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June 19, 2014

Studio seeks to bring music to Middlefield Center

A music recording studio has opened in Middlefield Center, and its proprietor has spared no expense in its construction.

Pete Sillaro is a music industry veteran, who moved to Middlefield Center to be near his brother and raise his two children, who are now 12 and 13 respectively.

“Music has always been a part of me,” said Sillaro.

A sound engineer, bass player and former set musician, with most of his professional experience having been accumulated on the west coast, Sillaro resolved to devote himself full-time to opening a recording studio in Middlefield Center last year. Now, after Sillaro invested significant time and money putting it together, PSE Recording Studios is open for business.

“It took quite a bit of time to do it, but thank god it’s finally done,” said Sillaro.

Sillaro constructed the studio himself, converting the former auto repair shop next to his home, which he had used as a motorcycle repair shop previously, into a space designed to enhance sound and acoustics.

“This is actually the fifth studio that I built,” said Sillaro.

Previous to building PSE Recording Studios, Sillaro constructed two studios in L.A. for employers, a studio for himself downstate where he taught music, and a studio in the basement in his house in Middlefield Center, which he also use for teaching.

Working with Sillaro as a production assistant is John Zov, a songwriter and musician who started recording in 1974, has worked extensively in Nashville, Florida and Los Angeles, and has played at the Otesaga Hotel and Resort for the last three years. Zov is also a 2008 graduate of the SAE Institute in Nashville and owns his own music publishing company, Quip.

Zov learned about Sillaro through a mutual friend and, after seeing what Sillaro was working on, contacted Angus Mackie, the music director of the Otesaga. Zov said that both he and Mackie were very impressed.

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