Recording Studio Services

RECORDING

 

Rift has everything an artist needs to make an incredible sounding record that is completely unique. We have an extensive collection of new and vintage microphones, amplifiers and instruments, with a Trident console and top-of-the-line Pro Tools HDX system. More importantly, Rift has the ‘holy grail’ of all New York studio commodities – space.

We have a devoted driveway and loading dock for you to unload your gear and park, and the capability to set up a full band in the enormous live room while simultaneously isolating amplifiers or individuals. Everyone will have their own space and their own headphone mix, and you will have access to our fully customizable colored lighting system that will change to suit the vibe of your project. All the gear in the world means nothing if you, the artist, aren’t completely comfortable. Our recording studio in New York City gives you the comfort, and quality to make your next project the best it can be. 

 

MIXING

 

Mixing with us will breathe life into your music through blending effects in the digital world with some of the most sought after analog outboard gear. We can provide a natural clarity to your mixes that let the instruments speak for themselves or give you a gritty, sludgy, huge rock sound.

We can then run it through one of our tape machines to add the glue that compresses the mix together. Our experience working with most genres of music enables us to mix quickly and effectively. Above all else, we take a collaborative approach and use your insight and feedback to deliver you a product that you are proud of.

 

STEM MIXING

 

We like to offer stem mixing to those who have recorded and mixed their project on their own. If you send us the various stems that make up the track, (i.e. drum stem, bass stem, guitars stem, keys stem, vocal stem), we can run them through the Trident console, through choice pieces of gear, through the tape machine, and print them back into Pro Tools.

This is a fast and inexpensive way to beef up your sound, get your drums to hit harder, your guitars to sizzle, and your vocals to soar without breaking the bank.

 

MASTERING

 

To most people, mastering is a bit of a mystery. In the modern music world, the line between mixing and mastering isn’t so clear anymore. As a result of the changing industry and varying standards across platforms, our approach to mastering is different for every song. By running your mixes through beautiful sounding analog gear, as well as using hi-fi plugins, we can retain the dynamics and integrity of your mix while giving it the processing it needs for CD, vinyl, and digital release.

We like to say that mastering is the icing on the cake. It finalizes the mix and makes it taste that much sweeter.

 

PRODUCTION

 

No matter what stage your project is in, from infancy to near completion, we can provide direction and the tools to get it done. We can help bands tighten songs, cut the fat, add harmonies and develop melodies, or simply provide you with a perspective as an unbiased, experienced, third party.

We can guide your musical style towards new horizons and establish a new, unique sound for you. We have a vast network of world class session musicians ready to work. To paraphrase a client of ours, our production is like salt – it makes food taste more like itself. Just as we want your music to sound like you.

As no two projects are the same, contact us to set up a meeting to discuss your project.