Spice House Sound

Spice House Sound Spice House Sound is an accessible, world-class recording, mixing, and mastering studio located in t Spice House Sound was established in August of 2014 with the help of WSDG-Walters-Storyk Design Group, the premiere acoustical architecture design firm.

Our goal in designing Spice House Sound was to create a superior sonic space that is also fun, creative, and comfortable, where artists could feel at home realizing their musical visions. Reclaimed barn wood and old wooden beams forge the rustic and homey aesthetic that defines the feel of the space. This aesthetic combined with innovative acoustic architecture birthed a truly unique space with a

Our goal in designing Spice House Sound was to create a superior sonic space that is also fun, creative, and comfortable, where artists could feel at home realizing their musical visions. Reclaimed barn wood and old wooden beams forge the rustic and homey aesthetic that defines the feel of the space. This aesthetic combined with innovative acoustic architecture birthed a truly unique space with a

A rare sight! Our vintage @yamahamusicusa kit set up in our large iso room for @mtjoyband to get that THUD.We can get an...
11/24/2021

A rare sight! Our vintage @yamahamusicusa kit set up in our large iso room for @mtjoyband to get that THUD.

We can get an incredibly tight sound in here. And when you need that room sound just open the door ☺️

#spicehousesound #phillyart #music #rock #recordingstudio #recording #musicstudio #studioporn #wsdg #philly #vintage #audio #drums #yamaha #audiogear #royer https://instagr.am/p/CWq1gHZpkgR/

A rare sight! Our vintage @yamahamusicusa kit set up in our large iso room for @mtjoyband to get that THUD.

We can get an incredibly tight sound in here. And when you need that room sound just open the door ☺️

#spicehousesound #phillyart #music #rock #recordingstudio #recording #musicstudio #studioporn #wsdg #philly #vintage #audio #drums #yamaha #audiogear #royer https://instagr.am/p/CWq1gHZpkgR/

Is that a G-G-Ghost?? After Halloween?? No silly! It's just @mtjoyband setting up a vocal, acoustic, and drum station. @...
11/17/2021

Is that a G-G-Ghost?? After Halloween?? No silly! It's just @mtjoyband setting up a vocal, acoustic, and drum station. @calebjosiahnelson is producing some fantastic and unique tones over here. Big fan.

This setup just happens to feature some of my favorite mics ever. We're so lucky that Coles is still making the exact same perfect 4038 that they have for 50-odd years. And @soyuzmicrophones is (dare I say) filling in the gap that Nuemann left. So excited to see what they come up with next.

#soyuzmicrophones #yamaha #spicehousesound #phillyart #music #rock #recordingstudio #recording #musicstudio #studioporn #wsdg #philly #vintage #audio #mixing #mastering #audiogear https://instagr.am/p/CWYl3XTJQcl/

Is that a G-G-Ghost?? After Halloween?? No silly! It's just @mtjoyband setting up a vocal, acoustic, and drum station. @calebjosiahnelson is producing some fantastic and unique tones over here. Big fan.

This setup just happens to feature some of my favorite mics ever. We're so lucky that Coles is still making the exact same perfect 4038 that they have for 50-odd years. And @soyuzmicrophones is (dare I say) filling in the gap that Nuemann left. So excited to see what they come up with next.

#soyuzmicrophones #yamaha #spicehousesound #phillyart #music #rock #recordingstudio #recording #musicstudio #studioporn #wsdg #philly #vintage #audio #mixing #mastering #audiogear https://instagr.am/p/CWYl3XTJQcl/

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09/29/2021

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3 pieces - lots of inputs! Set up for @octave_cat today. They're effortlessly killin' it on the jams today.

I'm in keyboard heaven with the retro linear wurli, modular synths, the Moog, and more. Can't wait for y'all to hear it!

#spicehousesound #phillyart #jam #recordingstudio #recording #musicstudio #studioporn #wsdg #philly #vintage #audio #audiogear #moog #wurlitzer #ludwig #bongos https://instagr.am/p/CUaQSqQrtD9/

3 pieces - lots of inputs! Set up for @octave_cat today. They're effortlessly killin' it on the jams today.I'm in keyboa...
09/29/2021

3 pieces - lots of inputs! Set up for @octave_cat today. They're effortlessly killin' it on the jams today.

I'm in keyboard heaven with the retro linear wurli, modular synths, the Moog, and more. Can't wait for y'all to hear it!

#spicehousesound #phillyart #jam #recordingstudio #recording #musicstudio #studioporn #wsdg #philly #vintage #audio #audiogear #moog #wurlitzer #ludwig #bongos https://instagr.am/p/CUaQSqQrtD9/

3 pieces - lots of inputs! Set up for @octave_cat today. They're effortlessly killin' it on the jams today.

