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There’s one thing that separates good artists from great artists  –


The quality of their music. GarageBand is fine, but it will only get you so far. If you want to level up your game, the importance of an expertly mixed track must never be underestimated. Between the three of us, who you’ll meet below, we’ll do whatever it takes to make your beats the best they can be – in a cost-effective way. Each of us brings a unique yet indispensable skill set to the table to sharpen your sound.  That's where we come in!  

Threadbare Music

Threadbare Music is the name, and professional music creation is the game. We’re a triple-threat team of three passionate and deeply experienced musicians, guiding artists on the path to musical prosperity. Our job as a Music Production and Recording Studio is to strengthen the sound of up-and-coming independent artists. Whether you need a professional mix for an album, film, TV show, ad, podcast – you name it – we can help. While we’re serious about our work, we don’t take ourselves too seriously – recording great beats in a fun and positive atmosphere.

Nestled in the heart of Long Island City, NY, we’re just a beat away from the Court Square 7, E, G, and M Trains, the 21st St. Queensbridge F Train, the Queensboro Plaza N and W Trains, and the B32 bus from Williamsburg. Please feel free to fill out the form below so we can learn more about who you are, where you are now, where you need to be, and what it will take to get there.

Ready to face the music?

Meet the Threadbare Music team

Tom Lee

Composer, Arranger, Producer

Composer of Manhattan Film Festival’s short film winner, “Deadbeat.” Tom Lee’s journey started when he obtained his Master of Music and Music Production Degree. Today, he is an award-winning composer, songwriter, arranger, and active performer. Tom took on the role of Composer and Music Director for Offline Productions’ stagings of Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Cymbeline. Tom can also be found working as the Program Coordinator for the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College.


Justin Tricarico

Audio Engineer

Audio engineer and expert sound mixer of both classic and popular music. While this Astoria-based sound expert thrives when working on original material with gifted songwriters, his talents have been used for broadcast purposes, live performances, and even theater sound design. Justin has a Bachelor of Music degree from Queens College, where he today manages the recording studio while teaching for the Music and Production program.


Witnel Paul

Engineer, Producer

A recording and mix engineer who’s well-versed across the realms of Hip-Hop, R&B, Pop, and Gospel. Witnel Paul started out as a pro-pianist, a journey that lifted him onto various stages including The Blue Note in downtown Columbia. Witnel also worked as Musical Director on a national Hip-Hop tour. Whilst working to obtain his Bachelor’s Degree at Queens College, Witnel swiftly discovered that his passion for Audio Engineering and Production outweighed his flair for piano.

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Song Consultation


Before we record, let's get your song sounding its best. 



Let's add some instruments to your track.



Let's get it on tape. 

Recording w/ Producer


You're gonna want a second pair of ears during your recording session.  

Beat Making


Get a fresh beat for your bars. 

Music for Media

Prices vary depending on project needs.

Need original music composed for a film, commercial, podcast, or live theater production?



Drum Recording

$150 drum tech fee




$80/hr with studio drummer

Let's get those drums on tape. 




 $300/song (Projects 25+ tracks)

Fine tune your track for release. 

Discounted rates available when services are combined.  Package deals available.



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Contact Us

Please let us know if you think we can help you with your next project.

(718) 440-8797

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