About

The Samurai Hotel Recording Studio now offers the best in analog and digital recording and mixing for live bands and instrumentalists. Our approach to every session is about precision, hard work, and the refinement of the production, recording, as well as the mixing process for our artists.

We handle mixing projects for every music genre and voice-overs and sound for video.
The Samurai Hotel has a state of the art studio that boasts an 800 square foot live room with 18-foot ceilings,
two isolation rooms, and a vocal isolation booth. We are fully equipped to record everyone from solo singers to 18 piece bands.

As musicians ourselves, we take our sound technology seriously.
The Samurai Hotel features only the best equipment, including a wide array of mircrophones, outboard microphone pre-amps coupled with the API DSM 24-channel mixing console.
We also provide Otari MX-80 2” analog tape recording. In addition, our writer’s suite is equipped with the Avid Control 24 with both rooms running Pro-Tools HD. For more information on our gear, view our equipment list.


REMOTE RECORDING
The Samurai Hotel offers live on-site multi-track digital recording up to 32 channels.
All location recording dates will be negotiated on a case by case basis, depending on complexity of setup,
time required, and transportation requirements.


STAFF
Owner/Chief engineer David Stoller has been involved in the NYC/Philadelphia music industry for two decades.
His early experience as producer, audio engineer, working musician, and graduate from Drexel University had led him to a position as an assistant engineer at the legendary Sony Music Studio’s NYC in 2004. It was at Sony where David refined his craft by working close with top industry engineers and various artists like Wallace Roney, Harry Connick Jr., Yo-Yo-Ma, LL Col J, and Kenny Garrett.

After Sony closed doors in 2008, David set out to start The Samurai Hotel Recording Studio in Brooklyn. In the fall of 2012 David expanded his studio to a larger space in Astoria, NY. He has maintained a strong emphasis on recording Jazz and brings a diverse variety of expert experiences in Electronic, Rock, Urban and Classical genres.

 

THE HOTEL POLICY

BOOKING AND CANCELATION
A 50% deposit will be required to confirm all studio bookings. The deposit will be applied to your session.
If your deposit is not received your time may be forfeited to another client.
Cancellation or re-scheduling of a session involving a deposit will be refunded less 10% if your time is successfully re-booked.
Your deposit will not be refunded or applied to future bookings if the date is not re-booked.
There is a two-hour minimum for tracking bands, drums, or piano.


PAYMENT
Payment is required upon completion of each session.
Payment may be made by cash, personal or company check, money order, or Credit Card (+3%).
There is a $35 fee for returned checks.


STARTING TIME
Billing will occur from the beginning of your scheduled time regardless of what time you arrive.
When possible you may move-in and start setting up one hour prior to your scheduled start time.
Please be mindful that billing begins as soon as the engineer starts working with you in any capacity when arriving before scheduled time.
This includes instrument setup, microphone placement, level setting, client data preparation, CD burning, etc.
Extra time will be billed in 30 minute increments.


PIANO TUNING
Piano tuning is a flat $110 per tuning fee. We will schedule our piano tuner to tune the instrument prior to your session.
We assume that if you are using the piano on your session, you will want it tuned.
If you do not wish the piano to be tuned, please notify us at the time of booking.


PROPERTY DAMAGE
The client who has made the booking with us is responsible for any damage to our facilities or equipment
by anyone in attendance at your session (guests and musicians).

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