Music is what feelings sound like....

Since its inception in 2010, Studio 101A has focused on capturing those "feelings" found in original music - as presented to the studio by local, regional and national artists. Located in Merrimack, New Hampshire, Studio 101A is about a one hour drive from nearby Boston and a twenty minute drive from the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.


Studio 101A consists of the control room, live room (tracking), break room, restroom and office space.


With 50 microphones, 48 A/D and D/A channels, and 52 preamps, Studio 101A can easily accommodate individual artists and small groups. A typical group session has been bands with four to six artists. The studio has an assortment of diffusion and absorption panels, as well as structural treatments, that support a quality recording environment. Some artists bring their own engineer, while others opt to use the Berklee-trained house engineer.


While primarily a Pro Tools shop, Studio 101A can accommodate a number of other industry DAWs. Check the list of DAWs in our Gear section. The studio has a selection of outboard compressors, EQ and reverb hardware. In additon, check our gear list for the extensive collection of plugins that run in 64-bit native mode and/or in multiple DSP cards. No mixing session is too complex to handle.


When budgets permit, some of the albums recorded at Studio 101A have gone to professionals dedicated to the art of mastering. Studio 101A has trained with Alan Silverman ( and Friedemann Tischmeyer ( In deference to budget and convenience, many artists decide to have their album mastered by Studio 101A. The final deliverable is a Disc Description Protocol (DDP) file for use in submission to a CD or vinyl replication facility. If the delivery target is download or streaming, the appropriate digital package is supplied.


Sessions at Studio 101A can be booked at a flat rate of $40 per hour. Or, you can take advantage of an extended weekend package of noon to midnight on any Friday, Saturday or Sunday for the package price of $400 for each day booked.



Avalon VT-747SP Compressor-EQ
Avid D-Command Control Surface
(3) Avid HD I/O A/D D/A
Avid HD Sync
(2) Avid HDX PCIe DSP
(5) Avid PRE Preamps (40 chnls)
(2) DIYRE CP5 Preamps
(2) Earthworks 521 ZDT Preamps
(5) Fethead Preamps
Focal Sub6 Studio Subwoofer
Focal Twin6 Be Studio Monitors
Fostex E16 Tape Deck (16 trk)
GML 8304 Preamps
(2) Neve 543 Compressor
(2) Neve 551 EQ
(4) Shadow Hills Mono Gama Preamps
Sony R7 Digital Reverb
SPL 500 Series Dual Band De-Esser
Yamaha NS-10M Studio Monitors
(2) Yamaha DSR115 15" PA Speakers
Yamaha DSR118W 18" PA Subwoofer


(2) AKG C414
(1) AKG D-112
(2) Audix D6
(1) Audix Fireball
(1) Earthworks SR25
(2) Earthworks TC25
(2) Electrovoice RE-20
(2) Josephson C42
(1) Neumann U 67
(2) Neumann U 87
(2) Rode NT2000
(2) Royer R-101 Ribbon
(1) SE RNR1 Active Ribbon
(1) Shure 520DX Green Bullet
(2) Shure Beta52A
(3) Shure Beta56
(3) Shure Beta57A
(6) Shure Beta 98AMP
(4) Shure SM57
(3) Shure SM58
(2) Shure SM7B
(1) Shure SM83A
(1) Shure SM86
(1) Shure Super 55
(1) Yamaha Subkick


Couture "Tom Cat" Telecaster
Couture Cajon
Deering Phoenix 6-string Banjo
Fender Deluxe Jazz Bass 4 string
Fender Deluxe Jazz Bass 5 string
Fender Deluxe Stratocaster HSS
Fishman Loudbox Performer
Gibson ES-355 (Bigsby)
Korg Kronos 61
LP Caliente Conga Set
Martin D-41 Acoustic
Martin D-2812 Acoustic
Meinl Irish Bodhran
Mesa Boogie Express 5:50
Mesa Boogie Roadster 212
Mesa Boogie WalkAbout Bass
Moog Etherwave Plus Theremin
Moog Sub 37 Analog Synthesizer
Nord Stage 2 88
Orange PPC412 Speaker Cabinet
Wechter Scheerhorn Resonator
Yamaha Custom Recording Drum Kit

