RED CAIMAN STUDIOS

Recording & Audio Postproduction Studio

Welcome to Red Caiman Studios, Pittsburgh's premiere recording facility.  Located in downtown Pittsburgh since 2009, Red Caiman specializes in Music Production and Commercial / Film Post Production. With our experienced staff, beautiful studios, and top-of-the-line equipment, we can help take any project from concept to completion.   

Spread over 2 floors of our downtown location are our 3 purpose-built studios.

Studio A is over 1200 sq. feet and consists of a control room, spacious live room, and 2 iso booths.  Each room is floated and built with its own "sound", giving the engineer and producer endless creative options.  

Studio B, located on the 5th floor of our building, consists of a comfortable control room and an iso booth.  

Studio C, also located on the 5th floor, is primarily used for editing and session prep.

 

SERVICES

Music Production

Audio Post Production

  • Producing

  • Tracking

  • Editing

  • Mixing

  • Mastering

  • VO Recording

  • Sound Design

  • Mixing

  • Audio Book Recording & Production

Film Audio

  • ADR / Dubbing

  • Foley

  • Sound Design

  • Mixing

 
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STUDIOS

We have 3 production spaces in our downtown location.

Monitors

JBL LSR 6328

JBL LSR 6312 Sub

JBL 4412A

Bryston 6 B mono block power amps

Focal Trio

JBL LSR 4326

Grace m905 monitor control

Dangerous D box monitor control

Computer / DAW / Converters

Protools Ultimate (HDX)

AVID Madi I/O

AVID SYNC HD

Antelope Orion converters

2022 Mac pro

UAD Octo

Preamps /Outboard

Avalon 737

Universal Audio LA 610

Millennia Media (18 channels)

Focusrite ISA (12 channels)

NPNG (4 channels)

True (2 channels)

Universal Audio LA3A

Universal Audio LA4

Microphones

 

 

Neumann U87

Neumann TLM 193 (x4)

Neumann KM 184 (x2)

AKG 414 (x2)

AKG C1000

Audix D6

Shure Beta 52

Shure Sm57 (x3)

Shure Sm7 (x3)

Shure Sm81 (x2)

Sennheiser 441 (x2)

Sennheiser 421 (x3)

Sennheiser MKH50

Sennheiser e604 (x3)

Sanken COS 11D

Miktek CV4

Microtech Gefell M330 (x2)

RCA 77DX

RCA BK5

RCA 74

Royer 122

Schoeps Mk2 (x2)

Schoeps Mk2 (x2)

AEA R88 MkII

Instruments

Steinway Grand Piano

Rhodes Electric Piano (x2)

Wurlitzer Electric Piano

Hammond B3 with Leslie 122 rev

Pearl Masters Drum kit

For full equipment list and instrument list please contact us.

 

Our Team

 

Jesse - Engineer / Producer / Owner

As an audio engineer, producer,  and musician Jesse has had the privilege of working with some of the top artists in the industry ranging from international touring musicians and Broadway actors to some of the most prestigious orchestras in the world.  Some of his past clients include,The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Atlantic Records, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Warner Brothers Ent., Harper Collins, Penguin Random House, and Manchester Craftsman’s Guild Jazz.

Starting his journey as a musician, Jesse attended The Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University, earning a Bachelor of Music in Music Technology in 2006. In 2009, after working as a freelance engineer for three years, Jesse founded Red Caiman Media Inc.  With a clientele including Andre Bocelli, Kaleo, Ewan McGregor, Leslie Odem Jr., Kevin Nealon, Justin Guarini, and Tamara Tunie, Red Caiman has grown into one of the premier recording studios in the region. 

In 2010, Jesse began his higher education teaching career, accepting a position as an adjunct faculty member at Duquesne University, where he was later promoted to full time assistant professor in 2020. Jesse has also held an adjunct faculty position at the Rowland School of Business at Point Park University (2013—2019), where he was instrumental in the design and implementation of the student record label - Pioneer Records. From 2012–2016, Jesse held the Chair of Music Technology position at City Music Center of Duquesne University, where he designed and implemented the inaugural curriculum for the Music Technology track of the program. Jesse has been a professional member of the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and The Audio Engineering Society. 

Jesse lives in Pittsburgh with his wife Taylor, their daughter Vera, and bandana-wearing pup Archer.

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Ben - Engineer / Producer

 

Ben is a producer, writer, and audio engineer who has been working professionally in the Pittsburgh area since graduating from Duquesne University in 2016. Combining experience from on-stage performance, recording work in studios, and collaborating with a wide variety of artists, he can take projects from their initial concept and grow them into polished recordings.

 

Ben has written and produced music of his own under the pseudonym William Sparks, and has worked with dozens of artists in the Pittsburgh area. From mainstream oriented artists like PM mirror, to alternative rock sounds like Surefire, to acoustically driven acts such as Sam Stucky. Ben draws from years of experience to help artists make their unique sound come to life.  

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Greta - Apprentice Engineer / Producer

Greta is an audio engineer, songwriter, and pianist. Graduated from Duquesne University’s School of Music with a B.M. in Music Technology, she has experience in many facets of sound, including the composition, production, recording, mixing, and mastering of music, as well as the post-production of podcasts. Recently, Greta has worked with indie-pop artist Chris Pinto, pop producer ‘paleblue.’, and indie-pop duo Al Coda, as well various classical and jazz soloists, combos, and ensembles. Additionally, she has experience composing for both traditional ensembles and mainstream music for advertisement. When she’s not working on other creatives’ projects, Greta writes, produces, and engineers her own music. She has been a member of the Audio Engineering Society and SoundGirls.

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Clients

  • Universal Studios

  • Warner Brother Ent

  • Atlantic Records

  • Decca Records

  • Emmy Awards

  • MCG Jazz

  • Foothold Media

  • Smith brothers

  • Brunner

  • NFM dynum

  • Hullaballo

  • United Way

  • WGN

  • Pittsburgh City Theater

  • Crooked Media

  • Cadence 13

  • Duquesne University

  • Fear the Walking Dead

  • Gateway Health

  • Harper Collins

  • PETA

  • Point Park University

  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

  • Penguin Random House

  • Recorded Books

  • Pittsburgh Camerata

  • Andre Bocelli

  • The Aris Paul Band

  • Jay Ashby

  • Back Alley Sound

  • Bill Toms Band

  • Chase & the Barrons

  • Nick Marzock

  • Kaleo

  • Andy Gregg

  • Anjroy

  • Bad Luxe

  • Big Blitz

  • Brilliance Publishing

  • Pete Bush

  • Andrew Hendryx

  • The Jacob's Ferry Stragglers

  • GloPhase

  • Kim Nazarian

  • Lamar Clan Productions

  • Lindsey Smith & the Soul Distribution

  • Lonesome Lost and Foggy

  • Millgroves Crossing

  • Nameless In August

  • Oriel

  • The Tellways

  • Teh Weedrags

  • Well Strung

 

Contact Us

816 5th Ave

Pittsburgh PA 15219

info@redcaimanstudios.com


Tel: (412) 434-1630

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