Jupiter Studios formed from the dreams of Jim Callahan in the basement of a far-west St. Louis suburb. That was in 1992. For 10 years, Callahan played in bands, and the recording business was a natural progression.
With some spare pocket change, a couple credit cards and a vision, Callahan started with a cassette recorder, a bathroom as a vocal booth, a six year old son named Ryan crawling up his leg, and a door lying on its side on two filing cabinets as a mixing desk.
The first professional studio was built in Ellisville in 1994 featuring a 10' x 12' control room and a 12' x 12' live room. Callahan built his client base for four years, creating soundtracks for industrial videos, recording hip hop artists and producing albums for singer-songwriter friends and acquaintances.
In 1997, Callahan landed a job working for Trendmasters, a toy company. There he wrote and recorded music for commercials, as well as producing sound design for toys. He kept the basement studio running for six years while improving his skills, which in turn, led to a larger clientele.
The following year saw Callahan building a better studio in a bigger facility, and he bought his first Pro Tools system. With 1,200 square feet of working space and the cheapest Pro Tools rig available, business boomed, and so did the customers. Jupiter Studios became recognized as the place to go for good quality recording at cost effective rates.
In 2001, Jupiter moved the studio once again to what has become the new, trendy, Washington Avenue. There on the seventh floor of the historic King Bee building, Jupiter became not only known as a great St. Louis studio, but as a nationally recognized recording facility. Jupiter resided here for four years.
Currently located at 3323 Locust, Callahan obtained this facility in 2006 with the help of a lucrative real estate deal involving the MO Pac building. Through the profits from that deal, Jupiter Studios has grown into a million dollar dream facility now housing a pair of first class recording rooms, graphic design capabilities, video, web, and CD duplication services.