The Electrical Research Lab (ERL) is a recording- and mixing-studio in the heart of Zwolle, The Netherlands, and the creative home of producer/musician Matthijs Herder. The studio is a big multi-purpose room designed to get the best out of a recording session, whilst also having a perfect sweet spot for mixing and mastering.


ERL is equipped with a wide variety of (mostly vintage) instruments, a unique and varied collection of microphones, preamps and other audio tools and toys, to get the most out of every recording and mixing session. Aiming for a musical vibe that enhances everything that was at the core of the original song.


Now with the Covid pandemic going on internationally, recording sessions are almost impossible to realise. But you can still get your music mixed, mastered or otherwise enhanced by Matthijs at the ERL studio. Get in touch for rates and bookings at the contact form. Don't worry about any compatability issues with your recordings, they are never a problem. 



The studio is specialised in:

-recording (complete band recording, small ensembles or singer/songwriter type)



-composition (music for games, commercials etc)

-creative musical guidance

-session musicianship

-voice-over recording