December 23rd: Our latest edition to Studio A, a Yamaha C5 piano.

Yamaha C5 at The Cutting Room - Studio A

December 22nd: Indie rock/electronic band Hooray For Earth are in Studio A at The Cutting Room mixing for their new record with engineer Chris Coady (TV On The Radio, Grizzly Bear, Massive Attack, Yeah Yeah Yeahs)

December 21st: Check out these recent pics from Swedish indie pop band The Radio Department‘s session.


December 16th: Check out these recent photos from The Foals recording session.


The Foals at The Cutting Room Studios

December 15th: We recently had the pleasure of having Timothy Showalter, the one man band behind Strand Of Oaks visit The Cutting Room Studios. The philly based Strand Of Oaks delivers a unique take on “Loner Folk”, made so popular recently by the likes of Bon Iver. LISTEN TO THE SESSION HERE

Tim from Strand Of Oaks at The Cutting Room

December 14th: Check out this photo gallery from the recent Yellow Ostrich session.


Yellow Ostrich at The Cutting Room - where all that sound comes from...

December 10th: Check out this photo gallery from the We Are Augustines stripped down session broadcast live on KEXP Radio.  PHOTO GALLERY

Eric Sanderson of We Are Augustines at The Cutting Room

Engineers Anthony "Rocky" Gallo and Matt Craig during the We Are Augustines session at The Cutting Room

December 6th: Tune in to KEXP Radio this morning at 11am (itunes radio under eclectic or KEXP.org) for the live broadcast of the Strand Of Oaks session at The Cutting Room Studios. Timothy Showalter, the one man band behind Strand Of Oaks delivers his unique brand of “Loner Folk”.  Check out his review on Pitchfork.


November 30th: Tune in today at 12noon EST for the studio sessions with Yellow Ostrich at The Cutting Room Studios. The session can be heard live on KEXP Radio (www.kexp.org), itunes radio under eclectic.

November 24th: Happy Thanksgiving everyone from The Cutting Room Studios!! Check back after the holidays, on Monday we have Swedish dream pop band The Radio Department and on tuesday we have Yellow Ostrich in the studio.

November 19th: Recent sessions at The Cutting Room Studios include the legendary Art Garfunkel, Actress and singer Jill Hennessy (Law & Order, Crossing Jordan) along with one of more popular alternative hip hop acts of the 1990’s Brand Nubian

November 8th: Acclaimed producer Daniel Lanois visited the studio today.

Daniel Lanois at The Cutting Room Studios with manager Patrick Ermlich

November 3rd: Former Destiny’s child R&B vocalist Kelly Rowland cutting vocals in Studio B at The Cutting Room Studios. Other recent sessions include Talib Kweli and hitmaking songwriter Claude Kelly (Miley Cyrus, Kelly Clarkson)

November 2nd: DJ Kayslay and Busta Rhymes in Studio A at The Cutting Room mixing with engineer Glen Marchese.

October 28th: Check out the new website for AUGUSTINES, a truly amazing band and good friends of ours here at the studio. The site was designed by The Cutting Room’s in-house web designer Jeff Schram. Make sure to read their story and listen to this incredibly moving record.

We Are Augustines website designed by The Cutting Room Studios

October 22nd: Former Saturday Night Live personality Rachel Dratch recorded at The Cutting Room Studios working on a pilot with Keith “Toofer” Powell from 30 rock. Tony Gillis mastering spanish electro/pop group Pastora.

Also, Listen here to the recent session with We Are Augustines

October 20th: Brooklyn based Garage Rock duo Sisters is loading in. Their exclusive recording session at The Cutting Room Studios is being broadcast live at 6pm on KEXP Radio. Make sure and tune in.

Sisters record at The Cutting Room Studios

October 19th: This morning The Cutting Room Studios welcomes indie pop group Smoosh. The all girl group formed in Seattle and now currently resides in Stockholm. Make sure to tune in to our exclusive session with Smoosh today at 12noon. The session is being broadcast on KEXP radio (itunes radio under eclectic) as part of CMJ week. Later today we have a brooklyn based garage rock duo “Sisters” in the studio, stay tuned for more throughout the day.


Check out this video of Smoosh in the studio..these girls are awesome. One of our favorites from 2010..


October 18th: The Cutting Room Studios has partnered up with KEXP radio to bring you some great music this week for CMJ. Today we are recording WE ARE AUGUSTINES, which will be broadcast live at 11am (thats now!). Tomorrow we are bringing you two amazing bands Smoosh and Sisters. Make sure to tune in to KEXP Radio to check out this exclusive content.

