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The Impact Crater - Home Studio

Pittsburgh , United States
Standard Opening Days
mon. tue. wed. thu. fri. sat.
Standard Opening Hours
From 10:00 To 20:30
Studio Type
  • Home Studio

  • Arrangement
  • Recording
  • Mastering
  • Mixing

  • Sound engineer included

Description - The Impact Crater

The Impact Crater has been slowly coming together over the last 15 years or so, and I'm finally ready to share it with anyone who'd like a look. It's a home studio, so you're not going to get the full studio experience with giant consoles and isolated vocal booths, but you will get the same end result: professional sounding recordings, carefully made to your exact specification. While I can accommodate any genre, my setup is ideal for smaller, more intimate projects (acoustic/folk, electronic, hip-hop, jazz, spoken word, etc.). As this is an in-home studio, a lot of effort has been put in to finding the highest quality ways of producing sound that can be contained with rational volumes (my studio is literally next-door to a three year-old's bedroom), with particular emphasis placed on building an impressive library of digital and softsynths, digital guitar effects, and high-quailty MIDI instruments and samples. I pride myself on breadth; if there's a sound that can be produced, I want to find a way to make it.

I'm happy to include the use of any of my gear, as well as perform any parts you need. Should any performance be beyond my recording capability or technical abilities, I'm also partnered with several musicians (guitars, acoustic drums, strings, horns) throughout the area who are willing to record for varying session fees.

I'm very passionate about making music, and I treat any of the art made by my clients with the same care I give my own. I'd like to be able to make a living recording, but I'm more interested in helping to produce artistic statements with real messages from real people.

Equipment List


Digital preamps by Apple, Acon, Korg


Sterling SP50
Sterling SP30
Samson R21S


Digitech and Zoom pedals, digital effects by Apple, Korg


Acoustic: Martin, Alvarez, Yamaha (12-string)

Electric: Ibanez, Aria Pro II, Squier

Bass: LTD, Epiphone, Dean (acoustic)

Ukuleles: Kohala (soprano, baritone)


MIDI: M-Audio Radium 49

Synths: Korg MicroKorg, Korg R3, M-Audio Venom

SoftSynths: Korg Legacy Collection (MS-20, Polysix, Mono/Poly, M1, WAVESTATION), Arturia Analog Lab (inc. models of ARP 2600, CS-80, Jupiter8, Matrix, MiniMoog, Moog Modular, Prophet, SEM, Solina String Machine synths, Vox, Farfisa, and B3 organs, and several stage pianos), AAS products (Ultra Analog, Strum Session, Lounge Lizard, and soundbanks for the AAS player), G-Froce M-Tron Pro (sampled Mellotron), Apple MIDI synths/instruments, u-he Podolski


In studio, I have an Alesis DM10 kit for use, as well as the ability to program drums. I am partnered with several musicians in the area who can provide professionally recorded acoustic drums for an additional fee.


Digital amp simulators by Apple, Digitech, Zoom


Behringer Xenyx 802


Percussion: djembe, cuica, shakers, claves, triangle, maraca, guiro,

Keyed: Stagg melodica, Hohner accordion

Misc: Hohner harmonicas, Otamatone, wooden flute, PVC didgeridoo, glockenspiel , kazoo, toys, bells, whistles, kitchen sinks, and an instrument of my creation called a Vexophone (a metal kazoo with the squaker from a dog toy stuck in the end)

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