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Local Conneticut Recording Studio Owned and Operated by UNH Alumn

Glenn Rohrbacker

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Resonant Studios is a recording studio located in Waterbury, Conn. and is owned and operated by Brandon Olsen and Spencer Duffany, both Connecticut natives.

Brandon Olsen and Spencer Duffany with studio manager Kate Lizotte (Photo provided by Kate Lizote)

Brandon Olsen and Spencer Duffany with studio manager Kate Lizotte
(Photo provided by Kate Lizote)

The pair met while working at Guitar Center and decided to quit their jobs and fulfill a mutual dream of theirs: to open a recording studio.

Being a University of New Haven graduate, Olsen credits his time at UNH for his beginning.

“The Music and Sound Recording program gave me a great start. UNH gave me a huge step up; you learn how to work an actual board, checking signal flow and those things you can’t learn on YouTube.”

When asked about why he wanted to get into the business Olsen said, “The whole thing about music is that it is meant to be shared, and the cool thing about us as engineers kind of there for them can create some really magical things. So opening this studio was kind of having our dreams fulfilled while making other people’s dreams come true at the same time.”

The duo believes that creativity is the most important skillset to have in the business, Duffany adding, “Musicians may come in and you’re thinking about how their song could be better and then it’s a reward for them and a reward for other people. And I think that comes from not having a lot of formal training, I’m just thinking about how to make the music good.”

Olsen added, “I think that being a people person is one of the greatest tools that you can have because you’re constantly meeting all different types of people.”

Resonant Studios has experience recording all different types of music, from hand percussion to pop to hip-hop to metal. Their facilities are brand new, having been around for only a few years and they do their best to make the studio feel comfortable for artists and anyone who comes in. “You just feel right at home here, we’ve had countless clients say ‘Can we just live here?’ and Brandon and I feel the same way,” Duffany added.

Since Olsen and Duffany came from different backgrounds, their advice to current Music & Sound Recording majors at UNH would be “just to keep going. Whatever route you want to go, you have to show clients that you’re passionate about what they’re doing. Also, just being able to talk to someone and connect with them, they’ll remember you.” Duffany added, “don’t get caught up in all the gear. Do the job because of what it is. It’s music.”

Resonant Studio is owned and operated by Brandon Olsen and Spencer Duffany (Photo provided by Kate Lizote)

Resonant Studio is owned and operated by Brandon Olsen and Spencer Duffany
(Photo provided by Kate Lizote)

Resonant Studios is a beautiful facility with a great staff, all there to share their love of music with their clients. The studio is currently doing a deal where college students get 15 percent off of their recording fee, in order to encourage students to fulfill their dreams as much as possible.

Olsen and Duffany welcome all genres of music and are creating success in a tough business. You can find more information on the studio and staff at www.resonantstudiosct.com.

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  1. Gail St.Mary on November 3rd, 2015 12:55 pm

    Proud of you guys. Keep up the great work. Maybe some day I will be invited for a tour lol.

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