Machine Room Studio

Machine Room Studio Machine Room Studio is a well-appointed, full-service recording and production studio, located in Arlington, VA. A purpose-built audio production facility that fosters creativity, learning, and success.
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Machine Room Studio offers a comfortable, acoustically balanced room that inspires creativity. Instruments, amps, and other tools are available for you to use, and to trigger inspiration. With a well-stocked mic locker and premium outboard gear, I can help you create something truly beautiful. My goal is to "serve the song", and share your vision of success. I take great patience and care to partner with you through every step of the process to be sure your music or other recorded audio has been served well.

Mission: A purpose-built audio production facility that fosters creativity, learning, and success.

Operating as usual

This record is punk as f**k, and exactly what we need right now. @bobmouldmusic is ferocious, focused, and mesmerising. ...
09/25/2020

This record is punk as f**k, and exactly what we need right now. @bobmouldmusic is ferocious, focused, and mesmerising. He's got a lot of important things to say, and you can't help but listen.

Certainly evocative of his Sugar and Husker Du days, the lyrical content and delivery is at a completely different level. This is a perfect punk protest record. I've listened to every single record Bob has ever released, and I can confidently say this is along the best!

A brief moment of detante in the feline DMZ.
09/25/2020

A brief moment of detante in the feline DMZ.

I think there's a plumbing issue in the studio today. #studiocat #recordingstudio
09/23/2020

I think there's a plumbing issue in the studio today. #studiocat #recordingstudio

Created by the talented @stealworks , this is too perfect not to share. BTW, you should follow this ridiculously creativ...
09/19/2020

Created by the talented @stealworks , this is too perfect not to share. BTW, you should follow this ridiculously creative artist too! Might become my profile pic somewhere for a little while.

@larry_crane_producer This is a work of art. Thank you all for treating this beautiful record with kid gloves. It's like...
09/09/2020

@larry_crane_producer This is a work of art. Thank you all for treating this beautiful record with kid gloves. It's like rediscovering it. #elliottsmith #selftitled #killrockstars #jjgonson

Repost @listenlocaldc DC Music Community! Please join the campaign to urge @councilofdc and the @mayor_bowser administra...
09/03/2020

Repost @listenlocaldc

DC Music Community! Please join the campaign to urge @councilofdc and the @mayor_bowser administration to pass urgent Music Venue Relief! 🎤🎶

COVID-19 has devastated DC’s music community. Since it began, the pandemic has forced the closure of at least four longstanding D.C. music institutions, all four cornerstones of the local music economy who presented the jazz, R&B and soul musicians bearing the torch of D.C.’s legacy of Black music. The most recent casualty is the beloved Twins Jazz, which supported DC’s vibrant jazz scene for 33 years, which announced its closure on August 27.

The legislation calls for financial support of DC’s music venues to help them sustain their businesses from October 2020 through May 2021. The act is designed to provide partial support not only to dedicated music venues, but also to the many small restaurants and bars who play a crucial role in the music scene by hosting live entertainment frequently.

Follow the link in @listenlocaldc’s bio to sign the letter, send an email, make a phone call or download the graphics to share them with your network. savedcvenues savedcstages acreativedc 202creates dcmusic covid19 listenlocalfirstdc bythings washingtondc

A pair of these to complete the atmosphere in the newly constructed isolation room. Sweet. #recordingstudio #acinfinity
09/02/2020

A pair of these to complete the atmosphere in the newly constructed isolation room. Sweet. #recordingstudio #acinfinity

08/15/2020

A modern take on a classic song, refocused on the asshat currently in the White House. Newly released from Orlando Furioso HC and Howard Rabach at Machine Room Studio!

