Recording Studio in Maryland

Hear our Yamaha grand piano!

Excerpts played by Dr. Noel Lester
Un-processed recordings made with a stereo ribbon mic
Piano tuned and voiced by Leonard Hanitchak


Listen for the different mixing/mastering styles including:
hot ‘n’ pumpy, clean and pristine, naturally ambient, “created” ambience,
dry studio, lower-fi retro-sound, open-air vs. brick wall mastering.

Differing levels of overall volume are normal. Some types of music are not appropriate for the “loudness wars” in which mastering engineers are sometimes forced to engage!

The First Light: Damascus United Methodist Living Christmas Tree (recorded live – 2018)

Shakespeare and Hawking: The Pen-Mars Jazz Auxiliary (2016) (D. Benson: composer, arranger)

Empathy and Autism: The Pen-Mars Jazz Auxiliary (2016) (D. Benson: composer, arranger)

(Everything I Do) I Do It For You: The Pen-Mars (2015) (arranger: D. Benson)

I Choose Jesus: The Cosgrove Sisters (live in the studio – 2017)

Someone To Watch Over Me: Sunday Night Big Band (Big band tracked live on location – 2018)

Nom De Plume: Danny Webber Quartet (live in the studio – 2017)

Quorum Blues: Brooks Tegler Sextet (podcast mix; live in the studio – 2018)

Mister Charlie: James Dapogny and the East Coast Chicagoans (recorded live in concert 2012)

Blue Miles: Kevin Peter Jones All Star Band (solos: Randy Brecker, Eric Marienthal; recorded live at Blues Alley Wash. DC Jan. 2014)

O Come, O Come Emmanuel: Polly Edmonds Baldridge, Walter G. Edmonds (live in the studio – 2014)

The Time Of Snow: Polly Edmonds Baldridge, Walter G. Edmonds (live in the studio – 2014)

The Blue, Blue Nile: Mark England (One-man band, live in studio – 2019)

When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder: The Bluegrass Chapel Band (live in the studio – 2016)

Great Is Thy Faithfulness: Curvin Stambaugh, organ (recorded in small church – 2014)

Full Organ: Van Knauss (recorded in large church – 2004)

Daughter of the Regiment: Marie Lester, Maryland Concert Opera (live performance, 2012)



Studio Recording in mono, 1950’s production values
“Oh Lady Be Good,” played by the Hagerstown Six, April 2013

Live Jazz Quintet recorded with 1940’s microphones, 2013
“Hocus Pocus,” performed by The Big Beat, Spring 2013

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