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Platinum Sound Recording Studios was founded in 2000 by Wyclef Jean of The Fugees and Jerry ‘Wonda’ Duplessis, multi-platinum Grammy Award winning producer. The two came together with the goal of giving artists an unparalleled studio experience. By focusing on sound quality, productivity, and privacy, they have created a truly world-class space where artists instantly feel right at home, able to get into their creative flow and record the next big hit.

 

Since its establishment, Platinum Sound Recording Studios has been the birthplace for countless Grammy Award-winning records and albums, receiving a collective 12 Grammy nominations in 2010 alone. Everyone from Justin Bieber to Kanye West has come through our doors, seeking our production and engineering expertise.

 

We house three recording studios stacked with state-of-the-art equipment inside acoustic rooms tuned to perfection. We are home to the only SSL 9000K-series recording console in New York City, widely acclaimed for its power in making R&B and Pop music. Our custom Augspurger monitors combined with dual 18-inch subwoofers make us the loudest yet cleanest sounding studio in the city. Racks full of the best vintage and modern analog and digital equipment feed directly into our Pro Tools HD systems, for artists who want nothing the most pristine sound quality available.

 

Platinum Sound is staffed by a team of dedicated and passionate professionals, equipped with over 50 years of international experience. They work with a diverse range of artists from many different genres, nations and cultures. They are able to instantly recognize an artist’s greatest strengths, and utilize their refined musical taste to bring out the best in every track.

 

We believe that nothing is more important than keeping the flow going. We know from experience that vibe is all about spur of the moment, and being ready when it happens. That’s why Platinum Sound is open 24/7, available for recording and mixing sessions, pre and post production, photoshoots, interviews, live music recordings, voiceover, private functions, and full studio bookings. We accept mixing session bookings online for our out-of-state and international clients. Please contact us for more information.

Jerry Wonda

Jerry Wonda – Founder

One of the most successful producers to emerge from the hiphop era since the 1990s, Jerry Wonda has an illustrious career that spans over 19 years. He is renowned for his producing, songwriting, performing, and composing.
From his humble beginnings producing with Wyclef Jean in his now-famous home studio Booga Basement, Wonda achieved massive success with the release of The Fugee’s multiple Grammy Award-winning album The Score, which became one of the greatest hiphop albums of all time.
His career highlights include producing musical icon Carlos Santana’s single ‘Maria Maria’, which broke world records by holding the No. 1 position for 10 consecutive weeks. In 2006, he co-produced Shakira’s ‘Hips Don’t Lie’, which went on to become the top selling song of the 21st century, reaching No. 1 in over 50 countries.
In 2009, Wonda began producing music under his own Wondamusic label, where he placed his first major record with ‘U Smile’ by Justin Bieber. Since then, he’s produced top hits for Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Chris Brown, Lupe Fiasco, Mary J. Blige, Shakira, Santana, and many more.

Serge “Sergical” Tsai – Chief Engineer

Born into the vibrant Caribbean country of Suriname, Serge was exposed to the sounds of the world at a young age. His deep appreciation for music soon grew into a dream of becoming a sound engineer, so he left to pursue his passion in the Big Apple.
Studying at the Institute of Audio Research by day, and interning at the legendary Chung King Studios by night, Serge has captured and sculpted chart-topping chits over the last ten years, including Shakira’s triple platinum hit ‘Hips Don’t Lie,’ Estelle ft. Kanye West’s ‘American Boy’, and Justin Bieber’s ‘U Smile’.

Now, in his current position as Chief Engineer at Platinum Sound, Serge has had the opportunity to travel the world and work with artists from all around the globe, amassing over 20 years of experience. For Serge, nothing is more important than the client leaving with art that sounds exactly how they envisioned it. Despite being one of the top engineers in the industry, he is constantly raising his standards and pushing sonic boundaries. His extensive discography including engineering and mixing top hits for Shakira, Kanye West, Estelle, Busta Rhymes, Beyonce, Jay Z, Lupe Fiasco, Mick Jagger, Carlos Santana, Tom Jones, Nelly, and many more. Check out his discography here.

 

For all enquiries, contact serge@platinumsoundny.com

Serge "Sergical" Tsai - Chief Engineer
Jasmeen Ghotra - Studio Manager

Jasmeen Ghotra – Studio Manager

Jasmeen discovered her passion for the music industry at an early age. Her determination lead her to the University of New Haven, where she earned a dual degree in Music Industry and Business Management. She began her career as an intern at Platinum Sound, where she quickly rose amongst her peers to the position of Studio Manager, and is now commanding the ranks of elite engineers here at Platinum. As Studio Manager, Jasmeen has cultivated lasting professional relationships with independent artists, A-list celebrities, and label executives, and is looking forward to assisting you with your next project.

 
For all booking, pricing, sponsorship and general enquiries, contact jasmeen@platinumsoundny.com

Andrew Robertson – Engineer

A graduate of Berklee College of Music’s Music Production and Engineering program, Andrew has been with the Platinum Sound team since 2012, and has worked virtually every waking minute of the day since then. Andrew believes that music is more than just sound; it is a vibe, a connection that we can all share in and be a part of. His goal is to keep an artist’s message flowing, giving the listener the full experience of their artistry in a way they can not only hear, but feel. His attention to detail, focus and drive has seen him work with a diverse range of clients, including Rihanna, Trey Songz, Lady Gaga, French Montana, Busta Rhymes, Akon, Miguel, Kelly Rowland, and many more.

 

For all enquiries, contact andrew@platinumsoundny.com

Andrew Robertson - Engineer