The origin of mSOUNd begins with three small recording studios, Gabriel Recording, Millennium Music Productions, and Redeye Recording Studios. in june 1999 gabriel recording, owned by shawn leahy, and millennium music productions, owned by kevin walker, merged to become millennium sound studios: a 2400 square foot facility that was retrofitted into the 4th floor above mitchell & ness at 13th & walnut. millennium became a well-known studio in philadelphia by recording and producing hundreds of songs and film mixes for many artists and directors. after 5 years in center city, the building was sold and they were forced to find a new location.
In june 2004, a new location was found in a warehouse in south philadelphia. the existing millennium sound was moved studs, glass, insulation, and all to 38 jackson street and construction began on a whole new facility. as the studio was being built, kevin and shawn realized that with a new facility and a new location, it was time for a new name. A shortened version of millennium sound studios now became msound. meanwhile at this time, over in cherry hill, new jersey, domenic prinzivalli was starting up redeye recording as half of a dual facility with his studio partners, screwface music. it was a small but efficient space where many local artists tracked their albums. having amassed a wide selection of studio gear and way too many instruments, the facility could no longer accommodate what the studio had become. it was time to find a new home.
In 2008, domenic partnered up with msound, as third owner, and two major forces were combined. in 2013, shawn leahy left msound and decided to pursue other avenues of life and we have taken on two new partners. we are proud to welcome and include john digiacomo, and michael richelle to the msound family. john is our new and up and coming hip hop engineer and mike richelle has extensively worked in most major rooms in the philly area for over 20 years. each room at msound was meticulously constructed and in combining studios, our equipment has been extensively upgraded. of course, what really makes a great studio are good people, not gear. lucky for us, we’ve got both.