Location and Attitude

It's hard to say if there is any place on earth which can provide as much inspiration as the beautiful island of Kauai. With a laid-back vibe, and seamless integration with any project, Mauka View studio strives to be both creatively stimulating as well as easy to feel comfortable in. Located in the heart of Kauai's north shore, before or after work, it's just a quick jaunt to any number of Kauai's breathtaking beaches and scenic views.

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A Little Back Story and History

In operation since 2017, Mauka View is a fresh, new space. Andrew and his dad, world-renowned Recording Engineer and Producer, Paul Vastola, started with the Vocal Isolation booth, and the rest just fell into place. A start-to-finish DIY project, Paul and Andrew poured many hours of blood, sweat and head scratching into the design and construction of this modest but capable space. From the ventilation system, to double-pane windows, and custom Control Room, every angle and aspect of the studio is unique and purpose-built.

Meet the Team


Andrew Vastola

Owner and Engineer

Andrew was born and raised in the foothills of Colorado, just west of Denver. He grew up as a lover of music of all kinds, and took off as a drummer as a young age. After moving off to college to attend the University of Colorado at Boulder, Andrew started playing in the local music circuit, and quickly became engulfed in the scene. As college continued and Andrew found himself transferring to the University of Colorado at Denver to finish his Bachelor's Degree in Music Technology, he became a key player in the booming Denver indie music scene. Andrew hit his stride playing drums in his early bands Grace Like Gravity, and later Sound of Sinners and Signal to Noise.

He also excelled in Engineering after starting as just an intern at his father Paul Vastola's world-class Rocky Mountain Recorders studio in Denver. After captaining Studio B at Rocky Mountain Recorders for nearly 10 years, Andrew was ready for a change of scenery. So he and his family made the move to Kauai in 2012. After some exploring, Andrew settled in to his home on the majestic North Shore. Finding a serious void in the selection and availability of legitimate recording spaces, there was no option but to create his own. And Mauka View Studio was born.

When he is not in the studio, Andrew can be found out and about exploring the beautiful island of Kauai with his son Berlin and their chihuahua Remy.

Remy lending an ear


Studio Dog

Remy greets all clients upon arrival, likes to snuggle, and is always brought in to lend an ear for final mixdown.

Remy also enjoys long walks on the beach, cheese and will likely lick your face if you let him.