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.

Instruments
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.

Microphones
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)

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

Compressor/Limiters
Distressor EL8X
Manley Core Channel Strip

Amps
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

System
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

   

 

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