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Studio

Degraw Sound is a Brooklyn recording studio on the Park Slope/Gowanus border, owned and operated by producer/engineer/musician Ben Rice that was designed with and constructed by Dave Ellis.

The studio features a 25' x 17' live room, a favorite for drum tracking, live full-band recordings and film shoots, as well as a separate isolation booth and is equipped with individual monitor mixers for artists. The control room is centered around a vintage Trident Series 24 console, modded and maintained by Jeff DelBello, Pro Tools HD and stocked with a collection of classic analog outboard gear, microphones and instruments providing clients the tools and environment to record and mix a wide range of projects.

Clients also have access to an artists lounge with kitchenette, eat in bar and views of the Brooklyn skyline.

Floor Plan

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EQUIPMENT

Console

  • Trident Series 24

Recording

  • Pro Tools 10 HD2 Accel DAW
  • 24 channels of AD/DA with
    Lynx Aurora 16 & Aurora 8

Monitors

  • Adam A7
  • Yamaha NS-10M
  • (4) Hear Technologies

Preamps/EQ

  • (4) API 312
  • (2) BAE/Neve 1073
  • (36) Trident S24
  • (2) Tube-Tech PE1C
  • UBK Clariphonic Stereo Parallel Equalizer
  • (2) Universal Audio 610

Dynamics

  • (2) DBX 160A
  • Drawmer 1968 Tube/FET Stereo Compressor
  • (2) Empirical Labs EL8X Distressor
  • Joe Meek SC2.2 Stereo Compressor
  • (3) Marti CLA-40H (mod)
  • (2) Purple Audio MC77
  • Spectra Sonics 610 Complimiter
  • SSL G Series Stereo Bus Compressor
  • (2) Symetrix 501
  • Teletronix LA-2A
  • (2) Universal Audio/Hairball 1176 "Blue Stripe" Rev A

Effects

  • Alesis Quadraverb
  • Fulltone Tube Tape Echo
  • Lexicon PCM70
  • Orban 111 Spring Reverb
  • Pioneer 202 Spring Reverb
  • Yamaha SPX90
  • Various Effects Pedals

Microphones

  • AKG C12 (Clone)
  • AKG D112
  • Audio Technica 4050
  • Audix D6
  • Audix I5
  • Blue Blueberry
  • (2) Cascade Fat Head
  • (2) Coles 4038
  • Electro Voice EV635a
  • Electro Voice RE16
  • Lawson L251
  • Lawson L47FET
  • Neumann M49 (Clone)
  • Neumann U47 (Clone)
  • Neumann U47 FET
  • (2) Neumann UM57
  • (2) Neumann U87
  • (3) Oktava MK012
  • RCA 77-DX
  • (3) Rode NT1000
  • (3) Sennheiser MD421 II
  • (2)Sony C37
  • Shure KSM109
  • (6) Shure SM57
  • (2) Shure SM58
  • Shure Beta58
  • Shure SM7B

Keyboards

  • Hammond M3 w/ Leslie 122
  • Hardman Peck & Co. Upright Piano
  • Jaymar Toy Piano
  • Mellotron M4000D
  • Nord Electro 3
  • Rhodes Mark 1 Eighty Eight
  • Roland Juno 106

Drums/Percussion

  • Ludwig Jazz Festival 5"x14" (1965)
  • Ludwig LM400 Supraphonic 5"x14" (1968)
  • Ludwig LM402 Supraphonic 6.5"x14" (1964)
  • Ludwig Vintage Maple - 22x14, 12x8, 16x16
  • Rogers 14x5 Vintage Chrome Snare
  • Slingerland Vintage Sparkle 20x14, 12x8, 14x14
  • Zildjian 14" New Beat Hi-Hats
  • Zildjian 16" K Medium Thin Dark Crash
  • Zildjian 18" K Medium Thin Dark Crash
  • Zildjian 20" K Custom Dark Ride
  • Assorted Percussion

Guitars and Basses

  • Artisan Lap Steel
  • Danelectro DC-59 12 String
  • Epiphone 335
  • Epiphone EJ200
  • (2) Fender AVRI '62 Jazzmaster
  • Fender American Jazz Bass
  • Fender American '78 Jazz Bass
  • Fender 50's RI Precision Bass
  • (2) Fender American Strat
  • Michael Tuttle Custom Classic T (Telecaster)
  • Giannini Nylon String
  • Gibson B-25 (1964)
  • Gibson ES 335
  • Gibson 1959 Les Paul VOS
  • Gibson Les Paul Junior Special
  • Guild G37 BLD
  • Taylor 214

Amplifiers

  • Ampeg B-15 (1968)
  • Ampeg SVT-AV w/ 8x10-Cabinet
  • Fender Custom Vibrolux Reverb
  • Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
  • Fender Pro Junior
  • Gibson GA-9 (1955)
  • Orange Rockerverb 50
  • Orange 4x12 Cab (w/ Vintage 30's)
  • Silvertone 1481 (1960's)
  • Supro Super 1606 (1964)
  • Vox AC4
  • Vox AC15

Misc.