I think if I squint really hard, I can see the vague outline of Lille from here, @behindthemoons ! I'm waving franticall...
07/26/2020

I think if I squint really hard, I can see the vague outline of Lille from here, @behindthemoons ! I'm waving frantically. I'm the really pale guy with skinny legs. 😁😋😉🤣 @ Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Hearing that Carl Reiner died this morning was a real gut punch. My heart is broken. The world makes a little less sense...
06/30/2020

Hearing that Carl Reiner died this morning was a real gut punch. My heart is broken. The world makes a little less sense to me. One of the truly beautiful humans to ever grace this Earth.

"Lust is easy. Love is hard. Like is most important."

RIP, Carl. Who will Mel Brooks eat dinner with from now on?

More Covid distractions, courtesy of @thedecemberists ! Wore the "Everything Is Awful" mask out today, got a few complim...
06/27/2020

More Covid distractions, courtesy of @thedecemberists ! Wore the "Everything Is Awful" mask out today, got a few compliments! Things happy here at @machineroomstudio !

We must celebrate each and every victory!This landmark victory is the work of decades of LGBTQ people — led by Black tra...
06/15/2020

We must celebrate each and every victory!

This landmark victory is the work of decades of LGBTQ people — led by Black trans women — fighting for our community. It belongs to our clients Aimee, Don, and another plaintiff Gerald Bostock, and countless other individuals who spoke out when they experienced discrimination.

Your moment of Zen. Enjoy this bunny enjoying the salad bar from in between my pavers by the steps to my backyard deck.
06/10/2020

Your moment of Zen. Enjoy this bunny enjoying the salad bar from in between my pavers by the steps to my backyard deck.

Shhh...it's a surprise. Thank you @beingliberal !
06/08/2020

Shhh...it's a surprise. Thank you @beingliberal !

Glad to know that there are at least a handful of world leaders that truly understand, OR at least know how to frame und...
06/06/2020

Glad to know that there are at least a handful of world leaders that truly understand, OR at least know how to frame understanding in public. #blacklivesmatter #justintrudeau

Had to witness the beautiful human spirit in person this morning. I love this city and it's people. #blacklivesmatter #b...
06/06/2020

Had to witness the beautiful human spirit in person this morning. I love this city and it's people. #blacklivesmatter #blacklivesmatterplaza @ Washington D.C.

First Friday of the month means @bandcamp is waiving all fees and forwarding 100% of sales to artists! Please visit our ...
06/05/2020

First Friday of the month means @bandcamp is waiving all fees and forwarding 100% of sales to artists! Please visit our Bandcamp page here: www.ubiquitymachine.bandcamp.com.
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Ubiquity Machine is donating all of our Bandcamp sales from today to an important local activism.group:

@blacklivesmatterdc is a member-based abolitionist organization centering Black people most at risk for state violence in DC, creating the conditions for Black liberation through the abolition of systemic racism present within institutions of white supremacy, capitalism, and patriarchy. They include Black artists, infrastructure builders, activist leaders and strategists, organizing in the here and now.

Moved onto running cabling for the new room yesterday as the big construction is done. New second room will host 16 inpu...
06/05/2020

Moved onto running cabling for the new room yesterday as the big construction is done. New second room will host 16 input channels, networked monitoring & HDMI screens to see folks in room 1 and me at the desk. Also connections for guitar cabinets & combo amps that need isolation. Once we're set & tested, we'll begin welcoming a select few clients into the new space as it'll have a no-contact entrance & load-in space, and be guaranteed a minimum of 24 hours people-free and hygienically cleaned between sessions. Stay tuned!

06/05/2020

Hey, my favorite musician just announced a new song he recorded in downtown Helsinki. Not Earth-shattering news, but it's the first time I've read a post about someone making a big deal about going to Helsinki specifically for such a project.

May you all find peace, love, and much more understanding in the days ahead. This moment can hopefully be a catalyst for...
06/02/2020

May you all find peace, love, and much more understanding in the days ahead. This moment can hopefully be a catalyst for the change we all need to create.

I need to be a better friend to those I love, who regularly experience a level of injustice that my privilage has steered past me. Through the randomness of the universe I exist as I am, and make no apology for it, but offer what power I have to make it better for any human who needlessly suffers. I'm so very sorry for the acts of hate and prejudice. I'll offer what I'm able to help you. #blacklivesmatter now, more than ever.

