Lady Lamb's new album 'After'
Lady Lamb’s new album ‘After’

Lady Lamb‘s new album After was released in March and has garnered favorable reviews from the likes of The New York Times, Rolling Stone, NPRThe Village Voice, Consequence of Sound, Pitchfork, and PopMatters. The album was recorded at the studio and co-produced by our in-house engineer/producer Nadim Issa (see the Village Voice article for a nice mention). If you haven’t checked After out, give it a listen! It can be found on all the usual outlets.

We ‘ve been teaming up with BreakThruRadio (BTR) for some live in-studio performances. Check them out below! Everything is tracked live with no overdubs and no studio trickery.

Let Em In was recently featured in a SonicScoop* article exploring techniques for processing the mix buss. The “mix buss” is where all of the various tracks and layers in a session (e.g., individual guitar, bass, and drum tracks, etc.) get summed into one stereo channel. Processing this stereo channel can often instill a little more energy and life into a mix. Take a look at the article for house engineer Nadim’s take on buss compression.

*SonicScoop is an online music production and recording publication covering the NYC area. It is an excellent resource for local engineer/producers and bands alike.

Go To Mix Buss
Nadim Issa, attending to the mix buss

 

Nathan Parker Smith Large Ensemble‘s full-length album Not Dark Yet has been released on Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records.  Nathan Parker Smith composes heavy metal horn music. It is ferocious and intriguing music that has garnered favorable reviews from the likes of Burning Ambulance and Something Else! Reviews. The album was recorded at the studio. Check out a sampler below:

 

Synth-pop outfit Great Good Fine Ok recently released their Body Diamond EP, written and recorded at the studio (as well as various abodes). Check out their infectious tunes below:

 

Last but not least, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper was back in the studio working on the followup to her critically-aclaimed debut album Ripely Pine. Here’s a little shot of a recent string session for the album:

Co-producer Nadim Issa with Cellist Emily Hope Price and Violinist Emily Holden, for Lady Lamb the Beekeeper's sophomore studio album.
Co-producer Nadim Issa (center) with cellist Emily Hope Price (left) and violinist Emily Holden (right), for Lady Lamb the Beekeeper’s sophomore studio album.

Ingrid Michaelson’s new album, Lights Out is out April 15. We had the pleasure of working with Ingrid and her drummer Elliot Jacobson to track some drums and percussion for a few songs. Check out the songs “Warpath” and “You Got Me” for a taste of what we worked on here.

lightsout

 

 

Dinowalrus’ upcoming third album, Complexion was recorded entirely at the studio. Produced by the band, engineered by our own Nadim Issa, and mixed by Jorge Elbrecht, the album is scheduled to be released on June 3.  The first single off of the album, entitled “Psychic Pharmacy” is quite the space disco jam. Check it out on stereogum or consequence of sound.

complexion

Every now and again we get to work on a film project. Such was the case when actress Mackenzie Davis came in to record the jazz standard “After You’ve Gone” for the movie That Awkward Moment, starring Zach Efron, Michael B. Jordan, and Miles Teller. The recording was used prominently in a bar scene. Check out the song below.

Bonne année! We’re pleased to announce that Silent Cynic, the new album by Sophie Madeline was released this month. It was recorded at the studio and co-produced by Nadim Issa. Preview the whole album below:

 

Pearl and the Beard nears completion on their new album:

Pearl and the Beard

Pearl and the Beard

Pearl and the Beard

 

It’s been a while since we posted, but it has been a great 2013. We are thrilled to have a new isolation booth, big enough to accommodate a drum set.  We’re also the proud new owners of a custom mixing desk designed by François Chambard. It is an inspiring piece to say the least!
Control Room
Our new mixing desk, designed by François Chambard
We’ve been teaming up with online publication The Wild Honey Pie for their Buzzsession series. For each Buzzsession, a band’s live performance is filmed and recorded at various locations in New York City. Here are a couple recent sessions that we worked on:

Sophie Madeleine was in the studio over the summer and early fall recording her lovely album Silent Cynic (produced by Nadim Issa).

We are pleased to announce that Pearl and the Beard is currently in the studio working with Nadim on their new album:

Pearl and the Beard at Let 'Em In
Pearl and the Beard tearing it up at Let ‘Em In

Ingrid Michaelson was in the studio to work on her upcoming album with drummer Elliot Jacobson and producer Chris Kuffner. Elliot  also came to record drums for Bess Rodger’s cover of Elliot Smith’s “Everything Means Nothing to Me”. A frequent guest at the studio, he was also recently featured in this Mansome video on how to play drums, shot at Let ‘Em In.

Field Mouse was in recording vocals for their forthcoming LP.

Producer Luke Moellman, a Let ‘Em In regular, has recently worked on a variety of projects at the studio including work on Lewis’ single “Hunter”, a forthcoming album by the Nathan Parker Smith large ensemble, and experimental jazz album Alligator Skin (clips below):

Golden Suits‘ lovely eponymous debut album was released on Yep Roc records this past August. Much of the album was recorded at the studio.