Tucked away on the third-floor of what used to be an old pie factory, Mammoth Recording Studio exhibits a laid back, old school feel akin to that of a ‘70s rec room or secret clubhouse (complete with rotary dial telephone). Its décor radiates a colorful, comfortable vibe that reflects the studio’s philosophy, which is to work within the artist’s budget to provide creative, high-end production that realizes the musician’s initial ideas and facilitate their journey as artists.
Possibly recording, maybe producing, maybe lounging, in Mammoth Studio you’ll find it’s two engineers, Mike Santillo and Justin John Smith. Mike, keyboardist of Buffalo’s The Tins, has been recording his band’s music for the better part of a decade; while his counterpart Justin, singer and guitarist of Aircraft, has a degree in sound recording from Full Sail University. Having toured extensively with their own bands, the studio’s two engineers have also been producing and recording their own music for many years. Their goal is to provide affordable and quality recording to local and regional artists.