Southeast

The Hit Factory Criteria Studios

  • 1755 NE 149 Street
  • Miami Florida 33181
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The Scoop

Founded in 1958, Criteria Recording Studios was purchased by The Hit Factory in January of 1999. The facility then underwent massive renovations while continuing to operate. Today the facility boasts Six main rooms as well as additional project spaces.

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Clients/Credits: 10000 Maniacs,112, ABBA, Aerosmith,Beyonce, BB King,Cat Power, 2 Live Crew,BeanieMan,Cat Stevens,The Bee Gees, Celine Dion, AC/DC,The Bellamy Brothers, Charred Walls of the Damned,Ace Hood,Benny Goodman,Chayanne,Aftermads,Cheryl Lynn,Ahmad Belvin,Basilio,Cassie,Bill Wyman,Chic,Ahmad Jamal,Billy Ray Martin,Chingy,Akon,Birdman,Chris Brown, Al Dimeola,Black Oak Arkansas,Chris Cornell,Alejando Sanz,Blood Sweat & Tears,Christian Castro,Alejandro Fernandez,Blu Cantrell,Christina Aguilera,Alice Cooper,Blue,Chuck Berry,Alicia Keys,ob Dylan,Ciara, The Allman Brothers Band,Bob Marley,Clipse,Bob Seger, Cobra Starship,Alterbridge,Bobbi Gentry, Coldplay,Amanda Marshall,Bobby Caldwell,Collective Soul, America,Bobby Rydell,Comateens,Andy Gibb, Bobby Vinton,Count Bassie Orchestra,Anya,Bobby Whitlock,Daddy Yankee,Aretha Franklin,Bon Jovi, Damian Marley,Art Garfunkel,Bootsy Collins,Dan Fogelburg,Art In America,Bow Wow,Danger Danger, Arturo Sandoval,Brandy,Danity Kane,Ashanti Britney Spears,Dashboard Confessional,Ashley Ballard,Brownsville Station,Dave Brubeck, Bubba Sparxxx,Dave Crawford,Ashley Simpson,David Bowie,Asia Cruz,Buddy Miles,David Coverdale, Attitude,Bus Boys,David Sanborn,Average White Band,Bush,Day 26,Azul Azul,Busta Rhymes,Debbie Gibson,B.O.B,Cameo,Debbie Reynolds,Backstreet Boys,Camilo Sesto,Delany & Bonnie,Barry Beckett, Capone & Noreaga,Delray String Quartet,Barry Blue, Cappadonna,Derek & The Dominoes, Barry Manilow, Carlos Ponce,Detail,Carlos Vives,Dickie Betts & Great Southern,Carmen MC Crae, Cash Money,Dany Brillant,Haddaway,Katy Perry,David Guetta,Hanson,KC & The Sunshine Band,Diego Torres,Harry & Tom Chapin,Keith Emerson,Dion, Henry Paul Band,Kelly Clarkson,Dirtbag,Hezekiah Walker,Kelly Rowland,Dixie Flyers,H-Town Kenny Loggins,DMX,Keri Hilson,Doctor John,Ian Drury,Kevin Rudolf,Donna Summer,Iggy Pop, Dr. Dre,Ike & Tina Turner,KIX,Drake,Imogen Heap,KrayzieBone,Duke Ellington,Iron Butterfly,Ky - Mani Marley,E40,Iron Maiden,Lamont Cranston,Eddie Money,J. Cole,Lauryn Hill,Eddie Murphy,Ja Rule,Lee Carr,El Trio De Hoy,Jackie Gleason,Lemar,Elio Roca,Jaco Pastorious,Lenny Kravitz,Elvin Bishop, Jada Kiss, Leon Russell,Emmanuel,Jae Millz,Levert,Emmylou Harris,Jagged Edge Lil Jon, Englebert Humperdink,James Brown,Lil Kim,Enrique Iglesias, James Gang,Lil Mama,Eric Clapton,Jamie Foxx,Lil Twist,Esmee,Janet Jackson,Lil Wayne, Esther Phillips,Jason Derulo,Limp Bizkit,Eve,Jay Sean,Lionel Richie,Extreme,Jay Z,Little Richard, Fantasia,Jeff Buckley,Fat Joe,Jennifer Lopez,Loon, Fergie,Jerry Garcia,Ludacris,Firefall,Jesse McCartney, LULU,Fleetwood Mac,Jessica Simpson, Madness,Flipsyde,Jet,Madonna,Flo Rida,Jimmy Buffet,Making The Band,Florent Pagny,Jimmy Johnson,Man O' War,Foreigner,Jimmy Page,Mariah Carey,Frankie & The K.O.'s,Jimmy Witherspoon, Mario,Freddie King,Joan Jett,Mark Colby,Freesol,Joe Cocker,Marshall Tucker Band,Joe & Nick Jonas,Martika Game,Joe Walsh,Matisse,Gang Of Four,John Cougar Mellencamp,Meatloaf,George Benson,John Denver, Melanie,George Clinton & P-Funk Allstars,John Lee