The name Makoché comes from the Lakota word for earth: maka.  There is no English equivalent.

The name refers to the land, to family, and the interdependency of all living things. Our name was given to us by Cedric Goodhouse and the respected Lakota Elder the late Joe Flying By.

When Makoché Recording Studios opened in 1992 it was recognized by the leading industry magazine, Mix, as one of the"Hot New Rooms of the Year".

Working with owner David Swenson, Makoché Studio was designed by award winning audio architect Bill Morrison. The studio features the unique "reflection-free zone" control room design, over 3000 square feet in space, variable acoustics throughout the studio, 16-foot ceilings, and a drum room Alan Dawson called "the sweetest sounding drum booth I've ever played in."

Since opening in 1992 the studio has added a video editing/post production studio and a dedicated

audio/video restoration suite.

Makoché Studios: Experienced hands working with vintage gear and the latest technology.


Makoché Studios

208 North 4th Street

Bismarck, ND 58501



© Makoché Studios 2015  208 North 4th Street  Bismarck, North Dakota  701-223-7316