Synthia is a recording and production studio in Greenwich Village, NYC. Synthia Studio is a place of creativity, openness, and safety for all who enter. There is no prerequisite of knowledge, experience, or education in order to make music in Synthia. Synthia is a space to try things and express yourself.
Synthia uplifts voices from communities that have been systematically under-resourced and under-valued by the music industry. Our services are accessible and affordable for all. We believe in anti-racism, anti-misogyny, anti-ableism and intersectionality as core tenets of music culture. Synthia is a queer space and we do not tolerate homophobia or transphobia.
Who We Are
Synthia is lovingly run by 3 in-house producers: Miles Francis, Lou Tides and Sarah Galdes.
Miles Francis (they/he) is an artist from New York City. They released their debut LP under their own name, Good Man, in 2022. They have performed with Antibalas, Angelique Kidjo, Sharon Jones, Amber Mark and more, in addition to being a member of Will Butler + Sister Squares and EMEFE. You can find Miles on Instagram at @instamiles or their website milesfrancis.com.
Lou Tides, the artist moniker of Teeny Lieberson (she/her), is from Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 2023, she released her debut visual EP, Infinite Loop. From 2009-2019 she lead the art-pop band TEEN, and she has collaborated closely with Sharon Van Etten, Bartees Strange, Here We Go Magic and more. Find Lou Tides on Instagram at @lou.tides and on her website, loutides.com.
Sarah Galdes (she/her) is an artist from Melbourne, Australia. She has performed all over the world with artists such as Anna Wise, Overcoats, L’Rain, 9m88, River Ramirez and many more. Endorsed by Sunhouse Sensory Percussion, she frequently presents solo drum shows under her own name. You can find Sarah on Instagram at @puppylodge or her website sarahgaldes.com.
The cost of recording at Synthia is a sliding scale to be determined by each of our in-house producers on a case-by-case basis. Visit the Contact page to inquire about your project!
Health & Accessibility
Synthia is equipped with air conditioning/heat, a HEPA filter, KN95 masks, and hand sanitizer for guests’ use. There is a clean bathroom with menstrual products available for guests if needed. The primary recording studio is one flight downstairs below street level, and unfortunately there is no elevator in the building. Synthia has a ground-floor space used as a lounge & alternate writing/recording studio, with kitchen and bathroom - this space is on street level, but has one step up to enter.
Website designed by Vanessa Castro in 2023.
Logo and related images used on the website are all sourced from the Metropolitan Musem of Art Open Access archive.
Website photos by Suz Murray Sadler.