New recording studio comes to York City's Royal Square


At Studio 117, the musical masterminds must draw the line at symphonies.

"We don't have a room that big," said Lee King, one of two executive producers at York City's newest recording studio.

With the exception of full orchestras, Studio 117 is both willing and able to record just about any other musical project, King said.

The studio at 117 S. Duke St. houses two distinct services — the audio recording of AK Beatz and video and photography of RB Studios.

It opened in early March in the Royal Square neighborhood, King said.

King, 25, grew up in York and graduated from the York County School of Technology.

He and fellow producer Kendale Harris met at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology.

Since then, they've recorded acts of nearly every genre — rock, country, hip hop, gospel and R&B, King said.

King said they decided to open their business in York because of the downtown business momentum.

"A renaissance is happening right now in York for the arts," he said.

King said AK Beatz will work with artists of all styles and abilities.

The studio is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

An hour of audio recording costs $50.

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