E Scott Lindner


E Scott Lindner is a New York City based recording engineer, studio owner, and guitarist, working professionally in the music industry since 2000. After graduating from the Sheffield Institute of Recording Arts, he moved to New York City where he got an internship at the legendary Right Track Recording. 6 months later, he was promoted to assistant engineer and began working with some of the industries top artist, such as David Bowie, Pat Metheny, and Mariah Carey, just to name a few. After gaining the professional knowledge needed to work with such artists, Scott went freelance and began working in studios all around the city and country.

In 2007 he opened Studio Radio 45, a unique studio located in Queens, where he engineered and produced dozens of records, as well as running a live music podcast named “Live From Studio Radio 45”. It was a time of rich creative freedom and exploration, a much needed departure from the corporate label studios and high profile clients. Although Studio Radio 45 was a special time for Scott, around 2015 he began to outgrow the studio and began to envision a new chapter for his career.

A year later he and 4 partners found a beautiful space in Long Island City NY that would become Pinch Recording. Scott and his partners single handedly built the studio that features a magnificent sounding live room with natural light and 20’ ceilings. Pinch opened its doors in January of 2017, and has proven to be a home to a wide range of talented artists, including, Jon Batiste, Joss Stone, Daru Jones, Wayne Horvitz, Wayne Krantz,  Ray angry, and many more. 


Pablo Eluchans


Pablo attended Berklee College of Music on several scholarships and graduated in 2009 with a Degree in Performance. He plays regularly in NYC with projects in various styles; Jazz, Funk, Pop and Rock. Pablo has done International Tours in North and South America, The Caribbean, Europe and Asia. He is featured on drums and/or percussion on over 30 albums as a sideman or co-leader, he appears on DVDs, Film Scores, TV and Radio Jingles.

Pablo is the house drummer and percussionist at Pinch Recording, he is available for sessions on both drumset and hand percussion (congas, cajon, darbuka, bongos, timbales, etc)

Pablo is endorsed by Dream Cymbals and Gongs.

Caio Carvalho


Caio Carvalho is a recording/mix engineer and producer based in New York City, He started his career in Brazil back in 2007 at Pacific sound, a Grammy nominated studio working with dozens of artists, two years after that he was invited to teach music production and recording at Pro Music, a renowned Music school. Since his move to the Big apple Caio has worked with Grammy award winners and nominees such as Joss Stone, Caetano Veloso, Bebel Gilberto, Easy Mo Bee, Casey Benjamin, Angela Mccluskey, Kendra Foster, Anna Ternheim, Kenny Wollesen, Marcus Gilmore, Nate Smith, and many others.

Caio believes that music unites people, it brings out the best in people, it connects us all through our similarities instead of differences, creating the ability to feel emotions. For many people music is an outlet, a way to express themselves and for Caio, being part of that, is what he truly finds the most rewarding. 

Caio is a young, extremely talented musician, engineer and producer, with great musical taste and unique modern style supported by his education and a vast technical knowledge.

Kevin Blackler

Mastering ENGINEER

Kevin Blackler is a mastering engineer based in Brooklyn, NY and has been working professionally in the music industry since 1999. After graduating from Berklee College of Music, he moved to New York City where he was hired at Sony Music Studios as an assistant mastering engineer and eventually worked his way up to staff engineer. While at Sony, Kevin worked on a wide variety of projects for clients like Rick Ruben, The Metropolitan Opera, Kanye West, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and many others. 

In 2007 Sony announced it would be closing its doors and shutting down operations. Luckily, Kevin was able to purchase the entire room he worked in while at Sony and rebuild it at his current location in Brooklyn, NY. Since opening his studio Kevin has worked on a wide variety of projects for both independent artists and major labels alike. Some of the artists Kevin has mastered while at Blackler Mastering include several artists under Jay Z’s label Roc Nation, Nikolai Fraiture of The Strokes, Sean Ono Lennon, Broadway Superstar Jennifer Holiday, Jazz legends Lee Konitz, Wallace Roney, and Joey DeFrancesco, various Ken Burns Motion Picture Soundtracks, and a 2020 Grammy nomination for an album he mastered by saxophonist Melissa Aldana.

Chris Pace

Assistant ENGINEER / staff engineer

Chris Pace is a NYC-based musician, audio engineer, producer, and educator. He began playing music at a young age, playing with local bands and artists all over South Florida. After graduating from Berklee College of Music in 2016, where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Music Production and Engineering, he moved to Miami, FL where he began his career working as an intern/assistant at several recording facilities including Bay 8 Recording and Electric Air Studios. He’s gotten to work with artists/producers such as Twelve’len, Arthur Baker, Spam Allstars, Magda Giannikou, Phoenix Rivera, and The Smoogies with Nicholas Peyton. He moved to NYC in 2019 where he began an internship at Electric Lady Studios before joining the Pinch Recording team. 


Jim Panels


Jim is a keyboard player specializing in synthesizers. Playing piano since a young age, he found a love of synthesizers 10 years ago and hasn’t looked back since

Jim is available to help with programming, playing, and navigating our eurorack modular synth and our other other variety of hardware and software synthesizers

Nick Angelo

"the ear"

Nick’s eclectic taste in music and ear for talent has helped bring musicians of all genres to Pinch Recording. A former musician himself, (trumpet) and DJ, Nick has a unique appreciation for all things music. You’ll most likely find him at a live music venue somewhere in the country listening to and enjoying the live performance of whatever artist, band, or DJ on stage. Quick to hand out his business card, Nick loves helping artists who he believes has the “Pinch Recording sound.” “The Ear” is also responsible for brand awareness and marketing for the studio, as well as producer and co-host of The Pinch Music Podcast as heard on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and iHeart Radio.