Prism Analog

Prism Analog Maine's nonprofit analog recording studio, gallery, and performance space! Prism Analog, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, reaches young and emerging artists in Maine with music education, recording services, and performance and gallery space.

Portland, Maine's all-analog, non-profit 501(c)(3) community recording studio!

Operating as usual

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We’re looking for help buying the items on this list to enable us to begin our own live stream productions! Please forward freely, donations are tax deductible! We are committed to bringing you live local music starting this spring! But first... we need a few things. All total, under $2,000 worth!

We already have a dedicated iMac, external monitor, Sony mirrorless camera, a robust data uplink, and of course a stellar audio feed from our analog control room. We even have volunteers at the ready to dive in and produce the series. With your help we can make this happen soon!

Thanks for sharing and we’ll see you on the streams!

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Chasym live at Prism Analog

Check it out if you haven’t yet! 10801 @ Prism! 🤟

Mixed and Mastered by Jerry Streeter at Prism Analog. Video by Herman Mantis, Inc.

Doublespeaking, by Greasy Grass

Second track from Greasy Grass tracked here at Prism Analog under an in-house recording grant! Proud of these guys! Catch Max Heinz on this one too. 🥁

track by Greasy Grass

Angelikah - Parker (LIVE @ Prism Analog)


Earlier this week here at Prism Analog!

Angelikah performs Parker at Prism Analog alongside DJ Matt Perry and Bill Giordano in Portland, ME Enjoyyy

Chasym live at Prism Analog

Great new tracks from our friends, 10801, recorded live right here at Prism Analog!

Mixed and Mastered by Jerry Streeter at Prism Analog. Video by Herman Mantis, Inc.

Greasy Grass - Century Gothic (Official Music Video)

Congrats to Greasy Grass on the release of Century Gothic, recorded at Prism Analog by Jerry Streeter, both pre and post shutdown as part of our 2019 winter recording grant! 🥳

'Century Gothic' by Greasy Grass Recorded at Prism Analog in Portland, ME

Hurry and apply by 7/30 to these SEVEN great scholarships! Ranging from $250 to $500, scholarships are op...
Scholarship Assistance and Deadlines

Hurry and apply by 7/30 to these SEVEN great scholarships! Ranging from $250 to $500, scholarships are open to anyone pursuing an audio career! Sound Girls membership is free and application writing assistance is available. Awards need not be spent on college courses, non-traditional learning opportunities are also encouraged. More info at the link!

SoundGirls is committed to the success of our members applying for scholarships. One way we do this is by assisting members with scholarships. We are now offering Spelling and Grammar Counseling for our members. This program is free or for detailed assistance on a sliding scale.

“MUSICAL EXPLOSIONIn the early ‘80s a mini explosion of local bands blasted Portland’s version of energetic, edgy New Wa...
Portland in the '80s: 'Yuppie go home'


In the early ‘80s a mini explosion of local bands blasted Portland’s version of energetic, edgy New Wave rock and roll in places like the Free Street Pub, Kayo’s (previously Mul’s) and the Rathskellar, both on Middle Street, Zootz on Forest Avenue (near the site of the old Pagoda restaurant), the Downtown Lounge on Preble Street, dim, dark Geno’s on Brown Street, and then the ambitious Tree Cafe. The groups—Gary Black & the Whites, the Foreign Students, Ebo, Fashion Jungle, the Mirrors, the Kopterz, the Pathetix, the Little White Squares and The Stains, to name a few.”

Early in 1977, another new restaurant opened in the Old Port. This one on Middle Street had a tongue-in-cheek sign: “Carbur’s: Since 1977.” A tradition going all the way back to this year! Hilarious!

Catherine Irwin "Half-Cocked" cameo
Freakwater flashback: a slice of pre-internet roommate lyfe and a great song too. Cathy, what is this (Gibson?) guitar?

Freakwater's Catherine Irwin appears briefly in the 1994 indie rock film "Half-Cocked", which is available for viewing in its entirety on YouTube.


Go find our new Instagram account: @prism.list and sell your stuff (instructions in the bio there). Your $3 fee supports us in hard times, plus you get a super cool community audience!

Gurf Morlix Music

Anyone who hasn’t heard of Gurf Morlix and who enjoys their Americana on the renegade-y side, consider this a hearty recommendation for the dude’s songwriting. All his records are great.

On top of that, he’s played in the studio (Lucinda Williams) and on the road (Blaze Foley) for the best of ‘em.

Also, JP on ACL!!


Something for your entertainment. John Prine on Austin City Limits in 2005. The entire 1 hour 18 minutes! He plays Clay Pigeons, and talks about Blaze. I wuz there. It got the biggest applause of the evening.


34 Preble St.
Portland, ME


(207) 808-1373


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Prism Analog

Portland, Maine's all-analog, non-profit 501(c)(3) community music hub! Contact us for help writing your studio grant or Kickstarter, or for performance space or low-cost music recording services. Since 2016.

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Plans in motion!!
Great set by Snaex on Friday night. We were surprised and delighted to hear the Mercedes Sosa version of León Gieco's 'Solo Le Pido a Dios', the Argentine protest song. Beautifully performed.
Nick Johnson @ Prism Analog, Portland ME