About

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Thanks for visiting. We're finally working on a new web site but we're too busy making records for it to happen very fast... so for the moment this simple version will have to do.

Located in Brooklyn at ground zero for indie/DIY music, Butler Recording is a ~1k square foot comfortable audio production space in an ancient late 1800s Brooklyn warehouse w/ bathroom, kitchenette, and sleeper sofa.

Since independent recording artists are mostly expected to provide their own recording budgets these days, our business model is simply to offer them no compromise production quality at a price point they can afford. We keep the overhead low and spend carefully on what is necessary to achieve that goal.

Near the Grand Street L station, walking distance from Bushwick, Greenpoint, WIlliamsburg, and a short hop from Manhattan, Bed Stuy, Ridgewood, and Fort Greene, the studio occupies a market niche somewhere in between a full blown buildout and a very ambitious project studio.

Producer Tim O'Heir (Dinosaur Junior, Sebadoh) has described the place as (paraphrasing) "... sort of like the old Fort Apache but smells better".

Current gear list and floor plan here:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7r8El2X9T-TV2pEMExjel95N2s

Some details/points of interest-

-24 in/16 out Pro Tools HD Native into a Shadow Hills Equinox summing amplifier

-no console per se, just many channels of excellent microphone preamplification (Great River, Shadow Hills, Crane Song, GML, Sebatron, UA etc) and some great outboard (DW Fearn, TubeTech, Great River) in a Sterling Modular mastering desk (please see gear list linked below)

-pretty deep mic locker for a place at this price point (please see gear list linked below)

-broad collection of instruments including Steinway L, Hammond M102 w/ Leslie, Wurlitzer electric piano, comprehensive vintage and modern synth collection, etc. Some great and interesting vintage and modern amps. 3 distinct drum kits w/ variations. A bunch of great vintage, modern, and custom guitars (please see gear list)

-live room has an excellent rep for instance Grammy nominee Alex Theoret and NYC drummer-about-town Hari Ganglberger chose to track their drum loop library at the studio:

http://sounds.beatport.com/pack/groove-toolbox-funky-beats/13245

-lots of video of the space linked below (the first year of this great Brooklyn Vegan series mostly shot/tracked here w/ Eleanor Friedberger, Savoir Adore, Screaming Females lead guitar player Marissa Paternoster's Noun, more):

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/tags/bv-studio-sessions/