Meet Scott & Eddie...

Our Engineers

Scott Apicelli

Scott Apicelli, owner of Blue Sky Recording / Music Studios, graduated from the Berklee College of Music with a B.M. degree in Music Production & Engineering.  For decades he's played drums in top area bands based in both Boston and currently in the Capital Region, also taking on the role of sound technician and vocal arranger for several of these bands.  He's been recording, mixing and mastering solo acts and bands of many genres for over 30 years, and has produced many acts as well, including 2 albums for top Albany based band 'Hair of the Dog', and 3 albums for for 'Get Up Jack', the latter earning the awards "2015 Album of the Year" and "2015 Song of the Year" by Celtic In addition to the many hats he wears at Blue Sky, Scott currently performs with Irish-American Rock band 'Get Up Jack', Jam-band 'Raisinhead', jazz band 'the Standard Clams', is a freelance player and also teaches the audio engineering course at Blue Sky.

Eddie Hotaling

Eddie graduated with a B.A. in Music Industry (with minors in both Audio Production and Philosophy) from SUNY Oneonta. After interning at Northern Lights (currently Upstate Concert Hall) in Clifton Park, NY and Revolution Hall in Troy, NY, he worked with local sound company, Live Sound, Inc. that provided him with countless valuable experiences working with productions of all shapes and sizes in venues of all shapes in sizes.  He worked as FOH engineer for Albany based band 'Hair Of The Dog' and is currently FOH engineer and crew manager for 'Get Up Jack', a 6 piece band that plays clubs and festivals in the US and Ireland.  Eddie has been engineering at Blue Sky Recording since 2010, and in addition to keeping a busy schedule at Blue Sky Recording and with 'Get Up Jack', Eddie continues to freelance as a live engineer and writes & performs with his own band, Glass Pony.

"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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