The Best Brooklyn Recording Studios

Last Updated January 1, 2011

Excello Control Room

Excello Recording

In the Spring of  2011, I began my official visits to nearly three dozen Brooklyn Recording Studios as my borough’s correspondent for SonicScoop.

Below, you can find an archive of all of the articles I’ve completed as part of this studio tour series so far.

Each of the rooms listed here fills an important niche in its neighborhood, and all of them have been vetted as thoroughly great places to make music. I’ve even worked at many of them myself. Check them out, and tell ’em we sent you.

 

Strange Weather Recording Studio

Strange Weather Recording Studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

North Brooklyn:

North Brooklyn Recording Studios Part 1
Features Rough Magic Studios, The Gallery Recording Studio,  Grand Street Recording, The Brewery Recording Studio

North Brooklyn Recording Studios Part 2
Features Strange Weather  Studio, Head Gear Recording, Metrosonic, and The Fort

North Brooklyn Recording Studios Part 3
Features Excello Recording, 3 Egg Studios, Cowboy Technical Services, and The Kennel Recording

 

Vinegar Hill Sound

Central Brooklyn:

Central Brooklyn Recording Studios Part 1
Features Trout Recording, The Dog House NYC, Let ‘Em In Music, and Seizures Palace

Central Brooklyn Recording Studios Part 2
Features Vinegar Hill Sound, Godelstring Recording Studios, Seaside Lounge, Shady Bear

Central Brooklyn Recording Studios Part III: DUMBO
Features Atlantic Sound, Saltlands Recording

 

 

South Brooklyn and Queens:

South Brooklyn Recording Studios
Features Systems Two, Secret Weapon, Newkirk Studio

Queens Recording Studios
Features Kaufman Astoria Studios, The Buddy Project and several more.

 

An SSL arrives at The New Studio G, an unprecedented 3-room, 5,000 square-foot space under construction in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Photo by Mike Jinno

Special Mentions:

There are a few Brooklyn mainstays that are very deserving of their own slot, but haven’t yet been included in this series because they’ve recently appeared in other regular features. Such rooms include Studio G, Fluxivity, Mission Sound Recording, Future Shock Studio and Vanity Sound.

As for my own work, I’m a natural-born wanderer. I like to choose a new home base from time to time, and these days, I primarily work out of Strange Weather Recording Studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Other regular favorites that are affordable to indie musicians include The Bunker in Williamsburg, Let ‘Em In Music in Park Slope, and The Buddy Project in Astoria Queens.

Justin Colletti is a Brooklyn recording engineer and journalist. He is a regular contributor to SonicScoop and the founding editor of  Trust Me, I’m A Scientist.

Strange Weather Recording Studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

Strange Weather Recording Studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

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