The Electric Cave is a full service recording studio, an intensely creative environment for making music, as well as a vintage studio with a computer in it. We combine some modern production and recording techniques with vintage gear: a big board, tube microphone, tube amps, and vintage instruments. Any project, big or small, any musical style.

Founded in 1999 by Jim Tierney, the studio is now run by producer/engineer/perfromer/arranger Marc McElroy. Hundreds of CDs, as well as two with Grammy nominations, have come out of this studio. With a bias towards the vintage and classic, the studio has a small group of dedicated engineers who work on projects in rock/jazz/indie-rock/punk/folk/spoken work as well as advertising and commercial work.

The center of the studio is the vintage Neotek Series I mixing console. Everything eventually passes through it. Racks of vintage gear also help along the way. 1" 16 and 8 track recorders are still in use for some sessions and visiting musicians get to enjoy vintage instruments amplifiers: Amps from: Vox, Fender, Marshall, Silvertone, Sano, Ampeg and more. We have a real piano as well as Fender Rhodes, Hohner Clavinet, Hammond B-3 and Leslie, vintage analog synths, and modern sampling keyboards.

We are happy to help you with anything in your recording/musical journey. From complete top to bottom projection, to recording a few tracks to mixing or mastering. No job too big, no job too small.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

Gear highlights

  • Hammond B-3
  • Leslie
  • Fender Bandmaster
  • Fender Bassman
  • Ampeg B-15
  • Silvertone Twin Twelve
  • Fender Pro
  • Hohner Clavinet
  • Harmonium
  • Ludwig Drums
  • Musicman 212
  • Urei LA-4
  • Neotek Series I
  • Otari
  • Telefunken C12
  • Schoeps 221B
  • Oktava 012
  • LOMO 19a19

Genres I specialize in

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