Shock and Audio's live room.

We’re probably a lot like you. Shock and Audio was established by a group of engineers interested in creating an affordable, artist friendly space where great recordings are made. Our gear is top notch and we know it well. Our location was chosen for its great access to the best of Minneapolis as well as for its great acoustic properties. We’re equipped for a wide range of audio recording applications, from demos and CDs to voiceover work and sound for film.

Whether it’s your first time in the studio or you’ve been doing this for years, Shock and Audio will not disappoint. Get in touch and see what we can do for you.


Eric Griffin
Eric is a classically-trained pianist and hip-hop producer. He cut his teeth engineering sessions for his college radio station and has since worked with many DJs and MCs. Raised on the mean streets of St. Paul, he’s known for creating solid beats and smooth samples. He’s the go to guy if you’re looking for hip-hop, RnB, or pop production. When he’s not in the studio, he’s producing talk radio, making beats, living it up and partying down.

Brandon Commodore
Brandon grew up around music and has been playing drums since he was big enough to hold drum sticks. In addition to being an in-demand drummer (including touring with Mint Condition and leading #MPLS), he’s always writing songs and helping other musicians find their voices. If you need some solid drums to anchor your song or some soul-filled pop production, Brandon is your guy.

Mike Sandstedt
Engineer, Tech
He got his start with violin lessons at MacPhail, then studied at McNally Smith. In 2002, he co-founded Afternoon Records and recorded a bevy of label artists before joining the technical team at Midas Klark-Technic. When the repair shop moved to Tennessee, Mike opened his own repair business and focused on creating some of his own gear. Now he’s making more records and repairing touring gear for bands such as The Foo Fighters, Gwen Stefani, John Legend, and Ben Folds while also holding down a day job programming super computers. He’s a mad scientist with mad skills.

Andrew Zoellner
Studio Manager, Engineer
Andrew has been rocking out for the better part of two decades. He was the studio engineer at his college radio station where he worked with a ton of great local and national acts. His favorite music usually involves two guitars trading sweet riffs while the bass grooves and the drums hold it down. If he’s not in the studio, he’s writing for magazines, working on his woodworking skills, riding his bike, or trying to start the ultimate Thin Lizzy tribute band.