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.
At Vinegar Hill Sound, we focus on Indie Rock, Alternative, Pop, Americana, Folk, Funk and Soul – but we also spend a good deal of time working with Classical, Jazz and New Music artists due to the rich acoustics of our space and the deep musical training of our engineer.
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 iso-booth or 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.
Read Sonic Scoop's recent feature article about the studio here.
Read Mix Magazine's recent regional overview of studio work here.