Precision Sound Studios

Precision Sound Studios PRECISION SOUND is a full service music studio located in the heart of New York City's Upperwest Sid
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Recent recording session setup for a six person band without using headphones! All instruments can be recorded in one ro...
07/13/2023

Recent recording session setup for a six person band without using headphones! All instruments can be recorded in one room with excellent isolation and control using careful room layout and mic technique.

Spaghetti🍝 with our special sauce is served every day
07/10/2023

Spaghetti🍝 with our special sauce is served every day

Small choir group setup for a pop production project. This will be recorded in a classical Decca style with distant mics...
07/06/2023

Small choir group setup for a pop production project. This will be recorded in a classical Decca style with distant mics and wide outriggers.

Very serious zoom setup for a live link tie in.
06/27/2023

Very serious zoom setup for a live link tie in.

Simple and beautiful sounding setup for recording acoustic guitar, voice, and bass for a live video.
06/06/2023

Simple and beautiful sounding setup for recording acoustic guitar, voice, and bass for a live video.

Proud to announce the new project from  that was fully produced and engineered here at
03/25/2023

Proud to announce the new project from that was fully produced and engineered here at

Here is a recent setup for an eight person podcast/radio drama recording from last week. We are proud to have enough equ...
02/21/2023

Here is a recent setup for an eight person podcast/radio drama recording from last week. We are proud to have enough equipment to give every guest a top level microphone chain, ample music stands, clean and functional headphones, etc. However, the real star of the studio is our completely silent HEPA filtered central air conditioning which can keep numerous guests comfortable at seventy degrees all day. It’s the big things that count the most sometimes…

Introducing the newest members of our mic collection. The esteemed .berlin  . These mics are extremely special and offer...
02/11/2023

Introducing the newest members of our mic collection. The esteemed .berlin . These mics are extremely special and offer a gorgeous sound for all instruments and vocalists. This particular set has been customized to our specifications with an extended low frequency response. Contact us if you are interested in recording with them.

Unicorns 🦄 are real…
12/09/2022

Unicorns 🦄 are real…

 Album “Spellbound” was just nominated for a Grammy for “Best Folk Album”. It was an honor to engineer some of the vocal...
11/16/2022

Album “Spellbound” was just nominated for a Grammy for “Best Folk Album”. It was an honor to engineer some of the vocals on this project here at the studio. Thank you to the project’s producer for the opportunity to participate.

I am super excited to share this song by  Working with Dexter on mastering this song and the album it is a part of has b...
10/21/2022

I am super excited to share this song by Working with Dexter on mastering this song and the album it is a part of has been some of most enjoyable work I’ve done. I’m very proud of this.

RIP my friend. You were by my side for the whole ride. May you go to the place for deli’s in the sky.
10/14/2022

RIP my friend. You were by my side for the whole ride. May you go to the place for deli’s in the sky.

“Starved” by  recorded by  here at
10/11/2022

“Starved” by recorded by here at

Let’s talk about the Pultec low end trick where you boost low end and cut right above the boost. It’s often hyped as the...
10/10/2022

Let’s talk about the Pultec low end trick where you boost low end and cut right above the boost. It’s often hyped as the magic bass treatment approach. I find it a rare occasion when it’s actually the right thing to do. Today it worked well for me. This is why it’s good to always keep experimenting. Sometimes you get lucky.

Amazing show tonight.
09/28/2022

Amazing show tonight.

09/27/2022

Full of gratitude for music and the people who make it.

Big mic setup today for some upcoming drum sessions. Loving the Schoeps ORTF mic for natural and full overhead capture.
09/09/2022

Big mic setup today for some upcoming drum sessions. Loving the Schoeps ORTF mic for natural and full overhead capture.

Who wants to come hit these?
09/01/2022

Who wants to come hit these?

It’s the little things…
08/31/2022

It’s the little things…

Non audio related woodworking thing.
08/01/2022

Non audio related woodworking thing.

  #1084 modules just landed. I fell in love with the 1084 sound a few years ago. I feel offers all the things people lik...
07/23/2022

#1084 modules just landed. I fell in love with the 1084 sound a few years ago. I feel offers all the things people like about the 1073 but with a more useful hi band EQ and a very musical sounding low pass filter. I’ve been using a pair of the rack mount version for vocals with a lot of success (happy singers) and wanted to bring more of that vibe to other instruments as well.

 aluminum snare to give an alternative to our already amazing Alaskan yellow cedar snare. This thing cracks.
07/19/2022

aluminum snare to give an alternative to our already amazing Alaskan yellow cedar snare. This thing cracks.

Adding a little crunchy color can be interesting as a companion to an otherwise high fidelity capture. In this case a di...
07/17/2022

Adding a little crunchy color can be interesting as a companion to an otherwise high fidelity capture. In this case a dictation mic from the 1950’s was paired with a modern tube condenser mic to serve as a reverb/delay send with a different color than the clean vocal. When edited to feed the delay on certain words it gives a rich texture to the ambience that distinguishes it as a unique part rather than just an extension of the voice.

