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CDM Sound Studios, Inc.

CDM Sound Studios, Inc. CDM Studios is a premier recording facility located in the heart of Manhattan just off of Times Square. We specialize in voice over recording as well as audio and video post-production.For more information, visit http://www.cdmstudios.com.

Mission Statement:
We are guided by a client-focused principle: CDM Studios endeavors to make each client's experience personal, and our work on your behalf relevant, on time and within budget. We understand and appreciate the investment you are making to realize your vision, and are committed to sustaining your confidence and trust throughout each phase of the project.

Operating as usual

Never too many of these shots. Photo cred: @cat0998 #hellskitchen #recordingstudio #nycrecording #cdmheartsnyc
03/08/2022

Never too many of these shots. Photo cred: @cat0998 #hellskitchen #recordingstudio #nycrecording #cdmheartsnyc

02/18/2022
See You In The Cosmos - BTS

"See You In the Cosmos" by Jack Cheng is not only a wonderful Middle Grade book, but it was a 2017 Audie Award winner for Best Kids Audiobook. It's especially dear to my heart because my son, Kivlighan, narrated it when he was 12. It's also a multicast (with Brittany Pressley, Michael Crouch, Susan Bennett, Therese Plummer, Pete Larkin, Dan Bittner, Jason Samuel Culp, and Courtney Shaw) but Kiv narrated the bulk of it (roughly 5 1/2 hours...). I was incredibly impressed by his performance.

He was expertly coached by Paula Parker. I even got to sprinkle sound effects throughout, place the voices in their environments, and do some foley. Thanks to Karen DiMattia Dziekonski for giving him this amazing opportunity and for trusting me with the production. It was so much fun. Here's a little behind-the-scenes video of Kiv and Michael Crouch performing a scene.

02/17/2022
Spotlight: Bryonn Bain

With our new project, CDM❤️NYC, we’re donating up to 5 hours of recording and/or mixing and post-production time per month to support local causes with which we’re aligned.

Do you know organizations that might benefit from our services? Drop their names below! Or contact us through our website at cdmstudios.com

With CDM❤️NYC, we’re also spotlighting people and projects that we’ve worked with here in our studios. First up is Bryonn Bain. Bryonn is a prison activist, actor, hip hop theater innovator, and spoken word poetry champion.

We recorded Bryonn’s vocals and worked on mixing and post-production for Against the Odds, featured here.

Read more about Bryonn Bain and his work: www.bryonn.com

Check out “Man Smart (Woman Smarter)” by Bryonn Bain, based on the song by Harry Belafonte: https://youtu.be/TNgXjb0aBh4

And watch this great feature about Bryonn by Spectrum News 1 SoCal:
https://spectrumnews1.com/ca/la-east/news/2019/01/07/ucla-professor-bryonn-bain-on-arts-activism-and-justice-reform

We’ll be sharing more Spotlights throughout the year, so be sure to keep up with us here, via our hashtag #CdmHeartsNyc, and on our Goings On page on our website: www.cdmstudios.com/goings-on

With CDM❤️NYC, we can’t wait to help create the sounds to support positive change in NYC and beyond. Because we love this town.

She may not be here every day, but Tucker’s dog, Ruthie, is most certainly the studio dog. One of the best canine’s I’ve...
02/16/2022

She may not be here every day, but Tucker’s dog, Ruthie, is most certainly the studio dog. One of the best canine’s I’ve ever been around.

Karen Murray in Studio One recording “She Persisted: Coretta Scott King” written by Kelly Starling Lyons and “She Persis...
02/16/2022

Karen Murray in Studio One recording “She Persisted: Coretta Scott King” written by Kelly Starling Lyons and “She Persisted: Oprah Winfrey” written by Renée Watson for Penguin Random House Audio Cathleen O'Grady Conte engineer. Based on the picture book series by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger
Photo credit: Cathleen O'Grady Conte

02/15/2022
Broadway for Covenant House

CDM ❤️s NYC

We recently worked with Broadway for Covenant House to record "When Your Feet Don't Touch The Ground" from Finding Neverland.

