This past summer Pusha T and songwriter/producer Mario Winans blessed us with their presence. At the Addias Originals Launch, the President of G.O.O.D Music announced his new album King Push. He gave a little teaser of what is to come mentioning Kanye West, Timbaland, Puffy, Hudson Mohawke and Boi 1da producing his album. In addition Jill Scott, Future and ASAP Rocky makes guests appearances. Thanks to our engineers Juan Pena and Mike Rachlin for holding it down. Check out the first track “Untouchable:”
Congratulations to Kell’s, the @Area51NYC team, Steve “Rockstar” Dickey for mixing the hell out of the record, Bad Boy Entertainment crew, Puff, Harve Pierre, and everyone involved. We have the #1 album on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart this week with Machine Gun Kelly’s album General Admission
It’s been a while since our last update and we hope everyone is spectacular! Area 51 has been quite busy as of late. We have had some fantastic projects in the studio with various writing sessions, vocal od’s, tracking guitars, strings and a choir, voice overs, mixing and more! A good selection of our microphone collection that we purchased from the Sony Classical remote kit was recently used on a large ensemble recording session. Area 51 is the perfect studio for all your recording and production needs. The studio has a very robust selection of plugins, outboard gear, and microphones. As always are very grateful for all our loyal clients and family, and we hope you will become one as well!
The staff @area51nyc
All set up for a two day vocal session with our Manley and Vintage U-47 Tube microphones. Two Neve 1073 mic pre’s and a CL2B are also in the chain.
This past month we had the pleasure of having Machine Gun Kelly in our home. MGK’s sophomore album, General Admission, was mixed and recorded at Area 51 Studios by @rockstarmvp Steve “Rockstar” Dickey with Mike Rachlin and Juan “Saucy” Pena assisting. We are so excited about the release! Consider us for your all your recording, mixing, and mastering needs! Check out his new single A Little More below!
We wanted to thank all our fantastic clients who have made these last two months so great! The studio has been very busy (knock on wood) with some fantastic projects. We’ve had string overdubs, voice overs for independent films, choirs, guitar bass and keyboard overdubs, and many many vocal sessions…..and the list goes on. So from the bottom of our hearts thanks for making us your home and we look forward to helping you all with all your recording needs well into the future!!
The Staff @area51nyc
Did you know that Area 51 Studios is much more than just your average recording studio? We offer numerous other services such as:
– Voice over production and project coordination
– Music production
– Songwriting and scoring for film and TV
– Video and Photo services and production (let us record your next session in HD or do your next photo shoot/interview)
– Remote recording services
– Recording and mix engineers
Of course all this is in addition to our already great recording and mixing services.
Co-owner and engineer Roey Shamir was at the helm this week recording 2 violins, viola, and cello this week at Area 51 Studios. Assisting the session was our engineer Mike Rachlin. Area 51’s North Room is a great room for small string sections, horns, vocals, voice over work and much more. Having a great microphone and mic-pre selection helps as well! We hope you’ll keep us in mind for your next session.
Area 51 NYC Studios now has the capability to support your video. photo, green screen and event needs. The studio has a variety of green screen and other back drops, as well as a full LED lighting grid. We can package camera and crew based on the scale of your needs. In addition we can provide audio services and music production to enhance your project, as well voice over and mix to picture. Please consider us for your next project!
2014 is already a pleasant memory…great projects, great music, with great people. We are very excited and looking forward to working with our loyal clients and friends, as well as developing new long term relationships this coming year. If you have not already worked at Area 51 Studios we hope you will give us a call and give us a try. We are a versatile, well equipped facility with an experienced and helpful staff.
Wishing everyone the best in the coming year and beyond!
The staff at A51
It has been a busy week at Area 51 NYC Recording Studios. Engineer par excellence Josiah Gluck has been in our North Room this week mixing music for the Nickelodeon Halo awards locked to picture. Mike Rachlin has been the assistant and guide for Josiah in his quest for the perfect mix!
Area 51 Studio is the perfect facility for your next film, TV, or advertising mix. We have not only recorded dialogue and music for numerous shows, but also mixed in both stereo and surround. We hope you’ll consider us for you next project.
Area 51 Studios is much more than just a recording studio. Yes we have had sessions recording vocals, rhythm sections, accordion, trumpet, upright and electric bass, and much more. Yes we have had big name artists such as Usher, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, French Montana, LL Cool J, ASAP Rock and Ferg, DMC, George Benson, Esperanza Spaulding, and many more, while catering to just as many independent and “out of pocket” clients. Yes we have done voice over sessions with Susan Sarandon, Wallace Shawn, Hill Harper, Didi Conn as well as many other talented actors and actresses, We did record the band members from the Allman Brothers, have had the Neville Brothers, as well as recorded for a number of reality TV shows and dialogue for numerous TV and film projects. But we do more! We now offer creative services. We can help you score your next film or TV project or create music for your next advertisement. We can help you find an engineer or producer for your next project whether it is at our facility or not, or we can help connect you with some very talented musicians or background singers. Not to mention we are a very private facility that is competitively priced in a great location.
