The Studio


We've combined the expertise of two industry specialists, studio builder Chris Harmaty (Converse Rubber Tracks/Jungle City Studios) and technical consultant Brian Dorfman (Orchard Design, LLC) to make the 825 Records facility a premiere, state of the art, full service production establishment; Moreover, an upgraded, private home-base for Grammy Award winning engineer Butch Jones, producer Matty Amendola, and all of our current and future clients alike.


With significant gear upgrades in 2014, including that classic super-analogue SSL sound on every channel, as well as other modern and boutique outboard equipment, our control room driven by a true modular hybrid design is only the tip of the iceberg. Our dedicated live room is packed with Amendola's personal collection of drums, amps, mics, and guitars. An added photography/video suite with built in ceiling lighting, backdrops of all sorts, and a wide array accessories are setup at all times for visual projects of any size. Clients from out of town will be happy to know our facility also provides room and board services, including an eat-in kitchen, bathroom, and private bedroom.





Rooms & Desk:


Floating Live & Control Rooms by

Chris Harmaty (Audio Structures)

Rooms Tuned by 

Brian Dorfman (Orchard Design)

Sterling Modlar Desk & Rack

Interface, Conversion, Clocking & Monitoring:


Universal Audio Apollo 8XP

(2) Universal Audio Apollo Quad

(Cascaded for 52x70 I/O)

Burl B2 Bomber ADC

Cranborne 500ADAT

Dangerous D-Box +

Focal Solo6 Monitors

Yamaha NS10m Monitors

Hafler P3000 Power Amp

Crown D75 Power Amp

Telefunken Isolated Headphones

TC Electronic Clarity-M

Control Surfaces:

Avid Control & Artist Mix

Softibe Console One MKII

TC Electronic 2290-DT

TC Electronic 1210-DT

TC Electronic 8210-DT




Logic Pro X

Pro Tools 12

UA Luna 





Telefunken AK47

Telefunken AR-51

(3) Telefunken M60 FET

(2) Telefunken TK60, TK61, TK62

(3) Telefunken M80

(3) Telefunken M81

Telefunken M82

(2) Coles 4038 Ribbon

Aston Spirit

Slate Digital ML-1

(4) Slate Digital ML-2

Senheiser 421 II

Electro-Voice RE-20

(2) Earthworks SR40

(2) Earthworks P30HC

(2) Earthworks FlexWand FW730

(2) Royer R-101 Ribbon

Shure SM7B

(5) Shure SM57 & SM58

Shure 55SH II Dynamic

(2) 12 Gauge RED12 Omni

(2) 12 Gauge GREEN12 Cardiod

12 Gauge BLUE12 Condensor

12 Gauge BLACK212 Stereo 

(6) Audix Dynamics

(2) MXL 990

(2) MXL 991


Microphone Preamplifiers:

(4) Louder Than Liftoff Chroma

(2) Cranborne Camden Mic Pre

Avalon Vt737SP (Channel Strip)

(16) UA Apollo On-Board Pres

(4) UA 4710-D

UA LA-610 (Channel Strip)

Various UA Unison Preamps


Plug-Ins & Software:




SSL Duende



Melodyne 4 Studio


Kush Audio

NI Komplete Ultimate 10

Slate Digital

Sound Radix

Ivory II Grands & Uprights


EastWest (Various Bundles)

IK Multimedia

IK Multimedia Sample Tank 3


+ many, many, many more...



SSL Fusion

SSL X-Rack

(3) SSL Super Analouge EQ

(3) SSL Super Analogue Dynamic

SSL Stereo Bus Compressor

(2) Neve 542

(2) Pultec EQP-500S

(4) UA 4710 1176 Style Comps

UA LA610 (Comp & EQ)

(2) Empirical Labs Distressors

Zulu Passive Tape Emulator

Various 500 Series Modules

Louder Than Liftoff Chroma +

LTL Colour Modules (Various)




Gretsch Broadkaster Drum Kit

Gretsch Brooklyn Drum Kit

Sugar Percussion EV Drum Kit

Lugwig (Vintage) Drum Kit

Various Snares, Cymbals, & Perc.

LP Congas

Gibson ES-335 Custom Shop

Gibson 1974 Les Paul Special

Gibson 1976 Les Paul Deluxe

Gibson 2014 Les Paul Standard

Gibson 1959 Melody Maker

Gretsch Electromatic

Fender Baritone Blacktop Telecaster

1964 Silvertone 1478 Model

Fodera Custom Bass

Taylor GS Mini (Acoustic)

Epiphone DR-12 String (Acoustic)

Yamaha F325D (Acoustic)

Kala U-Bass

Rickebacker 4003 Bass

Epiphone Violin Bass

Danelectro 12 String

Danelectro 59’ Reissue

Yamaha Arius 162 Digital Piano



Vox AC315 (Celestion Greenbacks)

Marshall JMP1H

Orange PPC 112 (Celestion V30)

Fender Blues Junior (Celestion A)

Fender Original 65’ Super Reverb

Harmony 400C 1965 with:

(8"Jensen Blue Label Speaker)

Ampeg Micro SR & SVT210AV





From project to product, 825 offers full-service production for artists of any genre. Our team is available from the songwriting process to mastering, and everything in between. 



Collaborate with pro session musicians for your project anywhere in the world. We offer live individual instruments, full band instrumentation, and sampled orchestral arrangements




There's a difference between a good mix and having a product sound like a "record." Mixing, editing, and mastering is always available from a handful of select mix engineers here at 825. 



Whether it's an original composition or dynamic soundscape, 825's experienced production team can bring your visual content to completion. 




In addition to 15+ years as a professional musician, producer, and songwriter, Matty Amendola has been penned a "Great Gretsch Educator" by the renowned brand he also endorses. 

Besides offering to consult on everything from the music business to mix critiques, Amendola is available for virtual production lessons where students can share DAW's screen & audio. 


825 Records, Inc.

825 48th St.

Brooklyn, NY 11220




Matty Amendola


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