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have not worked at either of these myself, but have always heard good things from some of my east coast peeps:

q-division
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mad oak studios

http://www.facebook.com/MadOakStudios (added facebook link)

not sure if they have a website, but i believe bgrotto on this board works out of there. i thought i remember reading that they how have paul kolderie's old tweed desk in their control room. that can't be a bad thing.



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have not worked at either of these myself, but have always heard good things from some of my east coast peeps:

q-division
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mad oak studios

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not sure if they have a website, but i believe bgrotto on this board works out of there. i thought i remember reading that they how have paul kolderie's old tweed desk in their control room. that can't be a bad thing.



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thx I'm looking for something more high level as far as the room itself goes
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I think Q Division is the most "high end" studio in the area
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have not worked at either of these myself, but have always heard good things from some of my east coast peeps:

q-division
Q DIVISION STUDIOS Boston/ Cambridge/ Somerville Area's world class recording studio

and

mad oak studios

http://www.facebook.com/MadOakStudios (added facebook link)

not sure if they have a website, but i believe bgrotto on this board works out of there. i thought i remember reading that they how have paul kolderie's old tweed desk in their control room. that can't be a bad thing.



good luck,
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Thanks for the plug, much appreciated!

To the OP - what exactly are you looking for when you say "high level"?
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Thanks for the plug, much appreciated!

To the OP - what exactly are you looking for when you say "high level"?
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I think he was thinking at least 10,000 feet above sea level. Does your facility in Boston offer this?

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I think he was thinking at least 10,000 feet above sea level. Does your facility in Boston offer this?

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Mad Oak gets my nod...easy to get sounds, lotsa drums...

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Amazing rooms at Longview but both the A-Range and the 8078 have found new homes...
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have you looked at Bluejay yet? What about wellspring? Wellspring's Studio A is 40' x 35' with a 12'~14' ceiling.

When I lived in boston I used to record at the old wellspring. Eric (the owner) is a cool guy. I actually recorded demos for Javier (The Voice) that helped get him signed to Capitol (10 years ago) at Wellspring. And Esperanza Spaulding recorded her Grammy award winning (best new artist) album there.

And Bluejay... well, it's probably one of the most well known in the boston area.

both places have websites you can check out.
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Thanks for the plug, much appreciated!

To the OP - what exactly are you looking for when you say "high level"?
first off analog
but a professional array of rooms
is there such a place?

I used to use Bluejay but they don't have tape


how are your rooms?
got any clips I can hear?
pics of the studio?
thx
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have you looked at Bluejay yet? What about wellspring? Wellspring's Studio A is 40' x 35' with a 12'~14' ceiling.

When I lived in boston I used to record at the old wellspring. Eric (the owner) is a cool guy. I actually recorded demos for Javier (The Voice) that helped get him signed to Capitol (10 years ago) at Wellspring. And Esperanza Spaulding recorded her Grammy award winning (best new artist) album there.

And Bluejay... well, it's probably one of the most well known in the boston area.

both places have websites you can check out.
I like wellspring that's my choice at the moment
looking for other options though
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Is there a Longview Farm studio near Boston?

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yeah probably the best studio in the state but
I'm trying to keep travel time and ($$$$) down :-)


Jules you'll appreciate that the stones worked there too!

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Rearview mirror is pretty awesome and analog.

my room is awesome but not analog. it's 21'x26' with 18' ceiling. protools 9 with apogee Rosetta, great river, API, Vintech, Distressors, etc.
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Is long view still open? do they have a website?
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Is long view still open? do they have a website?
last time I looked they were only on myspace?
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Rearview mirror is pretty awesome and analog.

my room is awesome but not analog. it's 21'x26' with 18' ceiling. protools 9 with apogee Rosetta, great river, API, Vintech, Distressors, etc.
where is rearview?
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Thanks for the plug, much appreciated!

To the OP - what exactly are you looking for when you say "high level"?
hey Benny, your FB link doesn't seem to go to your page. just FYI
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I'll look for a website
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i think they're Brighton

i can't seem to find it, i was looking at their site not too long ago. great room
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first off analog
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is there such a place?

I used to use Bluejay but they don't have tape


how are your rooms?
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thx
Yup, we've got a Studer 827 24-track and an ATR 102 1/2" deck, and an ATR 104 1/4" (though this is mostly used for tape delay duties). There's a few pics here of varying quality: https://www.facebook.com/MadOakStudios?sk=photos

As mentioned, we have Paul Kolderie's old Tweed console. Kind of an esoteric creature; huge low end, layout like an 80xx Neve. 24 buss, 8 subgroup, 8 aux sends (2 stereo, 4 mono). Interesting pres, though I prefer using the O/B stuff (which we have lots of). Also have a plate, a u47, 67, km54s, sm69fet, buncha ribbons from AEA and Royer, pair of Manley Gold Refs, and most of the usual dynamic and condenser suspects (57s, 421s, 441, re20, 414, 451s, tlm170s, et al), plus some slightly less usual stuff (m300s, umt70s, etc).

I'd also venture to say that we probably have the biggest outboard collection in the city. ADL670, Retro 176 pair and STA LEVEL and their 2-chan Pultec clone, buncha Neve, some Helios, buncha API, and lots more. Pretty much anything you'd need.

