A fantastic series of broadband video interviews recorded at Right Track Recording Studios are now here - with more planned. This unique series starts off with two of the industries leading figures talking about the recording studios and the industry.
Located on New York's famous music street - 168 West 48th - Right Track was founded in 1976 by studio owner and pioneer, Simon Andrews. Power Station and industry veteran Barry Bongiovi, Right Track's General Manager joined forces with Andrews in 1995 and this combining of reputations, talent, and experience has brewed a strong formula for success.
Pictured above are Bary Bonjiovi and Frank Fillipetti who talk on camera about the studios and the industry. We think that this is one of the most interesting interviews on the site so fire up your broadband connection and play the videos. These are streamed in the Real Player format.
Bongiovi attributes the studio's success in maintaining such a diverse client list to their technical and production staff, Andrews's ability to anticipate industry trends, and Right Track's overall atmosphere and approach. "There's no pretension here, we just do the job - regardless of who the client is," says Bongiovi. By anticipating needs and keeping maintenance extremely high, Right Track strives to make the studio the creative environment it should be, "We want our clients to come in and do what they came here to do - make records....and hopefully, successful ones."
With a stack of hits to the studios credit the facilities attract some of the very best established and up and coming artists. Acoustically, Right Track is fabulous. All of the studios were designed with ensemble recording in mind, as evidenced by the exceptional sight lines between the four spacious isolation booths that dot Studio A's large main room, the 21-foot ceilings in Studio C, and the gargantuan live room in Studio A509. Yet Right Track is quite capable of creating a comfortable, intimate atmosphere, which many of the world's leading vocalists have used to create masterpieces.
Frank Filipetti was one of the first engineers to embrace digital and credits include mixes for such Global number one singles as Foreigner "I Want to Know What Love Is", the KISS album, Lick It Up and The Bangles' song, "Eternal Flame." Frank Filipetti engineered and produced Survivor's album, Too Hot to Sleep. Frank has also recorded and mixed albums for Carly Simon, George Michael, Barbra Streisand, Vanessa Williams, 10,000 Maniacs, Lauren Kinhan, and James Taylor, winning Grammy Awards in 1998 for Best Engineered Album & Best Pop Album.