New York

Downtown Music Studios

The Scoop

Downtown Music Studios is a world class recording studio facility in New York’s SoHo neighborhood. Owned and operated by Downtown Music, it converges modern and vintage gear, state-of-the-art design and uncompromising client service for unequaled recording. Studios design by Martin Pilchner of the renowned Pilchner-Schoustal audio design firm.

Services: Recording/Mixing,
ROOM RATES with ENGINEER (hourly): Contact for Rates
Clients/Credits: Artists: Adam Lambert, Akon, Alex Winston, Alexandra Burke, Alfredo Rodriguez, Amadou & Miriam, A$AP Rocky, Beastie Boys, Black Cards, B.o.B., Britney Spears, Carla Bruni, The Cataracs, Chiddy Bang, Colbie Caillat, Collective Soul, The Crookers. Cyndi Lauper, Daniel Merriweather, David Gray, David Guetta, Demi Lovato, Dev, Diggy, Elle Varner, Ellie Goulding, Empire of the Sun, Eve, Francisco Mela, Gym Class Heroes, Jason Derulo, Jason Mraz, Jesse Harris, John Legend, Josh Grobanm, Keyshia Cole, K’naan, Karen O & Nick Zinner, Kat Deluna, Ke$ha, Kylie Minogue, Lil’ Jon, LL Cool J, The Lonely Island, Mack Miller, Madeleine Peyroux, Marina and the Diamonds, Maroon 5, Marsha Ambrosius, Meshell Ndegeocello, Michael Bolton, Mickey Factz, Miike Snow, Mika, Mike Posner, Missy Elliott, Mos Def, MNDR, Neon Hitch, Nicki Minaj, Ninja Sonik, Outasight, Ozomatli, Philip Glass, Pixie Lott, Priscilla Renea, Rachael Yamagata, Reed Waddle, Rihanna, Roberta Flack, Roger Waters, The Roots, Rufus Wainwright, Santigold, Sara Bareilles, Schwayze, Seal, Sean Paul, T-Mills, T-Pain, Theophilus London, Tinie Tempha, Tom Jones, Travie McCoy, Trent Reznor, TV on the Radio, Producers: Andy Zulla, Arthur Baker, A-Trak, Benny Blanco, Bink, Bjorn, Bloodshy & Avant, Cory Rooney, Craig Street, Dave Sitek, Diplo, Dominick Amendum, Dr. Luke, Drop the Lime, Hector Castillo, Iestyn Polson, Jim Jonsin, John Alagia, John Hill, Josh Abraham, Josh Deutsch, Kaskade, Mark Ronson, Marc Shaiman, Mike Dean, Nick Littlemore, Peter Wade, Rich Harrison, ROBOPOP, Sam Spiegel, Sandy Vee, Shea Taylor, Skribble & Acid, Starsmith, Stephan Ferrera, Stereotypes, Stuart Price, Switch, Trackmasters, Trevor Horn, Engineers: Ann Mincieli, Ari Raskin, Derik Lee, Eric Robinson, Fernando Aponte, Frank Filipetti, George Petit, Glenn Ianaro, Jason Goldstein, Justin Gerrish, Lawrence Manchester, Lb, Kevin Killen, Marcello Anez, Mark Vinten, Roy Hendrickson, Steve Mandel, Stuart White, Tony Maserati, Vaughan Merrick, Zach Hancock, Writers: Amanda Ghost, Andrew Wyatt, August Rigo, Autumn Rowe, Bonnie McKee, Claude Kelly, Frankie Storm, Itaal Shur, Jean Baptiste, Josh Abraham & Ollie G, Paul Conte, Sylvia Gordon, Organizations: Avid, iTunes, Livestream, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Miss Universe, New York University
Key Staff / In-House or Associated Talent: Zach Hancock
Special Features: Vintage Neve Console, Grand Piano