I'm in keyboard heaven with the retro linear wurli, modular synths, the Moog, and more. Can't wait for y'all to hear it!

#spicehousesound #phillyart #jam #recordingstudio #recording #musicstudio #studioporn #wsdg #philly #vintage #audio #audiogear #moog #wurlitzer #ludwig #bongos https://instagr.am/p/CUaQSqQrtD9/

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08/27/2021

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ANOTHER record from Japanese Breakfast this year!!! So honored to be a part of it 🙏 check it out:

Reposted from @jbrekkie

Sable drops 9.23.21. Pre orders for the double LP featuring a beautiful gatefold design by @shedworksgreg are up in my bio and you can now stream Glider in full for the first time on all DSPs. The game will be avail on GamePass on XBOX.

Gregorios Kythreotis and Daniel Fineberg reached out to me about composing the soundtrack for Sable in 2017 and even in its initial stages I was completely mesmerized. The game has since developed into something so profoundly special, I just can’t wait for you all to get lost in it. It’s been such a delight to be a part of this incredible team and especially to work alongside @kvartinmartin as team audio.

I never planned on releasing three massive projects I’ve spent the last 4-5 years of my life obsessing over and tinkering away on within just a few short months of each other but here we are—the finale to my 2021 trilogy of creative output.

Mixed by Jorge Elbrecht
Mastered by Alex Santilli Spice House Sound Additional engineering by @sophicplease on tracks 1&3
Additional engineering and percussion by @c.hundreds on track 2
Violin performed by @mollygerms, viola @veronicamj7737, cello by @linacello
All music written, arranged & produced by Michelle Zauner https://instagr.am/p/CTFHe-dLYc1/

ANOTHER record from Japanese Breakfast this year!!! So honored to be a part of it 🙏 check it out:Reposted from @jbrekkie...
08/27/2021

ANOTHER record from Japanese Breakfast this year!!! So honored to be a part of it 🙏 check it out:

Reposted from @jbrekkie

Sable drops 9.23.21. Pre orders for the double LP featuring a beautiful gatefold design by @shedworksgreg are up in my bio and you can now stream Glider in full for the first time on all DSPs. The game will be avail on GamePass on XBOX.

Gregorios Kythreotis and Daniel Fineberg reached out to me about composing the soundtrack for Sable in 2017 and even in its initial stages I was completely mesmerized. The game has since developed into something so profoundly special, I just can’t wait for you all to get lost in it. It’s been such a delight to be a part of this incredible team and especially to work alongside @kvartinmartin as team audio.

I never planned on releasing three massive projects I’ve spent the last 4-5 years of my life obsessing over and tinkering away on within just a few short months of each other but here we are—the finale to my 2021 trilogy of creative output.

Mixed by Jorge Elbrecht
Mastered by Alex Santilli Spice House Sound Additional engineering by @sophicplease on tracks 1&3
Additional engineering and percussion by @c.hundreds on track 2
Violin performed by @mollygerms, viola @veronicamj7737, cello by @linacello
All music written, arranged & produced by Michelle Zauner https://instagr.am/p/CTFHe-dLYc1/

ANOTHER record from Japanese Breakfast this year!!! So honored to be a part of it 🙏 check it out:

Reposted from @jbrekkie

Sable drops 9.23.21. Pre orders for the double LP featuring a beautiful gatefold design by @shedworksgreg are up in my bio and you can now stream Glider in full for the first time on all DSPs. The game will be avail on GamePass on XBOX.

Gregorios Kythreotis and Daniel Fineberg reached out to me about composing the soundtrack for Sable in 2017 and even in its initial stages I was completely mesmerized. The game has since developed into something so profoundly special, I just can’t wait for you all to get lost in it. It’s been such a delight to be a part of this incredible team and especially to work alongside @kvartinmartin as team audio.

I never planned on releasing three massive projects I’ve spent the last 4-5 years of my life obsessing over and tinkering away on within just a few short months of each other but here we are—the finale to my 2021 trilogy of creative output.

Mixed by Jorge Elbrecht
Mastered by Alex Santilli Spice House Sound Additional engineering by @sophicplease on tracks 1&3
Additional engineering and percussion by @c.hundreds on track 2
Violin performed by @mollygerms, viola @veronicamj7737, cello by @linacello
All music written, arranged & produced by Michelle Zauner https://instagr.am/p/CTFHe-dLYc1/

Meet our new house kit! It's red! After listening to a silly amount audio samples over a few months, we decided a vintag...
08/12/2021

Meet our new house kit! It's red! After listening to a silly amount audio samples over a few months, we decided a vintage @yamahadrumsofficial Recording Custom is our classic record sound of choice. We worked with @ryanbergdrums to source a 70's version - our favorite. We listened to hundreds of drumheads and tunings before restoring and rebuilding this kit with the ideal sound in mind. It's magic. Just put a couple mics anywhere and it sounds record-ready. We're very luck to have Ryan bring his drums expertise to realize our sonic dreams. Thank you Ryan!

