New York

Defy Recordings

The Scoop

Headquarters for Producer/Engineer/Mixer Robert L. Smith. 25+ years of Gold & Platinum experience. Recent clients of note include Lady Gaga, U2, The Ting Tings, Glee, Placido Domingo, A-Lin, Six60, Ingrid Michaelson and Rebelution.

HOURLY RATE: Contact for Rates
Clients/Credits: Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, Billy Joel, Lady Gaga, Placido Domingo Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Neil Young, George Benson, Harry Connick Jr., U2 Antonio Carlos Jobim, Diana Ross, Rickie Lee Jones, Jon Bon Jovi, Carly Simon, Renee Fleming, Liza Minelli, Chaka Khan, Hall and Oates, Meatloaf, Michael Penn, Glee, Will Smith, Imana, David Lynch, Robert Palmer, John Scofield, Akiko Yano, Dave Brubeck, Bill Frisell, Aaron Neville, Billy Squier, Cameo, John Zorn, Buddy Miles, Doro, Janet Jackson , Joe Lovano, Lena Horne, Hugh Masekela, Anita Baker, Carol Sloane, Luther Vandross, Anita Baker, David Sanborn, Darren Criss & The Warblers, Keith Richards, Divinyls, Kylie Minogue, Corey Hart, Inspectah Deck, Tyler Perry, Paul Quinn, Lucie Arnaz ,George Clinton/P-Funk, Rob Base & DJ Easy Rock, Alyson Williams, Cece Peniston, Lonnie Gordon, Laura Nyro, Gwar, Cindy Bullens, Dee Carstensen, Aerosmith, Fur, Lenny Kravitz, Boris Grebenshikov, Dave Stewart, Laurie Anderson, Dave Slomin, Karen Jacobsen, Jane Ira Bloom, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Michael Buble, Darlene Love, Gypsy Rose, Raging Slab, Kurtis Blow, Al B Sure! Company of Wolves, Garland Jeffreys, Pretty Maids, Michael Kamen, Technotronic, Phoebe Snow, Kenny Wheeler, Judi Silvano, Joshua Redman, Pat Metheny, Miles Davis, Jim Hall, Muler, Judy Carmichael, Joe Sample, David Gilmour, Nicky Holland, Cycle Sluts From Hell, Circus of Power, Jim Steinman, Geoff Smith, Bernadette Peters, Donald Harrison, Cindy Lauper, Mattel, Jodeci, Riot, Mark Whitfield, Ivan Neville, Fall Out Boy, Bonham, Valeria Lynch, Raoul DiBlasio, Jennifer Rush, Jeanie Bryson, Katy Clements, The New George Shearing Quartet, Alison Lefevre, Brooklyn Rundfunk Orkestrata, Sad Marquis, Clara Lofaro , Ayelet Argaman "Home Alone 2" soundtrack, Aster Aweke, Starship, Colours, Stacie Rose, Josephine Ancelle, Tyler Summers, Tall Tall Trees, Dana Lauren, Wes Hutchinson, Edison Woods, The Old Ceremony, David Byrne, Jimmy McGriff & Hank Crawford, Imany M. Larry Goldings, Masada, Artie Tobia, The Contes, Rodney Kendrick, Shanna Crooks, Ali Brustofski, Threeds, Sergio Ortega, Chloe Temtchine, Druid, Nyle Wolfe, Paul Jabara, Melanie Notkin, Diane Wolkstein, Joseph Campbell, Cathey Baier, Rhune Kincaid, Matt Ray, Sophie Milman, Ken Burns, Nadia Ackerman, Sheri Miller, Hillary Johnson, Kerri Leigh, Valerie Mize, Arianne Whyte, Anne Carley, Isabel Santiago, Ray Brown, Django Haskins, Jessica Owen, Patra, Steffani Bennett, Long River Train, "Waitress" soundtrack, Savion Glover, Danilo Perez, Toninho Horta, Eliane Elias, Brecker Brothers, Paul Brill, John Laprade, Sharon Kenny. David Sanchez, Cooly's Hot Box, Dana Parish, Unique New York Productions, Trystette + Bobbie Rae, Athena Masci, World Saxophone Quartet, Soul Coughing, Jennifer Haase, Jonathan Dalin, Monica Ott, Frank Palmeri, Grey Valley Ghosts, The Old Ceremony, Britney Christian, Craig Wilson, They Might Be Giants, Justice System, The Lost, Spin Doctors, Nevaris, The Prodigals, Paul Brill, Stereovision, Greg Tannen, Caroline Jones, Irving Burgie, Hanson Place Men's Chorale The Raging Hormones, Cyril Neville & The Uptown All Stars, Chloe Goutal, Jenna Torres, Tess Druckenmiller, Miasha Fisher, Lorenza Ponce, Oran 'Juice' Jones, Jan Horvath, Blip Blip Bleep, Donald Fagen/Walter Becker, Patrick Zimmerli, Craig Mack, The Veldt, Buddy Rich Big Band, Your Vegas, New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble, Linda Marso, Roy Hamilton III, The John Street Seven, Danielle Asman, Dave Sasscer, Erin Webley, Asa Ransom, Christina McDonald, Matt Hinkley, Little Horse, Astrochicken, Raymond Myles, Mary Gatchell, Michelle Paris, Kelly Warwick, Barbara Brousal, Better Days, Puff Daddy
Key Staff / In-House or Associated Talent: Robert L. Smith
Skills & Accomplishments: 2010 Emmy nomination, 2011 Grammy nomination

