Shelter Island Sound
In October 1988 the studio opened on Shelter Island, two hours
east of NYC. Producer/ engineer Steve Addabbo purchased all
of the equipment from a well respected east side studio that
was closing and set up the studio in the basement of his home.
The timing was perfect, Steve had just had a huge success
with Suzanne Vega's "Solitude Standing" album and
Shawn Colvin had just been signed to Columbia records. Steve
and the studio began working on Colvin's debut album, "Steady
On"(a Grammy Winner), Eric Andersen's classic, "Ghosts
Upon the Road" and other major label and indy projects.
In October 1990, the studio was moved to its present location
at 30 West 21st Street in New York City. Gutting the entire
seventh floor, Steve designed the layout of the studio and
the adjoining AGF management offices.The control room and
studio were floated with sand filled floors. The acoustics
were fine tuned with noted studio acoustician, Jim Falconer,
resulting in a comfortable, true control room and recording
studio that has hosted some of the most respected drummers,
instrumentalists and singers in the world.
Now in its fourteenth year of operation, the studio continues
to be a vital part of the New York recording and mixing scene.