About Horizon Music Group
New Haven Music Recording Studio
Welcome to Horizon Music Group. For thirty years a force in music recording and production in New England, Modeled on classic American studios like Muscle Shoals and Motown. An oasis where full bands can play together in s great sounding room as well as use more recent computer based methods. We specialize in Rock, Blues, Gospel and Americana in our Studio A, and R and B and Hip Hop in Studio B.
Our rooms are a blend of great analog front end . powerful computer workstations and excellent acoustic spaces, excellent monitoring, comfortable and friendly atmosphere, and people whose experience spans all tasks in the modern music business, from band player, to engineer, producer, up to major label imprint exec.
We are here to share our knowledge and skills with talented and motivated clients looking to move up in the industry. Let our success be your success.
Who We Are:
Vic Steffens: Owner, engineer, producer, studio musician and label exec. Voted Producer of the Year in 2016, nominated again in 2018. Close to 50 years in the music business….from Connecticut’s iconic Scratch band, to studio work with the Rolling Stones, Donavan, Bobby Brown, Harry Connick Jr. and more. Sessions with world class producers like Mike Chapman, Andrew Loog Oldham and Paul Leka. Vic has producer projects for regional artists like Mighty Purple. Gargantua Soul, Frank Viele, The Breakfast, Steve Rodgers Someone you Can Xay, and more. Frank Viele’s Fall your Way CD was voted New England Record of the Year in 2016.
Rick Demko: Horizon engineer/producer, multi instrumentalist, and artist promotion and development specialist. Rick also maintains his own independent label producing new talent from all around the Northeast.
Franklin Scott: Resident Hip Hop and R and B pro Franklin bring an ear for modern pop to the Horizon mix. A graduate of New York’s SAE Audio Academy also handles our duplication division.
What we do:
Recording: The core of Horizon is the two recording studios. Open to the public, Horizon’s rooms are available for general hire. Call for dates and information.
Production: Both Vic Steffens and Rick Demko work with acts in a producer capacity. Production involves all aspects of the artist’s performance. Song writing consultation, arrangement, tracking, vocal direction, mixing and mastering.
Artist Development: Performance consultation, management, booking, promotion. Generally, building your band and your brand.
HMG and Neurotronics Records: Independent record labels.
Simple. Skill, experience, connections, viability. We share our knowledge with our clients to build successful careers. Your success is our success. We are in it to win it.
Some Horizon clients/projects)
- SWV (RIAA 2.5 platinum) Christine Ohlman
- Chris "Big Dog" Davis
- Harry Connick, Jr. (#1 iTunes)
- Phil Perry
- Bobby Brown/Whitney Houston
- Deon Kipping
- JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise
- Kasin Sulton
- Mickey Curry
- Phil Thornally (Juno Award, songwriter of the Year)
- Nice And Smooth
- Big L (RIAA Gold)
- Michael Caplan
- Frank Viele (New England Music Record of the Year, Artist of the Year)
- The Blues Brothers (RIAA Platinum)
- Edie Milton King (WC Handy award)
- Jesse Austin
- Christian McBride (Grammy winner)
- Jonathan Dubose (multiple projects)
- Roesch Records
- Jeff Pitchell (Top 10 Billboard)
- The Breakfast (5 CDs, #1 Relix)
- Creamery Station
- Mighty Purple
- Steve Rodgers (Top 10 Relix)
- Gargantua Soul
- Someone You Can X Ray ( top 10 Relix)
- Shame Penguin
- Kergyma Choir
- Doobie Powell
- Kevin Powell
- Billy Powell
- Edwin Hawkins (2 CD)
- Kevin Monroe and Devotion
- Joel Bryant
- Joe "Flip" Wilson
- John McCarthy/Rockhouse Video
- Maysa Leake
- Kim Waters
Recorded by Vic Steffens/Horizon Remote
For Infinity Hall Live PBS.
The Wailin' Jennys
Tim Reynolds and TRS
Drummers at Horizon
Jerome Bigfoot Brahleigh
Larone Skeeter McMillian
Willie BamBam Parker