Mastering the new Don Miggs album produced by Phil Ramone. Enjoying working with BJ and Don on this.
Contragulations to Kinna Grannis (Producing/Mixing/Mastering) for being the featured artist this month on VH1. Also, I have begun the second of my collaborations projects. Stay tuned...
Kina Grannis, "In Your Arms" (mastering) is garnering much attention. Performed on "Ellen" and "Jimmy Kimmel" and the video has gone viral. If you like Jelly Beans, you'll love this video! Here at the studio, I have begun the first in a series of collaborations with other artists. More info to come...
Kina Grannis, "In Your Arms" (mastering) is garnering much attention. Performed on "Ellen" and "Jimmy Kimmel" and the video has gone viral. If you like Jelly Beans, you'll love this video! Have begun the first in a series of collaborations with other artists. More info to come...
Mixing artist, Andre Mistier.
Sept 2011: Continuing work co-producing artist, Andre Mistier.
August 2011: Mixing Kina Grannis single "The One I Say Goodnight To" (produced 2010) for UK Radio and upcoming album for artist Andre Mistier (co-produced 2011).
July 2011: Kina Grannis "The One I Say Goodnight To (produced 2010) is #4 on MTV.com Most Viewed chart.
May 2011: Railroad Earth (produced 2010) just won the Indie Acoustic Project's "Best Acoustic Rock Album 2010" award!.
March 13, 2011: Kina Grannis "Stairwells" album (produced 2010) is #2 Billboard Heatseakers Chart.
Feb 2011: Currently working on double album with artist Andre Mistier.
Jan 2011: Mastered and delivered Kinna Grannis's upcomming album. 4 new songs (produced by Angelo) and newly mixed versions of several other songs from her album Stairwells including her Youtube hit, Valentine (5 million views). Congratulations, Kina! Current projects include album for artist Andre Mistier, renovations to the studio (adding video production) and developing a reality show (shhhhhhhh, it's secret project).
December 2010: Finishing work on Kina Grannis’s new album, launching our new website.
November 2010: Kina Grannis stopped by the studio to listen to some of her tracks in progress.
October 2010: Recorded Marques Toliver, an incredible violinist and singer for Kina’s album. Check this guy out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ghzkl_t_3YM&feature=related
October 2010: Always tweaking and experimenting, we decided to move one wall of the control room back 1 foot to improve the acoustics. Was it worth it? Yes, we have smoother bass response now (plus more room)!
September 2010: We began work with artist Kina Grannis. Angelo is producing and mixing for her upcoming album. Kina has just surpassed 4 million views on YouTube for her song, Valentine. Nice job!
July 2010: Mastered and delivered the Railroad Earth album just in time to head to N.H. and get married!
June 2010: The Railroad Earth opus is almost finished. General good feelings from the band are keeping the energy going for their slightly overworked producer!
March 2010: We’re excited to be working with Railroad Earth and have began rehearsals! Angelo is Producing the album, and things will be going in a new direction for this very talented band.
December 2009: It was our pleasure to donate our time for a benefit song for Haiti with Grammy nominated, Haitian born artist, Katia Cadet. The song, “Lan Mo Devan” featured Tony Cedras (Paul Simon, Harry Belefonte, Cassandra Wilson), Robert Aaron (David Bowie, Wyclef Jean, Al Jarraeu), Tiga (Paul Simon), Manny Laine and Ramone Deburen. Excellent performances all around!
November 2009: Safire came by the studio to record a Spanish version of “This Is It”, the song written by Michael Jackson and Paul Anka which she originally recorded on her 1990 album I Wasn’t Born Yesterday. Angelo co-produced the track with Kenny Diaz.
November 2009: Recording strings, drums, bass, vocals for Andre Mistier’s upcoming album. Angelo is co-producing.
October 2009: Majestic Music Factory at 127th AES Convention 2009 Visit our booth #580 at the Javits Convention Center, NYC (Oct 9-12)
October 2009: Rochelle Small, opera singer, recorded 5 arias with piano in our live room. With our Royer tube ribbon mic on her voice and a pair of vintage Neumann KM-54's the sound was incredible. Thanks, Rochelle, it was great to hear 5 arias in our room!
September 2009: We are nearing completion of our new location and are very excited! We’ve done extensive renovations to every room in the facility which include acoustic enhancement, adding our own 50 amp balanced power system and dedicated ground, Ethernet everywhere for networking, and of course making it look very cool! See our “before” and “after” photos for more on this.
July 2009: We spent 2 weeks recording tracks and doing rough mixes for Michael Jackson. We were working with producers James Porte and Eddie “Angel” Cascio who had been co-writing with Michael for an upcoming album. We were stunned to hear the news of Michael’s death shortly after delivering the tracks that he would sing to. Michael was an incredible talent and we were excited to be part of his music.
Frank Comentale, legendary studio designer (Hit Factory, Chung King, Wycleff Jean, P Diddy) has added huge custom built diffusing panels to the live room. The room sounds amazing now.
June 2009: In the studio with Katia Cadet (Grammy nominated for co-writing “911” with Wyclef Jean) mixing her new album, Boundless. http://www.katiacadet.com
May 2009: Found our new home. Former studio for the band, TV on The Radio. Located in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. We’ve signed the lease and are moving in!
April 2009: Finished mixes and mastering for Tina Sugandh’s album, Tabla Girl, which I’ve been producing (and co-wrote 7 songs).
March 2009: Producing Andre Mistier’s new album. http://www.myspace.com/ism
February 2009: Leaving Manhattan after 17 years for Brooklyn. Although Manhattan is still a great place to see live acts, the musicians have mostly moved out of town. The creative hub is now in Brooklyn (around Williamsburg and further east). Much of our gear is going into storage until we find a new studio. I’ve set up temporary space on 37th St (still Manhattan for now) to mix some projects until we can find a permanent home for the studio.
Older News :
Tina Sugandh’s “Break Me” hits #4 on Billboard Hot Dance chart. Co-written and produced by Angelo, this is the dance remix done by Chris Cox. Her album is due out spring ’09 on Razor and Tie records.
Angelo signs with manager Sandy Roberton, World’s End Management. www.worldsend.com
The Theme song to The Style Network's new show, "The Modern Girl" was co-written, recorded and mixed by Angelo Montrone. It features Jennifer Love Hewitt on vocals.
The Matisyahu "Live At Stubbs" produced, recorded and co-mixed (with Michael O’Reilly) by Angelo stays at #1 Billboard Reggae Chart for 6th week.
Los Lonely Boys: Both Angelo and Mike have worked on tracks for LLB. Mike recorded several cuts for their upcoming second album, and Angelo recorded and mixed an unplugged version of their hit "Heaven".
The Alejandro Escovedo tribute album "Por Vida" was mastered by Angelo (who also mixed the track that Los Lonely Boys contributed) . This project involved over thirty tracks received on virtually every format available (DAT, ½" tape 15ips, ½" tape 30ips, digital files of evey sample rate available) from artists ranging from Steve Earle, Sheila E, Cowboy Junkies, LLB, Lucinda Williams and many others. Every track was recorded and mixed at a different studio by different personnel so the challenge was to get it all to sound coherent. In the end, Stereophile Magazine gave it a positive review and among other things said "It sounds good!"
Pitty Sing: Angelo co-produced and mixed "The Wedding Song" on Pitty's EP release and mixed "We Know Better". He also mixed the interlude and intro sections for their critically acclaimed debut album last year