ABOUT THE VAULT STUDIOS

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Our mission is to promote Pittsburgh to achieve greater recognition for its vibrant arts community and rich history in musical excellence.

The Vault is the vision of Owner and President Bob McCutcheon.   Bob is a Pittsburgh native and long time Pittsburgh community leader. His passion for music and his love of community led to the concept of “The Vault”.

Bob started his first recording studio, “Alternative Studios” in his mother’s garage in 1988 where he worked his way through college engineering and producing local bands. Although his professional path ultimately turned towards successful career in business, he never gave up the passion. He continued to play, write and record music for the next 25 years.    Inspired by his children’s love of music, his family embarked on a journey to create a new and vibrant space were musicians of all kinds could connect, co-create, record and promote their music.

They purchased the old bank building on Neville Island and hired Los Angeles based Yanchar Design and Consulting Group, a premier design firm specializing in the design of high-end recording and post-production facilities. In 2016, The Vault was born.

Our mission is to promote Pittsburgh to achieve greater recognition for its vibrant arts community and rich history in musical excellence. The Vault hosts a world-class recording studio, record label, recording school and community outreach programs through its charitable work.  It also includes “Inside The Vault” that provides content and promotional opportunities to artists and other industry professionals, through our blog, YouTube channel and publications. Our primary objective is providing access to a state-of-the-art facility and a talented team dedicated to building communities and supporting artists.  

With the NEVE 8058 as its centerpiece, The Vault is a world-class recording facility designed to provide the highest quality service to some of the most elite artists and producers in the world. With 6-time Grammy award winning Producer/Engineer Jimmy Hoyson as our Chief Engineer, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality service to our clients.

BOB MCCUTCHEON:

Owner and President The Vault Recording Studio, LLC

Owner and President The Vault Records, LLC

The Vault is the vision of Owner and President Bob McCutcheon.   Bob is a Pittsburgh native, a graduate of Robert Morris University and long time Pittsburgh community leader. His passion for music and his love of community began when he opened his first recording studio, “Alternative Studios” in 1988 where he worked his way through college engineering and producing local bands. Although his professional path turned towards achieving a degree and ultimately successful career in business, he never gave up the passion and continued to play, write and record music for the next 25 years.   As Owner and President, Bob is responsible for all aspects of recording studio and record label operations.   As an engineer and producer, Bob also works on various artist projects himself. Bob is also a member of the board of directors of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, The United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, The Pennsylvania Economy League of Southwestern Pennsylvania and WQED Multi-media.

JIMMY HOYSON:

Chief Engineer, The Vault Recording Studio, LLC

A Pittsburgh native, Jimmy moved to Los Angeles to pursue his music career after graduating from The University of Pittsburgh in 1984. Shortly after his arrival, he secured a job at The Village Recorders in Santa Monica. He continued his on staff at Capitol Studios in Hollywood before embarking into a freelance career.  With 6 Grammys to his credit, his clients include an endless list of artists from Michael Jackson, Iggy Pop and Green Day to Lou Reed, Eric Clapton and B.B. King just to name a few. In addition, he has extensive experience working on film and television scores. As Chief Engineer, Jimmy provides insight and technical assistance for the studio design and equipment and also provides production, recording and mix engineering services.

JESSE DENARO:

Engineer and Producer, The Vault Recording Studio, LLC

A New York native, Jesse embarked on a touring career, across multiple genre, shortly after graduating from Full Sail University. He later moved to Pittsburgh where he continued to expand his musical career.   A versatile performer, singer, songwriter, engineer and producer – his work include his self produced Album on The Vault Records as well as Chris Jamison of NBC’s The Voice, also on The Vault Records. As Engineer and Producer, Jesse provides production and engineering services.

Anthony “Rocky” Lamonde :

Producer, The Vault Recording Studio, LLC

A Pittsburgh native, Rocky began his musical career after graduating from CAPA – Creative and performing arts school. He has a longer career as a performing artist with bands Torn n’ Frayed, The Dirty Charms and most recently The Borstal Boys on The Vault Records, where is also co-produced several albums.

DANA MCCUTCHEON:

Office Manager

BRETT MCCUTCHEON:

Social Media Manager