In 2003, Steve Wilmans left California and moved to the mountains of WNC to build his dream studio. He found the perfect place in an old church on the edge of downtown Asheville. The Church was upfitted into a state of the art recording studio while preserving as much of the original decor as possible. The antique wooden doors were split down the middle and soundproofed. The original wall panels were reclaimed and used around the newly built control room, designed by George Auspurger.
In 2006, Steve purchased the neighboring building, which originally housed the Asheville Salvation Army, and built the API Studio. The tracking space is split between two levels, with the control and isolation rooms on the lower level and a large tracking room on the middle floor.