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A recording studio built into a former residential building in the historic Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana.  A big, custom designed live tracking room with reclaimed tongue & groove wood walls, a high, vaulted ceiling, and enough room for a full band.   A spacious control room with a full view of the tracking space, as well as a good selection of sonically isolated spaces, including a completely tiled vocal booth.  This is not a "house" turned into a recording studio, but an old building that was completely gutted after hurricane Katrina, and then rebuilt specifically as a standalone music recording studio, with angled walls & ceilings, open spaces, purposeful sightlines, and extensive acoustic treatments.  A spiral staircase from the second floor takes you from the recording space into a big kitchen / lounge space.  A great sounding upright piano, a few vintage organs & synths, a pair of concert tympani, a beautiful vibraphone, a full marimba, a museum's worth of old rhythm boxes, a wide assortment of guitar & bass amps, and a solid Yamaha drum kit, are all here.     In this old New Orleans neighborhood,  you'll find a great assortment of places to eat, coffee shops, and bars to get lost in. There's a great music store a few blocks away, and of course, the trumpet player you suddenly realize you need on the last chorus of that song, is already sitting at the bar down the street at Vaughn's, and can come join us in 10 minutes...

YES, we are very carefully booking sessions during this new world of pandemia! It takes a lot of planning and consideration to try to record music right now, but we are certainly up to the challenge here. We are placing players strategically while tracking, limiting the amount of time that multiple people spend in the room together, and keeping mix sessions in the control room down to a minimum of people. We're keeping surfaces sanitized, being very diligent about mask use, and even using covers over horn bells. Certainly the big, open tracking space has enabled us to be able to record musicians playing together, while maintaining some significant physical distance. Also, being smart about bringing in musicians individually when it makes sense, is a good idea. It is possible, with this studio setup, to have people come in to record overdubs during a session, without them ever being in the same room as others. - Having them come in through the front door into the main tracking space, into a station already set up with microphone / headphones, and then leaving out that same door when they are done!! We can try to make the recording experience as safe & smart as possible!

Sax overdubs
Sax overdubs