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 musical retreat, 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.
Our focus is always on serving the project, the artist, and the song.
The studio can be used in full analog, digital, or a hybrid of both, and is available for use with one of our house engineers, or with a freelance engineer and/or producer of your choice. On-site accommodations in a newly renovated guest home are available for artists and bands working on multi-day projects.
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.