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!
Things have been crazy here at the new Square Studio. New music from Ice Nine Kills, The Venetia Fair, Trevor Grant, Divinex, One Last Shot, Joshua Scott Carter, Faith and Fiction, and many more! Be on the lookout!!!
New Ben Knight Record:
Ben Knight, who is quite possibly the quirkiest and most inventive solo artist to have ever passed through The Square Studio, put his album out recently, which is called "Breaking the Keys." The record was co-produced by Ben Santoro from The Venetia Fair, and it slays.
Rookie of the Year Record Out Now:
The new Rookie of the Year album, "The Goodnight Moon Part II" is out now. This was recorded, mixed, mastered, and produced at The Square Studio, and I also co-wrote the album and performed the music for it. I am super proud of how it all turned out so please pick up a copy today!
Square #1 on Amazon / Tunecore Compilation:
Out of over 30,000 submissions, a track that I co-wrote, performed on, and recorded from the upcoming Rookie of the Year record, called "Colors of Summer," got the #1 spot on Amazon / Tunecore's "25 Songs of Summer" compilation. The compilation is free for download here.
INK on Warped and All-Stars Tour:
Check out Ice Nine Kills on the Warped Tour and the All-Stars tour this summer. They just finished tracking at The Square for their upcoming full-length and will be debuting new songs all summer!
The Venetia Fair on MTV:
The Venetia Fair's video for their single "The Day I Set Them Free" premiers on MTV's Buzzworthy today. This comes from their album, "Every Sick, Disgusting Thought..." which was recorded, mixed, mastered, and produced at The Square Studio. They are one of the best bands of all time, so if you haven't, do yourself a favor and check them out. Congrats to TVF!!!
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 / Photo by: Julia Rabkin, Dec. 2009)
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 included co-writing, recording, mixing, and producing Boston-based metal band Ice Nine Kills' latest full-length, "The Predator Becomes The Prey," which came out on Fearless/Outerloop Records and has seen an incredible response since its debut in January, 2014.
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.
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