Dare Studios has provided high quality production for Long Island independent bands since 1986.
Professional recordings are a must in today’s music environment. Dare
studios will provide you with an efficient and affordable recording
package based upon your specific needs as an artist.
Dare Studios prides itself in capturing the true essence of the performer. We emphasize on keeping your sound unique. Each session brings a new life, a new creation.
The Recording process at Dare-
- Meet and greet consultation
- We will listen to your music in our control room and discuss what we can improve upon it
- We will discuss the recording process so you know what to expect when you record
- We will offer advice using our extensive production back ground when necessary
- We can offer production advice
- We discuss how best to accomplish and reach your recording goals with in your budget
- We will listen to and answer any questions or concerns about your unique recording project
Dare offers pre-production sessions which begin by reviewing your song catalog and identifying your strengths. Focus then moves toward exploration of song arrangement, key, tempo, and cohesion.
Mike Epstein/ Dare Studios Bio-
When Mike Graduated CW Post with a focus on finance and economics he never realized how it would play a role in his musical endeavors. Previously that same year (1986) Dare Studios was incepted. Originally a 3 room rehearsal studio Dare soon grew to multiple locations. As clients needs grew, so did the services offered at Dare. Today Dare offers one location with 9 rehearsal studios, a Pro Tools recording suite, and a video production studio live sound reinforcement, and professional photography.
Mike has been a professional performing musician since 1980.He has played internationally and has shared the stage with many famous bands and musicians.
Mike also started recording bands in the 80’s Originally working in analog where you had to have true knowledge of how audio gear functions. Through the years Mike worked along side many of the worlds top musicians and engineers. Today Mike works in the digital Pro tools environment.
The experience Mike Epstein has gained from recording thousands of musicians, performing countless live shows, playing bass and guitar on hundreds of recordings, and sitting behind the live controls at hundreds of venues has brought our studio a tremendous asset.
Clients Mike has worked with-
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
The Weather Girls
Opie & Anthony
Saturday Night Special
Toots and the Maytals
Phillipe and Gabe (Amy Winehouse)
Richie Cannata (Billy Joel)
Doug Steggmeyer (Billy Joel)
Liberty Devito (Billy Joel)
Anthony Cumia (Anthony and Opie)
Lorraine Velez (broadway performer)
Members of the following-
The Beach Boys
The Grateful Dead
Stony Brook Union
Suffolk Community College
West Islip Township
Ivy League School
Middle Country Library
Farmingdale Fire Department
Ivy League Day Camp
Guide Dog Foundation
West Hills Camp
White Post Farms
Rock and Roll University
Canadian Health Care
Tac scorpion console
Full Microphone closet
Full plug in suite featuring many “must have” plug ins (100’s)
Huge collection of tube amps- including the following-
Vintage Marshall jcm 800 (4)
Marshall jcm-200 (4)
Mesa Boogie- single and dual rectifier amps (4)
Mesa Boogie Tremoverb (2)
Vintage Mesa Boogie mark 2 (2)
Genz Benz El Diabolo
Ampeg svt tube (original from the 1970’s)
Trace Elliot -vintage ah 600 sm
Full array of speaker cabs for Guitar and Bass
Gretsch Drums- 6 kits
25 snare drums
Wide array of cymbals