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.


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