Ninja Tracks | Kaveh Cohen and Michael Nielson, Owners/Composers
We tasked Jay with designing a state-of-the-art studio facility while overcoming some difficult design parameters including having two isolated control rooms side by side accessing a single ISO room. He succeeded in finding a design that worked not only aesthetically but also acoustically, resulting in two of the best sounding control rooms we’ve ever had the pleasure of working in. The precision, fidelity and translation of these rooms is truly remarkable as is the versatility, efficiency and flow of the facility. We are absolutely thrilled with the results - Jay’s design has far exceeded our expectations.
Studio 28 | Fang Riewpakorn, Owner
One of the top reasons that our guests love returning to Studio 28, is because of the premium sound produced within these walls. Jay’s work has wowed everyone both visually and sonically and has helped put Studio 28 on the international stage of World-Class Orchestral Recording. Being able to take full control sonically has allowed our engineers to be flexible when they work, accommodating any guest coming to Studio 28. Thanks Jay for creating an incredible Studio!
House of Blues Studios | Gary Belz, Owner
It has been my pleasure to know Jay Kaufman for many years. I first became acquainted with his exceptional reputation through Allen Sides, the owner of Ocean Way Recording. Jay refurbished my Encino Studio which included building a custom monitor system, and installing an API console. His work ethic is beyond reproach, and the quality of work is impeccable.
Fox Family Worldwide | Denny Densmore, SVP Technology
Jay Kaufman has consistently impressed me with his ability to satisfy me, a very discerning and demanding client. He has performed a variety of jobs for me over the years including the design and construction of a 5.1 dubbing theater and ADR stage. His ideas, technical savvy, esthetic, responsiveness and implementation have always been far beyond industry norms and even my own expectations. It is a pleasure to work with him.
The Helm | Jesse Carmichael, Owner, Keyboard/Guitarist for Maroon 5
Jay helped me achieve an accurate monitoring position in a troublesome room after some well known acousticians had given up. His solutions were elegant, aesthetically pleasing, and fit within my budget.
Home Studio and Residence | Maggie and Bill Lynch, OwnerS
We really appreciated the way you dealt with all the details we needed you to cover and still stayed so clear headed and calm. Your depth of knowledge from acoustics, to lighting, to you name it, helped simplify our lives. You included us in the final decisions while educating us in so many areas about the least expensive to the most elegant ways to proceed. We love the recording studio, the TV room, the security system, networked audio and the lighting. You rose to every challenge and were a joy to work with.Thanks a million!
Crescendo Effect | Assaf Rinde, Owner/Composer
I can honestly say I've never met an acoustician and designer as brilliant, detail-oriented, or creative as Jay Kaufman. Jay takes his work very seriously and genuinely cares about his clients and the end results of every space he designs. He helped me turn a space with a number of preexisting limitations into a top-of-the-line, mastering-grade studio using solutions that were not only creative, but stayed within my budget. After running acoustic measurements on the space, we only found a variability of about +/-5db in the final measured curves, an impossibly small margin that is hard to find in even the most acoustically perfect spaces. I can't say enough good things about Jay and his work and would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a space that looks and sounds amazing!
Kevin Manthei Music | Kevin Manthei. Composer
Working with Jay was a great experience. From the beginning of the project to the very end, Jay was helpful, informative and unbelievably knowledgeable. From the layout of my studio building, to detailed architectural acoustic plans and site visits, Jay was always there to give his insights and options. He had great ideas for ways to save money without losing quality and was able to help us process choices in regard to how it would affect the sound. He has many resources available: contractors, electricians, HVAC, upholsterers and more. Best of all, my studio sounds amazing and I couldn’t be happier. Thanks Jay!!!!
Los Olivos Recording Studios | Beto Hale, Owner
Jay Kaufman designed Los Olivos Recording Studios, my 2,000 sq. facility. He listened to me from the very beginning of the design process. I wanted a professional studio in a residential setting with very specific requirements, and the result has exceeded all my expectations. We faced many different challenges, from the location of the building to several permitting issues with the city, and Jay was right there every step of the way making sure everything went smoothly. Every single one of my clients, from TV and film producers, to classical, rock and jazz musicians have been absolutely blown away by the beauty, functionality and overall vibe of the studio. I highly recommend Jay Kaufman for any project!
Home Studio | Michael Stein, Owner
Jay has amazing ears. I can see and hear the difference when working with an expert. The years and the love for the Aural experience is apparent. His knowledge of acoustics and recording studios is mind boggling. He's like a mad scientist when tuning a room. He took the time to learn and maximize my needs on my budget. My Studio Rocks!!!
HBO Animation | Catherine Winder, Vice President
I have always enjoyed working with Jay. He is a real professional who knows how to think creatively and flexibly to solve problems and find solutions.
Musicians Institute | Monica Mancillas, Director Audio Engineering
I hired Jay to design, build and integrate the equipment for Musicians Institute’s Dubbing Stage. He built one of the most beautiful and functional rooms on our campus. He was extremely personable and easy to work with, always respectful and able to work around our unique set of limitations and time constraints, and very efficient and organized. I would highly recommend Kaufman & Associates.
Dan Alexander Audio & Coast Recorders | Dan Alexander, Owner
I have known and admired Jay Kaufman since 1979, when I met him as Director and Chief Engineer at Ocean Way Recording, a studio that, during Jay’s tenure, became widely known as the finest studio in the world. Technically, Jay Kaufman is brilliant. His exceptional technical abilities are broad in scope, encompassing all aspects of the audio, digital and film industries. His experience managing people and organizing complex business and technical situations is extensive. On a personal note, and with great confidence, I highly recommend Jay Kaufman. I have personally dealt with him on innumerable occasions. He is trustworthy, honest and completely professional.
AFM Local 47 | Rick Baptist, Vice President
We are thrilled with the work that you did on our rehearsal rooms in our new building in Burbank, Ca. The acoustics in the 7 rooms are over the top, perfect. As you know, we have 3 big band rooms that can accommodate up to 25 musicians, 2 medium size for up to 12 musicians, and 2 small rooms for up to 6 musicians. No matter which room you are in, the acoustics are perfect. I have a bunch of crabby musicians and believe me, if the rooms were not as great as they are, I would of heard it loud and clear. Thank you, Jay. You are the best.
Red Decibel Studios | Adam Watts, Owner
It’s very difficult to find an acoustician who can navigate finding that sweet-spot-blend of deep knowledge, experience, humanity and good taste. Not to mention his agility when working within a budget! Jay Kaufman naturally brings all of those things to the table, as if it’s easy. When I finally was able to build the studio of my dreams, Jay helped make it all a reality. We’ve worked on multiple projects together now and each time, his ability to roll with the quirks and realities of each project made the process that much easier. My rooms sound epic and the sounds made in this studio have been heard on tens of millions of albums sold worldwide. Thank you, Jay!
Voice Over There | Amir Soleimani, President
I hired Kaufman & Associates to design Voice Over There's mobile ADR trailer. The project, being a prototype, had many unique challenges which were met with enthusiasm and the final outcome is spectacular. They exceeded all of my expectations and then some. The "prototype" has been a big hit at Paramount studios and has received rave reviews about its acoustics, sound isolation and ergonomics.
Studiopolis, Inc. | Jamie Simone, President
Jay is great to work with and extremely patient! He is always willing to listen to my ideas. After digesting all of the information he consistently comes up with exceptional suggestions that add so much to the project. I am always impressed with his technical acumen, attention to detail, and creative solutions to difficult problems. His most recent project for Studiopolis was the design of our new 6000 square foot facility in Burbank. We couldn’t be happier with the finished product and our clients agree.