Combining the flexibility of modern studio techniques with classic analog recording tools and vintage instruments, The Hooper is the production home of Matt Basile and the name of his signature summer cocktail

Equal parts recording studio and living space, The Hooper features a 200 sq. foot control/writing room, a 110 sq. foot isolation/vocal booth, and makes a great place to compose music, cook risotto, record a song, look at the Manhattan skyline, mix a record, drink French coffee, edit subpar performances, watch Inside The NBA on TNT, write lyrics, drink Italian wine, record guitars, get high, record vocals, alphabetize LPs, record synths, read The New Yorker, overdub a Hammond T-212, eat a spinach salad, overdub percussion, listen to reggaeton, record a voice-over, update a DJ playlist, drink Mexican beer, talk about your feelings, make a Squarespace website, drink a Hooper, or write a run-on sentence.

Rates vary based on the scope of the project. The Hooper is available to outside engineers, producers, and writers on a case by case basis.

Feel free to send a note HERE to talk about your project. 



Toft ATB 16 (8 Bus // 6 Aux // 32 Inputs at Mix)



Main System:

Pro Tools 12

Logic Pro

Antelope Audio Orion 32 (32x32 I/O)

Mac Pro 2010 (3.46 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon // 32 GB RAM)

32 Inch LG Display

Back Up/Satellite System:

Pro Tools 12

Apogee Ensemble (Legacy 8x8 I/O)

Mac Pro 2008

22 Inch Acer Display


TEAC 80-8 1/2" 8 Track Reel to Reel (Currently in repair.)

Panasonic SlimLine Casette 



Octava MC-012 (Matched Pair/Russian)

Lawson fet47

Audio Technica AT4033 (Pair)

AKG SolidTube (with Mullard ECC83  Valve)

AKG P420  


AKG D12E (1950's)

AKG D112

Electro Voice RE-20

Electro Voice 623 

Electro Voice 654 

Electro Voice 664

Sennheiser 421 (1968) 

Sennheiser MD441U 

Sennheiser / Harting  MD403  

Octava MD-57 (1972/Soviet)

Shure Beta SM58 (x2)

Shure PE66L (Late 1970's Rebranded Unidyne III SM57)

Shure SM7B

Shure SM57

Shure SM58

Shure Unidyne III 545SH (1964)

Shure Unidyne I 565SD (x2)

Shure Unidyne III SM57 (1978)


GAP R2 MkII Ribbon

Shure 315 Gradient Ribbon (1964)

Pre Amps and Direct Injection

Trident Series 80B (2  racked channels from 1981 console)

Toft ATB 16 (16 Channels)

Universal Audio 610  (Mono Tube Mic Pre/DI/EQ)

TL Audio Tube Mic Pres/DI (6 Channels with NOS Telefunken ECC83 valves)

Apogee (4 Channels)

Tech21 Bass SansAmp DI

Tech21 PSA-1 SansAmp DI

Whirlwind DI

PRO CO DI / Isolation Transformer

Radial ProRMP Re-Amp DI 


Universal Audio 1176

TL Audio C-1 Tube Compressor (4 Channels with NOS Telefunken ECC83 valves)

DBX 163XOver Easy Compressor/Limiter (x2)

Drawmer DS201 Stereo Gate

Outboard EQ, Effects and Pedals

Eventide H3000 D/SE Ultra Harmonizer

Yamaha REV-7

Roland SDE3000 Delay

TEAC 80-8 Tape Delay

Klark Teknik EQP-KT

TL Audio 4 band Tube Equaliser (Stereo or 8 Band Mono)

Urie 565 "Little Dipper" Filter Set 

Pioneer SR-202w Reverb

Philly Fuzz Heretic.13GEo7.1209


EHX Vintage Large Chassis Memory Man

EHX Memory Boy


EHX Memory Man 550 Tap Tempo

EHX Pitch Fork

EHX Big Muff Pi

EHX Bass Big Muf Pi

EHX 2550 Loop / Sampler / Reverse / Octave

EHX Large Chassis Bass Micro Synth

EHX Large Chassis Frequency Analyzer

EHX Octave Multiplexer

Boss CE-1 Chorus / Vibrato (1970s Vintage)

Boss GEB-7  EQ

Boss CS-1 Chorus

Boss TR-2 Tremelo

Boss DS-1 Distortion

Boss RV-5 Reverb

Paul Cochrane Timmy Overdrive

Tech21 SansAmp (Vintage 1989) 