We Are Augustines at The Cutting Room Studios

October 15th: We are rockin CMJ next week with live broadcasting on KEXP Radio both monday and tuesday. You can tune in to the morning show and catch one of our favorite bands Augustines at 11am (EST) on monday. Brooklyn based pop/rock/garage duo Sisters joins us on Tuesday and they go live at 6pm. Stay tuned for more details and more bands.

October 1st: Tune in at 1230pm for the live broadcast from The Cutting Room Studios of the Foals session on KEXP Radio (itunes under eclectic)

September 29th: The Cutting Room’s mastering engineer Tony Gillis working on a Shakira remix. Also in this week, UK trance pop band Foals joins us in support of their album Total Life Forever.

September 13th: The multi-talented writer/producer/artist Neyo in Studio A working on a duet with country/pop mega star Carrie Underwood & hit songwriter Luke Laird at The Cutting Room Studios.

Neyo and Carrie Underwood writing together at The Cutting Room Studios



September 11th: Check out this article on NPR about Neon Indian‘s session at The Cutting Room Studios, a good example of how quickly things can move and how few limitations there are when music-loving people put their minds together.

September 10th: In support of their new album “Phosphene Dream” and fresh off of last night’s performance on David Letterman, we welcomed The Black Angels to The Cutting Room Studios today. Their session was broadcast live worldwide on KEXP radio from Studio A.

September 9th: The Cutting Room is hosting Thirty Seconds To Mars who are in the studio mixing live tracks from their recent tour.

August 27th: Idris Elba, star of the popular HBO show “The Wire” was in The Cutting Room’s Studio B tracking vocals with Producer Hanif Jainlett and Chief Engineer Anthony Rocky Gallo for music in support of his new movie “Takers” in which he co-stars with Matt Dillon. Pictured here with Studio Owner David Crafa.

Idris Elba at The Cutting Room Studios (left to right: Idris Elba, David Crafa, Anthony "Rocky" Gallo



August 26th: Sean Garrett, songwriter and producer behind Beyoncé’s “Check On It,” Fergie’s “London Bridge,” Nelly’s “Grillz,” Chris Brown’s “Run It!,”Ciara’s “Goodies,” and Usher’s “Yeah!” was in The Cutting Room’s Studio B tracking vocals last night… and early this morning.

August 19th: Ice Cube was in Studio A at The Cutting Room Studios tracking vocals. Today we didn’t have to use our Ak, I got to say it was a good day.

Ice Cube with The Cutting Room's David Crafa (left) & Anthony "Rocky" Gallo

August 18th: Listen to the full recording session at The Cutting Room from Fitz And The Tantrums courtesy of NPR.

Listen Here!

Fitz And The Tantrums recording in Studio A at The Cutting Room

August 17th: is mastering a remix by Grammy nominated producer/remixer Space Cowboy for a Sara Bareilles track. Anthony “Rocky” Gallo tracking vocals with Portuguese-American singer–songwriter and Myspace sensation Sky Ferreira.

Sky Ferreira records at The Cutting Room Studios

August 16th: The Cutting Room is broadcasting live at 12:30pm EST from Studio A with the band Neon Indian. Check out the live broadcast from The Cutting Room Studios on KEXP Radio (itunes radio under eclectic).

August 10th: Garifuna singer, composer and guitarist Aurelio Martínez tracking in Studio A. Also mixing tracks for Sister Sparrow And The Dirty Birds and mastering brooklyn artist Francis And The Lights. Upcoming sessions include Chrisette Michelle and Neon Indian.

Aurelio Martínez tracks at The Cutting Room Studios

July 16th: Tony Gillis mastering australian born pop artist Lenka of Epic Records at The Cutting Room Studios. Check her out…

Tony Gillis mastering Lenka

July 15th: THIS JUST IN: Announcing our Extended Audio Program with legendary recording studio, The Cutting Room Studios. Come to the 3rd Ward’s 3rd Annual Pig Out! this Sunday and save 10% off any Cutting Room class. Plus, if you take our Intro to Digital Audio Recording class, you’ll get 20% off your Cutting Room classes. Get a solid background before Cutting Room and SAVE!


July 13th: Malian musician Bassekou Kouyate and his band Ngoni Ba recorded live on KEXP Radio from the Cutting Room Studios in New York City the day before it played at New York’s Carnegie Hall

Check out this article from NPR

Bassekou Kouyate And Ngoni Ba at The Cutting Room Studios

July 9th: Chrisette Michelle in the studio working on new tracks.


