recording studio




“Great bass sound”

Tony Garnier (Bob Dylan- bass/band leader)


“A great sounding live room”

Scott Young (chief engineer Avatar Studio NYC)


“The drums sound great”

Greta Brinkman ( L7, Moby)


“I am coming back here soon”

James Mcalister (Ester Drang , Jade Tree recording artist)


“You’ve got it right with this room”

Dan McLaughlin (engineer Dinosaur Jr, Fast Ball , Juliana Hatfield)

who we are

The Buddy Project is a New York City based recording studio and audio post-production company, providing audio & casting services for commercials, television, film, & digital content since 2002.

Studio rates available upon request

Engineers (Subject to availability)

Jon Mizrachi Upon Request
Shane O’ Conner Upon Request
Tommy Eichman Upon Request
Kieran Kelly Upon Request
Zach McNees Upon Request

2 week Notice is required for any studio cancellations

the team

Kieran Kelly

Studio Owner/ Producer/ Engineer/ Mixer

Kieran was born in the French Quarter in New Orleans, and raised in Flint, Michigan. He was deeply influenced by his music-loving parents throughout his childhood. Kieran’s mother owned an independent record store specializing in Punk and New Wave music, his musician father had six-year old Kieran filling in the drummer position in his impromptu jam sessions on a regular basis. Through this he was exposed to an eclectic range of music from Cole Porter, Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, to the Rolling Stones, which would leave a lasting impression. Kieran in addition to owning The Buddy Project is a staff producer at Rabadash Studios in New Orleans. Some of the albums created at The Buddy Project include Sufjan Steven’s “Illinoise”Julia Stone’s “The Memory Machine”, Farryl Purkiss’s “Home” and Angus & Julia Stone’s “Down The Way” Kieran has earned Multi Platinum records in Australia , France (Angus & Julia Stone’s “Down The Way”) and New Zealand (Midnight Youth’s “The Brave Don’t Run”) and a Gold Record in the U.S. (Better Than Ezra’s “Friction Baby”). He produced, mixed and engineered original recordings that have appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, FX, MTV, Showtime, The Sundance Channel and NPR. In 2007 Kieran was invited to speak in front of Congress representing independent labels in the congressional hearing for web radio royalties. He has designed sound for The Museum of Art and Design in Manhattan. Kieran’s production and mixing for Angus and Julia Stone’s “Down The Way” in 2010 won 8 Australian ARIA awards. In 2014 he produced Farryl Purkiss’ album “Home” which was nominated for a South African SAMA award. 2015 had Kieran working on both sides of the globe producing Dutch duo Vonder And Bloom’s ” Follow You Back Home” as well as Melbourne Australia’s Hollow Drums forthcoming debut. 2016 Saw “Cosmos” For Peruvian Rocker Pipe Villran named Rock Album of the Year by Peru’s La Republica. Kieran Proudly Endorses Eisen Audio Pre Amps Tul Microphones As a Producer Kieran is exclusively represented by Steven Scharf for Steven Scharf Entertainment Contact Here.


Julia Stone"My Baby" (The Memory Machine) Produced and Engineered
Madison Square Gardens "My Ex Girlfriend" (Is A Bad Lesbian On Drugs) ("Don't Name The Pig") Produced and Engineered
Matt Johnson "Note to Self" ("Cage Fighter") Engineered
Angus & Julia Stone "Hold On"
 (Down The Way) Produced, Engineered and Mixed
Sons of the West "Black Blood" Recorded
The Receiver "Corner Pt 2(Decades) Produced, Engineered and Mixed
Aaron Tashjan "Little Fire Cracker(Hard Love and Free Luck) Produced and Engineered
Will Stratton "Who WIll("No Wonder") Produced, Engineered and Mixed
Elaine LaChica "The Lake("I think I can see the Ocean") Produced, Engineered/ Mixed


Producer/Engineer/Mix Engineer

Shane O’Connor is a rock recording engineer and producer. Shane has worked with artists such as Tab The Band, Madi Diaz, The Blue Pages, and Blackbutton. Residing in New York City (as well as Boston), Shane O’Connor is known for recording bands in a live-in-studio format, with an emphasis on organic and emotional performances. Shane currently works out of The Buddy Project as well as Skyline Recording Studio in Manhattan, Rough Magic Recording Studio in Brooklyn NY as well as Q Division Recording Studio in Boston Ma. Shane’s career in music production started in a punk rock fashion, recording bands in basements and attic spaces with whatever equipment was available. Soon, he was working as an assistant at Q Division Recording Studio in Somerville Ma. Here Shane learned from seasoned veterans about recording techniques of decades past. This background, in combintation with a degree in Music Production and Engineering from Berklee College Of Music put Shane in a unique niche as a recording engineer and producer. Today, along with engineering, mixing and producing records, Shane holds seminars on recording as well as private lessons in music production. He has been featured and written for Northeast Performer, The Deli Magazine, and various blogs.