With your help, Covenant House International can continue to provide young people a safe place to sleep, and hope for a brighter tomorrow. For 50 years, Covenant House has opened their doors to young people facing homelessness and survivors of human trafficking, one youth at a time, one day at a time.
We ask that you donate what you can today and share this music video on all your social platforms to help raise awareness of this wonderful organization. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. http://www.tinyurl.com/BroadwayForCovenantHouse

We'd like to thank the following people for donating their time, talents, and resources to help make this music video possible.
Corey J
Julie McBride
Patty Irwin
Kate Dillingham
Sherry Kayne
Moxie Artists
Laura Pietropinto
Terrific Talent
Ben Tamir
Ben Tamir Studios
Danny Hornigold
Michael Isaac Regelson

#CdmHeartsNyc

Happy Valentine’s Day! CDM❤️NYC. Excited to announce that every month at CDM Sound Studios, we’re now donating up to 5 h...
02/14/2022

Happy Valentine’s Day! CDM❤️NYC. Excited to announce that every month at CDM Sound Studios, we’re now donating up to 5 hours of recording and/or mixing and post-production time to support local causes with which we’re aligned. That includes anyone fighting the good fight for social justice, pro LGBTQIA2S+ causes, climate change solutions, and anti-racism.

Do you know organizations that might need our audio/recording services? Drop their names below or have them message us here or email us through our website at cdmstudios.com.

With CDM❤️NYC, we can’t wait to help create the sounds to support positive change in NYC and beyond.

Because we love this town.

#CdmHeartsNyc

10/14/2021
The Picture I Never Forget

When the voice of an angel is also named Angel…
Listening to a beautiful vocal performance is inspiring.
Watching that performance is a totally different experience.

“The Picture I’ll Never Forget”
James Dean: Rebel - The Musical

Book & Lyrics by Tegan Summer
Music by Jimmy Marino
Vocal by Angel Reda as Elizabeth Taylor

Cello by Kate Dillingham
Drums by Elena Bonomo
Vocal and cello recording: Charles de Montebello

Photos from HarperAudio's post
10/14/2021

Photos from HarperAudio's post

I am heartbroken at the loss of this incredibly kind, talented man. I owe the beauty and sound of my studios to Fran. I ...
08/18/2020

I am heartbroken at the loss of this incredibly kind, talented man. I owe the beauty and sound of my studios to Fran. I reached out to him first in 1998, when all I had was enough to open one room. He started the conversation by offering free advice, and then found a way to fit my budget and kickstart what would become 21 incredible years. I came back to him two more times - in 2004 and in 2017 - to continue expanding and refining my space in the Film Center. What an incredible tragedy this is. The world won't sound the same, and certainly won't look as cool without him in it. My heart goes out to his whole family. 💔

Friends, colleagues, and the rest of the FM Design family—

Doreen Manzella, Sam Manzella, and Missy Manzella here. It’s with the heaviest of hearts that we’re writing this message. Francis passed away suddenly this past Sunday. It was completely unexpected, a routine surgery gone tragically wrong. But Fran was as comfortable as could be and surrounded with love the entire weekend. We all got to say our goodbyes.

We know how deeply loved and respected Fran was among his colleagues, music industry peers, and friends, many of whom feel like family to us. We also know how much joy he derived from music, recording studios, and everyone he befriended through his work. Having a passion like Fran had is a special thing. Being able to turn that passion into a career—and foster so many other music lovers’ careers in the process—is even more special.

His professional accomplishments aside, Fran was the most loving and compassionate brother, father, and husband imaginable. He also cared deeply about social justice. Uplifting marginalized voices and advocating for progressive reform meant the world to him. Instead of donating to us directly, we ask that anyone looking to make a donation in Fran’s name give to Fair Fight (https://fairfight.com/), a Georgia-based advocacy group that fights voter suppression nationwide; Black Visions Collective (https://www.blackvisionsmn.org/), a Minnesota-based group for Black liberation; or Save the Music Foundation (https://www.savethemusic.org/), a nonprofit that ensures every child has access to music education in school.

We know how much of an impact Fran made on everyone he met. We hope you’ll join us in honoring his creativity, his generosity, and of course, his beautiful contributions to the world of music. As Fran would say, “Go race car!”

❤️ Doreen, Sami, and Missy

07/07/2020

Dear Friends, Clients and Colleagues,

CDM Studios is reopening incrementally. Because we have two separate entrances, we are able to open our two largest rooms first (ideal for ADR, voice over, podcasts). This ensures that zero contact is required between engineer and talent. The engineer can be in place before the talent arrives and the talent can go directly into the booth from the hallway. All rooms are disinfected between sessions and there is hand sanitizer throughout the rooms. There is signage all around the facility to remind people about wearing masks and social distancing requirements.

While we are all anxious to return to as close to “normal” as possible, our primary concern is with the health and safety of our employees and our clients. We will continue closely monitoring the recommendations of healthcare professionals and the State of New York.

Stay safe,
CDM Studios

05/31/2020

CDM Studios is looking to the future and how we can safely resume operations. As soon as the non-essential business closure ban is lifted, CDM Studios will begin to incrementally re-open its rooms.

