Laurel Hill Recording

Specializing in Classical and Acoustic Music
Justin Kurtz, recording engineer

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Owner/Engineer Justin Kurtz has over 25 years experience as a recording engineer. As a cellist with an undergraduate degree in music, Justin's approach to recording is informed by his musical education. While a master's student at McGill University's program in sound recording he had the opportunity to work at the Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox, MA under the mentorship of grammy award winning engineer and producer, Tim Martyn. Following his graduation Justin worked at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Banff, Alberta as Senior Audio Associate, recording projects for resident artists. In 2001 he relocated to New England to take a position teaching music recording and production at the Hartt School in West Hartford, CT, where he started Laurel Hill. Now based in Northampton, MA, his clients have included the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, VOCE, Noah Baerman, Avery Ensemble, Cuatro Puntos, Carrie Koffman, The Hartford Chorale, Waterbury Symphony Orchestra, Duo46, Dan Roman, Thomas Oboe Lee, Archangel Voices, New World Trio, Concora, Connecticut Valley Chamber Orchestra, Barbara Hopkins, The Vernon Chorale, among many others. His projects have appeared on the Naxos, Albany, Innova, Toccata Classics, Divine Art, and New World record labels.


Live and studio recording sessions


Assemble a final performance from your session takes


Balance and process your multitrack recording to a stereo or immersive mix

Mastering and Noise Removal

Final processing and preparation for release.

DPA, Sennheiser, AKG, Microtech Gefell, Schoeps, and Neumann

Preamps and Converters
Merging Technologies HAPI and Metric Halo ULN-8

Merging Technologies Pyramix and Avid Pro Tools


Dynaudio and Focal

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  • Northampton, Massachusetts, United States