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.

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.

Before & after horn tracking session. Amazing professional musicians, who just know how to make the best ideas happen.  ...
02/01/2020

Before & after horn tracking session. Amazing professional musicians, who just know how to make the best ideas happen. @ Machine Room Studio

Tinkering with song arrangements tonight. Big stuff coming up...stay tuned. #notclickbait #bigisrelative #studiolife #ya...
01/24/2020

Tinkering with song arrangements tonight. Big stuff coming up...stay tuned. #notclickbait #bigisrelative #studiolife #yamaha #mm6

Back in high school, my one friend, Dan, and I were the only two kids who watched and revered Monty Python. Explains a l...
01/22/2020

Back in high school, my one friend, Dan, and I were the only two kids who watched and revered Monty Python. Explains a lot about me...anyway, point is, when PBS announced they were ending airing the syndicated shows from BBC, they showed a "Python-athon"; 48 hours of all the sketch shows and all the films back to back in succession. We decided we should video tape this, and proceeded to stock up on blank VHS tapes. I went to his house, and we attempted sleeping in shifts all weekend, just so we could time switching tapes over. I was proud we got nearly halfway before exhaustion overwhelmed.

That's how much it meant to me then, and explains why today has been so emotionally draining. Terry Jones was a consummate genius; he directed (and co-directed) all the films, wrote most of their most memorable sketches, and even published series' of children's books along a collection of essays on the evils of the war on terror. The world seems a lot less colorful, and a lot less funny today. The best I can offer is that Terry Jones was a very naughty boy, and not the Messiah. But he came pretty damn close.

Dynamic Series Microphone Set Give-A-Way - TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik
01/15/2020
Dynamic Series Microphone Set Give-A-Way - TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik

Dynamic Series Microphone Set Give-A-Way - TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik

Enter now for your chance to win! Here’s your opportunity to win not one, but four TELEFUNKEN Dynamic Series microphones—enough to sing lead with three backup vocalists, mic the snare and toms of a drum kit, or even a whole horn section— all with the superior, nuanced sound TELEFUNKEN is known...

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01/14/2020
TF39 Copperhead Deluxe Microphone Give-A-Way - TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik

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Enter now for your chance to win! Win a TF39 Copperhead Deluxe microphone – a $1,495 value – and take your recordings to the next level. A true workhorse microphone, the TF39 will give you stellar results on whatever you put it in front of; from vocals and acoustic or electric guitar, to strings...

Spent all my profits on this brand new, state-of-the-art, security system for my home and recording studio. 2020 will be...
12/31/2019

Spent all my profits on this brand new, state-of-the-art, security system for my home and recording studio. 2020 will be the most secure year ever. #thisisnotthedroidyourelookingfor #recordingstudiolife

Most hipster beard ever!
12/21/2019

Most hipster beard ever!

Drum tracking tonight for @no_tangent .
12/12/2019

Drum tracking tonight for @no_tangent .

Monday morning guitar tracking with @fanclub23 . Great way to spend a cold and rainy day...hot guitars.
12/09/2019

Monday morning guitar tracking with @fanclub23 . Great way to spend a cold and rainy day...hot guitars.

Remains of last night's voice-over session with a powerful new teacher-recognition assocation. Very inspiring!
11/27/2019

Remains of last night's voice-over session with a powerful new teacher-recognition assocation. Very inspiring!

Check it...This is it, the last episode of SLDC in its podcast form. Our next steps will be very exciting, we hope you l...
11/25/2019

Check it...
This is it, the last episode of SLDC in its podcast form. Our next steps will be very exciting, we hope you like documentaries! But more on that later... SLDC EP14 w/ the incredibly talented experimental jazz drummer, Jonathan Modell
Wednesday December 4th

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What kind of sorcery will this be? #studiobuild #reimaginepossibilities #recordingstudiolife
11/20/2019

What kind of sorcery will this be? #studiobuild #reimaginepossibilities #recordingstudiolife

11/17/2019

Only 2 podcast episodes left... Dig in and join the conversation!
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Only two brand new episodes of the podcast left to go! In 2020 SLDC will be evolving formats, while expanding our narrat...
11/12/2019

Only two brand new episodes of the podcast left to go!
In 2020 SLDC will be evolving formats, while expanding our narrative & reach. We have a website currently being developed and will be launching in early 2020. But in the meantime, please subscribe to our brand new SLDC YouTube channel, as it will be a big part of what’s to come!
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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuoRqHnuOOluvrX-FUN90Cg

Wednesday November 20thSLDC ep13 w/ guest, the incredibly talented vocalist & songwriter Tula Pisano!@novomusicdc Dig in...
11/11/2019

Wednesday November 20th
SLDC ep13 w/ guest, the incredibly talented vocalist & songwriter Tula Pisano!
@novomusicdc
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TONIGHT! Let's do this one more time. Last show for MÀG 2.0 🥁🎸 Triple- header for Alyson's b-day at @slashrundc with @hu...
11/10/2019

TONIGHT! Let's do this one more time. Last show for MÀG 2.0 🥁🎸 Triple- header for Alyson's b-day at @slashrundc with @hudsonfalcons and the debut of The Lonesome Mile! 🥳
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Easy like a Sunday morning. #tortiesofig #studiocat #keepoutofmysunbeam #rory #loafcat
11/10/2019

Easy like a Sunday morning. #tortiesofig #studiocat #keepoutofmysunbeam #rory #loafcat

The mushiest of cat faces. #rory #studiocat #satonhertuffet #tortiesofig
11/08/2019

The mushiest of cat faces. #rory #studiocat #satonhertuffet #tortiesofig

@newpornographers at the #930club tonight. Absolutely tore the place up. They cherry-picked songs from every record. Goo...
11/06/2019

@newpornographers at the #930club tonight. Absolutely tore the place up. They cherry-picked songs from every record. Good music, good friends, goodnight.

Check this out...tomorrow!Wednesday November 6thSLDC ep 12 w/ DC Go-Go & Reggae legend Matt SwampGuinee!@swampguinee @cr...
11/05/2019

Check this out...tomorrow!
Wednesday November 6th
SLDC ep 12 w/ DC Go-Go & Reggae legend Matt SwampGuinee!
@swampguinee @cranklukongo
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Two of my absolute favorite songwriters of all time collaborated on this 10" four track EP. Word has it that a full leng...
10/24/2019

Two of my absolute favorite songwriters of all time collaborated on this 10" four track EP. Word has it that a full length LP is in the works! I am beside myself with glee. #andypartridge and #robynhitchcock #planetengland #apehouserecords

Live from Machine Room Studio, clamp your ears around this...SLDC EP11 w/ guest Emelia Bleker@burgundy_truffle Episode 1...
10/24/2019

Live from Machine Room Studio, clamp your ears around this...

SLDC EP11 w/ guest Emelia Bleker
@burgundy_truffle
Episode 11 is ready for your listening pleasure! Sit in on this fantastic & enlightening conversation, with an impromptu live in-studio performance of a Emelia & Brendan original song " Lineage"

Also, featuring two original songs from the band @nah.music
Fractal
Brain Sick

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https://soundcloud.com/soundslikedc/sldc-ep11-emelia-bleker

Wednesday October 23rdSLDC Ep# 11 w/ guest, incredibly talented artist and activist Emelia Bleker!Dig in and join the co...
10/16/2019

Wednesday October 23rd
SLDC Ep# 11 w/ guest, incredibly talented artist and activist Emelia Bleker!

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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.)