Recording at Funkadelic

Meet Our Engineers

Serge Henderson – Being the son of a DJ, house engineer Serge Henderson has been open to many different genres of music his entire life. His parents reared him on everything from Reggae, 80’s Rock to Disco. As Serge matured, he fell in love with other genres as well. Those genres, including Hip-Hop and Jazz, helped mold his palette and prepare him for the work he does today. Because of his musical experience, Serge has broad appreciation of music and a unique approach to each artist he collaborates with.

In 2012, Serge began honing his skills as an engineer. He feels right at home as an audio engineer, and offers services in Recording, Mixing, Mastering, and Production. During his three years at Funkadelic Studios, he has worked with a variety of artists, from Hip-Hop battle rapper DNA to the Harlem Gospel Choir. He’s well equipped to take care of your audio needs!

His recording credits include Delfonics, Sharla Keys, DNA, Pickings (film, winner of the IndieFest Film Awards – Best Feature Film, Sunnyside Up Film Festival – Best Feature Film & MidWest WeirdFest – Best Feature Film) and his mixing/mastering credits include the Harlem Gospel Choir.

Shivendra Rai – Shiv is a Pro Tools certified Audio Engineer and a Music Producer. At the age of 15 he started experimenting with making hip hop beats on the computer, but he didn't know the first thing about production so he decided to attend an Audio Engineering Course at Musicians Institute.

After graduating Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California, Shiv continued his music education by interning at Funkadelic Studios in Times Square, New York. With his sight keenly set upon a career in the recording industry, he furthered his experience by working as an assistant engineer gaining knowledge and experience. His fast-paced and unique style of workflow, along with a cheerful attitude, incorporates a thorough and satisfying, recording experience. 

You can check out Shiv’s personal music here:

As a producer, I make every effort to bring my clients to Funkadelic, both for rehearsals and for studio recording sessions. It is an oasis of high-quality rooms and backlines in the very heart of Times Square. I’ve also brought my 3-HOUR SINGLES series to Funkadelic alongside resident studio engineer Serge Henderson, who is a phenomenal producer and mixer with attention to details and a true understanding of his console.
— Ryan McCurdy
Everything went well! Shiv really took the time to make sure the song sounded the way I wanted. He’s been great to work with. I’ll definitely be back!
— Kahlen


Production & Songwriting – $75/hr

MIXING – $60/hr
MASTERING – $65/hr

Package Rates Available – Call the Studio for Details

Hourly pricing, time required to complete song/project, and credits for production/writing will have to be discussed and agreed upon.

Booking & Cancellation Policy: After speaking with us, Funkadelic will email you information and we request a reply including project details and requirements. A 1 hour deposit is required to schedule a session. This deposit is non-refundable if cancellation occurs with less than 5 days notice. If booking is made within 5 days of session, deposit is non-refundable. ****A copy of the recording session info we will require is available HERE****

Storage Policy: Clients are required to bring their own storage device (USB Flash drive, External Hard Drive, CD, etc.) in order to take all of their session files with them after every session. Recording Studio Files will be stored for 30 days maximum unless it’s an ongoing project. Please make sure to ask for session files in a timely manner. NOTE: Clients that leave their sessions without having a back-up of their own, BEWARE, we are NOT responsible for lost or accidentally trashed files.

Equipment, Plugins & Info

  • Sessions require a 3 hour minimum booking time, exceptions made with management approval

  • Sessions begin and end at the scheduled times

  • Session set up time is included during booked time (Microphone set up, Drums set up, Transferring of files, Bouncing of files, Special requests, etc.)

  • Presonus Studio Live 24.4.2. digital mixer with built in processors on each channel

  • Pro Tools 12

  • Logic Pro

  • Izotope Ozone 7

  • Waves Plugins

  • Soundtoys Plugins

  • Presonus Capture

  • Shure, AKG, Sennheiser, Cad, Audio Technica mics

  • Event Monitors

  • ART 6 channel headphones amp

  • Peavey Mark 3

  • Musicman Amp

  • Marshall JCM 800