Welcome to Northfire Recording Studio, a world-class audio production facility located in western Massachusetts. We have lots of information about the studio on the site, but we love to show the studio in person, so feel free to get in touch with us from our contact form, or by phone at 413.256.0404 directly to learn more or arrange a tour of the studio.
Music is an emotional expression. Sonics play a major role in determining the personality and feel of any recorded muisic, so we tailor the sound we capture and create for each artist, album, and song. When the sound is right in lockstep with the song, the barrier between musician and listener melts away. That’s why we ask “what do you want this to feel like?” at least as often as we ask “what do you want this to sound like?”
This philosophy has guided us from the very beginning. Even before our first client stepped into the studio, we worked diligently to create a special environment. Collaborating with world-renowned acoustician and architect Michael Blackmer, we designed the studio to be a sonically flexible space so it can accommodate any sound from big and live to close and intimate. We also put a lot of though and effort into the feel of the spaces, and as a result Northfire is a very comfortable, relaxing place to work. Our equipment collection is broad, with a wide variety of high-end mics, outboard gear, and instruments for when inspiration strikes. Most importantly, our engineers are well versed in their art, expert at their craft, and understanding of the needs of our clients.
A selection of 2018 releases
One Time Weekend - Weekend at the Circus Darryl Kniffen - Dreamland Dorothy Cresswell - Pelican Pilot Emerald Rae - self titled Aaron Marcus - Men Don’t Cry NOFA podcast -
Shagohod - The Treading Behemoth The Primate Fiasco - Massachusetts Winter Show of Cards - One Small Good Thing Rayjects - self titled EP Jeff Martel & Libby Volkening - Heart Centered Kirtan Yookeroo - Into The Ether Buddy System - Ride the Wheel Gary Roodman’s Calculated Figures - Mr. Roodman’s Fancies Community Smokes - Everything Miles Borerro - Miles and the Monkey Menace Meredith Aleigha Wells - Functioning Just Fine
Mastering Flava Evolution - White Elephant Community Smokes - Everything Decora - Beyond Belief
A selection of 2016 releases
The Medicinal Purpose - self titled Outer Stylie - Puzzles Otter - i am my brother (and he is me) Gypsy Wranglers - Movin’ Day Nicole Singer - Long Hot Summer Days Incus - Reconciliation Matt Byrd - Lost & Found in America The Feudal Grey - self titled Rachel Bell - Tone Chamber The Zumbyes - Tigre Christopher Marcus - Replenish and Absolve Conn Artists - First Offense
A selection of 2015 releases
Ryan Hommel - The Optical Shop Nova - Little Sky Wise Old Moon - Don’t Take Off Lexi Weege - Sweet Moon The Farwells - Self Titled Michelle Brooks-Thompson - My Life’s Testimony Creature From Dell Pond - Dirty Deli Jacki Odess-Gillet - Open the Door to Your Heart Secret Pint - Northern Rock Jeff Rothenberg - It’s Time Milk and Cookies - Freshly Baked Banish Misfortune - No Strangers Here Natavi - First Day Mother Moses - From the Ground Skylar Kergil - Tell Me A Story Casey and the Base Notes - self titled Sunlea - Unbuilding Ken Macy - Blueprints
A selection of 2014 releases
Miro Sprague - Blue Dreaming Adam Bauer - Shyam Lila The Gaslight Tinkers - self titled Dorothy Cresswell - Curious Songs for Curious Kids Vocal Suspects - Music of the Past, Present Bruce Diehl - Bug Juice Heather Reichgott - Preludes and Prayers Necronomichrist - Apparitions of the Obscene
A selection of 2013 releases
Tony Lee Thomas - Temet Nosce Carrie Ferguson - The List of Whales Show of Cards - Something Better Moving Violations - Elasticity Elixir - Anybody's Guess Gary Roodman - Good Friends Young Tricksters - Ripples The Primate Fiasco - The Adventures of… Kathleen & Jim Fownes - Light Reaction Carolyn Walker - Resolution The Mary Jane Jones - Shake The Zumbyes - Good Memory Times Iza Jane - Dirty Hands Lydia Ievens & Andrea Larson - Fika Tha Capital G - Garage Band Stringrays - self titled Jackie Odess-Gilett - A Healing Wind