The best recording studios in NYC available for rent have one thing in common - they add immediate reality and character to anything filmed there. Mixing boards can't be built from scratch - and so it's one of those property types that are always easiest to capture on-location. In this article we’ve curated the best of the list. Read on below to find out the best of these spaces or follow this link to check out all available recording studios for rent in New York.

8) Luxury Beachfront Recording Studio


A beachfront recording studio, this 5-acres property is on the shores of Staten Island and has been host to a range of celebrity musicians. A destination recording studio with a world-class luxury setup, your film and photos are going to have a special effect here. With plenty of instruments and house engineers to help with your setup, shooting here is a highly enjoyable experience.

Available on Giggster, starting at $150/hr.

7) RedBird Recording Studio


A charming recording studio that looks picture perfect, the RedBird Studio in Times Square is located in the top corner of the Music Building. And if the location wasn’t iconic enough, the same space was previously tenanted by Madonna. Acoustically designed and featuring an analog-digital hybrid console system, the recording studio and writing room has hosted legends.

Available on Giggster, starting at $85/hr.

6) Rockaway Radio Studio


Perfect for a small band looking for a bit of grunge and old-school vibe to their videos and photos, this studio radiates raw energy. Compact and cozy, the radio station has electronic boards and a small stage area.

Available on Giggster, starting at $208/hr.

5) Hip Stylish Recording Studio


A new age recording studio with a charming aesthetic, this property listing has a warm, friendly vibe about the place. Well lit with light colored walls, you’ll find all the necessary fixtures already in place to make your footage seem more realistic. The designer indie recording studio has a control room, a vocal booth, a lounge and a make-up room; giving you all the different looks and aesthetics you can achieve all at the same location.

Available on Giggster, starting at $416/hr.

4) Recording Studio in Brooklyn


A compact and comfortable recording studio in Brooklyn, New York, this property also delves into music and video production, post production, commercial voice overs and more. Designed for maximum flexibility, comfort and creativity, the studio is dimly lit and adds a groovy tone to the footage. The walls and carpets have a really clean and plain structure making them look incredible on the camera.

Available on Giggster, starting at $70/hr.

3) Simple Recording Studio


A simple recording studio with a vocal booth and a mixing board, this is as simple as it gets. Located in a great location in Brooklyn Heights, this studio is great for small crews and really stands out for its minimal furnishing and decor.

Available on Giggster, starting at $60/hr.

2) Green Screen Studio


Okay, we might be slightly cheating on this one, but this Green Screen Recording Studio is a great place to record any podcasts or interviews. Fully fitted to meet your production needs, the space has all the necessary audio and video equipment within the 1,000 sq ft chroma-key studio. The size makes it possible to move your camera in any way you want and you can add any necessary background you might have in mind using the giant green screen. It's a win-win! To know all the details about this space, please visit the link below.

Available on Giggster, starting at $100/hr.

1) Loft Recording and Production Studio


A spacious loft recording studio which can be configured to be an open space, this recording studio in Brooklyn provides more looks than the eye can see. With plenty of natural light and a wall of dance studio mirrors, the charming location has beautiful tin ceilings and white walls which makes the space easier to light for the camera. The hardwood floor also adds to the look and feel of the property, making it more camera ready. Perfect for bands or groups, you’re guaranteed plenty of space to move around as well since the location has no pillars or columns.

Available on Giggster, starting at $208/hr.

Those are our pick of the best recording studios you can rent for film and photography in New York. Each has its own unique vibe and aesthetic which can be captured brilliantly on camera. However, in case your shoot involves multiple lights and cameras, be sure you go through the dimensions of each of our property listings for recording studios for rent in NYC.