Testimonials

Testimonials

Music Production Services

"Blue Sky's Scott Apicelli is someone I love having at the controls in the recording studio.  He has ears you can absolutely count on for the finest nuances of pitch, musical line, and rhythm.

Nothing escapes his ears which is why he is such a gifted arranger and producer.  Top that with kindness, humor, and an ability to both encourage your best performance and put your mind at ease, that adds up to a joyful and professional collaborator."

Judy Wyle

"Scott, I am thrilled.  What a professional job.  Thank you."
(For production of Town of Malta theme song)

Paul Sausville, Supervisor, Town of Malta

"I have worked with Blue Sky Studios on numerous occasions and can recommend their services without hesitation.  The studio is professional; the staff is knowledgeable and extremely easy to deal with.

You will receive a great sounding product at a fair price and will be treated with respect.  Scott and his staff will take your ideas and make them a reality.  I have been extremely happy with my decision to use Blue Sky Studios.  I have been extremely satisfied with my experience with them and I cannot recommend them enough."

Robert Beaulieu

"My music is a big part of me. When I decided that I was ready to record it, I took my search for a studio very seriously.  I interviewed four different producers, and finally happened upon Blue Sky Recording Studios.  It felt like I'd found a home. 

Scott and his production team are among the most talented, dedicated musicians that I have ever met.  Their talent, expertise, honesty, and ability to work with people made my album production process a dream.  Most importantly, I always felt as if my music was as important to them as it was to me.  They really cared about both the production process and me as a client, and you can hear it in the final product.  I never would have dreamed that I would find such a committed group of folks who would go so far out of their way and give so much to my project.  The musician and the music matter at Blue Sky, and I'm grateful to have walked through their door."

Kami Patrizio

Mastering

"Blue Sky's Scott Apicelli is someone I love having at the controls in the recording studio.  He has ears you can absolutely count on for the finest nuances of pitch, musical line, and rhythm.

Nothing escapes his ears which is why he is such a gifted arranger and producer.  Top that with kindness, humor, and an ability to both encourage your best performance and put your mind at ease, that adds up to a joyful and professional collaborator."

Judy Wyle

"Scott, I am thrilled.  What a professional job.  Thank you."
(For production of Town of Malta theme song)

Paul Sausville, Supervisor, Town of Malta

"Scott you made my day!  I listened all the way through twice on the way home.  I couldn't stop smiling!  I'll likely send it in as is.

You not only improved my results by breathing more air into the mix and improving the timbrel quality of the vocals, but you have essentially made me a template for comparative use for my next project!"

Randy Mauger

"I have worked with Scott on two projects now.  One that I produced for another artist and my own album as artist and producer.  He mixed and mastered both.

Scott is really an excellent engineer, not only technically and knowledge-wise, but as he is a musician himself it was a pleasure to work with him as someone I could relate to on that level.  He did a great job on both projects - they sound fantastic.  I wholeheartedly recommend him and his studio."

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Salvadore Poe

"Masterful engineering captures the beautiful, rich tone of Darhon's Salvi McFall harp on these arrangements which employ the full range of the instrument.  Even those ever-elusive harmonics are clear and consistent."

Thom Dutton, Folk Harp Journal No. 105

"I highly recommend Scott Apicelli and Blue Sky to anyone needing mastering services for their disc.  Blue Sky always comes through with professional results that make a difference in the quality of any recording."

Eric Walentowicz

"Blue Sky Recording has worked on my last two albums and has done an excellent job from start to finish.

Since mastering my second CD, many listeners, including my fellow musician friends, are very impressed with the sonic quality and clarity.  Being a well-versed musician himself, Scott had the keen insight into making my session a success, knowing how to compliment my music in the best possible way and taking time to make sure it was done right."

Rob Lindquist

"On behalf of the Dyer Switch Band, I would like to sincerely thank you and your staff for the professional and skillful assistance provided to us on our latest project.  We have recorded two CDs at your studio and each time we had the wonderful opportunity to work with an experienced staff.

It was the talent of the recording engineer on our latest CD, "Family Business" that rendered a wonderful review from "Bluegrass Unlimited" monthly magazine, in which the reviewer noted, "a masterful recording".  We highly recommend your studio to any performer who expects excellence.  We look forward to working with your studio again."

JoAnne Sifo

Recording

"Blue Sky's Scott Apicelli is someone I love having at the controls in the recording studio.  He has ears you can absolutely count on for the finest nuances of pitch, musical line, and rhythm.

Nothing escapes his ears which is why he is such a gifted arranger and producer.  Top that with kindness, humor, and an ability to both encourage your best performance and put your mind at ease, that adds up to a joyful and professional collaborator."

Judy Wyle

"Blue Sky is great!  We have all of our music edited here and we are always happy with the service as well as the finished product.  They are a very professional company to work with and we love it."

Dance Dimensions Albany

"Scott, I am thrilled.  What a professional job.  Thank you."
(For production of Town of Malta theme song)

Paul Sausville, Supervisor, Town of Malta

"I have worked with Scott on two projects now.  One that I produced for another artist and my own album as artist and producer.  He mixed and mastered both.

