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About Us

Oreland, United States
Standard Opening Days
mon. tue. wed. thu. fri. sat. sun.
Standard Opening Hours
From 00:01 To 23:59
Studio Type
  • Recording Studio

  • Arrangement
  • Recording
  • Mastering
  • Mixing

  • Sound engineer included

Description - Forge Recording

Forge Recording is the Philadelphia area’s premier source for audio and video production, CD and DVD duplication, band rehearsals, audio engineering and songwriting lessons, and much, much more. Founded in 1978, Forge Recording services thousands of musicians and businesses throughout the Delaware Valley and beyond.

In 2003 the company built a world-class headquarters in Oreland, PA. Designed by the Walters-Storyk Design Group (Electric Lady Studios, Jazz at Lincoln Center), the 7000 square foot facility houses acoustically tuned recording studios, production suites, lounges, CD and DVD duplication facilities, and administrative offices.

To provide artists of all levels the creative tools to succeed in their pursuits, the company opened The Academy at Forge Recording in 2014. This newly renovated 2,000 square foot campus has recording and production studios, rehearsal space, and a client lounge, providing the ultimate environment to learn, rehearse, record and succeed.

Under the direction of producer/engineer/musician Ron DiSilvestro, the studio has received accolades from delighted clients. Brendan McGeehan, an accomplished composer, arranger, musician and educator, leads the artist development and instruction activities at The Academy. Together, along with an extensive network of industry professionals, they have established an impressive reputation for excellence.

Equipment List


Waves SSL 4000 with G-Channel
Celemony Melodyne
Slate Digital Trigger
WaveMachine Labs Drumagog
Antares Autotune EVO
TC Electronic Master X3 HD
Trillian Lane Labs TL Space
Fabfilter Pro-Q multi-band equalizer
Crane Song Ltd. Phoenix
Eventide MP5
Waves TDM Platinum bundle, including:
• L1, L2, L3 and L3-LL Ultramaximizers
• Renaissance Channel
• C4 multiband compressor
• Waves Tune
ProTools HDpack for HD3 Accel, including:
• Line 6: Amp Farm
• Focusrite: d2/d3
• Access Music: Virus Indigo
• DigiDesign: D-Fi, Maxim, Bruno/Reso, Impact, Reverb One
• Bomb Factory: BF-3A, Tel-Ray Variable Delay, Purple Audio MC77, Fairchild (660, 670), Voce (Spin, Chorus/Vibrato), Moogerfooger (12-Stage Phaser, Analog Delay, Ring Modulator, Lowpass Filter)
Pro Tools Ignition Pack 2 Pro
DigiRack Plug-ins

Studio Monitors

2 Genelec 1038A tri-amp active main speakers
2 Yamaha NS-10 nearfield monitors
2 Auratone 5C nearfield monitors
Tannoy PS350B subwoofer
2 JBL LSR305 active studio monitors in live room soffits
5 OZ Audio Qmix HM-6 headphone mixers


16 548B input channels with API 312L mic preamplifiers
Fearn VT-2 2-channel vacuum tube microphone amplifier
Vintech X73i transformer-balanced preamp and EQ based on the Neve 1073
Avalon Vt 737sp vacuum tube preamp channel strips
API 3124+ discreet 4-


4 API 550A discrete 3-band equalizers
2 API 550B discrete 4-band equalizers
2 API 560 discrete 10-band graphic equalizers
4 Great River-Harrison Consoles 32EQs


Serpent Labs SB4001 stereo bus compressor
2 Empirical Labs EL8 Distressors
Universal Audio 1176LN limiting amplifier
Custom 1176 clone
2 DBX 161 compressor/limiter
2 DBX 160 compressor/limiter


3 AKG 414
6 AKG C451
2 AKG D12E
1 AKG “The Tube”
1 CAD Trion 7000
1 Cascade Victor
1 Crown PZM
2 Electrovoice RE-16
1 Electrovoice RE-20
5 Neumann U-87
4 Neumann KM-84
2 Neumann KM-100
1 Neumann TLM-170
1 Reslo Ribbon RBH
1 Sennhe


Aphex Aural Exciter


Martin D28 acoustic guitar
Epiphone Les Paul Pro electric guitar
“Forge” custom 5-string electric bass
G&L 4-string electric bass


Baldwin 7′ studio grand piano
Fender Rhodes Mark II Seventy-Three
Korg Triton
Yamaha Motif ES6
Alesis Qs 6.2 synthesizer


Yamaha Custom Recording Series drum set with Zildjian cymbals and Yamaha hardware
Giannini drum set with floating toms, Zildjian cymbals, and DW and Gibraltar hardware
5 piece custom maple Spaun drum set
Ayotte Keplinger snare
Custom Black Beauty snare
20 ply maple custum Tama snare
2 timbales and 2 additional snares
Assorted percussion instruments
Assorted music libraries and sound effects


Fender HotRod Deluxe tube guitar amp
Fender Tone Master guitar amp
Marshall JCM800 lead half stack tube amp
Marshall JCM900 lead half stack tube amp
Ampeg B15 tube combo bass amp


API 1608 recording console


24 simultaneous inputs and 32 outputs
Lynx Aurora 16 24-bit/192kHz mastering D/A and A/D converters with 16 analog inputs and outputs
Digidesign 192 I/O with 8 analog inputs and 16 analog outputs
ProTools|HD 3 ver. 10, MacPro 3.3Ghz 6-core, 32gb RAM


Lynx Aurora 16 24-bit/192kHz mastering D/A and A/D converters with 16 analog inputs and outputs


Hammond B3 organ with Leslie rotary speaker


(2) Panasonic GH3 cameras
Assorted lighting


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