Currently NYC isn't yet in Phase 1. Phase 1 will begin June 8.

Phase 2 is the phase in which businesses such as CDM Studios can legally reopen:

"Phase Two will allow a wider range of businesses to reopen, including storefront retailers and businesses in the professional services, finance and insurance, administrative support, and real-estate and rental-leasing industries."

Because we have two separate entrances, we will be able to open our two largest rooms first (ideal for ADR, voice over, podcasts). This would ensure that zero contact is required between engineer and talent. The engineer can be in place before the talent arrives and the talent can go directly into the booth from the hallway. All rooms would be disinfected between sessions.

While we are all anxious to return to as close to “normal” as possible, our primary concern is with the health and safety of our employees and our clients. We will closely monitor the recommendations of healthcare professionals and the State of New York throughout this pandemic.

Stay safe,
CDM Studios

I give these another 6 minutes. Happy Valentine’s all. Thanks @cat0998
02/14/2020

I give these another 6 minutes. Happy Valentine’s all. Thanks @cat0998

Sun-Drenched Studios on DisplayA big shout out to James Jenkins and @alexandrakaucher at Hiss Films for masterminding th...
01/15/2020

Sun-Drenched Studios on Display
A big shout out to James Jenkins and @alexandrakaucher at Hiss Films for masterminding the ah-mazing new images of CDM Studios. You are artists and magicians!! Thank you for capturing the essence of the studio, a place for people to be their best creative selves. This winter, come and be inspired in our sun-drenched studios. @hissfilms www.cdmstudios.com

01/14/2020

CDM Studios' Ah-mazing Engineers
I want to thank my amazing team for creating these new gifs for the CDM Studios website. I love seeing the energy and personality of our rock-star engineers shine through. Our engineers are true craftspeople, committed to meeting a wide range of needs with the instincts of artists. While we are fitted out with all the capabilities and state-of-the-art technology of the biggest sound studios, we pride ourselves on the personal attention and special genius brought to each session by our wonderful engineers. Come and be your best creative self with us. Check out all of the gifs at cdmstudios.com Thanks to the best team out there: @tuckerdalton, @katharinecook, @cathleenconte, @michaelbognar, @katielopez Katherine Cook, Cathleen Conte, Michael Bognar, Katie Lopez, Andre Bellido, and Raasa Leela de Montebello.

Talent on Both Sides of the CameraIn @ScottSherratt we have not only found an incredible collaborator but a gifted photo...
01/13/2020

Talent on Both Sides of the Camera
In @ScottSherratt we have not only found an incredible collaborator but a gifted photographer. Here’s a selection of the world-class talent Scott has both recorded and photographed at CDM Studios. Many thanks to Scott for sharing these images for our new website. Check out more of the artists he’s captured in studio www.cdmstudios.com

The New Faces of CDM...Huge thanks to everyone who helped bring CDM Studios to life in pictures for www.cdmstudios.com T...
01/09/2020

The New Faces of CDM...

Huge thanks to everyone who helped bring CDM Studios to life in pictures for www.cdmstudios.com Thanks for coming in on a weekend and having fun in front of the camera. It was important to me to bring in real talent who work in studio all the time to represent the face of CDM Studios. We want CDM to be an inclusive home for A-list talent and independent and emerging artists alike. Cheers to Kathryn Tuggle, Gabra Zackman, Therese Plummer, Marisa Calin, Robin Miles, Peter Ganim and Charles Ricciardi.

Couric, Malick, Oz, and More!Every day, we have the pleasure of collaborating with incredible artists on groundbreaking ...
01/08/2020

Couric, Malick, Oz, and More!

Every day, we have the pleasure of collaborating with incredible artists on groundbreaking projects. We’re so excited to share a new online catalog of our work at cdmstudios.com. A few of this past year’s standout projects include:

• Angels in America: multicast audiobook recording of the Broadway cast

• Next Question with Katie Couric - podcast

• Hamilton Exhibition: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Phillipa
Soo, Chris Jackson

• Margaret Qualley for "My Salinger Year"

• Untitled Terrence Malick film

• Dr. Oz podcast

• NYPD Community Youth Outreach Program

• Rapper, Dave East

• Life is Short, Justin Long podcast

• Puss in Boots, SOVAS winning multicast musical
audiobook with Jim Dale

We continue to be humbled and inspired by the talent that we have the pleasure of creating with every day. Thanks to all of the artists and creators for making our work so much fun! #grateful www.cdmstudios.com

Five Reasons to Enjoy the Right Atmosphere...With the recent expansion, CDM Studios now boasts five state-of-the-art, fu...
01/07/2020

Five Reasons to Enjoy the Right Atmosphere...

