Stratosphere Sound

Stratosphere Sound STRATOSPHERE SOUND is a professional recording studio located in NYC, co-owned by Adam Schlesinger, James Iha, and Andy Chase. We routinely host sessions for major and indie record labels, as well as for TV shows, films and commercial work.

Hey guys -- You've seen the pictures, now check out the audio from our CMJ party, hot off the presses for your downloadi...
11/13/2012
Fred Perry CMJ Lounge

Hey guys -- You've seen the pictures, now check out the audio from our CMJ party, hot off the presses for your downloading enjoyment.

Online record store selling vinyl records, turntables, band shirts, band posters, headphones and so much more. - Insound.com

It was great having newcomers The Republik here at Stratosphere to record their new album with producer Brian Viglione, ...
10/24/2012

It was great having newcomers The Republik here at Stratosphere to record their new album with producer Brian Viglione, engineer Arjun Agerwala, and assistant Atsuo Matsumoto.

Thank you so much to all of last night's amazing bands, our rockstar staff, and everyone who came out for a fantastic pa...
10/19/2012

Thank you so much to all of last night's amazing bands, our rockstar staff, and everyone who came out for a fantastic party! More photos to follow...

Please join us for our annual CMJ event!  Be sure to RSVP to the address on the invite.
10/15/2012

Please join us for our annual CMJ event! Be sure to RSVP to the address on the invite.

10/11/2012

We were excited to welcome ANAMANAGUCHI here recently to record live drum tracks.

Stratosphere goes Back To The Future with Michael J. Fox today!
10/10/2012

Stratosphere goes Back To The Future with Michael J. Fox today!

A small selection from our backline... can you name that pedal?
10/04/2012

A small selection from our backline... can you name that pedal?

Stratosphere was very pleased to welcome Spencer Day to record material for his new album!
09/28/2012

Stratosphere was very pleased to welcome Spencer Day to record material for his new album!

Stratosphere was very pleased to welcome Spencer Day to record material for his new album!

From L to R:  assistant engineer Atsuo Matsumoto, chief engineer Geoff Sanoff, producer Yair Evnine, recording artist Sp...
09/28/2012

From L to R: assistant engineer Atsuo Matsumoto, chief engineer Geoff Sanoff, producer Yair Evnine, recording artist Spencer Day, and musician Matt Ray.

Last week Stratosphere welcomed indie rockers and rising stars Smith Westerns with producer Chris Coady, pictured with a...
09/25/2012

Last week Stratosphere welcomed indie rockers and rising stars Smith Westerns with producer Chris Coady, pictured with assistant engineer Adam Tilzer.

Stratosphere is proud to announce that Adam Schlesinger won a 2012 Emmy Award for Oustanding Music And Lyrics for the so...
09/19/2012

Stratosphere is proud to announce that Adam Schlesinger won a 2012 Emmy Award for Oustanding Music And Lyrics for the song "It's Not Just For Gays Anymore," performed by Neil Patrick Harris as the opening number of the Tony Awards telecast. Congratulations Adam!

09/18/2012
James Iha

One last video filmed at Stratosphere. James' record comes out TODAY in North America!

A Final "Making Of" video for you all: Nathan Larson (who wrote the string arrangements on my record) conducting Maxim Moston, Julia Kent & Danielle Farina. It's great what he says at the very end

SAE Institute of Technology, New York
09/17/2012

SAE Institute of Technology, New York

09/13/2012
James Iha

Check out these great videos! A special sneak peak into the process of recording James Iha's new record right here at Stratosphere.

Nick Zinner recording guitar overdubs for "Dream Tonight"

09/13/2012
James Iha

James Iha

Check out pedal steel player Jon Graboff (from Ryan Adams' former band The Cardinals). His work appears on "4th Of July", "Dream Tonight" and "Dark Star"... Watch through the end for a little blooper.

