Recording Studio Owned by Graduate of SAE Institute Builds Bookings with New Clients in a Variety of Industries
April 03, 2014 --
New York, NY (PRWEB) April 03, 2014
Shaul Dover, a 2009 graduate of SAE Institute New Yorks Audio Technology Program, is the owner of Sweatshop Studios, an audio recording and production facility in Katonah, NY. Originally launched as a music production studio, Sweatshop has recently expanded its business by making its services available to creative professionals in the film, streaming web, and commercial production industries.
Dovers audio-related pursuits originally began as a hobby to support his childrens musical interests.
Before my kids started playing music, I had no experience in audio technology or the music business, says Dover. As their passion for music grew, I became increasingly fascinated by the recording and production process, and I realized that I required proper training in order to gain the experience and understanding that I was looking for.
He researched a number of audio engineering schools in the New York area, and after reviewing his choices, Dover decided to enroll at SAE Institute in Manhattan in 2008.
While other audio technology schools that I visited had rundown gear and consoles, SAEs equipment was the best and the most current, says Dover. I was also impressed by SAEs faculty, who really seemed interested in helping students to succeed. I felt that SAE was the right place for me to get a strong foundation in audio recording and production.
Before graduating from SAE, Dover began building Sweatshop. He enlisted famed audio architect John Storyk of the firm Walters-Storyk Design Group to plan the studios construction and optimize the acoustics of the live rooms. Dover also began accumulating gear and instruments under the guidance of SAE NYC faculty member Michael White, who was his teacher.
Sweatshops superior acoustics are a huge draw for clients, as is the studios proximity to Westchester residents who are in the entertainment industry and prefer to work close to home rather than trek to Manhattan.
Recent Sweatshop clients include:
- David Lettermans music director Paul Shaffer, whos recording a track for a new album
- Actress Maggie Q, who did ADR (automated dialogue replacement) work for the movie Divergent (Summit Entertainment/Lionsgate)
- Actor Ryan Reynolds, who did ADR for upcoming movie release The Voices (Lions Gate Entertainment) as well as for the films Turbo (DreamWorks/20th Century Fox), RIPD (Universal), and The Croods (DreamWorks)
- Rob Thomas, whos recording vocals for songs on the new Matchbox Twenty album North (Atlantic Records) and also recorded vocals for Santanas most recent album Guitar Heaven (Arista)
- Thalia, who has been working on her latest album Habitame Siempre (Sony Latin)
- Actor Jeffrey Tambor, who recorded ADR sessions for the original comedy series Transparent (Amazon Studios), the upcoming movies Trouble Dolls (Starstream Entertainment) and Merry Friggin' Christmas (Sycamore Pictures), and voiced commercials for Sabra Dipping Companys line of salsa and hummus products
- Gunhill Road, a 70s rock band which has reunited to track and mix a new album
My advice for SAE students or grads who want to open their own studio is to not do it for the money - do it for the love of it, and the rest will show up eventually, says Dover.
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