Recording and Audio Post-Production Studio in Brooklyn, NY
The Pillbox is a music production and audio post-production studio located in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. It is owned and operated by musician and audio engineer Josh Pillbox. Josh began his recording career interning for James Sabella at Sabella Studios and Tony Maserati and Chung King Studios while studying music at Washington University in St. Louis.
After falling in love with the recording process in 2005, Josh took out student loans to finance his first recording studio, Angry Lamb Studios, in St. Louis. Over the last 13 years, Josh’s recording studio has grown into The Pillbox and expanded from a one-man operation into a studio with a staff of incredible engineers.
The Pillbox is equipped with top of the line audio gear and has worked with some incredible clients including: TNA Wrestling; The Judge John Hodgman Podcast; and eOne Records to name but a few. We have professional experience in all areas of recording. Whether you are a solo artist or band, a talented voice actor looking to record an audiobook, or a production company looking for sound design or ADR, The Pillbox is where you want to be.
Working at The Pillbox is as productive as it is comfortable. Our lounge area features an over-sized couch, coffee table, 100mbps Wi-Fi, and a HUGE video game collection that ranges from Nintendo NES to PS4.
The Pillbox thrives today, having been born from humble beginnings.
Josh Pillbox the intern
Angry Lamb Studios in Full Swing
JOSH PILLBOX THE INTERN
DORM ROOM STUDIO SESSIONS
Angry Lamb Studios in Full Swing
The Pillbox is Born
At The Pillbox we understand that the expertise of the audio engineers and producers working on a project is as important as the quality of the audio equipment at the studio.
He began his recording career interning with James Sabella at Sabella Studios and Tony Maserati and Chung King Studios while studying music at Washington University in St. Louis. While an undergraduate, he took out student loans to finance his first recording studio that moved from his dorm room to an off-campus house in St. Louis. 13 years later, his studio is now in beautiful Fort Greene in Brooklyn, NY.
In addition to running The Pillbox, Josh is also a staff engineer at BMG Music Publishing and a successful bass player.
Josh is also an avid gamer with a collection of over 15 vintage and modern video game consoles and over 300 video games.
McCusker has engineered for hundreds of artists in various genres. His engineering credits include Nickleback, Chronixx, Estelle, David Duchovny, David Tenant, DJ Cassidy, Melo-X, Scott Harris, and Suboi.
In addition to engineering, McCusker is a songwriter, composer, session guitarist, and guitar instructor.
When he isn’t playing or creating music, you’ll probably find him listening to a podcast, reading something, running a long distance, or cooking some meats and veggies.
He has shared the studio and the stage with Tom Morello from Rage Against The Machine, 311, A Tribe Called Quest, DAS Efx, Kool Keith, Dead Prez, Linkin Park, Fishbone, Rise Against, Slightly Stoopid, Black Keys, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Erykah Badu, Robert Glasper, Mike Posner, and more.
His songs have been on MTV, ABC, AMC, NBA 2K Video Game that sold 5 million copies, & Major Motion Pictures.
Most recently his song “Genuine” was in Spike Lee’s “She’s Gotta Have It” on Netflix.
He is a record producer & engineer, multi-instrumentalist, music video director & editor, and artistic visionary.
He has worked with voiceover talent and musical artists across a variety of genres including: rock; metal; punk; indie; and hip-hop. Harun’s experience has given him the keen ear and attention to detail necessary to bring the most out of any project.
In addition to being a fantastic audio engineer, Harun is also a successful digital marketer. Projects he has worked on have garnered hundreds of thousands of views on social media.
A prominent figure on the local scene, Harun’s work has been featured across outlets including The Village Voice and Heavy New York and his music can be found in rotation on stations like WSOU-Seton Hall’s Pirate Radio and WUSB.
As a graduate of Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, Natalia was engaged in both the performing arts – playing trumpet, bass, and keyboard – and the in-depth study of music theory. She then studied marketing and music management at William Paterson University, graduating cum laude.
Natalia has also interned at Grand Pro-Mo, an independent radio promotions and tour marketing company, where she promoted artists via the company’s affiliate radio stations.
She is a life-long resident of Brooklyn and is currently studying at the Recording Engineers Institute to earn her certification in audio engineering.