About Us

Presence Studios was founded in 1980 by composer / producer Jon Russell. Originally conceived as a private facility, Presence quickly gained recognition as one of the premier recording studios in New England. The studios have gone through three relocations and multiple technical updates over the past 35 years as its client base has increased from local to regional, national and international. As a result in 1996 Presence Studios was inducted into the prestigious World Studio Group; a collection consisting of 30 of the finest Audio Recording studios in the world.

Our current facility is appropriately named Presence Studios Suite 100. A modern multi-room facility located on a beautiful estate in Fairfield County Connecticut, equipped with the most bleeding edge audio & video production technology available today.

“The primary focus of this new facility” says owner Jon Russell “is to bring to our discriminating clients a quality acoustic environment,  professional equipment, knowledgeable staff and the latest in content media transfer protocols. Unlike many of today’s ‘recording studios’ that are little more than office space with retail store bought equipment, Presence facilities have always been professionally designed and constructed as recording studios. The results speak for themselves in the countless high profile film, television, media and music releases that have been recorded and / or mixed here”.

The Presence Studios business model has always been structured on the premise that a World Class Studio’s equipment and acoustics should be a given, but it shouldn’t stop there. The grounds are completely private and the studio’s kitchen area and restroom is similar to that of a fine residential home. The facility is kept immaculately clean at all times as we truly care about client comfort; which we believe is one of the many reasons our repeat client list goes back more than 30 years.

Now, in 2021 Presence Studios is embarking on a major capital investment as we incorporate our studios and staff into the Content Development world of modern media delivery. With all that we have to offer as a facility, this decision is a natural progression into the growing need for high quality web delivered media, both in pre produced form and live broadcast. Stay “tuned”  for some exciting new releases.

For additional information, scheduling and bookings please contact

Studio Manager Kathleen Lombard: