Marcata Recording was first started by The Walkmen in 2000 as a purely analog facility. Inside those walls they recorded, and/or mixed most, if not all of their releases up to 2007, along with many a record by their friends, and peers alike.
I came on board in 2003 and took over daily operations and engineering duties, bringing in a collection of vintage mics, and preamps, and a long history with what makes a great live performance from the decade of work as the chief soundman/designer at the now defunkt but not forgotten Brownies, Northsix, Thread Waxing Space, Warsaw, and other venues that churned out so many great bands over the years.
The old Marcata -Harlem was built inside an old Nascar production facility, and had a very distinctive sound which I am pleased to say I have been able to replicate in the new location. In addition there is a 2nd bigger live room, offering two distinct choices of room sounds.
I maintain a number of other great studios which I can get at great prices throughout the tri state area, and in the city.
Marcata Recording is a concept more than a place, that specializes in old school techniques, gear, and huge reverberant spaces mixed with a working knowledge of performance, modern/digital technology, and production... what the hell is production anyway? Well, as it turns out, if you ask almost anyone and try to get a straight answer, I'd say no one really knows... But I try to nurture great performances from bands, as much as I will tell you when you are sucking!