Hi, my name is Ike Iloegbu. Audio engineer, music producer, and new father of a beautiful son name Andrew. I have been a professional audio engineer for over ten years working with music artists from around the work. I offer mixing and mastering services as well as recording. In the near future, I would offer in person audio/music courses.
I recently purchased a studio space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The initial cost of starting a recording studio in this space was $1800, covering the cost of building a new vocal booth and installing wood flooring.
Unfortunately, after I moved in, I realized that there was an auto shop on the other side of the very thin walls of my music studio. The sound leaks are so bad that I cannot operate in this room until an extra wall is installed to soundproof my room. The starting cost of building my studio, putting an extra wall, and isolating my room has increased tenfold.
I hope to raise $10,000 by the end of the month, which will cover:
- Building a 14 x 12 ft wall parallel with the Auto Shop
- Isolated recording booth with Owens Corning 703 protection
- Wall partition separating entrance and control room.
- Acoustic framing for cement walls
- Wood floor laminate.
- Construction tools including (15ft ladder, table saw, electric drill, screws, etc.)
- Sliding door into control room entrance (CONTRACTED)
- Electrical outlets installation (CONTRACTED)
- Track lighting installation (CONTRACTED)
- Recessed lighting for entranceway (CONTRACTED).
To cut down on costs, I will be installing the wall and frames myself unless we meet our goal by March 20th. I am preparing for the worst but hoping for the best. $10,000 is a lot of money, and it would not be easy to raise by any means, but I am willing to take on this obstacle for my love of music and financial stability.
Your donation essentially will go towards building an environment where we can create high-quality music. I will be using my equipment and software in the studio, which I have invested in over years of audio engineering, including:
- Barefoot Micro-Main studio monitors
- Apollo x6 audio interfaces (universal audio plugins)
- Shadow Hills Vandergraph Compressor
- SSL Bus Compressor
- 2x Maag EQ’s
- Elysia Karacter Saturator
- Apple Mac Pro (rackmount)
- JBL 705p
- Output Studio Desk
- M Audio Code 49 Keyboard
Pro Tools HD
Weiss Engineering Plugins
Every donation matters no matter how big or small the amount is. To ensure you that your money would be used for the building and construction of the music studio, I will send a receipt of the item(s) your donation helped purchase. I will also be updating everyone with videos, pictures and going live on my Instagram page. Showing your effort in donating helps me understand your intent, passion and character.
Rather than explain how appreciative I am of your donations, here are some rewards that come with your donation.
$5 - $50 - Receive 20% off your first session
$51 - $100 - Receive 20% off your first two sessions
*$101 - $200 - Receive 25% off for 5 sessions
*$200 - $500 - Receive 25% off for a month
*$500 - $1000 - Receive 25% off for a year.
*$1000+ - Receive 25% off all recording, mixing and mastering sessions for life.
*free mixing and mastering for a total of (2) songs completed during your studio session.
If you're donating as a non-artist, you are always welcome to give your donation rewards to a friend or family member who creates music.
My full name is Ikekpeazu Iloegbu, son of Nigerian-born parents. I had a son named Andrew with my wife, Jessica, in June 2021. We currently reside in Long Island, NY. In 2016 I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Entertainment Industry Studies focusing on audio technology from Delta State University in Mississippi. I have been a full-time audio engineer for the past six years as I have worked in places like Moon Recording, Bunker Studios, Premier Studios, Quad Studios, Dream Studios and many more.
I enjoy working closely with other musicians and artists because there is nothing like sharing a room with someone who also loves the same thing you do. Thank you for taking the time to read this and considering me in your philanthropic interests.
Below are pictures of the studio's current state.