Did you know Stratosphere is located just steps from The High Line, in prime west Chelsea?
08/27/2012
Blogs

Did you know Stratosphere is located just steps from The High Line, in prime west Chelsea?

The official Web site of the High Line and Friends of the High Line

Fantastic sessions last weekend with (from L to R) Keith Cotton on keys, Joe Bonadio on drums, Matt Shane producing/engi...
08/17/2012

Fantastic sessions last weekend with (from L to R) Keith Cotton on keys, Joe Bonadio on drums, Matt Shane producing/engineering, Chris Tarrow on guitar, Zev Katz on bass, artist Erich Carey, and assistant Atsuo Matsumoto.

Gear repair done right -- the cool guts of our Fender Twin.
08/16/2012

Gear repair done right -- the cool guts of our Fender Twin.

It was great having Food Network here this month.  Sieve wrangled by exec producer Lisa Hockly; sessions assisted by Mik...
07/31/2012

It was great having Food Network here this month. Sieve wrangled by exec producer Lisa Hockly; sessions assisted by Mike Nesci. Be sure to watch upcoming show "The Best Thing I Ever Made" ...

Stratosphere was graced with incredible singers the other day, welcoming Broadway Inspirational Voices, under the direct...
07/20/2012
Broadway Inspirational Voices | Home

Stratosphere was graced with incredible singers the other day, welcoming Broadway Inspirational Voices, under the direction of Michael McElroy, to the studio for a very special project we can't reveal just yet.

The Broadway Inspirational Voices founded in December of 1999, is a gospel ensemble comprised of actors performing on and off Broadway. Some of the shows represented are Aida, Rent, Les Miserables, Beauty and the Beast, Cabaret and Off-Broadway's Godspel, Hairspray, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Man of ...

Shout out to awesome young girl band Choking On Bleach, who recorded some great new tracks here last week!  Pictured wit...
07/09/2012

Shout out to awesome young girl band Choking On Bleach, who recorded some great new tracks here last week! Pictured with Chris Tomato Harfenist of Tomato's House of Rock, engineer Ruddy Cullers, and assistant Adam Tilzer.

07/03/2012
Delta Spirit performs in The Current studios

Support our friends at Concord Music Group and Delta Spirit as they continue to promote their new album -- recorded here at Stratosphere!

Don't believe the critics of the world: Delta Spirit is not an Americana band. They may not know how to describe their music yet, but the five-piece out of California aren't going to let anyone box them into one genre.

Beautiful and talented Emmanuelle Seigner is here working on her new album with Adam Schlesinger, who is writing and pro...
06/21/2012

Beautiful and talented Emmanuelle Seigner is here working on her new album with Adam Schlesinger, who is writing and producing. We can't wait to hear the finished product~stay tuned!

Using Instagram filter 1977 on one of our Neve channels, which is approximately when the board was built.
06/19/2012

Using Instagram filter 1977 on one of our Neve channels, which is approximately when the board was built.

06/14/2012

Lone Wolf veteran Dmitry Wild brought his new "electro garage" rock project WOW! here for tracking this past weekend.

06/13/2012

Young Angolan star Matias Damásio recently laid down some tracks here with with artist Tabuo, producer and engineer Jorge Cervantes, and assistant Mike Nesci.

06/08/2012

It was awesome having Knife Party here (the new band from the gentlemen of Pendulum) -- check out their EP "Rage Valley" which made the top 10 in the iTunes U.S. charts!

Stratosphere is proud to announce that Bloc Party was here in April to record their upcoming album, Four, with producer ...
06/04/2012
Bloc Party - Four (Album Trailer)

Stratosphere is proud to announce that Bloc Party was here in April to record their upcoming album, Four, with producer and engineer Alex Newport and assistant Atsuo Matsumoto. It's going to be a fantastic record - be sure to check out their trailer below (much of which was filmed right here at the studio)!