Scott is really an excellent engineer, not only technically and knowledge-wise, but as he is a musician himself it was a pleasure to work with him as someone I could relate to on that level.  He did a great job on both projects - they sound fantastic.  I wholeheartedly recommend him and his studio."

SalvadorePoeMusic.com

Salvadore Poe

"I have worked with Blue Sky Studios on numerous occasions and can recommend their services without hesitation.  The studio is professional; the staff is knowledgeable and extremely easy to deal with.

You will receive a great sounding product at a fair price and will be treated with respect.  Scott and his staff will take your ideas and make them a reality.  I have been extremely happy with my decision to use Blue Sky Studios.  I have been extremely satisfied with my experience with them and I cannot recommend them enough."

Robert Beaulieu

"One unit of study that my students undertake every year is called Writing & Recording Original Music.  For this project, we can only do so much without the assistance of a competent sound engineer and state of the art recording studio.  We have come to depend on Scott Apicelli and his staff to meet our needs.

Scott and his staff are patient, friendly, accommodating, and reliable.  Moreover, their product is exceptional.  They have the expertise and equipment necessary to take our music (which often arrives in the form of nervous students who are singing and/or playing instruments in a studio for the first time) and turn it into a recording that sounds (and looks) extremely professional.  I have always been completely satisfied with the quality of their work.  It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I endorse Blue Sky Recording."

Peg Danner-Frank, New Visions: Performing Arts Program, The Arts Center of the Capital Region

"Masterful engineering captures the beautiful, rich tone of Darhon's Salvi McFall harp on these arrangements which employ the full range of the instrument.  Even those ever-elusive harmonics are clear and consistent."

Thom Dutton, Folk Harp Journal No. 105

"Blue Sky Recording has worked on my last two albums and has done an excellent job from start to finish.

Since mastering my second CD, many listeners, including my fellow musician friends, are very impressed with the sonic quality and clarity.  Being a well-versed musician himself, Scott had the keen insight into making my session a success, knowing how to compliment my music in the best possible way and taking time to make sure it was done right."

Rob Lindquist

"On behalf of the Dyer Switch Band, I would like to sincerely thank you and your staff for the professional and skillful assistance provided to us on our latest project.  We have recorded two CDs at your studio and each time we had the wonderful opportunity to work with an experienced staff.

It was the talent of the recording engineer on our latest CD, "Family Business" that rendered a wonderful review from "Bluegrass Unlimited" monthly magazine, in which the reviewer noted, "a masterful recording".  We highly recommend your studio to any performer who expects excellence.  We look forward to working with your studio again."

JoAnne Sifo

"My music is a big part of me. When I decided that I was ready to record it, I took my search for a studio very seriously.  I interviewed four different producers, and finally happened upon Blue Sky Recording Studios.  It felt like I'd found a home. 

Scott and his production team are among the most talented, dedicated musicians that I have ever met.  Their talent, expertise, honesty, and ability to work with people made my album production process a dream.  Most importantly, I always felt as if my music was as important to them as it was to me.  They really cared about both the production process and me as a client, and you can hear it in the final product.  I never would have dreamed that I would find such a committed group of folks who would go so far out of their way and give so much to my project.  The musician and the music matter at Blue Sky, and I'm grateful to have walked through their door."

Kami Patrizio

"My recording experience at Blue Sky was very positive.  The studio provided a relaxed atmosphere that made us all feel right at home.

Scott & Jason paid close attention to detail every step of the way and I was very pleased with the end results.  I plan on recording my next project at Blue Sky and would recommend the studio to anyone looking for a place to record."

Brian Patneaude

Private Lessons

"I wanted to share some praise with you about the lessons that my 14 year old son has been a part of for two years with Tom Pirozzi.

My son was the kind of kid that tried every instrument from various methods - private piano lessons, school trumpet, YouTube clarinet and piano....none of that really stuck with him.  In fact, he despised it.  He got a guitar for Christmas and we looked into Blue Sky and found Tom.  Something clicked for him! 

There has not been one complaint about heading to the lesson.  My son even plans ahead and reminds me now of the upcoming lesson!  This may not seem like much but it really is huge.  My son has learned so much and so quickly.  The guitar is out and played quite often without me even suggesting.  I'm glad we found Tom.  I think his approach to learning music was just right for us.  He is Awesome!  This was the best money we have spent on our son!"

Marielle Martin

"I just wanted to thank you for the fantastic job you do teaching my son Jack.

Jack is in the 6th grade at Bethlehem Central and just finished performing in his first band concert.  Because you make learning fun for my son, Jack has taken an interest in music and it shows!  Thanks for the dedication, expertise and the ability to relate to an eleven year old.  That’s difficult to come by these days."

M. DeAngelis

"Blue Sky has been part of growing up for my kids.  We encouraged them to find their musical voice.  We have had children take guitar, drums, and voice at Blue Sky.

When one child took saxophone at school, we even rented our instrument through them.  Professional, hi-tech, and yet some of the most incredibly down to earth people I have met, I would recommend Blue Sky to anyone."

