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The Colgate College Resolutions
Co-ed A Cappella
Hamilton, NY
ColgateResolutions.com

" Working with James on our past 2 CDs has been so much fun! His ear was always spot on during recording sessions, and he was more than accommodating with his schedule to give us just the sounds we wanted. James is awesome!!!" The Resos





Columbia University's Pizmon
Co-ed Jewish A Cappella
New York, NY
Pizmon.org

"James was a pleasure to work with. We got things done quickly and thoroughly, and he really knows his stuff! He took us all the way from recording to mastering, and he did an amazing job across the board." Ben, Pizmon





The Bensonians of Fairfield University
Men's A Cappella
Fairfield, CT
Bensonians on Facebook

"We just recorded our first album and we were so glad we chose James and JBS Recording to record and mix our album. Not everyone is so flexible and helpful, especially with groups that have questions regarding the process. James knows exactly what he's doing and he even helped us through our physical and digital release processes. We couldn't be happier with our choice! Thanks so much and we look forward to using you again! " Ben, The Bensonians





The Shwiffs of Connecticut College
Women's A Cappella
New London, CT
Showiffs.com

"Working with James on our album was the best decision we ever could have made. From day one, James was supportive and responsive with any questions or worries we had about the album process. During our recording sessions, James was patient and enjoyable to be around, but also demonstrated extreme knowledge about music and offered great advice on how to make our album the best it could possibly be. The album turned out better than we ever could’ve imagined and it really would not have been possible without his consistent support, attentiveness, and professionalism.; Jessie, The Shwiffs





Columbia University's S'madar
Women's Jewish A Cappella
New York, NY
Facebook.com/SmadarAcappella

"Working with James has been a pleasure and privilege. His efficiency and timeliness is topped only by the thoughtfulness and level of care he puts into each project, and the quality of his work. " Lauren, S'madar





Franklin and Marshall's Sweet Ophelia
Women's A Cappella
Lancaster, PA
Facebook.com/SweetOphelia

" ...these are UNREAL!!!! They sound better than I ever imagined they would. You addressed my notes so well! We are so happy. Thank you SO much!" Sweet Ophelia





The Vassar College Devils
Co-Ed A Cappella
Poughkeepsie, NY
Vsa.Vassar.edu/~devils

"Recording our album with James was an all-around wonderful experience. Not only is he an expert at the technical aspects of the process, but he also respected our group's style and direction, while providing helpful commentary and suggestions to aid us in creating the sound we strive for."
Naomi, The Vassar Devils






The Middlebury College Paradiddles
Women's A Cappella
Middlebury, NY
middleburyparadiddles.wordpress.com

"Thank you so much for all of the work you put into producing our CD. It is our first, and we are all extremely excited about listening to it and sharing it!" The Paradiddles



Edensong

Edensong
Progressive Rock
New York, NY
EdensongTheBand.com
Facebook.com/Edensongtheband
Myspace.com/Edensong



Edensong

Rachel Walker
R&B
New York, NY
RachelWalkerOnline.com
Myspace.com/raemelrockswell

"A special thank you to James Byron Schoen, www.JBSRecording.com. Words can't express how grateful I am for the journey that led to you...I had a blast working with you and I appreciate your dedication to the project. Because of you, I have more than an album project: This album is a musical experience." Rachel Walker





New Beard
Rock
New York, NY
NewBeardCity.com

"James has a way of somehow going inside your head and effortlessly dragging your music out sounding like you only dreamed it might. He finally unleashed the rock beast side of New Beard, without ever falling back on standard sounds or using genre conventions. James accommodated my every request, while offering solid wisdom and ideas of his own. In a nutshell, he combines talent, creativity, extreme flexibility and is a consummate professional. I have never felt more supported or safe in a recording session. First in class." Ben, New Beard



Edensong

CKAY
Pop/Rock
New York, NY
Facebook.com/CKAYMusic





Wesleyan University's Notably Sharp
Co-ed A Cappella
Middletown, CT
Facebook.com/NotablySharp





The Boston College Heightsmen
Men's A Cappella
Chestnut Hill, MA
bc.edu/clubs/heightsmen





The Wellesley Widows
Women's A Cappella
Wellesley, MA
WellesleyWidows.com



Edensong

Hamilton College's Tumbling After
Women's A Cappella
Clinton, NY
TumblingAfter.org





