The Samurai Hotel Recording Studio now offers the best in analog and digital recording and mixing for live bands and instrumentalists. Our approach to every session is about precision, hard work, and the refinement of the production, recording, as well as the mixing process for our artists.

We handle mixing projects for every music genre and voice-overs and sound for video. The Samurai Hotel has a state of the art studio that boasts an 800 square foot live room with 18-foot ceilings, two isolation rooms, and a vocal isolation booth. We are fully equipped to record everyone from solo singers to 18 piece bands.

As musicians ourselves, we take our sound technology seriously. The Samurai Hotel features only the best equipment, including a wide array of mircrophones, outboard microphone pre-amps coupled with the API DSM 24-channel mixing console. We also provide Otari MX-80 2” analog tape recording. In addition, our writer’s suite is equipped with the Avid Control 24 with both rooms running Pro-Tools HD. For more information on our gear, view our equipment list.


The Samurai Hotel offers live on-site multi-track digital recording up to 32 channels.
All location recording dates will be negotiated on a case by case basis, depending on complexity of setup,
time required, and transportation requirements.


Owner/Chief engineer David Stoller has been involved in the NYC/Philadelphia music industry for two decades.
His early experience as producer, audio engineer, working musician, and graduate from Drexel University had led him to a position as an assistant engineer at the legendary Sony Music Studio’s NYC in 2004. It was at Sony where David refined his craft by working close with top industry engineers and various artists like Wallace Roney, Harry Connick Jr., Yo-Yo-Ma, LL Cool J, and Kenny Garrett.

After Sony closed doors in 2008, David set out to start The Samurai Hotel Recording Studio in Brooklyn. In the fall of 2012 David expanded his studio to a larger space in Astoria, NY. He has maintained a strong emphasis on recording Jazz and brings a diverse variety of expert experiences in Electronic, Rock, Urban and Classical genres.


Digidesign Control24

Apogee Symphony I/O (2)
Digi 192 (1)
Lynx Aurora (1)
Lavry 4496 (2ch AD/2ch DA)

Yamaha NS-10
Hot House PRM165
Bryston 4B
Furman HR-6 Headphone Remotes

Mic Preamps
Millenia HV3D 8ch
Chandler TG (2)
API 3124 4ch (2)
Manley Vox Box
Manley 2ch
Digi Control24 16ch
TNC 1073 (4)
AEA The Ribbon Pre 2ch

Neuman U87 (2)
Neuman KM184 (2)
Neuman KM185 (2)
Neuman TLM103
Neuman M149
Lawson ELAM251
Royer 121 (2)
AEA R84 (1)
Avantone C12 (2)
Studio Electronic C1 (4)
Sennheiser 421 (4)
AKG 414 B ULS (3)
AKG 451 (2)
AKG D112 (2)
Shure SM7
Shure SM57 (6)
Shure Beta 87A (2)
Shure SM81 (2)
Shure SM98A (3)
B&K4011 (1)
EV RE20 (1)
EV 635A (1)
Audio Electronica 4047 (1)
Audio Electronica 2500
Earth Works SR71 (2)
TNC ACM900 (1)
TNC ACM310 (4)
Rode NT1

API 2500
RNC 1773


Steinway D Built 1929 rebuilt by Faust-Harrison/
Hammond B3
Fender Rhodes 73

Sonor Designer Series 4pc (20,14,10,51/2x14 Snare)
1960’s Rogers/Gretsh (18,14,12)
1968 Ludwig (20,16,13)
Ayotte (24,16,13)

Ampeg Gemini 15
Gallien Krueger 700RB
MarkBass TRV151P

Fender Twinverb
Marshall JCM 2000 6W
Marshall ValveState S80


A 50% deposit will be required to confirm all studio bookings. The deposit will be applied to your session.
If your deposit is not received your time may be forfeited to another client. Cancellation or re-scheduling of a session involving a deposit will be refunded less 10% if your time is successfully re-booked. Your deposit will not be refunded or applied to future bookings if the date is not re-booked.

There is a two-hour minimum for tracking bands, drums, or piano.


Payment is required upon completion of each session. Payment may be made by cash, personal or company check, money order, or Credit Card (+3%). There is a $35 fee for returned checks. 

Billing will occur from the beginning of your scheduled time regardless of what time you arrive. When possible you may move-in and start setting up one hour prior to your scheduled start time. Please be mindful that billing begins as soon as the engineer starts working with you in any capacity when arriving before scheduled time. This includes instrument setup, microphone placement, level setting, client data preparation, CD burning, etc. Extra time will be billed in 30 minute increments. 

Piano tuning is a flat $110 per tuning fee. We will schedule our piano tuner to tune the instrument prior to your session. We assume that if you are using the piano on your session, you will want it tuned. If you do not wish the piano to be tuned, please notify us at the time of booking.


The client who has made the booking with us is responsible for any damage to our facilities or equipment by anyone in attendance at your session (guests and musicians).