Boone McElroy

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Boone McElroy on SoundBetter

You're not going to get a better sound or anybody more dedicated to this.

Over ten years experience.

Full hi-end analog.

Bespoke signal chain.

Pianist/Guitarist/Bassist for 25 years.

CalArts Graduate of Music Technology, BFA.

My room is named Desert Park.

Times Square, Manhattan is my location for the last 6 years..

Testimonials:
"a 1-man-machine." -DJ Stretch Armstrong

"Ive always known Boone to do first class work with a first class work ethic...though he is yet to find me a first-class rhyme for "concierge."" -Patrick Leonard

"Boone got the best sounding room in New York." -Prodigy of Mobb Deep

"Boone a regular El Chapo." -Lenny Grant a.k.a. Uncle Murda

“THIS PRACTICE

RECORDED LIVE

ATTENTION TO THIS PRACTICE. IS UNMATCHED.
MAY SOUND LIKE A RAP BUT ITS ALL FACTS
TO GO WITHIN THE TRACK AND EXTRACT
ENCOMPASSING THE RHYME YOU BRING
SHOWING SUPPORT FOR EVERY CHORD YOU BOUGHT
THAT SAYS IT ALL BUT IT GOES FURTHER
CALLS COMIN IN
FROM EVERYBODY YA HEARD OF.

S.COUNTY..”

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

14 Reviews

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  1. Review by Markos Z.
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    Just an awesome sounding top quality master, what more do you need?

  2. Review by Seamus M.
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    Boone did a brilliant job on my master. We're lucky to have him on here. Use him while you still can!

  3. Review by Sean Leonard
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    .Boone comes from a place of dense, highly informed musicality. As not only an engineer of superior grade, he is an exceptional musician. It is for this reason I feel Desert Park stands in a league of its own. Boones ability to hear and read into the musical aspects of a piece and mix/master accordingly is an invaluable resource to any project.
    Class A, The highest bar.

  4. Review by MAKER
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    Young genius/old soul. Has an ear like a bat, a spaceship-hideaway-mini-Batcave w/ some of the best tools in the game above a young Madonna's former squat space, & he speaks in gems while teaching clients as much about music as he does about life. Both VIPs & future stars go to Boone for his drive to make their music sound it's best & his ability to find the sweet spot in their sound.

  5. Review by Cashbilz
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    I love recording with boone at desert park the quality of music pumped out of that place is top notch so is the equipment. Boone has a ear for music and not many engineers can dissect a track transform it and rebuild it better than ever .if I was you .....and I am this is the best place to spend your buck treat yourself don't cheat yourself...cashbilz

  6. Review by JBellz
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    Worked with Boone on numerous ocations. Honestly the best sound I've witnessed. Desert Park Issa vibe. I've Learn so much working with Boone he has defeitnetly helped me delvop my sound through his experience. You can't lose working @ Desert Park. Salute bro!!!

  7. Review by nickneutronz
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    I've worked with Boone McElroy on all of my mixes this year, since meeting him. He has put together an amazing room, with some of the clearest low end I've heard in the city. Compared to Quad studios, KMA, and many other high-end rooms, his desert park room is by far the clearest, and his approach to mixing the most innovative, his study of sound the most dedicated.

  8. Review by Emami
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    I have worked with Boone closely for around 10 years. There is something to be said about an engineer who understands the full spectrum of music creation. His expertise, ambition and willingness to delve deep into the sound is what will make the difference in your recording. It is a matter of time before Boone is inducted into the pantheon of legendary Audio Engineers.

  9. Review by Davide di Cagno-Hagen
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    Having worked with Boone for over 5 years, my music and sound has improved significantly. Boone is focused and knows his stuff. He can be producer, engineer, mixing and masterer all in one. His studio is clean and inviting, and I keep coming back to clean up tracks or just record.

  10. Review by Najee Lane
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    Love working with Boone at the desert, from the set up, to his level of skill and work ethic he will most definitely breed more than you can ask for. If you want an elite sound and/or a dope space to create your work. Desert Park is where you need to be, as a fellow audio engineer/producer Boone is a true artist !

  11. Review by Preme
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    PREME I work with Boone he is the best engineer I worked with so far his sounds amazing desert park is my spot 100 100

  12. Review by Chris Ellmann
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    Mad skills, killer hardware, sweet studio space. I've worked with Boone for years, and it's always amazing.

  13. Review by Samuel Skolfield
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    A true talent, and someone who knows how to bring out the best in my work.

  14. Review by Dee Money
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    Boone is dedicated to making sure you get what you want. He has all the best gear you could ask for. I recommend doing a session with him if you're in NY

Interview with Boone McElroy

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Dave East’s Karma 2 - Mastering

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Can’t say.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Mike Kuz, Nick Neutronz, Samuel Skolfield, Sean Leonard.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both. Analog is extra saucy. Digital I can get in the cracks. Need both. But not for every situation. There’s no every situation type of ‘trick’

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: I use some of my soul power on every record.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: It saved my life.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: Do you mix too? I answer with “only if the project really speaks to me. Usually I refer to an associate for those types of jobs. Those jobs can culminate in my room under my supervision.

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: That it’s three clicks of a button quick.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: Where is this music going?

  19. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  20. A: I skipped a lot of steps but I’ve been working in audio for 15 years.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: F****** Awesome

  23. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  24. A: Jay Z because I like his records.

  25. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  26. A: In order to be the best musician possible you’ve got to learn to be the best person possible. And that involves a hell of a lot of not playing music.

  27. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  28. A: Hip-Hop & Pop

  29. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  30. A: Taste, preference, ambition, discretion.

  31. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  32. A: tom elmhirst, serbahn ghena, josh gudwin, kevin killen, ross hogarth, cla, mike dean, 40, manny m, chris athens, joe laporta, ted jensen, doug sax, bob ludwig, brian gardner, jjoshua.

  33. Q: What's your typical work process?

  34. A: You can only listen to a song for the first time once. Its my job to be ready upon first listen to complete the master the track in its general entirety. 2nd listen is usually for making minor adjustments and capture.

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. A: Items in the chain can include: Lavry, Dangerous, Manley, Overstayer, SPL, Texas Instruments, & Weiss. I am currently listening on JBL M2's through a cranesong and I will be moving to PMC BB6 XBD-A's soon.

  37. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  38. A: I'm a seeker.

  39. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  40. A: Turn knobs, push buttons, flick switches.

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  • JBL M2
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