The studios at Threshold were hand-built by owners James Walsh and AJ Maltese starting in 1996 when our facility was just a single rehearsal room in a building on 41st.  AJ and James were musicians playing in a band together and James was a carpenter. We built a studio to do our band’s record.  We’ve been building studios, playing, producing music & serving musicians in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut & beyond ever since!

As the facility footprint expanded, the main recording studio was completed between 1997/ 1998 after the unfortunate passing of our friend and studio tenant Jeff Buckley opened up the final adjoining space to the live room.  Our control room now occupies that same space in the facility.

Over the years, hundreds of great bands and thousands of musicians have come through the studio. One of our first clients was The Strokes and we have fortunately just kept moving forward from there seeing countless developing artists take their first shot here at the studio and reach for the stars. These days we have many repeat clients: friends, producers, and relationships that occupy the rooms on a daily basis or whenever they come back into town.  
The expansion and contraction of the facility has morphed over time to include recording studios, office suites, writing rooms and rehearsal rooms and now services including music production, artist development and management, college booking agency.  These endeavors keep us quite busy and in touch with some very long term, trusted relevant industry relationships that we engage on a regular basis to support our main clientele, which are more often than not artists in early stages of their career development.

AJ Maltese
co-founder, musician
As hard as it is to believe, and even harder to say, Threshold co-founder AJ Maltese passed away in 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Aj was an avid skier, fantabulous bass player, a lifelong friend to many, loving husband and father, and a big strong gentle soul who was always there for anyone who needed a hand, or a hug, or a smile.  
Miss you my brother…

We are very thankful for all the great friends we have made over the years and hope to continue to do what we do best long into the future.  Our studio also works well for photo sessions and shooting video- and has become a trusted go to place for indie artists and prominent MTV, AT&T and other corporate clients in need of  a cool looking studio to film in.  

Threshold Studios proudly supports and provides in house services for the awesome and inspiring music industry non-profit Road Recovery Foundation. Music industry professionals giving back to the community to support youth overcoming adversity.