New York

John Kilgore Sound & Recording

  • 630 Ninth Avenue, Suite 307
  • New York NY 10036
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John Kilgore Sound & Recording is a recording and music production studio located in the Film Center Building and specializing in music and sound for television, film, Broadway and dance productions. The studio features vintage mics and preamps, a very fine Yamaha C6 piano, vintage Gretsch drums as well as many vintage guitars and amps.

ROOM RATES with ENGINEER (hourly): Contact for Rates
Clients/Credits: Smokey Robinson, Joss Stone, Sean Lennon, Martha Wainwright, Bring It On, Cyrano. The Book of Mormon, Catch Me If You Can Tour, Shrek Tour, Spider Man Turn Off the Dark, Rachelle Garniez, Giancarlo Vulcano, Guy Klucevsek, Richard Bonnett and Tony Malaby, Earl Rose, Steve Reich, John Adams, Maya Beiser, Low Society, Flutterbox, Padre, Mike Block Band, Wite Magic, Milo Schreier, Claw, Vovete, The Brooklyn What, Kronos Quartet, Tim Robbins
Key Staff / In-House or Associated Talent: John Kilgore


Consoles, DAWs, Tape Machines: Pro Tools HD, C|24 control surface, Ampex 1/4" Full Track Mono w/ Invonics 375 Head, Otari MTR 10 stereo 1/4" tape deck (2), Otari MTR 10 4 channel 1/4" tape deck, Tascam 112B Cassette recorder (2)
Live Room Dimensions: Medium: 351 – 750 sq ft,
Outboard Gear: Custom stereo tube mic preamp by Robert Derby of Valvotronics, Grace model 801, Neve 1066 (8; preamps and EQ), Neve 33117 (4; preamps only), Valvotronics D-19 tube mic preamp and direct box, CBS Audimax compressor (modified by Matt Wells), dbx 165A compressor (2), Altec 436C tube compressor, EMI mods by Matt Wells, Lexicon 480L with LARC, Symmetrix compressor/limiter (2), Urei LA3A (2), Valley People Dynamite dual channel, Valvotronics Gain Ryder 3 Tube Compressor/Limiters (2 Channels)
Microphones: Altec "Lipstick" with omni capsule, Neumann U 47, Neumann M 49 (matched pair), Neumann U 67 (2), Neumann UM 57 (2), Neumann KM 256, Schoeps M 221b (2), Sony C37a, AKG 414B-ULS (2), AKG 451/CK1 (460 body available), Neumann U 87Ai (4), Neumann KM 86, Neumann KM 84i (83 omni capsules available), Neumann KMS 105, Neumann U 89, Neumann TLM 170, Neumann U 47fet, Oktava MK-012 (2) with omni, cardioid, hypercardioid capsules, Sennheiser MKH 80 (4), Sennheiser MKH 40 (4), Sennheiser MKH 20 (4), Beyer M 160 (3), Coles 4038 (2), RCA 44BX, RCA 77D, RCA 77DX, AKG D 12 E, AKG D 112, AKG D 202 E (2), AKG D 1000 E (2), AKG D 24, Beyer M 88 (special edition matched pair), Electrovoice RE 20 (2), Electrovoice RE 15, Electrovoice PL 6 (3), Sennheiser MD 421 (3), Shure SM 57 (6), Shure SM 58 (2), Shure SM7b
Monitoring: Genelec 1031As, HearbackTM 8 channel cue system with 10 stations
Software: Pro Tools HD 9.05, Waves Mercury Bundle, AIR Plug-Ins, Amp Farm, Auto-Tune TDM, BF Essential Clip Remover, BF Essential Corr, BF Essential Meter, BF Essential Noise, BF Essential Tuner, Bomb Factory Plug-Ins, Broadband Noise Reduction TDM, Bruno, Channel G HD, Cosmonaut Voice, DB-33, DigiReWire, Dither, D-Verb, Fairchild 660, Fairchild 670, Focusrite d2, Focusrite d3, Funk Logic Masterer, JOEMEEK Compressor, Meequalizer, Melodyne plugin, MiniGrand, Mod Delay II, moogerfooger LP, Pitch 'n Time Pro, Pultec EQH-2, Pultec EQP-1A, Pultec MEQ-5, RectiFi, Reverb One, SansAmp PSA-1, SonyOxfordEQ, SoundToys Stereo Mixer, URS A10 Series EQ UB, URS N12 Series EQ UB, URS Phat C, Valley People Dyna-mite, XPand!
Instruments & Amps: Yamaha C6 Grand Piano, Vintage Gretsch Drum Kit, 1955 Gibson Les Paul Junior, 1968 Gibson ES335, 1969 Gibson Les Paul Special, 1990s Hofner Club Bass, 1963 Guild F30NT 6 string acoustic, 1960s Danelectro U2, Fender Deluxe Reverb tube circa 1968 1x12 "Fender Electric Co.", Fender Deluxe Tweed TV Front - 1951, Fender Princeton 1966 blackface, Fender Blues Junior Special Edition, Gibson BR-6 - 1947, Ampeg B18 Bass Amp, Ampeg Jet (Vintage with Tremolo), Ampeg Jet II Reissue (No Tremolo)