Cedar Street Studios

  • 3211 Cedar Street
  • C9
  • Philadelphia PA 19134
  • Website

The Scoop

Located in a former casket factory, Cedar Street Studios is a 2,000-sf open plan recording studio founded by musician/producer/engineer Ted Richardson (Oh My God, Chiddy Bang). The studio's diverse selection of instruments, amps and gear combined with the natural sound of the space allows artists to find the perfect sound for any style.

ROOM RATES with ENGINEER (hourly): $60-80, Contact for Rates
Clients/Credits: Dejesus, Live To Tell, JazZeppelin, Duel Citizen, Daynovo, Even The Slept, Clearfield, Christy Jefferson, Portugal. The Man, Rose Matter, Desoto Jones, Lost In Company, Paul Waters, Clinton Smith, Adam Brody, Chris Valley, David Caldwell, Electric Sex, Urban Promise, Losing Eden, Oh My God, Ron Tagg, Split Red Records, The Band V, The Purist, Ruben Barsky, Hale Allen, Counterparts, Los Festingos, Slo Mo
Associated/Partnered With: The Amp Shop
Key Staff / In-House or Associated Talent: Ted Richardson, Ron Meersand
Special Features: Grand Piano, Large Live Room, Live Tracking, Roof deck, Large format tracking room, top-notch gear, amazing atmosphere


Consoles, DAWs, Tape Machines: DDA AMR24 48 channel split console, Lynx AES16 Mastering grade digital interface, Lynx Aurora 16 192khz converters, Apogee Ensemble, Studer B67
Outboard Gear: API 2500 Stereo Bus Compressor, Daking FET III Stereo Compressor/Limiter, (2) dbx 163A Over Easy Compressor/Limiter, Vallet International Gatex Quad Gates
Microphones: Neumann TLM67, Cascade Elroy Tube (2), sE Electronics 2200a, Audio-Technica 4033, Cascade M20u (2), Rhode NT5 (2), TOA K2, Cascade Fathead (2) stereo pair w/ blumlein bar, Lunahl transformers, Cascade Fathead (original), Shure SM58, Shure SM57 (4), Shure SM47, Audix D6, Electro-Voice 664 (2), Sennheiser 518, Sennheiser e609, Sennheiser MD 504 (2)
Monitoring: Neumann KH120A monitor pair with Focal CMS Subwoofer, Event Tria Monitor 2.1 system, Bose Wave, 2008 Kia Rondo, multiple headphones
Instruments & Amps: DRUMS: 1973 Rogers Starlighter IV drum kit - 24? Kick, 12" rack tom and 16" floor tom (also tonally matched 13" dw rack tom), 1983 Yamaha Recording Custom drum kit (formerly of Sigma Sound) - 24" Kick, 12" & 13" rack toms, and 16" floor tom, 1986 Tama Granstar - 2 2" Kick, 12" & 13" BIG rack toms, and 16" floor tom; Snares: 1971 Ludwig Super-Sensitive 5×14, 1982 Ludwig Rock/Concert 5×14, Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute 5×14, with Vintage hoops (wood), Mapex Pro Series Maple 6×14, 1986 Tama Granstar Powerline 6.5×14 KEYS/SYNTHS: c.1912-1916 Haines Brothers (NYC) 5' Grand Piano, Francis Bacon (NY) upright piano, 1950's Conn 621-F Organ – All Tubes!, 1978 Yamaha Electone C-40 Organ, Technics SX-PX220 88 key weighted action keyboard, Ensoniq SQ1 plus, Casio Casiotone CT-6000, Korg MS200R (module), Yamaha TG 100 (module), Yamaha TG 500 (module), Hugh Tracey Kalimba (original) (2) GUITARS/BASSES: 1998 Tom Anderson Drop Top Electric w/ Acoustic bridge, 1999 Tom Anderson Drop Top Electric w/ Acoustic bridge, 1993 Fender Stratocaster Custom Shop Electric, 1990 ESP Mirage Custom Electric, 2003 Fender Mustang Electric, Danelectro Electric, Ibanez “Yoo-Hoo” Electric, Sigma DM-18 Acoustic, Takamine Acoustic, Ibanez 12 String, Steinberger 4 String Bass, Early 70's Vox/Fender knock-off AMPS: 1964 Fender Bandmaster Reverb (TFL 5005D), 1998 Rivera Rake Custom 100W, 1995 Rivera Knucklehead 50W, 1950's Lafayette PA 645A (Mullard tubes), converted to guitar amp (Killer tone! We call it The General!!), Fender Deluxe 900 combo, Gorilla TC-35 combo, Fender SP-10 combo, Smokey, Mesa Boogie 400+ Bass head, Mesa Boogie 4×12, Mesa Boogie 2×12 (2), Carvin 4×12, Ampeg 8×10