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Threshold Recording Studios NYC Control Room

Threshold Recording Studios NYC Live Room


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~ Historic Acoustic Grand Piano ~
~ A comfortable, private tracking & mix room for freelance Engineers & Producers ~
~ The perfect fit for Singers, Songwriters & Bands of ALL AGES ~
~ An in-demand Voiceover & Filming location in NYC Midtown West, Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan ~
~ Singer, Pianist, Musician Audition Tapes & Videos ~


Threshold Recording Studios NYC Control Room

Threshold Recording Studios NYC Vocal Booth


Our studio is located in the thriving, diverse community known as Hell's Kitchen on the west side of Manhattan just north of the HIGHLINE. If you like great nightlife, restaurants and bars, hotels, broadway theater, and access to anywhere in the city at any time, this is the place to be.

Threshold Recording Studios control room is a wonderfully tuned, visually appealing & ergonomic environment that facilitates creativity and a smooth ANALOG and DIGITAL Hybrid workflow.

It's a great space to spread out and relax while you efficiently develop your sound & style with our celebrated staff of in-house producers & engineers. Almost a thousand bands, many thousands of musicians, countless Engineers & Producers have recorded at our studio over the last 20 years. Bring us your band and we'll bring out your best!

If you are an Engineer or Producer and you haven't worked here before: it's an excellent, fully floated and tuned room with a fully rebuilt Trident 80B desk, Tannoy DMT15 mains, NS10 and KRK nearfields with Yamaha Sub (optional) and Bryston amps. There is a large windowed direct line of sight to both the floated iso booth and the live room.  Over the summer of 2016 we fully rebuilt our Trident 80B console (power supply, caps, switches, pots & faders). It sounded great before- and now it's a monster! The 20th anniversary studio overhaul also included all new patchbays, refurbished tie lines, AND we totally restocked the room with a huge selection of very cool colorful outboard gear. Our 2' 24 track Studer A827 and ATR 102 are in excellent condition & are seamlessly integrated into our Protools HD system with Apogee converters. 

Featuring top of the line vintage analog & digital gear including:
Protools HD, Apogee Converters, Trident 80B Console, Neve, API, Daking, Neumann, Studer, etc..

See GEAR for a more complete equipment list.

Live Room

Threshold Recording Studios NYC Live Room

Threshold Recording Studios NYC Live Room


Threshold's live room is an inspiring, tuned space fully stocked with great instruments, classic amplifiers, and an incredible 7' Baldwin grand piano. There are two complete isolation booths (allowing for 3 fully isolated recording spaces) and an incredible selection of microphones to capture your sound. Owner & Executive Producer James Walsh has an awesome collection of vintage amplifiers, effects pedals and guitars which are available in every session.

Drums recorded at Threshold are commonly regarded on par with any of the best recording studios in the country. The house kit, usually a mid 90's pearl kit or DW are always available and really sound great.  After tracking basics, the live room becomes a spacious overdub booth, fully sound shapable with many recording options for vocals, guitars, keys, piano, percussion, etc.

Recording Guitars at Threshold is an awesome experience. There are several flexible input options for connecting guitars, heads & cabinets from the control room to the live room and to the iso booth.
Classic & original sounds are waiting for you in the shapable sound of the live room and through our very respectable collection of vintage guitars, amplifiers and effect pedals.

The Baldwin 7' Acoustic Grand Piano at Threshold is really something special.  It's a wonderful playing instrument for most genre's and has a long mind boggling history of musicians that have played and loved the instrument.  (Ask- and I'll tell you where it came from:).


ADDITIONAL PICTURES

Threshold Recording Studios NYC Live Room

Threshold Recording Studios NYC Live Room






Vocal Booth

Threshold Recording Studios NYC Vocal Booth


Trident Series 80B Console
Threshold Recording Studios NYC Trident 80B console

The Trident 80B- A true classic & COMPLETELY rebuilt! Our Trident is a warm, analog sounding vintage British Console.

