About

Based in Orleans, Cape Cod, Checkpoint East Recording Studio officially opened January 2021, quite a while after its sister business Trove Art Gallery & Boutique opened upstairs in August 2019. Founded by “D.E.M.P.S.E.Y” Clarke Doody under his parent company Oliver Inc. Clarke quickly partnered with Sound Engineer, Producer, Musician & Beat Master Logan Tichnor who turned this little studio into a powerhouse that can achieve the goals and aesthetic of just about any style of music or composition. Clarke & Logan also joined forces to launch Safe Harbor Records in November 2021 to support local Cape Cod bands.

The ultimate goal of Checkpoint East is to record/edit/mix/produce/engineer music & video while always assuring everyone checks their ego at the door. Checkpoint East is a “no ego zone”, and it always will be. No frills here, but the equipment is top notch & the vibes are guaranteed to be good. Inspired by the indie rock basement studios we grew up playing & practicing in. Big thanks to Jay Sheehan for helping to plan & design the studio that you see today.