July 6th: Tony Gillis mastering Techno Pop group Cash Cash and UK singer songwriter Scott McFarnon today. Also mixing pop country artist Kayleigh Leith in Studio A.

June 24th: NEW VIDEO!! Midnight Masses recording live at The Cutting Room Studios NYC.

June 22nd: Folk/Alt Country group Phosphorescent recording today. Check out the new album “Here’s To Takin It Easy” released in May on Dead Oceans Records.


June 15th: The Cutting Room welcomes Heather Duby to the studio this week.

Check out her site

June 7th: Tracking this week for Swiss singer-songwriter Baum. Matt Johnson (Jeff Buckley) on drums along with Adam Levy (Norah Jones) on guitar and Eshy Gazit on bass and production. Stay tuned for more on this one….

Singer Songwriter Baum at The Cutting Room Studios

May 27th: Check out this article in Sonic Scoop featuring the installation of our new SSL Dualityhttp://www.sonicscoop.com/2010/05/27/the-cutting-room-sweetens-studio-a-with-ssl-duality/

May 26th: Mastering new Cantora Records release Emil & Friends, Nipsey Hussle and Failure By Design. Upcoming sessions include Electro Surf group Million Young and Phosphorescent.

May 18th: Tracking with our boys from Gabriel’s Last Breath. Also in soon Reckless Sons!

May 11th: Tony Gillis mastering tracks for Justin Bieber, Sean Kingston and The White Tie Affair.

Eenie Meenie by Sean Kingston featuring Justin Bieber mastered by Tony Gillis at The Cutting Room

May 10th: Brian Fallon from The Gaslight Anthem in studio today!

Brian Fallon from The Gaslight Anthem at The Cutting Room

May 6th: Club/Thrash/Pop group “HOORAY FOR EARTH” in studio today!

Hooray For Earth at The Cutting Room Studios.

April 28th: Tony Gillis mastering Matisyahu & The White Tie Affair, Anthony “Rocky” Gallo tracking songwriter Camile Youssef and mixing Mountain Goats, Eshy Gazit tracking Shawn Pelton and Thad Debrock for pop/country artist Kayleigh Leith. Upcoming sessions include Horray For Earth and Gaslight Anthem.

April 24th: Check out this photo gallery from The Hold Steady‘s recording session.

The Hold Steady Photo Gallery

The Hold Steady at The Cutting Room's Studio A

April 23rd: In studio today: The Hold Steady in studio A. Pop country artist Kayleigh Leith tracking guitars in Studio B. Tony Gillis mastering for the official World Cup album.

Listen Up - The World Cup Album. Mastered by Tony Gillis at The Cutting Room Studios

April 22nd: In studio today: Mimicking Birds from Portland Oregon.

April 20th: In the studio this week: John Legend, The Augustines, The Mimicking Birds and The Hold Steady

The Hold Steady

April 16th: Recording a podcast interview with Zainab Salbi, founder of Women for Women and author of national best seller “Between Two Worlds: Escape from Tyranny: Growing Up in the Shadow of Saddam,”.

"Between Two Worlds"

April 15th: Local Brooklyn pop group Suckers are in the studio today. They head out this week on tour in support of their upcoming full album release entitled “Wild Smile”.


April 15th: Recent sessions at The Cutting Room include legendary producer Steve Lillywhite designing a custom plugin with the guys from WAVES, London pop trio Chew Lips with acclaimed writer Amanda Ghost, Rocky Gallo mixing Midnight Masses. Tony Gillis has been busy mastering Sony artists Stereo Skyline, Francis And The Lights, Sean Kingston, singer songwriter Caitlin Canty and many more.

Steve Lillywhite and The Cutting Room's Matt Craig

April 14th: Check out this photo gallery of the recent Dinosaur Feathers session at The Cutting Room

Dinosaur Feathers photo gallery

Dinosaur Feathers record at The Cutting Room Studio

April 13th: Continuing its partnership with KEXP, hosting the radio station’s NYC in-studio performances, The Cutting Room Studios recently recorded live sessions with Midnight Masses, Tanlines, Shout Out Louds, The Clientele, Dylan At The Movies, Fitz And The Tantrums and Yeasayer among others.  Read out it here in Sonic Scoophttp://www.sonicscoop.com/2010/04/05/cutting-room-studios-hosts-tanlines-yeasayer-shout-out-louds/

April 12th: Local Brooklyn band Dinosaur Feathers in studio today! Tony Gillis mastering Sean Kingston, Stereo Skyline, Austin Taylor and Redgy Blackout.

