The Studio

The Sidecar Studio is an independently run recording studio in New York City and was established to provide a space for artists to achieve a professional sonic quality without requiring an inflated budget. Located in Queens, The Sidecar was designed as an efficient space to provide all the services you would expect from a larger studio: recording, mixing, and mastering. Unlike many lower budget studios, we hold a firm commitment to room acoustics and accurate monitoring, so at no point will your sound be compromised. We also have a wide range of microphones, preamps, and outboard effects giving us access to an even larger array of tones and aural aesthetics. We use equipment from the top names in sound, including Neve, API, Tube Tech, Apogee, and Dangerous Audio, while still being diverse in our selection of gear. We are confident we have the space and experience to give you the sound you are looking for, without the price tag you might expect.


Studio Recording

The Sidecar is perfectly designed for all your small-scale tracking needs. Our tracking room is acoustically treated to provide a balanced sound and our diverse collection of microphones, preamps, equalizers, and compressors open the door to many different tones so we can make sure that your tracks sound right before hitting Pro Tools.

Location Recording

Our studio goes mobile! As an integral part of the design, we can easily disconnect from our studio and accommodate on-location multitrack recordings. Whether you have an upcoming concert, important recital, or just want to record in a different space, we are well practiced in setting up anywhere and achieving quality recordings in different spaces.


While The Sidecar is a digital recording studio, it contains all of the features of a professional analog mix room. We have a well-tuned control room, 24 channels of analog summing, and various compressors and EQs all running through our Tube Tech multi-band buss compressor. We'll bring your tracks to life and get them to the sound you've been hearing in your head.


Our chief engineer, Paul Howells, has spent countless hours listening in The Sidecar Studio and tuning it into an accurate listening room. With have a full analog signal chain, including the Dangerous D-Box, Apogee PSX-100 A/D/A Convertor, and Tube Tech SMC-2B, and high-end mastering plug-ins, including the PSP Neon HR EQ, PSP Xenon Mastering Limiter, and Isotope RX. We can assure you we have the tools and experience to finish your album professionally.



System and Software:

  • Mac Pro - 3.5 GHz Intel Xeon E5 Six-Core 16GB Ram
  • Pro Tools Ultimate
  • Allen & Heath Qu-24 Digital Console
  • Waves Platinum Bundle
  • Celemony Melodyne
  • Izotope Rx6 Advanced
  • NI Komplete 8
  • Drumagog 5


  • Yamaha NS-10M
  • Event ASP8
  • Carver PM-120
  • Dangerous D-Box
  • Dangerous 2-Bus LT
  • Digidesign 192 IO (2)
  • RME ADI-8
  • Apogee PSX-100
  • Presonus HP-60

Mic Preamps

  • Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012
  • Black Lion Auteur
  • Black Lion B12A (2)
  • Golden Age Pre-73 (2)
  • RME QuadMic
  • Presonus Digimax


  • AKG C414B-XLS (2)
  • AKG C451 (2)
  • AKG D112
  • Audio Technica ATM31R (2)
  • Cascade Fathead (2)
  • Rode NT-1A
  • Shure Beta-57A
  • Shure Beta-91
  • Shure SM-7b
  • Shure SM-57 (4)
  • Shure SM-58 (2)
  • Sennheiser e609
  • Studio Projects C1
  • Direct Box (6)

Outboard Gear

  • Tube-Tech SMC-2B
  • Chameleon Labs 7720
  • Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5043
  • dbx 160X
  • dbx 166A
  • Drawmer DL241
  • TL Audio Tube Compressor
  • Warm Audio WA-76
  • Golden Age Comp-54
  • Golden Age EQ-73
  • Arsenal Audio EQ-R24 (by API)
  • Warm Audio EQP-WA
  • Rolls RPQ160b
  • Avenson Audio Mid-Side


Check out these projects that were completed here at The Sidecar Studio:

Katelyn Richards

Light, Fight, Insight
Credits: Recording and Mixing.

Hot Glue & the Gun

Credits: Recording, Mixing and Mastering.

Italian Surf Acadamy

Barbarella Reloaded
Credits: Mixing and Mastering

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The Sidecar Studio
43-36 10th St
Long Island City, Ny 11101