The Machine

Located on a private, leafy estate on Indianapolis' north side, The Pop Machine has hosted hundreds of recording sessions for platinum-selling music legends and emerging artists since 2000.


Our selected discography includes "Visual Love" from the 2013 GRAMMY-nominated Best R&B Album "Better" by Chrisette Michele (Motown Records), "ErrryThang" by Ace Hood featuring Yo Gotti from the Billboard #1 R&B/Hip-Hop; Billboard #1 Rap Album; Billboard 200 Top-10 album "Blood, Sweat & Tears" (Island Def Jam/We The Best Music Group), and "Bruised 'N Tattooed" by American Bombshell (EMP Label Group). 

The Pop Machine was designed and built by co-founder Terry L. Monday and his Monday Designworks firm and features stunning acoustical spaces, a Solid State Logic AWS 924 Delta SuperAnalogue console, Avid Pro Tools and Logic Pro X digital audio workstations, and classic analog gear with a curated collection of vintage musical instruments supported by a team of the highest caliber producers, engineers, and musicians. 

The studios


Live Room


Mahogany, poplar, and maple tonewoods clad live room and two isolation booths with configurable acoustic baffles, Mogami cabling and Neutrik interconnects, a private cue system, and the finest modern and vintage tube, ribbon, condenser, and dynamic microphones designed to deliver superior sonics.


Control ROOM 


The center piece of the Control Room is a Solid State Logic AWS 924 Delta SuperAnalogue workstation, which combines a state-of-the-art analog console and multi-layered DAW controller.  On the analog side, the AWS 924 is a complete 24-channel/8-bus standalone mixer with 24 analog inputs. Each of the AWS 924's channels features a top-of-the-line SSL SuperAnalogue microphone preamplifier, a line-level input, and dual 4-band E- and G-Series EQs, all based on classic SSL technology.

The control room offers ultra accurate monitoring with original-issue UREI 813A mains and Bryston-powered JBL, KRK, ProAc, and Yamaha nearfield options and Avid Pro Tools HDX and Logic Pro X workstations with a vast plugin library, a Lavry AD122-96 MX A/D converter, Apogee Big Ben 192k master digital clock, Otari MX-80 24-track and an Ampex ATR-102 1/2" 2-track analog tape machines complemented by a well appointed rack of effects processors and analog outboard gear from API, Avalon Design, Calrec, dbx, Focusrite, Lexicon, Neve, Smart Research,Spectra Sonics, Teletronix, Tube-Tech, SPL, and Universal Audio.