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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 Source-Connect and ipDTL apps 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.



All Of Us - Paulo CoelhoMixing
00:00 / 03:49
All My Lovin - Maxwell O'HandleyRecording/Mixing/Mastering
00:00 / 01:58
I Feel Good (I Got You) - The IndependenceRecording/Mixing/Mastering
00:00 / 03:04
Big Noise From Winnetka - Michael Berkowitz and his Band of Merry PersonsRecording/Mixing/Mastering
00:00 / 02:48
Lean Into Me - Danielle PeaseRecording/Mixing/Mastering
00:00 / 03:39
Love Passes You By - Rebecca Coupe FranksRecording/Mixing/Mastering
00:00 / 03:06
Make It Last - Tilly FosterRecording/Mixing/Mastering
00:00 / 05:24
Red Death - KruegerRecording/Mixing/Mastering
00:00 / 03:34
You Ran - Twisted OakRecording/Mixing/Mastering
00:00 / 04:06
Session at Pete's Pad - Michael Berkowitz and his Band of Merry PersonsRecording/Mixing/Mastering
00:00 / 04:37
Hey - Mark ZadenMixing/Mastering
00:00 / 03:14
Heartless - Brandon PotenzaRecording/Mixing/Mastering
00:00 / 03:28
Mama Hey Hey Hey - Rebecca Coupe FranksRecording/Mixing/Mastering
00:00 / 04:46


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.

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.




1    Wunder CM7 S Tube (M7 Capsule)

1    Flea 49 Tube

1    AKG C12 VR Tube

1    Upton 251 Tube

1    sE Electronics RNT Premium Tube  

1    Neumann KM56c Tube (1970)

1    Chandler Limited TG (Abbey Road)

1    Sanken CU51

2    Schoeps CMC6 (Wide Stereo Pair) 

1    Scheops CMC6 (Cardioid)

2    Neumann KM84 (1983 & 1978)

2    AKG c414 XLII

4    Warm Audio WA 14

2    Gefell M300 (Stereo Pair)

2    Warm Audio WA 87 

2    Warm Audio WA 87 R2

2    AKG c451B

1    Sennheiser MKH416

2    Coles 4038 Ribbon (Matched Pair)

2    Royer R10 Ribbon (Matched Pair)

1    Beyer M160 Ribbon

1    Royer SF-12 Stereo Ribbon

1    Sennheiser MD441U

2    AKG e906

1    Sennheiser e602

1    AKG D112

1    Shure Beta 52A

4    Audix D2

4    Audix D4

3    Shure SM57

1    Shure SM58

1    Shure Beta 58A

1    Shure SM7B

2    ElectroVoice RE20

Bass Amplifiers


12   Neve Portico 5024 Mic 

8     API 3124V Discrete Mic/Line  

4     John Hardy M-1 Mic

4    Neve 5025 Shelford Mic

5    Neve 551 Mic


  • Leslie 122 Combo Preamp 

  • Multiple UA Classic PreAmp Plugins

Stereo Mix Bus

 Neve Obit 5057 - 32 Channels

 SSL XLogic G Series Bus Compressor


SSL XLogic G Series Bus Compressor

1  Warm Audio Stereo Bus Compressor

2   DBX 160A Compressors

2   Rupert Neve 543 Compressors

2   Daking FET III Compressors

1   Elysia mpressor 500 Compressor

  • UAD-2 Classic Compressor Plugins

  • Premium plugins from FabFilter, Waves, iZotope

Guitars & Bass

  • Fender Stratocaster (Silver) HSH Pau Ferro Fingerboard & Humbuckers

  • Fender Stratocaster (Cream) w/Rosewood Fingerboard (Mexico)

  • Fender American Performer Precision Bass w/Rosewood Fingerboard


System & Power

  • ProTools Studio 2023.3

  • HOFA Mastering and DDP Production Software

  • 27” iMac,  3.6GHz 8-core Intel Core i9, 64 GB memory, macOS Catalina

  • Studio Internet Bandwidth 600/35


  • Avid S1 EUCON control surfaces (linked) with tablet meter bridge, providing 32 automated digital faders 

  • Heritage Audio RAM 2000 Monitor Controller

  • Drawmer CNC2 Monitor Controller

  • Source-Connect v3.9 for Remote Voice Over to and from another studio

  • ipDTL Web Application for Remote Voice Over to and from another studio


  • CyberPower 1000 VA / 700 W, Line Interactive, Pure Sine Wave UPS

  • Furman Professional SS-6B Surge protectors and line filters

  • Clean AC Power with isolated grounding throughout the studio

  • Variable AC Power Transformers controlling all studio lighting

  • Logitech C920 Pro HD Webcam

  • TeleStream Wirecast One Video Streaming Software


  • Variety of UAD-2 Classic EQ Plugins

  • Premium plugins from FabFilter, Waves, iZotope


  • Focal SM9 Active Monitors (Control Room)

  • Bowers & Wilkins 802 D3 Studio Monitors (Control Room)

  • Yamaha NS10 Monitors (Control Room)

  • JBL EON15 Active Monitors (Live Room)

  • Rack mounted 16 channel Behringer Powerplay P16-I Headphone Monitoring System with 13 independent mixers

  • 8 Pair BeyerDynamic DT 770 PRO 250 ohm Closed-back Studio Headphones

  • 4 Pair Status CB1 Closed-Back Headphones

  • 4 Pair Sony MDR-7506 Closed-Back Headphones

  • 2 Pair Direct Sound EX29 PLUS Isolation Headphones

  • Bryston 4B Power Amplifier 

  • Yamaha Integrated Amplifier

  • Nakamichi CA5 Control Amplifier

3   Sonifex CM-LUX1 Balanced to Unbalanced Audio Converters


1   Sonifex CM-ULX1 Unbalanced to Balanced Audio Converter

Drums & Percussion

  • DW Clear Acrylic Design Series 6 Piece Drum Set (8,10,12,16,18,22,14x6.5)

  • DW Collector's Series American Maple 5 Piece Drum Set (Amber Oil Finish) (10,12,16,22,14x6.5)

  • Yamaha Stage Custom Birch 3pc Bop Drum Shell Pack - 18" Kick, Cranberry Red

  • Slingerland Vintage Drum Set (13,14,16, 24, 14)

  • Pearl Export Series 5 Piece Drum Set (Black) (12,13,16,22,14x5.5)

  • Ludwig Black Beauty Snare Drum 14X6.5

  • DW Performance Series Snare Drum - 8 x 14 inch - Natural Lacquer

  • DW Collector's Series Black Nickel Over Brass Snare Drum 6.5x14"

  • DW Collector's Series Black Nickel Over Brass Snare Drum 6.5x14

  • DW Performance Series Snare Drum - 8 x 14 inch - Natural Lacquer

  • Pearl Vari-pitch Cannon Roto Toms  8" and 10"

  • Roland RT-30K, RT-30HR, & RT-30H Acoustic Drum Triggers

  • Roland TD-10 V-Drum MIDI Percussion Sound Module with TDW

  • Large selection of Cymbals (Zildjian, Sabian, Meinl, Paiste, Pearl)

  • Meinl Luis Conte 3 Piece Conga Set

  • Meinl Luis Conte Artist Series Bongos

  • Variety of Authentic Hand Percussion Instruments


The Studio

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. 

Session Pics
Scenic New Paltz, NY (Home to Black Sheep Recording Studios)