24 Track Digital - Analog - Tube
Orphan Records is located in the loft of Michael Swart's classic downtown 30s Mill House garage. This is a full featured 24 track studio, loaded with vintage and modern tube amplifiers, an assortment of guitar options, full keyboards, and three sets of skins. Swart is not afraid to experiment and has been known to try unique solutions over the traditional approach.
Orphan is quite possibly one of the only studios in the area that utilizes tube gear during mixing/ monitoring, this via a reworked EICO HF-81 triode front end, EL-84 Williamson amp. Orphan is also under the "Less is More" recording philosophy - Overly processed, studio poached recordings can often yield sonic oatmeal. And where else can you run downstairs and hop on a BSA Royal Star and vintage VESPA for a 2am blast?
Orphan has reasonable hourly/session rates and welcomes new projects, schedule permitting.