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Engineers & Producers

Chris Badami


“Chris Badami has an innate and discerning musical ear that gives everything he produces, engineers and mixes its superior sound. Anyone who has heard his work will immediately understand.” – Roark, Drive Thru/Love Minus Zero Records.

It takes a great producer, engineer and mixer to capture the sound of an artist in the studio. But it takes a musician to go the extra mile and capture the artist’s spirit too. With Chris Badami, founder and owner of Portrait Recording Studios, you get that rare combination of attributes – plus one world-class drummer to boot.

John Ferrara


John began playing music at the age of 9. After playing in numerous bands and recording in other studios in the NJ area, John met Chris Badami while studying music recording in college. Deciding to take music more seriously, his band Trophy Scars recorded their EP at Portrait Studios and instantly fell in love with the atmosphere and work ethic of the studio.

After working with numerous artists from across the country, John joined the Portrait family in 2010, recording and producing bands and assisting Chris Badami on projects.


Since 1995, Portrait Recording Studios has achieved much success with musicians and labels throughout the world. We achieve this with the simple goal of providing a supportive, comfortable and creative atmosphere for our clients along with the highest quality recording and production standards possible.



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