CLICK HERE FOR A COMPLETE GEAR LIST

Featuring Pro Tools 10 HD, Apogee Converters, a large format vintage analog Trident 80B console, and a Baldwin 7" Grand Piano.  Neve, API, Studer A 827, ATR 102, Daking, UA, Lexicon, Neumann, Sony, Royer, and more amplifiers, guitars, instruments than you can shake a stick at!  
Console
Trident 80B Series

Computers, Clocks, Converters, Recorders
Mac Pro
Pro Tools 10 HD
Studer A-827 2" 24 Track
ATR 102 1/2" 2 Track
Apogee Big Ben Master Clock
Apogee AD+DA 16X
Apogee Rosetta

Monitoring
Tannoy System DMT15
Yamaha NS-10M
KRK 6000’s
KRK 12S Subwoofer
Furman HDS-6 Headphone Cue System

Microphones
Neumann U-87 (1)
Telefunken RFT CM7151 w/ M7 Capsule Tube- n/a
Sony C 37A - n/a
AKG 414 (2)
Royer 121 (2)
Reslo Ribbons (2)- If available/ Upon Request / 48hrs notice)
AKG D112 (2)
AKG 460C
AKG C-1000 (2)
Audio Technica 4050 (2)
Shure SM7
Shure Beta 87A
Shure SM57 (8)
Shure SM58 (3)
Sennheiser 421
Audio Technica 4021
Rode NT4 Stereo- n/a
Oktava MK012 (2)
(2) U67 Clone (Modified APEX 460's w/ M7 capsules, etc)
 Neumann FET U47 Upon Request / 48hrs notice)
Earthworks TC30 (2) Upon Request / 48hrs notice)

(Complete Mic LIST BELOW)

Outboard Gear
Lexicon 480-L w/ Larc
Neve 1073 LB Preamps (2)
API 512B Preamps (2)
API 550A (3)
API 550B (1)
API 560
Daking Mic Preamp/EQ (3)
Daking FET Compressor (2)
UREI Blue Plate 1176 (2)
Summit TLA-100 Tube Compressors (2)
DBX 903 compressors (6)
DBX 902 De-essers (2)
DBX 904 gate (2)
DBX 172 Super Gates (2)
DBX 266 Compressor
Eventide H300 Ultra-Harmonizer
(Complete list below)

Plug-ins and Virtual Instruments
Digidesign HD2Pack
Waves Gold Bundle
Waves SSL Bundle
Waves V-Series Neve Bundle
Waves CLA Classic Compressors (1176, LA-2A, LA-3A)
McDSP Classic Pack
Autotune
Soundreplacer
Vocalign
Reason 4
Abbey Road Keyboards
Vienna Symphonic Library
Velvet Electric Keyboards Pack
Akoustik Piano
BFD Drums
Stylus RMX

Guitar/Bass Amps
1968 Vox AC-30
Rivera Quintana
Hand Wired, Pre mass production, Caesar Diaz 22 Watt head and cabinet
57 Fender Tweed
Roland Jazz Chorus
Music Man 112
Original 1960's Marshall Tweed 4x10
AMPEG 4X12
Trace Elliot Combo Bass Amp
Ampeg B-15 Fliptop Bass Amp (upon request)
Various Marshall Heads and cabinets (upon request)-
Plexi, 30th anniversary, 800, 900, Duel Rectifier and more 

Instruments
Baldwin 7’ Grand Piano
Pearl Masters Studio Drum Kit
Sabian Hand Hammered Cymbals
Various Snares (handmade wood snare, brass Gretsch)
Gibson ES-335
Gibson Les Paul
Gretsch G6120 Chet Atkins Hollow Body Electric Guitar
Fender American Telecaster
Takamine Acoustic
Epiphone EB-3 Bass
Djembe
Congas
Shakers, Tambourines, and Various Percussion

Layout (dimensions are approximate)
20x25 Live Room
15x20 Control Room
6x7 Vocal Booth

(1) additional sound lock for amp isolation

Legendary British Console: Trident Console History*

One of the pillars of the ‘British sound’ of the early 1970s was Trident Studios in London. Filled with brilliant engineers and cutting-edge gear, it was to go-to place for many of the top bands of the day. Starting with the Beatles, who relished the ability to record in 8 tracks (when Abbey Road still only had 4 track), a steady stream of rock stars came through the door. David Bowie in his Aladdin Sane/Hunky Dory/Space Oddity period; Queen and their first few albums; Jeff Beck, Supertramp, James Taylor and many more.
Wanting to remain at the forefront of technology, Trident studios looked in a vain for a manufacturer to make them a custom console. But why ask someone to do something when you can do it for yourself? And thus Malcolm Toft and Barry Porter, the in house engineers of Trident, came up with their own console, dubbed the ‘A Range’. Only a baker’s dozen of these legendary consoles were made, and as the years went by Trident continually innovated with a long line of further consoles, including the famous 80 Series, which debuted in 1980 shortly before the original Trident closed its doors. Following on the heels of this successful console was the model 80B in 1983, a classic 'split design' console set up in a standard configuration of 32 x 24 x 24 with 5 aux per channel. The 80B remains in favor with engineers the world over for its signature sound.

