Recording Services $60/HR


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.

  • Studio equipment-
  • Pro Tools Hd Ultimate with Platinum Waves bundle
  • Full Microphone closet
  • Universal Audio LA 610 All tube Mic pre
  • Avalon 737 Tube channel strip
  • Chandler Limited EMI Abbey Road Mic pre amp
  • 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
  • Fender prosonic
  • Roland JC120-(4)
  • Bass rigs-
  • Ampeg svt tube (original from the 1970’s)
  • Ampeg Svt-3
  • Genz Benz
  • 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

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 brings you solutions and insight that is very hard to find.

Clients we have worked with-

Mariah Carey
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Dream Theater
The Weather Girls
Howard Stern
Saturday Night Special
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Toots and the Maytals
Ziggy Marley
Los Gusanos
CJ Ramone
Mick Foley
The Aquabats
Dave Mason
Steve Ballone
Phillipe and Gabe (Amy Winehouse)
Richie Cannata (Billy Joel / Beach boys)
Doug Steggmeyer (Billy Joel)
Liberty Devito (Billy Joel)
Buzzy Linhardt
Moogie Klingman
Anthony Cumia (Anthony and Opie)

Members of the following-

Billy Joel
Deep Purple
The Beach Boys
The Grateful Dead

Corporate work-

Infinity Broadcasting
Stony Brook Union
Suffolk Community College
West Islip Township
Farmingdale Township
Sayville Township
Sachem Library
Patchogue Township
Ivy League School
Middle Country Library
Farmingdale Fire Department
Ivy League Day Camp
Guide Dog Foundation
Brookhaven Camp
Delta Dental
West Hills Camp
Brightwaters Township
White Post Farms
Rock and Roll University
Harbour House
Canadian Health Care
American Express

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