Recording Sweet Spot: Shelter Island Sound

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Facility Name: Shelter Island Sound

Shelter Island control room


Location: Midtown South

Neighborhood Advantages: Waldy’s Pizza

Date of Birth: 1990

Facility Focus: Tracking, Mixing, Writing

Mission Statement: We do what it takes and we have what it takes

Clients/Credits: James Farber, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Bob Power, The New York Dolls,, John Patitucci, Ingrid Michaelson, Dan Romer, Richard Barone, Jack Douglas, Ana Egge, Olivia Newton-John, Toots and The Maytals, Joan Osborne, Dr. John, As the World Turns, Broadway Theatre Company, Mike Stern, Chiara Civello

Key Personnel: Steve Addabbo

System Highlights: Pro Tools HD3, Studer A800 Mk III analog multitrack, Studer A80 half-inch mixdown desk, Neve Flying Faders, MCI/API  636 mixing desk, UA 2192 AD/DA converter/clock, Neumann U47, U67, M149

Distinguishing Characteristics: Live room vibe is great for singers and string dates, drum sounds are huge, especially with our famous down-the-hall-bathroom mic.

The building is on fire, you only have time to grab ONE thing to save, what is it? My 65 Strat

Rave Reviews: The vocal sound! When people mix here, they get no surprises when they get home, the room and desk are very true.

Most Memorable Session Ever: Bo Diddley overdubbing his guitar on The New York Dolls session

Session You’d Like to Forget: I don’t know, I forget those immediately

Dream Session: Guitar Overdubs with George Harrison

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