Ultrasonic Studios, New Orleans

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Ultrasonic Studios on Washington Avenue in 2004.

Ultrasonic Studios was a music recording studio in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The studio was located on Washington Avenue in the Uptown neighborhood near Xavier University. It was established in 1977 by Jay Gallager, who later opened Swell Tone Film Studio with Larry Blake. The studio was sold to the two Grammy Engineers, David Farrell and Steve Reynolds, who ran the day-to-day operations. They co-owned the studio until the hurricane Katrina levee failures destroyed the facility in 2005.

The studio has been the recording scene of thousands of noteworthy International and New Orleans & Louisiana music projects including Dr. John's Goin' Back To New Orleans, James Booker's Classified, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown's Gate Swings, Fats Domino's Alive and Kickin' and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band's Jelly. Catholic recording artists The Dameans even recorded their 1986 album "Light in the Darkness" at Ultrasonic Studios.[1]

In 2005, the studio suffered major damage from the levee failure disaster flood during Hurricane Katrina, and has not been back in operation since.[2]


  1. ^ Cassette inlay card, original 1986 release
  2. ^ http://mixonline.com/mag/audio_katrina/index.html

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