Searching for Best Studios in Boston, MA and/or Surrounding Locations

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Searching for Best Studios in Boston, MA and/or Surrounding Locations

Post by Mustang Martigan » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:06 am

The title basically says it all, well. Now that Fort Apache has been closed for a while (you can see how long I've been outta the recording scene), I'm curious if anyone either from around here, or knowledgeable of studios in the area, can point me in the right direction.

I've been told that Mad Oak and Q-Division are the two top places. I checked out Mad Oak equipment locker and was surprised to not find any of the big three Neumann mics, U47, U67 n U87. They do, however, have the API console that was used on Sabbath's Sabotage album. Not sure how the hardness of that API sound will translate to the blues/rock thing I'm doing tho.

I haven't had the chance to check the Q-Division equipment list yet.

Equipment is only half the battle with this, cuz whoever belongs to the ass sitting in the Console seat plays a HUGE part of in the final result.

Anyways, looking forward to hearing all your suggestions on the matter.

Thanks,
-Adam

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Re: Searching for Best Studios in Boston, MA and/or Surrounding Locations

Post by cgarges » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:50 pm

I had a good experience spending a week at Wellspring out in Acton a few years back. It's a funky sort of place-- pretty bohemian and vibey. Not the cleanest, slickest studio I've ever been in, but it was pretty great. Good-sounding, fairly large live room, several isolation options, and (at the time, at least), TWO grand pianos. They also had a pretty great mic selection and a RIDICULOUS amount of cool outboard gear to compliment the perfectly-working Neotek Elite console. Eric (the owner) was totally pleasant and there was ZERO weird vibe about me working there as a freelancer. I remember his rate as being totally fair, too. We checked out some other places around Boston, but Wellspring seemed totally right for the project and we were completely happy. I'd love to work there again sometime if for no other reason than to get lobster mac and cheese at this killer restaurant in Lexington again! And it's right near that cool drum shop that's out there, too.

If you want to do some digging, there are pictures from the session in the photo section of my Facebook page.

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Re: Searching for Best Studios in Boston, MA and/or Surrounding Locations

Post by Mustang Martigan » Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:58 am

cgarges wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:50 pm
I had a good experience spending a week at Wellspring out in Acton a few years back.

I'd love to work there again sometime if for no other reason than to get lobster mac and cheese at this killer restaurant in Lexington again! And it's right near that cool drum shop that's out there, too.

Chris Garges
Charlotte, NC
Why come all the way up here from NC to record? Also, when you say u checked out a few places do you mean like making an appt to take a look around n get n idea of what's going on there?

Oh, and now you've got me wracking my brain on the name of that place w the lobster mac n cheese. Alot of places around here have it, but I'm pretty sure I've been to the one in Lexington a while back.. one of my ex's was from there.

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