New England

Zippah Recording Studios

The Scoop

With a collection of carefully-selected gear that has taken 25+ years to acquire, a career’s worth of experience from Producer Brian Charles and EngineerAnnie Hoffman, Zippah Recording has got something really special going on. Combine this chemistry with your musical creativity and you're on your way to making the recordings of your dreams.

ROOM RATES with ENGINEER (hourly): $60-80, Contact for Rates
Clients/Credits: The Figgs, The Gigolo Aunts, The Douglas Fir, The Gravy, The Slip, The Uppercrust, Bright Eyes, Azure Ray, The Faint, The Field Effect, The Sheila Divine, The Flying Ants, Camel City Drivers
Associated/Partnered With: Zippah Records
Key Staff / In-House or Associated Talent: Brian Charles, Annie Hoffman


Consoles, DAWs, Tape Machines: 64-input Neotek Elite console, Pro Tools HD2 Accel, Lynx Aurora 16 Converters, Studer A-80 MK IV; Apogee Rosetta, Alesis Masterlink
Outboard Gear: Requisite L2M Mark III with Tube Regulated Power Supply, Tube Tech CL 1A, Gates Sta-Level Vari-Mu Comp/Limiter, Maxson Dept. Of Commerce Tube Limiter, Federal AM-864U Tube Compressor, Collins 26U Tube Limiter, Altec 436C Tube Compressor/pre, Spectra Sonics 610 Comp/Limiter, Neve Portico 5043 Dual Compressor, Elysia Xpressor 500, EMI Chandler TG1 Dual Limiter, Manley EL-OP Stereo Compressor, UREI JBL 7110 Compressor/Limiter (4), Purple Audio MC76 Compressor, Empirical Labs Distressor (2), ADR Vocal Stressor F769X-R, Bellari RP583 Dual Compressor, dbx 160X Compressor, dbx 166 Compressor (2), dbx 172 Super Gate, dbx 263X De-Esser, dbx 363X Dual Gate, (REAL!) 8 Ft. Stereo Reverb Plate w/remote control (made by Audicon), Eventide H3000 Ultra-Harmonizer, Yamaha SPX-90, Yamaha SPX-90 II, A-Designs P1 Preamp, Altec 436C Compressor, API 512c Preamp (2), Lexicon PCM-42 Digital Delay, Lexicon PCM-70 Digital Effects, Lexicon PCM-90 Digital Reverb, UREI 545 Parametric EQ (2), UREI 530 Graphic EQ (2), Skibbe Electronics 736-5 Mic Pre (2), Audio Baton Blonder-Tongue, Purple Audio Biz Preamp, ADR Vocal Stressor F769X-R, No Toasters Nice Pair Preamps, Echoplex EP-4, Roland RE-201 Space Echo, AD202 Analog Delay, Tech 21 Sansamp PSA-1
Microphones: Neumann U47 Longbody, AKG 414 (2), AKG 391 (2), AKG D112, AKG SE 300b (2), Audio-Technica AT4047, Audio-Technica AT3525 (2), Audio-Technica AT4051 (2), Audio-Technica 220 XL, Audix D6, Beyer M69 (2), Electro Voice PL-10, Electro Voice PL-20, Electro Voice RE-10 (3), Electro Voice RE-16, Oktava MK12, Placid Audio Copperphone, RCA 77-DX, RCA 44, RCA 74B, Rupert Neve / SE RNR-1, Rupert Neve / SE RN-17 (2), Sennheiser MD421 (3), Shure Beta 58 (2), Shure SM57 (4), Shure SM58 (2), Shure SM59, Shure SM81, Shure SM94, Shure PE50SP Superpro, Yamaha Subkick, VP88 stereo, Royer SF-12 Stereo Ribbon, Coles 4038 (pair), AEA R84 Ribbon, Cascade Fathead 2, Fostex M77RP, Fostex M88RP, Milab DC-96b, Microtech Gefell UM92
Monitoring: Yamaha NS-10, Yamaha NS-20, UREI 809
Software: Massive arsenal of plug-ins, including Native Instruments Komplete, Soundtoys, and Waves Mercury Bundles
Instruments & Amps: Hume Upright Piano, Tom Thumb Upright Piano, Hammond M3 Organ w/ Leslie Speaker, Wurlitzer Funmaker Organ, Mellotron M400, Optigan, Toy Piano, Kurtzweil K2000, MIDI Keystation (w/ Native Instruments Komplete), Fender Precision Bass (1972), Guild D-25 Acoustic Guitar (1978), 1962 Ludwig Downbeat 4-Piece Kit, 1972 Ludwig Vistalite 4-Piece Kit, Vintage Slingerland Maple 4-Piece Kit, Vox AC30, Vintage Fender Bassman Silverface, Vintage Fender Bandmaster Blackface, Vintage Fender Closed-back 2×12 Cabinet, Vintage Sunn Sorado, Vintage Gibson Minuteman GA-20 RVT, Vintage Silvertone Combo, Marshall JVM 210H, Mesa Nomad 100