City Recording Launched by
Music and Audio Vets
stage capable of accommodating a 50-piece orchestra
A world-class facility located in Bethlehem, PA, StarCity Recording
Company offers clientele more than 50 years of combined professional
recording experience and the state of the art in 5.1 surround sound.
Since opening in July, StarCity has been abuzz with activity, finalizing
numerous projects in the recording, broadcast and film industry.
Notable StarCity projects include recording and mixing a Studio
Jams session for the BET Jazz channel featuring Rolling Stones drummer
Charlie Watts, and handling all post-production for Loggerheads,
a critically acclaimed independent film that recently premiered
in New York and Los Angeles. On the horizon for StarCity is work
on Kansas' Dual Disc with legendary drummer Phil Ehart and the debut
release of Nathan Lee Jackson, an up-and-coming country music singer/songwriter
professionals and partners Jeff Glixman, Carl Cadden-James and Lily
Salinas opened StarCity Recording Company, a state-of-the-art facility
dedicated to full-service music and audio production in the heart
The trio, passionate music lovers, initiated this joint venture
with the vision of providing a warm, creative, relaxed setting where
artists could thrive outside the stifling confines of big city corporate
a Grammy-nominated producer and engineer, has worked with notable
recording artists such as Kansas, Eric Clapton, The Allman Brothers,
Bob Marley, and Ludacris. Combined sales of his projects are in
excess of 30 million units. In addition to his production career,
Jeff's love "of all things studio" led him to play an
integral role in the development, operation and ownership of professional
recording studios throughout the world, from Axis Sound Studios
in Atlanta, GA to Caribbean Sound Basin in Trinidad.
of my life has revolved around music," Glixman began, "and
having intimately experienced the artistic process within a wide
spectrum of atmospheres, I am familiar with those environments that
are most conducive to promoting inspiration. Carl, Lily and I are
driven by our love of music, and our first priority will always
be the artist."
in a magnificent 18,000 square foot location once temporarily occupied
by the more corporately driven Angel Mountain Productions, is fully
encompassing with respect to music and audio post-production services.
The facility is designed and purpose-built to accommodate 5.1-channel
surround production in each audio space. All the control rooms contain
soffitted monitors and automatic drop-down microperf screens with
projectors to handle lock-to-picture requirements. The main mixing
and tracking room is equipped with a Solid State Logic XL 9000 K
Series console and a scoring stage capable of accommodating a 40-piece
orchestra. The audio post room, geared for film and television work,
is attached to a 33' x 17' Foley studio, which can be utilized as
an additional tracking space. An added attraction at StarCity is
the well-appointed 30' x 40' THX-specified mix theater equipped
with a 96-input Harrison digital film console and 6.1 Dolby Digital
EX monitoring system.
putting together my partnership team, I initially scouted out a
different location to open a studio, but having worked on previous
projects in this incredible facility, I was excited to hear about
its availability," Glixman concluded. "Logistically, this
works out much better for us, as the studio was completed and I
love its sound."
photos on this page by: Rick Schoustal
Solid State Logic XL 9000 K Series console in the
Tracking and Mixing room at StarCity Recording Company
(l-r) Lily Salinas, Chick Corea, Tom Emmi,
president of production company Ace Entertainment and education
director at Philadelphia live music venue World Café Live
at StarCity Recording Company, during audio acquisition, mixing
and post-production of the upcoming MusicLab at World Café
Live. The program will be available from iN DEMAND Networks, the
leading aggregator and supplier of video-odemand, pay-per-view and
The new performance
stage (above) controlled by the Axiom MT Plus is for recording tracks,
artist showcases, web casts and rehearsals. It is constructed from
wood and natural products per designer Martin Pilchner, the 28
x 12 stage offers greater flexibility to StarCity Recording
and the musicians using the facility. The Stage's first recording
session: Simone, daughter of legendary singer and songwriter Nina
Simone, who begins tracking songs for a tribute project dedicated
to her mother
Joining Glixman at StarCity is Cadden-James, a 5.1 specialist with
extensive background in both mix and audio post-production. Cadden-James
is responsible for the systems integration design and implementation
at StarCity. His talents range from writer/musician with recording
artists Shadow Gallery to managing audio technologies for director
M. Night Shyamalan to mixer with Jeff Glixman on many high profile
5.1 surround releases. "StarCity's mix and audio post suites
are a great blend between the right tools and acoustic accuracy,
allowing me to work with speed and confidence," Cadden-James
stated. "With the industry's shift toward high-resolution surround
audio and high-definition video, the artistic and qualitative bars
are being raised; the heightened sense of an aural 'wow factor'
is present in almost every blockbuster film I see now, and some
of the music mixes today are absolutely on the edge. We intend StarCity
to be the place where a stunning level of experience is fashioned
Jams session captured offsite featured Rolling Stones drummer Charlie
Watts with a group of A-list players including Stones sidemen Chuck
Leavell and Tim Ries, guitarist Chuck Loeb and bassist Gerald Veasley.
Cadden-James recorded the session in Philadelphia between the Stones'
two dates at the Wachovia Center, and mixed at StarCity.
the StarCity team is Salinas. A relative newcomer to the music industry
who possessed the natural skills to quickly propel her through the
ranks, she assumed the senior manager role over Universal Music
Group's East Coast Vault Operations, overseeing more than 180,000
priceless master recordings. Her natural ability to connect with
people's core needs is a huge asset with both clients and record
company executives alike. Said Glixman, "Lily brings to this
hand-picked team the ability to immediately ascertain the needs
of those around her and the skills necessary to fulfill those needs.
We are confident that her deep industry experience will go a long
way towards catering to that clientele who expect their high profile
projects to be managed with professional sensitivity to all issues.
Lily is a people person; she truly cares."
the amelioration of the existing facilities previously operated
by Angel Mountain, StarCity has retained the services of Martin
Pilchner, principal of noted design firm Pilchner-Schoustal
International, Inc. . The objectives will be to redevelop the
facility to foster a strong creative environment, and reduce the
institutional aspects mandated by the previous tenant. "We
want to give the studios a real engaging vibe, and avoid their proclivity
towards the clinical and austere," says Pilchner. "The
infrastructure here is fantastic, providing an easy transition to
a warmer, richer and more creatively fertile space. Jeff and the
project team have a keen sense of where we need it to be, and we
are having a great deal of fun in helping them achieve their goals."
Structural changes include the introduction of more decorative colors,
conversational lounges, a private entrance and the addition of a
new mastering/editing suite.
These design changes reflect the StarCity team's philosophy of developing
a peaceful alternative for performers to flourish. The studio's
close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia - one-hour driving
distance from each - makes StarCity the obvious choice for creative
individuals seeking to escape inflated costs and the breakneck pace
of overcrowded cities.
facility located in Bethlehem, PA, StarCity Recording Company offers
clientele more than 50 years of combined professional recording
experience and the state of the art in 5.1 surround sound. For more
information, contact Lily Salinas at 610-865-9455.
For more information,
StarCity Recording Company
Glixman or Lily Salinas,
Director of Studio operations
(610) 865-9455 fn
3935 Rabold Circle
Bethlehem, PA 18020
Nathan Lee Jackson,
a young, aspiring country singer with a flair for songwriting, recently
signed with StarCity Productions, led by music industry veteran
Jeff Glixman and partner Jim Gentile. Jackson is currently working
with Glixman on his first album for StarCity Productions at StarCity
Recording Company, a state-of-the-art, world-class recording studio
located in Bethlehem, PA.