My experience at LBA Recording Studio was everything I had hoped for and then some. Mike Congilosi II served as the producer and engineer for my 10-song project. As a result, the finished tracks met and exceeded my vision. What makes LBA Recording Studio special is that it excels equally in three key areas - equipment, skill and talent. The gear at LBA, much of which has been created and refined by Mike himself, is top-notch. Everything needed to capture the music at the highest audio level possible is right on hand. And the gear is in the hands of a true professional. Mike has mad skills as a recording engineer. He knows the science inside and out. It’s amazing to watch him work - his highly-trained ears pickup on the smallest nuances in a track. But what impresses me the most is Mike’s musical vision. As a producer, he brings ideas that really fit the song and enhance it. He challenges you in a positive way and the music is all the better as a result. In short, creating music at LBA Recording Studio is an awesome experience.
Doug Osborne-Coy (Osborne-Coy)
Working with Mike 'Lightning' Congilosi at LBA Recording Studio was an absolute pleasure. Mike really helped me get the project sounding like I envisioned while giving me great advice and ideas along the way. The studio is very organized and we were able to get a lot done during sessions without feeling rushed or settling for cutting corners on the goal of the project. I would recommend anyone who is serious about making quality recordings visit LBA Recording Studio and talk to Mike. Mike is friendly and hardworking and like his name, works at lightning speed behind the console. His openness and expertise in the field was a refreshing and awesome experience and I think we made a really cool record that I'm super proud of.
- Steve Dvorak
Brief history of Owner, Mike Congilosi II:
"It is my goal to bring every Artist I work with to the next step in their musical journey."
Brief history of engineer, Jon Clarke
Jon is a graduate of the recording program at SUNY Fredonia, where he studied under the watchful eye of long-time Flaming Lips producer, Dave Fridmann. Jon has been writing, recording, and releasing his own music for years and is well accustomed to the language of the guitar and the workings of the studio. Currently, Jon is a recording engineer with LBA Recording Studio. He also works as an electronics engineer in LBA's lab, building FX pedals for LBA.