Basement Floods Records

Analog Remote Recording Studio

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Are you trying to replicate the sound of the analog records you love, but can't quite nail it in the box? We specialize in remote processing your tracks through tons of vintage analog gear including hardware compressors, reverbs and tape machines! If your tracks are lacking warmth, punch, or glue, we'll get you across the finish line, guaranteed.

Here at Basement Floods we've been tracking to tape for over a decade. We're happy to say that we've been turning knobs, moving faders and using our ears every step of the way.

The pandemic obviously changed the game for in-person recording and we took the sudden halt as an opportunity to listen, learn and expand our vision. Jumping into remote processing and mixing has allowed us to share our sound, space, and gear with artists from all over the world.

As of late, Services offered include:
-Printing multi track stems to tape and sending back to you for mixing (Instant GLUE for digitally tracked material)
-Printing stereo mixes to a variety of 2-track machines (Added DEPTH and PUNCH to your mixes)
-Remote analog processing of digital stems through hardware EQs, compressors, and reverbs. The real deal!
-Analog mixing on a large format Console
-Analog Tape transfers utilizing Lynx and Apogee Converters (1", 1/2" and 1/4" Tapes)
-Remote drum, guitar, bass and keyboard tracking through analog gear and boutique microphones
-Remote songwriting and arranging
-In studio tracking and producing in Catskill, NY
-Analog Mastering with outboard EQs and Compressors

Any questions about what we can do for you, please ask! We're always open for helping a fellow musician out.

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


Discogs verified credits for Alex P. Wernquest
  • Eamon Fogarty
  • Eamon Fogarty
  • Scott Rudd
  • The Grasping Straws
  • Eamon Fogarty
  • Joanna Sternberg
  • Camp Saint Helene
  • Scott Rudd
  • Leland Sundries
  • The Grasping Straws
  • Eamon Fogarty
  • Leland Sundries
  • Mount Hudson
  • Various
  • Eamon Fogarty
  • Joanna Sternberg
  • Camp Saint Helene
  • Eamon Fogarty
  • Eamon Fogarty
  • Sammy Mellman
  • Eamon Fogarty
  • The Belle Curves (2)


  • English

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  1. Review by Andrew Hammond
    by Andrew Hammond

    The best analog studio experience you will find. There are so many reasons to record here, location, gear, price etc but the main reason is Alex P. You won't find a better engineer, both in terms of knowledge and in his ability to make everyone feel comfortable in the studio. 10/10.

Interview with Basement Floods Records

  1. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  2. A: SM57, Kick Drum, 4 Track Cassette Recorder, My SG, and my Alesis Nanoverb

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

  4. A: Cassette 4 track at age 15 (2002). That led to playing in Bands, then Film production, studio interning and eventually fulltime studio work since 2013.

  5. Q: How would you describe your style?

  6. A: Chill and soulful.

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

  8. A: Shawn Everett (recording engineer) because his productions sound amazing and I feel like I would learn a ton.

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

  10. A: Close your eyes and listen before making a decision.

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

  12. A: Most projects these days fall into the rock/indie/americana/folk vein, but I've done it all - Free Jazz, Hip Hop, Medieval Metal, Spoken Word and Electro/Dance.

  13. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  14. A: Judiciousness whether it be in the arranging, tracking, or mixing phase of a song. I get to the marrow of the bone and produce music with essence and soul.

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

  16. A: I'm an avid listener and a co-producer at heart. I love observing an artist and giving them the space to express themselves properly. Proper Technique, sound or setup should NEVER get in the way of the song itself.

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

  18. A: Coffee, chatting about songs and scope, getting sounds for basics. More Coffee, tracking, lunch. More tracking, Goodnight. Listen back, begin the greatest activity ever (electric guitar overdubs), Begin Second greatest activity ever (Tracking Vocals). Break, Coffee, Mix.

  19. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  20. A: Basement Floods Records is a one of a kind studio located in the woods of Catskill, NY. We've got a 600 square foot live room with wood paneling lifted from a 20th century brothel, a lofted control room, double insulated amp iso booth, and a 30 foot artist camper/trailer. We're packed with vintage gear and instruments and they all contribute to the sound and feel of the studio. Every in-house Basement Floods Production is tracked soup to nuts on 8 or 16 track tape.

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

  22. A: Daptone had a huge influence on my start as a recording engineer which pointed me back to classic producers and engineers like Glynn Johns, Tom Dowd, Cosimo Matassa, and Rick Hall. Musician/Audio nut jobs like Neil Young, Prince, and Steve Albini offer a constant source of inspiration. And there are plenty of modern folks getting amazing sounds like Shawn Everett and Blake Mills.

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

  24. A: Live analog tracking and analog processing of digitally recorded material.

All songs produced at Basement Floods

I was the tracking engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

$60/hour for analog processing of digital stems. $250/Song for mixing, includes two mix revisions then $60/hour for any further work. $40 tape use fee for printing multi track stems to tape.

GenresSounds Like
  • The Black Keys
  • Pink Floyd
  • The Band
Gear Highlights
  • 32 Input Tascam M600 Mixing Console
  • Tascam 16 and 8 track Tape Machines
  • Audioscape Compressors
  • Seventh Circle Audio Pres
  • Univox Spring Reverb
  • Vintage Guitar Amps
  • Tube EQs
  • Handmade Microphones
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Get two songs mixed for free on an album with 10 or more tracks. A $500 value!