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New recording studio opens in Larimore

Brady Bell IV. Submitted photo.

Brady Bell IV is bringing his beat to Larimore.

The local musician recently opened up a recording studio, 4 Pro Audio, in his hometown of Larimore, N.D., to provide musicians, local and nonlocal, production, audio engineering and beats.


“It’s something that I’ve always wanted to do,” he said. “I’ve been around music all of my life and I’ve always wanted to take on the challenge of opening up my own studio.”

Bell attended college at Minnesota State University at Moorhead, where he received a bachelor’s degree in music, with an emphasis in music industry and digital media. He said his intention has always been to open up a studio.

In addition to producing and beat making, Bell said he has connections throughout the music industry and can connect aspiring artists with others who can finished things such as mastering and logos. The studio’s website,, also provides users with a forum to ask questions and connect with other musicians.

“I really want to build a community around this,” Bell said. “I want to provide as many different features to the public as I can.”

Bell has been a part of several musical groups, including the Fargo rap and hip hop group TNT, which he was in for more than five years.

From there, Bell went to college and opened up 4 Pro Audio in May. He said that although he isn’t as old as others in the field, he brings a unique skill set to music production.

“Although I’m young in the game of life, I’ve lived with music my entire life,” he said. “I went to school in order to do something like this.”

Bell said he’s a multi-talented music producer who is able to help anyone regardless of the musical genre they play. Currently, he said, he’s working with artists stretching from Toronto to California, who play a wide range of music including rap and country.

“It’s been a great experience so far, and I’m looking to continue it,” he said. “I listen to music like it’s homework. I live for this.”

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Wade Rupard

Wade Rupard is a reporter for The Grand Forks Herald. Rupard is a 2014 graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and is originally from Normal, Ill. 

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