Michael Bellar's Studio

I make the musics...

I have a production space in New York City with a full compliment of vintage keyboards, tube preamps, classic mics, analog synths and an extensive sample library. (I also share in a much larger tracking space at the Pencil Factory Recording Studio in Greenpoint Brooklyn). I produce recordings and track keyboards for other artists, score commercials and shorts along with creating music and sound design for other producers, artists and music houses, a few favorites being - producer Jud Crane, producer Chris Jacobie, Michael Brake/Cut Music LA, artist/producer Oliver Wood (of the Wood Brothers), Bang Music NYC, Fluid Music NYC and Razorhead NYC. A great number of these projects have been recorded remotely with me working in NYC while the producer is in another time zone. Recently I have had music licensed from HBO, CBS, Fresh Air with Terry Gross and played Hammond organ behind Alicia Keys on a Nike spot which also featured Lebron James, Kevin Durant and Serena Williams. To get in touch about production projects or virtual recording email me at heyman {at} michaelbellar {dot} com.

Hammond A-100
Wurlitzer 200A
Rhodes Mark 1 Suitcase 73
Rhodes Stage 54
Rhodes Bass
Steinway B Grand Piano (currently being re-hammered)
Yamaha studio upright piano
Moog Sub 37
Hohner, Noble and La Tosca accordions
Hohner Clavinet D6
Estey pump/reed organ
Fender Contempo Transistor organ
Roland Juno 106
Roland Fantom XR
Nord Lead 2x
Nord Stage 2
Indian/English harmonium
Hohner Organa
Hohner HM-36 Melodica
Suzuki Pro 37v2 Melodica
Big Muddy Mandolin
Taylor Acoustic Guitar
Fender American Telecaster
A large assortment of analog/digital outboard effects (Moog, Strymon, FullTone, Neunaber, SansAmp, Red Panda, Electro-Harmonix, MXR, Dunlop and Boss) and drum/percussion instruments. A substantial collection of sample libraries and plugs including Waves, Kontakt Komplete and East/West.

Neumann U87 (2-both vintage-mid 1970s)
Neumann KM 84i (2-both 1973)
Neumann KM 184
Royer R-121 (2)
Coles 4038
Beyerdynamic M160
AKG 414 B ULS (2)
AKG 451 B
AKG D112
Electro-Voice RE 20
Sennheiser 421-U5 (2)
Shure SM 57 (2)
Shure SM 58 (2)

Manley Dual Mono
Universal Audio 2-610
API 3124+
Manley Core Channel Strip
Joe Meek VC Twin Q Stereo

Distressor EL8X
Manley Core Channel Strip

Leslie 145 and 142
Fender Vibrolux Reverb (mid 1970s)
Fender Bassman 57 Tweed 4x10 (early 90s)
Markbass 1x15 Bass amp
Motion Sound KT-80
Trek 2 UC-1A

Pro Tools 12 running on Apple, up to 192 kHz (but do we really need to?)
RME 802 I/O + A/D converters
Apogee Rosetta 800 A/D converters
Genelec 1031A monitors