Vinegar Hill Sound is a full-service recording studio in Dumbo, Brooklyn owned and operated by producer/mixer/engineer Reed Black. VHS offers fantastic analog gear in spacious rooms with 16-foot ceilings that give musical performances a rich sonic depth. A soulful 1923 Steinway L grand piano and a Hammond A-100 organ fill out a large live room that sounds equally explosive for drums, acoustic or electric guitar, upright bass or vocals.
Our layout is especially useful for full band or full rhythm-section recordings, when artists are interested in capturing the energy of a live performance without sacrificing the control and separation of modern studio techniques. If the band or producer needs isolation, a large iso-booth for guitar and bass amps makes for an easy way to keep the various mics well-protected from bleed. Bring the vocalist into the control room and you can try for full-band takes and still fix mistakes after the fact. Or bring everyone into the live room at once and give your record that perfectly-blended character.
VHS is a top-notch recording facility with an approachable vibe and character to make you feel at home. Come make something great with us.
For bookings please write firstname.lastname@example.org or call (917) 688-4208.
4 hour minimum for first-time bookings. Special full-day lockout and weekly rates available.
Read Sonic Scoop's recent feature article about the studio here.
Read Mix Magazine's recent regional overview of studio work here.