SPECS

Consoles, DAWs, Tape Machines: Studio A: Neve 8014, Pro Tools HD 4 (1 core + 3 Accel), Pro Tools HD Native, Pro Tools HD software Version 9, Digidesign HD I/O (48i/p, 48o/p), UAD Quad Omni (Version 5.7), Euphonics MC Mix, Euphonics MC Control, Studio B: Pro Tools HD 3, Pro Tools HD Software V 9.6, HD I/O 16 ip, 16 op, HD I/O 16 ip, 16 op, Digidesign D-Command
Live Room Dimensions: Medium: 351 – 750 sq ft,
Outboard Gear: Studio A: Neve 1084 (x16), Retro Instruments Power Strip, GML 8200, GML 8304, Manley Massive Passive, Manley Dual Mono Mic Pre, Tube Tech PE 1C, API 512c Pre (x4), Shadow Hills Mono Gama (x2), Great River MP 500 NV, Neve 33609, Neve 2254 (x4), Retro Instruments 175, Chandler TG1, DBX 160vu (x2) (discrete), Emperical Labs Distressor EL8-X (x2), Emperical Labs FATSO Jr., Elysia Expressor, Pendulum Audio 6386, Tube Tech CL1B, UREI LA2A (x2), UREI 1176 (Revision E), Studio B: Chandler LTD1 (x2), Chandler TG2, GML 8200, Shadow Hills Quad GAMA, API 3124, Manley Dual Mono, Neve 1084 (x2), Pultec EQ P-1 Stereo Pair, Chandler TG1, Neve 33609, Retro Instruments 175, Tube Tech CL1B, UA 1176, UA 1176, Urei LA-2A, Empirical Labs Fatso Jr., Empirical Labs Distressor (x2), dbx 160XT (x2), Allen Smart C2, SSL Stereo Bus Compressor, TC Electronics 1210
Microphones: Tube Condenser: Manley Gold Reference, Neumann M149 (x2), Condenser: DPA 4011TL (Matched Pair), Sony C37, Neumann KM184 (x2), AKG 414 EB (Stereo Set), AKG 414 B-XL II, U87 Ai, Ribbon: Coles 4038 (Matched Pair), Royer R121, Beyerdynamic M160, Dynamic: Electrovoice RE20, Shure SM7B, Shure Beta 52, Shure Beta 58, Shure SM58 (x2), Shure SM57 (x3), Sennheiser 421 (x4)
Monitoring: Studio A: Tannoy DMT 2-15 II, Genelec 1031A, Yamaha NS10, Crane Song Avocet, Studio B: Genelec 1038, Genelec 1031A, Yamaha NS10, Available: ADAM S3A, Tannoy System 1200, Auratone Super Sound Cube, Mackie HR 824
Software: Studio A: Altiverb 7, Amp Farm 3, Antares Auto-tune 7, Bomb Factory Pultec Bundle, Bomb Factory MoogerFooger Bundle, Bomb Factory Classic Compressors Bundle, Bomb Factory Fairchild Bundle, Bomb Factory VOCE Bundle, Crane Song Phoenix, Digidesign Impact, Digidesign JoeMeek, Digidesign Structure, Guitar Rig 4, McDSP Emerald Bundle (Version 5), Native Instruments Complete (Version 6), Revibe, Sony Oxford Elite Bundle, SoundToys TDM Effects (Version 4), TC Master X 3, TL Every Phase, TL Space, Tel Ray Delay, UAD 1176, UAD Boss Chorus, UAD Cambridge eq, UAD Cooper time cube, UAD CS-1, UAD DBX 160, UAD Dreamverb, UAD EMT 140, UAD Fairchild 670, UAD Harison eq, UAD Helios EQ, UAD Little labs phase align, UAD Moog bundle, UAD Neve EQ + Compressor bundle, UAD Precision bundle, UAD Pultec bundle, UAD Realverb, UAD Roland bundle, UAD Spl Transient designer, UAD SSL bundle, UAD teletronix LA-2A + LA-3A, UAD 4k bundle, URS Everything EQ, URS Classic compressors, URS Saturation, Vocal Line Pro, Waves Chris Lord-Alge Signature Bundle, Waves Platinum TDM, Waves Studio Classics TDM, Waves Tony Maserati Bundle, Studio B: Antares Auto-Tune, Audioease Altiverb, Bomb Factory Classic Compressors, Bomb Factory Essentials, Crane Song Phoenix, Echo Farm, Eleven, Eventide Factory, iZotope RX, McDsp Emerald Pack, Melodyne studio, Metric Halo Channel Strip, Smack, Sonnox Oxford Bundle, Sound Toys TDM Bundle, URS 1970 Compressor, URS 1975 Compressor, URS 1980 Compressor, URS A EQ, URS N EQ, VocALign, Waves Diamond
Instruments & Amps: Hume concert grand piano, Wurlitzer 200A, Nord Lead 2, Akai MPC-2000, Fender Telecaster, Fender Jazz Bass, Martin D-28, Fender Super Reverb, Ampeg B-15, Viking Pillager