Tech 21 Bass SansAmp

Tech21 PSA-1 SansAmp

DOD Vintage Large Chassis Flanger

MXR Phase 90 (1980s Vintage)

MXR Micro Flanger

Phase 90 Clone

Ibanez Tube Screamer

Lehle Active Volume Pedal

Ernie Ball Volume Pedal

Guyatone SV2 Auto Volume

Korg DRV-200

Slate Mix / Master / FX Bundle

Sound Toys Plug Ins

Lexicon Plug Ins

Relab lx480 Plug Ins

Waves Plug ins

Antares Auto Tune 8 Native

Izotope Ozone Plug Ins


1976 Fender Precision

1972 Gibson SB350

1982 Guild SB-202

2002 Richie's Guitar Jazz Bass (Tuned B E A D)

1967 German Upright 


1976 Gibson Hummingbird Acoustic

1967 Gretsch Acoustic 

1990 Alvarez Acoustic

2001 Epiphone Dot (Modified for awesomeness)

1993 Peavey Predator (Strat Copy / Nashville Tuning)

Keyboards and Synths

1969 Hammond T-212 Organ

1982 Korg Mono/Poly

2002 Korg MicroKORG / Vocoder

1967 Wurlitzer MLM

1984 Casio Casiotone MT-35

1985 Casio SK-1

1985 Casio CZ1000

1986 Yamaha DX100

Custom Synth Signal Generator / Oscillator

Roland Cloud Synths (Jupiter-8, Juno-106, JX-3p, TB-303, etc.)

Various Soft Synths via Pro Tools, Main Stage, Logic, Native Instruments etc.

Drum Machines / Modules / Percussion

1986 Yamaha RX5

1985 Roland TR-707 (Currently in repair)

Roland Cloud (TR-808, TR-909, etc.)

1969 Hammond T-212 Organ Drum Machine

1976 Electro Harmonix Rhythm 12

1996 Alesis DM5

Roland V Drums

Percussion (Assorted Tambourines / Shakers / Sticks/ Brushes / Mallets)

1950’s Gretsch Field Drum Snare

1960’s Zyckos Acrylic 14” Snare

Bass Amps

1968 Ampeg B15 Fliptop

1969 Ampeg V4

2013 Acoustic B800H

2010 Acoustic 260

Guitar Amps

1958 Magnatone Troubadour

1974 Fender Champ

1983 Peavey Musician

1968 Ampeg V4

1965 Ampeg Rocket

1991 Commemorative 1965 Reissue Fender Twin (197 of 300)

2010 VOX AC15 (Currently in repair)

Speaker Cabinets

Ampeg HLF 4x10 Bass Cab

Ampeg 1x15 Bass Cab

Ampeg 4x12 Guitar Cab


Yamaha HS80m

Bryston 3B

Acoustic Energy 3-Way Loudspeakers

1981 Yamaha NS-10T

1980 Pioneer Hi-Fi with Phase Technology Speakers

Mackie 1202VLZ (Headphone mixer for ISO room)

Sony MDR-V6 Headphones (3)

Vic Virth Isolating Headphones (1)



Circles SINGLE (Producer, Arrange, Bass, Engineer)

Abby Ahmad

Live (Electric Bass)

Alfonso Velez

Live (Electric and Upright Bass)

Andy Fitzpatrick

The Bird Sessions Vol. 1 - 3 LP (Upright Bass, Engineer)

Rockwood Music Hall LP (Engineer, Mix)

The Last Peep Show SINGLE (Upright Bass, Engineer)

If You Find A Home SINGLE (Bass)

Ariel Lask 

Rock Paper SINGLE (Producer, Mix, Arrange, Upright Bass, Rhodes)

Dance In The Darkness SINGLE (Producer, Mix, Arrange, Bass)

The Head, The Heart, The Skin, The Bones EP (Bass, Arrange)

Atlantic Animal

New York SINGLE (Production, Engineer, Bass, Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Piano, Synth)

Bobby Blue

Alcoholic EP (Producer, Engineer, Mix, Electric Guitar)

Black Candy SINGLE (Engineer)

The Bones Of JR Jones

Dark Was The Yearling LP (Bass)

Forthcoming LP (Engineer)

13 Kinds SINGLE (Upright Bass, Engineer)

Boy Le Prime

Typography  SINGLE (Mix)

Bryan Dunn

Swingers SINGLE (Electric Bass)

Cancion SINGLE (Electric Bass)

Casey Shea

I Don't Wanna Wait SINGLE (Electric Bass) 

