La Luna Recording & Sound

Proudly capturing Michigan's independent music scene since 1997.

La Luna is the creative and sonic workspace of freelance engineer/producer Ian Gorman. From tracking to mixing to mastering, Ian strives to make powerful, classic recordings that fully capture the artist's creative vision and stand the test of time.

A studio veteran of over 500 albums, Ian is an experienced and acclaimed force behind the board. The 2012 WYCE Jammie Award Winner for "Producer of the Year", Ian is the go-to engineer for many in the Michigan music scene.

Like so many musicians, Ian started experimenting with audio in high school, recording his own bands with a 4-track cassette recorder and a couple of workhorse mics. Looking to turn his love of recording into a full-time profession, he studied audio engineering at WMU from 1996-2000, during which time he recorded dozens of local bands, many classical and jazz projects withing the school of music, and won an international award from Downbeat Magazine for Best Engineered Student Recording in 1999.

In 2000, Gorman accepted a position as a sound engineer at Chicago Recording Company, working with such artists as Wilco, The Smashing Pumpkins, and Mannheim Steamroller, which earned him a multi-platinum record. Gorman’s decision to focus on the independent Michigan music scene brought him back to Kalamazoo in the fall of 2001, where he worked as a staff engineer of Western Sound Studios. Ian's mobile/home studio Big Green Lamp! eventually grew into La Luna, which opened in June of 2012.

Ian is proud to work with independent artists, creating passionate and wildly inventive music over a wide range of styles, always staying true to his client's artistic vision, and mindful of the budget of the working musician.