As we celebrate our twentieth year as a full time multi-room recording studio we have big news to announce. As of 10/1 we will be moving from our home of the past 13 years Union City, NJ and relocating to lovely Fort Greene, Brooklyn. The sound and work that we have been known for the last two decades will only be growing as we make our new home. We are really excited about our new space and the great records we’re gonna make there. We are presently booking the new studio so get in touch if you want to make a record!
You have probably recorded at other studios in the past, our studio is much different than what you’ve probably experienced.
- Your Own Sound. We work with you to find a sound that is unique and your own. We fill-in the blanks when you don’t know what you want and when you do know what you want we help achieve your vision. We wrote the definitive guide to how bands develop their sound Processing Creativity: The Tools, Practices And Habits Used To Make Music You’re Happy With and knows how to help you develop a sound that is both yours and feels emotionally powerful when listeners hear it, with countless records we’ve made with bands who have gone on to iconic status to back up that our knowledge with records that people love.
- Creative Tools To Make Your Record. With a 500sq. ft live room 25+ drums, 15+ guitars, 25+ amps, 40+ pedals, 8 of the best analog keyboards, all the top digital synths, tons of percussion instruments, we have a creative environment where you can choose different tones to make your record sound great and how you want.
- Lasting Relationships. We make lasting relationships with musicians, if you look through our discography you see names repeat over and over again as musicians keep coming back over and over again often for over a decade.
- Breaking New Bands – Time and time again our studio is where bands make their early records that get them popular. We make records people listen to every day, that are affordable for bands. If you want to try us out for one song we have special rates to see how much better your music could sound.
- Help And Support. Jesse knows how to promote your music, as the author of the highest rated music business book on Amazon taught in over a dozen universities, Get More Fans: The DIY Guide To The Music Business, he offers help and advice to every band that comes through the studio on how to promote your music.
- Experience: Everywhere you go these days another person has put down $3,000 and bought some recording equipment. They tell you that they are going to do a great job on your record but that never seems to happen. When you record with us you are not waiting for us to learn the equipment/software. Broken and miswired equipment is never bogging down your session. You will never have to worry about us not knowing obvious answers to how to fix the million things that can go wrong in a session.
- Equipment: Since the beginning, our philosophy has been to only stock our studio with professional quality equipment. When you look through our equipment list you can see we have a wide variety of instruments so any tone you can imagine can be made here. We have never bought into cheesy Guitar Center gimmick equipment and flavor of the month deals. We came up working in the studios that have been making your favorite records for years and learned what they use and how to use it. We have only the best vintage and modern equipment.
- Value: We turn out an amazing, high-quality song in a timely manner that stays on budget. We try to accommodate any budget. Trust me, you can afford to record here! With many of our pricing plans, your band can be working in 2 studios at once that is stocked with top of the line equipment with experienced producers. Giving your band a chance to get a real sounding record at an insanely low price. By doing this you have the time to get professional production in very little time and or very little money.
We’ve had some great records come out we have done with Romp, Morning Glory, Brock Landers, Feeny, Leftover Crack and many more!
What an awesome year it’s been! First up, Jesse released the second edition of his book Get More Fans: The DIY Guide To The New Music Business, and it has become the highest rated book on the music business in both the Amazon book store and the Kindle store. It has also become a textbook for music business students at half a dozen schools across the country. He also launched two podcasts one called Off The Record where him and Zack Zarrillo (Property of Zack, Jade Tree & Bad Timing Records) give advice to musicians, discuss music business and tech. The second Jesse Cannon Talks To, interviews some of today’s best minds on their creative process.
The studio has been adding some killer gear including a new Les Paul Studio, a Bogner Ecstasy and 2x 12 cab, DW Titanium snare, some ribbon mics, Earthquaker Devices pedals and a ton more. We have been lucky enough to record some great records with Somos, Knuckle Puck, 9 Lives, The Dictators, Osaka Pop Star, Crown of Thorns, The FTW, Syrens, Can You Keep A Secret, and tons, tons more. We also mastered some great records from Kevin Devine, Park, Knuckle Puck, LifeEaters, Mansions, Unifier, Heavyweights and many more.
First up we did two new songs with Somos that we are super proud of.
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We did a killer EP of twee, fun punk with a great band called ROMP
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We’ve been doing some great new surf-y girl pop songs with Hey Anna, here’s the first of them to be released.
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Watch a fun video of us making the new Jukebox Zeroes record!
We’ve made two greap EPs with NJ pop punk act Losing Streak in the past few months
Jesse mixed a cool 90’s influenced rock record from Patterns & Waves
Jesse’s been mixing some great and interesting songs from Kenya
We did a killer EP with Have A Good Season
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Save Face put out another great EP of super aggressive punk that we did with them.
Morning Glory released an AMAZING video from their War Psalms record which came out a few months ago on Fat Wreckchords
We mixed another great LP from Late Cambrian, check out the first video!
LoveElectric released a great video from a sick pop rock song we did with them
A cartoon rock band? Yep check out p0ny!
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Myself in Mirrors put out a great EP off the EP we did with them.
