Category Archives: Recording Studio

Iconic Producer, Mixer, and Engineer Joe Blaney Stops By

The iconic independent producer, mixer, and engineer Joe Blaney stopped by Area 51 NYC to mix famous Argentine singer and actor, Palito Ortega‘s new album. Joe Blaney has been involved with iconic bands The Clash and The Ramones as well as Prince, Keith Richards, Tom Waits, Blues Traveler, and Soul Asylum. We were very happy to accommodate Joe’s favorite personal mixing toys alongside our equipment at Area 51. We hope you will consider us for your recording, mixing, mastering, voice over, vocal and instrument overdubs needs. Enjoy Palito Ortega’s well known hit “Palabritas” below:

Joe Blaney at Area 51 NYC Studios

Joe Blaney at Area 51 NYC Studios

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Posted by on July 13, 2015 in Industry related, Recording Studio


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String session at Area 51 Studios

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.


Tracking strings

Tracking strings

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Posted by on April 1, 2015 in Recording Studio


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Services we offer

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.

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Posted by on August 27, 2014 in Recording Studio


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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!

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Posted by on May 16, 2014 in Recording Studio


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Fully equipped production room available

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 for details.



Posted by on April 14, 2014 in Recording Studio


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About us…

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!

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Posted by on March 12, 2014 in Recording Studio


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Celebrating our Anniversary!

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!!

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Posted by on March 4, 2014 in Recording Studio


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