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.

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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