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In May 1996, Voikunthanath Kanamori founded Avatar Entertainment Corporation and opened its doors as Avatar Studios.  With 31,000 sq. ft. of space at a choice location on 48th St. in Manhattan, the studio once called the Power Station continues to thrive, holding a special place in the history of the recording industry and music.

Legendary among professional recorders, Avatar Studios represents the Power Station's legacy as one of the world's most renown recording facilities.  Remodeled, re-equipped and renamed, Avatar still maintains a choice mix of both new and vintage electronics to support the demands of professional engineers and artists in the most discriminating of all markets, New York City.  Avatar Studios is truly "top drawer" in every respect.  Studio Manager, Tino Passante, carries forth with him the tradition of excellence from his Power Station days.
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A combination of experienced staff and room design make up the famous, unique, comfortable and creative sanctuary many artists and producers seek when they come to Avatar Studios.  The special environment has attracted the cream of the crop in the recording industry from every genre of music.  The acoustics at Avatar set it apart from other facilities in a unique class of its own.  The way the rooms sound has been a big attraction there since the seventies but room acoustics are not all that they have to offer.  Aside from technical excellence, clients are treated to the finest amenities New York has to offer by a congenial staff desiring to make working there a unique experience for both producers and artists.



Some of the artists who have enjoyed making their music at Avatar include:  Aerosmith, Marc Anthony, The Bee Gees, Bad Company, Anita Baker, Tony Bennett, George Benson, Brandi, Dave Brubeck, Mariah Carey, Joe Cocker, Puffy Combs, Harry Connick Jr., Celine Dion, Faith Evans,  Roberta Flack, Al Jarreau, Jon Bon Jovi, Iggy Pop, Journey, LL Cool J, Bobby McFerrin,  George Michael, Moby, Nada Surf, Meat Loaf, Diana Ross, Jon Secada, Sista Sol-Jah, Spice Girls, Bonnie Tyler and Vanessa Williams.
Among some of the record companies who regularly use Avatar for their recording projects are: Angel Records, Arista Records, Atlantic, Capitol Records, Def Jam Recordings, Electra, Island Records, MCA, Mercury Records, Polygram, RCA Records, Sony Music, Toshiba EMI, Universal Records, Virgin Records and Warner Brothers.

Also to their recent credit are some notable soundtracks such as Any Given Sunday, The Apostle, Armaggedon, The Red Violin, The Mask of Zorro, American Psyco, Sleepy Hollow, Runnaway Bride and How Stella Got Her Groove Back.



Studio AThe entire facility is powered by an Equi=Tech 112.5 kVA "Neptune Series" transformer which was hardwired into the facility's electrical system during remodeling.  There are 4 main rooms and 2 Pro tools editing suites so their equipment list is much larger than can be enumerated on this page.   So, instead of checking out all of their equipment here, just click on the following images of the studios and you will be linked directly to each studio's page with all of the information:
 
 

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Avatar Entertainment Inc.
441 West 53rd Street New York, N.Y. 10019
212.765.7500 fax: 212.765.7450

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