Culture Spotlight:
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“The general vibe is that back corner of a house party, that feeling of having your friends over, a place where you can go get comfortable and just talk and have a good time.

A Growing Industry

If you are active on the internet, then you know just how big the podcast scene has gotten. What may be less common knowledge is the amount of room for growth within the podcast industry. As we write this, companies are paying millions of dollars in research and development to learn how to better advertise using Podcast shows, so the industry is really just getting started. That is where Kevin Davis and Kim Davis of Level 4 Studio come into play. Seeing an industry that is primed for growth, Kevin pulled the trigger on a vision that he has had for years, and the result is nothing less than impressive. Creating a podcast studio that is available to the public is one thing, but creating a studio with a mix of top of the line production, elite ambiance, streaming capabilities, with all of that packaged into a prime location in a growing city is something that only Kevin has been able to make happen.

With a passion for music production and all things tech, it was a no-brainer for Kevin to enter the podcast industry, the real decision came down to the best time and place to make it happen. With Joe Rogan signing a $100 dollar podcast deal with Spotify, and more software companies dedicating bigger budgets to breaking into the industry with innovation, the time is now. We sat down with Kevin Davis of Level 4 Studio to discuss the culture, vibe, and direction of his new and buzzing podcast studio in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

It Feels Like Home

"It's the people that truly make this place feel like home! Owners Kevin & Kim are genuine and truly one of a kind! When I went to book my spot at their studio they were nothing but helpful and considerate to my needs. This was especially important to me since I am a disabled shooter and often need assistance. "
-Five-Star Review: Bryan York

One on One With Kevin Davis

Question: ” What made you bring a podcast studio to Colorado Springs?

“I come from a musical background, a background that is very creative and mixed with technology. Since I was a kid I have tinkered with things like VCRs. Always loved to take them apart, could ever put them back together, but I took them apart! On top of that, a lot of my friends around me dealt with music and were really heavy in the industry, somewhat professionally. I kind of married the two together and it kind of grew from that. I saw that podcasts were growing early. When I lived in LA you could see the growth coming before they were popular. I had always imagined having my own podcast warehouse where it had five or six podcast rooms. When I moved to Colorado I still had the vision, but Colorado Springs didn’t have the young tech atmosphere when I arrived in 2016, so I held off until it felt like the city was ready.”

Question: “What makes a good place to record a podcast?

“When you tell someone about a podcast, you think radio, maybe people sitting at a round table with high chairs and headphones doing a traditional show. For me, radio was never interactive, never personal, and they always talked io general terms. But I saw podcasting as a way to speak to your audience and people who really care about what you have to say, or at least people that think the same way. I took that approach and said ok if I am speaking to you and you have the same ideals as I do, I am not comfortable speaking to you as a friend in a radio setting. I want to sit on a couch, maybe have a coke and a smile or whatever, and I want to feel like there is no mic in front of me so it feels like we are having a real conversation because that is that our conversation deserves. So I took that idea and tried to think what I could do to bring that vibe, and I came to the conclusion that it is your own living room, or maybe a corner of a house party where you sit down and end up having a great conversation. So that is the aesthetic that I wanted to bring.”

Question: “How do you record with Level 4 Studio?

“We are open to everyone, I want everyone to get out what they have to say, especially at a time like this. Everyone has something to say and they feel like their voice is valuable, so I wanted to create a safe space for that to happen. Of course, there’s a lot of people whose views I don’t agree with, but I agree with free speech and I do not want to silence those voices. Assuming no one is being harmed, you are welcome to come and record at Level 4 Studio."

Question: “Does the podcast have video capabilities? It seems like some of the bigger podcasts, such as Joe Rogan, really benefit from a video format.

“Yes! I think that is something that sets us apart from other podcasts in the city. I always think from the consumers end, so I build a business thinking about what I would appreciate as a customer. Maybe even adding things that I wouldn’t think I need, but I would appreciate it when I arrived. I think there is a future in video streaming for podcasts, and I think it has the potential to lead to positive outcomes, so I thought why not provide video streaming capabilities. We created a way to live stream your podcast that is just as easy as recording it.”

Question: What is the general vibe of the actual studio?

“The general vibe is that back corner of a house party, that feeling of having your friends over, a place where you can go get comfortable and just talk and have a good time. I want you to forget that there’s even a microphone in front of you.”

Our Favorite Quote

"If I am speaking to you and you have the same ideals as I do, I am not comfortable speaking to you as a friend in a radio setting. I want to sit on a couch, maybe have a coke and a smile or whatever, and I want to feel like there is no mic in front of me so it feels like we are having a real conversation because that is that our conversation deserves"

Creative Environment

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Amazing!

"Amazing! Level 4 is the first studio I have rented in the Springs. Kevin is very courteous, friendly, and happy to help when you need it. Thanks! "
-Five-Star Review: Rob Oson

Our Final Take

The votes are in, and we think that Kevin Davis is putting together one of the best places to record a podcast in the country. As this space continues to expand and he continues to insert his vision into his business, we see this taking off and becoming a national powerhouse. With a variety of podcasts already recorded at Level 4 Studios, it appears that the growth is set to happen in an exponential way. 

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