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Magpie Cage Recording Studio

Magpie Cage Recording Studio The Magpie Cage is the recording studio of producer/engineer J. Robbins.

With comfortable performance spaces (including a live room with 25-ft ceilings, bathed in natural light from a row of giant windows) , a vintage MCI JH-416 mixing console, 2" 16-track analog tape machine, 26-input Pro Tools HD system, and stacks of microphones, amps, drums, audio toys and outboard gear, the Magpie Cage has helped bands as diverse as Clutch, Ponytail, Paint It Black, and True Womanhood bring their projects to life.

Operating as usual

Sincere gratitude to all the artists who manifested their visions at Magpie Cage - and congratulations to those whose re...
01/02/2023

Sincere gratitude to all the artists who manifested their visions at Magpie Cage - and congratulations to those whose records went out into the world - in 2022! Excited for what 2023 will bring. Booking now for February and beyond!
Just a few Magpie Cage alumni whose records were released this past year:

Congratulations, Caustic Casanova!
12/23/2022

Congratulations, Caustic Casanova!

Today’s delightful drum session with June Star
12/14/2022

Today’s delightful drum session with June Star

A Brief Moment in the Sun
12/05/2022
A Brief Moment in the Sun

A Brief Moment in the Sun

Starting as a relatively straightforward DC hardcore punk band in the mid ’80s as Lunchmeat and releasing a split with Dave Grohl’s early band Mission Impossible, Soulside really left their mark on the scene with three LPs (first on Sammich, last two on Dischord) and a 7-inch before breaking up ...

Professor Goldstein Day 2!
12/05/2022

Professor Goldstein Day 2!

Excellent studio day with the good people of Professor Goldstein … 10 basic tracks in 10 hours! These guys are PREPARED.
12/04/2022

Excellent studio day with the good people of Professor Goldstein … 10 basic tracks in 10 hours! These guys are PREPARED.

Look out, world!
11/19/2022

Look out, world!

Our new album A Brief moment in the Sun is out TODAY on ! We had such an amazing time recording this with J Robbins at studios in Baltimore. Hope you like it!

11/04/2022

At long last! The new Pohgoh!

If you imagine I was thrilled to work and hang with these guys while they made some awesome new music … you imagine corr...
10/24/2022

If you imagine I was thrilled to work and hang with these guys while they made some awesome new music … you imagine correctly.

10/20/2022

Now booking for December. Let's keep the light of creativity burning through the winter - and make some awesome records!

Mix day at Magpie Cage - helping bring forth a killer new Spoils System tune - all hail Dan and Sean, this project is in...
10/14/2022

Mix day at Magpie Cage - helping bring forth a killer new Spoils System tune - all hail Dan and Sean, this project is incredible. It’s even got Edgar Allan Poe out of his shell

Cave Diver, Day 4 out of 5 - tracking drums, bass, and guitars with the talented Mr. Edelman
10/10/2022

Cave Diver, Day 4 out of 5 - tracking drums, bass, and guitars with the talented Mr. Edelman

I recorded the drums for this - what feels like AGES ago - so cool to see these songs getting finished and put out into ...
09/28/2022
Monochrome, by Swain

I recorded the drums for this - what feels like AGES ago - so cool to see these songs getting finished and put out into the world.

track by Swain

One of the best Magpie Cage studio experiences ever … and a helluva record.
09/19/2022

One of the best Magpie Cage studio experiences ever … and a helluva record.

Some pics from this past weekend’s session with the always-awesome Locrian!
08/22/2022

Some pics from this past weekend’s session with the always-awesome Locrian!

Vocal sessions for Heavy Seas Album 2 - going swimmingly
08/06/2022

Vocal sessions for Heavy Seas Album 2 - going swimmingly

Recorded at Magpie Cage!
07/23/2022

Recorded at Magpie Cage!

Sunrise On Slaughter Beach
Available World Wide on Sep 16.
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Having a delightful time recording the debut full-length by Attempt Survivors!
07/16/2022

Having a delightful time recording the debut full-length by Attempt Survivors!

Just wrapped a fast, fun, fantastic full-length record with Basic Bi***es!
06/28/2022

Just wrapped a fast, fun, fantastic full-length record with Basic Bi***es!

One of my favorite recent projects
06/27/2022

One of my favorite recent projects

Love this guy! Love this record!
05/27/2022

Love this guy! Love this record!

Damage, the second single from Ryan Shelkett’s forthcoming debut album, is premiering now at Ghettoblaster Magazine! Link in bio to listen. The most uptempo track on the record, “Damage is a bit of a departure sonically and lyrically from the rest of the album, but I wanted to include it to add more dimension,” shares Shelkett. The J. Robbins produced Someone Becomes No One, is available for preorder now and arrives on vinyl, cd & cassette June 10th from Steadfast Records. Linktr.ee/SteadfastRecords

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J. ,

Which mic pre/eq combo do you run your drums into before they hit the console?

API 3124 4-channel mic pre
Vintech 273 dual mic pre
Geoffrey Daking 55270B mic pre/EQ
True Systems Precision 8 mic pre
UA 2-610 mic pre/EQ
UA 2108 dual mic pre
Sytek MPX-4A mic pre (Burr-Brown chip)
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