Artifact Audio is the studio of Musician/Engineer Sasha Stroud; it’s a trans built, owned, and operated Recording/Mixing/Mastering studio that exists at the intersection of professional audio and DIY Punk

Located in Maspeth, Queens, Artifact features a large+well lit live room, two spacious ISO's, and a myriad of fantastic recording+musical equipment. The studio was founded on the principle that the record-making process should be empowering, affordable, and accessible to anyone committed to making great art. Whether it's your band's first demo or third LP, Artifact serves to help make your record sound its best.

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Hairball Audio Lola x2
Hairball Audio Copper x2
CAPI VP26 x4
API 3124+
Tascam 644 Tape Recorder/Mixer
Hairball Audio 1176 Rev A x2
MS4K VCA Compressor (M)
DBX 160x x2 (M)
DBX 163X x2 (M)
CAPI 553F Inductor EQ x2
Mytek Digital 8X192
Art Pro MPA II (M)
Cloudlifter CL-1

Aston Spirit
Audio Technica AT4050 x2
Audio Technica ATM450 x2
Beyerdynamic M 201
Cascade Fat Head (M) x2
Heil PR30
Oktava MK-012 x4 (M)
Oktava MK-319 (M)
Mesanovic Model 2
Sennheiser e906
Sennheiser MD421 x2
Shure SM7b
Shure SM57 (M) x3
Audix d6
AKG D112
CAD M179 x2
Audix i5
Artifact Subkick

Radial EXTC
Radial ProDI
Radial ReAmp
Little Labs STD

Amphion Two18’s
Amphion Amp500 Monoblocks
Dangerous D-Box
Avantone MIxcube
Sennheiser HD650’s
Various Tracking Headphones

Marshall JCM800
Fender Bassman 59 LTD 4x10
Fender Dual Showman 1968
Ampeg SVT Classic
Mesa Bass 400+
Mess Dual Rectifier
Silvertone 1483
Carvin XV-112E
Peavy 5150 2x12
Peavy Centurion Mark III
Marshall 4x12 x2
SWR Goliath 6x10
Fender Bassman 2x15 Cab
Kustom Roll Tuck 2x12
Peavy 200w PA
Various 1x12’s

Roland RE-201 Space Echo
BYOC 855 Drive
BYOC Green Pony
BYOC Analog Chorus
Boss GE-7
Boss HM-2
Boss TU-2 x3
GCI Brutalist Jr.
Akai Headrush

Kohler & Campbell Upright Piano
Silvertone Tube Powered Organ (1960's)
DW Performance Series Maple Kit (13"/14" Toms, 22" Kick)
Tama Rockstar Kit (12”/16” Toms, 22” Kick)
DW Performance Maple Snare 14"
Pork Pie Black Bob Snare 14"

Skychord Sleepdrone 3
Korg Monologue
Korg Monotron Delay
Casiotone VL-1
Launchpad Mini
Akai MPD32
Keith McMillen K-Board

(M): Modified


Artifact's day rate is $300 for ~10 hours of recording time, and includes me (Sasha) engineering! Smaller subdivisions are possible depending on your needs.

Mixing and Mastering rates are specific to the length, genre, and format of your material, so please include those details in your message!

If you’re in a band that’s touring through NYC, I also offer one day live sessions at the studio the day before/after your gig, and the entire project is discounted!