So why not give us a call for any and all your recording needs? You’ll see why so many artists, engineers, and producers call us home.
Another busy week at Area 51 NYC. This week we are working with some very talented musicians and artists with the line up including voice over work for radio broadcast, voice overs for a TV reality show, writing sessions, vocal overdubs, upright bass, guitars, and trumpet! Being able to support a diverse array of recording requirements keeps us not only busy…but keeps it fun!
Area 51 Studios has been busy as of late with a variety of recording and mixing projects. We offer competitively priced studio time for recording, mixing, mastering, and voice over work. Our studio has a vast collection of microphones and outboard gear. We will match each project with an experienced and knowledgeable engineer who is right for your project. We can also now offer creative services. Need a music bed for your independent film? Need music for that advertisement? Just contact us and we will match you with the right music and producer for your next project.
We had the pleasure of working on the show Close Up Kings this week. The show’s hosts were at Area 51 Studios laying down dialogue with in house engineer and studio co-owner Roey Shamir! Roey was sawed in half by the guys but did survive to provide his own magic to their project!
We have some additions to our outboard racks giving our clients even more choices: Avalon, Grace, Millennia, Jenson, True, Sonosax and Focusrite.
Area 51 Studios has been very busy as of late with a variety of sessions doing recording, mixing, voiceover work, video shoots and more. We have had the pleasure of working with some great artists, producers, engineers and talented entertainers over the last few months. Our studio is conveniently located in midtown Manhattan and offers a number of very competitively priced services. We have a great selection of equipment and a knowledgeable friendly staff. Block and long term rates are available. We currently have a fully equipped production room available for long term rental!
We hope you will consider our facility when booking your next session!
(As originally published April 14, 2014 in Nekst.biz)
You may have heard about H.R. 4079, introduced on Feb. 25, 2014, which proposes to amend the current U.S. Copyright Law. “The Songwriter Equity Act of 2014” by its very title insinuates it helps songwriters. Public support from entities such as ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, NARAS, NSAI and NMPA, strengthens that position. But how exactly does the new bill propose to help, and what, in all likelihood, will happen next?
First, let’s look at how this came about. Congressman Doug Collins, a freshman republican from Georgia, introduced the bill. I met Mr. Collins and talked with his staff in his D.C. office the day after it was introduced. According to Collins, “My constituents expect me to find the ways government is in the way of people producing what they can and take down those barriers. The SEA was an interesting, somewhat unexpected way…
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We recently had one of our production rooms become available. The room is fully equipped, has a sizable vocal/tracking room, and a lounge. It has 24 hour access and is available for long term rental. It is perfect for a production company, publishing company or artist looking for new home to work. If you are looking for a space contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Area 51 Studios is a mid-sized facility composed of two main rooms, our North and South rooms. Both studios are based around protool systems, but offer a variety of analog options. We have a large collection of gear including Studer, Lexicon, Grace, Avalon, Sonosax, True, Focusrite Red and Blues, Tubetech, 1176’s, Distressors, Fatso and much more! Our mic collection offers a variety of choices for every type of recording scenario. Some, but not all, of our mics include Neumann, Audio Technics, JV, Schoeps, Sennheiser, B&K, AKG and much more. We have a variety of monitoring options from our Augspurger mains, to Tannoy, Genelec, Yamaha, & Aurotone. We have a variety of Keyboards, controllers and weighted key.
It’s great to have so many choices in our equipment collection for our clients, but nothing beats experience. Studio owners Roey Shamir and Tony Drootin have over 50 years of combined experience in the recording industry. Their staff is knowledeable and helpful. Area 51’s goal is to pack a huge punch in a mid-sized package by creating a versatile recording and mixing environment with a great staff in rooms that are conveniently located, comfortable, great sounding, and affordable.
So we hope you will consider us when looking for your next project facility. You won’t be disappointed!
Where has the time gone? Area 51 NYC Studios is now entering its 4th year of business in the New York recording studio scene. During the last 3 years we have had the pleasure of having a diverse and extremely talented list of artists and projects. Just a sample of the artists and projects that have graced our portals over the years are:
Esperanza Spaulding, Regina Carter, George Benson, Yeahwon Shin, The Nervo Sisters, Armen Van Buuren, David Guetta, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Ron Isley, Cassie, The Allman Bros, Ryan Cabrera, Cyndi Lauper, Shakira, Ariana Grande, Fabolous, Drake, French Montana, Ice T, Heavy D, Ja Rule, Wale, A$AP Rock and Ferg, DMC, LL Cool J, Talib Kweli, Susan Sarandon, Hill Harper, Didi Conn, and countless other musicians, producers, and aspiring future talent!
They say time flies when you are having fun. Well we have enjoyed every minute of the last 3 years and look forward to many more.