With the recent expansion, CDM Studios now boasts five state-of-the-art, fully equipped sound stages. Our largest studios are bathed in sunlight, creating an energy-positive ambiance especially through the cold winter months. Some booths are wired with ethernet and 50” LCD screens and can accommodate large multicast recording sessions. Our fully stocked green room is perfect for hosting your talent and guests. We understand the importance of creating the right atmosphere, so the green room includes a private access from entry to sound stage. The expansion project took about four months to complete. The rooms have enjoyed so much new work that my planned office space was big-footed by the addition of the fifth booth. Huge thanks to Francis Manzella and FM Design for helping us create this “next level” studio and second home for our artists and clients. Explore the new space online www.cdmstudios.com and come see us in person!

2020: So Much Newness and Goodness...After a major expansion to the physical studios, we’re now celebrating a whole new ...
01/02/2020

2020: So Much Newness and Goodness...

After a major expansion to the physical studios, we’re now celebrating a whole new look for the website with an updated catalog of our work, gorgeous new photos of the studio, an expanded menu of services, an introduction to our team in hilarious gifs, our concierge offerings, a gallery of the incredible artists who have worked in the studio, and lots more. Check out our new digs in person and on your devices. www.cdmstudios.com

Out today! https://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/arctic-dogs/We enjoyed recording Alec Baldwin and James Franc...
11/01/2019
Arctic Dogs - Movie Trailers - iTunes

Out today! https://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/arctic-dogs/

We enjoyed recording Alec Baldwin and James Franco for this new animated feature. We're excited to finally check it out!

Swifty the Arctic Fox, works in the mailroom of the Arctic Blast Delivery Service, but he has much bigger dreams. He yearns to become a Top Dog, the Arctic's star husky couriers. To prove he can do it, he commandeers one of the sleds and delivers a mysterious package to a secret location. Once there...

10/16/2019

Bob Dylan’s TARANTULA will be published as an audiobook for the first time ever on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 by @SimonAudio. Pre-order this incredible collection of poems and prose today to hear award-winning actor/narrator Will Patton masterfully bring to life Dylan’s cult classic: http://bit.ly/2nOK4qq

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630 9th Ave Ste 810
New York, NY
10036

Accessible by subway: Times Square/42nd Street stop. Accessible by cab or bus: Street location on 9th Avenue between 44th and 45th Streets. Accessible by car: There is a parking lot around the corner - head south on 9th Avenue and take a left on 44th Street.

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Monday 9:30am - 6pm
Tuesday 9:30am - 6pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 6pm
Thursday 9:30am - 6pm
Friday 9:30am - 6pm