#spicehousesound #phillyart #music #rock #recordingstudio #recording #musicstudio #studioporn #wsdg #philly #drums #yamaha #audio #mixing #mastering #recording #audiogear #gearslutz https://instagr.am/p/CSey8CVrOP9/

Meet our new house kit! It's red! After listening to a silly amount audio samples over a few months, we decided a vintage @yamahadrumsofficial Recording Custom is our classic record sound of choice. We worked with @ryanbergdrums to source a 70's version - our favorite. We listened to hundreds of drumheads and tunings before restoring and rebuilding this kit with the ideal sound in mind. It's magic. Just put a couple mics anywhere and it sounds record-ready. We're very luck to have Ryan bring his drums expertise to realize our sonic dreams. Thank you Ryan!

#spicehousesound #phillyart #music #rock #recordingstudio #recording #musicstudio #studioporn #wsdg #philly #drums #yamaha #audio #mixing #mastering #recording #audiogear #gearslutz https://instagr.am/p/CSey8CVrOP9/

Wow you look great! I love seeing our space used in different ways 😍🙏It's fun being the backdrops in TV and Magazines, b...
06/11/2021

Wow you look great! I love seeing our space used in different ways 😍🙏

It's fun being the backdrops in TV and Magazines, but we also record audio for movies and TV too 😀

#spicehousesound #photography #phillyart #recordingstudio #lighting #musicstudio #studioporn #wsdg #philly #vintage https://instagr.am/p/CP_VNFfjo0O/

Wow you look great! I love seeing our space used in different ways 😍🙏

It's fun being the backdrops in TV and Magazines, but we also record audio for movies and TV too 😀

#spicehousesound #photography #phillyart #recordingstudio #lighting #musicstudio #studioporn #wsdg #philly #vintage https://instagr.am/p/CP_VNFfjo0O/

Japanese Breakfast you sound great! Thanks to CBS This Morning for airing these sessions recorded at Spice House Sound
06/06/2021
Saturday Sessions: Japanese Breakfast performs “Be Sweet"

Japanese Breakfast you sound great! Thanks to CBS This Morning for airing these sessions recorded at Spice House Sound

Singer-songwriter Michelle Zauner has two studio albums to her credit and recently released a much-anticipated third collection. That’s in addition to being a best-selling author. For this week’s Saturday Sessions, Japanese Breakfast performs “Be Sweet.”

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06/03/2021

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This @soyuzmicrophones piece is an unbelievable piece of craftsmanship. After listening to hundreds of vocal microphones we concluded that the Soyuz is a modern classic. It's got the big bottom of a u47. It's got the clarity of a modern mic. It cuts like a u67. It utilizes a k67 capsule but somehow manages to make the high end smooth as silk. It makes esses disappear! Very much not a u67 in that regard, haha. It's unique, it's ultra HiFi, and it's fun - and that makes it very Spice House Sound.

Nigel Godrich's glowing review of the Soyuz 017 Tube drew us in, but the sound sold us. Special thanks to Jacob at @vintagekingaudio for the recommendation

#soyuz #microphone #vocals #spicehousesound #phillyart #music #rock #recordingstudio #recording #musicstudio #studioporn #wsdg #philly #modern #audio #mixing #mastering #recording #audiogear #hifi https://instagr.am/p/CPqaZJrD2y2/

This @soyuzmicrophones piece is an unbelievable piece of craftsmanship. After listening to hundreds of vocal microphones...
06/03/2021

This @soyuzmicrophones piece is an unbelievable piece of craftsmanship. After listening to hundreds of vocal microphones we concluded that the Soyuz is a modern classic. It's got the big bottom of a u47. It's got the clarity of a modern mic. It cuts like a u67. It utilizes a k67 capsule but somehow manages to make the high end smooth as silk. It makes esses disappear! Very much not a u67 in that regard, haha. It's unique, it's ultra HiFi, and it's fun - and that makes it very Spice House Sound.

Nigel Godrich's glowing review of the Soyuz 017 Tube drew us in, but the sound sold us. Special thanks to Jacob at @vintagekingaudio for the recommendation

#soyuz #microphone #vocals #spicehousesound #phillyart #music #rock #recordingstudio #recording #musicstudio #studioporn #wsdg #philly #modern #audio #mixing #mastering #recording #audiogear #hifi https://instagr.am/p/CPqaZJrD2y2/

This @soyuzmicrophones piece is an unbelievable piece of craftsmanship. After listening to hundreds of vocal microphones we concluded that the Soyuz is a modern classic. It's got the big bottom of a u47. It's got the clarity of a modern mic. It cuts like a u67. It utilizes a k67 capsule but somehow manages to make the high end smooth as silk. It makes esses disappear! Very much not a u67 in that regard, haha. It's unique, it's ultra HiFi, and it's fun - and that makes it very Spice House Sound.