Hooker, Mellow J, George Mc Crae,John Legend,Menudo George Thurston,John Parr,Metallica,Ghostface Killah,Johnny Winter,MIA,Giant,Jon Secada,Miami Sound Machine,Godsmack,Jose Luis Rodriguez,Michael Bolton,Grace Slick,Journey,Michael Jackson,Graham Nash,Juan Luis Guerra,Michael Sardou,Grand Funk Railroad,Judas Priest,Michelle Branch,Grateful Dead,Judy Mowet,Mike Pinera,Gregg & Duane Allman,Julian Marley,Missy Elliott,Gucci Mane, Julio Iglesias,Mitch Miller,Gym Class Heroes,Justin Guarini,Mitch Ryder,Justin Timberlake,Juvenile, Kat Deluna,Monty Alexander,Robin Trower,Toni Braxton Mother's Finest,Rocco,Too Short,,Mothers of Invention,Rod Stewart,T-Pain,Mutiny,Rolling Stones,Tracy Lawrence,Mya,Rossington Collins Band,Travie McCoy,Mystikal,Roswell,Trey Songz N Sync,Roy Halee,Trick Daddy,NAS,Ryan Leslie Trigo Limpio,Natasha Bedingfield,RZA,Trina,Nate Dogg,Sam & Dave,Two Pistols,Two Chains,Nayer,Sam The Sham,Tyrese,Neil Young, Sean Garrett,Ultravox, Nelly,Sean P.Diddy Combs,Usher,Nelly Furtado,Sean Paul,Vanessa Williams,NERD,Shakira,Vanilla Fudge, Ne-Yo,Siedah Garrett,Veronica,,Nick Lachey,Sieko, Vikki Carr,Nicole Scherzinger,Six Feet Under,Wale Niteflyte,Slaughter,Warrant,No Mercy,Snoop Dog,Was Not Was,Nuclear Valdez,So Shy,Wayne Cochran,Ohio Players,Soda Stereo,Whitney Houston,Oingo Bongo, Solange Knowles,Wyld, Olga Guillot,Spice Girls, Wilson Pickett,Olga Tañon,Status Quo,Wishbone Ash, One Republic,Stephen Marley,Wylef Jean & Jerry Wonda,,Pablo Cruise,Steve Miller Band,Yea Yeah Yeahs Paloma Faith,Stevie Nicks,Yngwie Malmsteen,Patti Austin,Supremes,Young Cash,Peter Tosh,Taj Majal Young Jeezy,Petula Clark,Takanaka,Young Stef Phil Gernhart,Tay Dizm,Ziggy Marley, Phyllis ,Hyman,Tech 9ine,Pierre Jaubert,Ted Nugent,Pitbull, The Band,Placido Domingo,The Beach Boys,Play - N - Skillz,The Chamber Brothers,Pleasure P,TheCovergirls Plies,The Eagles,Prince Royce,The Ink Spots Procol Harum,The Neptunes,Pure Prairie League,The Outlaws,Pussycat Dolls,The Police,Queen Latifah,The Rascals,R.E.M,The Scorpions,Rachael Sweet,The Wailers,Raekwon,Third World,Rare Earth,T.I.,Regina Belle,Tiempo Libre,REO Speedwagon,Timabland, Ricardo Arjona,Tina Parol,Richie Havens,TLC,Richie Sambora,Toby Keith,Rick Derringer,Todd Rundgren Rick James,Tommy Dorsey,Rick Ross,Tommy Torres Ricky Martin,Rihanna,Robin Thicke...
Special Features: Hundreds of Gold, Platinum and Diamond Awards in all genres. We're in our sixth decade of providing unparalleled service and sonic integrity.

SPECS

Consoles, DAWs, Tape Machines: (2) SSL9096J, SSL9080J, Restored Vintage NEVE 8078, SSL DUALITY, SSL AWS900, (6) STUDER A827'S, (2) AMPEX ATR102 1/2",1/4" & 1"
Outboard Gear: you name it...
Microphones: Our outstanding mic collection includes offerings from: Akg, Altec, Audio Technica, Beyer, B&K, Crown, Crown, Earthworks, Electrovoice, Fender, Manley, Neuman, PML, RCA Scheops, Sennheiser, Shure, Sony, Sound Deluxe, Telefunken, Wharenbrock, Yamaha
Monitoring: Our Main monitoring features George Augspurger designed custom 2 x 16 cabinets. Studios A & F sport soffit mounted 5.1 main monitoring incorporating Matt Dobson Custom designed 18" Sub Woofers featuring AURA components. We also have a wide array of nearfields availabel from: Yamaha, KRK, Genelec, Auratone among others... Feel free to give us a call 305-947-5611 or 212-664-1000
Software: listing in progress. feel free to give us a call 305-947-5611 or 212-664-1000
Instruments & Amps: Two (2) Yamaha C-7 Pianos as well as a Yamaha 9' Concert Grand and a Baldwin Upright.