PROFESSIONAL AUDIO RECORDING AND MIXING
Highest quality audio recordings made with premium studio gear in a beautiful, acoustically tuned live room that inspires musicians to create their best art
High fidelity, 3 dimensional, radio-ready mixes that allow your music to stand out in a crowded and competitive market
Come in and use the studio as a place to perform live and broadcast a virtual concert over the internet
Our Sennheiser MKH416 is set up in our isolated, dead quiet, vocal booth and ready for your voice over session. And our ipDTL setup can transmit your recording to a remote studio.
The studio facilities are available to institutional and educational programs aimed at advancing knowledge of recording and audio engineering
At Black Sheep Recording Studios, It's all about having a Great Experience.
Make the studio disappear. That’s the lesson from Steve Addabbo, grammy awarded studio owner and chief engineer at Shelter Island Sound.
What does that mean? From the perspective of the artist, the studio space, technology, and engineering process should never be in the way, or constrain the artist in any way.
In other words, a great recording studio eliminates barriers to artist creativity and provides an environment where musicians flourish and are inspired to create their best work. And that means producing recordings that are not only brilliant in their performance, but also sonically exceptional.
At Black Sheep Recording Studios, that’s what we do.
It's all about the experience. Located just south of New Paltz NY (Exit 18 on The New York State Thruway), Black Sheep Recording Studios offers premium audio recording and mixing services in a beautiful location at the foot of the Shawangunk Ridge, at the western border of the Great Appalachian Valley.
It's all about the experience.
Artists dedicated to their craft can take advantage of a spacious, acoustically tuned live room, premium studio gear, and an intimate, yet professional studio environment. In addition, as a Black Sheep client, you get a studio owner and recording engineer who will be as excited and as dedicated to your success as you are.
Hi, I'm Jeff Frey, and I am the owner of Black Sheep Recording Studios.
At 4 years old, I watched The Beatles debut on the Ed Sullivan show. And I was hooked. I got my first drum kit at age 9.
Through the years, being a musician fed my spirit and helped pay for college. But it also taught me to listen to music critically, an essential skill for a recording engineer. As my listening skills improved, the more I yearned for great sound. This led to my pursuit of high fidelity audio systems and put me on a path to become an audio engineer and recording studio owner.
I attended audio engineering school which included an internship with an accomplished studio owner, producer, and engineer. In my case, I was fortunate to study under Steve Addabbo, grammy awarded studio owner, producer, and engineer at Shelter Island Sound, NYC.
At the end of my internship, my wife and I built and opened the Kaleidoscope Arts Center, home to Black Sheep Recording Studios. I built the studio because I want to to help talented artists realize their best work, and deliver sonically exceptional recordings we can be proud of.
So, here we are.
The Live Room is a quiet, spacious 30 x 40 (1200 sq ft), climate and humidity controlled, acoustically tuned tracking space, with a ceiling vaulted to a height of 15 ft.
The room is large enough to accommodate artists, instruments, and recording equipment without the cramped and cluttered feel of smaller tracking spaces. Oak hardwood floors are installed through out the studio, and 6 beautiful sky lights channel natural light into the room.
In addition, the recording space is equipped with 3 distinct and acoustically isolated rooms used to avoid tracking leakage from other parts of the studio. The space is designed so that everyone in the studio, whether in the live room, control room, or any of the isolation rooms, has line of sight to everyone else in the studio.
The control room is a dedicated, acoustically isolated 800 sq ft area with large double glass window visibility to the tracking rooms. The room is spacious and furnished to host musicians, engineers, producers, and support staff comfortably during the recording and production processes.
The room is thoroughly acoustically treated with bass traps, anti-reflection panels, and diffusers to create the most anechoic listening room possible for monitoring, mixing, and mastering recordings of highest possible quality. All critical components in the control room are redundant to enhance studio reliability.