Where a song is recorded is every bit as important as the who, what, and how — the setting seeps into the sound… At The Woods, a stone’s throw from Woodstock, New York, we have created a haven amidst acres of fields, streams, beaver ponds, and hardwood forest in a valley surrounded by Catskill peaks where you can almost hear the musical legacy of these mountains whispering through the trees.
Our purpose-built, solar-powered facility designed by our good friend Sam Berkow, a renowned studio designer, fuses function, comfort, creativity, and accuracy. It features a spacious 322 square-foot control room boasting 2 restored vintage consoles(Trident 80 and API 1604), a 563 square foot live room with 14-foot ceilings, numerous isolation booths, the largest of which houses our rebuilt Steinway D concert grand piano, and a comprehensive gear list including a collection of some of the finest vintage tube, condenser, ribbon, and dynamic microphones – – all in an environment where musicians, engineers and producers can relax, settle in, and do their best work.
Owner Todd Adelman, a native of New York, has spent the last twenty+ years forging musical connections, both in his role as critically acclaimed singer-songwriter / band leader and as owner of the Mountain House Recording Studio, a beloved facility in Nederland, CO, just west of Boulder. The vision for The Woods was to continue the tradition set forth by The Mountain House and the result is a facility, spacious enough for bands to track live with total isolation–yet intimate and comfortable enough for a solo artist to feel right at home. The tranquility and uniqueness of the natural surroundings played a significant role in the orientation, layout, and design details of the studio. It was created out of a love for writing songs, creating, collaborating, and recording music.