Introducing The KooP, a full service recording studio located in downtown White Plains, minutes from the Metro-North station. Whether you're looking for production, engineering, mixing or mastering services, we have the knowledge, experience and equipment to bring out the very best in your music.
Located in the facility formerly known as Minot Sound Studios, The KooP is a large, two room studio featuring a plethora of vintage and modern instruments and recording equipment. The 500+ square foot main room serves as both a live room and control room, capable of comfortably housing a full band while tracking. The isolation booth is 35 square feet; plenty of space for singers to stretch out and feel comfortable, or to keep a big Leslie from bleeding into the drums. Whether we're tracking a full big band, doing vocal overdubs for an EDM record, or mixing down a slamming rock tune, our flexible space can be easily configured to meet the needs of nearly any type of session.
The KooP is a one stop shop offering a full range of services to get you from demo to master, and beyond!
With the advent of digital recording, many aspects of record-making have changed over the last twenty years. What used to require hundreds of thousands of dollars of tape machines, recording consoles and outboard gear can now be done with an interface the size of a textbook plugged into a laptop. While most people agree that this expensive analog equipment sounds better, no one disputes that the possibilities afforded by digital recording have had a massive impact on how songs are written, tracked, mixed and mastered.
And yet, while some of these methods of capturing a performance have changed, the fundamentals of making a great record really haven't. A good song performed by good musicians, and an engineer who knows how to capture the essence and emotion of a moment. That's what matters. No amount of expensive vintage microphones, sweet sounding rack equipment, high end computers and pristine converters are going to make a lick of difference if the song isn't ready, the artist isn't happy, or the engineer isn't prepared.
At the KooP, we understand that a successful session relies more on these fundamentals than having a lot of flashy equipment. Sure, we have plenty of boutique, high end gear that will add richness and character to a performance, but we also understand that all of it is the icing on the cake. Is the song finished? Is the moment right? Are the musicians comfortable and confident that their unique sound and vibe is being captured? These are the questions that matter, and are what we ask ourselves every time we press record.
Computers and Software
Here are some recordings that we've had a hand in creating:
Here are some of the live videos filmed and recorded at the studio. You'll notice that some of them were filmed before our remodel.
Matt is a seasoned producer, engineer and session drummer. Graduating from Berklee College of Music's Audio Production and Engineering program in '07, he's spent the last several years recording and playing with a wide variety of bands and artists ranging from Latin Jazz to Folk to Progressive Metal. He's brought his unique approach to sessions held at world-class studios and basement rehearsal rooms alike.
Sam Wagner aka Sammy Wags is an active performing and composing Multi-instrumentalist in and around NYC. He is the drummer/producer of the critically acclaimed Afrobeat/Jazz group; The Brighton Beat, and an accomplished educator. Sam's playing is featured on the records of many established artist, and his recording/production work has ben featured on commercial and independent radio, network television, and large market video game releases. By mixing the wide selection of vintage and analog instruments the Koop has to offer with modern digital recording techniques, Sam is able to craft unique sounding projects that exceed modern standards while still steeped in the authenticity and grit for which the analog records of yore are known and revered.
Bio coming soon...