Highland Dynamics BG-2 Compressor

Posted on Mar 9, 2016 in Uncategorized
Highland Dynamics BG-2 Compressor

We’re happy to add a Highland Dynamics BG-2 in each room! This is a new vari-mu compressor that combines the front-end of the vaunted EMI/Altec RS-124 combined with a burly dual-6V6 output stage reminiscent of vintage Gates and RCA broadcast limiters. The BG-2 is uncommonly smooth and big-sounding, even with massive gain reduction. It’s amazing […]

Steinway C rebuild-new piano coming soon!

Posted on Sep 23, 2015 in Uncategorized
Steinway C rebuild-new piano coming soon!

Over the last year we’ve been searching for a new piano to replace our wonderful Steinway M. Many pianists love the M but in the interests of providing one of the most inspiring pianos in NYC we wanted to find something a little bigger. Our piano technician James Carney found a beat up 1889 Steinway […]

New ATC Monitors for Studio A

Posted on Jun 2, 2015 in Uncategorized
New ATC Monitors for Studio A

Just put in a new pair of ATC SCM45A Pro monitors for Studio A. They sound great! A little more bang than the Wetslakes and a clear punchy low end. We think they are a nice step up for this control room.

First Ward Productions based out of The Bunker.

Posted on May 26, 2015 in Uncategorized
First Ward Productions based out of The Bunker.

Aaron and John have partnered with our good friends and frequent musical collaborators Jacob Bergson, Dave Burnett and Brad Williams to launch a new music production company, First Ward Productions. We aim to offer our clients affordable production services with the combined experience of busy engineers, musicians and producers. We’re also able to utilize our […]

More verb!! Lexicon 480L and AKG BX5

Posted on May 26, 2015 in Uncategorized
More verb!! Lexicon 480L and AKG BX5

We just picked up a couple of new vintage reverbs for Studio A. The Lexicon 480L is one of the most iconic digital reverbs ever made and the LARC remote controller is a familiar sight in many studios. It’s an incredibly flexible verb with all the classic Lexicon settings. Run mono in/stereo out it gives […]

New rare keys join the family…Musser Celeste, ARP, CP60.

Posted on Jan 15, 2015 in Uncategorized
New rare keys join the family…Musser Celeste, ARP, CP60.

We’re very lucky to have the long term loan of some very cool and very rare keyboards. One of the most unusual is the Musser Ampli-Celeste which is an electromechanical vintage keyboard. It’s a celeste with a pickup and a built in amplifier complete with tremolo. It sounds pretty amazing and there were only a […]

1178 and other toys

Posted on Aug 7, 2014 in Uncategorized
1178 and other toys

Recently added to the gear in Studio A is a Urei 1178 stereo compressor. Also a Level-Or for Studio B and another pair of Neumann KM84’s and AKG 452’s.

Studio B is open and rocking!

Posted on Jan 10, 2014 in Uncategorized
Studio B is open and rocking!

The Neve 8058 is now installed and up and running in Studio B. We took the downtime while waiting for the console to arrive from LA, to do a major overhaul of the room. Additional bass trapping and clouds have really helped the acoustics and the room is sounding great. We also built new racks […]

Brass Band Live Session – MUSUKO。

Posted on Jan 2, 2014 in Uncategorized
Brass Band Live Session – MUSUKO。

Here’s Joe Beaty’s Brass Band doing a cover of Scream and Shout by Will.I.Am.

AES NY 2013

Posted on Oct 18, 2013 in Uncategorized
AES NY 2013

We’ve been visiting the AES show checking out the newest gear and meeting people. We’ll post some pics here as there of stuff that catches our eye.