New York City (July 9, 2004)–There was a heavenly sound coming from KAS Music & Sound at Kaufman Astoria Studios June 16-18, as Grammy-Award winning producer Michael Fine recorded an album at the studio with 58 nuns from the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary congregation in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Fine suggested KAS Music & Sound at Kaufman Astoria Studios as the place to record the group’s album because he had worked with executive creative director Joe Castellon previously.
“I’ve been working at KAS Music & Sound at Kaufman Astoria Studios since 1987; it is one of the finest studio environments in the U.S.–the perfect combination of great natural acoustics, Joe Castellon’s engineering expertise, and every piece of equipment one could imagine. I produced my first Grammy winner at KAS and would do all my work there if I could,” said Fine. “The Sisters had originally thought to record the album in their chapel, but I knew that a professional studio environment would help them create the best possible and most professional recording.”
Castellon himself was involved with three 2002 Grammy-nominated albums.
“The sisters were amazing; they came into an environment that they had no experience with, and in a short time they had acclimated to the process like professionals,” said Castellon. “They were very professional in their demeanor but were also a whole lot of fun! It was our pleasure to have them in our studio.”
KAS Music & Sound is a high-tech recording studio within Kaufman Astoria Studios in New York City. The facility has new mastering suites and a lounge area, as well as its own composers and arrangers on staff. Clients of the facility have included Billy Joel, N’Sync, Placido Domingo, R.E.M., Keith Richards, Tony Bennett, Dizzy Gillespie, Carly Simon, Wynton Marsalis and Art Garfunkel.
The album, to be titled With One Voice, was conceived almost three years ago, when fans of the group continually encouraged them to record their songs.
Kaufman Astoria Studios