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 and George Hallowell.[1] 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. 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]

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.[citation needed] Catholic recording artists The Dameans recorded their 1986 album "Light in the Darkness" at Ultrasonic Studios.[3]


  1. ^ Inc, Nielsen Business Media (5 February 1977). "Billboard". Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  2. ^ http://mixonline.com/mag/audio_katrina/index.html Archived 2006-05-23 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Cassette inlay card, original 1986 release

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