In Your Head LP (Writer, Bass)

In Your Head VIDEO PROMO (Mix, Bass, Engineer)

No Son Of Ours VIDEO PROMO (Mix, Bass, Engineer, Writer)

Forthcoming EP (Bass)

Charles Newman

World Circus Film (Engineer, Bass)

The Hadza Film (Engineer, Bass)

Christian Anthony

Naked And Alive (Bass)

The Come On

Gotta Go SINGLE (Engineer)


Various (Freelance Composer Producer)

Daniel Blue (Motopony)

Live (Upright Bass)

Devan Davis

Blood SINGLE (Vocal Production, Engineer)

Diana Lorden

Fighting Gravity LP (Bass)

Diane Gentile

Pretty People SINGLE (Engineer, Production (Vocal), Electric Bass, Percussion)

Motorcycle SINGLE (Bass)

Caught In A Wave LP (Bass)

The Dig

Afternoon With Caroline / Moonlight Baby DOUBLE EP (Production, Engineer)

Simple Love SINGLE (Engineer, Production, Low Vocal)

People Take Pictures SINGLE (Engineer, Production)

Nothing In This Town SINGLE (Engineer, Production)

Moonlight Baby SINGLE (Engineer, Production)

Bleeding Heart SINGLE (Engineer, Production)

Tired Of Love SINGLE (Engineer, Production)

Astronaut SINGLE (Engineer, Production)

Bloodshot Tokyo LP (Engineer, Production, Vocals)

Fear Of Love SINGLE (Engineer, Production)

4th Of July SINGLE (Engineer, Vocal Production)

You And I EP (Additional Engineering)

DL Music

Freelance Composer / Prodcuer

Dumpster Hunter feat. Steve Wall, Dave Heilman and Matt Johnson

Live (Electric and Upright Bass)

Emily Gabriele

Special Delivery EP (Engineer, Bass, Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Programming, Piano, Keys, Synths)

Wrinkles (DANCE MIX SINGLE) (Synth Bass, Jupiter Synth, Electric Guitar, Programming)

Fife And Drom

Live (Electric Bass)

Google / YouTube

Various: YouTube Audio Library (Composer, Instrumentalist, Producer)

Ha Scritto

Make Up SINGLE (Writer, Producer, All Instruments)

Nightmare SINGLE (Writer, Producer, All Instruments)

Harvest Ministers

Strange Love Letter LP (Bass)

Love Will Call On You EP (Bass)

You Can See Everything From Here LP (Bass)

No Feelings For You SINGLE (Upright Bass)

Back To Harbour LP (Upright Bass)

Hundred Hounds

Heroics LP (Engineer/Production)

Ivar Pall Jonnson

Revolution In The Elbow Of Ragnar Agrnarson Furniture Painter ALBUM RELEASE SHOW (Bass/ Producer/ MD)

Jackie Norkin

Faraway Places (Bass, Engineer)

Jeff Litman

Debutante SINGLE (Bass, Engineer)

Nothing SINGLE (Bass)

Go SINGLE (Bass)

Primetime EP (Bass, Engineer)

Crowded Hour EP (Engineer)

Jeff Taylor feat. Thomas Bartlett

Live (Electric and Upright Bass)

Jenna Torres

Live (Bass, Musical Director)

Jessie Kilguss feat. Jason Loughlin and Rob Heath

Live (Electric Bass)

Jingle Punks

Various (Writer, Instrumentalist, Producer)

Jon Derosa

Wolf In Preacher's Clothes LP (Upright and ElectricBass, Engineer)

Signs Of Life SINGLE (Upright Bass, Engineer)

Black Halo LP (Electric Bass)

John LT

Suburban Superstar LP (Upright and Electric Bass)

John Kengla

Happy Birthday EP (Bass, Engineer, Production)

You're A Fraud (And We Will Destro You) SINGLE (Production, Engineer, Bass, Piano, Celeste, Percussion, Mix)

Joy The Bug

Many Mighty Massive Malls LP (Writer, Producer, Bass)

Across The Room LP (Writer, Producer, Bass, Percussion)

Julia Haltigan

Live (Electric Bass)

Kamry Costello

Butterfingers SINGLE (Engineer, Producer, Mix, Upright Bass, Piano, Organ, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Percussion, Costellotron)

Kate Vargas

For The Wolfish and Wandering LP (Electric and Upright Bass, Engineer)

Karen Costello Taylor

Butterfinger SINGLE (Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Piano, Hammond, Costellotron, Upright Bass, Additional Drums, Percussion, Engineer, Production, Mix)

