Welcome to Traffic Sound Studio

We help musicians establish their place in the industry!




• API 512b preamps (2)

• API 512c preamps (2)

• API 3124+ 4 channel preamps

• Neve 1272 preamps (2)

• API 525 compressors (2)

• Mentally Elop stereo compressor

• Smart Research C1 stereo compressor

• Universal Audio 1176LN limiter

• API 560 Eqs (2)

• API 550b Eq

• Avalon 737sp Pre/Comp/Eq

• A Designs Hammer Stereo Eq

• SPL Qure Stereo Eq

• Avalon U5 DI

• Lexicon PCM 91 Reverb

• Lexicon PCM 81 Digital FX

• Tascam CD–RW2000 CD burner



• Neumann U87 Ai

• Neumann KM84 (2)

• Sony C-800G

• AKG 414 EB (2)

• Josephson C42 (2)

• Audio Technica 4050 CM5 (2)

• Groove Tubes Model 3A

• Peluso 22-251

• Sennheiser 421 N (3)

• Shure SM 81 (3)

• Shure SM 57 (5)

• Shure SM 58 (2)

• Shure Beta 87 (2)

• Shure Beta 52

• AKG D112

• Yamaha SubKick

• Sennheiser e602

• Electro-Voice RE20

• Shure 55S (Think Elvis)

• Cascade Fat Head II SP Ribbons (2)



• Yamaha C7 Grand Piano (7’4”)

• 1958 Hammond B3 Organ

• Leslie 122

• Wurlitzer 200A Electric Piano

• Rhodes 73 Electric Piano

• Mini Moog

• Oberheim Ob-XA

• Hohner Clavinet D6

• Yamaha Motif XS

• Roland JV-1080

• Estey WWII Chaplain’s Field Organ

• 1964 Fender Deluxe Reverb Amp

• 1964 Ampeg B-15 Bass Amp

• 1996 Matchless SC30 Amp

• Dr Z Therapy Guitar Amp

• DW 6 piece Drum Kit

• Gretsch 6 piece Drum Kit

• Ludwig 6 1/2 x 14 Black Beauty Snare

• Ludwig 5 x 14 Snare

• DW 5 1/2 x 14 Craviotto Snare

• Gretsch 8 x 14 Snare

• Pork Pie 6 1/2 x 14 Snare

• Paiste Signature Cymbals

• Tons of guitars, basses and just cool stuff!



• Yamaha 02R96 56 ch Console

• Cubase Pro

• ProTools

• Apple Mac Pro computer

• Apogee Rosetta AD Converter

• MOTU 2408mk3 Converters (2)

• Lots of plugins by-

• Waves

• Antares

• Sonnox

• SoundToys

• And many more


* Dynaudio BM6A

* Dynaudio BX30 Sub

* Yamaha NS10





About Us


David Rhyne

(chief engineer)

Traffic sound is owned and operated by David Rhyne. Here are a few interesting facts about David. He picked up most of his studio experience producing projects in Los Angeles in Nashville. There he learned that the secret to a good recording it’s not so much the studio you’re working in but the quality of people you’re working with. He has produced in written with Grammy winning artists that have collectively sold more than 100 million albums such as Chynna Phillips of Wilson Phillips, Bernie Leadon of the Eagles and Crystal Bernard from NBC sitcom wings. He and artist/cowriter Vaughan Penn, have had over 150 song placements on major network television shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Superstore, NCIS Miami, Criminal Minds, Bones and many many more. They wrote and produced the opening theme for MTV‘s hit show The Hills. David has also had the privilege of working alongside a few Billboard #1 producers such as Ron Nevison, Mike Shipley, Paul Worley, Dann Huff, John Guess and Biff Watson.

That experience combined with a very musical approach to recording in a quiet relaxed atmosphere makes Traffic Sound Studio the perfect place to bring out the best in anyone who chooses to work here.

The Studio

Traffic sound is one of the most unique recording studios in the Charlotte area. It was designed by Don Rice and David Rhyne from the ground up as a studio. It is a 1700 square-foot facility with solid oak hardwood floors and 12 foot ceilings throughout. There are five spacious isolation rooms each with a unique shape and sound all its own. What do you need intimate vocals, warm acoustic guitars and pianos or live bombastic drums… There is a space specifically designed for that. The electronic side of things is covered by a nice selection of analog outboard gear blended with all the latest digital toys and editing tricks of the trade. Plenty of classic vintage instruments scattered throughout will appeal to all those who still have an appreciation for true authentic tone.

Traffic Sound is located 25 minutes from Charlotte International Airport in a tiny town called Dallas NC. It overlooks acres of open countryside so inspiration is never more than a few steps away.


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