Top of the World Studios is a state-of-the-art, multi-track digital recording studio, located 40 miles north of New York City in the beautiful woods of Westchester. Acoustically designed and built from the ground up by musicians, producers and recording/mastering engineers, this incredible sounding studio with its stunning location creates the perfect atmosphere to record your most inspired performances. All producing, engineering and mastering is done by owner Art "Ski" Halperin, a professional musician/songwriter/producer with numerous song and album credits. Art's 40+ years in the music business makes it easy for him to understand how to bring out the absolute best in what you do and capture it for your project. Top of the World Studios is a full-service facility offering high-quality recording at reasonable rates. In addition to recording Demos and full CD packages, the studio also offers: Voice Overs, Jingles, Books on Tape, Mixing, and Mastering.
The way we see it:
A great recording studio is more than just great equipment. The room has to feel great. The space has to sound great. And the producer/engineer has to make you feel and sound great. Designed by world-renowned audio engineer, Barry Diament (Barry's mastering credits include all of the Bob Marley CD's on the Tuff Gong label, Led Zepellin, Guns N' Roses, U2, The Eagles, Yes, Meat Loaf, Genesis, Anita Baker, and Pete Townshend), our 16' x 26' room with its 15' ceiling has a beautifully warm ambience. In this unique studio, there is no separate control room, no separate tracking room and no isolation booths. By sharing the same space we find that communication between the musicians and producers/engineers is more organic, immediate and comfortable. When isolation is needed the studio is equipped with sixteen, six- foot Cylindrical Pressure Zone Traps/Diffusers. For those who prefer more isolation we also have a 9' x 10' room available.
For tracking and monitoring we go direct (no patch bays to degrade the sound) using only the highest quality cabling, mics, with Metric Halo's digitally controlled FireWire recording interface the Mobile I/O 2882.
Whether mixing or mastering, to get that perfect mix, you need the perfect monitoring system. Top of the World features the most accurate monitoring imaginable with Magnepan MG 1.6, 2-Way/Quasi Ribbon Planar Speakers. If it sounds right on our system...your finished CD or tape will sound right anywhere you play it. We invite you to bring your favorite CD or LP and stop by to hear for yourself.
Full package CDs: From concept to the finished master…we see your vision through.
Artist/Songwriter Demos: Killer demos to pitch to record and publishing companies.
Re-Mixing: Got a song or album you recorded but are unhappy with the mix? Bring it in and we’ll tweak it till you’re ecstatic.
Mastering: You’ve spent loads of time and $$ recording your music. Don't skimp at the last step. This is the time and the place to get that final polished sound you hear on all your favorite albums.
Jingles, Voiceovers: TV, radio or video - we’ve had years of experience doing it all. We've done national and international jingles for: Burger King, Gatorade, Pepsi Cola, Reebok, Crest, Evenflo and KFC.
Books on Tape: With or without background music.
Call for rates:
All Studio time must be booked in advance. No walk-ins. To book a session please call (914) 245-5059