Degraw Sound is a Brooklyn recording studio on the Park Slope/Gowanus border, owned and operated by producer/engineer/ musician Ben Rice (Blackbells, The Mooney Suzuki). Designed with and constructed by Dave Ellis (Loho, The Lodge, Engine Room Audio), Degraw Sound offers an acoustically tuned, creative environment with fantastic sight lines and sound isolation.
The studio is centered around a vintage 36-channel Trident Series 24 analog console, modded and maintained by Jeff DelBello (The Hit Factory, Stratosphere Sound). Combined with a Pro Tools HD2 DAW and complimented by a carefully selected collection of outboard gear, microphones and instruments, Degraw Sound provides the tools and sonic palette to record and mix a wide range of projects.
Recent clients include: Daughter, Indians, The Jezabels, Noam Pikelny (Punch Brothers), Matthew Shipp, Tony Trischka
Degraw Sound offers a variety of professional audio services that can be tailored to any project. During an initial consultation, we can explore creative ways to realize your vision within your budget. Please contact email@example.com or call 718.855.5502 for further information. In your message, please provide as much information as possible about the nature of your project and the type of services you require.
We also welcome and encourage outside producers and engineers who wish to rent the studio.
Services offered by Degraw Sound are listed below.
The 25' x 17' live room is a favorite space for recording drums, and when coupled with the ISO booth, it provides an ideal space for live band tracking complete with individual artist-controlled headphone cue mixes. The ISO booth is also fantastic for voice-over recording and is large enough to fit a drum kit in order to produce "deadened" drum sounds.
Whether the project requires mixing in the digital or the analog realm, the control room is set up to comfortably accommodate either preference. The 36x8x24 vintage analog Trident console offers flexible routing options to utilize all of the outboard gear, while the Pro Tools HD2 DAW features a wide array of plug-ins. A hybrid combination of both analog and digital mixing is also available, as well as remote mixing for artists outside of the New York City area.
For artists seeking dedicated and insightful production for their projects, Degraw Sound owner Ben Rice is available as a producer. Rice has worked with artists such as The Mooney Suzuki, Reno Bo (solo artist/ bassist Albert Hammond, Jr.), The Wicked Tomorrow (named Deli Magazine Artist of the Month), Reckless Sons (signed to Island Def Jam), producers including Eddie Kramer (Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones) and Gus Van Go & Werner F (The Stills, Priestess) and has been featured in Mix Magazine. For further information, please see www.benriceproductions.com.
Degraw Sound offers refined and realistic editing services for all types of audio projects, including expert drum and vocal editing.
597 Degraw Street, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
The studio is a 10-minute walk from Atlantic Terminal where the Atlantic Avenue - Pacific Street Subway 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.
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.
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.