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LoHo is open for business - NYC

Post by mwerden » Fri May 22, 2009 3:47 pm

Hi everyone, my name is Matt and I've been mostly lurking here for a few years. I've been working as the staff engineer at Blue Man Group's production studio during that time. I haven't really been involved much with the outside recording community, but hopefully that is about to change.

Some of you NYC folks might remember a studio called LoHo that disappeared about a year ago. According to Wikipedia, "Loho Studios closed and the facilities were sold to The Blue Man Group who now use the space for rehearsals, recordings and auditions." Blue Man has kept the studio for private use only, but we are booking outside sessions starting immediately. Most of the gear from the LoHo days is still here, plus a bunch of other pieces that Blue Man has collected over the years. The room sounds phenomenal and there are three iso booths, so very large sessions are perfectly reasonable here. We also have a pretty good collection of guitar and bass amplifiers.

In addition to the gear we have an in house tech available for instrument and amplifier setups and repairs at very reasonable prices. We also have a very large network of singers and instrumentalists available. Here is our somewhat complete gear list:

Neve 8048 console
(16) 1064 modules
(16) 1081 modules

ProTools HD2, 2x192 with 24 I/O
Otari MTR-90

2 x 3 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon Mac Pro
Kontakt 2
Echo Farm

Quested VS2108 w/Dynaudio BX30 subwoofer

(16) 1064 in console
(16) 1081 in console
(2) API 512c
(2) Tab Funkenwork V72a

Manley ELOP
(4) UREI LA-4 blackface
LA-4 silverface
(2) DBX 160
(2) LA-3 blackface
Tubetech LCA-2a
Audio Technologies Tubelink
SSL G384
(2) API 525
Spectrasonics 610
(2) Neve 2254/A limiter/compressors

Avalon 2055
(2) API 550b
(2) API 560
Krohn-Hite band pass filter

EMT 140 Plate
PCM 60
PCM 70
PCM 90
MXR Flanger
MXR pitch transposer
Electrix Filter Factory

Private Q, 8 mono, 2 stereo

(1) AKG 414 EB
(1) AKG 414 B-ULS
(2) AKG D12E
(1) AKG D25
(2) AKG D112
(11) AKG D3600
(3) ATM -25
(2) ATM 4050
(2) TC40k
(2) M88
(2) M69
(2) M201
(1) EV 868
(4) EV 468
(3) RE-20
(2) Gefell UMT-70s
(2) Gefell M300
(2) Royer 121
(1) Neumann U67
(1) Neumann U47 Tube
(2) Neumann KM184
(2) Neumann U87
(2) Neumann U87 with Innertube mod
(2) Neumann U47 FET
(1) Neumann TLM170
(1) Sennheiser 416p
(1) Telefunken U47
(1) MD-409
(2) MD-441
(10) MD-421
(2) RCA DX-77
(1) E-602
(2) SM-57
(2) SM-81
(3) SM-7b
(1) Beta 52
(1) KSM 44
(3) SM-58

Orange OR-80
Fender Showman
Fender Twin Reverb
Fender Bandmaster
Leslie 120 cabinet
Marshall JCM 800
Ampeg SVT

Basically I just wanted to get the ball rolling on this. I will post some pictures later tonight and hopefully I'll have some more info for everyone shortly. We also have a room with an SSL E series that will be available, but that will be for another posting. You can contact me for more info or booking at matt dot werden AT gmail. I hope to hear from you all soon.

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Post by ott0bot » Fri May 22, 2009 4:36 pm

sounds like a nice place and a good engineering job. nice console with a bunch of nice mics and outboard gear. what more can you ask for? Like to see some pics for sure.

Does the Blue Man Group practice or record covered in blue paint too?

and why don't you list "Massive PVC Pipe Collection" under gear?

i know...it's not funny.

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Post by mwerden » Fri May 22, 2009 10:41 pm

The Blue Men don't wear paint, they're just naturally blue. The PVC pipes are held in an undisclosed, underground bunker, hence they are not on the gear list.

Seriously though, the gig has been pretty good to me. I've learned quite a bit over the last few years and I've gotten to do some great work with some great people. But times are rough and I have to get this room booked before I end up in a ditch with all the securities traders.

Some pics here:
http://www.gearslutz.com/board/good-new ... arket.html

I'll take some better ones and post them next week.
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Post by Scott Greenberg » Wed May 27, 2009 7:04 am

If you ever need an assistant engineer, I'd love to help.
I'd like to change your mind by hitting it with a rock.


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Post by mwerden » Wed May 27, 2009 8:59 am

Hi Scott. I'll try to keep you in mind, but I already have some very capable people available. Check in with me from time to time, hopefully we can get the room booked and there will be some opportunities.
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Post by Marc Alan Goodman » Sat May 30, 2009 6:24 pm

Just stopped by the other day and Matt gave me the full tour. The studio's still as awesome as ever!

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Post by mwerden » Sun May 31, 2009 3:21 am

Marc Alan Goodman wrote:Just stopped by the other day and Matt gave me the full tour. The studio's still as awesome as ever!
Marc definitely means "awesomer than ever." Trust me.
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Post by billshere » Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:22 am

Get your studio listed on the Recording page of newyorkmusician.com. It's free and could help promote the studio. They get over 10,000 hits a month, 95% of whom are musicians or other music business professionals in the New york area. . Email: listings@newyorkmusician.com. It's absolutely free.

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Post by mwerden » Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:15 pm

Thanks Bill, email sent.
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