Studio visit with a record producer

Brooklyn, United States

Experience hosted by Stephen Cortez

3 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

We will visit my private recording and production facility I call "RobotCityStudios" were we will discuss how records are made today (The Modern Recording Process). I will share some great stories I have about making records with some of pop culture's greatest hit-makers! You will also have the opportunity to play your music and or participate in a unique recording experience and take home an actual recording of the session. Take as many pictures and videos as you like!
I will demonstrate some recording and mixing techniques. If you feel like getting in the recording booth we will set up a great microphone for you!

IT DOESN'T END THERE!!

My story intertwines a love of Music and Pizza! (NYC style Pizza).
After the recording studio we will cross over the Manhattan Bridge to the East Village and end our journey at the iconic NYC pizza parlor "Two Boots Pizza" were I will demonstrate the art of hand tossed New York pizza making! After the demonstration we will enjoy an intimate lunch and discuss our day.
Other things to note
If you would like to bring an instrument that you play please feel free.
Wear comfortable walking shoes.
A great vibe and smile, always welcome!
Oh Yea don't forget your appetite!
We will visit my private recording and production facility I call "RobotCityStudios" were we will discuss how records are made today (The Modern Recording Process). I will share some great stories I have about making records with some of pop culture's greatest hit-makers! You will also have the opportunity to play your music and or participate in a unique recording experience and take home an actual recording of the session. Take as many picture…

What's included

  • Equipment

    MP3 of your unique recording
    2HEADSHOTS &2FULL BODYSHOTS IN JPE...

Meet your host, Stephen Cortez

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 93 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I’m a multi-platinum record producer and engineer. I’ve worked at iconic music studios such as The Hit Factory, The
Cutting Room Studios and Sony Studios and worked with artists such as Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys, The Black Eyed Peas, and many more. In addition to my first-hand knowledge of the recording business, I have a passion for pizzerias. I’ve worked as a pizza chef in many world-famous pizza shops in the Village.
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Where you'll be

We’ll start at my private recording and production facility "RobotCityStudios" for an intimate tour, demonstration and explanation of the Modern Recording Process and music production. Then we'll drive over the Manhattan Bridge to the famous Two Boots Pizza, for yet another demonstration, this time on NYC pizza making to continue the conversation.

Rated 4.87 out of 5 from 93 reviews.

Carla
May 2021
DO NOT BOOK WITH THIS HOST. He stood me up and I haven’t heard anything from him since. So unprofessional and a waste of time. Had to go through Airbnb to get my refund.
Kimberly
May 2019
I highly recommend this NYC music experience. Cortez is very knowledgeable, talented, kind, and has a fascinating story of how he got to where he is today. One of the best experiences of my life that I will never forget.
Ismael
April 2019
It was a great stay!! You will see that Cortez has a big musical Knowledge. It does not matter if you already have experience or not - the experience is worthwhile in any case.
Tara
January 2019
A Must-Book in NYC! This is an incredible experience offered by Cortez. The studio visit, conversations and lunch are intimate, personal and chance to hear his deep knowledge of what it takes to produce a record. Highly, highly recommend booking.
A Must-Book in NYC! This is an incredible experience offered by Cortez. The studio visit, conversations and lunch are intimate, personal and chance to hear his deep knowledge of wh…
Ivo
January 2019
I really enjoyed the experience I had with Cortez. He really took the time for me and the other guests. We talked music for over an hour, at pizza together afterwards. I really enjoyed his hospitality and the great pleasure he had in talking about his passion, music!
I really enjoyed the experience I had with Cortez. He really took the time for me and the other guests. We talked music for over an hour, at pizza together afterwards. I really enj…
Enrique
December 2018
If you love music or an artist yourself, this is a must! As a veteran of NYC's musical scene, Cortez provides not only knowledge regarding the production of music, but is also very inspirational and down-to-earth. Thank you for an exceptional experience!
If you love music or an artist yourself, this is a must! As a veteran of NYC's musical scene, Cortez provides not only knowledge regarding the production of music, but is also very…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Great Big Smile and Vibe!

Email address so we can email you any music we record in our session