FALL 2020 UPDATE:  Verdant Studio, 2003-2020
The Verdant property has been sold and will live on as a recording studio under new ownership.  Pete Weiss continues to work in the Boston area and is currently available for mixing and mastering projects.  He can be contacted via gmail at peteweiss2000
For now, the Verdant website will stay online (and not particularly up-to-date) as sort of a musical document/shrine to our 18 years at this location. Thank you, everyone who made music here, over the years -- it was a joyful privilege!

Verdant, as in "surrounded by an abundance of lush greenery." Opened by Pete Weiss in the fall of 2004, the retreat-style studio has been hosting a steady stream of high quality, eclectic artists.  The recording space was designed by award-winning architectural firm Single Speed Design (operated by Jinhee Park and the Hong brothers, John and Andy.) The space co-exists with its surroundings beautifully. It's an incredibly pleasant place in which to make music. The  studio's main room is an open-concept space which combines the control room "area" with the live room "area" and is roughly 40 x 25 feet with pitched ceilings as high as 18 feet. The floors are brick-red dyed concrete with radiant floor heating, while the walls and ceilings are local pine and hemlock. The room is especially conducive to tracking with a "natural" feel. The engineer and artist are in the same space; there's no talkback mic, no glass, no confusion. Of course when separation is needed, there are auxilliary recording spaces, including a classic vocal/amp booth, a 25 x 20 foot lounge which can double as a tracking room, and some remarkably heavy-duty wheeled gobos with double-pane windows.