New York

Vinegar Hill Sound

  • 46 Bridge Street
  • Brooklyn NY 11201
  • Website
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The Scoop

Designed and built by guitarist/producer Justin King, Vinegar Hill Sound occupies a distinct niche as an affordable but exceptionally well-equipped and welcoming work space. With a sizable, versatile live room and impressive collection of instruments, amps, mics, and outboard gear, VHS is a haven and playground for artists.

ROOM RATES with ENGINEER (hourly): $60-80, Contact for Rates
Clients/Credits: Norah Jones, Karen O., The Attic Ends, Wayside Shrines, Paul Kolderie, Paul Muldoon, Foy Vance, Keith Polasko, Leo London, Diamond Doves, Justin King, Vampire Weekend.
Key Staff / In-House or Associated Talent: Justin King, Reed Black
Special Features: Steinway Grand Piano Otari 1/4" 2-track tape machine for mixdown


Consoles, DAWs, Tape Machines: Toft ATB console, Otari MTR-12 1/2" 4-track Tape Recorder, Mac Intel Quad Core, Pro Tools HD2, Lynx Aurora 16, Antelope Isochrone Clock
Live Room Dimensions: Medium: 351 – 750 sq ft,
Outboard Gear: 2x Telefunken V72, 2x Neve 32116, 2x Neve 1272, 8x API (312), 2x Chandler TG1, 2x Chandler TG2, 4x Manley TNT, 2x DBX 160, 2x Neve 84628, 2x Universal Audio 1176, 2x Teletronix LA3A, 2x Empirical Labs Distressor EL8-X, PYE 842679, 2x Tubetech EQP-1A, 2x Manley Massive Passive, 2x Speck Equalizers, Manley EQP1A, Fulltone Tube Tape Echo, AKG BX10 Reverb, Golden Age Pre 73, Modded Yamaha PM430 sidcar, 32 x Toft, Little Labs IBP Pro, API 2500.
Microphones: Telefunken ELA M 251, Telefunken R-F-T AK-47 MKII, Telefunken ELA M 260, Telefunken M80, Coles 4038, Sennheiser 421, Sound Projects Ribbon, (2) Beyerdynamic M500, AKG D112, Shure Beta 52A, Audix D6, Shure SM57, Shure Beta 57, NT1 LDC mics w/mod by Michael Joly, Neumann KM184 (2), Royer R121 (2)
Monitoring: Focal Solo 6BE, Yamaha HS80
Software: Pro Tools, Logic Pro
Instruments & Amps: Rebuilt Steinway O Grand Piano (circa 1920's), 19th century Estey pump organ tuned to 440, Musser vibraphone (vintage), Ludwig xylophone, Gretch 4 piece drumset with assortment of cymbals and snares, Roland JX 3P, Ampeg SVT w/ 8x10 cabinet, Silvertone 1484 head and cabinet, Fender Blues Junior, Ampeg Reverbrocket, Bugera Tube amp, Leslie, Fender Deluxe reverb, Kustom 36 coupe, Variety of vintage/high end guitars and basses (available for rental), Large collection of guitar and bass pedals, MIDI controllers