From all of us at Area 51 NYC Studios we say thank you to our loyal clients, friends, family and fans!!
Area 51 Studios is the perfect studio for your next voice over or spoken word project. We are conveniently located, have a helpful and experienced staff, and offer very competitive prices. Please keep us in mind for any and all of your upcoming projects.
As we enter yet another year the staff at Area 51 NYC wishes everyone a very happy, healthy, and successful New Year! Last year was a great year for us with many great projects by a variety of artists in all musical genres. We feel a recording studio is like a great guitar player…..able to play any style of music. In 2013 we had sessions with some very talented artists in Jazz, Pop, Hip Hop, Blues, EDM, Classical and even Barbershop Quartet! We also had numerous sessions with voice over work, spoken word, photo shoots, interviews, mastering, and recording and mix to picture. 2014 promises to be even better!
We hope you will consider us when planning your next project in NYC. Our studios are conveniently located, have a large collection of instruments and gear, and our staff is knowledgeable and helpful. We offer very competitive hourly, block, and long term pricing and are always willing to work with you to help bring your project in on or under budget.
Again…from all of us at Area 51 NYC Happy New Year to all! We look forward to working with you in the coming year and beyond!
The staff at Area 51 Studios would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas…a Happy and safe New Year…and much success and health in the coming year!
We are thrilled to have the lovely and talented jazz Trumpet player Bria Skonberg in the studio doing overdubs on the also extremely talented Accordion player and Decca Records artist Martynes rendition of the classic song Temptation. Producing the session is Guy Eckstine, and manning the engineering helm is Roey Shamir assisted by Jessica Norville.
The studio has also been very busy with a variety of other major label and independent label projects, voice over sessions, writing sessions, audiobook recordings, mastering sessions, and photoshoot/interviews. We hope you will consider us for any and all of your recording needs.
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Another AES show has come and gone, but it’s memories will last a lifetime. As has been our habit when the show hits New York we hosted a very successful event with the help of some great friends at some fantastic companies. We especially wish to thank Dan Brown (Audio Sage) all our event sponsors Flux, Nugen, Neyrinck, Source, and Magma who made this such a special evening. Please continue supporting them and their wonderful products. Some photos of the event below for your perusal:
We are happy to report Area 51 NYC is busier than ever with some great and diverse projects. Recently we have had a variety of tracking sessions, mixing, voiceover work, photo shoots and interviews, mastering sessions and more. Area 51 NYC owner Tony Drootin recently co-executive produced the Songs for a Healthier America CD for Partnership for a Healthier America and Hip Hop Public Health, with invaluable expertise being provided by co-owner Roey Shamir behind the console mixing a large number of songs and mastering the LP. We are proud and happy to have been a part of this historic project. Area 51 Studios offers a vast number of recording, mixing and mastering services in a comfortable and affordable environment. Our clients vary from A-list recording artists and entertainers, publishing companies, advertising agencies…. too independent labels and start up recording entrepreneurs. Please keep us in mind when looking for your next project studio. We look forward to working with you!
We are happy to have had such a great summer season at Area 51 Studios with a long list of recording, mix, and mastering sessions. The studio has had a large A-list of artists working on a diverse variety of music, some of which have been Nick Cannon, Ariana Grande, DMC, CNN news, Monifah, and much much more! Our clients often comment on “what a great vibe” the facility has…and ‘how comfortable” it is here….and “this room sounds great”. We are constantly striving to improve our facility so whomever is working with us, on whatever they may be working on, leaves with a great recording and studio experience.
We hope you will keep us in mind when looking for your next project studio. We have very competitive hourly, block, and long term rates. Looking forward to helping you with all your recording and mixing needs!
Dr. Olajide Williams, Dougie Fresh and Sanjay Gupta. Interview for Hip Hop Public Health and Partnership for a Healthier America piece for CNN.
Co-Owner Roey Shamir recently recorded a Barbershop Quartet in Area 51 Studio’s South room.
Area 51 Studios has been very busy this summer. We have some great major label and independent artists recording everything from vocals to live drums. We are also mixing and mastering a number of singles, lp’s, and mixtape projects. We thank our loyal clients and if you haven’t worked at out facility hope you will give us a call and try us out on your next recording or mix project. Our prices are very competitive, our studios are comfortable, private and conveniently located, and our staff is always there to help you with whatever your needs may be.
A quick note reminding you to please keep Area 51 Recording Studios in mind when booking time in NYC for your next project. Area 51 has two comfortable studios with control rooms, vocal booths, and lounges. We are conveniently located in midtown Manhattan and are extremely private. We have a diverse list of clients ranging from label artists, publishing companies, spoken word and voice over projects, audio book work, and independent labels. Our rooms are perfect for recording or mixing in stereo or surround, and we also offer mastering services. We have very competitive prices and offer block and long term bookings.
We hope you will keep us in mind for your next project!