New York

Water Music

  • 931 Madison Street
  • Hoboken NJ 07030
  • Website
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The Scoop

Established in 1982 amid the Hoboken indie music wave of that era (the dBs, the Feelies, Yo La Tengo, Joe Jackson), Water Music is one of the area's longest-running recording studios and one of its most distinctive - offering large ensemble tracking rooms, Neve and API consoles, custom Augspurger monitoring, and client residences.

ROOM RATES with ENGINEER (hourly): Contact for Rates
Clients/Credits: The dBs, The Feelies, Freedy Johnston, Bob Mould, Dave Matthews Band, Warren Haynes, Beyonce, Allman Brothers Band, Shakira, Sonic Youth, Social Distortion, R. Kelly, Taking Back Sunday, Esperanza Spalding, Ween, Lamb Of God, Pharoah Sanders, Jimmy Eat World, Joey Ramone, The Hold Steady, Ryan Adams, Ben Folds Five, David Byrne, The Walkmen, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, The Misfits, Steve Earle, Kurt Vile, John Popper, Yo La Tengo, Martin Scorsese, Dead Confederate, Lucy Wainwright, John Agnello, Michael Barbiero, David Bendeth, Joe Ferla, Lou Giordano
Key Staff / In-House or Associated Talent: Rob Grenoble, James Frazee, Sean Kelly
Special Features: Residential, Housing, EMT Plate Reverbs, Guitar Pedals, Parking Lot, Private Lounge, Private Garden, Outdoor Space, Large Tracking Room, Grand Piano, Vintage Neve Console


Consoles, DAWs, Tape Machines: Neve 8088, API 1604, Pro Tools HD, Ampex ATR 104, Studer A800 Mk III, Studer A800 MK II, Harrison 36 X 24 X 36
Outboard Gear: Neve 32264, Teletronix LA-2A, Urei LA-3A, Urei 1176LN, DBX 160, DBX 160X, DBX 902, Roger Mayer RM57, Pultec EQP-1A, Pultec MEQ-5, API 550A, API 550B, API 560, API 525, Kepex II, Dynamite dual gate, Drawmer 201, Eventide DSP4000, Eventide H3000, Eventide H3500, Eventide 949, Lexicon 480L, Lexicon PCM 70, Lexicon PCM 80, Lexicon PCM 90, Roland SDE-3000, EMT 140, EMT 140, Yamaha SPX-90, Delta Labs Effectron II, MXR Flanger/Doubler, Empirical Lab Distressors, Melchor CL-20, Roger Mayer RM 58, Lexicon LXP-5
Microphones: Neumann U67, Neumann U60, Neumann U87, Neumann U87i, Neumann KM84, Neumann U64, Neumann KM56, Neumann FET 47, Neumann TLM 170, Gefell UM92S, AKG 414, AKG 451, AKG 452, AKG D12E, AKG D112, Beyer M160, Coles 4038, Sennheiser 421, Sennheiser 441, RCA BK-11A, Shure SM-57, EV RE20, EV ND-308, Rezlo ribbons
Monitoring: Augspurger mains, Yamaha NS10M, Genelec 1031A
Software: Pro Tools
Instruments & Amps: 1965 Vox AC30, 1969 Marshall "Plexi", 80's Marshall JCM 800, '68 Fender Twin (Silverface), '63 Fender Bassman, '62 Fender Concert, '66 Fender Showman, Gibson Vanguard, Ampeg B-15, Ampeg SVT, Ampeg Jupiter B-22, Marshall 4X12 bass cabinet, Yamaha C7 concert piano, Hammond B3 / A100 with 147 Leslie, Fender Rhodes 73, Wurlitzer 140, Wurlitzer 200