Second Hill Studio is a comprised of two distinct spaces located in Northwest Connecticut, 90 minutes from New York City and just over 2 hours from Boston. With practically zero automobile or foot traffic, the mixing and overdub spaces are great for day-use. The 350 square foot control room has a 9 foot peaked ceiling and a "homey" feel with the requisite leather sofa. Of course there are some amenities, including a fridge which we stock with beverages upon request (Dom Pérignon is billable). There's an additional 200 square foot space for overdubbing. We provide a respectable backline of instruments at no additional cost. For tracking a full band, ensemble, chamber orchestra, etc... we utilize a larger tracking space which is located at the Spirit Horse Farm. It has a great vibe! On-site overnight accommodations easily sleep 6 people; with three private rooms, a sleeping loft for two and a queen and full sleeper on the first floor.
We remain committed to analog recording and mixing! To that end we feature classic, well-maintained gear including our centerpiece; a recapped and lightly modified Raindirk Symphony console from Studio 270 in Montreal. Also featured, a 2" 24 track Otari MTR90 II, 1/2" Studer A-80 2-track, and a vintage EMT 140 stereo plate reverb. Outboard gear by Urei, API, Universal Audio, Bricasti, Focusrite, Lexicon, TC Electronic, Tube-Tech, yada yada... We have an assortment of new and vintage microphones to choose from and our friends at Telefunken USA and Neumann have been very helpful as well. To compliment all that fine analog gear, we have a Pro Tools HD3 Accel system with 24 inputs and up to 48 outputs and a whole bunch of plug-ins.
But a worthy studio is more than just great gear, right? Chuck Rubano offer years of combined musical, production and client service experience. And as an engineer and producer, can professionally handle your recording project's pre-production, recording and mixing. Scheduling and attending the mastering session and arranging replication are all in a day's work. Are you really gonna trust your music to some "producer" that just ran out and bought a USB interface and a Chinese mic?