The GCR Audio studio complex is located in the heart of downtown Buffalo, housed in the former chapel of the historically protected, 150 year old St. Margaret's Girls School. Opened in 1980, GCR Audio was originally known as Trackmaster Audio.
Trackmaster was designed by world famous studio architect John Storyk (Electric Lady Studios, Jungle City, personal studios for Whitney Houston, Bob Marley, Jay Z, Aerosmith, Green Day, Alicia Keys). During the 1980s and ‘90s, Trackmaster was the go-to studio for many world renowned acts, such as Rick James, YES, Spyro Gyra, Richie Havens, Melanie, Ani DiFranco, The Flaming Lips, The Barenaked Ladies, and the Goo Goo Dolls.
The Goo Goo Dolls, in particular, have always had a special connection to the studio. Prior to gaining international success in the mid ‘90s, both guitarist/singer John Rzeznik and bassist/singer Robby Takac worked at the studio in various roles that ranged from reception, to engineering and producing. Many of their early albums, including their first #1 song, “Name,” were recorded at Trackmaster Audio.
Due to this deep connection, the Goo Goo Dolls bought and resurrected the studio in 2007 and turned it into their own private facility; Inner Machine Studios. John Storyk of WSDG Design was brought back to redesign the studio for modern recording. The results of the makeover were so dramatic that the studio was featured on the cover of Mix Magazine.
In 2010, Robby decided to share this phenomenal space with the masses and opened the doors to the public. GCR Audio was born. Since then, GCR Audio has offered a world class studio that welcomes every genre of music from musicians all over the world. Our list of clients include: the Goo Goo Dolls, James Taylor, Andra Day, Korn, Dinosaur Jr, Lil Wayne, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Every Time I Die, Beach Slang, Jim Jones, Jessie J, B.O.B, Bizzy Bone, Stevie J, Da Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Lil Baby, Man O War, Willie Nile, David Correy, Aqueous, Reign of Kindo, Westside Gunn, Conway, Benny the Butcher, and many, many more.
GCR Audio contains nothing but top-notch vintage and state-of-the-art gear from brands like Solid State Logic, Neve, Chandler, API, Retro, Mercury, Gates, Empirical Labs, Lynx, Neumann, Telefunken, and many more.
GCR’s talented and friendly staff is comprised of veteran engineers, studio musicians, and producers; the staff are experts in countless genres including rock, pop, R&B, hardcore, hip-hop, punk, metal, gospel, classical, and everything in between.
GCR Audio offers our clients full access to our vast collection of instruments, amps, and drums, all included in the standard hourly rate.
GCR Audio also provides services besides recording, including expert Mastering, Video Production, Composition, Arrangement, Remote Recording, Post-Production/scoring for video and television and analog/digital transfers and file conversions.
So, whether you are an absolute beginner or a seasoned professional, GCR Audio is the perfect place for you to bring any and all of your musical visions to fruition. Simply put, GCR Audio is a world-class facility built by and for artists.