Meet The Asylum...


Asylum Recording Studios was founded by Matthew "Mr. Zills" Gregory in 2010 in Plainfield Illinois and officially set up a new location in Dubuque, Iowa.

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In 2004 Mr. Zills opened Dungeon Studios and in 2010 renamed to Asylum Recording Studios, started his own music label and soon following his own digital distribution that have assisted in the careers of several notable artists from the Midwest. In 2013 Mr. Zills moved his label,  distribution and built a new facility for Asylum Recording Studios in Dubuque, Iowa; where he continues to assist other artists with their musical talents.

Growing up in a musically inclined family, Mr. Zills learned how to appreciate different sounds, while learning the intricate details of music creation through his family of aunts, uncles, which includes his gospel singing Grandmother, Gladys Beamon. He cultivated what he loved through the years.

Zills has a lot of accomplishments under his belt including music production, movie scoring, former Arts & Cultural Commissioner of Dubuque, Music director of a local arts organization, several music releases, underground club remixes, and edits being played globally.


Asylum Recording & Live Sound Services is a professional Live sound and Recording studio located in Dubuque, IA, featuring the best of both vintage analog and modern digital tools. Music is an art that should be carefully crafted by the artist with the support of a professional industry standard engineer. We offer a wide range of audio production services. 


We are flexible on our rates, especially for longer bookings. Our passion is to help local musicians make awesome sound recordings.

Located at The Smokestack in Dubuque, we can also record live concerts and shows for artists, musicians, bands and more. Ask us how


We take great pride in our work and our day to day functions would not and could not happen without an amazing team. Each day we are looking to expand to provide the best sound service in our region as well as take our skills worldwide. We can not have any greater expectations if we didn't have a great team of high professional standards.




Studio Intern

Born in West Chicago, later moved out to Galena.  Over the last 4 years I have been putting a ton of time into Bass Guitar, and over the last year learning Keyboard, Vocals, and Drums trying to understand the fundementals of music.

 As of now, Daniel is focusing all of his attention to the fine tuning, and production of music, learning everything he can from the owner and Senior engineer Matt Gregory. As an Intern Engineer, Daniel's ultimate goal is to follow his passion and pursue a career in the music industry, producing music for others and himself. 



Alanda Gregory coins herself as an Authorpreneur. She has 25+ years in Administration and operations. Alanda keeps us moving along behind the scenes. Alanda is also a writer, speaker & Personal Development Coach/Mentor professional. Alanda Gregory Co-Founder of the Phoenix Group/iPhoenix Media.

Alanda has learned much from the entertainment business as well as taken her past experience as a business management/creative professional to create services tailored to others in art/culture, entertainment and small business. Alanda is a self-taught entrepreneur that  open to understanding the needs of other creatives. We are extremely honored to have Alanda as part of our Studio team, she is a valuable member that helps us run a tight ship.

Ops Manager

Alanda is Operations & Administrative Manager. She helps manage the day to day operations of Asylum Recording Studios.

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