New York

The Fort

  • 28 Locust St #404
  • Brooklyn NY 11206
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The Scoop

"Best Recording Studio to Record Your Next Masterpiece" -Village Voice 'Best Of' Issue Located in Bushwick, Brooklyn since 2003. The Fort strives to offer the most affordable and creative environment for you to capture what ever project you have in mind.

ROOM RATES with ENGINEER (hourly): $20-40, $40-60, $60-80,
Clients/Credits: Label clients include: Universal/Motown, EMI, Capitol, Ecstatic Peace!, Matador, Darla, Le Grand Magistery, Chainsaw, Heartcore, Red Panda, Secretly Canadian, Kiam, Cordless/Warner
Key Staff / In-House or Associated Talent: James Bentley - Head Engineer, Owner


Consoles, DAWs, Tape Machines: 92? Neotek Elan 28 channel desk Tascam MS-16 (1? 16 track) Mac Pro with MOTU 24i/o and 2408 (24 analog and 24 digital in and out) Apogee Big Ben Clock Panasonic SV3800 DAT (yeah...we still have one)
Live Room Dimensions: Large: 751 – 1,200 sq ft,
Outboard Gear: Chandler LTD-1. Urei LA3A. SSL XLogic Super Analogue compressor. SSL XLogic G-series Bus Compressor, Emperical Labs EL8X Distressor, Vintech 609CA, Lexicon LXP15 II, Roland SDE 1000 Digital Delay, Maestro Tape Echo, Next Vocoder, Peavey Valverb Spring Reverb
Microphones: Neumann KM184, Neumann TLM49, Crowley and Tripp Studio Vocalist, Earthworks QTC1, EV N/D 408, RCA BK-1A, Sennheiser MD421, Sennheiser E604, Shure 55, Shure 55S, Shure 55SH, Shure KSM44, Shure KSM27, Shure Beta 52, Shure SM57, Shure SM58, Shure Green Bullet, Rode Classic
Monitoring: Hafler TRM8 mains Furman HDS-6/HR-6(5) headphone system
Instruments & Amps: House Guitars: 60's Silvertone w/dual lipstick pickups 80's custom Strat Ibanez PFX10CEDX acoustic (custom POS model) Drum Kits/Shells: 68? Gretsch (22/14/16) 39? Radio King (32) 05? Ludwig Accent (22/13/16) Snares: 60s Ludwig wood 14x6, 6 lug flange rims 02? Yamaha chrome 14x6 flange rims 89? Tama Rockstar chrome 14x6 flange rims Cymbals: Paiste 302 13? t/b high hats Camber beat edge trashy 14? t/b high hats Zildjian K 16? medium crash Camber 16? beat edge trashy crash Zildjian K 18? custom dark cash Istambul 19? ride Sabian 20? heavy ass ride Drum Hardware: 2 snare stands high hat stand 2 yamaha speed king kick pedals generic throne 3 cymbal stands Bass: Ampeg SVP tube preamp Sadowsky Solid State bass preamp Dynaco 60 watt tube hifi power amp *(out on tour) Bass Speaker Cabinets: Ampeg SVT 4x10 cab Piano/Keyboards: 1906 Knabe upright baby grand Hammond H-3