07/16/2022

  recording using the    combined with traditional omni AB stereo using    and mono spot mic’s from .berlin   and    All...
07/08/2022

recording using the combined with traditional omni AB stereo using and mono spot mic’s from .berlin and All this will feed a 3D audio mix for use in a prominent VR product.

Recent mic setup for piano overdubs.    inside and    getting a little space. Mic pre amps from  giving them a nice clea...
07/07/2022

Recent mic setup for piano overdubs. inside and getting a little space. Mic pre amps from giving them a nice clean glow with subtle transformer coloration.

We can do audio for for immersive formats and VR. Contact us for your immersive recording needs.
06/22/2022

We can do audio for for immersive formats and VR. Contact us for your immersive recording needs.

New studio   for those that like the vibe. Other vibes courtesy of the
06/20/2022

New studio for those that like the vibe. Other vibes courtesy of the

New   16”   from  for the house kit. Sound so good and record really well.
06/09/2022

New 16” from for the house kit. Sound so good and record really well.

We recently purchased a very special acoustic guitar for visiting players to use as desired. This thing sounds amazing a...
05/12/2022

We recently purchased a very special acoustic guitar for visiting players to use as desired. This thing sounds amazing and records so well!

Juice boxes
04/20/2022

Juice boxes

New studio bass:    American Professional II Precision Bass. Sounds amazing, especially through the
04/14/2022

New studio bass: American Professional II Precision Bass. Sounds amazing, especially through the

Posted  •  I think we all can relate to the 3 phases of the butterfly. This butterfly however was locked and is now free...
03/25/2022

Posted • I think we all can relate to the 3 phases of the butterfly. This butterfly however was locked and is now free!

The project “Free” leaves it’s intent within the track listing. In western haiku form the poem of the “Free Butterfly” reads…

“Butterfly Rise/Free/Now/Keep Going/Places”.

With much affection I’m proud to say-

All songs are sound sculpted by the great Alex Sterling. Recorded and finalized

The cover art is hand painted by the one and only .lightning

I hope you embrace this presentation. It’s indeed dedicated to you all. With complete care I encourage you to be free!

Drum setup today .seville laying down the heat on   recording kit.
03/25/2022

Drum setup today .seville laying down the heat on recording kit.

  today for  punchy and thick sound courtesy of  preamps and  drums.
03/24/2022

today for punchy and thick sound courtesy of preamps and drums.

I’m excited to share that I’ve been producing a delightful project that’s about to come out. Instrumental landscapes by ...
03/23/2022

I’m excited to share that I’ve been producing a delightful project that’s about to come out. Instrumental landscapes by me, vocals by the poetic and deeply thoughtful lyricist Sometimes butterflies emerge from cocoons only to still remain trapped and locked by time and chance. Soon they will be “Free” (this Friday) wink wink.

For now embrace the single “Butterflies” by Cappi

Thank you Alex Sterling (affectionately Dr. Alex)! for your production, guidance and welcoming me into . I am most appreciative to you my dear friend.

Special shout art:) to the artist of the luscious hand painting .lightning . Thank you for your beautiful work. Cheers to you Liz! I’m so grateful to know you.

Congratulations to .vt on the release of her new album
03/19/2022

Congratulations to .vt on the release of her new album

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I’m excited to share a recently completed project that I began developing in 2018 for (and with) our good friend Alex Sterling of Precision Sound Studios.

These devices are extremely overqualified studio loudspeaker switcher and level controllers (EOSLSLC??). One of these units will be installed in each of three performance spaces in the studio and will feed wall mounted speakers in each space.

The engineer can choose to monitor one of two foldback signals from the console, a local professional level input, consumer level input; or in the case of one room, TV audio. This easily facilitates functions like studio wide communications during a session, cue monitoring, or a feed from a mixer during a live event.

The input stage consists of transformer like THAT InGenius(TM) 1206 balanced line receivers with all the fixings. This chip features a super high input impedance and excellent common mode rejection performance for even some of the most horrendous impedance imbalances present in output signals from source devices. The consumer level inputs feature OPA 134 opamps and ground switching controls.

All switching is handled by Takamisawa relays, which are controlled by an ATMEGA 328P microcontroller with Arduino bootloader + my code installed.

Level control is handled with THAT 2180 VCA’s and a voltage control circuit that divides the control voltage to approximately 1/20 th of that present at the potentiometer before it hits the chip. This prevents small voltage fluctuations or irregularities from volume potentiometer adjustments from being significant and causing distortions.

The output stage consists of transformer like THAT 1646 OutSmarts(TM) balanced line drivers. Output mutes are relay controlled shunts of pins 2 and 3.

I designed the schematics and PCBS using KICad. The chassis were provided by our good friends at Redco. None of this would have been possible without the expert circuit assembly and wiring work provided by two of our staff technicians: Olivia Mancuso and Brian Newell.

Thanks again to Alex for asking us to create these! They were designed in such a way that you hopefully never need to take advantage of the lifetime warranty😂 -Matt Schaefer

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