Album trailer for Bloc Party's forthcoming album 'Four'. Out 20 August 2012. Pre-order at http://www.blocparty.com

05/23/2012

Friend and famous children's author, illustrator, and songwriter Sandra Boynton came to record a brand new song here and it sounds fantastic!

Talented artists THE FLOACIST and Raheem DeVaughn have been tracking here this week, pictured with producer Nolan Weekes...
05/11/2012

Talented artists THE FLOACIST and Raheem DeVaughn have been tracking here this week, pictured with producer Nolan Weekes, engineer Arjun Agerwala, and assistant Atsuo Matsumoto.

04/02/2012

Stratosphere is proud to announce that Canadian band The Sheepdogs have won three Juno awards -- New Group of the Year, Rock Album of the Year for Learn and Burn, and Single of the Year for "I Don't Know." The Sheepdogs recorded and mixed the album and single with Geoff Sanoff at Stratosphere last year, with Adam Schlesinger producing. Congratulations to Adam, Geoff, and the band!

Stratosphere Sound's cover photo
03/29/2012

Stratosphere Sound's cover photo

Over the past few weekends, we've had super talented young band The NowhereNauts working here with Producer/Engineer Car...
03/21/2012
The NowhereNauts

Over the past few weekends, we've had super talented young band The NowhereNauts working here with Producer/Engineer Carl Glanville & Producer Kevin March.

New Album "Warned You" OUT NOW!
Watch the video for our first single: http://tinyurl.com/bkswsvl

Students from SAE Institute of Technology, New York came by on Friday to tour the studio and chat with engineer Arjun Ag...
03/21/2012

Students from SAE Institute of Technology, New York came by on Friday to tour the studio and chat with engineer Arjun Agerwala & manager Sophie Smith about life behind the console.

Photo from the Louis CK sessions last week! (Music for the new season of his F/X show, "Louie"). With engineer Adam Tilz...
03/07/2012

Photo from the Louis CK sessions last week! (Music for the new season of his F/X show, "Louie"). With engineer Adam Tilzer.

Courtney Love & guitarist Micko Larson have been tracking new material in Studio A for the past week, with engineer Arju...
02/15/2012

Courtney Love & guitarist Micko Larson have been tracking new material in Studio A for the past week, with engineer Arjun Agerwala, and Assistants Atsuo Matsumoto & Jeff Hermelin (not pictured).

Address

239 11th Ave
New York, NY
10001

C or E train to 23rd Street; M23 Bus to 11th Avenue

General information

Since 1999, New York's Stratosphere Sound has been a go-to spot for established acts as well as local, up and coming bands. Located in West Chelsea, home to some of the city's best galleries, restaurants and nightlife, Stratosphere features two studios designed by renowned architect Fran Manzella. The A Room is a world-class tracking and mixing room centered around a fully updated classic 32-input Neve 8068 MkII console, while the B Room (built around a Trident 24 console) is ideal for smaller budget and developing projects, as well as overdubs and editing sessions. Upstairs is a spacious and sunny lounge area, complete with a full kitchen and dining area. We also house an extensive array of instruments, including a Baldwin baby grand piano, dozens of vintage keyboards, classic amps, guitars, drum kits and more. Owned by Adam Schlesinger (Academy and Grammy Award nominated songwriter, member of Fountains of Wayne and Ivy), James Iha (Smashing Pumpkins, A Perfect Circle) and Andy Chase (Ivy, Brookville), Stratosphere has hosted a diverse clientele over the years. Past clients include Depeche Mode, Green Day, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Comedy Central, Rob Thomas, Michael Stipe, Keith Urban, Disney, Ryan Adams, Moby, America, Dashboard Confessional, Rufus Wainwright and Television among many others. For inquiries and bookings, please contact Studio Manager Ashley Olauson: [email protected] or 212 924 2193. To check out extensive gear lists, photos and news about recent sessions, please go to our website: www.stratospheresound.com.

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