Preach....there are no thugs, only bruised hearts.
05/30/2020

Preach....there are no thugs, only bruised hearts.

Quarantine mixing special for a limited time. You've been recording at home, so let me make your song sound even more aw...
05/27/2020

Quarantine mixing special for a limited time. You've been recording at home, so let me make your song sound even more awesome. Send inquiry to [email protected] asap as availability is limited!

One of the scant few positives of the quarantine is the increase in visitors that used to be infrequent and not in such ...
05/03/2020

One of the scant few positives of the quarantine is the increase in visitors that used to be infrequent and not in such big numbers. @ Machine Room Studio

Hey all! Check this out either in my IG Video feed or on YT (linked in bio). This is the hijinks that boredom and a stud...
04/17/2020

Hey all! Check this out either in my IG Video feed or on YT (linked in bio). This is the hijinks that boredom and a studio full of recording gear will create. Enjoy!

#songparody #ricocasek #inspiration #covid #miktekaudio #audient #cockosreaper #toontrack #pluginalliance #universalaudio #4710d

A short recap of some of the April Fool's items waiting for my kids this morning.  @ Machine Room Studio
04/02/2020

A short recap of some of the April Fool's items waiting for my kids this morning. @ Machine Room Studio

Cathartic hike around the Potomac today! Really helps get me into a good head space. #covid19=gainthecovid15 @ Scott's R...
03/29/2020

Cathartic hike around the Potomac today! Really helps get me into a good head space. #covid19=gainthecovid15
@ Scott's Run Nature Preserve

Base trim, door barn-style trim, and gobo frames. Moving steadily along.
03/22/2020

Base trim, door barn-style trim, and gobo frames. Moving steadily along.

Today's social distance project...plank flooring over heavy stall mats in the new isolation live room. Trim work, door, ...
03/17/2020

Today's social distance project...plank flooring over heavy stall mats in the new isolation live room. Trim work, door, acoustic treatment, cable runs are next.

So close I can hear drums in the distance!
03/10/2020

So close I can hear drums in the distance!

I was a little dismayed at the lack of a crowd at my polling location this morning. Here's hoping that I just got lucky,...
03/03/2020

I was a little dismayed at the lack of a crowd at my polling location this morning. Here's hoping that I just got lucky, and the crowds preceded me or are yet to show.

Now what's going on here? #staytuned #recordingstudio #escaperoom?????
02/18/2020

Now what's going on here? #staytuned #recordingstudio #escaperoom?????

Perhaps the best thrift store find? A golden hedgehog wearing a party hat.
02/18/2020

Perhaps the best thrift store find? A golden hedgehog wearing a party hat.

Thank you #Barney&Clyde for a smile this morning. #piningforthefjords #justresting #terryjones @montypythonofficial #sti...
02/14/2020

Thank you #Barney&Clyde for a smile this morning. #piningforthefjords #justresting #terryjones @montypythonofficial #stillmissingTerryJones

Rehearsals, rehearsals, rehearsals....and so little time.
02/09/2020

Rehearsals, rehearsals, rehearsals....and so little time.

Address

20th Place North
Arlington, VA
22207

Half mile from Orange Line Metro @ Ballston. By bus: Metro Bus 23T from Rosslyn, OR Arlington Transit Bus 55 to N. Vermont St and Lee Hwy

General information

Full audio production, with state-of-the-art tools. Instruments, amps also available. We also offer mobile audio production - we'll bring the studio to your location! All clients have access to a private office work space & private Wi-Fi network access to keep up with your 'day-job' or other important items. Feel free to bring your laptop, tablet, or other device, and we'll get you set up. Give us a call!

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This whole series is great but the Sessions episode shows what it was like to record on 1920s equipment with one mic cutting straight to wax. (Plus, you learn that Jack White knows how to use a sewing machine.)