About Dark Horse Recording

“Dark Horse Recording has been a dream realized. We are now celebrating our 25th year, and in that time we’ve had the privilege of serving artists from all over the world. Our commitment goes far beyond technical excellence. We have created a culture of exceptional customer service in an environment that sparks imagination and encourages creativity. Our mission is simple: to give each of our clients an extraordinary recording experience.”



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Robin Crow


Robin Crow’s journey from struggling musician, to RCA recording artist, to best-selling author and accomplished entrepreneur is an American success story. As a business leader, he is the CEO of Dark Horse recording, a scenic four-studio complex he built from the ground up. Now in its 23rd year, Dark Horse Recording has attracted some of the most celebrated artists in the world, such as Taylor Swift, Neil Diamond, Tim McGraw, Jewel, Matchbox Twenty, Hunter Hayes and countless others.

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Kelly Robinson

Studio Manager

Kelly graduated from University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She has 20 years experience specializing in live concert event management and coordination, including managing key aspects of the Jonas Brothers Tour (over 50 cities) on the road in 2009. In addition to assisting Robin Crow, she also coordinates all scheduling at Dark Horse Recording.

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Dave Hagen

Head Engineer

Dave graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Audio/ Electronic Arts before interning at Dark Horse Recording. In 2011 he became staff engineer and in addition to teaching Audio Engineering and Producing has recorded dozens of bands on Sony, Capitol, Gotee, and Tooth and Nail including Ashley Judd, OneRepublic, Relient K, Matthew West, Jeremy Camp and For King and Country.