Pompton Plains, NJ 07444


“Chris Badami has an innate and discerning musical ear that gives everything he produces, engineers and mixes its superior sound.” – Roark

Studio A

Considered one of the finest recording/mixing rooms on the east coast, Studio A is based around a custom AMEK Media 51RN console – designed by world renown console designer Rupert Neve.

Studio B

Studio B is predominately a digital Pro Tools HD studio based around a Toft Audio Designs ATB console – designed by world renown Trident console designer Malcolm Toft.

Trophy Scars – #2 Best Album’s of 2014 on Sputnik Music – 4 out of 5 in Alternative Press

April 23rd, 2014

Congratulations to Trophy Scars on their new record Holy Vacants making #2 on Sputnik Music best albums of 2014! The record was Produced, engineered and mixed here by Chris Badami and co-produced and engineered by John Ferrara.  The reviews are also coming in incredibly solid, scoring an amazing 4 out of 5 in this month Alternative Press!!!!  We are so stoked for everyone!  You can pick up the record May 6th via Monotreme Records!  Click here to purchase the amazing limited edition vinyl!


Jennifer Rostock Top of the Charts!!!!

January 31st, 2014

Congratulations to Producer, Engineer, Mixer Chris Badami and the band Jennifer Rostock on the release of their new album, “Schlaflos.”  Schlaflos debuted at #2 on the German charts and #5 in Austria!!!!!! We are super excited and so happy for the band and Chris!  Woooooo!!!!!!!!


Happy New Year!

December 31st, 2013

We hope everyone had a great holiday season!  It’s New Year’s Eve and we can not help but be super thankful for the amazing year we had here at Portrait.  None of this would be possible without the fantastic love and support from our amazingly loyal clients.  So many new faces, great bands and labels from not just the U.S., but all over the world walked through our doors this year.  For that, we are incredibly thankful and wish everyone a very healthy, happy and successful new year!  We’re looking forward to making new friends in 2014 and continuing to make great records for all to hear!

Thank you all again and we’ll see you in 2014!!!!


Happy Thanksgiving + Small Business Saturday Package

December 4th, 2013

Hope everyone had a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!  The holidays are here and we are celebrating small business Saturday this week with an amazing package!

Here is the package:
Book any production package (from a single to a full length) in studio B and get a free 5 hour studio block. Offer expires 12/7 at 11:59pm!

Book now by emailing us at info@portraitrecordingstudios.com and mention Small Business Saturday Promo!!!!

Happy holidays!!!!!


Summer’s Rocking! Fall Specials!

August 15th, 2013

Hope everyone has been enjoying this amazing summer weather we are having!  Our apologies for the lack of updates!  So many amazing projects are happening here this summer.

Chris Badami has been hard at work in studio A since May with Germany’s Jennifer Rostock (Warner Music), working on their follow-up to 2011′s Mit Haut Und Haar.  Chris is in the mixing stage right now and man is this record killing!!!! Super cool!!!

John Ferrara is also working hard in studio B.  He will be beginning work on I Am Heresy’s debut album next week.  We’re very stoked to hear this record!!!!

Since fall is quickly approaching we are pleased to announce we are offering exclusive packages for unsigned bands.  Contact us for info and details.



Studio B Now Houses The First Audient ASP 4816 Console In NY/NJ Area

May 31st, 2013

We are pleased to announce the grand reopening of our new studio B! Studio B here at Portrait is the first in the NY/NJ area to house an Audient ASP 4816 console as it’s centerpiece! We are super excited about this and would like to thank all the great folks at Vintage King Audio and Audient for their help! Book now and make a killer record on this new desk! It rules!!!


Congratulations Chris Badami, Lauren Marsh and Mike Klemash

April 23rd, 2013

A big congratulations to Lauren Marsh for winning a JAM award for  “Top Indie EP Release”  for her new EP “Ready For Takeoff” which was produced, engineered and mixed by Chris Badami!  We would also like to congratulate our great friend Mike Klemash for winning a JAM award for “Top Instrumentalist (Bass Guitar)!”  Mike is featured on Lauren’s EP as well as many other projects that come through the studio.  A huge thanks to everyone who voted and congratulations again!!!!!


Congratulations JAM Awards Nominees!!!!

February 28th, 2013

Congratulations to our great friends Socratic, Mike Klemash and Lauren Marsh for all being nominees at this years JAM Awards! Socratic is nominated for their new album Socratic (Produced, Engineered and Mixed By: Chris Badami) in the category “Top Indie/Pop/Rock Band.” Mike Klemash is nominated for “Top Instrumentalist” for being a ridiculous bass player and Lauren Marsh…is nominated in 5 categories for her debut EP Ready For Takeoff (Produced, Engineered and Mixed By: Chris Badami)!!!!! Lauren is nominated in the categories “Top Female Vocalist”, “Top Female Listening Room Act”, “Top New Female Act”, “Top Indie/Pop/Rock Act”, and “Top Indie/Pop Rock EP/Single”!!! Woah!!! We could not be any more proud here at Portrait for our great friends. PLEASE take the time and go and vote for these amazing artists. They need your support! Woah!!!! Go online and vote here now: http://www.jamawards.org/awards.html#.URgOwOjageM. Please spread the word!!!


Online Mixing Services + Winter Specials

February 1st, 2013

Happy 2013 everyone!  We are pleased to be offering great discounts for our online mixing services now available with our staff mixers.  It’s easy folks!  Upload your single, EP, or album to our server and get them mixed the right way!  We post the mixes back to you for download and approval and you’re good to go!  Take it a step further and use our online mastering service for them as well.  It has never been more affordable to do the best for you music!  Let us take your music to the next level and make it all it can be!  Contact us for further details and pricing!

We are also super stoked on our winter 2013 specials!  We have a bunch of options from singles to albums for you which we are now including a bunch of free goodies.  Depending on the package those goodies include: Free mastering, Promo CD’s, Stickers, Video, and more!  Contact us for further details and pricing!

Lots of amazing projects set for this year so far. We’re are very humbled and thankful for all the amazing artists who come through our doors and their loyalty.  It means the world to us!!!  Be sure to follow us on facebook and twitter  to stay current with the latest and greatest here at Portrait.  Stay warm!!!


Studio B Gets A Facelift!

December 15th, 2012

Check it out everyone.  Studio just underwent a bit of a facelift with some new furniture as well as some sweet new gear.  You can check out the equipment list on our studio page.  Lots of great specials and packages for this room happening for 2013.  Have a look and book!!!