LAKE HOPATCONG, NJ - The Barber Shop Studios is a new recording facility located in northern New Jersey. The vision of founders Scott Barber and Mark Salamone, the facility is located in an old stone church built in 1911 that has undergone two years of renovations, along with extensive acoustical design by engineer Fran Manzella.
As the company readies for its May 1st opening, it has also announced plans to offer in-house production through its company Waffle Makers. Waffle Makers is designed to serve as a value-added service for musicians recording at the facility, and for artistic and creative development.
In addition to offering recording services via its 72-channel SSL XL 9000 K-equipped studio, the operation will allow artists to shoot music videos or documentaries of the recording process, all under the same roof.
"The competition in the music industry today is fierce," says Scott Barber. "Successful careers are equally dependent on a comprehensive marketing campaign, as they are on talent. Today's musician must take advantage of every opportunity for exposure, and that means creating innovative music videos and behind-the-scene DVDs to support the release of the CD. We're making the process convenient for our customers, so they don't have to worry about the little things."
The Barber Shop also hosts Dreammakers.com, an online music service that will enable independent bands to self-regulate sales of their music.