Range Recording Studios

 

Aaron Levinson – Studio Owner/Producer

Aaron Levinson, aka the Kosherican, aka Ace, is a veteran record label owner and multi Grammy-winning producer, a record collector and audiophile with extensive historical knowledge of recorded music. He is featured in the book Dust and Grooves, an insight into vinyl record collectors all-over the world.

Levinson is an ASCAP-affiliated songwriter and publisher and has an international co-publishing agreement with Evergreen Music for his musical compositions in 43 countries around the world. He has produced and/or released dozens of albums and has worked with major artists such as Ahmir Thompson, Pat Martino, Ruben Blades, Chucho Valdez, Taj Mahal, and Little Jimmy Scott.

Levinson’s affinity for salsa music inspired him to found the Spanish Harlem Orchestra in 2001. In 2003, Aaron produced the score for the Cinemax documentary “How Do You Spell Murder?” directed by Oscar-winning directors Alan and Susan Raymond.

Aaron is an active member of the academic community, teaching concurrently at the Temple University Annenberg School of Media and Communication as well as the MBET program at University of the Arts.

Awards/Honors:

2005 Grammy Winner: Salsa Album of the Year
2004 Grammy Nominee: Salsa Album of the Year
2003 Grammy Nominee: Salsa Album of the Year
2003 Billboard Award Winner: New Salsa Artist of the Year
2001 Latin Grammy Award Nominee: Traditional Tropical Album

Aaron’s Wiki


Will Maher – Studio Manager/Engineer

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Will is the Studio Manager here at Range. A graduate of Temple University’s Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Mass Media program, Will spent his college years studying audio engineering and the music industry. A gigging musician and songwriter himself, Will understands what it means to be an active part of the Philly music scene. By drawing upon that understanding and experience, Will can help you to determine your project’s unique needs.


Dave Pettit – Chief Engineer

Dave Pettit is a Philadelphia based music producer/engineer. He is one half of the production duo, Money Fame & Love. He produces, song writes, and engineers for Atlantic Records, BOK Publishing, and Peacebisquit Ent. Dave also produces the Philly Pop-Soul group, Cheap Seats. In addition to his work in pop/rock music, Dave also works in classical. Having been the Assistant Audio Producer at the Philadelphia Orchestra, Dave has recorded hundreds of classical records including albums for the Westminster Choir, American Boy Choir, as well as New York Polyphony’s Billboard and iTunes top ten album, Tudor City.


Kevin DeYoe – Engineer/Technical Engineer

Kevin DeYoe is a multi-disciplinary technologist, troubleshooter, and musician who has a broad range of experience throughout the theatrical, installation, manufacturing, studio, and corporate event industries. He has worked in venues as small as private churches and as large as Radio City Music Hall, recording or working on the crew for artists such as John Oates, Pete Seeger, Paul McCartney, Ne-Yo, and John Legend. In addition to Range, Kevin spends his time at the Temple Performing Arts Center (Temple University), and working live performance and corporate events throughout Philadelphia and New York City. More info at audeyoe.com.

Andrew Swan – Engineer

Andrew Swan is Range’s rock specialist and in-house ninja. When he isn’t engineering sessions or gigging around Philadelphia, he is lurking in the shadows, presumably in wait for a worthy opponent to duel ninjatō with.

BJ Cantlupe – Engineer/Musical Director

BJ Cantlupe is a multi-instrumentalist, composer/arranger, and engineer. He has an MM in Studio Jazz Writing from University of Miami and BM in Jazz Performance from Temple University. In the last two years, BJ earned production credits for a PBS special performance including Chick Corea and Bobby McFerrin, recorded video for the promo George Benson’s latest album release, and wrote and conducted an arrangement for Bruce Hornsby and big band. He was the go-to audio engineer for jazz recording/post production while at UM and was lead engineer/mastering engineer for a holiday album that the Jazz Department released independently in 2013. Need horn/string arrangements or rhythm lead sheets for a project, or just an extra set of super-ears? Our musical director is here for that and more. www.bjcantlupemusic.com

Rich Myers – Studio Founder

Rich Myers has a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and is a lawyer by trade. He spent his first 8-1/2 years of practice as an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia, as he calls it, being a “professional good guy.” Since leaving the DA’s office, he has concentrated on civil practice. Rich is a musician, who also played in the rock band “Living Proof.”


Dan Leider – Studio Founder

Dan Leider holds a B.S degree in Business Administration from Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, where he majored in Marketing. He co-founded Communicate-Direct, which was a full service music management and direct mail promotions company. In addition to the many nightclubs and bands that Dan represented, one band named Jellyroll developed into one of the most popular local “party bands” of the 1980s. Bands that he has managed have opened for Leon Russell, Joe Cocker, Savoy Brown, Roomful of Blues, The Night Hawks and many others. Dan has performed with members of the original Blues Brothers Band from Saturday Night Live, as well as many other well-known artists. He played in the rock band “Living Proof.”