NYC Sound Lab Opens, Features “Membership” Concept and School

New York City has seen more studio closures than openings over this past year, yet the press party for NYC Sound Lab was especially upbeat, taking place on May 5, 2005.
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New York City has seen more studio closures than openings over this past year, yet the press party for NYC Sound Lab was especially upbeat, taking place on May 5, 2005.

The brainchild of owner Sean Anderson (a DJ with 16 years of experience who has worked with such acts as Biggie, Fat Joe & Jay-Z), NYC Sound Lab paves the way for what could be a franchise operation in many cities across the country.

Anderson’s idea, to take the concept of a health club membership and marry that with an audio production work environment, allows it’s “members” access to their extensive equipment inventory for use as a monthly member. The membership fee is $65 per month with unlimited access to start. The studio even includes a school, called the Beat School, that offers condensed in-the-studio lessons for interested clients.

The studio can also be used with or with out a monthly membership. Sound Lab offers a 64-track digital studio that is available for everything from pre-production up to mixing.

NYC Sound Lab is located at 29 West 17th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenue), 4th floor, NY, NY. For more information, please look for upcoming coverage of the facility by David Weiss, Mix’s New York editor.