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Welcome to 3rd Avenue Sound

Recording & Production Studio

Thanks for Stopping by. I'm glad you're here.

3rd Avenue Sound is a full service, professional recording facility located in Arab, Al.

If you need a songwriter demo, or a complete CD project with Nashville studio musicians, or anything in between, we can produce your project from start to finish.



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Check Out Our 2022 Playlist

2022 has been an incredible year for 3rd Avenue Sound.

Take a few minutes and listen to some of the work we've done this year.

There are 11 songs on the playlist.

Click Play, then Next Track or Previous Track to Navigate the Playlist

Like what you hear?

Reach out today! 


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The Studio

The Concept:

Build a great place to record, designed with singers and musicians in mind. Make it comfortable, with all the equipment you need to do your best work.

The Owner:

Tommy Swindle is a Producer / Arranger / Engineer with the experience to capture your vision.

  • At 3rd Avenue Sound, we are laser focused on providing custom recording services. Our goal is to provide the best recording possible, for a reasonable price.

  • Today's recording marketplace is more competitive than ever. 3rd Avenue Sound delivers products every day that compete with studios all over the world. We consistently provide radio-ready music for clients.

  • The results are in the charts:
    (4) Top 10 Singing News Songs since 2018 and counting. 

  • Numerous #1 and Top 10 Singles from multiple artists.

  • We Provide All Industry Standard Tools you need to create your next project are right here, at 3rd Avenue Sound.


3rd Avenue Sound is the realization of a dream that started when I was a kid in the 80's, when I was recording songwriter demo's for my own songs. I spent 26 years on the road with gospel groups, as a writer, performer and producer. I've been fortunate to have had many songs recorded by some amazing artists.  Several of those reached the Top 40 in the charts. Others went to the Top 10 on the Singing News National Chart. 

Here's a list of a few artists who've recorded my songs:

- Gold City

- Dixie Echoes

- Karen Peck and New River

- Pfeifers

- N'Harmony

- Mark Trammel Quartet

- Canaan's Crossing

- New Ground

- Singing Ambassadors

- Appointed

Almost 40 years later, my passion for producing music is stronger than ever, and I do what I love in my own facility, designed with YOUR MUSIC in mind.

Gospel music is my first love; all styles, from Southern Gospel to CCM. We also record other types of music at 3rd Avenue. It's a love for the making great music that is the driving force behind everything we do.

If you're looking for a studio that's more than a studio:

3rd Avenue comes with an engineer/producer/writer with over 30 yrs experience, an ear for harmony and arrangements, and the equipment and experience to produce a product you'll be proud to have in your catalog.

Call today: 256-572-7311 or email for prices, availability and more information.


Production Capabiliites

  • Full CD Projects:

  • We'll produce the tracks from scratch if you need them, arrange and record vocals, then edit, and do the final mix.

  • It'll be Radio-Ready when it leaves here.

  • Songwriter Demos:

  • Simple songwriter demo

    • (Optional) full band

  • Custom Tracks:

  • We have long-standing relationships with some of the best players available.
    I work frequently Nashville Musicians. I've known some of these guys for almost 30 years, and they know exactly how to communicate through a song and an arrangement.

  • Other fantastic musicians are available. We'll put together the right team just for you.

  • Let's talk about putting an amazing band together for your project. 


My goal at 3rd Avenue Sound is to create the best project you've ever had. I won't stop working until you're happy with the project.

Let's get your next hit record started today! Call 256-572-7311 or email for more info.

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We use the Latest Technology to create the best finished product possible

Partial List:


  • Antelope Orion 32HD Gen3 HDX 32IN/32OUT Interface, including full suite of (38) Real-Time FX

  • (2) Slate MTi2 Control Surfaces

  • Dangerous Monitor ST Monitor Controller

  • Custom Built Desk

Front End:

(14) Channels Teegarden All Discrete Class A Classic Design Preamps

(2) Channels API 512V

(2) Channels A-Designs MP-2

(1) Warm Audio WA-76

(1) Warm Audio WA-2A





Direct Isolation

Behringer P-16 Personal Monitoring In All Booths.

Computers and Software:

Custom Built Rack Mount Studio Computer

Pro Tools Ultimate with HDX Card and Avid Complete Plugins Bundle

Cubase 10

UAD-2 Powered Plugin Suite, including:

Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor


Brainworx bx_masterdesk Mastering Plugin

1176LN Legacy Classic Limiting Amplifier

1176SE Legacy Classic Limiting Amplifier

Cambridge EQ

DreamVerb Room Modeler

EMT® 140 Classic Plate Reverb

EMT® 250 Classic Electronic Reverb

Fairchild Plug-In for UAD-2

Lexicon® 224 Digital Reverb

Manley® Massive Passive EQ

Neve 1073 / 1073SE Classic Console EQs

Precision De-Esser

Precision Limiter

Precision Mix Rack Collection

Pultec EQP-1A Legacy

RealVerb-Pro Plug-In for UAD-1

RealVerb-Pro Plug-In for UAD-2

SSL 4000 E Channel Strip Collection

SSL 4000 G Bus Compressor Collection:

SSL E Channel Strip Plug-In for UAD-2

SSL G Bus Compressor Plug-In for UAD-2

Teletronix® LA-2A Legacy Classic Leveling Amplifier

Waves H-Verbs and H-Delays

Waves SSL D and E Series

Waves RVox 

Waves RDesser

Waves J37 Tape Emulation

Waves L1 Ultramaximizer

Waves CLA-76 Compressor 

Waves Dorrough Metering

Slate All Access Pass

Slate FGX-2

Slate and Sony Mastering Software

Plugin Alliance MAAG EQ4

And many more

World class microphones, including:

Custom Built Teegarden Tube Mic

Warm Audio WA47

AKG 4051

AKG 4041

sE Voodoo Ribbon

Mojave Audio MA200


Shure SM7b

Groove Tubes


Warm Audio WA47

Warm Audio WA251

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Contact Us

215 3rd Ave NW Arab AL United States 35016

(256) 572-7311

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