Early pictures of Bird-On-Fire Recording Studio / West Union, Iowa
Owner Doug Koempel at console (1980)
Larry Crandall recording (1999)
Bob Traeger, Jr. mixing Kowalke sessions (1981)
New JBL 4311B monitors (1980)
Under console showing outboard processors (1980)
Doug Koempel and Kevin Conner in waiting room (1982)
View of custom desk built by Al Biermann (1980)
New Young Chang grand piano (1982)
Kevin Conner mixing "Time and Distance" (1983)
Doug Koempel © 2012
Bird-On-Fire Recording Studio was built in 1979-80 by Robert Traeger, Jr., Doug Koempel, Kevin Conner and Greg McGaffic with considerable help from Mike Heins and Al Biermann. The first musician recorded was Brenda Kowalke. Here's a listing of all those who've recorded since: click.