And last (and IMO, most importantly), we have lots of instruments and amps. Mellotron, B3 and C3, Wurli, Rhodes, tons of amps (including a 62 AC30, a hiwatt, coupla Oranges, some champs, a b15, an SVT, and more). A few different flavors of Strat, Les Paul, some weirdo stuff (Edwards LP clone, a Danelectro thing).

Um...probably forgetting a lotta stuff, but I'm on a tracking session now and don't have much time. I'm happy to email you more/better info. Feel free to PM me.

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OK. I think it's fixed.

Thanks for the headsup
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Yup, we've got a Studer 827 24-track and an ATR 102 1/2" deck, and an ATR 104 1/4" (though this is mostly used for tape delay duties). There's a few pics here of varying quality: https://www.facebook.com/MadOakStudios?sk=photos

As mentioned, we have Paul Kolderie's old Tweed console. Kind of an esoteric creature; huge low end, layout like an 80xx Neve. 24 buss, 8 subgroup, 8 aux sends (2 stereo, 4 mono). Interesting pres, though I prefer using the O/B stuff (which we have lots of). Also have a plate, a u47, 67, km54s, sm69fet, buncha ribbons from AEA and Royer, pair of Manley Gold Refs, and most of the usual dynamic and condenser suspects (57s, 421s, 441, re20, 414, 451s, tlm170s, et al), plus some slightly less usual stuff (m300s, umt70s, etc).

I'd also venture to say that we probably have the biggest outboard collection in the city. ADL670, Retro 176 pair and STA LEVEL and their 2-chan Pultec clone, buncha Neve, some Helios, buncha API, and lots more. Pretty much anything you'd need.

And last (and IMO, most importantly), we have lots of instruments and amps. Mellotron, B3 and C3, Wurli, Rhodes, tons of amps (including a 62 AC30, a hiwatt, coupla Oranges, some champs, a b15, an SVT, and more). A few different flavors of Strat, Les Paul, some weirdo stuff (Edwards LP clone, a Danelectro thing).

Um...probably forgetting a lotta stuff, but I'm on a tracking session now and don't have much time. I'm happy to email you more/better info. Feel free to PM me.



OK. I think it's fixed.

Thanks for the headsup
I should come by for a tour
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Um...probably forgetting a lotta stuff, but I'm on a tracking session now and don't have much time. I'm happy to email you more/better info. Feel free to PM me.
and he chats on gear slutz during tracking sessions!! HA!
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and he chats on gear slutz during tracking sessions!! HA!
Haha. We were on break!!!
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Absolutely. Are you relatively local? Or, if not, when will you be in town next?

I'm there pretty darn close to 7 days a week, and on my days off, there's usually one of the assistants around, so we're pretty flexible in terms of timing.
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Absolutely. Are you relatively local? Or, if not, when will you be in town next?

I'm there pretty darn close to 7 days a week, and on my days off, there's usually one of the assistants around, so we're pretty flexible in terms of timing.
I'll PM U......................................
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thx I'm looking for something more high level as far as the room itself goes
Q division isn't high level?
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That's kind of sad. What is in there now?

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Yup, we've got a Studer 827 24-track and an ATR 102 1/2" deck, and an ATR 104 1/4" (though this is mostly used for tape delay duties). There's a few pics here of varying quality: https://www.facebook.com/MadOakStudios?sk=photos

As mentioned, we have Paul Kolderie's old Tweed console. Kind of an esoteric creature; huge low end, layout like an 80xx Neve. 24 buss, 8 subgroup, 8 aux sends (2 stereo, 4 mono). Interesting pres, though I prefer using the O/B stuff (which we have lots of). Also have a plate, a u47, 67, km54s, sm69fet, buncha ribbons from AEA and Royer, pair of Manley Gold Refs, and most of the usual dynamic and condenser suspects (57s, 421s, 441, re20, 414, 451s, tlm170s, et al), plus some slightly less usual stuff (m300s, umt70s, etc).

I'd also venture to say that we probably have the biggest outboard collection in the city. ADL670, Retro 176 pair and STA LEVEL and their 2-chan Pultec clone, buncha Neve, some Helios, buncha API, and lots more. Pretty much anything you'd need.

And last (and IMO, most importantly), we have lots of instruments and amps. Mellotron, B3 and C3, Wurli, Rhodes, tons of amps (including a 62 AC30, a hiwatt, coupla Oranges, some champs, a b15, an SVT, and more). A few different flavors of Strat, Les Paul, some weirdo stuff (Edwards LP clone, a Danelectro thing).

Um...probably forgetting a lotta stuff, but I'm on a tracking session now and don't have much time. I'm happy to email you more/better info. Feel free to PM me.



OK. I think it's fixed.

Thanks for the headsup
I may need a clean up towel after reading that.

Also, I'm not on facebook (I know...) and the link just takes me to the sign up page.
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Also, I'm not on facebook (I know...) and the link just takes me to the sign up page.
I think that if you're not logged in to Facebook, there's no way to view any of the pages. In other words, you have to be a signed-in member to see any of the stuff.

I actually wasn't aware that that was the case, so it looks like we might have to make ourselves a new website. Sigh.

But thanks for the heads-up.
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