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ABOUT Studio BaBa

Michael Levine has been writing music all his life and recording music for over 25 years. When his son was 1 year old, he called drums "ba ba", and always wanted to go to "studio ba ba" to play drums with daddy.  And there began the new name of the studio!

Michael is the music producer for the NY Times #1 Bestselling Pete The Cat picture books by Eric Litwin, and the co-founder of The Learning Groove music & movement with Eric as well.  They have recorded 7 CDs and 9 musical picture books including over 150 interactive children's songs recorded in over 50 styles of music.

He has produced in the studio with artists such as Shawn Mullins, Eric Litwin (Pete the Cat) and musicians who have played with John Mayer, Zac Brown Band, Dave Matthews Band and more.

As a singer-songwriter, he has opened for such acts as Dave Matthews Band, Joe Walsh, Counting Crows and Live, and his songs Breakdown and Gravity have received widespread radio play.

In the studio, Michael produces, engineers, performs, edits, arranges, mixes and masters.  He can play guitar (acoustic and electric), bass, drums, percussion, basic keyboards and sing lead or harmony vocals​.  Plus he has a robust roster of top-notch musicians available to play on your recordings.

Studio BaBa has the highest quality recording interfaces, preamps, microphones and instruments as well as sound-proofed and tuned rooms that are comfortable to play and create in.

Recording Services Offered

  • Recording/ Engineering

  • Production & Arranging

  • Performing

  • Songwriting & Composition

  • Mixing & Mastering

Recording Services
Demo Reel


Award-winning music producer

Michael Levine

specializes in music production for 


Spiritual Music

& Children's Music


Hear more music by:

Spiritual Music

Hear more spiritual music by


(Michael & Bonnie Levine)

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Children's Music

Hear more children's music by

Eric Litwin & Michael Levine at

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Gear List

Gear & Instrument List





  • Avalon M5 - 1 channel pre

  • Avalon AD2022 - 2 channel pre - same pre as M5

  • RTZ Neve clone - 2 channel pre

  • Slate VMS One - 1 channel pre

  • Universal Audio M610 - 1 channel tube pre

  • True Systems Precision 2 - 2 channel version of Precision 8



  • DIGI002R Black Lion Audio mod - 4 channels

  • Mackie 8 channel pre with ADAT or analog outs



  • Neumann M149 tube

  • Neumann TLM103

  • Slate Digital VMS Virtual Microphone System (truly sounds like any of 15 top studio mics)

  • AKG 414

  • Oktava MK012 pair modded by Michael Joly (like Neumann KM84)

  • Rode NT1

  • Studio Projects C1

  • Several Shure SM57

  • Shure Beta 58

  • AKG D112 kick drum mic


  • Fender Bassbreaker 15 combo guitar amp

  • Fender Rumble 100W bass amp

  • Several Plugin Amp Emulations


  • Electric Guitars:

    • Fender American Standard Strat

    • Epiphone Les Paul (with Gibson pickups)

    • Epiphone Firebird

    • Squier Telecaster (with upgraded pickups)

    • Epiphone ET-290 (1970s Japanese)

  • Acoustic Guitars

    • Taylor 510

  • Basses

    • Fender American Jazz Bass (with pull switch for more of a P-Bass sound)

    • Fretless Yamaha Bass

  • Electronic Drums

    • Roland TD3 drum kit

    • Roland Handsonic Electronic Percussion

    • ​Several software drum plugins

  • Pianos/ Keyboards

    • Casio Privia PX-575R weighted keys

    • Roland Juno-di

    • several soft-synths

  • Banjo - Davison

  • Harmonium

  • Glockenspiel

  • Melodica

  • Ukuleles

  • Various percussion knick-knacks



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