New York

Kaleidoscope Sound Studios

  • 514 Monastery Place
  • Union City NJ 07087
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The Scoop

Kaleidoscope is a smart, refreshing alternative to your average studio, a down-to-earth setting where you can get great sounds, and record and mix with total flexibility, all at reasonable prices. Stop by for a tour: we’ll supply the coffee.

ROOM RATES with ENGINEER (hourly): Contact for Rates
Key Staff / In-House or Associated Talent: Randy Crafton, Amy Crafton, Sal Mormando, Kyle Cassel,
Special Features: 48-channel API Legacy Plus console, 2” 24 track Otari tape machine,


Consoles, DAWs, Tape Machines: 48 Channel API Legacy Plus, Pro Tools HD3 Accel, Pro Tools 9 HD, Otari MTR Series 90 (2 inch/24 track),
Live Room Dimensions: Medium: 351 – 750 sq ft,
Outboard Gear: Amek Neve 9098 dual mic pre, API 225L Discrete Compressor, API 312 Dual Mic Pres, API 312 Quad Mic Pres, API 525 Discrete Compressors, API 550A 3 Band EQ, API 560 Discrete 10 Band Graphic EQs, Avedis Audio MA5 pres 500 series, Brent Avrill Enterprises 1272 dual mic pre, CBS Volumax 4110 Stereo Limiter, DBX 160A Compressor, DBX 165A Compressor, Drawmer DS201 Dual Noise Gate, Empirical Labs EL8X Distressor Compressor, Langevin Pultec “type” EQP1-A EQs, Lorenz V241 Tube Mic Pres, Manley Vari-Mu Stereo Compressor/Limitor, Neve 333609J Stereo Compressor, Neve 1073 3 band EQ/Pres, Nightpro EQ3-D Stereo EQ, Sontec Quad Mic Pre, SSL Stereo Bus Compressor, Summit TLA-100A Compressor, Telefunken V72 dual mic pre, Teletronix LA2A Compressor/Limitor, Tube Tech CL2A Stereo Compressor, Universal Audio 1108 Dual Mic Pres, UREI 1178 Stereo Compressor, White 4650 Graphic EQs, Bricasti M7M Stereo Reverb w/ M10 Remote, Demeter Amplification “Real Reverb”, EMT 140 Plate Reverb, Lexicon PCM 42, MXR Flanger/Doubler, TC Electronics 2290 Effects Processors, TC Electronics M2000 Effects Processor,
Microphones: AKG C12A, AKG C414 EB, AKG D112, AKG 451, AKG D3400 Chameleon Labs TS-1 MKII, Coles 4038, Electro-Voice RE27, Heil PR-40, Lawson Tube/FET Combo, Neumann M49, Neumann U47, Neumann U67, Neumann U67 consecutive matched pair, Neumann U87, Neumann U87 Ai, Neumann CMV563, Neumann SM69, Oktava MC012, Oktava M219, Royer 122, Rode K2, Schoeps 221B, Sennheisser 421, Sennheisser e604, Shure Beta 52, Shure Beta 57, Shure Beta 87, Shure KSM27, Shure SM7, Shure SM57(T-less), Shure SM 58, Sony C-37a, Yamaha Subkick
Monitoring: Dynaudio BM15A, Dynaudio BM5A, Yamaha NS10’s
Software: Oxford EQs/Dynamics, Waves Platinum Bundle V8, UA classic compressors, Sound Toys, Reverb One, Altiverb, McDSP, Serato Pitch’N Time, Wave Mechanics, Auto-Tune 7, Amp Farm,
Instruments & Amps: Steinway B (1909), Hammond B3 with leslie speaker cabinet, Fender Rhodes Mark I Stage, Guild D212 12-String Acoustic, Guild D-40 Acoustic, 1969 Guild M-75 Bluesbird, 1962 Guild Starfire III, 1964 Guild T100D, Music Man OLP Electric Guitar, Fender 12 String Stratocaster, Seagull S6 Acoustic, Seagull S6 Folk Acoustic, Ibanez SGT122 12-String Acoustic, Yamaha G-85A Nylon Sting Acoustic, Fender Jazz Bass, Fender FM-62SCE/TR Mandolin, Kurzweil K2000, Yamaha S80, 1969 Ludwig Gold Strata Kit, 1970 Ludwig Vistalite Kit, Tama Maple Starclassic, GMS CL Series Kit, LP Classic Congas, bongos, djembes, shakers, frame drums, Ampeg B15, Ampeg Reverberocket, Fender ’65 Deluxe Reverb, Fender Bassman head with 2×15 cab, Fender Blues Jr., Fender Pro Jr., Gallien Krueger 200MV, Gibson Les Paul GA-40, Marshall MKII 50w head with 4X12 cab, Orange ADHTC (head), Orange PPC212 (cab), Vox AC30