Taking your recordings to the next level requires working with the right HUMANS!

not robots. not machines.  not animals pretending to be humans. 

Yes, we operate our own boutique recording and production studio, but what we bring to the table doesn't require the use of a specific space.  Don't be fooled by lavish facilities, you can accomplish better results with a small dedicated team in an arrangement that allows you to take your time & let your creativity be the focus.  We let our recordings speak for themselves.  With millions of online plays & airplay around the world, we feel assured that our approach makes all the difference, and the difference is in the approach, because we approach things differently, and that approach is what's different... so... that's a good thing!

Head Producer/Owner Lance W Conrad

Lance W Conrad

Lance W Conrad has credits with artists spanning the world; from Bangladesh to Berlin, London to Rio, New York to Los Angeles.  Upon completing a degree in music production, he worked as live sound FOH engineer and freelance recording engineer for four years before co-founding Humans Win Recording Studio in 2006.  Lissie, DeVotchka, The Fray, Modest Mouse, Owl City, Dessa, Lizzo, Belle & Sebastian, The Jayhawks, Haley MaCallum, Irvin Mayfield, Ike Reilly, Ravichandra Kulur and over 200 more have graced Lance’s studio in Northeast Minneapolis.  His recordings have accumulated millions of plays on multiple radio and online streaming services.  As producer and custom music composer, he has placements with ABC, CBS, HBO, MTV, VH1, E!, Nickelodeon, TLC and companies like Target, Nike, Miller Brewing, Volcom, Invisalign, Samsonite and Jaguar.  As an avid collaborator, he has co-written work with both independent and major label writers including Dan Richards and Liam Payne (One Direction), Jerry ‘Wonda’ Duplessis (Fugees, Melissa Etheridge, Platinum Sound Studios), and Ashley DuBose (NBC’s The Voice).  He has dj’d over 450 events and has contributed to the success of 2 of the most awarded agencies in Minnesota.  In spring of 2016, shortly before Prince's tragic passing, he was honored with an offer to be house engineer at Paisley Park.  Lance is a passionate artist, zealous producer, upholding his work the utmost responsibility and care.




Manager/ Producer Taylor Lewin

Taylor Lewin

Taylor Lewin is an Emmy Award winning composer, audio engineer, and music producer out of Minneapolis. His work can be heard on local, national, and online tv networks and has been shared by publications from NME and Buzzfeed to Time Magazine and Slate.com. Taylor's business marketing know-how works to guide his song creation process in influencing and supporting client brand experience. As an in-studio audio engineer and music producer at Humans Win! Recording Studio, he has worked with a variety of artists both locally and nationally, while leveraging his marketing experience to help clients rack up millions of plays worldwide. Taylor also has a distinct passion for sound design and post-production audio for video. He has enjoyed working with independent filmmakers and international brands alike to prepare their audio for commercial release. To get himself out of the studio, Taylor will often do live-event sound anywhere from dive bars to mega-churches and the occasional TEDx conference. Taylor also enjoys doing location-audio for film and has been on-set with companies ranging from Viacom to 3M.