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A recording/mixing/mastering project we worked on with St. Pancras Church in Glen Dale, Queens

Let’s build something.

Brave Sound is available to record, mix, master, and/or live stream your next concert! We work with music schools, churchs, venues, individual artists, and more. We can travel to all NYC boroughs, eastern New Jersey, Long Island, and Westchester County.

Smaller projects can be recorded in our Manhattan/Washington Heights studio (near George Washington bridge on the west side, closest to 175th st. A train). COVID-19 distancing, masks, and testing protocols will all adhere to state-advised guidelines and will be discussed on a project-to-project basis

A clip from the BAM@MSM concert series we produce (audio and visual) for the Manhattan School of Music
Live streamed concert we produced audio and video for Music Academy Foundation in Garden City, NY
Mike and Austin using virtual instruments for all chords, synths, and percussion

Below is our production, mixing information. For mastering services, please see: https://bravesound.org/mastering/

When you rent a commercial recording facility, you’re paying for the $100k-1 million+ building sound isolation costs, the vintage condenser microphones, racks of outboard gear and associated repairs, and much more in acoustic treatment. These are all beautiful things but with today’s listening trends and distribution, we need to be able to make professional quality music much more frequently and at significantly lower cost/overhead. Thanks to modern recording tech, you don’t need all those things to make great sounding recordings. We’re all about making great sound accessible to all.

Gear:

Microphones:
Condensers
AKG C4000 Multi-Pattern Large Diaphragm Condensers x2
Beyerdynamic MC930 x2
DPA 4061
NOS Audio NOS12 with Cinemag transformer and Thiersch M7 capsule
Oktava MK-219 (modded)
Oktava MK-319 x2 (modded)
Oktava MK-012 x2 (Michael Joly E.) with omni and cardoid caps
Rode K2 with NOS Amperex tube
Shure SM81 x2
Ribbon
Beyerdynamic M260DX (Stephen Sank modified)
Oktava ML-19 Carioid Ribbon
ShinyBox MX46C and MX46L Ribbons
Dynamics
Audix i5
Beyerdynamic M201 TG
Electro-Voice N/D868
Grundig GDM 121 (Sennheiser MD-21 OEM)
Heil PR40
Sennheiser MD441 x2
Sennheiser MD431
Sennheiser MD421-II
Shure SM58
Shure SM57

Note: Additional cost to bring ribbon or tube microphones to off-site recordings.

Monitoring:
Rolls RA53B Headphone Amp x 2 (up to 20 headphones, independent mixes)
Donnor EM2 Personal Headphone Amp x 2
Various AKG, Sennheiser, Audiotechnica headphones
Samson RSXM10A 800W Active Floor Monitor
Roland CM-30 Cube Monitor
Fender Mustang LT25 Guitar Amp
Donnor DBA-30 30W Bass Combo Amp

Inputs:
RME Babyface Pro
Behringer ADA8200 (x2)
Various active and passive DI Boxes

Cameras and lenses:
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III
Olympus PEN E-PL9
Panasonic Lumix Vario G 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6
Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7
Lumix G 42.5mm f/1.7
Lumix G 25mm f/1.7

Instruments and controllers:
DW Collecters Series 14″ SD
Steve Maxwell 18” BD
Zildjin K Prototype Ride and New Beats hats
M-Audio Hammer 88 Keyboard
Korg microKey2 61-key Keyboard
AKAI MPK Mini mk. 2
Roland TD-30K V-Drums
Yamaha SILENT Brass System for Trumpet and Trombone (SB7X-2/SB5X-2)
Various pedals and foot controllers

Virtual Guitar and Bass Amps:
Scuffham S-Gear
Native Instruments Guitar Rig Pro 5
Brainworx Ampeg B-15N
Kuassa Cerberus
IK Multimedia Amplitube SVX

Virtual Pianos, Keys, and Synths:
Native Instruments The Grandeur, Gentleman, Maverick, Giant, Una Corda, and Vintage Organs
Scarbee Mark I (Rhodes), 200-A (Wurli), and Clavinet/Pianet
Native Instruments Reaktor, Massive, Monark, Absynth, and more
UVI Digital Synsations
Suonopuro Synth Collection
U-he ZebraCM, BazilleCM

Additional V.I.:
Toontrack Superior Drummer 3 with New York Studios Vol. 1 (Avatar recorded), Custum & Vintage, and Music City USA SDX
Izotope Vocal Synth 2 (best vocoder/vocal harmonizer on the market)
Native Instruments Abbey Road 60’s Drummer and Studio Drummer
Native Instruments Jay-Bass, MM Bass, and Rickenbacker Bass
Suonopuro Vintage Flute Collection and Super Duduk
and many more… just ask