Garage Mahal Recording Studio

Garage Mahal Recording Studio Garage Mahal Recording Studio is a professional, full service audio and music recording studio in the Westbrook – Portland Maine area. Garage Mahal Recording is a full service audio and music recording studio in the Portland-Westbrook Maine area.
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We pride ourselves in helping our clients realize their artistic vision in a flexible and familiar recording environment, using both modern technology & old school recording techniques. I serve as Recording Engineer and Music Producer. http://www.garagemahalrecording.com Our studio was designed to provide a flexible & familiar environment, with a 330 sq ft main tracking room large enough to be comfortable while maintaining intimacy. Two booths accommodate anything from a guitar amp or solo vocalist to a small drum kit or horn section. All rooms are constructed with Owens-Corning sound rated materials, floating floors for acoustic isolation, and are wired together, providing maximum flexibility for whatever setup the client wants. Garage Mahal Recording embraces both new technology and old school recording techniques. A great recording starts with a great performance, and our Hearback cueing system provides the client with complete hands-on control over their own personal headphone mix. A solid and growing collection of microphones capture the sounds. Recording digitally on a computer (or DAW) keeps costs low and provides a flexibility unheard of in the analog days.

Operating as usual

This is tragic. Martin Birch recorded a laundry list of great albums, including Heaven and Hell by Black Sabbath, which ...
08/09/2020
Prolific Rock And Metal Producer Martin Birch Dead At 71

This is tragic. Martin Birch recorded a laundry list of great albums, including Heaven and Hell by Black Sabbath, which I use as my primary reference mix in the studio. He will be sorely missed.

Martin Birch was at the helm of many great rock and heavy metal albums. He died early Sunday at the age of 71. Rest in Peace.

More bleak news regarding the closing of Port City Music Hall:
07/30/2020
A Beloved Portland, Maine, Music Club Says Goodbye

More bleak news regarding the closing of Port City Music Hall:

Port City Music Hall was key in propelling Father John Misty, Maggie Rogers and more to bigger stages. This week, the club announced it’s closing forever

One of Portland Maine’s best live music venues, Port City Music Hall, has fallen victim to the corona virus and will be ...
07/29/2020

One of Portland Maine’s best live music venues, Port City Music Hall, has fallen victim to the corona virus and will be closing for good. Saw many good shows there: X, The Feelies, Henry Rollins, Eastern Spell, Ocean, The English Beat, and many others. It will be missed. I have fond memories of playing there myself. Here’s a photo of By Blood Alone playing there in happier times.

@Port City Music Hall w/Ocean - 03/23/2010

05/12/2020
Better Than Before

VIces Inc have published a lyric video for their latest single, "Better Than Before" (recorded and mixed at Garage Mahal Recording Studio.) Check it out:

https://youtu.be/COwvjoWvShE

#vicesinc #garagemahalrecordingstudio #portlandpoppunk #southieheightsrecords

Lyric video for the single "Better Than Before"

The new EP by Ex Avenue, "Nowhere Fast", is out! It was recorded and mixed at here at Garage Mahal Recording Studio and ...
05/06/2020

The new EP by Ex Avenue, "Nowhere Fast", is out! It was recorded and mixed at here at Garage Mahal Recording Studio and mastered at Pat Keane Mastering. Check it out here:

http://ow.ly/oYTd50zyoIO

#exavenue #garagemahalrecordingstudio #patkeanemastering #portlandpunk #bandcamp

IE Thomson's EP "Fractured Pieces Torment" (recorded here at Garage Mahal Recording Studio) is now available online. it'...
05/01/2020

IE Thomson's EP "Fractured Pieces Torment" (recorded here at Garage Mahal Recording Studio) is now available online. it's a killer release - go check it out:

https://iethomson.bandcamp.com/releases

#iethomson #bandcamp #garagemahalrecordingstudio #fracturedpiecestorment #runttwah #ellieosborn #tonyk #jasonsebek #nickmcintire #warrenmcpherson

As we weather the Coronavirus storm, I’m sure many of us are working on new music! Need a great mix to finish it all off...
04/24/2020
About | Garage Mahal Recording Studio Maine | Garage Mahal Recording

As we weather the Coronavirus storm, I’m sure many of us are working on new music! Need a great mix to finish it all off? I am extending my deal on unattended mixing services for the low, low rate of $25/hr from now until May 15th, 2020. Hit me up!

Facebook or Instagram
email: [email protected]
text: 2074150536

20 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross. Let’s make some music and stay safe everyone!

I got my start in recording studios back in the early 90s after graduating from Center for the Media Arts with a degree in recording studio engineering.

All you musicians and audio folk out there: what’s your position on click tracks? Some think it a necessity - others fin...
04/23/2020

All you musicians and audio folk out there: what’s your position on click tracks? Some think it a necessity - others find it a groove killer. Where do you stand on this issue?

https://www.garagemahalrecording.com/click-tracks-yay-or-nay/

#clicktrack #metronome #prorecording #garagemahalrecordingstudio #mainerecordingstudio

I hope everyone reading this is protecting themselves as best they can. Not surprisingly I have had some cancelations, s...
03/19/2020

I hope everyone reading this is protecting themselves as best they can. Not surprisingly I have had some cancelations, so I am now offering unattended mixing services for the low, low rate of $25/hr from now until April 7th, 2020. Got a project that needs finishing? Hit me up! Contact me on:

Facebook or Instagram
email: [email protected]
text: 2074150536

20 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross. Let’s make some music and stay safe everyone!

