There’s a certain producer – Sean Hill – who has truly impacted my life. He has become like an older brother to me – helping me grow as an artist with honesty, talent, and wit. His name may not be known to everyone, but like a certain Samaritan who has remained “nameless,” it doesn’t always take a big name to make a big impact.
There is only one word to describe our experience with Uphill Studios: Phenomenal! Sean’s ear for production was extremely impressive, and more than that was the passion he showed for his work. He took the time to listen to the lyrics and intentionally created a sound for each track that both reflected and magnified the message of our music. His heart is definitely evident in the movement and quality of each song. Sean worked diligently with us to make sure the single and EP were the best they could be, and we couldn’t be prouder of the product he created. We highly recommend Uphill Studios for any artists looking to record, and we will definitely be back for future recordings!
Kellie & Kristen
Sean is an incredible musician and producer. No detail is too small to be tweaked, and he's not happy until you are. Being actively involved on his church worship team, Sean understands what is needed to give church musicians and singers tracks of the highest quality. Sean's passion for the Lord and the church is evident in his work, and we look forward to working with him again in the future.
Not only is Sean Hill incredible at what he does, but he is also one of the most down-to-earth people I have ever had the privilege of working with. Sean went above and beyond what was required of him to truly invest himself in my music. Just being around him and watching him work inspired me to be the best that I can be, in and out of the studio. Listen to the music, the quality of what he does speaks for itself. Not only is Sean a top-notch producer but also a Christian and friend.
Having been in and around the music industry for several years, I know from experience how rare it is to work with a producer who brings more to the table than just loads of talent. While Sean is most definitely crazy talented, his approach to production reaches far beyond that. He is a true “song guy”. He “gets” songs and has a remarkable innate sense of how they should flow and feel. He is always thinking “big picture” and doesn’t lose sight of the forest for the trees. He is intentional in making sure the production fits the artist, meaning he doesn’t just pull out the same bag of tricks for every project. He works tirelessly to create a unique sonic landscape that will best serve the artist and their ministry. He is not afraid to push back when something is less than excellent, yet manages to do so with kindness, respect, and professionalism. He takes the time to work with each client in stretching them to places musically they may not have previously explored. He is a true student of music – I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who listens to or “studies” more music on a regular basis. Most importantly, when in the studio with Sean there is always fun to be had. His crazy, lighthearted personality takes all the pressure off and makes the recording process exactly as it should be: a blast!
Shelly E. Johnson
I was looking for a special studio to take on my first Christian music project when I came across Uphill Studios. Sean really went above and beyond to make my vision a reality. I highly recommend recording at Uphill Studios and I can’t wait to record with them again this year!
Sean is so incredible to work with. He has mixed several projects for us for our online events and has knocked it out of the park every single time. We love his dedication to creating an amazing product with ease and skill. Sean cares about you and your music and how it's going to be experienced by your tribe. We will absolutely work with Sean again in the future and we would highly recommend Uphill Studios.
Sean isn’t just one of the best producers in the business; he’s also one of the best people I know. He really cares - not just about your music project, but also about you and your story. He and his team were so intentional and interested in helping me capture and share my unique story of God’s grace in my life. I was excited yet a little anxious and unsure coming into the studio, but he put my spirit at ease and brought creativity and joy out of me that I didn’t even know was there. I’m a better artist and person as a result, and I couldn’t be happier with the final product as well as the whole process. I’m so glad I worked with Sean and his team and can wholeheartedly recommend him - you should definitely consider working with Uphill on your next project!
Sean Hill’s work at Uphill Studios is amazing. I am grateful for the music we have made there over the years. He always over-delivers for me and takes the songs to a higher level than even I imagined.
Recording my debut album, As Far As I Run, with Sean at Uphill Studios literally changed the trajectory of my life — and I mean that in the realest sense. God knew what he was doing connecting me with someone who shares the same heart and vision for the Kingdom, and whose sheer talent and pursuit of excellence still challenge me to this day. I now have a lifelong friend and collaborator.
It’s rare to find someone as passionate and inspiring as Sean Hill. It’s even more rare to find someone at the top of their craft willing to take your project to the next level, no matter the scope or size. Sean has helped us to create an incredible online streaming experience at a time when people need it the most.
