Clients and Reviews
Many of NYC’s finest musicians have worked and played at the Wash n’ Dry. Wouldn’t you like to join this ever growing list? Please find a friend on the list below and ask them about their experience here or read our testimonials.
As far as small affordable recording studios, you won’t get a better sound than Benny’s Wash ‘n Dry. It’s very well-equipped and Bennett is a top-notch and easy to work with recording engineer. I highly recommend it.
-Rob Garcia (drummer/composer)
What I dig about Benny’s Wash ‘n Dry is the great vibe that Bennett naturally brings to the recording sessions. An amazing pianist himself, he knows what the musicians need to play their best. I’ve always had really positive musical experiences there. As a pianist and keyboardist, it’s also great to have my pick of Bennett’s two Steinways (!), fender rhodes and organ.
When I recorded at Benny’s Wash and Dry, Bennett made me feel completely at ease, like I was in good hands. Because it is a professional home studio, you get the relaxing and comfortable atmosphere of a home but the high quality of a much more expensive, formal, studio in the middle of downtown NYC chaos. Since Bennett is an extremely talented and experienced musician himself, he has a great ear, and is easily one of the best (and FASTEST) sound engineers in the city. All of my tracks recorded and/or edited at Benny’s (all 16 of them) have turned out sounding great and I have received consistently good feedback from producers, booking managers, musicians, agents, casting directors regarding the quality of my CDs, and I attribute that to Bennett’s work.
Working with Bennett Paster at Benny’s Wash ‘n Dry Studio was a wonderful experience. The piano, which had a beautiful and rich sound, was easy to play, and sounded marvelous on the recording. The studio has a nice and relaxed vibe, and Bennett is a very flexible and inquisitive engineer. I would definitely recommend Benny’s Wash ‘n Dry Studio for all styles and formats of recording
Recording at Benny’s Wash ‘n Dry offers the best experience any musician could want! Bennett’s musicianship, engineering talent and experience, and all the equipment you need combine with an easygoing, professional atmosphere. I highly enjoyed the whole process and really appreciated Bennett’s expertise, patience, and attention to detail. He took the time to make sure I was happy with the end result.
I’ve worked with Bennett Paster at Benny’s Wash ‘n Dry in the capacity of session musician, composer, and producer on recordings ranging from World music to Jazz to Rock. Through it all, Bennett’s engineering skills, patience, attention to detail and musicality have made each session super-productive and a real joy. I would not hesitate to recommend Benny’s Wash ‘n Dry.
Bennett has a phenomenal gift of capturing the essence,energy and atmosphere of a recording artist’s vision. And has the recording studio to back it up.
Benny’s Wash n’ Dry has it all: a good engineer, good gear, and a good vibe. We had a blast working with Bennett and are deeply appreciative of his ability to bring the best out of us, both sonically and musically.
-East West Quartet
Bennett has created a comfortable studio and relaxing atmosphere which is integral to an enjoyable recording experience. When you work at B’s W&D you benefit from an engineer who has great ears and an impressive command of several musical genres. In addition to his solid work as an engineer, Bennett is also one hell of a pianist/keyboardist! You can expect your project to be elevated to the next level when you work with him. Bennett is polite, professional and determined to give you what you want. Working at B’s W&D has been a privilege.
I had a fantastic full day session recording at Benny’s Wash ‘N Dry…yesterday and I felt like I wanted to spread the word. The studio owner, Bennett Paster, was also our engineer and he was professional, knowledgable, and extremely helpful and kind throughout the day. The studio boasts two spectacular grand pianos, and I played the 1933 Steinway B which he’d had freshly tuned for our session. Bennett is a brilliant musician as well, adding another level to his understanding of what I would need during the session. I found the pricing to be quite reasonable as well.
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East West Quintet
Goats in Trees
Jill Anna Ponasik
Lisha Lorcari (Music and the Brain)
Paster, Ryan & Hall
Toby Kasaval (Fingers del Rey)