The Wellesley Tupelos
Women's A Cappella
Wellesley, MA
WCTupelos.com





The Cornell University Callbaxx
Women's A Cappella
Ithaca, NY
CUCallbaxx.com





The Poor Richards of Franklin and Marshall
Co-ed A Cappella
Lancaster, PA
The Poor Richards





Keene State's Chock Full 'O Notes
Co-ed A Cappella
Keene, NH
CFoN on Facebook





Elizabethtown College's Melica
Women's A Cappella
Elizabethtown, PA
Groups.eTown.edu/Melica





The Trinity College Trinitones
Women's A Cappella
Hartford, CT
TrinityTrinitones.com





The Williams College Octet
Men's A Cappella
Williamstown, MA
WilliamsOctet.com





The Williams College Springstreeters
Men's A Cappella
Williamstown, MA
Springstreeters.com





The Columbia Kingsmen
Men's A Cappella
New York, NY
Columbia.edu/cu/Kingsmen





The Skidmore Accents
Women's A Cappella
Saratoga Springs, NY
Facebook.com/SkidmoreAccents





The Boston College Sharps
Women's A Cappella
Chestnut Hill, MA
BCSharps.wix.com





Boston College's Shaan
Co-ed A Cappella
Chestnut Hill, MA
Facebook.com/Shaan





The Smith College Smiffenpoofs
Women's A Cappella
Northampton, MA
TheSmiffenpoofs.Wordpress.com





The Dartmouth College Rockapellas
Women's A Cappella
Hanover, NH
Rockapellas.com/





Columbia University's Notes and Keys
Co-ed A Cappella
New York, NY
columbia.edu/cu/notesandkeys





Shadow Circus
Progressive Rock
New York, NY
ShadowCircusMusic.com





Daniel Emond
Singer/Songwriter
New York/North Carolina
reverbnation.com/danielemond





Gerry Gartenberg
Voice Over
New York, NY
GerryGVO.com





EmZ Music
Rock/Pop
New York, NY
EmZMusic.com




Authentic Entertainment ("Toddlers & Tiaras")
TV
Los Angeles, CA
AuthenticTV.com




KHJ Brand Activation
Marketing
Boston, MA
KHJ.com





Greg Barris
Comedian
New York, NY
gregbarris.com





ME Grant
Pop
New York, NY
facebook.com/megrantmusic





Divine Records
Urban
White Plains, NY
Facebook.com/DivineRec





Hands Down Productions
Theater
Sleepy Hollow, NY
HandsDownProductions.net





Xavier Simmons
Rock/Pop
Mt. Kisco, NY
SoundCloud.com/Xavier-Simmons





Noah Baerman
Jazz
Middletown, CT
NoahJazz.com





Oneironaught
Progressive Metal
Brooklyn, NY
Oneironaught-Band.Bandcamp.com




Ryan Berthod
Pop/Rock
White Plains, NY





Paul Anthony Rivers - Sources for Students
Audio Book
New York, NY
SourcesForStudents.com





Strange!
Sci Fi Web Series
New York, NY
YouTube.com





Ian Carleton
Alternative Folk
White Plains, NY





Akeino Jr
Rap
Mt. Vernon, NY




Los Gringos Locos
Hard Rock
New Rochelle, NY




Lou Fortunate
Childrens
White Plains, NY




EMC Corporation
Web Series
New York, NY
EMC.com





Barry Seroff
Classical Composer
Easton, CT
BarrySeroff.net





The Wandering Cellist
Classical/Rock
New York, NY
CelloMike.com



Edensong

Vassar College's
Measure 4 Measure

Women's A Cappella
Poughkeepsie, NY
vsa.Vassar.edu/~m4m

"Thank you so much for all your help with our recording. We appreciate your patience and guidance and look forward to working with you again in the future."
M4M





The Vassar College Accidentals
Men's A Cappella
Poughkeepsie, NY
AxxiesOnFacebook





The Middlebury College Mountain Ayres
Madrigal/Early Music
Middlebury, VT
Community.Middlebury.edu

"It's refreshing to really know and trust the person who will be recording, mixing, and mastering your music. James provides the right balance between a friendly person that gets along well with college students and a professional who really wants your music to be of the highest quality it can be. His experiences as a singer and musician allow him insight into your goals for creating a CD. He works hard and is very accessible."
Ryan, The Mountain Ayres