SPECS

Consoles, DAWs, Tape Machines: Pro Tools HD3 192 I/O, Apogee Big Ben Master Clock, Apogee Rosetta 200 A/D Convertor, API Legacy Series system (7800/8200 summing console)
Live Room Dimensions: Small: 350 sq ft or less,
Outboard Gear: API Lunchboxes with API 512c pre's, 550b eq's, 560 eq's, 525 limiters, Manley Massive Passive stereo equalizer, Manley Variable Mu Compressor/Limiter, Avalon 747 stereo compressor + equalizer, Avalon 737 tube mic preamp, Focusrite 430 MK. II channel strip, Wunder Audio PEQ-1 mic preamps, Chandler TG channel mic pre and equalizer, Groove Tubes MP-1 tube mic preamps, SPL Transient Designer, Empirical Labs Distressors, Empirical Labs Fatso Juniors, Empirical Labs Lil Freq equalizer, Thermionic Culture Vulture tube distortion, TC Electronic Finalizer 96k mastering processor, TC Electronic Reverb 4000 High Definition Reverb, Zerotronics Mini SE Spring Reverb, '62 Telefunken Echomixer, Premier Reverb 90 tube spring reverb, dbx 100 Boom Box Subharmonic Synthesizer, Roland SN-550 Digital Noise Eliminator, FMR Audio RNC compressor, RNP preamps, RNLA limiter, Avalon U5, Radial, and Whirlwind direct boxes, Creation Audio Labs MW1 Studio Tool, Sarno Steel Guitar "Black Box" tube interface, Palmer PGA-04 advanced direct for guitar, Grace m902 reference headphone amplifier
Microphones: Neumann, AKG, Beyerdynamic, Shure, Sennheiser, Oktava, Coles, Groove Tubes, Reslo, Audix, Cascade, Heil, Yamaha, Copperphone
Monitoring: Neumann KH-120, Yamaha MS101, Grace m902 headphone amplifier, Mackie HMX 56 headphone mixers, Grado 325i headphones, Grado SR60 headphones, Sony 7506 headphones
Software: Pro Tools HD, Waves Platinum, McDSP Emerald Pack, Sonnox, Brainworx, PSPaudioware, Sound Toys, Antares, iZotope, Melodyne, Massey, Ohm Force, FabFilter, SPL, Synchro Arts, Nomad Factory and Sugar Bytes
Instruments & Amps: '66 Fender Princeton Reverb, '65 Danelectro DM-10, Matchless Lightning 15 amplifier, Matchless 2x10 cabinet, '56 Montgomery Ward 8440 tube amplifier, Roland Microcube guitar amplifier, Gibson JV-160 acoustic guitar, Epiphone Les Paul Custom, Gretsch Electromatic, Epiphone Wildkat, Peavey P-bass guitar, Yamaha 12 string acoustic guitar, Suzuki Omnichord, Yamaha Glockenspiel, Yamaha P35 Digital Piano, Various percussion, Akai S3000XL sampler, Korg 'Entrancer' Kaoss Pad, Boss Dr. Rhythm DR-110, Chamber of Sounds Jupiter III analog percussion synthesizer, Theresynth analog Optical Theremin, and LSD light delay, Moog MF-101 Lowpass Filter, M-Audio Axiom 25 and ProKeys Sono 61 keyboards, Fx pedals by Electro Harmonix, Strymon, Line 6, Vox, Tech 21, Creation Audio Labs, Zvex, ProCo, Voodoo Labs, Death By Audio, Ibanez, DOD, and Boss

AUDIO

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