We record any level of project in any genre, whether it's a short vocal session or a fully produced commercial album, with the sound your music deserves.
We do it all, but specialize in:
Get that warm, full, punchy analog sound routed straight into Pro-Tools via the revolutionary CLASP system!
Lay down vocals on the very best mics in the industry. Studio A or Studio B are both excellent for vocals.
Record on our beautiful Yamaha C6 Grand Piano in the Studio A live room.
LIVE INSTRUMENT TRACKING
Record separate tracks for a song or track an entire band live.
COMMERCIAL VOICE-OVERS: We help many voice actors and companies record high-quality voice-overs.
STUDIO A RECORDING:
Our Wes Lachot designed Studio A captures and presents sound truthfully for excellent recordings, greatly reducing time spent mixing and mastering. We offer digital recording in Studio A and B via Pro Tools HD 10/11, as well as analog recording through a Studer 2-inch tape machine via CLASP for fast, easy digital editing in Pro Tools. Eliminate every negative aspect of recording to analog tape but keep that warm, analog sound. Studio A offers nothing less than world-class recording.
STUDIO B RECORDING:
Studio B is not the typical Pro Tools room. Record tracks through an Avid ICON console to get your music out of the box so it doesn't sound made in a box. Designed and built from the ground up for accurate, high-quality sound recording and stacked with custom-built gear, you won't find studio foam on the walls or any off-the-shelf equipment. We are proud of this shrunken down version of studio A.
We can help with drum editing, re-amping, overdubs, MIDI, ADR, foley, audiobooks, video, etc. We do not do any kind of tape/cassette transfers (we only put our own reels on our Studer), CD duplication services (recommend Disc makers) or on-site recording.
Video Services: Want your recording session documented on camera? How about your entire album experience? Whether you just need an hour of footage or an entire video put together start-to-finish, a music video or EPK, we have great video engineers to recommend for any budget.
Both Studio A and Studio B are well-equipped for mixing, whether analog, digital, or a hybrid of both. 5.1 capability.
Need an amazing Pop/Rock mix? The absolute best value for your mixing dollar is right here at Clear Track!
More about mixing: Mixing music professionally is a highly skilled art, and while the recording process is important, it's the mixing engineer who adds the final touches to the artist's vision. When you have all the separate tracks of the song recorded and would like a commercial release, professional mixing is necessary to blend the instruments together to achieve a good balance of your song elements and improve sound quality. A good mixing engineer can creatively control sound and uses his studio control room as his greatest tool when mixing. The Studio A control room was designed to be one of the best mixing rooms on the East Coast.
Mastering is quoted per project. Contact us to get a quote.
The enhancements of a professional master will polish your final mix and give it the impact and competitive edge needed for a commercial release. After the final mix is mastered, it will not only sound great in the studio, but in everyday listening environments.
We also offer radio-ready, professional mastering done by A-list engineers and Clear Track affiliates Shelly Yakus, Ari Blitz and team (credits include: Lady Gaga, U2, John Lennon, Stevie Nicks, Alice Cooper, Van Morrison, Tom Petty, Dire Straits, Blue Oyster Cult, Bob Seger, Don Henley, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Tinie Tempah, Lazy Bone, Terry McDermott, Adam Lambert, Ray J, Michael Jackson, Diddy, Sting, Paula Abdul, Brian Adams, Janet Jackson, Donna Summer and Aerosmith)
Rather unique about Clear Track is our focus on Music Production, Songwriting and Artist Development. The team we have in place for this delicate and essential part of the music industry is stellar, both in talent and skill, as well as letting the artist be who they truly are while achieving standards for commercial success. This area can often be troubling for artists without the right team, but at Clear Track this is where artists have the most fun!
When an artist contacts us with a project in mind, or with nothing else but a desire to make some music, we invite them to meet at the studio and discuss their goals/project with a producer. See how easy it can be to get started making music! Schedule your tour and meeting today. See our Music Production page.
If you need a guitarist, drummer, bassist, etc, to play on your project, we have many talented session musicians, and even a session band, to help make it happen. Piano, violin, flute, congas, vocals and world-class percussion, you name it, whatever the genre or budget, we'll help you get the sounds you need for your music.
Besides having a friendly and helpful staff, and the best gear you can work with, the studios are located in a relaxed and quiet part of town, a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of NY and LA. We welcome professional engineers, producers and artists to rent out the studios. We're happy to answer any questions you may have about the studio and to help facilitate your project in any way. Be sure to check out Studio A's page for further info and specs on our studios.
From beginning to end, our team will make very sure you have excellent, efficient service and a smooth studio experience, which isn't hard in our well-maintained, cutting edge facility.
Our chief engineer's passion for the art of sound recording and mixing has led to his establishment of the popular The Art of Sound Recording ten-week course, giving the hardcore basics and industry tricks of the trade to aspiring engineers inside a real studio environment. We believe there's no better way to break into recording and mixing!
Through this intense, hands-on studio training immersion, aspiring engineers are gaining real studio experience as a vital necessity for truly understanding the industry and making professional recordings.