Q.E.D. is proud to offer the ability to affordably record your podcast or voiceover work from our brand new studio! Our basement studio is equipped to record four people at a time, with the option to patch in sound from your laptop, iPhone, iPad, etc.
Our audio interface allows you to record each vocal onto its own track, so you can easily adjust volume and EQ in post. If you're not tech-savvy, we offer the option to have a dedicated technician on hand during recording who will mix and send you a completed track following your session.
COVID NOTICE - The room is enclosed and is only available to individuals or parties up to 4 who are able to be in a room together and vaccinated. There is no ventilation. If you need tech, your technician will be in a separate room.
ALL MUST BE VACCINATED per NYC mandate. Read the policy here.
HOURS OF OPERATION***
Sun - Thu - 12PM - 9PM
Fri - Sat - 12PM - 10PM
***This is a general schedule. Some days are blocked off for rentals and holidays. The online scheduler below will have all the current available slots.
DO YOU NEED TECH ASSISTANCE? (Please read carefully)
Please specify whether or not you need a tech when you make your reservation. Otherwise, you are expected to bring your own laptop with you to the studio and monitor recording yourself. Our staff cannot leave the upstairs area to assist you with tech needs, so please make sure you are comfortable recording if you do not reserve a tech.
We require 7 days notice for tech requests. Requests made with less than 7 days notice cannot be accommodated.
The rate to reserve a tech is $25/hour. On Saturdays & Sundays, there is a two hour minimum for tech. Cash payment for tech assistance is strongly preferred at the conclusion of your session.
A technician will record your session, monitor levels throughout and deliver the recorded file after the session. They will be in an isolated area separate from the studio, so you will have privacy for yourself and your guests.
A Google Drive link to a mixed waveform and/or mp3 will be sent within 48 hours, and you will have 30 days to download your recording. Recordings may be removed from our Drive after 30 days without notice due to our limited storage space and the high volume of recordings we store. Please download and back up your recordings ASAP. You are also more than welcome to bring a portable hard drive for our engineer to transfer the session to you. Please make sure your hard drive is formatted for Mac.
Again, if you are not already comfortable recording on your own, we highly recommend reserving a tech to make sure you get the most out of your studio time.
Payments for rental must be made in advance at the time of scheduling. If you've requested a technician, they can be paid in person at the conclusion of the session. Payment for 4-pack sessions must be made at the time of booking to receive a 25% discount. Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to your reservation to avoid paying in full. Complete no-shows will be prohibited from re-booking our techs.
A) We can only accommodate four people in the studio at a time, regardless of whether or not they are on mic. Additional guests will need to wait upstairs in the cafe area.
B) No outside food or beverages can be brought into QED, but food and beverages purchased at QED are welcome inside the studio during recording. If you have guests, please make sure they are aware of this rule.
C) We are a performance space and open to the public, so if you book your session during public / open hours, be aware that an event may be taking place upstairs. Very little noise bleeds through the recording, but if you require absolute silence we recommend booking your session during times when no shows are in progress. Our calendar lists all shows and events.
(1) Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 (2nd Gen) USB Audio Interface w/ four XLR inputs and four line inputs with mulitracking capabilities
(4) Adjustable Suspension Boom Scissor Arm Stands w/ pop filters and adjustable phone holders (so you can FB live your session)
(4) Tascam TH-02 Closed Black Studio Headphones w/ adjustable volume for each pair via four-channel headphone splitter amp
(4) Samson R21S Dynamic Microphones
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If you're wondering how great the sound is at QED Studios, here are some podcasts that regularly record here: