Make Life Studio
Rehearsal Space • Mid-Level Studio • Top-Line Studio • Podcast Space


Studio listed by Ethan P8

About this studio

PLEASE NOTE BEFORE BOOKING: We have a firm 10 person MAX capacity and cannot accommodate groups larger than this. Failure to follow our capacity limit will result in an immediate termination of your session with no refund. Our studio is a part of a growing community of artists, musicians and entrepreneurs and we ask that all guests of our studio please be respectful of the other tenants in our building. Please no loitering/smoking outside the building before or after your session and keep voices and noise to a minimum during check in/check out to avoid disrupting other professionals while they are trying to work. Thank you! THE STUDIO: Make Life Studio is Brooklyn's newest creative hideaway located in Clinton Hill near the Navy Yard. Our studio is the perfect intimate music den for recording, photo/video shoots, podcasts, songwriting sessions, meetings and live performances. This railroad style suite features a dedicated listening room with boutique wet bar, a central control room separated by custom sliding doors and a newly added live room with iso booth. Inside you'll find a tasteful assortment of instruments and recording equipment and fully customizable Phillips Hue Lighting throughout the entire space. Guests can create and manage projects using our fully loaded studio iMac, or those wishing to bring their own laptops, phones or other gear can easily connect to our monitor playback system which feeds all rooms. Additionally, guests also have communal access to a fully finished rooftop deck with sweeping 360 views of Brooklyn and Manhattan skyline. Rooftop access is restricted to recreational use only and productions on the rooftop are prohibited. COVID-19 NOTICE: Thank you for your interest in Make Life Studio. In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Make Life Studio has taken several necessary preventative steps to ensure the safety and comfort of our guests. Our suite is now 100% autonomous with remote check in. Guests will be sent operational instructions upon booking with custom keypad code for entry during their allotted time. Please take a moment to review our new guest guidelines and sanitization measures and feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns regarding your session. GUEST GUIDELINES & PROCEDURES: * All guests are required to wear masks in public spaces and common areas throughout the building including but not limited to: (Stairwell, Elevator, Hallways, Rooftop, Lounge & Bathrooms) * We recommend that all guests wear a mask inside the studio during their session (with the exception of singers while performing). * If you are feeling sick or have a fever in the days leading up to your session, please submit a request to cancel for a full refund. * Guests are still able to use our microphones at their own risk, but we recommend bringing your own microphone to help prevent spread. * We ask that Guests please wash or sanitize hands immediately upon entering the studio. Please avoid touching anything until you have thoroughly taken this precaution. STUDIO SANITIZATION: * Make Life Engineers booked for sessions will wear a mask at all times. * Studio and equipment will be thoroughly wiped down and sanitized before and after ever session. * Sessions will be booked with an hour gap between to ensure proper sanitizing of all surfaces. * Hand sanitizer will be available in live room and control room. * Sanitization wipes are available below the sink so guests can personally wipe surfaces if they desire. * AC filter will be cleaned regularly.... Show more

Included & additional services

Engineer fee

Hire an Engineer for your session directly from the studio.

Details to keep in mind

Minimum booking:
2 hours
Max studio occupancy:
10 people
Studio hours:
Message for availability
Accepts bookings:
Same day accepted
Day rate discount:
20% off for 8+ hours


* Professional acoustic treatment * Control room equipped with recording and production essentials * Listening room lounge/meeting area * Dedicated live room with guitar amp, PA & drums * Isolation Booth * Additional building lounge on shared sub floor * Flexible connectivity for bringing your own laptop/equipment * Phillips Hue lights w/ interactive google home commands * Unique designer interior with lush vibes * Gorgeous finished rooftop deck with 360 views of Brooklyn and Manhattan skyline * Custom Neon LED sign * Exposed brick * Plant Walls * A/C and humidity controlled environment * WIFI and Ethernet connectivity * Full service beverage and snack bar with mini fridge available to guests. * Free parking under BQE just steps away * Freight service elevator... Show more