Kris Gruen

Montessori Songs EP (Upright Bass)

Coast and Refuge LP (Electric and Upright Bass, Synth Bass, Electric Guitar, Engineer)

Every Night And Every Day (Featuring Peter Moren) SINGLE (Electric Bass, Electric Guitar, Synths, Engineer)

How Long Must I Wait SINGLE (Bass)

Tightrope SINGLE (Engineer, Bass)

Kris Gruen and Supla

Outta My Tree SINGLE (Writer, Producer, Bass, Guitars, Keys, Engineer, Mix)

Larisa Stowe

Moment By Moment LP (Electric Bass)

The Last Royals

Live (Electric and Upright Bass)

Letter Box

Letter Box EP (Writer, Producer, All Instruments)

Idle Hands SINGLE (Writer, Producer, Bass, Guitars, Keys, Engineer, Mix)

YouTube Audio Library (Writer, Producer, Bass, Guitars, Keys, Engineer, Mix)

SOS SINGLE (Writer, Producer, Bass, Guitars, Keys, Engineer, Mix)

The Sun Is Up SINGLE (Writer, Producer, Bass, Guitars, Keys, Engineer, Mix)

Liz Brennan

Forthcoming EP (Writer, Engineer, Bass, Keys, Electric and Acoustic Guitar, Programming, Percussion, Mix)

Luke Wesley

Live (Electric Bass)

Mappa Mundi

At Sea EP (Upright Bass)

Mary Mcbride

Live (Bass)

Mason Ingram

Breaks and Beats (Engineer, Production, Mix)

Melissa Bayern / Siren

Fool Me Once EP (Bass, Engineer)

Michael Chandler

Watada LP (Producer, Engineer, Writer, Bass)

Love Ethic LP (Engineer, Bass)

Misty Boyce

Hands Untied SINGLE (Producer, Arrange, Bass, Engineer)

For The Grace Of Odd EP (Producer, Arrange, Bass)

Misty Boyce LP (Bass)

Mother Feather (Metal Blade Records)

Constellation Baby LP (Bass, Writer)

Mother Feather LP (Bass, Writer, Production, Engineer)

Living Breathing EP (Bass, Writer, Production, Engineer)

Mother Feather EP (Bass, Production)

Live / Futures EP (MIx, Bass, Production)

Egyptology PROMO VIDEO (Bass, Mix, Master)

Mother West Label

House Bassist/Various Promos/Singles Etc. (Bass, Engineer)

Moushumi Chitre

Red Like Mine EP  (Producer, Engineer, Bass, Guitar, Keys, Drums)

Nick Africano

Butterfly Bull LP (Bass)

NickCasey Band

Live (Electric Bass)


Forthcoming EP (Electric Bass)


Follow Your Gravity LP (Electric Bass)

Rich Girls

Rich Girls EP (Writer, Producer, Vocals, Bass, Guitar, Keys, Engineer)

Live A Better Life, Get A Better Job SINGLE (Writer, Producer, Vocals, Bass, Guitar, Keys, Engineer)

Animals SINGLE (Writer, Producer, Vocals, Bass, Guitar, Keys, Engineer)

I Give Up (Writer, Producer, Vocals, Bass, Guitar, Keys, Engineer)

The Riddles

The Riddles LP (Writer, Guitar, Vocals, Production)

Rusty Truck feat. Erik Della Penna and Joey Peters

Live (Electric Bass)

Scheme Engine

ADT “Super Fan” Commercial (Composer, All Instruments, Production, Mix)

ADT “Sled” Commercial (Composer, All Instruments, Production, Mix)

Shamon Cassette

Live (Electric Bass)

Shwa Losben

Good Times, Good Times LP (Electric Bass)

Sleep Cycle Sounds

Sleep Cycle One (Mix)

Sleep Cycle Two (Mix)

Sleepy Man

Your Smile SINGLE (Electric Bass)

Soapbox Army

Maps EP (Production, Engineer, Bass, Guitar, Keys, Programming, Mix) 

Soft News

Fiction Song EP (Bass, Engineer)

Used Melodies LP (Upright Bass, Engineer)

Fact 200 LP (Upright Bass, Engineer)

Careless Whisper SINGLE (Electric Bass, Engineer)

Prince EP (Upright Bass, Engineer)

Sonic Alchemist (feat: Joey Peters of Grant Lee Buffalo)

DL Music - Commercial Library Music (Writer/Producer/Engineer/Bass/Keys/Guitar)

