recording on
Long island, new york
SINCE 1980





Catch 22
Chain Daisy
Derek Trucks
Dylan Reynolds
Edna’s Goldfish
Electric Tongues
Eric Ashland
Eve Minor
Face First
Frank Owens
Freya Wilcox & the Howl
Gov’t Mule
Gypsy Wig
Ice Cube
Jack Douglas

Jason Waters
John Hampson
Kill by Inches
LL Cool J
Labou Loiseau
Marcy Playground
Metal Allegiance
Nine Days
Picasso Sight
Plastic Jesus
Public Enemy
Sue Helix
Suicide King
The Upwelling
Toots and the Maytals
Will Arnet


“There are too many great things to name about Sabella Studios. You have an amazing crew that works there and actually cares about the sound of your music and provides you with tips and advice to better improve you as an artist, Jim is one of the nicest guys there is and Will Harris; one of the engineers there..there is no project he can't tackle and make sound incredible. You have top of the line equipment and a vast assortment of microphones that will make you sound golden.” - Doug Galiardo

"Sabella Studios hits the mark when it comes to authentic analog recording. Whether our project called for the feel of a live take straight to tape, or the availability of expert ears giving the appropriate direction our project deserved, Matt Murphy and Sabella studios answered all of our recording needs." - Brendan Sullivan

“I love the studio and Will was awesome! Gave me a few pointers which were helpful. Definitely my studio of choice!!!” - Samié Louié

“Beautiful studio with great staff. The equipment they have available is top notch. The engineers are friendly but honest, which is what you want. Two thumbs up.” - Arthur Vandelay


Console and Tape Machine:

Neve 8068 - 32 Channel Recording Console with Flying Faders
(previously owned by producer Phil Ramone)
Studer A80 24 Track 2" Tape Recorder


Altec Big Red
Yamaha NS-10M
Perreaux 8000C Power Amp
McIntosh MC 240Power Amp

Digital System:

SSL XLogic Alpha-Link MADI-AX and
Apogee AD-8000 converters
Pro Tools 12


RCA BA-6A Tube Compressor
Neve 33609
Gates STA-Level
Gates SA-39
Neve 2254 2x
Neve 32264 2x
Neuman U473SP 2x
Universal Audio 175 2x
Universal Audio/Teletronix LA-3A 4x
Universal Audio 1176, 2x
Empirical Labs Distressor 2x
Anthony DeMaria Labs Tube Compressor/Limit 1000
Altec 1591A
Altec 436c
Inovonics 201 Peak Limiter 2x


Neve 31102 EQ/Mic Pre 32x
Pultec EQH-2, 3x
Pultec EQH-2S
Pultec MEQ-5
Pultec EQP-1A 2x
Pultec EQP-1R
Putec EQP-1
Peavey Kosmos

Reverb and Effects:

EMT Analog Gold Foil Plate Reverb
EMT 140 Plate Reverb
EMT 251 Digital Reverberation System
Eventide H3000,
TC Electronics 2290
Lexicon PCM 42
Lexicon PCM 41
BEL BD-240
Bel BD-80
Marshall AR-300 Tape Eliminator
Drawmer Dual Gates 4x
Custom circuit bent stomp boxes
Fisher Space Expander Spring Reverb with King Tubby mods
Quantec Room Simulator
Watkins Copicat Tape Echo


Neumann U-47 Tube
Neumann U-67s 2x
Neumann U-47s 2x
Neumann U-47fet 2x
Neumann U-87s 2x
Neumann Km-86
Neumann Km-84 2x
Neumann M-49s 2x
RCA BA-44X Ribbon Mic
Altec Salt Shaker 2x
Sennheiser 421 4x
AKG 451
AKG 414 2x
Sennheiser 441
Sure SM57 6x
Sure SM-7
Sure SM-58 3x
Sony C-37


Marshall JCM 900
Marshall JM
Marshall Plexi
Marshall JMP Combo
Vox AC-30
Vox AC-15
Fender Princeton Reverb
Demeter TGA-3
Watkins Dominator
Gibson 185 (1940's!)
Ampeg VT-22 Combo
Ampeg B-15 Bass Head With Cab
Demeter Tube DI
Custom Sabella Amps
built by Jim
and many more!


1978 Les Paul Custom
1980 Silverburst Les Paul Custom
1964 Rickenbacker
1972 Fender Strat, Custom Tele
by King Bee Guitars
1974 Fender P/J Bass
1973 Fender P Bass
1977 Gibson G3 Bass
1964 Fender Jaguar
and many more!
Baldwin Baby Grand Piano
Hammond RT-3 with Leslie Cabinet and Tone Cabinet
Vintage Ludwig Vistalite
Vintage Ludwig Maple
Noble and Cooley snare
Premier kick drum



Jim has been in the music industry for more than 40 years. His professional career started in the mid-70s with guitar session work at various studios as well as club performances. He was signed to RCA Records and MCA Records as an artist in the early 80s. 

Jim built Sabella Studios in 1980 and received independent and major label recognition with such platinum records as Public Enemy's It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back in 1988 and Marcy Playground's self titled debut release in 1997. 


Will is a producer and engineer with 10 years experience in both analog and digital recording.

Will's highly personable and individualized approach to the artists he works with has led to extremely satisfied clients, along with a dynamic catalog that spans many genres, recording techniques and production styles. 

When you record with Will you can expect a fun, creative atmosphere with an extremely professional approach that allows artists to get the sound that they're looking for, in an environment that allows them to do their best work. 


Matt started recording bands in middle school when he was lent a Tascam 4 track cassette recorder. After spending his high school years learning and upgrading his equipment, he landed at Five Towns College and eventually Sabella Studios.

Matt has been lucky enough to work with Jack Douglas (John Lennon, Aerosmith) Randy Blythe, Mike Portnoy, Alex Skolnick, Dave Ellefson and more.


David began engineering at 14 years old when he started recording friends and local bands. It wasn't long before people started asking to work with him due to his friendly and fun demeanor and ability to get exactly what his clients are looking for. In addition to engineering, David plays the guitar, bass, piano, and drums.

After graduating from Five Towns College with a degree in Business Management and a concentration in Audio Recording Technology, he spent most of his time here at Sabella Studios absorbing all the knowledge and experience of studio owner and producer Jim Sabella.

Sabella studios

49 Oakdale Rd.
Roslyn Heights, NY, 11557




Studio Rates

Per Hour (minimum of 2 hours)                               $75

Half Day (5 Hours)                                                    $350

Full Day (10 Hours)*                                                  $650

Voice-over Rate (Per Hour)                                      $90    

Voice-over Rate (Per Hour)                                     $150   Including Source Connect


Interested in recording or mixing a full album? Contact us for project rates

All rates include an engineer

*Full Day rate may still be applied towards 10 hour sessions split between two days, so long as the second session is within 7 days of the first.



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