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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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Close Up Kings brings it’s magic to Area 51 Studios

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!

Johnny Blaze of Close Up Kings

Johnny Blaze of Close Up Kings

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Posted by on July 11, 2014 in Other


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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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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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AES Event

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:

Partners Roey Shamir and Tony Drootin with Spaceman, Chris Lord Alge, Hank Shocklee and friends!

Partners Roey Shamir, Spaceman, a crazy happy guy,Chris Lord Alge, Tony Drootin, Hank Shocklee, Andy Mackle, Jo-Ann Nina  and friends!

The Jam!!

The Jam!!

Line outside jam session

Line outside jam session

Roey Shamir, Spaceman, Tony Drootin, Jason Vogel poking his head in, Hank Shocklee, and a very unhappy looking Andy Mackle

Roey Shamir, Spaceman, Tony Drootin, Jason Vogel poking his head in, Hank Shocklee, and Andy Mackle




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Posted by on October 22, 2013 in Recording Studio


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October ’13 happenings

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!

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Posted by on October 2, 2013 in Other, Recording Studio


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