Stepfriends Record Out Now:


The new Stepfriends record, "All We've Got" is available now on vinyl from intheclouds records and in digital format on Bandcamp. It is an absolutely fantastic and diverse record that I was honored to have a hand in creating.

INK Acoustic Song Tops Charts:


Ice Nine Kills recently released an acoustic version of their song "Jonathan," which hit #6 on the iTunes Metal Charts. A portion of the proceeds go to researching a cure for mitochondrial disorders, so pick up a copy today!

Inclusive Or Album Out Now:


Inclusive Or's new album "Cocktails In Purgatory" is out now on vinyl, CD, and digital formats from BettyElm Records. This is an incredibly well-constructed record so please check it out!!

Punk Goes 90's Makes Top 200:


The Ice Nine Kills track that was recorded at The Square as part of Fearless Records' Punk Goes 90's Vol. 2 has seen a great response since it's release. The album debuted at # 41 on the Billboard Top 200 this week, as well as #13 on the Billboard Rock Charts! Pick up a copy and check it out!

Punk Goes 90's Vol. 2:


Fearless Records' Punk Goes 90's Vol. 2 comes out today. The Ice Nine Kills track, a fantastic cover of Green Day's "Time of Your Life (Good Riddance)," was recorded at The Square and is included on the album so please check it out and support them!

Lots of Website Updates:


A major overhaul of the website has taken place. A highlight is that, thanks to Melissa Miracolo, there are finally pictures of the new studio space up in various places on this site. Also, there has been a huge update to the "listen" section with a number of new MP3 sound samples. Lastly, there is a REALLY cool video that esteemed videographer Taylor Baucom made on The Square that is available to view in the "About" section of this site, or on YouTube. Dig it!

INK Hits The Billboard Charts:


The new Ice Nine Kills record, which was recorded, mixed, produced, and co-written at The Square, and is out now on Fearless / Outerloop Records debuted at #153 on the Billboard Top 200 this week, and well as hitting #3 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and #1 on the iTunes Metal Charts. Congrats to the band, and please, pick up a copy today!

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Welcome to The Square Studio Online!

The Square Studio is a full-service recording facility located in Syracuse, NY that has catered to an extensive and widely-diverse assortment of musicians since early 2002.

View of Control Room

(View of console / Photo by: Melissa Miracolo, Mar. 2014)

The Square Studio is owned and operated by Steve Sopchak, whose credits include multiple albums that have secured top spots in premier industry publications like the Billboard Top 200 and Heatseekers Charts, as well as numerous releases that have and continue to reside atop iTunes' and other digital media sales charts alike.

Most recently, this involved co-writing, recording, mixing, and producing material for Boston-based metal band Ice Nine Kills, including all of their latest full-length, "The Predator Becomes The Prey," as well as a track for Fearless Records' much revered compilation series "Punk Goes 90's Vol. 2," both of which hit the Billboard Top 200 at #153 and #41 respectively.

Similarly, Steve co-wrote, performed, recorded, mixed, mastered, and produced Raleigh, NC-based pop/rock mainstay Rookie of the Year's latest album "The Goodnight Moon: Part II," from which a track was chosen out of over 30,000 submissions for the #1 spot on Amazon/TuneCore's annual "25 Songs of Summer" compilation.

Steve also has engineering and production credits for several of Alternative Press' "100 Bands You Need To Know," including Boston-based maniacal rock outfit The Venetia Fair, NYC-based Timeshares, and punk rock's hardest working band, Such Gold, who have since gone on to sign with one of the largest independent music companies in the country, Razor And Tie Records.

Steve's extended discography includes some pretty notable projects as well, such as re-mastering a series of seminal pop-punk/emo albums by bands like The Ataris and The Juliana Theory for 10th anniversary re-releases, as well as handling the audio work for "Asia - 30 Years On," a DVD documentary on the history of the progressive rock legends Asia, which premiered at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, and was distributed world-wide as part of the band's 30th Anniversary Box Set.

Artists who have worked at The Square Studio have been featured on MTV, are regularly played on nationally broadcasted television shows, frequently appear in top spots on industry websites, have garnered millions of views on YouTube, and have signed with major labels and smaller independents alike based on the recordings they've made here. Much of the material recorded at The Square has been recognized by marquee music publications, has been nominated for and/or won regional music awards, and has been released and/or charted on both national and international scales.

Feel free to browse this site and let its content help you in determining whether The Square Studio is suitable for your project. Please contact Steve with any questions or comments, or if you'd like a price quote for your project.


For a price quote:

Please visit the new Online Quote Request Form.

For all other inquiries:


Phone: (315)-882-2339

Featured Work:

Take Action

Take Action Compilation

Hopeless Records

Recorded, Mixed,
Mastered, Produced
(Ice Nine Kills).

The Venetia Fair

The Venetia Fair


Recorded, Mixed,
Mastered, Produced.

Ice Nine Kills

Ice Nine Kills

Fearless / Outerloop Records

Recorded, Mixed,
Co-wrote, Produced.


The Ataris

Mightier Than Sword

Re-Mastered for Vinyl.

Rookie of the Year

Rookie of the Year


Recorded, Mixed,
Mastered, Co-wrote,