Nu House Studios is located in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, minutes outside of Worcester and less than an hour from both Boston and Providence.

While officially established in 2020, we (Aki McCullough & James Goldmann) have written, produced and engineered music together for more than 12 years.

Our services include remote and in-person engineering, production, mixing, and mastering, and we specialize in remote session drumming for all genres.

Our aim is to create a safe and comfortable space for all local musicians to create the best version of their art.

We especially wish to create a safe space for queer musicians and musicians of color, who are severely underrepresented and need their voices amplified.

In an industry dominated primarily by cisgendered, straight, white men, our studio is co-owned by a trans woman.

We are acutely aware of the struggle queer, POC and trans musicians encounter in our scenes, and strive help alleviate it any way we can.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, studios are adjusting the way they operate, and we are no exception.

We place a special emphasis on safety while still providing a personalized experience for every artist, whether remote or in-person.

Our live room is completely isolated with a separate entrance and is sanitized between each session with a minimum 24 hour break between projects.

For session work, or if other members of your band would like to join us remotely, we offer direct audio streaming via Zoom.

For a more specific outline of our COVID-19 safety practices, please refer to our booking & rates page.

Our main facilities include:

  • An acoustically treated live room with Pearl MCX Masters drums, Sabian Artisan cymbals, and top-of-the-line Tama & DW hardware.       

  • Pro Tools HDX, Antelope Audio's Orion Studio Synergy Core, and 16 channels of Focusrite preamps, for a total of 28 channels.       

  • A large collection of analog rack gear, tube amplifiers, cabinets, instruments, pedals and more - see our full equipment list below.       

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Antelope Audio Studio Synergy Core Thunderbolt 3 Interface

Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 (2nd Gen)

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (3rd Gen)

Focusrite Saffire Pro 40

Apogee Duet

Warm Audio WA273-EQ 2-Channel Mic Preamp & EQ

Warm Audio WA-2A Tube Optical Compressor

ART Pro VLA II 2-Channel Tube Compressor

Lexicon MX200 Dual Reverb Effects Processor

Yamaha SPX90 Multi-Effects Processor

Tascam Model 24 Mixing Board


Avid Pro Tools

Cubase Pro 8.5

Ableton Live 10 Standard

Antelope Audio Synergy FX

Native Instruments Komplete 10 Ultimate

iZotope Ozone 9 Advanced

Waves Gold

Waves JJP Bass

Waves JJP Drums

Slate Virtual Mix Rack

Celemony Melodyne 5 Assistant


AEA R84 Passive Ribbon

AKG D112 MKII Cardioid Dynamic

AKG P220 Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser

Blue Baby Bottle SL Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser

Blue enCORE 200 Active Cardioid Dynamic

EV ND44 Cardioid Dynamic (3x)

EV ND46 Supercardioid Dynamic (2x)

EV ND68 Supercardioid Dynamic

Heil Sound PR-40 Cardioid Dynamic

Rode NT5 Small-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser (2x)

Samson CO2 Small-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser (2x)

Sennheiser e609 Supercardioid Dynamic

Sennheiser MD421-II Cardioid Dynamic

Shure Beta-57A Supercardioid Dynamic

Shure Model 450 Vintage Omnidirectional Paging Dynamic

Shure SM7B Cardioid Dynamic

Solomon SubKick LoFReQ Sub

Warm Audio WA87 R2 Large-Diaphragm Condenser


Intel i9-9900k Coffee Lake 8-Core 3.6ghz Processor

64GB G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 RAM

GIGABYTE Z390 Designare Thunderbolt 3 Motherboard

2TB Western Digital Black NVMe M.2 SSD (2x)

2TB Western Digital Blue SATA III SSD



Focal Alpha 65 6.5" Active Studio Monitors

Avantone Pro Mixcubes 5.25" Active Studio Monitors

Sterling MX3 3" Active Studio Monitors

Bose Soundbar 700 + Bass Module 500

Harbinger VARI V2312 Powered PA Speakers

Audio-Technica M50X Studio Headphones

Beyerdynamic DT 770 80 Ohm Studio Headphones

Vic Firth SIH2 Isolation Headphones

Radial ProDI Passive Direct Box

Behringer GI100 Ultra-G Direct Box


Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe (2001)

Fender Special Edition Custom FMT Telecaster (2014)

Fender Standard Jazzmaster HH (2018)

G&L ASAT Classic Thinline Semi-Hollow Telecaster

Ibanez RGA462FM w/ Valhalla Pickups (2009)

Agile Scepter 7-string (2013)

PRS SE Angelus A30E (2016)

Takamine G Series GJ72CE (2013)

Juan El Caeula Hand-Made Classical Guitar (2019)

Concovarte Etude 141E

Fender MIM P-Bass (2019)

Schecter C4 Apocalypse EX (2019)