Nigel Godrich's glowing review of the Soyuz 017 Tube drew us in, but the sound sold us. Special thanks to Jacob at @vintagekingaudio for the recommendation

#soyuz #microphone #vocals #spicehousesound #phillyart #music #rock #recordingstudio #recording #musicstudio #studioporn #wsdg #philly #modern #audio #mixing #mastering #recording #audiogear #hifi https://instagr.am/p/CPqaZJrD2y2/

So happy to have these guys back! @jbrekkie getting ready for @wxpnfm live tomorrow. Playing through some very sweet gea...
05/04/2021

So happy to have these guys back! @jbrekkie getting ready for @wxpnfm live tomorrow. Playing through some very sweet gear over here #nord #korg #fender #yamaha

#spicehousesound #phillyart #music #rock #recordingstudio #recording #musicstudio #studioporn #wsdg #philly #vintage #audio #mixing #recording #audiogear https://instagr.am/p/COd41yTD3iF/

So happy to have these guys back! @jbrekkie getting ready for @wxpnfm live tomorrow. Playing through some very sweet gear over here #nord #korg #fender #yamaha

#spicehousesound #phillyart #music #rock #recordingstudio #recording #musicstudio #studioporn #wsdg #philly #vintage #audio #mixing #recording #audiogear https://instagr.am/p/COd41yTD3iF/

These EQs rule! When looking for a Pultec-style EQ we shot out 20+ models to find our perfect sound. We found that the c...
03/01/2021

These EQs rule! When looking for a Pultec-style EQ we shot out 20+ models to find our perfect sound. We found that the clarity and warmth of the Tube-Tech PE 1C series was unmatched in blind shootouts. We located a sequential pair, which Sean Hur masterfully restored and stereo matched. Over several days, 30+ tube configurations were tested and shot out. THD, noise floor, and blind listening tests led us to our perfect Pultec configuration. Clean enough for mastering, warm enough for anything. We're obsessed with gear. Look out for more in our gear series where we highlight our awesome equipment and the ridiculous lengths we go to get the best possible quality sound. #spicehousesound #phillyart #music #rock #recordingstudio #recording #musicstudio #studioporn #wsdg #philly #vintage #audio #mixing #mastering #recording #pultec #tubetech #audiogear https://instagr.am/p/CL4ge1kjwzs/

Wow so cool! Made it on NPR Music!
02/16/2021
Erin Fox - Pick Me Up (Unprecedented Sessions)

Wow so cool! Made it on NPR Music!

Discover new and emerging artists, watch videos and live stream rare in-studio performances and concerts, all curated by Public Radio's best music radio stations.

We're open for 2021 and we're off to a great start filming the incredible @whoserinfox performing for @cherryveenzine an...
01/24/2021

We're open for 2021 and we're off to a great start filming the incredible @whoserinfox performing for @cherryveenzine and @wxpnfm It's been a joy watching @peach_levine and @pidge_mich bring @cherryveenzine from a small printed zine to an tastemaker website and video series with the support of XPN! So proud of them. Next up from us is a small series of posts focusing on our equipment and why we chose it. Look out for it! #spicehousesound #phillyart #music #recordingstudio #recording #musicstudio #studioporn #wsdg #philly #acoustic #vocals #livemusic #wxpn #live #filming https://instagr.am/p/CKaEPvfjSnU/

09/08/2020
Lotus - Studio Documentary - The Making of "One-Eyed Jones"

Catch me nerding out here with Jonathan Colman and Jesse Miller on the Lotus recordings. It was a lot of fun to film, I think we could talk about gear and music for approximately 1 eternity! Glad we got it down to 30 minutes though haha

Jesse Miller is joined by Alex Santilli and Jon Colman at Spice House Sound for an in-depth breakdown of the Lotus track "One-Eyed Jones" and the making of t...

08/31/2020
Free Swim (full video album)

Wow, Lotus released a video for the entire record of free swim! It's one thing to record a whole song live as a whole band, its another to have a film record of it. This is the best sounding live band experience we ask for at this point. So cool!

Lotus's 2020 album Free Swim. 1. Catacombs (0:15) 2. Turtlehead (6:55) 3. Free Swim (12:01) 4. Sepia Rainbow (18:09) 5. One-Eyed Jones (21:45) 6. Bjorn Gets ...

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Beautiful studio!