Audio for:
Film | Media

Serving the local audio needs of the greater Phoenix area, as well as online keyboard session work and post production.

About Winding Road Studios

Location Recording


Recording audio in spaces outside of the studio is one of our specialties.  Be it a concert hall, church, auditorium, private home, or even gymnasium, we've done it all with broadcast and commercial quality.  We have worked a wide range of ensembles from soloists, to full 80-piece orchestras, to jazz combos and everything in-between.

Music for Media


Does your project need an original score?  A jingle?  Want to save editing time and hassle and have music hit in the right places for your final cut and still sound natural in the process? Charles Szczepanek, Winding Road's head engineer, has extensive experience as a composer, arranger, producer, and even cinematographer, video editor, and music supervisor.  He has been on both sides of the A/V profession and can quickly and confidently help your media come to life through music.

Live Sound


With experience stemming from regular work as FOH engineer in the 1,500 seat Ikeda Theater at the Mesa Arts Center, as well as live broadcast of musical events both online and to KBAQ classical radio station, we can work to make what you need and what you envision come to life for live audiences of all kinds.

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What others say about Winding Road Studios

“Let me introduce you to an extraordinary talent in the field of audio recording and production.  His name is Charles Szczepanek. 

Though there are many fine audio engineers out there, Charles is also a concert pianist and composer and musical arranger.  Brilliant on all counts.  Has dealt with all kinds of music too.  And it’s that combo of accomplishments that make him such a terrific recording producer as well!  What that meant to me, in a recent project for which I engaged Charles, was that he knew exactly where I was going with the music we recorded.  Knew my intentions in every nuance without being told!  And he knew right away how to get the most out of it as he mixed it down.  That means a fraction of the time an engineer would ordinarily spend in post-production, which, of course, means a lot lower total price tag and an infinitely better result.

So bottom line—working with Charles is like employing a team of big talents for the price of one.  And by the way, the expertise of his editing?—unbeatable!  Couldn’t believe it, and I’ve heard a lot of editing over the years!

Anyway, I’m really enthusiastic about this gifted young man and I am certain, once you’ve collaborated with him, you’ll not want to work with anyone else.”

Paul Harvey Aurandt Jr.
Creator and writer of "The Rest of the Story"
Radio Hall of Fame Writer

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