JBS Studio

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JBS White Plains Studio welcomes recording projects of any style and scope. Whether you're looking to record a polished demo/audition CD, or aiming to release a professional full-length album; or whether you're looking to start a project here, or simply add some overdubs to an existing recording, JBS White Plains has a lot to offer. The studio provides both the pristine and transparent sonic quality and versatility of digital recording and the analog warmth of the finest tube electronics. With an extensive collection of microphones, ranging from workhorse standards such as the Shure SM-57, to boutique condensers from top-shelf manufacturers such as BLUE and Earthworks, along with Universal Audio's revered preamps and compressors, JBS White Plains Studio has no shortage of sonic options to compliment any voice or instrument. Though an avid proponent of traditional recording techniques, James also embraces the spirit of innovation, and will custom tailor a unique recording setup to suit each project and each client's musical vision. JBS White Plains runs a number of digital recording applications, specializing in Digital Performer, and can accommodate a virtually unlimited number of simultaneous tracks (recording at quality up to 24bit/192kHz). So, whether you're a solo singer/songwriter or strive to cram every instrument in existence into a single song, JBS White Plains can bring your musical dreams to fruition.

Please pick a category below to find out how
JBS White Plains Studio can fit your needs.

Rock

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James has over 10 years of experience working in many capacities and many styles of rock music. From composing/arranging, to performing, to producing, to engineering, to assisting, James has filled a wide variety of roles while working on rock records. JBS White Plains Studio has the facilities to see your rock project through its many stages of development: From capturing a huge drum-sound in the live-room, to recording a pristine electric or acoustic guitar track with an arsenal of mics and outboard compressors, to inspiring that magical vocal take from within the acoustically-tuned control room. Rock has always been a style that embraces the experimentation and creativity inspired by advancements in studio technology and James plans to use any combination of cutting edge techniques to craft your dream album. With its vast collection of equipment and software plug-ins, JBS White Plains Studio can achieve virtually any sound that you desire.


Classical & Chamber

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Whether you are looking for a traditional "live" classical recording, or desire a more modern, less ambient, close-mic'd multi-track recording, JBS White Plains can accommodate your needs. Depending on your sonic specifications, James can provide you with a clean, un-adulterated two-track recording, or employ any level of professional processing tools to craft any number of unique or edgy sounds. Likewise, James' room placement will reflect your aesthetic desires, allowing for varying degrees of the live room's controlled ambience to seep into the tracks.


Vocal & A Cappella

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James has extensive experience working with a cappella vocal groups. Having performed in multiple a cappella groups throughout college, James has a special affinity for and understanding of this musical style. He has worked in multiple capacities: performer, arranger, producer, and engineer, and will be able to provide any of these services. The facilities and equipment at JBS White Plains Studio are ideal for this style of music. JBS White Plains has a large arsenal of microphones, with options to suit any vocalist, the capability to accommodate many different recording approaches, and the flexibility to craft an excellent sounding album on virtually any budget. And for those groups that aren't able to travel, James is more than happy to bring the studio to you! James has spent the past years recording vocal groups all throughout the Eastern US and is open to bringing JBS White Plains studio on the road again this coming year! Samples from these sessions are available for download from the Clients page. These showcase a variety of recording approaches, each catered to the specific budgets and needs of the group.


Audition & Demo CDs

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Do you need a high-quality professional recording that will compliment your polished performance and help you get a leg up on your competition? JBS White Plains Studio specializes in recording audition and demo CDs for situations where making a good first impression is crucial. Even if you deliver a flawless and inspired performance, it simply may not transfer well onto a recorded medium unless it is properly captured. Leave it to JBS White Plains Studio and its vast collection of professional equipment to make a recording that will convey the nuance and details of your well-rehearsed performance. James will gladly welcome your input, and employ any level of editing and/or post processing to your taste and specification.


Overdubs

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Have you started a project elsewhere and want to record the remaining material at JBS White Plains Studio? JBS White Plains is a great facility for overdubbing, and James will seamlessly blend your new work with any existing recording. This makes for a hassle-free conversion process. JBS White Plains Studio uses MOTU Digital Performer as its primary sequencer/audio software, but is compatible with a number of other programs, including Pro Tools. While JBS White Plains is not a primarily Pro Tools based facility, it can accommodate some Pro Tools project files and time-stamped audio. So, whether you're looking to continue work on a multi-track project, or simply want to overdub on top of a two-track audio master, JBS White Plains Studio is an ideal place to do so.


Film

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James has worked on the soundtracks of numerous independent films in multiple capacities. He has worked on-set as a recording engineer and sound designer. He has also had experience engineering and performing soundtrack music for film. JBS White Plains Studio has facilities to support all facets of crafting an effective film/TV/multimedia soundtrack. Whether you require on-set multi-track mobile recording, voiceover recording, Foley, sound-sweetening and post production, editing, mixing, or soundtrack to video syncing, JBS White Plains Studio has what you need!


Hip Hop

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Recently , JBS White Plains Studio has become the studio of choice for multiple talented New York based rappers. James’s musical sense, attention to detail and advanced processing techniques add an extra layer of drama and intensity to a
well-crafted track, ensuring that the vocal always sits properly
in the mix. Additionally, James provides access to a network
of quality beat producers who can craft the perfect background for every song.


Voiceover

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JBS White Plains studio provides a quiet and comfortable environment, ideal for any type of voiceover work. James has served some high-profile clients in various fields, delivering anything from audio books, to radio ads, to automated phone systems. Trust JBS White Plains Studio and its vast wealth of high-end microphones to capture every subtle nuance and detail of the spoken voice.



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