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Machine Gun Kelly’s album General Admission is #1 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Album chart!

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

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Posted by on October 27, 2015 in Other


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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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2015 yikes!

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

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Posted by on January 19, 2015 in Other


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List of services

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.

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Posted by on October 3, 2014 in Other


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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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CNN Shoot

Dr. Olajide Williams, Dougie Fresh and Sanjay Gupta. Interview for Hip Hop Public Health and Partnership for a Healthier America piece for CNN.

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Posted by on August 14, 2013 in Other


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