Located in the Village, Mercy Sound Recording Studios was built to give rising musicians and songwriters access to the worlds best equipment and engineers for a fraction of the price of super studios. We help people produce projects from concept through recording and mastering to CD artwork design and duplication. We have a large library of samples and sound effects for film and video work and do voice overs and musical soundtrack writing as well.
Live room for all vocals and drums with extreme bass trapping and totally silent air conditioning. Translation-we are recording stunningly punchy and tight drums with cymbals lower in the mix than in normal bright rooms. The Sound of the 60's 70's and 80's is back! We have two amp iso rooms specifically for guitar amplifiers. Room acoustics totally redesigned/rebuilt. Tightest sound in town now.
-At Mercy Sound, you always record on simply the best equipment ever made- BAR NONE
We record using Neumann U87 and U47 and AKG C12 mics through Neve, Retro and API equipment into ProTools Accel HD IO for recording, editing and mixing. We monitor through NS-10s, Klein and Hummel, ADAM and Legacy Audio mastering monitors for clarity, translation and power. Our production, mixing, and engineering staff are RIAA Certified with Platinum Records and have the following credits:
BLONDIE, BILLY JOEL, JAY-Z, LAUREN HILL, MACY GRAY, GORDON RAPHAEL (STROKES), RYAN ADAMS, JAMIE CANDILORO, STEEL PULSE, WHITNEY HOUSTON, MARY J. BLIGE, MISSY ELLIOT, KID CUDI, JAZMINE SULLIVAN, CEE LO GREEN, WILLIE NELSON, KRS - ONE, MIKE STERN, WARREN HAYNES, PATTI SMITH, RICHARD BELZER, JEFF GOLUB, BILLY SQUIER, GOV'T MULE, DAVID BLAINE, LEE SCOTT PELTON, MARC COHN, MICHAEL HILL, SIMONE PARKER, ANDREW WK, DENNIS WILLIAMS, ALICE SMITH, BUSY - BEE, DJ KENNY PARKER, JESSE WEST, DJ TODD TERRY, EUGE GROOVE, KALETA & ZOZO AFROBEAT, SAUNDERS SERMONS, ULTRAMAGNETIC MCS, BONSAI,YOKO ONO, SWV, ALL SAINTS, BIG JOE, BONE THUS AND HARMONY,BEANIE SIEGEL, 702, SAVAGE GARDAN, MASTA KILLE/RZA, GROOVE THEORY, DRU HILL,ICE-T, BODYCOUNT, LADY BUG MECCA, JIMMY WEBB, CINDY BLACKMAN, TOM KENNEDY, JULIAN LENNON, BUTCHJONES, NINASKY, JEFF TANE WATTS, BROOKE SHIELDS, LOUIS HAYES, DELMAR BROWN, DAN BALAN, MINO CINELU, DAVE MADDUCKS, DAVID KREPPEL, ANDY SANDBERG, FAT JOE, ICE CUBE,SEAN KINGSTON, EMILY PAGGET, PHILLIP GLASS ORCHESTRA, SID MCGINNIS, LAURA KAHLE, SEAN C. AND LV, DJ KENNY PARKER, RICHARD OBERACKER, ZIGGY MARLEY, QUICKSAND, SHELLY THUNDER, SHINEHEAD, FRANKIE PAUL, SISTER CAROL, WORL-A-GIRL, SHABBA RANKS, NEVILLE BROTHERS, GWEN GUTHRIE, AFIRE, MIKEY DREAD, THE MEDITATIONS, BIG MOUNTAIN, GLENN WASHINGTON, KEVIN BATCHELOR, SLY & ROBBIE, KWAME, ICE T , SKILLZ , ESTELLE , BEATNUTS, SERIUS JONES, FREE,JUSTINA, JARED EVANS, LAURIANA MAE, ALGEBRA, FOXY BROWN, SKYZOO, ACTION BRONSON, BOBBY BROWN, PHYLLIS HYMAN,YOLANDA ADAMS, FAITH EVANS ,RONALD ISLEY, BAILTER SPACE, KILLAH PRIEST,HANK SHOCKLEE, SKUNK ANANSIE AND MANY MORE...
