As one of the most successful and relatively new studios in the recording and production industry, Stadium Red relies on a full arsenal of AKG microphones to provide the best customer service, while making award-winning hits for clients. Built from an older, dormant studio space, Stadium Red has won eight GRAMMYÃ¢ Awards in its first four years of business, including four out of 11 nominations in nine categories in 2011.
Located in Harlem in New York, NY, the studio was purchased in July 2007 and opened that September as a one-room space. Founder and CEO Claude Zdanow has since built his â€˜music creation and lifestyle companyâ€™ into a 6,000-square-foot state-of-the-art space with four studios and a mastering suite. With a tight budget and a much shorter list of clientele in 2007, Zdanow steadily stocked his microphone collection with reliable and diverse AKG equipment.
â€œWhen we first opened, we
were excited to take on the music industry and produce hits, but we didnâ€™t quite know which direction or genre was right for us,â€? stated Zdanow. â€œOur first investment was AKG mics, which allowed us to take on diverse projects with a small equipment list â€“ the C414â€™s can do everything and did. From changing polarity to controlling roll off, all of the mics are versatile enough to get the perfect sound while recording.â€?
Stadium Red boasts three AKG C414 XLSâ€™s, two D112â€™s, two C1000â€™s, one C4000 B and a C451. Rounding off its list of Harman gear is a Crown XLS 402 amplifier, one JBL SR6615 power amp, a BSS FDS-336T MiniDrive system, Lexicon Plug-ins PCM 91, 81, 70 and 480L Digital Effects system and dbx 160, 160XT, 165A, 166, 120XP, 223XT and Drive rack PA.
Concentrating on supreme comfort in the studio, each of the mixing rooms and the mastering suite are built around the primary needs of the producers or engineers who occupy those spaces on a regular basis. The full-service studio setup also helps to ensure music is not leaked out of a studio mid-production. â€œWe do it all from production, recording, mixing and mastering, so there is little worry about songs being â€˜leakedâ€™ since it doesnâ€™t leave the studio until itâ€™s finished,â€? Zdanow continued.
With a world-renowned team of producers and engineers, including Just Blaze, David Frost, Omen, Tom Lazarus, Ariel Borujow, Joseph Pedulla and Ricardo Gutierrez, Stadium Red offers an experienced team to clients, ranging from Drake, Chris Brown, Nikki Minaj, Styles P, Eminem, BjÃ¶rk, Yo-Yo Ma, Thursday and San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, among other award-winning artists and groups.
â€œAs a music creation and lifestyle company, we understand brand recognition is very important in our industry,â€? continued Zdanow. â€œThe AKG brand sets industry standards. From the beginning, our engineers requested AKG equipment because they were the tools needed to make the best records. Stadium Redâ€™s team signifies the best and we continue to be the voice of making music with the help of AKG and Harman.â€?
For more information on Stadium Red, please visit http://www.stadiumredny.com, or follow Claude on Twitter @stadiumred.
Photo: Stadium Red Owner, Claude Zdanow.
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