Improve Your Home Recording

Improve Home Recording

Do you make your own recordings, or are you using a project studio?

Do you have a home studio or are using a professional, but smaller or less equipped studio?  If so, you should consider using Blue Sky Recording to supplement your recording capabilities.  Do you have a limited budget, but can't afford to sound like you're on a limited budget?  What's your weakest link?  Here's how we can help:

Drum Sounds...

Many studios, especially home studios, don't have the mics, converter channels, or even the space to properly record a full drum kit.  Take advantage of our many high quality mics, mic-pres & compressors, not to mention our spacious recording room (keep in mind that the room contributes to the sound of the drum kit).  Also, we have experience recording numerous drum kits, and we know what it takes to get the kind of drum sound that you're looking for.  If you're using a drum machine and would prefer the sound and feel of real drums, we can even supply the drummer!

Lead vocal...

If there's a lead vocal, it's most likely the most important aspect of the song.  Recording your lead vocal through a quality signal chain, and with an experienced engineer, can make a huge difference.  Also, different vocalists sound better through different mics.  Having a variety of quality (and even non quality) mics to choose from is a great asset.


Besides the actual arrangement, and more than the equipment, mixing is primarily about skill and experience.  Unless you're an experienced mix engineer, bringing your pre-recorded tracks to us and having them processed individually can tremendously improve your mix.  Also, you can get an education.  The mix engineer, after getting to know your tracks intimately, can give you tips on how to record them better, as well as reinforce what you're doing right.


Another art requiring skill and experience, mastering can greatly clean up & improve your recording.  Please refer to our mastering page for more information.

Real Piano & Vintage Keys...

Why settle for synth emulations when you can have the real deal?  Add a real baby grand piano, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer Electric Piano or Hohner Clavinet to your recordings.


Blue Sky owner, producer, engineer Scott Apicelli teaches an 8 week audio engineering course right here in our control room.  For more information, please visit our audio engineering course page.

"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.

Judy Wyle
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"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.

Salvadore Poe
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"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.

Robert Beaulieu
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"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.

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

Rob Lindquist
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"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.

JoAnne Sifo
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"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. 

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

Brian Patneaude
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