Brown's Bridge Church
Choosing the right producer can make or break a recording project, and I am so happy that I chose Uphill Studios to produce my album. Sean took the time to understand my vision for the project and made sure I was happy with the progress of the sound and style throughout the entire process. From my simple iPhone voice memos, they created outstanding song arrangements that were even better than I imagined. The Uphill’s Studios team is very professional, and also a lot of fun to work with. Sean goes above and beyond to make sure his clients not only end up with a quality recording but also have a good experience along the way. If you’re looking for a professional studio with a personal touch, choose Uphill Studios.
I love working with Sean! He’s such a talented songwriter, producer, and musician, and he’s a fun, genuine person to be around. He produces music of the highest quality, and the final product is always something I’m so incredibly proud of and blown away by! Sean is truly invested in the artists he works with and the songs he’s a part of. I highly recommend Uphill Studios!
Uphill Studios is an absolute dream to work with. I came to them with an idea, and a couple of hours later, we had written the entire song. Sean provides excellent direction and has an individual vision for every project that lands in his hands. I cannot imagine my song turning out so wonderfully with any other producer or studio. I love Sean and Crystal Hill and cannot wait to record future songs with Uphill!
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, our church, like everything else, had to quickly pivot. Moving from in-person gatherings to an online experience gave us the opportunity to really dial in a mix. We made one phone call and Sean was ready. What he does with a bunch of raw files to make a band sound so incredibly good while not robbing it of any purity or authenticity is truly remarkable. Sean made sure every detail of every mix wasn’t overlooked and every single week we have been blown away. We truly wouldn’t make it through this season without him and now we can’t wait to have him produce a record for us!
East Cobb Church
Coming into Uphill Studios several years ago, we had no idea that it was going to help shape us as musicians and songwriters. When you work with Sean and his team, not only will you leave with an industry-standard product, but you will also leave with lasting friendships. We immediately felt like family from the moment we walked in and have been coming back for years.
Eleventh Hour Worship
Uphill Studios was exactly what I needed! I recorded my first EP album, “Finished With Fighting” with Sean and his team and they delivered above and beyond any of my expectations. I would highly recommend Uphill Studios not only for the incredible quality of the finished product but for the process along the way!
It has been an awesome experience working with Uphill Studios and Sean Hill. As a producer that has been producing CDs since 1998, I can truly say my best work has come forth being in a relationship with Uphill Studios. The atmosphere, creative ear, expertise, and quality Sean demonstrates are enough to take any aspiring artist or established producer to the next level. I’ve been blessed to win music awards in past productions but with Uphill it gets better. Sean, we’ve got more to do!!
Working with Uphill Studios was a breakthrough moment for Wind & Color. Sean took us out for lunch, connected with our hearts on the purpose of our project, and invited us to collaborate and sculpt a great record together. I highly recommend you work with him. Not only will you get 10/10 mixes, you’ll get a friend who cares and encourages you through the process. You’ll have someone who teaches you things in the industry along the way. You'll have more fun than you could have possibly imagined. Most of all, You’ll get someone who’s so invested in seeing you succeed
Wind & Color
As the pandemic was about to begin, our ministry went through a merger. Two different churches, different cultures, different races, and ethnicities merged into one kingdom expression. We had no idea how our world would be impacted by Covid, racial tensions, and everything else that ensued. When we went to Sean, we needed someone who would be able to capture the heart and amplify the new sound being birthed as two streams became one. We needed expert-level skills along with an equally sensitive heart to bring out a unified sound. Sean helped create a unique expression that literally became an ark of safety for our church and community, through worship. Sean beautifully marries technical excellence, honoring the Holy Spirit and an ability to express authentic diversity. Additionally, what stands out the most about Sean is the integrity, professionalism, and honesty that he operates in. That within itself is a testament in an industry where integrity is hard to come by.
Turning Point Church
Sean Hill is one of the most talented producers in the recording business. I would definitely recommend Sean and his team to any songwriters/artists who are looking for top-quality production at an affordable price. I look forward to working with Uphill Studios in the future. It was a great experience.
We had a great time recording at Uphill Studios. Sean is a very laid-back guy, which is how we see ourselves. He was very quick to answer any questions and send us the track as it progressed through each instrument so that we could approve. We loved everything he created with the songs.
The Morning Watch
I had a fantastic experience working with Sean at Uphill Studios on my new Christmas single. When I flew in from Denver to lay the vocal tracks, everything was ready to go. The atmosphere was easy and stress-free. As for recording quality, I’ve been in studios featured in EQ Magazine that can’t do what Sean does. You can’t be taught how to hear…Sean’s got great ears! Two thumbs up for Uphill Studios.