"The group has been very pleased with the CD--your post-recording editing really improved our sound! It was really beneficial to us as a group to record in a space we were familiar with, so thank you for making the trek up to Middlebury rather than having us go somewhere. I felt you were very professional yet not stilted. You were easy to work with, and exceptionally accommodating. What's more, you were very patient with us while we squabbled about dynamics or whether to do another take! And you did all of this for a very manageable fee!"
Michael, The Mountain Ayres





New York University's Ani V'Ata
Co-ed Jewish A Cappella
Amherst, MA






The Middlebury College Bobolinks
Co-ed A Cappella
Middlebury, VT
hcommunity.middlebury.edu
/~bobolink/


"We all had a wonderful time recording with JBS. He was very professional, flexible, and knew exactly how to attack recording an a cappella group (an art in and of itself). Our finished product was head over heels better than our previous records, and with a much lighter price tag. We can't wait to work with James again." Mark, Bobolinks





The Middlebury College Mamajamas
Co-ed A Cappella
Middlebury, VT
Community.middlebury.edu
/~mamajama

"The Mamajamas truly admired the patience and technical knowledge James provided for meeting our recording goals at the right price. We sincerely value this gem of the recording world, who placed an album in our hands in no time! Thank you!"
Patch, The Mamajamas



Edensong

The George Washington University Sirens
Women's A Cappella
Washington, DC
Studentorgs.GWU.edu/sirens





The The Muhlenberg College Dynamics
Co-ed A Cappella
Allentown, PA
Myspace.com/
MuhlenbergDynamics






Astronaut Down
Progressive Rock
New York, NY
AstronautDown.com
Myspace.com/AstronautDown

"James is a professional and a true musician, putting the utmost care into achieving the ideal sound in his recording. He is an absolute pleasure to work with, and the end result of his meticulous craftsmanship is a major studio-quality product, within a realistic budget. We are thrilled with the depth and clarity of the drum tracks on our album, and cannot recommend JBS Recording highly enough." Joe Morse, Astronaut Down





The Bowdoin College Longfellows
Men's A Cappella
Brunswick, ME
TheLongFellows.com

"James was great to work with. He had an extremely flexible schedule and was more than willing to experiment with many different recording techniques to achieve the sound we were looking for. We couldn't be happier with the way our CD turned out." Jonathan Rollins, The Longfellows






The Vassar College
Night Owls

Women's A Cappella
Poughkeepsie, NY
VSA.Vassar.edu/~nightowls

"We were really enthusiastic to record, but also nervous because we had never before recorded as a group. James was warm, friendly and welcoming and guided us through the recording process with infinite patience (even after three 12-hour days in a row...). We're all a bit ambitious and prone to perfectionism; but James is as well, so each track received as much (or more) attention and care as we had hoped for. An extremely musical person, he gave us invaluable feedback every step of the way and tailored the entire approach to our group's dynamic and sound. It can be difficult to record a cappella music intended for performance, and we wanted to sound like the best live version of ourselves on the CD. James exceeded our expectations and gave us a fabulous final product and even took care of all of the logistics for getting the CD mass-reproduced and shipped to us. He comes highly recommended by us!"





Brandeis University's Proscenium
Co-ed A Cappella
Waltham, MA
people.brandeis.edu/~proscenium/



Edensong

Skidmore College's Drastic Measures
Co-Ed A Cappella
Saratoga Springs, NY
Skidmore.edu/studentorgs/
drastics


"Thank you so much for everything.  These tracks all sound better than any of us imagined they could..."
Anne, Drastic Measures



"With your help, the Drastics are entering a new echelon of acapella greatness!!!"
Bryce, Drastic Measures





Brown University/RISD’s Harmonic Motion
Co-Ed A Cappella
Providence, RI
Brown.edu/Students/
Harmonic_Motion

"Our group struggled to find a recording studio that produced high quality sound without charging a ridiculous amount of money. When James sent us an email about JBS Recording, we were immediately impressed by both the efficiency (we could record up to 5 songs in a day) and the great price of his services. I was pleased that we could record as an entire group together and still preserve the editing capabilities of individual voice parts, soloist, and percussion. We recorded on our own campus without having to travel, which was extremely convenient for our rather large group. We finished our CD in the following year within our limited budget, and couldn't have been more pleased. James was dedicated to making the CD sound exactly as we wanted, and cared a great deal about our comments, input and suggestions. We will certainly be recording with him again!"
Lena, Harmonic Motion




