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The koop


Recording Studio

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The koop


Recording Studio

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. 

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The Studio


The Studio


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.  

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Services


Services


The KooP is a one stop shop offering a full range of services to get you from demo to master, and beyond!  

Engineering

Editing

Mixing

Mastering

Live Music Videos

 

Songwriting

Demos

Programming

Live Drum Tracks 

Production

 

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Our Philosophy


Our Philosophy


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.

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Gear


Gear


Recording Equipment

Microphones

Pearlman TM-1

2x Coles 4038

2x Earthworks SR25

Earthworks TC25

Lewitt LCT540

2x Rode NT-1a

3x Rode NT-5

2x Cascade Fathead w/Lundahl Transformer

Shure SM7B

2x Shure Beta 57

2x AKG D112

Audix D6

Yamaha SubKick

2x Shure SM57

2x Shure SM58

3x Sennheiser e604

Preamps/DI

Phoenix Audio DRS-Q4

Warm Audio WA-12

Universal Audio 4-710D (modded by Black Lion)

Presonus DigiMax FS

Sansamp RBI

Avalon U5

Radial Pro D2

Outboard Processing

Warm Audio WA-76 Compressor

Overstayer Audio SVC Mix Buss Processor

DBX 162SL Stereo Compressor/Limiter

TK Audio TK-lizer Stereo Baxandall EQ

Monitoring/Summing

Dangerous Audio DBOX

Dynaudio BM5A mkIII Monitors

Audio Technica ATH-AD2000 Headphones

Sennheiser HD 598 Headphones

Controller

Presonus Faderport

Interface

Mackie Onyx Blackbird

Computers and Software

Mac Pro Tower 

MacBook Pro

Protools 10/11

Numerous Plugins

 

 

 

 

Musical Instruments and Equipment

Drum Kits

6 Piece DW Collector's Series Maple

4 Piece Ludwig Maple

4 Piece Sonor 3007 Maple

Snare Drums

7x14 On The Edge Maple w/Wood Hoops 

6.5x14 Crockett Tubs Tarnished Copper over Brass w/Die Cast Hoops

5.5x14 DW Collectors Series Maple "Six and Six" 

5.5x14 DW Collectors Series Maple

5x14 '78 Ludwig Acrolite

3.5x14 Pearl Maple Free Floating Piccolo

7x13 Yamaha Steve Jordan

7x14 Custom Mahogany

5x14 1972 Rogers Power Tone

5x14 1970 Rogers Luxor

Percussion

Meinl Cajon with Kick pedal

Various tambourines, woodblocks, shakers, triangles and other toys

Congas, Bongos, Djembe

Keyboards

Hammond M3 Organ

Wurlitzer 200A

Fender Rhodes MKII Seventy Three

Moog Prodigy

Novation Basstation

Nord Electro 4D

Juno 6

Amplifiers

Guitar

MusicMan 410 Seventy Five Combo

Mesa Boogie TA-25 head with 1x12 Mini Recto cab

Vox AC-30 1x12 Combo

Peavy Classic 50 2x12 Combo

SWR California Blonde II

 

Bass

Gallien Krueger MB200 Bass Head

Eden 210-XLT cab

Aguilar GS 212

 

Rotary

Motion Sound Pro 145

Leslie 825

PA

2x QSC K10

Presonus StudioLive 16.4.2

MISC

Carvin 5-String Bass

Way Huge Green Rhino Overdrive

MXR Carbon Copy Cloner Delay

Boss RE-20 Space Echo

 

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Our Work


Our Work


Music

Here are some recordings that we've had a hand in creating:

many more coming soon...

 

Video

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.

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Who We Are


Who We Are


Matt

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

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.

Ryan

Bio coming soon...

Photos


Photos


 

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Contact Us


(914) 391-2428

thekoopstudio@gmail.com

 

Contact Us


(914) 391-2428

thekoopstudio@gmail.com