Welcome to the Bird-On-Fire Recording Studio web site

In operation since 1980, Bird-On-Fire Recording
Studio is located in West Union, Iowa and is
owned by Doug Koempel. It's a fully
equipped facility offering both analog
and digital recording capabilities.

For information phone: (563) 422-5677
Bird-On-Fire Recording

Studio pictures
Studio alumni
Memory Brothers site

Then                               Now
Emily West
(then Emily Nemmers) of Waterloo, Iowa first recorded at Bird-On-Fire in July of 1994. After high school she moved to Nashville where she signed with Capitol Records. In 2014 she's competing on NBC's America's Got Talent.
Nikki (Hassman) Anders spent many hours at  Bird-On-Fire perfecting her early demos. She went on to be a very successful recording artist with the group Avalon. She currently is a producer for the TV show Glee.
Anne & Naomi Ludvicek recorded their marvelous debut CD, Missing Piece (below), at
Bird-On-Fire Recording Studio in 2003. (Above left) Naomi, Doug Koempel, and Anne during a break in the recording. (Above right) The shot used for the cover of their CD.
For more info on this CD or to place an order, please click here: Missing Piece CD
H e r e   a r e   s o m e   B i r d - O n - F i r e   a l u m n i !
Pictured to the left is Nora Gedgaudas.

Based out of the twin-cities, Nora was a Canadian-born solo singer/songwriter who toured extensively throughout the Midwest, Canada and Florida.

Nora recorded here several times in the mid '80s. Those sessions yielded some of the most beautiful and haunting music that has ever been produced at Bird-On-Fire Recording Studio.

She is currently a nationally-known nutritionist with a new book entitled:
Primal Body, Primal Mind.
* Recording

* Mastering

* Full CD / band demo production

* Jingle and radio production

* Cassette/ reel-to-reel tape transfer to CD

* Soundtrack production

* Video editing

* Audio restoration