Happy belated birthday to the riffmaster himself - Tony Iommi! Many of us would not be doing what we do without his text...
02/20/2020

Happy belated birthday to the riffmaster himself - Tony Iommi! Many of us would not be doing what we do without his textbook of evil and ominous guitar licks. #tonyiommi #blacksabbath #gibsonsg #doommetal

Vices Inc were back at Garage Mahal Recording Studio last week laying down more tracks. (Guitar and drums, followed by b...
02/10/2020

Vices Inc were back at Garage Mahal Recording Studio last week laying down more tracks. (Guitar and drums, followed by bass, percussion and some vocals.) We should be finishing up the vocals this week. #vicesinc #mainerecordingstudio #poppunk #pixes

https://www.garagemahalrecording.com

Our beloved city of Portland Maine and its “wildly ambitious music scene” has been profiled in Rolling Stone. Nice for t...
02/07/2020

Our beloved city of Portland Maine and its “wildly ambitious music scene” has been profiled in Rolling Stone. Nice for the smaller (and original) Portland to get some musical props. #rollingstone #portlandmainemusic

http://ow.ly/Pxlx50yd7Ox

A new band, Vices Inc, were in the studio the other week laying down basic tracks for the forthcoming slew of releases (...
02/06/2020

A new band, Vices Inc, were in the studio the other week laying down basic tracks for the forthcoming slew of releases (EP, LP, and various singles.) Their sound lies somewhere between pop punk and Pixies style indie rock. #vicesinc #mainerecording #poppunk #pixes

Here’s me at NAMM a few weeks ago demoing the Universal Audio Ox. They actually had a left handed guitar for me to use. ...
02/05/2020

Here’s me at NAMM a few weeks ago demoing the Universal Audio Ox. They actually had a left handed guitar for me to use. The Ox sounded great and I may have to pick up one. Or maybe two. #namm2020 #garagemahalrecording #universalaudioox

It’s quite busy here at Garage Mahal Recording, and i’m really behind with posting. Look who I ran into at NAMM a few we...
02/04/2020

It’s quite busy here at Garage Mahal Recording, and i’m really behind with posting. Look who I ran into at NAMM a few weeks ago - musical artist and engineer extraordinaire Logan Belle! We go way back to jr high school. It was great getting caught up. #namm2020 #loganbelle

The guys from Ex Avenue were back at Garage Mahal Recording this week for vocals. Songs are taking shape nicely. #exaven...
12/20/2019

The guys from Ex Avenue were back at Garage Mahal Recording this week for vocals. Songs are taking shape nicely. #exavenue #garagemahalrecordingstudio #mainepunk #mainerecordingstudio

https://www.garagemahalrecording.com

The Garage Mahal Recording Studio website has been redesigned. I'm thrilled with it's new look and functionality. Feel f...
11/25/2019

The Garage Mahal Recording Studio website has been redesigned. I'm thrilled with it's new look and functionality. Feel free to visit, listen to new audio clips, and get to know me and my work. #garagemahalrecordingstudio #mainerecording #websiteredesign

https://www.garagemahalrecording.com/sounds/

Last week i was in Mix Mode, working on the new single by Avi Fine. Avi posesses a Rik Ocasek-esque voice and Elliot Eas...
11/20/2019

Last week i was in Mix Mode, working on the new single by Avi Fine. Avi posesses a Rik Ocasek-esque voice and Elliot Easton level guitar chops, so not surprisingly the track has a distinct Cars vibe. #avifine #garagemahalrecordingstudio #carsband

https://www.garagemahalrecording.com

Ex Avenue were here at Garage Mahal Recording Studio over the weekend, laying tracks for their first release. They’ve go...
11/18/2019

Ex Avenue were here at Garage Mahal Recording Studio over the weekend, laying tracks for their first release. They’ve got a Replacements vibe with some twangy, surfy guitar added in, and are fun guys to work with. #exavenue #garagemahalrecordingstudio

http://ow.ly/9y5n50xe43l

The new single by Runtt Wah, “With You I Can Run Forever” Is now available on Bandcamp. Mixed here at Garage Mahal Recor...
10/11/2019

The new single by Runtt Wah, “With You I Can Run Forever” Is now available on Bandcamp. Mixed here at Garage Mahal Recording, All the proceeds form this release will go to ALS Research. http://ow.ly/KMrt50wHxBu #runttwah #garagemahalrecording #alsresearch

The new EP by IE Thomson, “Fractured Pieces Torment”, Is now available. Recorded and mixed here at Garage Mahal Recordin...
10/10/2019

The new EP by IE Thomson, “Fractured Pieces Torment”, Is now available. Recorded and mixed here at Garage Mahal Recording, you can get it direct from IE herself! Just go to IE Thomson on Facebook and message her. #iethomson #garagemahalrecording #fracturedpiecestorment

