An Amazing Year:


This year was awesome! It has been a pleasure to work on such a variety of projects with so many unique and passionately creative people. I'm so proud of the records and media projects I've worked on this year, and thank you all for your continued support.

New INK Record Tops Charts:


The new Ice Nine Kills Records, 'Every Trick In The Book,' which was co-written, recorded, and produced at The Square and just came out on Fearless Records has landed at #122 on the Billboard Top 200, as well as #1 on the iTunes Metal Charts this week! Congrats to INK!

Tons More Releases:


Check the discography section for a bunch of new music from American Watercolors, Department, Ice Nine Kills, Timeshares, So Last Year, Adam Noreen, Straying From Madness, and more!

Tons Of New Releases:


There are a ton of new Square releases out now from Ice Nine Kills, Honor Bright, Michelle Hunter, Old Best Friend, Moonstriker, Cosmic Wail, Reps, and many more!!! Check out the discography section for a complete listing.

Timeshares On Side One Dummy:


NYC-based punk outfit Timeshares just signed with Side One Dummy---who have released music by bands such as MxPx, Piebald, and Title Fight. Their sophomore full-length, "Already Dead" comes out April 28th and was mixed and mastered at The Square!

Ashley Furniture Ad Campaign:


The Young Ebenezers---a songwriting duo of which I make up one half, just landed a spot for one of our custom compositions on a national advertising campaign for Ashley Furniture Home Stores. It is airing now, so check it out!!

New INK Song Tops Charts:


Ice Nine Kills' latest single, "Me, Myself, And Hyde" just hit #3 on the iTunes Metal Charts! Check this song out!!!

Stepfriends Record Out Now:


The new Stepfriends record, "All We've Got" is available now on vinyl from intheclouds records and in digital format on Bandcamp. It is an absolutely fantastic and diverse record that I was honored to have a hand in creating.

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Welcome to The Square Studio Online!

The Square Studio is a full-service recording facility located in Syracuse, NY that has catered to an extensive and widely-diverse assortment of musicians since early 2002.

View of Control Room

(View of console / Photo by: Melissa Miracolo, Mar. 2014)

The Square Studio is owned and operated by Steve Sopchak, whose credits include multiple albums that have secured top spots in premier industry publications like the Billboard Top 200 and Heatseekers Charts, as well as numerous releases that have and continue to reside atop iTunes' and other digital media sales charts alike.

Most recently, this has involved co-writing, recording, mixing, and producing material for Boston-based metal band Ice Nine Kills, and includes their last two full lengths, 2015’s “Every Trick In The Book,” and 2014’s “The Predator Becomes The Prey,” which hit the Billboard Top 200 at #122 and #153 respectively, as well as their two contributions to Fearless Records’ much-revered “Punk Goes...” series, which charted at #19 and #41.

Similarly, Steve co-wrote, performed, recorded, mixed, mastered, and produced Raleigh, NC-based pop/rock mainstay Rookie of the Year's latest album "The Goodnight Moon: Part II," from which a track was chosen out of over 30,000 submissions for the #1 spot on Amazon/TuneCore's annual "25 Songs of Summer" compilation.

Steve also has engineering and production credits for several of Alternative Press' "100 Bands You Need To Know," including Boston-based maniacal rock outfit The Venetia Fair, NYC-based Timeshares, and punk rock's hardest working band, Such Gold, who have since gone on to sign with one of the largest independent music companies in the country, Razor And Tie Records.

Steve's extended discography includes some pretty notable projects as well, such as re-mastering a series of seminal pop-punk/emo albums by bands like The Ataris and The Juliana Theory for 10th anniversary re-releases, as well as handling the audio work for "Asia - 30 Years On," a DVD documentary on the history of the progressive rock legends Asia, which premiered at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, and was distributed world-wide as part of the band's 30th Anniversary Box Set.

Artists who have worked at The Square Studio have been featured on MTV, are regularly played on nationally broadcasted television shows, frequently appear in top spots on industry websites, have garnered millions of views on YouTube, and have signed with major labels and smaller independents alike based on the recordings they've made here. Much of the material recorded at The Square has been recognized by marquee music publications, has been nominated for and/or won regional music awards, and has been released and/or charted on both national and international scales.

Feel free to browse this site and let its content help you in determining whether The Square Studio is suitable for your project. Please contact Steve with any questions or comments, or if you'd like a price quote for your project.


For a price quote:

Please visit the new Online Quote Request Form.

For all other inquiries:


Phone: (315)-882-2339

Featured Work:

Punk Goes 90's

Punk Goes 90's

Fearless Records

Recorded, Mixed,
Mastered, Produced
(Ice Nine Kills).



Side One Dummy

Mixed, Mastered.

Ice Nine Kills

Ice Nine Kills

Fearless / Outerloop Records

Recorded, Mixed,
Mastered, Co-wrote,


The Ataris

Mightier Than Sword

Re-Mastered for Vinyl.



intheclouds Records

Recorded, Mixed,
Mastered, Co-wrote,