The Wesleyan University New Group
Co-Ed A Cappella
Middletown, CT





Wesleyan University's Quasimodal
Co-Ed A Cappella
Middletown, CT

Working with James on our CD couldn't have been a better experience. Not only was he extremely helpful with all musical aspects of the process, he was also always just a great guy to spend the day with. His musical expertise really came in handy at times of indecision or uncertainty--he even conducted for us when we needed it! He made the long days of recording that much more enjoyable. And the final mixed, mastered product...fantastic. A really professional CD that couldn't have sounded better anywhere else. Seriously, go with James. Seriously Seth, Quasimodal


"The recording sessions in which we worked with James made for truly a great experience. James was just as interested in how our voices sounded as we were, not to mention his great attentiveness to all of the technical aspects of our cd's sound (obviously because he is a great recording technician)! We are sooo pleased with the final product as the recording was enjoyable and well-priced, including the fact that we received the master copy in no time! Thanks James!" Amanda, Quasimodal





The Skidmore College Sonneteers
Women's A Cappella
Saratoga Springs, NY
Skidmore.edu/studentorgs/
sonneteers





Parcero
Hip Hop
New York, NY
Myspace.com/parceromusic87

"No better Space,no better Sound, no better knowledge. Been making music and living my dreams for over 10 years with JBS and it is trully unforgettable. Never a business relationship... Music without horizons." Parcero Bermudez





Babijoker
Hip Hop
New York, NY
Myspace.com/jokerxvida





White Kids N Reverse
Hip Hop
New York, NY
WhiteKidsNR.com





Lapis
Classical, Jazz, Improv, Avant-Garde
New York, NY
Myspace.com/lapisimprov

"James Schoen was accomodating, remained flexible through various setbacks and produced a beautiful recording in an unlikely location. His expertise led to a wonderfully smooth session that resulted in a record done in a single day! We cannot recommend him highly enough."
Barry, Lapis






Wesleyan University’s Onomatopoeia
Women's A Cappella
Middletown, CT
Wesleyan.edu/wsa/
onomatopoeia

"It's been a while getting through the email chain, but i just listened to the CD and it sounds fabulous! You did a great job, as usual. I just wanted to say thank you so, so much!"
Caitlin, Onomatopoeia





The Lehigh University Echoes
Women's A Cappella
Bethlehem, PA
Freewebs.com/lehighechoes

"Working with James was such an awesome experience! He is completely professional and fun to work with as well. The fact that he can travel to your location is incredibly convenient and he was very efficient during the recording process. While mixing the CD, he allowed the music manager to work with him in order to give feedback on the original recording - which was great as well. Our group couldn't be happier with the CD that James delivered and we definitely recommend him for any recording job in the future!"
The Lehigh Echoes





The Yale University Shades
Co-ed A Capella
New Haven, CT
Yale.edu/shades





The Amherst College Sabrinas
Women’s A Cappella
Amherst, MA
Amherst.edu/~sabrinas





Muhlenberg College’s InAcchord
Co-ed A Cappella
Allentown, PA
Myspace.com/inacchord





Bowdoin College's
Boka

Co-ed A Cappella
Brunswick, ME
freewebs.com/bokaacappella/index.htm





The Station Myth
Indie Rock
New York, NY
TheStationMyth.com Myspace.com/thestationmyth





Kid Nixon
Indie Rock
New York, NY





Alex Feigin
Singer/Songwriter
New York/Indiana
AlexOnSoundclick





Kelly McIntyre
Singer/Songwriter
Newton, MA





Ricardo Rios
Mariachi
White Plains, NY





Smooth Operations
Radio Documentaries for BBC
UK
SmoothOperations.com





The Jazz Groove
Internet Radio
USA
TheJazzGroove.com





Grok
Marketing/Advertising
New York, NY
Grok-NY.com





Fenix Intl
Personalized composition for Electronic Device
San Francisco, CA
FenixIntl.com





Gildan Media
Audio-book Publishing Company
New York, NY
GildanMedia.com





Mark Stevens
Author
New York, NY
MSco.com





Eric Meyers
Voiceover/Actor
London, UK
EricMeyers.net





Chris Daven / AU
Hip-Hop/Dance
New York, NY





Matt Greene
Rock/Folk





Hanalea
Classical/New Age
Los Angeles, CA





Shwinn Ricci
Rap
Cambridge, MA





Big Wayde
Rap
White Plains, NY




John Federico
Arranger
White Plains, NY




Max Yanker
Rock/Pop
White Plains, NY




Ben Gartenberg
Rock/Pop
White Plains, NY




Marcus Carr
Rap
New Haven, CT





Phor
Rap
Chicago/New York



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