We’ve been making a new Ep with The Strange Times and they released a killer video from the last EP we did with them
We mixed a killer popy punk record from Latin America’s Aurum
Jesse mixed a killer power pop LP from Days of Light Gravity
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Jesse mixed a killer EP of new wave metal prog punk. Sound crazy? Give Americans UK a listen.
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Jesse mixed a cool EP of Twinkly emo from Doxa
Ascending From Ashes released a great video from the last EP we did with them.
Hey Everyone! Tons of exciting things going on since we last updated you. First off, Jesse has been doing some really exciting stuff with the awesome company CreativeLive. If you are interested in recording check out the classes on The Fundamentals of Mixing Rock & EDM and DIY Mastering. He also did two really cool podcasts where he talked about recording and the music business with AbsolutePunk and Stuff You Will Hate.
In addition to that we’ve been doing some really good records. Save Face, Americans UK, Joyride, The Ride Down, Streetz on Fire, Have A Good Season, Kenya and tons more. Mastering records for bands like Sheer Terror, Unifier, She’s Alive, Shoots and Ladders, Valencia, and tons more.
One of the best records we did last year was with a fantastic groups called Somos. Pitchfork is loving their new record and so do we. If you like melodic, proggy punk with a smart lyrical edge you would be a fool to not check out this record.
We got to do a great song with one of our favorite artists Rooky and get to work with the legend DMC of Run DMC.
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We did two great songs with the fantastic pop group LovElectric. Check them out below.
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We did a great record of 90’s rock influenced jams with Patterns & Waves. I really love this record.
You want to hear a hilarious pop punk song. Great! Nobody Does This has one for you right here –
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We did a really poppy punk record with the great NJ dudes The Stolen.
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If you love your punk a little weird with politically charged lyrics I cannot recommend this great record enough that we did with The Strange Times.
Check out Strongwater’s fantastic punk EP
Wow! 2013 has been CRAZY. First off Jesse’s book, Get More Fans: The DIY Guide To The New Music Business has been a MASSIVE success and is one of the best selling music business books of 2013. It has received tons of glowing reviews. As you can see in the picture to the left, Jesse was recently featured in Tape Op Magazine, a proud moment in any producer’s career. Additionally, Jesse is teaching a really cool class on DIY mastering for the very cool folks at CreativeLIVE. If you are trying to get better at recording you should definitely check out all of the amazing tutorials they have up.
The real question is, what has been going on at CFS? We have done some really cool records with Crosstown Train, Strange Times, Drunken Pumpkin, Dead Leaf Echo, LovElectric, Garden of Arcadia, Merciless, Benny Mardones, Pony, Darren Smith, Late Cambrian, Noise Brigade, Ascending From Ashes, Save Face, Somos, The Regressives and a couple of other cool projects that are still under wraps.
Jesse has mastered some great records from Thief Club, Those Modern Cavemen, Stug Fent, Sensual Harassment, Ally Burnett, The Naked Heroes, Figures of Light, On Your Marks,Flaming Nosebleed Streetz On Fire, Unifier, My Brother My Sister and about one hundred more. The coolest thing Jesse got to do in recent times was a vinyl remaster for Acceptance’s classic record, Phantoms. The record has long been one of favorites and getting to be a part of this amazing release was a highlight of our long career.
Mike has been producing records with groups like Joyride, The Ride Down, Fun University and a bunch of other cool acts.
The majority of the past few months was taken up doing the new Morning Glory record. We did 27 tracks with them and it truly exceeded our own high expectations. Brian from Dresden Dolls absolutely killed the drum tracks. If you don’t believe us check out the first Halloween-themed sneak peak.
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Can I just tell you how much I love Hey Anna? If you love pop hook over surfy girl pop you will too!
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Check out MTV giving big ups to Sensual Harassment’s single “Capri Suntan” that Jesse mixed
Do you miss the days when NOFX, Lagwagon and NUFAN ruled the punk world? Awesome, you’re gonna LOVE Blk Galaga
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We got to do an awesome punk rock record with the talented Strongwater, if you like punk with a sense of humor you don’t want to miss their track “Bitten by A Hipster”. No really, you don’t.
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Do you wish Dillinger Escape Plan was listening to The National when making Calculating Infinity? Well then let me introduce you to The Color Nothing –
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We got to work with a few strapping young lads who go by Myself in Mirrors on they’re cool melodic hardcore EP.
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Case Closed released an awesome EP we made with them earlier this year, if you like your rock edgy and moody, you’ll like this
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Long time no speak! We’ve been so busy it’s been hard to even process what has been going on. First off the biggest news is Jesse has released his book Get More Fans: The DIY Guide To The New Music Business. The book extensively explains everything a musician can be doing to promote their music and build a fanbase. It is written from all the knowledge Jesse has learn managing bands like Man Overboard and Transit and his years working in nearly every field of the music business. You can get a copy on your favorite medium by going here.
When it comes to recording a lot has been going on here too. We’ve done amazing stuff with groups like Nobody Does This, Hey Anna, Ascending From Ashes, Chantelle DiBrava, The Regressives, Late Cambrian, Case Closed, Victoria Watts, Darren Smith and Cyanotic.
