Matte Black tracking at MetroSonic

Matte Black

The mysterious growl & thunder coming from our live room this week is the band Matte Black working on some new tracks.  Check out their website – power trio, solid rock/metal, good stuff. That’s exactly why we’re doing a video feature on them! We want to shed some light on Matte Black and we’re currently putting the […]

The Damned Things in front of vintage Neve 5315 console

The Damned Things Are Back

MetroSonic Recording Studio braces for second impact as we welcome back the heavy rock group The Damned Things to finish up their overdubs. Rob Caggiano (producer/engineer/guitarist) and Joe Trohman(producer/guitarist), who had just returned to US from their European tour, came back into studio fully loaded with inspiration and musical ideas ready to blow. Since studio staff were […]

Vocal booth in a blue light

The Damned Things Crank It Up at MetroSonic

MetroSonic Studio braces for impact as we welcome heavy rock group The Damned Things to record their debut album. The Damned Things lineup consists of five industry veterans from such groups as Anthrax, Fall Out Boy, and Every Time I Die. Joe Trohman, Rob Caggiano and Scott Ian lead the way on guitars, and Keith Buckley’s vocals soar […]

Holistic Technicolor

Holistic

Holistic’s latest album Technicolor was another project entirely recorded and mixed at MetroSonic by engineer Jonathan Martinez. Released May 12th on Bungee Black,  this project was full of positive energy from the ground up and came together on many a late Brooklyn night, over dubbing vocals, beats and sfx.  Mixing with Holistic was a great process; […]

Chromeo Business Casual

Chromeo Makes MetroSonic Home Without Missing a Beat

The Canadian duo Chromeo are bunkered down at the NYC Recording Studio MetroSonic for a two-month lockout session. P-Thugg and Dave 1 are well known for their “hook-heavy”, soul infused dance music. These guys knock out infectious grooves, attracting appeal from a wide range fans and talented collaborators from DJ A-Trak to Daryl Hall. Although Chromeo is accustomed to […]

Legendary Percussionist plays for Arun Ramamurthy

Arun Ramamurthy and Thiruvarur Bhaktavatsalam

We at MetroSonic, had a blast working with Arun from start to finish. His project presented some strong challanges to overcome. We were more than set to approach the challenges of South Indian classical music. We made sure that his project kept the realism of a live performance. He started his project in house, with tracking, […]

Deathstars in Metrosonic November 2007

Artist Highlight: Deathstars

“With the combination of their cynical irony …and the hard seriousness that are the fundaments of every song, Deathstars walk the fine line of sophisticated darkness with the always clear and present vibe of sex, guts and horrorish vogue. It is hellish hot stuff, but also entertaining, and somewhat frightening.”  

Moby at Metrosonic Brooklyn recording studio

Moby tracking live drums and guitars at Metrosonic

Tracking and mixing with Moby was an incredible experience. This was an experiment of sorts for Moby and a departure from his past works. His goal for this session was to record everything on the 1st or 2nd take.  He wanted capture the raw spontaneity of the performance and not let the recording process get in the […]

Prototype RCA 44BX Ribbon Microphone, matched pair

MetroSonic’s RCA 44-BX “Prototypes”

Only at MetroSonic Recording Studios NYC… You’ll never see another pair of mics like this. These are a matched pair that were hand-built in the RCA Camden, NJ plant in the mid-1960s. They were experimental laboratory mics built for the purpose of improving the 44BX design with higher output and improved response. Output sensitivity is […]