We are a full service production recording studio located outside of Reading PA, about 1 hour and 15 minutes from center city Philadelphia. We have a four room facility with complete communication between rooms. We have lots of parking, and easy accessibility. We have been in business for over thirty five years.



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Marty Mellinger

Producer/ Owner

    I’m Marty Mellinger, the proud owner of Cross Keys Recording. I look forward to sharing my story. I hope that you will enjoy getting to know me better.

    I was always passionate about music, so I became a musician in 1957. Over the years, I decided that the best way to advance in my profession was not only to play instruments, but also learn how to capture, produce, and edit, so I joined a recording studio in 1972.

    I picked up various recording methods and derived great joy from helping people realize their full potential. However, I felt I could raise the bar and create music for film, tv, and commercials, so I decided to open a studio of my own in 1983.

    Over the past thirty-seven years, I’ve assisted clients from various musical backgrounds, including jazz, rock, classical, fusion, and rap, to name just a few genres. I’ve also managed to empower singers and songwriters.

    My competency has allowed me to excel, and as an individual, I believe what sets me apart from the others is my punctuality and dependability. Besides, my experience has enabled me to be instructive to musicians who need help in achieving their goals.

    I also attribute my success to having an innate ability to relate to musicians and make them feel comfortable with sharing their talents without feeling self-conscious or judged in any way. My compassion and kindness have led to reward and recognition.

    I once received the equivalent of a German Grammy for a recording of the Dave Liebman Group, which was a tribute to Ornette Coleman. Receiving this accolade gave me immense satisfaction and indicated that I was on the right track.

    When I am not recording music, I love practicing classical piano, watching movies, walking to stay fit, and hiking to discover more of our beautiful country.

    I have enjoyed sharing my story about the things which matter to me and how they influence the way I do business.

    If you or someone you know could benefit from my expertise as a music producer and the owner of a full-service music recording studio in Reading, Pennsylvania, I invite you to get in touch.