Pilot Recording Studios

Oct 1, 2001 12:00 PM


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Company Name: Pilot Recording Studios Inc.
Company Contact: Will Schillinger, owner.
Services Offered: Audio recording, mixing, mastering and editing; remote recording services available.
Main Technology Platforms:
60-input Neve V-3 w/Flying Fader automation, Studer A827 analog 24-track machines, Studer 1/2-inch decks, Pro Tools Mix Plus/24-bit system, extensive analog and digital outboard signal processing, Tannoy DMT 15 MkII speakers, Perreaux 9000B and Hot House amplifiers.
Partial Client List:
Junior Brown, Marshall Crenshaw, Paul Schaffer & NBC Band, Marc Cohn, Kenny Baron, Chico Hamilton, Sean Lennon, David Garza, Joey Ramone, Patty Scialfa, Lemonheads.

Pilot Recording Studios
59 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011

Tel.: 212-255-5544

Website: www.pilotrecording.com
Email: info@pilotrecording.com

Pilot Recording Studios provides the ultimate in tracking and mixing environments. Featuring an acoustically exceptional live room with high ceilings, isolation booths and an unsurpassed room ambience, Pilot has earned a reputation for outstanding drum sounds and basic tracks. A spacious studio located in the heart of Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, Pilot offers exclusive lockout sessions, extreme privacy and a comfortable lounge with numerous client amenities.

Founded by owner, producer/engineer Will Schillinger in 1992, Pilot was designed by Frank Comentale, with additional design by Wilbur Systems Limited. Pilot Recording Studios takes its name from Schillinger's love of flying, a passion second only to audio and recording. The kind of precision, attention to detail and reliability that are critical to aviation are amply evident in Pilot's carefully considered design and its high standards of maintenance. Some recent clients include Junior Brown, Marshall Crenshaw, Marc Cohn, Kenny Baron, Chico Hamilton, Sean Lennon, David Garza, Tricky, Joey Ramone, Patty Scialfa and the Lemonheads.

The tracking room has been the site of sessions ranging from major-label music projects to multimedia work to extensive film scoring and more. The spacious 24/48-track control room features a Neve V-3 console with Uptown/P&G Flying Fader automation, Studer A827 analog 24-track machines, Studer 1/2-inch decks and a Pro-Tools Mix Plus/24-bit system. The monitoring system incorporates the new Tannoy DMT 15 MkII speakers, powered by Perreaux 9000B amplifiers, as well as an assortment of Hot House-powered near-field speakers.

Pilot offers an extensive microphone collection of over 150 models, including vintage matched pairs with and without tubes and a variety of ribbon mics, including dozens of RCAs. The outboard list is lengthy, including many Class-A mic pre’s, more than 35 limiters, a collection of new and vintage effects, and a variety of high-end tube equalizers. The facility is also home to a large variety of vintage instruments, including a rare Yamaha C-7 Grand Piano, Hammond B-3 with Leslie, Clavinet, Wurlitzer electric piano, Estey pump organ, two Harmoniums, toy pianos, over 30 acoustic and electric guitars, many guitar and bass amps, and a wide selection of drums (including over 35 snares).

In addition to Studio A, Pilot also offers a Pro Tools editing suite, which has been used for many applications, from film scoring and digital editing to CD mastering. Equipment includes a Mackie 32 and a full complement of MIDI gear and software. Pilot takes pride in its mastering work and accommodates many formats, including audio production for multimedia.

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