New York

Sear Sound

  • 353 West 48th Street, 6th Floor
  • New York NY 10036
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The Scoop

In a time of faster, smaller, cheaper, poorer quality, SEAR SOUND strives to maintain integrity and good workmanship. Sound recording is a blend of technology and art. We attempt to provide a totally unique sound and recording experience by blending the musicality of our staff with the best of old and new technology. - Walter Sear

ROOM RATES with ENGINEER (hourly): Contact for Rates
Clients/Credits: Ryan Adams, India Arie, Diane Birch, Björk, Blonde Redhead, Blink 182, David Bowie, The Breeders, Edie Brickell, Boardwalk Empire, T-Bone Burnett, CBS, Alex Chilton, Eric Clapton, Chick Corea, D'Angelo, Death Cab For Cutie, Bob Dylan, Kurt Elling, Esperanza Spalding, Donald Fagen, Philip Glass, Godspell, Charlie Haden, Iron and Wine, Norah Jones, The Killers, John Legend, Sean Lennon, Lykke Li, Chris Martin, Paul McCartney, Maxwell, Joanna Newsome, NBC Sports, Yoko Ono, Beth Orton, Peter Bjorn and John, The Rapture, Lou Reed, Rufus Wainwright, Mark Ronson, Randall Poster, Sigur Ros, Sonic Youth, Steely Dan, Sting, The Strokes, System of a Down, Wilco, John Zorn
Key Staff / In-House or Associated Talent: Chris Allen, Ted Tuthill
Special Features: Large Tracking Rooms, Large Collection of Vacuum Tube equipment, Steinway Grand Piano, Moog Modular Synthesizer, Synths, Vintage Neve Console


Consoles, DAWs, Tape Machines: Neve 8038, SEAR-AVALON Custom Console, Sear Custom Tube Console, Pro Tools HD3, Mytek 8x192 ADDA, Alesis Masterlink, Ampex ATR 102 2 track 1/2", Studer C-37 2 track 1/2", Studer C-37 2 track 1", Studer A-80 2 track 1/4", Studer A-827 24/16 track 2", Studer B67 - 2 track 1/4"
Outboard Gear: API 2500 Stereo Bus Compressor, CBS Audimax III, Drawmer DS 201 Dual Gate, dbx 160A (2), dbx 160X, Empirical Labs Distressor EL8-X, Fairchild 660 (2), Fairchild 670 Stereo, Fine/Pultec Custom Limiter, JBL/URIE 7110, Joemeek Stereo Compressor, Manley Variable Mu Stereo Compressor, Neve 2254/E Stereo (2), Neve 33609 Stereo, RCA BA-6A Compressor, Teletronics LA-2A, Tube Tech CL 1B, Tube Tech LCA 2B, Universal Audio 176, Universal Audio 2-1176, Valley Audio Dynamite, Valley People Gatex, UREI LA-4, U.S. Army Federal Compressor, API 560 B Graphic EQ (4), Avalon EQ3, Manley Massive Passive, Neve 2074 (4), Pultec EQP-1, Pultec EQP-1A, Pultec EQH-2 (2), Pultec MEQ-5, AKG BX-20 Stereo, EMT 140 Mono Plate, EMT 140S Stereo Plate, Eventide H3500 w/Sampling Bd., Eventide H3000SE, Lexicon 300, Lexicon PCM-41, Lexicon PCM-42, Lexicon PCM-80, Marshall AR-300 (2)
Microphones: AEA 44 CX Ribbon, R84 Ribbon, AKG C-12, AKG C-12A (3), AKG C-12VR (2), AKG C-24 Stereo, AKG C-28 Shotgun, AKG C-28C (2), AKG C-60 (2), AKG C-414, AKG C-451, AKG C-460 (2), AKG D-12E (2), AKG D-112, Audio-Technica AT815, Beyer M88N (2), Beyer M160N Ribbon, Beyer M360NC Ribbon (1), Beyer M400, Blue Bottle Rocket Stage Two, Coles 4038 Ribbon (2), Electro-Voice CS-15E, Electro-Voice RE-15 (2), Electro-Voice RE-16, Electro-Voice RE-20, Electro-Voice RE-55, Electro-Voice 649B, Neumann CMV 563 Gefell w/ M7, M8 and M55 Capsules (2), Neumann Model 7049, M7 Capsule "LEIPZIG CUSTOM", Neumann KM-54 (2), Neumann KM-56 (2), Neumann KM-64, Neumann KM-66, Neumann KM-76, Neumann KM-84, Neumann KM-88, Neumann M-49b, Neumann TLM 170 (2), Neumann U-47 (2), Neumann U-67 (4), Neumann U-87 (2), Oktava NK 210, RCA 44DX Ribbon, RCA 74 Ribbon, RCA 77 Ribbon (2), RCA BK-1A, RCA BK-5A Ribbon, Sennheiser MD 211, Sennheiser MKH 405 (2), Sennheiser MD 421U (3), Sennheiser MD 441U, Sennheiser MKH 40 (2), Sennheiser MKH 405 (2), Sennheiser MKH 805, Shure DY 30 (2), Shure SM33 Ribbon, Shure SM57 (3), Shure SM58, Shure SM77, Shure SM315 Ribbon, Shure 545D (2), Sony C-37, Sony C48, Sony ECM 30, Telefunken CM 51 w/ Blue capsule
Monitoring: Auratones w/ MonoTube Amp (Studio A), Active Custom 3-way with TAD & JBL components (Studio C) KRK 703, Genelec 1031A, UREI 811 (Studio Monitors), UREI 813 (White Equalizers), Yamaha NS10M
Software: Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Sibelius
Instruments & Amps: Moog 3C Analog Synthesizer, 2 keyboards, Moog Etherwave Theremin, Moog Antique Theremin, ARP PE-IV String-Ensemble, RMI Electra-piano, Harpsichord 300B, Hohner Clavinet E7, Korg 01/W FD Synth, Barcus-Berry 1715, Steinway Grand Piano (1894), Steinway Grand Piano (1973, Rebuilt 1998), Hammond B3 Organ (w/ "tall boy" Leslie), Hammond Solovox, Baldwin Electric Harpsichord, RMI Electric Piano, RMI Rock-si-chord, Fender Rhodes 77, Hammond Solovox, Hohner C7 Clavinet, Pearl Maple 5-Piece Kit, Premier 6-Piece Kit, Ampeg SB-12 "Portoflex", Ampeg B15 Bass Amp, Ampeg Gemini I, Ampeg Gemini V, Ampeg VT22, Barcus-Berry 1715, Fender Super Reverb, Marshall 3560 Bass Amp, Sano 25 watt Hi-Fi Amplifier, SG Systems SG-212E, Sunn 2000S Head, Sunn Sceptre, Univox U-155R