Mechanics Hall is a major recording venue - a favorite among leading recording engineers, producers and record companies worldwide. The Great Hall sound has been captured electronically and is used through sampling by recording engineers who need the Hall's unique and nearly perfect acoustic qualities in their recordings. Recordings made in the Great Hall have been honored with four Grammy awards and nine nominations!
Recording clients have included:
Gloria Dei Cantores
Cleveland String Quartet
Yo Yo Ma
Boston Modern Orchestra
Hartford Symphony Orchestra
Benefits of Recording in Mechanics Hall:
Optimum reverberation time
Low background noise
Two Hamburg Steinway D concert grand pianos
1864 Hook Brothers 52-stop, 4-manual tracker action pipe organ
Ample stage furnishings - music stands, musicians chairs, risers, etc.
Stage or floor recording setups
Recording control room
Freight elevator access to Great Hall and Control Room
Acoustically designed listening room
Optional use of customer equipment
In-house recording engineer
Closed-circuit TV monitoring
19 Microphone Lines permanently installed to the stage
6 Suspended Microphone lines
Large inventory of Microphone stands and cables
The Mechanics Hall Productions studio is available for smaller-scale recordings of voice, narrations or solo acoustic instruments. The recording control room and listening room can be used as a recording studio for simple stereo recordings, editing, and mastering CD production. Archival recording transfers from reel-to-reel tape, records, and cassettes to CD-R. Video services are also available.