Skyline Recording Studios (New York City) — which has churned out hits for Eric Clapton, Madonna, Chic, David Bowie, Mariah Carey, LL Cool J and many others — has been reopened by Jonathan Mover and Ron Allaire.
Skyline's main room consists of the original third-floor studio with a live room, ample isolation and an updated control room to accommodate the Neve VR60 (with Flying Faders) and George Augspurger main monitors. Construction has begun on a B room, as well as a Pro Tools|HD production suite, which will be occupied by the Boston production team of Steve Catizone and Leo Mallace, aka Mixmen.
Steely Dan has been in Skyline's main room since July 2001, working on the follow-up to the Grammy-winning Two Against Nature.
Mover is an accomplished drummer/percussionist with various studio and live credits associated with Aretha Franklin, Fuel, Joe Satriani, Alice Cooper, Oleander and Mick Jagger. Allaire has engineered/produced on sessions with Keith Richards, Bad Brains, Joe Williams, Queen Latifah and Pantera. Allaire also handles chief technical duties at Skyline and designs/builds custom tube electronics.
Skyline Recording, 36 West 37th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10018; 212/714-9691; www.skystudnyc.com.
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