Main equipment

INCLUDED IN BOOKING: GUITARS D’Angelico Excel Series SS Fender Mustang 90 Pau Ferro Epiphone Thunderbird Vintage Pro Marshall Origin 20W Combo MIDI Native Instruments Kontrol 49 INTERFACES & CONSOLE Universal Audio Apollo x8 Apogee Duet 2 Carvin MX1608 Ferrofish Pulse-16 SOFTWARE Pro Tools Logic Pro X Logic Remote Maschine 2 Native Instruments Komplete 10 Universal Audio Console 2.0 + LUNA Loopback MONITORS & HEADPHONES Audient Nero Monitor Controller Mackie HM-800 SONY MDR-7506 (4) AKG K240 (1) QSC CP-8 (2) Yamaha HS8 (2) KRK Rokit 8 Gen IV (2) MICROPHONES MP-T47 (unbelievable handmade Neumann U47 replica) Blue Yeti Pro Shure SM57 (1) Shure Beta58 (2) COMPUTERS iMac 24 Inch (2021) Apple M1 iPad 6th Generation MISC Radial Engineering Pro DI DRUMS Snare Pearl Masterworks 14x5.5 20 ply Evans UV2 head Toms Pearl masters custom 12x10 rack time 14x12 floor Tom 16x14 floor Tom Evans G2 heads Kick Pearl masters custom 22x20 kick EMAD 2 head Pearl eliminator double kick pedal Zildjan Cymbals 14” master sound hi-hat 16” A custom crash 17” A custom Crash 21” A series sweet ride ADDITIONAL HARDWARE Pork Pie Throne... Show more

Past clients

Ro James, Lumidee, Torres, Rocket Pengwin, Red Bull Media, Parade Underwear, Logitech, WESAKE, Merge Records, MTV, Warner Music Group, Ultra Music, Sony Music, NBC Universal, NAACP, Inzei Records, Indica Wave, SenZi, Lisa Ramey, Lets Tokyo,... Show more

Studio rules

* A $30 cleaning fee is applied to all bookings * Photo/Video productions are restricted to inside the studio only and is not permitted on the rooftop, in hallways/stairwell or out front of the building. * No smoking or drugs in the studio, on building premise or rooftop. Violators will be subject to a fine of $500 to be paid within 5 days of session. * No animals * No glitter * No more than 10 people in the room per session. * Payment in full is required to secure bookings. * Guests must "carry in/carry out." All trash & recycling generated during your visit must be taken out when your session is over and deposited in proper bins near exit. * Any software sessions created using out in-house iMac must be saved on an external hard drive. We are not responsible for saving your sessions for later use. Files left on the computer will be subject to immediate removal after your visit. * Renter agrees to return Make Life Studio back to its original layout, put away all equipment used, zero out faders, knobs and leave the space clean and ready to use for the next renter. Any stained or soiled property, or neglecting of this policy will result in an automatic cleaning fee of $100 invoiced to Renter and must be paid within 5 days prior to their session. * Renter agrees to pay for any damage to equipment or property caused by renter or their guests that were incurred during their allotted session. Damages will be assessed and invoiced to renter and must be paid within 5 days following their session. * Make Life Studio does not guarantee the full functioning of every piece of equipment or software in the studio. There is no warranty that property will be free of defect. * Please be respectful of our space and our neighbors. Our walls are thick and rooms treated, but low end noise bleed is always a possibility. We ask that you practice the same courtesy we ask of our neighbors. Save your ears, keep everyone happy, monitor at a sensible level and everyone wins. * Don't forget your equipment and belongings when you leave! We are not responsible for lost or stolen property that was left behind. * Make Life Studio and its owners are not liable for any injury incurred by clients or guests during their booked session.... Show more

Cancellation Policy

Sessions canceled 48 hours or more ahead of scheduled start time may receive a full refund.... Show more

Verified reviews (8)

  • Brenden S

    Amazing place. It’s hard to find a nice space with quality and aesthetic. This studio has both. ... more

    Brenden SJanuary 2022

  • Tyler M

    amazing studio. clean. organized and well kept! would easily recommend this spot to anyone i knew.... more

    Tyler MOctober 2021

  • GW

    This is a very intimate studio. Perfectly decorated and inviting. Great for photo pops. Garrett was also kind and accommodating.... more

    Gabrielle WJune 2021

  • JC

    This is hands down the best studio i’ve been to, and I had it all to myself. So clean, inspiring, and beautiful. Very very very comfortable as well. Very comfortable. Garrett was very helpful and immediately responsive over text to any questions i had while I was there. ... more

    Jordan CJune 2021

  • JG

    Top tier, professional environment. Room isolation is legendary. Highly recommend!... more

    James GMay 2021

  • BB

    Perfect experience. This studio and it’s management are 10/10. Highly recommend.... more

    Ben BDecember 2020

  • Natalie J

    Excellent!!! I highly recommend.... more

    Natalie JNovember 2020

  • JP

    Very clean space, with the proper equipment. Garrett was very helpful and respectful, he answered all of our questions and helped us get set up quick.All of my friends who i went with love this spot. ... more

    Josiah PJuly 2020

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Studio listed by

Ethan P

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Brooklyn based artist, producer and engineer, Ethan Porter has an extensive history working in both live and studio settings. Rooted in instrumentalism, he cut his teeth…

Brooklyn based artist, producer and engineer, Ethan Porter has an extensive history working in both live and studio settings. Rooted in instrumentalism, he cut his teeth…

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