Soliton Recording Studios history
Located just off Lyndale Avenue in Bloomington, Minnesota, Soliton Recording Studios has been in operation since 2000. The studio had previously, since 1995, been located in St. Louis Park, Minnesota and was known then as Greenhouse Studios. Owners Andrew Thomas and Jeremy Ylvisaker made the move to Bloomington when they outgrew the old space and sought to improve the quality of the studio's rooms. In 2003, Thomas bought out Ylvisaker and became Soliton's sole proprietor. Though Ylvisaker is no longer part-owner, he still regularly works at the studio.
Soliton and the former Greenhouse Studios have acted as the creative home for literally hundreds of recordings since 1995. Some have gone on to national and international success via independent or major record labels; others have remained demos or seen success at a local level. Over the years, Thomas and Ylvisaker have worked with a wide variety of artists and bands, with styles spreading the musical spectrum.
Thomas and Ylvisaker have known one another since the late-1980s. They discovered their collaborative abilities when Thomas was recording his debut CD in 1993 and recruited Ylvisaker to co-produce. In 1995 they formed their business partnership from almost nothing - merging equipment from small studios in their parents' homes and taking a business loan to buy more. The studio continues to change and grow, but the fundamental roots on which it was founded remain in tact; good ideas, inspired performances, and a creative environment translate to recorded quality.