* A well written history courtesy of Vintage King Audio

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Additional Gear (sometimes available only upon request)


API 3124 (X2)
MILLENNIA HV3B 
MILLENNIA STT -1 
MILLENNIA TD1 
MANLEY VOXBOX 
MANLEY MASSIVE PASSIVE 
MANLEY ELOP 
MANLEY VARI-MU 
SUMMIT DCL-200
SUMMIT MPC- 100a
SUMMIT TLA 100A 
SUMMIT TLA 50 ( X2 ) 
SUMMIT 2BA -221 ( X2 ) 
SUMMIT EQP200B 
UREI 1176 (×2, silver )
UREI LA -4 (x3)
UREI 546 eq
UREI 565T " Lil Dipper " ( x2 ) 
GROOVE TUBES VIPRE 
LANGEVIN DVC 
ORAM MWS 
UA LA610 
VINTECH 1272
DRAWMER 1960 (x2)
PULTEC HLF3 
JOE MEEK VCQ1 
ATI EMPHASIZER 
ATI 1000
TL AUDIO DUAL VALVE 
ORBAN 642 
ORBAN 622 
WHITE 4000
WHITE 4400
VALLEY PEOPLE 610 
VALLEY PEOPLE 400 
EVENTIDE H3000
ORBAN 111b spring reverb
LEXICON PCM 41 
LEXICON MPX 500 
LEXICON JAMMAN 
DIGITECH DSP 16 
YAMAHA SPX 90
SONY R7 

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Additional Mic List
AKG 391 (X2)...SDC
AKG 460 b....SDC
AKG C1000...SDC
AKG 535EB...HANDHELD COND.
AKG D12E....DYNAMIC KICK MIC
AKG D112....DYNAMIC KICK MIC
AKG D24 (X2)....LES PAUL'S!
AKG 414...MULTIPATTERN COND.
AUDIO TECHNICA 4047....LDC
AUDIO TECHNICA 810 OMNI DYNAMIC
AUDIO TECHNICA 4033...LDC
AUDIO TECHNICA 835 Shotgun
AUDIX TR40.. (X2)...OMNI CONDENSERS
ADVANCED AUDIO CM47 tube
BEYER M500 (X2)...HANDHELD RIBBONS
BEYER M160....RIBBON
BEYER M300...DYNAMIC
BEYER M69.....DYNAMIC
BEYER 2O1 (X2)....DYNAMIC
BLUE BLUEBIRD...LDC
BLUE BABY BOTTLE ...LDC
CAD E100...LDC
CAD E200....MULTIPATTERN LDC
COLES 4038...RIBBON
EARTHWORKS TC30K (x3)..OMNI COND.
ELECTROVOICE 635 (X2) OMNI DYNAMIC
ELECTROVOICE 644...DYNAMIC,VINTAGE
ELECTROVOICE SOUNDSPOT 641 
ELECTROVOICE 666 (X2)..DYNAMIC 60'S
ELECTROVOICE RE20...DYNAMIC
ELECTROVOICE RE 11...DYNAMIC 70'S
ELECTROVOICE RE15...DYNAMIC 70'S
ELECTROVOICE 620...DYNAMIC 60'S
ELECTROVOICE DS35...DYNAMIC 70'S
ELECTROVOICE PL9 OMNI DYNAMIC
GEFELL 750...LDC
MXL 2001...LDC
NADY 1050 TUBE MIC
NEUMANN U47 FET VINTAGE 1984
NEUMANN TLM 170 MULTIPATTERN LDC 1984
NEUMANN TLM 170   1990
NEUMANN TLM 193 (x3)..LDC
NEUMANN TLM 103 (X2)..LDC
NEUMANN KM84...SDC
RESLO RBT RIBBON 1960'S
ROYER SF12...STEREO RIBBON
ROYER 121...RIBBON 
RODE NT2...LDC
RODE NT5 (X2)...SDC
SENNHEISER 441 ...DYNAMIC
SENNHEISER 421 (X3) 1 BEIGE
SENNHEISER 431...DYNAMIC 
SENNHEISER  404 (x2)...SDC VINTAGE '64
SHURE SM81..SDC
SHURE SM51...LARGE DIAPHRAGM DYNAMIC VINTAGE 
SHURE 55 FAT BOY...VINTAGE 1947
SHURE SM78...DYNAMIC 
SHURE SM57. ..DYNAMIC 
SHURE BETA 87 (X2). ..HANDHELD COND
SHURE BETA 52 (X2)....KICK MIC
SONY C48...LES PAUL'S!
SONY ECM
SE ELECTRONICS  5600 TUBE MIC
UHER 516


A premier Recording Studio in NYC with Top of the line gear and experienced Music Producers on Staff for every session!