Got some props on my production skills in a recent OGRE review: "Great production and engineering creates an instant cla...
09/16/2019

Got some props on my production skills in a recent OGRE review: "Great production and engineering creates an instant classic."

http://ow.ly/xh2950wbxTX

#garagemahalrecording #ogre #mainemetal #portlanddoom# #mainerecordingstudio

09/10/2019
OGRE - The Future

"The Future", the first single from the album Thrice as Strong by OGRE, is now up on youtube. Check it out - it rocks very hard. #ogre #portlanddoom #mainemetal #garagemahalrecording

From the forthcoming album "Thrice As Strong" out Oct 25, 2019 on Cruz Del Sur Music. Pre-order: CD: http://tinyurl.com/y59tvgbw VINYL: http://tinyurl.com/y6...

"Thrice as Strong" by Ogre (recorded by Yours Truly at Garage Mahal Recording) is now available for pre-order on Amazon....
09/03/2019

"Thrice as Strong" by Ogre (recorded by Yours Truly at Garage Mahal Recording) is now available for pre-order on Amazon. CD and LP. Get it! http://ow.ly/68sR50vV6qZ #ogre #thriceasstrong #portlanddoom #garagemahalrecording #mainemetal

Spent the last few months recording and mixing the new OGRE album, "Thrice as Strong". The final product is absolutely k...
06/26/2019

Spent the last few months recording and mixing the new OGRE album, "Thrice as Strong". The final product is absolutely killer. Got some props in the press release from their new label. #garagemahal #ogreportland #doommetal #cruzdelsur http://ow.ly/7lxn50uNljE

“Eulogy” by Runtt Wah is now available on Apple Music. I had the honor and privilege of mixing this expressive album. Ex...
06/21/2019
‎Eulogy by Runtt

“Eulogy” by Runtt Wah is now available on Apple Music. I had the honor and privilege of mixing this expressive album. Expertly mastered by Pat Keane at Pat Keane Mastering.

‎Album · 2019 · 10 Songs

Responder was in for 3 days last week laying down tracks for a forthcoming release. Cool sound and tunes, one of which h...
02/28/2019

Responder was in for 3 days last week laying down tracks for a forthcoming release. Cool sound and tunes, one of which has a black sabbath boogie that puts lesser bands to shame. http://ow.ly/HZ8Q30nRSTb #audiorecording #responder #garagemahalrecording #portlandmaine

02/15/2019

six years ago and it's still one of my favorite projects to have worked on.

Season's Greetings from Garage Mahal Recording!
12/25/2018

Season's Greetings from Garage Mahal Recording!

Cellist Ellie Osborn was at Garage Mahal Recording Studio on Sunday laying down some tracks for the Ie Thomson project. ...
08/21/2018

Cellist Ellie Osborn was at Garage Mahal Recording Studio on Sunday laying down some tracks for the Ie Thomson project. I love the cello, it' s such a dramatic, mournful instrument. #ellieosborn #iethomson #recordingstudio #cello http://ow.ly/hMvR30luEJr

Chad and Sam from An Overnight Low were at Garage Mahal Recording yesterday to lay down some song demos. Good guys and g...
07/31/2018

Chad and Sam from An Overnight Low were at Garage Mahal Recording yesterday to lay down some song demos. Good guys and good tunes. (Yes, once again I failed to get a photo so I'm using this one of the whole band.) http://ow.ly/ud5030lcKiz #anovernightlow #recordingstudiomaine

Laying down some guitar tracks on a singer/songwriter project using my G&L ASAT Classic and Mesa-Boogie 50 Cal Plus. The...
07/05/2018

Laying down some guitar tracks on a singer/songwriter project using my G&L ASAT Classic and Mesa-Boogie 50 Cal Plus. The Boogie has never let me down. http://ow.ly/Xkm330kOMR8 #iethomson #mesaboogie #gandlguitars #garagemahalrec #mainerecordingstudio

The Argon Red were back at Garage Mahal Recording to lay down more tracks. We now have basics for the entire album - 15 ...
06/27/2018

The Argon Red were back at Garage Mahal Recording to lay down more tracks. We now have basics for the entire album - 15 songs. Next up is vocals and overdubs. http://ow.ly/mAfN30kGDhy #theargonred #garagemahalrec #recordingstudio #maine

Well, Hell has frozen over: I have come out of a 7-year retirement and am in a new band - The Pissed Mystics. Will Broad...
06/18/2018

Well, Hell has frozen over: I have come out of a 7-year retirement and am in a new band - The Pissed Mystics. Will Broadbent of Ogre is on drums and Jim Morrissey of Nuclear Boots is on guitar. I’m playing bass. Jim is writing the majority of the material, and it’s great stuff. To put it simply, i would say the sound is punk, but if I were to put it not-so-simply then the sound would be sort of Homestead Records / Touch & Go post-punk. We played a low key first gig about a month ago at Matthew’s Pub, which was a lot of fun. looking forward to more shows and more songs.

06/13/2018

The mixes are passing the car test. #trailsiderangers #recordingstudio #garagemahalrec

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