It’s not always easy entrusting a song you wrote to someone you haven’t met face to face. But when Sean sent me the new arrangement that he and his team developed for my song, I was floored! He totally knocked it out of the park. Once I did meet Sean in person to record vocals, we had a blast. It was a fun experience that yielded a professional product. I couldn’t be happier with the end result and look forward to working with him again.
I recently had the pleasure of working with Uphill Studios when they mastered my latest EP. They did the job thoroughly and quickly, and the finished product sounds great! I would recommend them to any other songwriter looking for an awesome-sounding record that they can be proud of.
So when you pull up to the studio and the engineer is sitting on the front porch waiting for you, you know it’s gonna be a good day. Sean took my seed of an idea and made it into a great-sounding song. He made the track east to sing along with and his vocal setup makes your voice sound amazing! He’s a great guy to work with, keeps it loose and fun, and will even let your kids (if you have to bring them) play on his Wii… you may have to check with him first on that! Don’t hesitate to work with him if you have the chance.
Working with Sean and Uphill Studios was amazing! The atmosphere was relaxed and fun. Best of all I don’t just record, he also taught and explained a few things about the production process so I wasn’t as clueless as I was the first time I recorded with another studio. Needless to say, they’ll be seeing my face again.
I had so much fun recording my EP and single at Uphill Studios. Sean’s style of producing is professional and encouraging, and the environment is light and relaxing. The musicianship and talent from Sean and his team that helped create my EP still amaze me and makes me so proud of the projects we worked on! I learned so many things while working with him that still benefit my singing and songwriting to this day.
Working with Sean was one of the most incredible experiences I’ve had in my career. From the moment I stepped into the studio, I felt completely supported and cared for. He was patient and allowed me space to experiment and HAVE FUN! Sean listened to my story, my songs, and let me flourish and praise in ways I hadn’t done before. The creative energy and the love of Christ are so alive at Uphill Studios, and I am truly blessed to have been able to record my project there.
Uphill Studios is one in a million, I recorded my first EP album Smile with Sean and his team and they truly made me feel like family. I came from Albuquerque to Atlanta to record and I didn’t know anyone. Highly recommend it not only for the professionalism and amazing music but for the encouraging environment.
I cannot say enough good things about uphill Studios. I’ve been going there for every single project I’ve ever done since 2012. Sean’s attention to detail is amazing and his production is out of this world. You will never be let down by the incredible work he does. Do yourself a favor and quit looking for other studios and find your home at Uphill Studios
I came to uphill studios with a dream in my heart and no idea how that was possible. Sean and his team were incredibly helpful and encouraging every step of the process. The music is of the highest quality, and their ability to capture someone's vision for a song is unmatched. Sean and his team helped me create and record my first two singles. I remember sitting in my first songwriting session amazed at how Ashley and Sean walked me through writing a song. Their talent is God-given, and their heart to further the kingdom is so evident. I am very thankful for how God is using uphill studios and for how he uses them in my life.
I absolutely love working with Sean Hill! From the first day I met him, he treated me and my songs like a professional. The magic behind the lyrics and music is totally Sean's talent. The most repeated statement I hear from radio Dj's is how much they love the production of the music. Not only that, Sean takes the time to get to know his artists and cares about their wellbeing. He also has a way of pulling vocals out of you that you didn't even know you were capable of. I truly believe I have grown and learned so much as a singer/recording artist in the past three years. It has truly changed my life and I'm looking forward to seeing how the Lord is going to use these songs recorded at Uphill Studios.
As a songwriter, it’s often very difficult to turn over an idea to a producer for the purpose of recording. I was amazed at how capable the hands and heart of Sean Hill and Uphill Studios were in taking my ideas to the next level. I brought in a block of clay and came out with a work of art. Sean was so thoughtful and careful to protect my idea and yet brought sounds and musical structure that were relevant to the overall vision for the song. So thankful Sean is obedient to the talents God has given him. Truly one of the most satisfying recording experiences I’ve had and can’t wait to get back
Working with Sean at Uphill Studios was such a wonderful experience. From the first contact email to the finished master, everything was handled very professionally. In the studio, Sean has a way of making you feel at ease...and there are always plenty of laughs. Most importantly for us, the recordings, mixes, and musicians are pro-level. You can guarantee a top-notch finished product that will sound current and fresh. We can’t wait to get back to Uphill Studios!