Laurel Canyon - Commercial Library Music (Writer/Producer/Engineer/Bass/Keys/Guitar)

Liquid Cinema - Commercial Library Music (Writer/Producer/Engineer/Bass/Keys/Guitar)

Megatrax - Commercial Library Music (Writer/Producer/Engineer/Bass/Keys/Guitar)

Killer Trax - Commercial Library Music (Writer/Producer/Engineer/Bass/Keys/Guitar)

Stacey Rocca

Live (Upright Bass)

Steve Dawson

Live (Electric Bass)

Strong Young Pony

Hoof Hearted EP (Engineer, Mix, Production, Synths)

Twin Danger feat: Stuart Matthewman, Vanessa Bley and Michael Leonhart

Live (Upright Bass)

Pointless Satisfaction VIDEO (Upright Bass)

Upstart Crows

Self Titled LP  (Recordist)

Vanessa Bley

Live (Electric Bass)

Vonder and Bloom

Follow You Back Home LP (Electric Bass)

Wes Hutchinson

All The Plans Have Changed LP (Bass)

So Many Yesterdays PROMO (Mix/Engineer/Bass)

Beautiful Life PROMO (Mix)

West One Music Group

Indy Revival ALBUM (Composer, Multi Instrumentalist, Engineer)

The Yells

The Yells EP (Bass, Keys, Production, Engineer, Mix)

Young Oceans

Songs Of Christmas (Bass, Engineer)

Suddenly LP (Bass)

I Must Find You LP (Bass)

Advent EP (Bass)

Live In Brooklyn (Bass)

Among The Ruins LIVE VIDEO EP (Bass, Synth)


Someday, Someone SINGLE (Production, Engineer, Programming, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Synth, Mix)


Revolution In The Elbow Of Ragnar Agrnarson Furniture Painter, Minetta Lane Theatre, NYC (Bass, Bandleader, Conductor, Accompanist, Musical Direction)

12th Night, Democracy Prep, NYC (Electric Bass)

Hairspray, Democracy Prep, NYC (Electric Bass)

Tempest Tossed, Democracy Prep, NYC (Electric Bass)

9 to 5 The Musical, Democracy Prep, NYC (Electric Bass) 



16 And Pregnant

A Sale of Two Cities

ABC Sports

All On The Line

American Pickers

AMI This Week

Auction Kings

Aussie Pickers

BRAVO Network

Buying Alaska

Caught On Camera



Destination America

E Network

E News Daily

E Talk

Edge Sports Water Sports

ESPN - NBA/MLB Promos 


Fit TV

Flip Or Flop

Flipping Out

Food Porn

Fools Gold

FOX Sports

Fuse TV

Generation Cryo

Gun It With Bennie Spies

History Channel

Hockey Wives

House Hunters Renovation


Impractical Jokers

LA Ink

Learning Channel





Marylin Dennis Show

MSG Network Specials (30 Years of Sam Rosen)



My First Home

NY Ink


Nickleodeon Kids Choice Awards


Savage U 

Say Yes To The Dress

Sex News and Rock and Roll



Steve Harvey Show

Super Shoppers

SYFY Network

TLC Network

Teen Mom

Teen Mom 2

Toddlers and Tiaras

True Life


UFC Ultimate Insider

United States Of Animals


Vintage Flip

What Not To Where


Worst To First

WWE Ride Along

Your Mourning

Z Nation



The Dig - 2017 Tired Of Love Tour (Front Of House Engineer, Tour Management, Accounting); 2017 Bloodshot Tokyo US Tour (Front Of House, Tour Management, Accounting); 2016 Fall Tour  w/ She Wants Revenge (Front Of House Engineer, Tour Management, Accounting)

Mother Feather - 2017 Festival Tour (ROTR, Carolina Rebellion); 2016 Vans Warped Tour; Spring 2016 UK Promo Tour (Tour Management)

American Foundation For Suicide Prevention - Radio PSA (Producer/Writer); Event Production (Composer, Speech Writer, Announcer, Sound Design)

Chris Dorland - Art Exhibit Promo (Engineer/VO)

Event 360 - Various Industrials (Producer/Engineer/Writer/VO);  Event Production (Speech Writer, Announcer, Sound Design)

The Livestrong Foundation - TV Spot (Producer/VO)

Trisha Seawell - Independent Artist (Career Consulting)

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation - Various Industrials (Producer/Engineer/Writer/VO);  Event Production (Speech Writer, Announcer, Sound Design)