Mike Oettinger has been producing some great stuff on his own for acts like Secondhand Smoke, Ross Reed, Chance Black and Crosstown Train. Jesse has mastered so many great records lately, some highlights have included Cold Fur, Thief Club, Oddatee, Yes Virginia and our friend Rob Freeman from Audio Pilot studio‘s fantastic solo record. Some cool stuff we have done has seen the light of day. First off we mixed and mastered a great record by a band you are sure to hear more from call The Braces. The record is out via Paper + Plastick Records and if you love pop punk you shouldn’t miss it. [youtube qgQZE-cs19c 600 400]
Unifier’s fantastic record Colorado is finally out and is a must hear record for fans of Foo Fighters, JEW with some pop punk leanings. [youtube Zx143rbGTwY 600 400]
Morning Glory made a hilarious video for their awesome song “Born To December” if you were curious how an orchestra sound in a rock song recorded in our studio set to a hilarious music video, you have the answer here:
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Forever Losing Sleep have been releasing a handful of songs we have been doing together, check out their stuff here
Terra Terra Terra released their record and we couldn't be more proud of this soft alternative rock masterpiece. Here's a cool track we did with Ryan LaLuna of moody alternative rock pop. We made a killer record with a young band called Losing Streak. Be on the lookout for what these guys do!
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Wow, Crazy summer. We were supper busy as always doing great stuff with Chantele DiBrava, FLS, Colin Schiller and The Reactions, Possum & The Panther, My Life On Film, and Lake Effect. Let’s get to the show and tell…
Sensual Harassment unveiled the first of a dozen songs we mixed for them. Check out this insane video that has been featured on tons of blogs like Vice, Paper, Dazed & Confused etc.
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Morning Glory’s record just came out on Fat Wreckchords and every review seems to be saying some amazing record of the year type things. If you haven’t checked it out, watch this video.
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We mixed and mastered an awesome track from Streetz On Fire. Gold Medal Trap Beats!
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We made a great EP with the group Rockets On Wire and this is the first song they have put up from it.
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We tracked drums and mixed Late Cambrian’s EP and they made this killer video for their first single.
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As you can see on the left the live room is all done with treatment and looking awesome! As usual we have been nothing but busy. This past month saw us doing tracks with Nightlight, Late Cambrian, Osaka Popstar and FLS. We also turned out a killer EPs with Case Closed and Streetz on Fire. Producer Alap Momin tracked some heavy basic tracks with Clean Teeth, which he finished up back at his own studio. Most of June was spent doing an amazing LP with our friends in Future Ghosts. During that time some songs we did saw the light of day!
Be Easy just posted the first single off their record we did with them and if you love pop punk you gotta check out this record.
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Nightlight posted one of the best songs we have done with him, the summer party anthem “Whip It Out”
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We have been posting a lot about this Follow Your Hero record we did and we are glad to see people are really liking it. You can stream the whole thing below
Finally! Thank You Scientist posted a video with some behind the scenes shots of the record we did together. The record has been getting nothing but rave reviews so if you are a fan of some prog madness you definitely need to check it out.
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Wow, what a crazy two months! We finally finished all of our construction and the studio is looking killer, should have some way cool pics coming this week, till then you can check out these. We also got some cool equipment like a Bogner head and cab, Orange Dual Terror, Vox AC15. Fender Bandmaster with a cab and a unreal sounding Fender Frankenstrat.
While doing all of that, we managed to do a lot of records! Possum & The Panther, Sensual Harassment, Chance Black and Nightlight all have been doing great stuff here. We also mastered tons of killer stuff from Hawthorne Heights, Breathing Blue, Oddatee, Mayve, She Alive and Jason Bauer. Thank You Scientist took up the majority of our May. It was a crazy time of recording Fretless Guitars, Violins, Trumpets, Shamisin and even the awesome Bumblefoot from Guns N Roses stopped by to lend an ear. They already posted the first single from this killer record of prog/metal/latin/jazz/pop/everything you can think of awesomeness. Check it out below!
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We mastered the new Hawthorne Heights EP which has a full stream on MySpace here.
Right after that we welcomed Georgia’s Be Easy to lay down some kick ass Through Being Cool like pop punk jams. These guys made a killer record and we can’t wait to post a song from it. Below is a video that shows the fun we had making this record! [youtube T_WdsUUHwm8 600 400]
Some other stuff we did a while ago recently popped up-
Osaka Popstar and Juicehead got a download of their cover of Fugazi’s “Waiting Room” up on Rolling Stone.com. We did some cool remixing on this song and are really psyched with it. Jesse also just finished up tracking some fun new stuff with Osaka Popstar that will see the light of the day on Misfits Records soon.
The Ten Cent Fuck Flicks record we did on a generator in one weekend with no electricity is now out and I have to say we are pretty psyched on how bad ass this rock came out. Check it below.
Our friends in Follow Your Hero put up a preview of the EP we did with them. We are really looking forward to this EP seeing the light of day since it has some killer tracks. You can see how some of it was made in the video below.
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