Partial list of equipment:
Mac Pro 8 Core 2.8GHz 10GB RAM, 3000GB storage w/ Large 30 Cinema Display
Avid Digidesign ProTools HD Accel TDM with Avid I/O Interface 16in/16out
Tons of Plug-Ins and Virtual Instruments (listed below) SSL, Waves Diamond TDM, McDSP, SoundToys, URS, etc
ProTools 10 HD, Apple Logic Studio Pro 9, Reason, Digital Performer
Preamps and Eqs
Vintage Neve pre/eqs racks
Wunder Audio pre/eqs
Inward Connections Tube Sidecar Preamps + DI
Inward Connections Pultec EQs
16 ADM 770 Discrete pre/eqs (1973 API)
4 Evil Twin Tube Direct Boxes
2 API 560 Graphic EQ1 API 560 Graphic EQ
MW1 Studio Tool by Creation Audio Labs
Radial JDI Stereo Duplex Direct Box
Radial JDI Direct Boxes
Vintage Gates 1957 Original STA-LEVEL Compressor
2 Retro Instruments Compressors - Stereo Linked (Universal Audio 176 super clones)
2 Inward Connections Limiters
Universal Audio UA Stereo 2-1176
Distressor Brit-Mod Compressor
Cranesong STC-8 Stereo Discrete Class A Compressor Limiter
Lucas 251 / C12
Neumann U87 + KM84
Real Instruments and Amps
Hailun 50" Upright Piano 60's Gibson Southern Jumbo Acoustic Guitar
Fender Precision Bass P-Bass (50's + 60's Style light wood)
Hamer American Stratecaster
5 Piece Precision Drum Kit and Cymbals
Fractal Audio Axe-FX II Hardware Amp Simulator
Emery Sound Bassbaby Bass Amp
Emory Super Baby Guitar Amp
Emory Micro Baby Guitar Amp
Budda Guitar Amp Superdrive 30 Series II
Pedalboard with Isolated power supply and Durham Electronics Sex Drive, Fulltone OCD, Xotic RC Booster, Zvex Box of Rock, Subdecay Quasar and Keeley compressor
Software Virtual Instruments Partial List
Digital Performer - Logic - Reason - Melodyne - Kontakt 4 - Native Instruments Komplete - all Digidesign A.I.R. VIs - Omnisphere - Trilian - Access Virus Indigo Synth - TH1 amp sim - Transfuser - Akoustik Piano - Stylus RMX - Structure - Eleven amp sim TDM - Amp Farm amp sim - POD Farm - Velvet electric piano - Strike - Toontrack Superior 2 w/ DFH Custom and Vintage Drums, Cocktail and Percussionist (90GB just drums) - Toontrack EZDrummer w/ expansion packs - ESX-24 Sampler w/ 160GB of samples - B4 II - Predator - Battery 3 - Reaktor 5 - Elektrik Piano 1.5 - FM8 - Guitar Rig 4 - Massive - Pro-53 - Hybrid - etc etc
Software Plug-Ins Partial List
Waves MERCURY Bundle TDM + SSL TDM - Auto Tune - 1176 - LA2A - CompressorBank - Filterbank - MC2000 - all Digidesign & A.I.R. plug ins - Drumagogg -
Focusrite d2 + d3 - Massey L2007 (all Massey) - Melodyne plugin - Soundtoys Bundle - Cranesong Phoenix - Reverb One - Revibe - TL Space- Smack - URS A & N & N12 Series EQ -
SansAmp PSA-1 - VocAlign - etc etc etc
Mercy Sound Recording Studios can also convert your new or vintage vinyl 45s, 78s, LPs, 1/4" tapes, Minidiscs, DAT tapes, Hi-8, MiniDV Digital Video Tapes, VHS tapes, micro cassettes and audio cassette tapes to CDs or hi definition DVDs.
We have a lounge with cable TV and we also have internet access.
Also, we have mid/long-term empty control room rentals periodically available.
Call the studio manager at 212-390-0305 to schedule a studio tour and hear our work.
New York City Recording Studios