Xylofaux (Producer/ Engineer)

The False Alarms (Engineer, Mix Engineer)

Tab The Band – North Street Records (Engineer)

Jason Anderson (K Records) (Engineer)

The Peasantry – MTM Records (Producer/Engineer)

Cougar In The Workplace (Producer/Engineer/Mix Engineer)

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Ariel Loh is a music producer and composer based in Astoria, New York City. He attended SUNY Purchase for his undergraduate in studio production while spending time working at Electrical Audio, Stratosphere Sound, and Studio G. A passion for vintage analog synthesizers manifests in both his indie-rock productions and film scoring alike. His work has made appearances on Vice, Variety, MTV, Yahoo, AOL, Huffington Post, at Sundance Film Festival, and more. Ariel also works as a staff engineer at Smash Studios in Manhattan.


Yoke Lore - Hold Me Down (production, engineering)

Spritzer - Getaway (production, additional engineering, mixing, mastering)

Stone Cold Fox - Tunnel Vision production, engineering, mixing)

Stone Cold Fox - Memory Palace (production, engineering, mixing)

Stone Cold Fox - The Young (production, engineering, mixing)

Birch - Halfway (production, engineering, mixing)



In addition to being a producer/engineer/mixer, Jon Mizrachi is also an avid performer and arranger. As a graduate of The Hartt School of Music, he prides himself in his ability to play seven instruments, program slick electronic beats, and is often found lending his sound to records made at The Buddy Project. He spends most of his time working as a song plugger for a major publishing company licensing music in film, TV, and advertising. Working with Jon might actually end up making you some money….probably not though.


Foxfur – “The Best I Can” (Producer/Engineer/Programmer/Performer)

Monahan – “Pendulum’s Heart” (Producer/Programmer/Performer)

Essie Jain – "Stop" (Engineer/Performer)

The Receiver – "Afternoon" (Remix) (Remixer/Programmer)

Eschellon – "Berceuse" (Producer/Engineer/Programmer)

Insik Sate – "We Then Turned To Vapor" (Composer/Producer/Programmer)

Curator – "You Both Make A Good Case" (Composer/Engineer/Performer)

Foxfur - “Means To An End” (2010)- Producer/Engineer/Programmer/Performer

Essie Jain - "The Inbetween" (2009, Leaf Label) - Engineer/Performer

Afuche - “I Made Dots...” (2009) - Performer/Arranger

Insik Sate - “Bells & Whistles” (2009), “Re-Receiver" EP (2008, Stunning Models On Display)

“Promotionless Shame” (2006) - Producer/Programmer/Composer


SElected recordings


Angus & Julia Stone – “Down the Way”

Julia Stone – “The Memory Machine”

Matt Johnson – Jeff Buckley,  St. Vincent “Cage Fighter”

Sufjan Stevens– “Illinoise”, “Avalanche

Marc Stepro – Panic At The Disco – Drummer

Matt Safer-  The Rapture

Cameron Deyell-  SIA

Cat Popper – Ryan Adam’s Cardinals

Ari Hest “Guilty Heart” EP,

Michael Lerner – The Antlers

Darren Jesse – Ben Folds Five

Virginia Luque – (Andres Segovia’s last student)

Justin Tranter – Writer of Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” and Gwen Stefan’s “Used To Love You”

The Gregory Brothers

Andrew Rose Gregory – “The color red and other songs about the power of love”,

The Open Sea – Ari Hest & Rosi Golan) “Little Apple”

Kim Thompson – BeyonceJay ZMike Stern

Nate Campany – Tove Lo ,Carly Rae Jepsen

Joe Kennedy – Pete YornMacy Gray

Rhett Miller – Old 97’s

Greta Brinkman – Moby ,L7  “Tribute to PIL

Sons of the West – Debut Record,

The Dash – The Dash”