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(212) 904-1870

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For the first time ever, I had the opportunity to record the audiobook for #RECALCULATING. Listen up, literally, as I explain how to navigate the world of work in our ever-changing "new normal." // Thank you to the amazing team at CDM Sound Studios, Inc. and HarperCollins for making the process so much fun. // Two requests: 1. Pre-order the book here: https://amzn.to/38Wu7TC // 2. Mark Recalculating as "want to read" on Goodreads 🙏
Thank you AudioFile Magazine for granting PRETTY THINGS by Janelle Brown an Earphones Award. A serious #dreamteam to get paired with badasses Hillary Huber and Julia Whelan. Special thanks to Penguin Random House Audio and CDM Sound Studios, Inc. for the extra care and support on this one. 🤒 Feels especially gratifying to see it shine! https://www.audiofilemagazine.com/reviews/read/179421/pretty-things-by-janelle-brown-read-by-julia-whelan-lauren-fortgang/
I will never forget this. Thank you Paul R. Gagne, Zane Birdwell, CDM Sound Studios, Inc., Deborah Wiles Books. Happy Release Day to everyone involved in the audio of KENT STATE. #LoveAudiobooks #KentState #KentState50 Scholastic Chris Gebauer Chris Fayce Bookusaire Johnny Heller - actor/narrator/comic/coach Roger Wayne Korey Jackson David de Vries Actor With Fred Berman, #DanBittner, Jesse Vilinsky Crowley, & Stephanie Willing!
BROADCAST PREMIERE!! PBS station KERA is airing Shatter the Silence as a part of the program series "Frame of Mind." Our film is the first episode of the series and will air on SEPT. 5 at 10pm!! The film will be broadcast throughout North Texas!! Thank you to Bart Weiss, KERA and everyone involved with Frame of Mind!! PLEASE share this post and spread the word throughout North Texas!! Victoria Neave for Texas State Representative, Yvette Blair Lavallais, Wendy Watts, Wendy Welch, Denise Lee, Mary Dorn, Tami Dooley Neff, Calihan Neff, Robert Neff, Shannon Sewell Howard, Gab Sasala, George Mason, Carina Rush, Natalie Murray, Alison Smith, CDM Sound Studios, Inc., Post Pro Gumbo, Todd Jenkins, Wilshire Baptist Church, North Mesquite High School, Mesquite ISD
Francis Manzella Design Ltd commissioned Arithmetic Design in the acoustic tuning at CDM Studios, New York. The proper acoustic response was achieved by utilizing DIFFUSE Elite and ABSORB 2d panels. CDM Sound Studios, Inc. is New York’s premier boutique audio studio. Garnering multiple Grammy Awards, the full-service studio boasts five state-of-the-art sound stages designed with a focus on client comfort. This year marks CDM’s 20th anniversary of providing the highest quality audio services to A-List talent, major film productions, the world’s largest publishing houses, as well as independent artists. #architecture #design #recordingstudio #acoustics
Tomorrow we'll announce the winners and runners-up from our MOMENT OF TRUTH contest, judged by Rion Amilcar Scott (rionamilcarscott.com)! —— In the meantime, listen to Mary Liza Hartong's winning story from our LOVE STORY contest. FALLING IN LOVE AT THE LIPSTICK LAGOON was selected by judge Kate Bolick and read by actress Becky Ann Baker at our home, CDM Sound Studios, Inc. When you listen, please support the great work of 826 National, InsideOUT Writers, and Literacy for Incarcerated Teens! www.portablestoryseries.com #shortstory #portablestory
We're excited to announce the release of The Wanderers by Meg Howrey by Penguin Random House Audio, recorded at cdm by a very talented team. Mozhan Marno read this book. May Wuthrich directed, and Katherine Cook engineered. The Wanderers by Meg Howrey | Penguin Random House Audio
you guys rocked it in the studio today. thank you!
Thank you for all of your submissions to our Love Story contest! We're excited for our judge, Kate Bolick (www.katebolick.com), to determine the winner and runners up, and then we'll get to work recording the winning story at our home, CDM Sound Studios, Inc. A new Portable Story Series short story contest will be coming up soon! In the meantime, please listen to CUBBY, Christi Nogle's Grand Prize-winning story from our Time Travel contest, judged by author Paul Levinson, and consider giving to the non-profits and charities we're currently featuring, including Lava Mae, Soul River Inc. - Runs Wild, and Classes 4 Classes: www.portablestoryseries.com
Traveling for the holidays? Download our latest Portable Story and listen while you travel: www.portablestoryseries.com In Christi Nogle's CUBBY, a mother finds a routine journey into the past more dangerous than she anticipates. CUBBY won our recent Time Travel contest, judged by author Paul Levinson. The story is 23 minutes and is narrated by actress Lili Taylor. Here's a sample: http://bit.ly/2hPb5oQ We don't charge for our audio productions. Instead, we hope you'll consider giving to the non-profits we're currently featuring, including Classes 4 Classes, Soul River Inc. - Runs Wild, and Lava Mae! CUBBY was narrated and recorded at CDM Sound Studios, Inc.
We're featured in "Audible Range," Audible's online magazine devoted to listening, voice, literature, and technology: "In the Portable Story Series contest, the winning work is narrated by acclaimed actors, and proceeds go to charities. It's a win-win-win." ---- WRITERS, our new contest is open! Tell us a love story. Author Kate Bolick is our judge. The winning story is recorded at CDM Sound Studios, Inc., and the winning author receives a cash prize. Stories are due January 20th. International entries are welcome. www.portablestoryseries.com #portablestory #amwriting #storytelling #lovestory
Hello Portable Story-ers! We're behind schedule in announcing our next short story contest theme. But, hold tight! We'll announce the theme at the end of October, with submissions due in January. This week, we're recording the Grand Prize audio production of our most recent winning story, Christi Nogle's CUBBY, at CDM Sound Studios, Inc. CUBBY won the Time Travel contest, judged by Paul Levinson, and will be released for download very soon. In the meantime, our inaugural winning story, Jari Chevalier's HOW YOU LIKE is available for listening here: http://bit.ly/29SCnVY When you download, please consider donating to one or more of our currently featured organizations: Innocence Project, Steve's Camp at Horizon Farms, and Welcoming America. Thank you all for being part of our community! —The Portable Story Series Team