DAW Software

Ableton Live Suite 10.0.1
Logic Pro 10.4.8
Pro Tools Ultimate
Reason 10.1
Studio One 3.5.4
WaveLab 10.0.20


Auto-Tune Pro
Auto-Tune EFX+
Blue Cat Chorus
Blue Cat Flanger
Blue Cat FreqAnalyst
Blue Cat Gain
Blue Cat Oscilloscope
Blue Cat Phaser
Blue Cat Triple EQ
Big Blue Limiter
Celemony Melodyne Studio
Clariphonic DSP mkII
Cytomic The Glue Compressor
DMG EQuilibrium
Eventide H3000 Band Delays
Eventide UltraChannel
FabFilter Pro Bundle
Flux Alchemist v3
iZotope Alloy 2
iZotope DDLY
iZotope Insight
iZotope Nectar 3 Plus
iZotope NeoVerb
iZotope Neutron 3 Advanced
iZotope NX
iZotope Ozone 9 Advanced
iZotope RX7 Advanced
iZotope Stutter Edit
iZotope Tonal Balance Control
iZotope Trash 2
iZotope Vinyl
iZotope VocalSynth
KuSh Audio Clariphonic DSP
McDSP FutzBox
Metric Halo Thump
Moog SUB37 Editor
Nugen AB Assist
Nugen ISL2
Nugen MasterCheck Pro
Nugen Monofilter
Nugen VisLM 2
Nugen Visualizer
PSP MasterComp Compressor
PSP MasterQ2 EQ
PSP PianoVerb
PSP TripleMeter
PSP Xenon Limiter
Redline Reverb
Revoice Pro
Slate FG-X
Slate Trigger
Slate VBC
Slate VCC
Slate Vitual Tape
Softube Saturation Knob
Sonnox Fraunhofer Pro-Codec
Sonnox Oxford Elite Collection
Sound Radix Auto-Align
SoundToys Little Alter Boy
SoundToys Primal Tap
Synchro Arts Revoice Pro 3
Toontrack Superior Drummer 3
UAD 1176 Classic Limiting Amplifier
UAD Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape
UAD AMS RMX16 Digital Reverb
UAD CS-1 Channel Strip
UAD EMT 140 Plate Reverb
UAD Fairchild 670 Compressor
UAD Helios Type 69 EQ
UAD Lexicon 224 Digital Reverb
UAD Little Labs Voice Of God Bass
UAD Manley Var Mu Limiter/Compressor
UAD Manley Massive Passive EQ
UAD Moog Multimode Filter
UAD Neve 1073 Console & EQ
UAD Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ
UAD Precision Enhancer Hz
UAD Precison K-Stereo Ambience
UAD Precision Maximizer
UAD Precision Rack Collection
UAD Pultec EQP-1A
UAD Pultec Passive EQ
UAD Pultec Pro EQ
UAD RealVerb Pro Custom Room
UAD Shadow Hills Master Compressor
UAD Softube Amp Room Half-Stack
UAD Softube Bass Amp Room
UAD SPL Transient Designer
UAD Studer A800 Multichannel Tape
UAD Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveling
UAD UA610-B Tube Preamp
Waves Mercury Bundle
Waves Vocal Bender
XILS Vocoder 5000


While downloads and streaming share most of the music connection with listeners, artists that play-out often like to have CD media for sale. These are some of the artists that have opted for album CD media. Some of these albums are featured in the Media - Music section.

Damn Tall Buildings
Damn Tall Buildings
  • The DooDads & Dont's




Midnight Snack - the explorist








About Us

The Studio 101A house engineer has a degree in electrical engineering from The University of Michigan. He also has a Masters Certificate in Music Production and Technology from the Berklee School of Music and has attended the Mastering Academy at ARF Studios in New York City.




Merrimack, NH