment without our industry supporters. It’s so meaningful for the women
and girls we serve to be trained on the best gear in the business and gain
critical work experience that prepares them for jobs in the industry. Our
clients are so excited, we started booking up way before we were even open. We
have already had David Harrington of Kronos Quartet, Sean Dorsey Dance, the San
Francisco Zoo and Lia Rose in the studio before we even opened. It’s a big step
up for WAM and the 1,200 women and girls we serve each year.”

In June,
WAM resumed their adult class schedule and client recording sessions at their
new studio. For more information about Women’s Audio Mission, please visit

Women’s Audio Mission

Audio Mission is a San Francisco based non-profit organization
dedicated to the advancement of women in music production and the recording
arts. In a field where women are critically under-represented (less than 5%),
WAM seeks to “change the face of sound” by providing hands-on
training, experience, career counseling and job placement to women and girls in
media technology for music, radio, film, television and the Internet.
WAM believes that women’s mastery of music technology and
inclusion in the production process will expand the vision and voice of media
and popular culture. For more information, visit



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