Hamptons Magazine: 8 Most Influential Local Music Stars | August 2014
Cynthia realized the Hamptons was ideal for working, not just relaxing. The two-time Grammy-winning recording engineer and producer, who has been enjoying the oceanside views here since 1988 and has lived here since 1998, says it became clear to her that she needed a studio similar to the ones she was accustomed to using in Manhattan.
Pulse Magazine: Sound Space: The Music Studio as Collaborator | September 2014
Architecturally stunning, MonkMusic Studios provides both state-of-the-art technology and an East Hampton anonymity that has attracted everyone from Paul McCartney and Beyoncé to local favorite Joe Delia. Cynthia Daniels, an affable and articulate Grammy winner (soundtrack for The Producers Broadway production, for one) simultaneously wears the hats of owner, producer and recording engineer.
Mix Magazine Cover Story: Cynthia Daniels and MonkMusic: A Versatile Space for a Versatile Producer | August 2013
Cynthia Daniels talks fast. She answers questions in an elliptical but always focused manner, returning to the core answer at the precise moment you think a tangent is coming. You get the sense that for her multitasking is a way of life, and you have the confidence that she can get any and all jobs done, on time and under budget. She was born with an Extra Ambition gene; in many ways, she is the prototypical New Yorker.
27 East.com: Cynthia Daniels Takes Her Music Career To The Next Level | May 2013
Cynthia Daniels got a late start this past Sunday morning. At 8 a.m., instead of her usual 6 a.m., she scarfed down a banana, cracked open a bottle of water and jumped into her state-of-the-art, East Hampton-based recording studio to work on her latest project.
The New York Times: Enjoying a Well-Rounded Career in Music | April 2013
Cynthia Daniels, a Grammy-winning recording engineer and producer, has amassed a long list of famous clients: Beyoncé, Sarah Jessica Parker and Alec Baldwin, to name a few. But these days she is also immersed in a project that focuses not on boldface names but on promising, lesser-known ones. She recently started her own label, MonkMusic Records, whose debut album, "YoungBlood," is by an emerging East End rock band, InCircles.
The East Hampton Star: MonkMusic
Launches Label | March 2013
On Friday, March 15, at 7 p.m., Ms. Daniels's career will enter a new realm with a party to launch MonkMusic Records, a new music label. "YoungBlood," a full-length album by the Long Island band InCircles, is the label's inaugural release, an in-house project that is likely to reach far beyond the studio walls within which it was created.
Dan's Hamptons: Excellence and Creativity at MonkMusic in East Hampton | March 2013
Cynthia Daniels, the record producer and sound engineer behind MonkMusic Studios in East Hampton, has a lot going on. She recently finished mixing the Broadway cast recording of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, she is completing work on the recorded accompaniment to Annie Reinking's dance piece A Light in the Dark, with music by Bruce Wolosoff, and her new record label is issuing its first release next week.
2012 TEC Award
Grammy- winning engineer Cynthia Daniels added a sophisticated new 650 sq. ft. MonkMusic recording studio to her East Hampton home. 'Local' clients like Paul McCartney and Alec Baldwin required superb acoustics and elegant aesthetics. To meet these goals, Daniels called Walters-Storyk Design Group architect/ acoustician John Storyk and interior design partner Beth Walters.
Pro Sound News: Finding Inspiration in The Hamptons: MonkMusic By Jacques Sonyieux | July 26, 2012
Multi-Grammy winning engineer and studio veteran Cynthia Daniels is exactly where she wants to be in her career trajectory — recording celebrities and top-tier music clientele in MonkMusic — her brand new John Storyk designed recording studio in East Hampton, New York. In case you've never heard of it, East Hampton is one of America's chic seaside treasures — a geography known for its rich American history and its breathtaking natural beauty.
Sonic Scoop: The Hamptons — Now with World Class Sound: MonkMusic Elevates East End Recording by David Weiss | January 15, 2012
Cynthia Daniels was surrounded by foam. But when the natural beauty of the famed Hamptons – and the surprisingly abundant audio needs of its equally famed residents – are beckoning, this is not a good thing.
The East Hampton Star: MonkMusic, Sequestered in Northwest
by Jennifer Landes | December 1, 2011
Cynthia Daniels has a voice meant for radio. Low in timbre, rich and melodic, it soothes the ears like warm buttered rum. Her radio shows, "MonkMusic Radio" and "On the Air at Crossroads," showcase East End musicians playing and talking about their music.
Dan's Hamptons: A Recording Studio Deep in the Woods
by T.J. Clemente | August 18, 2011
Great news! Cynthia Daniels, the renowned Grammy- and Emmy-winning recording engineer, has a new cutting-edge recording studio, Monk Music, up and running. The ambitious project by Architect Jon Storyk (of New York's Electric Lady Studios fame) is now complete, and world-class recording and mixing is now available on the East End of Long Island.
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