Gowanus Recording studios

Self-serve Brooklyn music studios for DJs, bands, producers and podcasters. Book online, receive your entry codes then it's all you.

Recording Studio Types *

Pro

Pro

Size

You and your crew

Audio Interface

Focusrite Clarett 4Pre USB

Headphones

2x Pioneer XPRS 10

Microphone

Audio Techinica AT2020 or SE Electronics SE2300

Monitor Speakers

Yamaha HS8 or KRK V6S4

Midi Keyboard

Novation Impulse 61

* Some studios may have different but equivalent equipment

RECORDING 3

Inside your recording studios

The process of creation is different for everyone, yet the need for a quiet, productive space is universal. With self-service access, professional equipment provided free, and affordable day rates, our recording studios help you capture your creativity the moment it sparks.

Pop in for an hour, settle in for a day session, record, mix, edit — the space is yours for whatever purpose you need, and available 24/7 to work around your daily routine.

Close up shot of a guitar and pedal board in a Pirate rehearsal studio. Book a 24/7 rehearsal room for band practice today.

Your space to create

Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, our specialist Brooklyn studios are the perfect place to create, write, produce, practice and mix with no distractions.

In Gowanus there are 35 spaces ready for your next project: 

  • Hone your mix on club-standard equipment in the DJ studios
  • Rehearsal studios to jam with your band or practice for the next gig
  • Recording studios to write and produce songs or capture vocals
  • Plug and play podcast studios for easy recording

Book and pay by the hour using our easy live calendar. It's time to let your creativity flow.

Take a look at the 360 virtual tour for Gowanus.

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What is Pirate?

A worldwide network of DJ, recording, rehearsal, podcast and dance studios, giving you round the clock access to create. Because we’re open 24/7, we've made the experience entirely self-serve using our unique entry code system — but if you ever need a hand, we're here. The fastest way to get support is via Live Chat.

On-site facilities

  • High-speed WiFi
  • Vending machines
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bike room

Find out more about our Brooklyn music studios


New York

Industry in more ways than one

Gowanus' charm lies in its authentic blend of old-school tradition and new enterprise. Classic rowhouses and converted warehouses provide residency for many of the area's young families, thriving startups, and must-go-to hotspots. Showcasing the inestimable power of a walkable neighborhood, here are our favorite haunts all within a stone's throw of the studios:

  • For lunch, why not pop over to The Sideboard for affordable, carefully assembled sandwiches and an assortment of grab-and-go snacks and beverages. 
  • Your caffeine fix is waiting for you at Four & Twenty Blackbirds which is also known for its decadent pie offerings. Yep. Pie. 
  • Halyards is an unassuming, lovely corner bar with craft beers, cocktails, and small bites.
  • We love our next-door neighbors at The Bell House where you’ll discover weekly live music events, comedy nights, eats, drinks, and a guaranteed good time.
  • Need some creative stimulation? Ortega y Gasset Projects is a wonderfully-curated exhibition space that is sure to inspire before heading back into the studios.

    Equipment Available

    • Monitors - Monitors: 2x KRK V6 or Yamaha HS8 or Focal Alpha 80
    • Microphone - SE Electronics SE2200II Condenser or SE Electronics SE 2300
    • Interface - Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 / Clarett 4pre / 2 pre
    • Keyboard/Midi Controller - Novation Impulse 61 or NI Komplete Kontrol A61
    • Headphones - Pioneer HRM or Pioneer HDJ-X5 or KRK 6400
    • Other - External Screen, Keyboard & Mouse, Mic Stand, Keyboard Stand, XLR-XLR

    Find Us

    Getting Here

    156, 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215, USA

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    The studio address is 156, 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215, USA.

    Gowanus' main entrance and ground floor studios / amenities are WC accessible from the sidewalk of 156 6th St. The only studios that are WC inaccessible are the podcast studios on the first floor.

    Driving? Whilst the site itself doesn't have any parking available, there are plenty of options on 6th and in the surrounding area.

    Cycling? Store your ride in our dedicated bike room.

    Local subway trains D, N, R, W and F service the area regularly.

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