April 7th: Tommy Uzzo mixing French Rap artist Soprano in Studio A this week. Upcoming sessions include Dinosaur Feathers, Suckers and The Hold Steady. NY is HOT today!

April 4th: London based band The Clientele records in Studio A at The Cutting Room Studios in support of their album “Bonfires on the Heath”, out now on Merge Records.

Check out the photos from their session….

Alasdair MacLean of The Clientele in Studio A



March 30th: In the studio today Midnight Masses. This band plays a sold out show at Bowery Ballroom this Thursday in support of their EP Rapture Ready, I Gazed At The Body.  Check out their myspace page here:

Midnight Masses on Myspace

March 25th: In the studio today The Clientele from the UK and acclaimed African artist Bassekou Kouyate featuring Ngoni Ba (Mali). Should be a fun day!

March 24th: Recent session with Shout Out Louds in Studio A at The Cutting Room Studios. Click on the photos below.




March 23rd: Experimental brooklyn based band Yeasayer visits The Cutting Room today. Look for Yeasayer’s second album “Odd Blood” due out February 9th, their single “Ambling Alp” is out now..

In the studio this week: Pop punk triplets The Indecent working with engineering legend Mark Dearnley (AC/DC, Def Leopard, Paul McCartney, Ozzy Osbourne), UK indie pop group The Clientele, and mastering NY local Francis And The Lights and Seattle based indie rock band The Blakes.


March 17th: Today we broadcasted Shout Out Louds in studio session at The Cutting Room Studios on KEXP Radio (itunes under eclectic).


March 10th: In house Cutting Room Video Designer Louis Sparre editing the in studio video for Yeasayer today, stay tuned for that! Upcoming sessions include The Indecent (pop/punk triplets), The Clientele and Dinosaur Feathers


March 9th: Producer Dante Ross in studio A at The Cutting Room Studios this week cutting tracks for Jamaican singer, musician, artist and performer Yami Bolo.

March 8th: Music by Prudence, a film by Roger Ross Williams, is the winner of the Academy Award in the category of Documentary: Short Subject. The music was recorded and mixed here at The Cutting Room Studios. Congrats to Producer Ted Mason and Cutting Room engineer Joseph Colmenero for their efforts!

March 5th: Check out this recent pic of Shout Out Louds with the crew of The Cutting Room Studios after their session this week.


March 2nd: In the studio this week at The Cutting Room, Swedish band “Shout Out Louds” and local brooklyn band “Tanlines”. To hear the Tanlines, click on the link below.

TANLINES on MySpace Music – Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads


February 26th: Anthony “Rocky” Gallo mixing new tracks with PT Walkley (www.ptwalkley.com/) at The Cutting Room Studios. Also tracking strings, brass and woodwinds for 3 IBM Ads with acclaimed musical director for the Philip Glass Ensemble, Michael Reiseman.

February 24th: Australian born new school soul singer Daniel Merriweather in The Cutting Room studios tracking vocals. Check out his record “Love & War” which was produced by Mark Ronson.

February 23rd: The Willoz record at The Cutting Room and are featured on NPR Music!

The Willowz: Long, Flowing Locks Of Rock : NPR

February 22: Listen in at 11am today to boston based band Dylan In The Movies in studio session at The Cutting Room Studios. Check it out on KEXP Radio (itunes under eclectic).

February 21: The Temper Trap records their song “Fader” live during CMJ week 2009 at The Cutting Room Studios in New York.

February 19: Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band record a live version their song “Another Bag of Bones” Live at The Cutting Room Studios, NYC.

February 18: Experimental brooklyn based rock band Yeasayer came in to record in studio A at The Cutting Room Studios. Their music is described as “Middle Eastern-psych-snap-gospel” The band is currently out in support of their new record “Odd Blood”, released this month on the label Secretly Canadian.




February 17: Burkina Electric’s studio sessions at The Cutting Room picked up by NPR Radio. Check out the article here: Burkina Electric: 21st-Century African Music : NPR

A unique collaboration between African and European musicians, Burkina Electric is a group of six performers, singers and dancers from Burkina Faso, Germany and Austria — all now based primarily in New York City. Led by composer Lukas Ligeti, the band performs for KEXP.

February 17: Brooklyn based Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band records live in Studio A at The Cutting Room Studios NYC.

February 16: Somali born musician, rapper and poet K’Naan in session at The Cutting Room Studios recording vocals for a collaboration with Mary J. Blige for Haiti Relief along with a new version of the song “Wavin Flag” for the FIFA World Cup.


