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Avatar Studios is a full service, multi-room recording facility in New York City. We have been recording hits for over 30 years.

We are known for great acoustic spaces, well maintained vintage gear, competent staff and professional client services.

Our specialty is orchestral recordings (able to accommodate up to 60+ pieces), Jazz, Rock, music for film / TV / commercials, and Broadway cast albums. Over 400 Gold & Platinum records have been recorded here.

We can take care of your recording needs from writing and pre-production to tracking, mixing and mastering, all under one roof.

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Keith Urban in Studio G

Published on Sep 12, 2013

In an interview with WSJ reporter John Jurgensen, country singer and guitarist Keith Urban talks about the pop influences on his new album, “Fuse,” and connecting with the judges joining him on “American Idol.”

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News and Updates

Grammy 58 logoThe nominees for the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards were announced (full list).  The following projects were done at Avatar Studios.  Congratulations to all the nominees!

7. Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern

Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap
Label: RPM/Columbia

8. Best Pop Vocal Album

Before This World

James Taylor
Label: Concord

31. Best Improvised Jazz Solo

Giant Steps

Joey Alexander, soloist
Track from: My Favorite Things
Label: Motema Music

32. Best Jazz Vocal Album

For One To Love

Cécile McLorin Salvant
Label: Mack Avenue

33. Best Jazz Instrumental Album

My Favorite Things

Joey Alexander
Label: Motema Music

34. Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

The Thompson Fields

Maria Schneider Orchestra
Label: ArtistShare

35. Best Latin Jazz Album

Suite Caminos

Gonzalo Rubalcaba
Label: 5Passion

50. Best Folk Album

Didn’t He Ramble

Glen Hansard
Label: Anti

57. Best Musical Theater Album

An American In Paris

Leanne Cope, Max von Essen, Robert Fairchild, Jill Paice & Brandon Uranowitz, principal soloists; Rob Fisher & Scott Lehrer, producers (George Gershwin, composer; Ira Gershwin, lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast)
Label: Masterworks Broadway

Fun Home

Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn, Sydney Lucas, Beth Malone & Emily Skeggs, principal soloists; Philip Chaffin & Tommy Krasker, producers (Jeanine Tesori, composer; Lisa Kron, lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast)
Label: PS Classics


Daveed Diggs, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jonathan Groff, Christopher Jackson, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom, Jr., Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos & Phillipa Soo, principal soloists; Alex Lacamoire, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bill Sherman, Ahmir Thompson & Tarik Trotter, producers; Lin-Manuel Miranda, composer & lyricist (Original Broadway Cast)
Label: Atlantic

62. Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappela

You And The Night And The Music

John Fedchock, arranger (John Fedchock New York Big Band)
Track from: Like It Is
Label: Mama Records

63. Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)

Maria Schneider, arranger (David Bowie)
Track from: Nothing Has Changed
Label: Legacy/Columbia

83. Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

Before This World

Dave O’Donnell, engineer; Ted Jensen, mastering engineer (James Taylor)
Label: Concord Records


The cast of The Hunchback of Notre Dame recorded at Avatar Studios from September 28-30. The album will be released by Ghostlight Records in January 2016.

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Stephen Schwartz, Alan Menken

Ben Folds with yMusic performs “Steven’s Last Night In Town” live at Avatar Studios (in Studio A) for WFUV. Recorded 8/18/15.

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