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A studio's engineers are its blood and lifeline... In a remote facility, this premise is even more true... Record Plant Remote is proud to have an elite crew of engineers whose reputation preceeds them.

Robert "Kooster" McAllister - Owner And Chief Of Engineering

Kooster McAllister came to New York City’s Record Plant Studios in 1978 working on their mobile recording units as an Assistant Engineer. Working his way up to Chief Engineer, he purchased the remote recording division from Record Plant Studios in 1991 and opened Record Plant Remote, Inc. Since that time Record Plant Remote has been an industry leader in remote recording and live broadcasts, with credits that read like a “who’s who” of the entertainment industry.
From classical artists like Luciano Pavarotti and Itzhak Perlman (with the New York Philharmonic), to the Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen, Guns ‘N Roses to Prince, The Who to Bon Jovi and Billy Joel - Kooster’s clients vary widely.
Kooster has mixed and recorded many of rock-n-roll’s biggest music festivals, including the 1994 and 1999 Woodstock Music Festivals, Live Aid, Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival and the Country Music Association Festival/Fan Fair in Nashville to name a few.
Kooster has been honored with a Grammy Award for his work on the movie “Standing in the Shadows of Motown” and was nominated for three Emmy Awards for his live-to-air HBO concerts of Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson and Bette Midler. Mix Magazine awarded McAllister four TEC Awards for “Remote Recording Engineer of the Year”, the Record Plant Remote has won six TEC Awards as “Remote Recording Facility of the Year”.
His work has not been limited to only shows done on the Record Plant truck - Kooster has engineered shows in Canada, Europe and South America for Garth Brooks, Jewel, the UK’s International Rock Awards as well as Rush’s multi-platinum “Rush in Rio” concert DVD and the recent Rolling Stones live television concerts broadcast in Rio and Buenos Aries. Kooster spent this past Summer in Nashville as music mixer for NBC TV’s live-to-air reality television series “Nashville Star”, now in its sixth season and CMT’s“Can You Duet” which is now in pre production for season two.

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Paul "Presto" Prestopino - Maintenence Technician
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Paul Special - Systems Engineer

Paul Special's experience runs the gamut of professional audio settings: from the engineering of 24 and 48 track record poductions, jingles, broadcast/remote audio, and live touring sound to the design of recording studios, mastering rooms and even automated satellite uplink/downlink audio systems. It's this wide-ranging body of work, and Paul's steadfast professionalism and integrity, that makes him and Special Audio Services such an effective operation.

Greg Thompson - Systems Engineer
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Chris Prinzivalli - Systems Engineer
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email: chrisp@recordplantremote.com



Record Plant Remote comes to you as an On Site Recording Studio. Our Remote Sound Recording Studio is extremely convenient for you to complete your music recording or live remote broadcast. Record Plant Mobile Recording Studio has an analog and digital truck making your Live Remote Broadcasts and music recording easy.

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