February 15: New video release of Brian Bonz and the Dot Hongs recording at The Cutting Room Studios NYC.

Brian Bonz & the Dot Hongs – Judy and the Alpha Queen (Live on KEXP)

February 12: Boston based band Dylan In The Movies is recording at The Cutting Room Studios today. Check out their upcoming full length album “Josephine If You Only Knew” due out this spring and featuring guest musicians Tanya Donnely (Throwing Muses, Breeders, Belly), and the Watson Twins (Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins).

February 11: Congolese vocalist/band leader Samba Mapangala and Chicago’s Occidental Brothers Dance Band Int’l team up for this sublime set of classic African dance music recorded live at the Cutting Room in NYC.




The Occidental Brothers feat. Samba Mapangala

February 9: Last summer Producer Ted Mason visited The Cutting Room Studios to record and mix tracks for an HBO documentary titled “Music By Prudence”. This documentary was just nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Documentary: Short Subject. Congrats to Ted and Cutting Room Studios Staff Engineer Joe Colmenero for the win!

Music by Prudence » about the film

February 8: Listen in to KEXP Radio (itunes radio under eclectic, or 91.5FM) this morning at 11am for the in studio sessions with Fitz And The Tantrums. This soul band is inspired by the sounds of 1960s AM Radio. Check it out…it’s great music for a monday morning.

February 5: 60’s inspired soul group Fitz And The Tantrums are in studio today. They are also playing Joe’s Pub up the street from us tonight, go check them out!

February 4: Our mastering guru Tony Gillis has been busy working on records by The Fray, Sara Bareilles, Pearl And The Puppets, smash broadway musicals Memphis and The Toxic Avenger along with a slew of great NY indy talent. Find out more about Tony below….

February 2: Tune in to KEXP Radio (itunes under eclectic or visit kexp.org) this morning at 11am for the Yeasayer session from The Cutting Room. This was a cool one, make sure to tune in…

January 28: This week Mos Def collaborated with producer Bryan Ellis and Jeymes Samuel (Seal’s brother) into the wee hours of the morning in Studio A. It was great to have this crew back who spent some time here last fall. We have also been busy designing custom websites for some New York based artists with our in-house Web/Visual designer Jeff Schram.

January 27: In 2009 we had a fantastic oportunity to support the bands we love so much through the station that makes it all happen KEXP. 2010 is going to be even better!! Yeasayer in Friday!!

Live Video: More sessions from the Cutting Room Studios

January 25th: Last year, the Cutting Room Studios NYC hosted over 40 in-studios for KEXP and the Morning Show, with a wide range of local, national, and international artists including Phoenix and Matt & Kim.

Burkina Electric performs live in Studio A for KEXP Radio. See the pics below…




Burkina Electric Live From Studio A for KEXP Radio

January 20th: Jon Bon Jovi and the Cutting Room Studios Staff. Jon was working on music for a benifit for Haiti


tracking Jon Bon Jovi with producer John Shanks, stay tuned.

January 20th: Busy times at The Cutting Room….Adam Duritz of Counting Crows in studio today tracking vocals, John Legend producing a new artist, The Marines (Yes, the actual Marines) and next week Willoz and Yeasayer!

January 14th: Alexa Ray Joel, singer songwriter/pianist and daughter of Billy Joel in studio this week. Tony is mastering projects for Junior Dean and amazing Mexican rock artist Chetes. Coming up this month in studio sessions with Yeasayer and Willoz, stay tuned!

January 11th: Morgan Spurlock, Host of the award winning FX series 30 Days in today to record DVD commentary for Season 2. renowned percussionist Bashiri Johnson is also in today to lay down some rythms for new nyc based group The Audiobodies

January 8th: Tracking two great international bands recording at our studio tomorrow for Jon Kertzer’s KEXP Show “The Best Ambiance”. On tap are Afro-Electronica band Burkina Electric featuring Lukas Ligeti and Afro Beat/Jazz group The Occidental Brothers featuring Samba Mapangala. Should be a good one, the sessions will be airing …

January 7th: Tune in at 11am to KEXP Radio (search itunes radio under “eclectic”, or 91.5FM) for the in studio performance by Nada Surf at The Cutting Room Studios. This was a great session make sure to check it out below.

Live Video: more Choir of Young Believers at CMJ

January 6th: KEXP listeners were so excited by the Choir of Young Believers performance from KEXP’s broadcast from the Cutting Room Studios NYC during CMJ that we just had to show you more. If you haven’t already watched the video for “Why Must It Always Be This Way,” you should do so right now! …

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