  • Alesis SR-16 Drum Machine
  • Radial Pro DI
  • (2) Radial Pro D2
  • Radial Pro RMP
  • (2) Whirlwind IMP2

CLIENTS

Artists

  • Allen Lowe
  • Aloe Blacc
  • AMFM
  • Andrea Daly
  • Andy Statman
  • Aoife O'Donovan
  • The Baseball Project
    (members of REM/ Dream Syndicate/ Young Fresh Fellows)
  • Bell The Band
  • Bobby Attiko
  • Caleb Hawley
  • The Candles
  • Catherine Russell
  • Cayucas
  • Chainwave
  • Courtesy Tier
  • Darwin Deez
  • Daughter
  • Diane Birch
  • The Districts
  • DJ Logic
  • The Eastern Sea
  • Eighty Ninety
  • Elaine Caswell
  • Elliot and the Ghost
  • Gary Bartz
  • Goldlake
  • Grace Weber
  • Half Moon Run
  • Heaven
  • Indians
  • Jack Penate
  • James Iha (Smashing Pumpkins)
  • The Jezabels
  • Jon Cowherd
  • Khaya Cohen (X-Factor)
  • Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre
  • Ken Peplowski
  • Kevin Oh
  • The Knocks
  • The Last Bison
  • Lauriel
  • Lewis Porter
  • Low And Honey
  • Ludwig Persik
  • The Luyas
  • Marcela Alcala
  • Matt Butler
  • Matthew Shipp
  • Midlake
  • Michael Daves
  • Michael Einziger (Incubus)
  • The Michael Louis Band
  • Mike Clifford
  • Mike Compton
  • Millionyoung
  • Milo Cordell (The Big Pink)
  • Monograms
  • Noam Pikelny (Punch Brothers)
  • Norah Jones
  • On An On
  • Per Party of Six
  • Paul Mann
  • Queue
  • Randy Sandke
  • Rathborne
  • Reckless Sons
  • Reni Lane
  • Silya & The Sailors
  • The Skins
  • Snowmine
  • Sophie Collette
  • Stars
  • Steve Schiltz (Longwave, Hurricane Bells)
  • The Teen Age
  • Tony Trischka
  • Toy Cities
  • Urban Cone
  • The VeeVees
  • Viva Mayday
  • We Run
  • Wesley Stace (formerly John Welsey Harding)
  • Young Man
  • Zev Katz (Daryl Hall, Elton John)

Labels / Corporate

  • 11B Productions
  • A&M/Octone Records
  • Artisanal Television
  • Authentic Entertainment
  • Becks
  • Factory 25
  • The Harvard Club
  • HGTV
  • Old Flame Records
  • Pixeldream
  • Rounder Records
  • Scholastic
  • The Smithsonian
  • Sony
  • Starbucks
  • Sun In Salt Water Productions
  • The End Records
  • Universal Music
  • Vice
  • Warner/Chappell Music
  • White Iris
  • The Wild Honey Pie
  • Wreckroom Records
  • XL Recordings
  • YepRoc
  • Young Arts Foundation

Freelance Engineers / Producers

  • Arjun Agerwala (Fountains of Wayne, James Iha)
  • Jake Aron (Grizzly Bear, Jamie Lidell)
  • Jared Dodd (Willie Nelson, Blue October)
  • Jon Levine (Nelly Furtado, K'Naan)
  • Justin Colletti (Jimmy Webb, Wynton Marsalis)
  • Lee Groves (Black Eyed Peas, Gwen Stefani)
  • Matt Shane (Flight of the Concords, Robbers On High Street)
  • Matt Werden (Loho, Blue Man Group)
  • Will Hensley (Coldplay, My Morning Jacket)

Contact

Degraw Sound
597 Degraw Street, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217

T: 718.855.5502
E: booking@degrawsound.com


     

DIRECTIONS

Atlantic Avenue - Barclay's Center

2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, Q, R and Long Island Rail Road

The studio is a 10-minute walk from Atlantic Terminal where the Atlantic Avenue - Barclay's Center Station and the LIRR connect. Upon exiting the station, head south down 4th Avenue and turn right on Degraw Street. The studio is halfway down the block, on the right.

Union Street Station

R Train

The studio is a 5-minute walk from the Union Street Subway Station. Upon exiting the station, head northeast on 4th Avenue (towards Sackett Street) and turn left on Degraw Street. The studio is halfway down the block, on the right.

Driving

 

The studio is a 15-minute drive from the Lower East Side of Manhattan (approximately 4 miles) and ample street parking is available. Please remember that this is an estimate from Google Maps, and depending on time of day and traffic levels, this travel time will vary.