Listen back to your work through some of the best sounding monitoring in NYC. Our acoustically tuned control room is equipped with Bryston amps, Quested monitors, and Dangerous routing/summing, so you’ll never have to second guess that what you’re hearing.
The modular live room allows for two basic configurations, depending on your needs. Close the custom acoustic curtain for a tight and intimate sound, perfect for vocals, close mic’d overdubs, and any other source where you’re looking to limit the ambient reflections. Or, part the curtain, open up the room, and breathe some more life into the sound: perfect for drums, full band recording, and times when you want to capture additional room reflections and ambience. The room, part carpet, park exposed brick, and wood is fully treated with absorption, diffusion, and bass trapping from GIK acoustics.
We have a custom DW drumkit, a collection of fine cymbals, a ton of electric, acoustic and esoteric guitars and basses (available for use upon special request), a bounty of boutique effects pedals, a versatile Rivera amp and much more. We have a full arsenal of microphones, from Neumann, AKG, Peluso, BLUE, Earthworks, Shure, Sennheiser and more, perfect for any source you can throw in front of it. The room is fully wired for Hearback PRO personal monitor mixers, so each musician can dial is his/her own perfect monitor mix.
Choose from a wide variety of mic pres and DIs, from the classic warm Neve-inspired Great River, to the punchy, API-styled BAE, to the tube beauty of Universal Audio, to the pristine and transparent Grace among many others for virtually any tone combo you can dream up. Clocking and conversion is handled by Apogee and MOTU.
When you’re taking a break, kick back in our CR “living room” recliners, binge on coffee, herbal teas and our favorite snacks from Trader Joe’s, order lunch from one of the area’s incredible restaurants or walk outside and immerse yourself in one of NYC’s most exciting neighborhoods.