Recording studios have long been bastions of ‘cool’. An artist craves that environment to inspire him to his best work and to soothe the nerves during that unexpected tough session in the booth. Lots of studios overreach and miss the mark…but, CDM gets it just right.
From the studios themselves to the chill atmosphere in the lounge overlooking Hell’s Kitchen, they don’t have to try to be ‘cool’…they just are cool and it makes them one of the top studios in Manhattan and a favorite of mine.
— Peter Ganim, Actor, Director and Writer
When I was given the opportunity to direct and produce four multi-cast audiobook projects within a couple of weeks, it was crucial to find a recording studio that could handle my client’s unique needs and goals. After interviewing three studios, the choice was obvious. CDM offered the available space, a competitive rate, and the expertise to deliver the polished sound we needed. But what made CDM really stand out was Charles’ commitment, personal rapport, and collaborative spirit — all of which made producing work with 34 actors, including a couple dozen kids and teens, a pleasure. Charles contributed enormously to keeping the massive project organized, on time, and on budget, enabling me to focus on the performances. He became a true partner, and now I can’t imagine working with anyone else.
— Tavia Gilbert, Writer, Actor, Director
As a narrator of over 150 Audiobooks I am never happier when I hear the session will take place at CDM studios.
Working there is always a dream. The studios are comfortable, ultra-modern, and perfectly located. And, most importantly, with the best coffee on the West Side.
I can’t recommend CDM enough.
— Dennis Boutsikaris, Actor and Audiobook Narrator
Doing voice work with Charles at CDM is always a pleasure.
He creates a work environment with the highest technical and artistic standards and the lowest stress levels for performers.
He makes the work such fun. PLUS…Charles hosts the best winter holiday parties in town!
— Alan Sklar, Actor, Narrator
I’ve been working at CDM since the 90s and it continues to be my favorite studio in NYC.
I get great sounding recordings and love the atmosphere and energy of CDM.
— Karen Pearlman, Actor, Narrator
CDM is that rare bird: a first-class audio engineer (excellent mixer, in particular) with a real sensitivity for spoken word.
— John McElroy, Eljin Productions
Perfect sound, great engineers, creative atmosphere, helpful, flexible scheduling and of course Charles, who makes it all work so effortlessly.
— David Rapkin
A pleasure to loop and loop with you!
Thanks for your kindness!
— Steve Guttenberg, Actor
LOVE your studio. And your team.
Can’t wait for the next opportunity to record a book with you.
— May Wuthrich, Audiobook Director
Nice window treatments!
— Ana Gasteyer, Actor
Terrific facility – good cookies!
— Jonathan Lethem, Writer
You looked after us brilliantly!
— Sarah Ferguson, The Duchess of York
You guys make me sound great!
— Al Roker, Weatherman and Entertainer
Best coffee in town!
— Ru Paul, Actor, Model and Recording Artist
I love this place!
— Tony Roberts, Actor
What a treat!
— Sigourney Weaver, Actor
You are just the tops!
— Jim Dale, Harry Potter audiobook narrator