Thompson Studios, New Multi-Room Recording Facility, Opens in SoHo

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Producer/engineer/DJ Louis Benedetti has opened the brand-new, three-room Thompson Studios in a former bank building in SoHo.

Thompson Studio A. Photo by Cheryl Fleming.

This handsome commercial facility – located on Thompson Street, naturally – comprises an SSL 4000G-equipped A Room, Neve 8108-based B room, and a savvy production suite. All are tied to a substantial live room and iso booths, with access to a full kitchen and lounge. Click for the virtual 360° tour of each room in this facility, created by Cheryl Fleming and Patrick St. Clair.

Based on the equipment list and images we’ve seen, the facility seems quite equipped to accommodate full band and vocal recording sessions, writing, mixing and audio post-production.

Along with the SSL 4000G Series console – fitted with Automation and Total Recall, and recapped and restored by – Thompson Studio A has been equipped with Pro Tools HD3, Studer 827 24-track tape machine, and Boxer T5 Main Monitors, coupled by two Genelec 1094 subs, Yamaha NS-10′s, Genelec 1031′s and Auratone Speakers. An iso booth and robust array of analog outboard gear and keyboards, synthesizers, instruments and microphones, flesh out the room for production, tracking, mixing, overdubbing, film scoring and composition.

In Studio B, the Neve 8108 (also restored by is complemented by a choice of DAWs – Pro Tools HD3/ Logic/ CubaseBarefoot MM27 and NS10 monitors, and its own vocal booth. Studio C is a comfortable writing/production room equipped with Pro Tools, Logic and Final Cut Pro and ties to the main live room and both iso booths.

Benedetti had apparently been searching for a space for two years before he landed at 54 Thompson. Following the completion of an initial buildout, the Walters-Storyk Design Group (WSDG) provided extensive design recommendations. WSDG architect/acoustician John Storyk and project manager Joshua Morris oversaw substantial improvements that achieved complete acoustic isolation and extremely accurate sound translation throughout the complex.

Thompson Studios is a welcome addition to a neighborhood that’s historically been populated by artists but short on world-class recording/mixing options. It will be interesting to see if Benedetti proves successful in attracting a loyal clientele from NYC and beyond.

Check out some photos of the space below, by Cheryl Fleming Photography. And visit, email or call 212-925-4400 for more info and to book time at Thompson Studios.

Thompson's main live room

Live Room, alternate view


Studio A

Studio B

Studio B, alternate view

Studio C

Benedetti at the SSL

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