Midnight Youth

Park Ranger – “Safe Without Sound”,

Countess of Persia – “Super Birthday Battle Cake”,

Paul Stivitts – Lauren Hill, Maynard FergusonBrave ComboToby Lightman

Sim Cain – Ween, Rollin’s Band, Marc Ribot – Drummer

Jeremy Kay – Sharon Jones And The Dap Kings

Osso String Quartet – My Brightest DiamondKanye West 

Tony Garnier – Bob Dylan – Bass/Bandleader

Bayside: Pre-Production for “The Walking Wounded”

The Affair – “Yes Yes to You”

The Waylon’s – “The Waylons”

Tommy Price (Billy Idol )- ”Tribute to PIL”

The Break Mission – “The Break Mission”

Jay Sherman-Godfrey – “Two Score”

Kathy Zimmer – “Spare Key”

Salazar – “Cinematocracy”

Protocol: – “Protocol”

Rajesh Haldar – “Hello Young World, Vol2”

Susan Enan

Johanna Schubert – Self Titled


our services


We offer recording services at our location in Astoria, Queens.


We offer engineering services at our location in Astoria, Queen

voice over

We offer VO services at our location in Astoria, Queen


We offer mixing services at our location in Astoria, Queen

sound design / v.o

by request

If you require a sound design or v.o sample of our work, please



Pro Tools HD2 8.1
Aurora 16 w PT HD card
Central Station w/ Remote
Folcrom summing box
KRK 6000 Speakers
Genelec 1029a speaker
Mac Pro 2.66 GHZ 5Gigs of RAM


Marshall Plexi 1972 w 1960TV Cab (Celestion Vintage 30s)
Vox AC15
Fender 1965 Twin Reissue
Orange AD15
Magnatone 432
Fender 1965 Vibrolux
Fender Vibroverb

Additional amps are available for a small additional fee and usually available the same day

Marshall JCM800
Fender Deluxe
Mesa Dual Rectifier
Bruno “Baby Bruno” (50’s deluxe design)


Soundelux e47
A/T 4033
A/T 4041(2)
AKG 451 (2)
Beyer m160 (2)
Studio Projects B1 (2)
Shure sm7
AKG d112
AKG d160
Bing Carbon Microphone
Beyer m201
Blue Baby Bottle
EV 635
Heil PR 40
Microtech Geffel um70 (W/ Audio Upgrades Mod)
MXL V69 (Tube)
Oktava Ml 52 (Ribbon)
Sennheiser 421
Sennheiser E609 silver(2)
Shure SM57 (2)


PRE AMPS/EQ’s (16 Channels)

API “lunch Box” containing
AwTac ACA (2)
Eisen Audio “agressive”(2)
Eisen Audio “Big and Classic”(2)
Eisen Audio “Hi- Fi” (2)
Eisen “Aggressive mids”(2)
Warm Audio WA12 (2)
Focusrite 428 (4 channel)
Altec 1592b
Purple LilPEQr (2)

COMPRESSORS (10 Channels)

Manley Vari-Mu
SSL E series Buss compressor clone (the Best SSL, just Ask Tony Visconti)
Custom 1176 LN (transformer in and out Rev F)
Manley ELOP
dbx 119 (Oasis/ the Chemical Brother’s fav.)

Warm Audio WA76 (2)

Fender Strat
Epiphone Casino
Taylor 410


Gretsch (1976 rock kit – drums proudly optimized by Nodar Rode)
14″ tom
16″ Floor
18″ Floor
18″ kick
24″ kick

Slingerland (1972 Jazz kit – drums proudly optimized by Nodar Rode)
12″ tom
14″ floor
20″ kick

Pearl Prestige Session Select (Contemporary)
10″ tom
12″ tom


Black hawg 14x 6.5 Brass
Tama Stewart Copeland 14×5.5 Brass
Leedy 1950’s Mahogany 14×5
Gretsch 1960’s Birch 14×5
Custom ” Keller” maple 14 x 7
Ludwig “Supraphonic” 14×5
Slingerland Marching drum
Pacifica maple 14×5 ( refined by Nodar Rode)


Yamaha M1 upright Piano (tuned regularly)
Wurlitzer 200a
Yamaha DGX-505
Prophet 12


Gibson Les Paul 1972
Fender 60s Tele
Fender Strat
Epiphone Casino
Taylor 410


Fender Precision


Site Design

Nodar Rode – Drum Guru

Record Label

AMAZING Microphone PreAmps

Massey Plugins


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