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Favorite LA studios?
Old 20th July 2005
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Favorite LA studios?

I've been in NY for a long time and am interested in heading out to Southern California for a change of pace (and for the weather! NY weather sucks). What are some of your favorite LA studios and why? This is a general/fun thread about good/bad experiences in some LA studios (I'd love to hear stories about maybe The Village, Record Plant, Sunset Sound, Larrabee, Enterprise, etc..)
Old 20th July 2005
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I personall love Henson the vibe there is great, plus once you get inside the building its still the same A&M that it always was, all the studios still have the A&M logo all over them, and the rooms sound amazing. The Record Plant is still the record plant, however the vibe there is not as relaxed and nice...but if you want "client service girls," go call them. Ocean way is around and going strong but Enterprise is gone, NRG rocks and thats all I have...
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I Second a vote for Henson. Great place! I love walking down the halls and seeing like 30 half inch machines along the wall...halarious!

Record Plant is a nice facility, but expensive, and they nickle and dime sooooo much. 5 dollars a cdr....give me a break.

For mixing you can't beat the Mix Room in burbank. Royaltone was awesome too, but now it's locked out by linda perry (she owns it too), so I don't see getting back there anytime soon.

Sound City has great rooms too, although the studio isn't as "pretty" as some. Definetly not a "look at me" type of place.
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Not to hijack this thread, but Linda Perry is a hell of a talent. I didn't realize how many hit songs she has produced and written for other artists. Did she start Royaltone or buy it?

Steve
www.bangrecording.com
www.blacklinerock.com
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A vote for sunset sound, I love the custom API console they have.
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I loved the room at One On One North for explosive drum sounds... and the loads of 1081's the had. I believe the studio is now called Extasy... that is, if they are still around.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bang
Not to hijack this thread, but Linda Perry is a hell of a talent. I didn't realize how many hit songs she has produced and written for other artists. Did she start Royaltone or buy it?

Steve
www.bangrecording.com
www.blacklinerock.com
She just bought within the last 2 years or less i believe. Last time I was there was 3 years ago in october...
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Sound Factory, Capitol B, but many of my favorite places are small rooms you learn to love...
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another vote for NRG in North Hollwood. The place is simply amazing.
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