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Staffers-Past and Present


Dan Welsch
It goes without saying that this man is a walking encyclopedia of music knowledge and who also possesses a passion for music, which is the driving force behind Suffolk Recording Studios. Dan, a musician in his own right, fronts his own band called Lonesome Dan and The Crumudgeons. He built the studio to support an idea that music is a collective and creative process that should be shared by all. Upon finding this amazing space, he loosely modeled it after an old RCA Nashville studio to evoke an era where these ideas would come to fruition. Through time and evolution, the space has transformed. It has catered to the local musicians and out of towners alike. Currently, Dan Welsch is also co-owner and booking agent of the revered and successful “89 North” Music Venue-right up the street from Suffolk Recording Studios. It’s a perfect match as many artists who played the venue have recorded at the facility and conversely.


Brian Gabriel
The one commonality with all the staffers here at Suffolk Recording Studios is the passion for music. As a signed artist for Curb Records in ‘96, this is when the obsession of recording began for Brian. Captivated by the inside creative process of making a record is what has been the driving force behind his engineering prowess. Brian has tackled many projects here at Suffolk Recording Studios, both as an engineer and a hired musician. Mr. Gabriel has produced, engineered and played on several of his client’s sessions, delivering that polished and pro vibe. Brian is a seasoned drummer and an accomplished guitar player with various styles and techniques on both instruments. Truly a journeyman, Brian has toured the globe playing music in one form or another both as a drummer and guitar player. Currently, Brian also serves as a “live” FOH sound engineer, freelance in NY Metro area.


Eamonn Vaughn
They say youth is wasted on the young. Not in this case. Talent is vast in this young man, Eamonn Vaughn. As an up and coming engineer, Eamonn has tackled some incredible sessions here at Suffolk Recording Studios. Again, the commonality that is through and through with the staff here at Suffolk Recording Studios is music, first and foremost. Eamonn is also a musician well versed in many instruments. Mr. Vaughn has a vast knowledge and experience in the techniques of making a great recording. He has worked with many top bands in our area, from jazz to hard core, to heavy metal-producing and arranging many challenging prospects. Currently, Eamonn also serves as a freelance “live” FOH sound engineer in the NY Metro area. 

Sam Thoro
Sam has also been here with Suffolk Recording Studios since the early beginnings. Sam has engineered and produced many clients in our facility. Mr. Thoro has years of recording experience behind him and carries a unique and diversified musical background. Sam has been at the helm for a Hip-Hop session, then has re-set for a live Blues Band all in one days work!!!  For further information about Sam Thoro, visit his website at www.thorotracks.com

Dan Malloy
If you’re looking for a consummate perfectionist with a solid ear for pitch and tone and a giant passion for music, Dan Malloy may just be your man.  From his beginnings on 4 track cassette machines in the mid 90’s through his education at Five Towns College at the turn of the millennium and onward throughout his career, Dan is always striving to learn, improve, and produce the best possible product for his client’s individual styles and sounds.  Equally at home working in Country, Funk, or Death Metal, Dan’s adaptability and attention to detail are his greatest strengths. Also a master editor having worked with big names like Rob Caggiano (Volbeat / ex-Anthrax) and James Murphy (ex-Testament / Death / Obituary / Disincarnate / Cancer), his work can be heard on many major releases by bands such as Cradle of Filth, World Under Blood, Lazarus AD, Havok, Aborted, System Divide, and many more.  Dan has an extensive background in music theory to bring to your sessions and work through problem sections in songs, and is also an accomplished Singer and Vocal Coach, who will gladly work with your singer and push them to heights they never imagined possible.  

Keith Moore
Keith brings an extreme amount of diversity to Suffolk Recording Studios. He has been producing, writing, and engineering for the last 10 years, most notable out of defunct Brooklyn based studio Coyote Recording. Keith, a native Patchogue resident, also had a very successful home recording studio called Sick Studios. He has cultivated a multitude of different style bands over the years and brings that to the table. We are proud to have Keith onboard in the continuing evolution of freelance engineers here at Suffolk Recording Studios.

Robert “Void” Caprio
There would not be enough room on these pages for the resume this man carries. Rob, or as peeps in the industry refer to him as “Void” was one of the first in house engineers here at Suffolk Recording Studios. Void has over 25 years in the audio/production field and has spawned many projects from this facility. A man of fortitude and vast knowledge, he brings a seasoned flavor to the many projects he has worked on here. Void has worked in a host of major studios, starting in Cove City (under the tutelage of Ric Wake), The Music Palace, The Hit Factory, Electric Lady and The Power Station. Currently he is FOH sound engineer for Cee Lo Green. Visit Rob at his website for more info about his fascinating musical journey!!! www.interzonestudios.com

Melissa Procopio
Melissa graduated from Five Towns College with a Bachelor’s Degree in music. She also has vast knowledge in all techniques of recording and production. Melissa has been with Suffolk Recording Studios since ’11 so and has been host and engineer on several projects. She brings an eclectic style and ease to all clients that have worked with her. Ms Procpio has recorded everything from book readings, to voice overs, jazz to hard core. Currently, Melissa works as a stage hand and FOH sound at a local theater. 



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