Hello and welcome to the studio. This is engineer Jim Clouse and I’m here to tell you a little bit about Park West. Please check out the Multimedia and Photo areas to hear and see what we do here.
Built in the Fall of 2000 by Rick Farbrother and myself, the studio is located in the Prospect Park South area of Brooklyn, home to the largest array of Century-Old Victorian houses in the country.
There are four isolation rooms(drums, grand piano, acoustic bass, and vocal/guitar/percussion), surrounding the main room, which can accommodate an additional three or four players. Every room has a view of the other and each musician has a twelve channel mixer with an outboard reverb module for the perfect headphone mix during your session.
Set #1- a 1960’s Slingerland. Sounds like the jazz kits of the same era. 20” kik, 13” and 16” toms.
Set #2- a 1970’s Gretch. Great for pop, rock and r&b.
20” kik, 12”, 13” and 14” toms.
There’s also a bronze and two wood snares, heavy duty Pearle hardware and my own collection of vintage K’s and Sabien cymbals.
You’re also welcome to bring your own set. However, in five years, only two drummers have brought their own. Everyone loves these sets.
Kawai 6’ 3” grand, 20 years old. The certified technician is Mike Miccio.
Recently I have also added a vintage 1960 Tweed Fender Champ Amp, with the original tubes and speaker.
I record to Digital Performer via a dual processor Macintosh. Tracking, mixing and mastering can all be done here and 99% of all my clients do just that. My digital editing skills are fast and accurate; and as an active musician in New York since 1975, I have performed with nearly every musician listed in the Clientele.
Thank you and enjoy the rest of the site. I look forward to recording your music.