New York

Degraw Sound

  • 597 Degraw Street
  • 3F
  • Brooklyn New York 11217
  • Website

The Scoop

Degraw Sound is a Brooklyn recording studio on the Park Slope/Gowanus border, owned and operated by producer/mixer/engineer Ben Rice. Designed with and constructed by Dave Ellis (Loho, The Lodge, Engine Room Audio), Degraw Sound offers artists a welcoming and inspiring environment to create in.

ROOM RATES with ENGINEER (hourly): $60-80, $80-$100,
Clients/Credits: ARTISTS: Aloe Blacc, Aoife O'Donovan, The Baseball Project (members of REM/ Dream Syndicate/ Young Fresh Fellows), Caleb Hawley, The Candles, Chainwave, Courtesy Tier, Darwin Deez, Daughter, Diane Birch, DJ Logic, The Eastern Sea, Elliot and the Ghost, Grace Weber, Half Moon Run, Heaven, Indians, James Iha (Smashing Pumpkins), The Jezabels, Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre, The Knocks, The Last Bison, Lauriel, Low And Honey, Ludwig Persik, The Luyas, Matt Butler, Matthew Shipp, Midlake, Michael Daves, Millionyoung, Monograms, Noam Pikelny (Punch Brothers), On An On, Queue, Rathborne, Reckless Sons, Reni Lane, Silya & the Sailors, The Skins, Snowmine, Stars, Steve Schiltz (Longwave, Hurricane Bells), The Teen Age, Tony Trischka,Toy Cities, Urban Cone, The VeeVees, Viva Mayday, We Run, Young Man, Zev Katz (Daryl Hall, Elton John) LABELS / CORPORATE: 11B Productions, A&M/Octone Records, Artisanal Television, The End Records, The Harvard Club, Old Flame Records, Pixeldream, Rounder Records, Scholastic, The Smithsonian, Sony, Starbucks, Sun In Salt Water Productions, Universal Music, White Iris, The Wild Honey Pie, Wreckroom Records, YepRoc, Young Arts Foundation FREELANCE ENGINEERS / PRODUCERS: Arjun Agerwala (Fountains of Wayne, James Iha), Jake Aron (Grizzly Bear, Jamie Lidell), Jared Dodd (Willie Nelson, Blue October), Jon Levine (Nelly Furtado, K'Naan), Lee Groves (Black Eyed Peas, Gwen Stefani), Matt Shane (Flight of the Concords, Robbers On High Street), Matt Werden (Loho, Blue Man Group)
Key Staff / In-House or Associated Talent: Ben Rice, Gian Stone, Harper James


Consoles, DAWs, Tape Machines: Trident Series 24 console, Lynx Converters 24 I/O, Pro Tools 10 HD
Live Room Dimensions: Medium: 351 – 750 sq ft,
Outboard Gear: PREAMPS/EQ: (2) Neve 1073, (4) API 312, (36) Trident S24, (2) Tube-Tech PE1C, UBK Clariphonic Stereo Parallel Equalizer, (2) Universal Audio 610 DYNAMICS: (2) DBX 160A, Drawmer 1968 Tube/FET Stereo Compressor, Drawmer DS201 Dual Noise Gate, (2) Empirical Labs EL8X Distressor (w/Brit Mode), Joe Meek SC2.2 Stereo Compressor, (3) Marti CLA-40H (mod), (2) Purple Audio MC77, Spectra Sonics 610, SSL G Series Stereo Bus Compressor, (2) Symetrix 501, Teletronix LA-2A, (2) Universal Audio 1176 "Blue Stripe" Rev A (Clone)
Microphones: AKG C12 (Custom Clone), AKG D112, Audio Technica 4050, Audix D6, Audix I5, Blue Blueberry, (4) Cascade Fat Head, Electro Voice EV635a, Electro Voice RE16, Lawson L251, Lawson L47FET, Neumann U47 (Custom Clone), (2) Neumann UM57, (2) Neumann U87, (3) Oktava MK012, (3) Rode NT1000, (3) Sennheiser MD421 II, Shure KSM109, (4) Shure SM57, (2) Shure SM58, Shure Beta58, (2) Shure SM7B
Monitoring: Adam A7, Yamaha NS10, (4) Hear Technologies Hear Back personal monitor system
Software: Pro Tools 10 HD, Waves, Soundtoys, Massey, Melodyne, Izotope
Instruments & Amps: Ampeg Rocket Bass 50, Ampeg SVT-AV, Ampeg SVT-810AV, Fender Custom Vibrolux Reverb,Fender Hot Rod Deluxe, Fender Pro Junior, Orange Rockerverb 50, Orange 4x12 Cab (w/ Vintage 30's), Smokey Supro, Vox AC4, Vox AC15, Artisan Lap Steel, Danelectro DC-59 12 String, Epiphone 335, Epiphone EJ200, (2) Fender AVRI '62 Jazzmaster, Fender 50's RI Precision Bass, Fender American Strat, Gibson 335, Gibson 1959 Les Paul VOS, Gibson Les Paul Junior Special, Guild G37 BLD, Taylor 214, Hardman Peck & Co. Upright Piano, Korg Microkorg, Jaymar Toy Piano, Mellotron, Nord Electro 3, Rhodes Mark 1 Eighty Eight, Roland Juno 106, Vintage Ludwig Maple, Vintage Slingerland Sparkle