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Our Story

Kendale “Dell” Harris and Albert "Lee" King Jr. met while studying in the electrical and mechanical engineering fields, respectively, at Thaddeus Stevens Tech in Lancaster. Shortly after discovering that each of them possessed a passion for consuming, producing, and perfecting music, they hit it off and soon became inseparable. Focusing on their studies by day, and producing music by night, a strong friendship that would eventually bud into a successful business partnership developed.

After a brief stint of honing their craft in Philadelphia, both Dell and Lee moved back to York city to open Studio 117 which offers recording, mixing, mastering, editing, and sound composition services to a diverse body of clients. At the outset, Studio 117 serviced roughly 50 clients, a mixed clientele that each had brought from Philadelphia. Today, they service over 340 clients in and surrounding York County.

Aside from providing excellent services for paying clients, Dell and Lee have been delving deeper into volunteering their time and talents to uplift and better their community. Their primary focus is teaching their craft to a wide range of diverse students from the junior high up to the collegiate level. Currently, Studio 117 offers a Music Technology & Production course, artist residency programs, curriculum development and consulting, student internships and mentoring, and in-house seminars.

Our Core Values

  1. Quality – Exceeding expectations, going above and beyond for customer service and satisfaction.

  2. Diversity – Providing our customers with a product and experience that could not be produced without a team of diverse, creative teammates. Accepting new philosophies in hopes to bring cultures together.

  3. Community – Strengthening our community through education and community service and providing a community of professional resources for our clients and students

  4. Curiosity – Asking why, finding the root cause. Disrupting normal thought process to become innovative.

  5. Communication – Working with our customers to make their project a priority. Communicating the project budget, timelines, delivery deadlines to the customer and necessary teammates to exceed customer standards.

  6. Impact – Positively encouraging our students, teammates, and clients to understand the meaning of making a meaningful product and the effect it can have on our community and our peers.

  7. Passion – Making a way to put our art in everything we do, even if it’s not a creative project.

  8. Selflessness – Practice putting ourselves in someone else’s shoes before responding. Listening to and hearing our customers or teammates out first.