Peavey T-40 (1982)

Squier Bass VI (2015)


Peavey 6505+ 120W 2-Channel Tube Amplifier

Vox Night Train G2 50W Tube Amplifier

Orange Micro Dark 20W Tube Hybrid Amplifier

Darkglass Microtubes 900 v2 Bass Amplifier

Roland Jazz Chorus 120 2 x 12" Combo Amplifier

Fender Super Champ x2 1 x 10" Combo Amplifier

Mesa Boogie 4 x 12" Guitar Cabinet

Paul & Vaos 1 x 12" / 1 x 15" Guitar Cabinet

Ampeg 410HLF 4 x 10" Bass Cabinet

Ampeg 1 x 15" Bass Cabinet (Eminence Speaker)


Boss CH-1 Super Chorus

Boss DD-3 Digital Delay

Boss HM-2 Heavy Metal Distortion

Boss LS-2 Line Selector

Boss RC-30 Loop Station

Boss TU-3w Waza Craft Tuner

Boss VE-1 Vocal Echo

Deadbeat Sound Thank You Distortion & Sustain

Digitech BP80 Bass Multi-Effects Processor

Dunlop DVP4 Volume (X) Mini Volume Pedal (2x)

Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi Fuzz

Electro-Harmonix Freeze Sound Retainer

Electro-Harmonix Pitch Fork Polyphonic Pitch Shifter

Electro-Harmonix XO Stereo Memory Man w/ Hazarai Delay

Electronic Audio Experiments Longsword v2 Overdrive Fuzz

Fender Reflecting Pool Delay & Reverb

Fuzzrocious Cat King Dual Distortion

MXR M234 Analog Chorus

MXR M303 Clone Looper (2x)

Pigtronix Philosopher's Tone Micro Compressor

Pyle-Pro PPDLSM Super Metal Distortion

Strymon blueSky Reverberator

TC Electronic Brainwaves Pitch Shifter

TC Electronic Ditto Looper

TC Electronic Polytune Noir Mini 3 Tuner

TC Helicon VoiceTone Single T1 Adaptive Tone & Dynamics

Xotic BB Preamp Overdrive

Xotic EP Booster Mini Boost


6-Piece Pearl Masters Studio 6-ply Birch Shell Kit

( 7" x 8" / 8" x 10" / 9" x 12" / 11" x 14" / 13" x 16" / 18" x 22" )

5" x 14" Pearl Masters Studio 6-ply Birch Snare

4-Piece Pearl MCX Masters 6-ply Maple Shell Kit

( 8" x 10" / 9" x 12" / 16" x 16" / 18" x 22" )

6.5" x 14" Pearl MCX Masters 6-ply Maple Snare

5.5" x 14" Pearl Sensitone Steel Snare

4" x 13" Mapex Steel Piccolo Snare

Sabian 14" AAX X-celerator Hi-Hats

Sabian 19" & 20" Artisan Crashes

Sabian 22" Artisan Medium Ride

Sabian 19" AA Holy China

Sabian 10" & 12" HHX Evolution Splashes

Meinl 16" Byzance Trash Crash

Meinl 20" Byzance Thin Crash

Meinl 20" Byzance Medium Crash

Meinl 22" Byzance Medium Jazz Ridc

Meinl 16" Byzance Dual China

Zildjian 10" Trashformer Splash

Agazijarian 16" China


Pearl Redline Eliminator Double Bass Pedal

DW 9500TB 2-Leg Hi-Hat Stand

Roc-n-Soc Nitro Pneumatic Drum Throne

DW, Pearl & Tama Stands & Mounts

PDP Two-Sided Drum Rack

Schlagwerk ))) X-One Cajon

Meinl Box-Style Bongos

Meinl Sand Shaker (2x)

Meinl Cabasa

Meinl Recording-Combo 2-Row Wood Tambourine

Meinl Castanets (2x)

Meinl Large Rainstick

Remo 16" Buffalo Drum

Baja Cowbell (3x)

LP Aspire Claves

LP Sleigh Bells

LP Vibra-Slap II

Toca TSPS Seed Pod Shaker


Roland RD2000 Digital Stage Piano

Korg MS-20 Mini Analog Monophonic Synthesizer

Korg Minilogue Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer

Roland SPD-SX Percussion Sampling Pad

Arturia KeyLab Essential 49 Midi Keyboard

Akai Professional APC40 MKII Ableton Live Controller


Andreas Eastman Bb Trumpet

Challenger Antique Bb Trumpet

Allora ATB-450 Vienna Series Trombone

Custom 4/4 Violin (Aubert Bridge)

Savannah SF-100 F-Style Mandolin

International Music Corporation Hammered Dulcimer

Smith-Corona Model 3L Electric Typewriter

Otomatone Deluxe Neo-Electronic Synthesizer


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