CENTRAL BROOKLYN, NY: We New Yorkers are proud of our ability to squeeze into tight corners of this big city. But sometimes, even the most die-hard pack rats among us yearn for a little space to stretch their legs. Come join us in exploring four Central Brooklyn recording studios that offer a refreshing amount of breathing room at an affordable rate.
VINEGAR HILL SOUNDS
Room Rates: $400/day; $500/day with engineer
Guitarist and studio owner Justin King has developed a minor fetish for Telefunken-Elektroakustik’s remakes of classic German condenser microphones, recently purchasing pairs of ELA M 251’s, 260’s, and AK-47s along with “a host of M80’s”.
Despite these boutique tastes, King says he’s priced Vinegar Hill Sound with up-and-coming indies in mind: “Considering the classic analog gear, the instruments/amps we offer, and the size of the main room (over 600 square feet with 16 foot ceilings) Vinegar Hill Sound has an unbeatable 10-hour lockout rate for a studio of its quality…