Edward M.

Engineering Classes

"Your audio engineering class had something valuable to offer every week & I learned something at each and every session.  Communication was wide open and when questions were asked they were thoroughly answered."

Sitting right in the control room with someone who is does it for a living, listening with real-life examples and comparisons, gave me new perspective & appreciation for the recording process.  I felt bad when it was over but it has made me better at what I do in music."

William Vender

"I'm currently going to school at the Art Institute, and I am not learning anything new here. Scott had already taught me everything that I'm learning here, in the 8 classes I met with him."

Scott Prian

"I just wanted to tell you that I really enjoyed the audio classes and I thought they were great.  It was exactly what I needed to take my audio interests to the next level.  It really got me excited to try new things with confidence and makes me want to learn more."

Ed Guidry

Romper Rhythms

"Just wanted to let you know that Ms. Tanya does a fabulous job with the kids at Romper Rhythms.  The kids just love her!"

Anu Sheth

"After my daughter started out in the Baby class, then graduated to the Toddler/Preschool class, how could I not let my son enjoy the benefits of music learning and appreciation at Blue Sky?

Romper Rhythms is a wonderful program for children (crawling - 5 years) that incorporates song, dance, musical instruments and fun all in one!  My son and I look forward to music class each week and cannot wait to sing and dance with the monkeys, drum on the drums and crow like roosters.  Romper Rhythms is a fun and exciting way to introduce your child to the world of music!"

Sarah O’Connell

"Thank You Blue Sky - we had a blast!"

Sonshine Christian Pre-School

"A great class, taught by a great teacher!  It really is an enjoyable time for my daughter each week!!

She so looks forward to seeing her new friends and to having a great time!  And I’ve met some wonderful parents that I have made friends with, who I would otherwise never have met!"

Sarah and MacKenzie

Rock Band Summer Camp

Band camp was a fun and immersive experience that I will remember for the rest of my life.  The staff rocked, the experience rocked and the CD rocked even more!

Jack Sossner, participant 2010 - 2014

"Our son was super stoked the first time he attended the Make The Band camp.

He made a CD, a new friend and gained lots of confidence!"

Sheryl K.

"Scott, Thank you!  He loved the guitarists he played with last year. They were very inspiring for him and he hopes for another great experience.  We have been very happy with our experiences at Blue Sky and I recommend it all the time.  Thank you!"

MaryAnn Dunn

Instrument Repair

There are lots of excellent things about Blue Sky studios.  One of its best nuggets is Bernie Mulleda.  Bernie cannot only play a mean guitar, but can teach it, and can also fix it.  Or set it up if you’ve got something new and need to get it where it is just right for you.

Bernie has done this for a bunch of my guitars and basses over the years, doing a very nice re-wiring & neck straightening job on my ’73 Fender P-bass.  When one of the pickups on my Eastwood Airline needed replacement Bernie took on the job and made sure the replacement hardware was up to snuff.  It is also comforting to know that Bernie knows his guitars, all the makes and models.  He can spot a knock-off of a Mosrite when he sees one.

Having someone at the studio who can address your guitar hardware needs can keep you from sending your axe back to the manufacturer or hiking elsewhere and waiting much, much longer for your baby to get into the pipeline and back into your hands.  It is great having Bernie right there at Blue Sky, an excellent match.

Bill Vender

"Bernie took an old 70's Ibanez of mine, which basically had become unplayable, and transformed it into one of my finest playing guitars. His experience and skill in guitar repair speaks for itself."

Pat Neary

"Here's a note of praise for your shop.  I have this Epiphone Dot that I bought for almost nothing on Craigslist a while back.  I've been messing with the intonation, string height etc.

Had a bunch of questions and brought it in for Bernie to check out.  The guy is great.  He played it, checked it out and pronounced it a-ok.  All very informal and just so great.  That is exactly what separates you from the big box stores.  Please thank him again for me.  You guys will get all my guitar (and trombone) business from here to eternity."

Ray G.

"Thanks for doing such a great job with my Epiphone - the buzz is gone, the intonation is restored and the action is playable - great work!  Here’s a sample of some of my work over the last 3 years, hope you enjoy it!"

Michael

Music Store, Instrument Rentals

"Thank you so much for all your help in renting a cello for my daughter Lily.  Your staff was patient, professional and kind, and made our cello rental a positive experience."

When we had to exchange the cello, you were kind enough to call me and help me with the exchange.  I am so glad you are in town, and appreciate your help with our cello, and violin for my son, and look forward to working with you again."

Tracy K.

"We recently rented a clarinet for my other daughter Jessica and the young man at your store is to be commended for excellent customer service skills.  Thank You."

Ana W.

"Blue Sky has been part of growing up for my kids.  We encouraged them to find their musical voice.  We have had children take guitar, drums, and voice at Blue Sky.

When one child took saxophone at school, we even rented our instrument through them.  Professional, hi-tech, and yet some of the most incredibly down to earth people I have met, I would recommend Blue Sky to anyone."

Edward M.