to Bay7 studios, host to a slew of chart topping artists, producers
and the best-kept secret for vintage gear aficionados.
Openned in the
Summer of '98 this two-room facility in Valley Village, California
offers tracking and mixing studios and continues to draw crème
de la crème of artists.
P.O.D.. at Bay7 with producer Howard Benson &
engineer Randy Staub
Paralyze by Queens Of The Stone Age was mixed by Joe Barresi at
Bay 7 where producer Howard Benson was busy on numerous projects
to include: tracks for the New Hoobastank album on Island Def Jam
and tracks for My Chemical Romance.
Jimmy Rip mixed and produced the latest release from rock legend
Jerry Lee Lewis. Additionally, MTV favorite, All
American Rejects recorded tracks for their latest albume with Mike
Plotnikoff egnineering and Howard Benson producing.
Recent clients include: Terry Date, Steve Evetts, Eddie DeLena,
Andrew Scheps.The double-platinum "Satellite" by P.O.D.
was co-produced with Howard Benson and engineered by Randy Staub
-- (charted #16 in Billboard when debued). Other familiar artists
who record at the Bay include: Smashing Pumpkins, Tom Petty &
The Heart Breakers, B.B. MAK, Ziggy Marley, Julio Iglesias, Robben
Ford, Social Distortion, Smashmouth, Larry Carlton, Robert Cray,
Jaguares, Lisa Marie Presley, Whitney Houston, Dwight Yoakam, and
Dave Rouze and Jeff Sheehan are no strangers to the music
world. Rouze has been a Stones live guitar tech on the band's last
tours; he's currently a guitar tech for Bono.
Jeff Sheehan, with many platinum credits on his own, is busy running
Pro Tools 5.1
software is installed in the tracking room and a second room, the
latter running on an Apple 9600 that's mounted into a Marathon rack
case with the same I/O, drive, and backup details as the tracking
Allardyce, Zoe Scott, Tim Pierce at
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amount of care goes in to choosing and maintaining the impressive
gear collection at Bay 7. Studio A, a medium sized tracking room
with parquet flooring and a natural wood design, features a vintage
totally discrete Neve 8058 as well as two Neve 12 channel side cards.
Studio B, the "Mixing Room" features a SSL 4080G+ with
Ultimation (40 chls E and 40 chls G) as well as two Studer A 800
MK III analog tape machines and a small vocal / overdub room.
Control room A with a vintage Neve 8058
Bay 7 offers the best of both worlds - classic standards like Fairchild
660 & 670 , Neve 2254a, Neve 33609 , API 550a, Urei 1176LN (Black
& Silver), Lang & Pultec EQ's, and a fabulous selection
of tube microphones.
a Pro Tools|HD3 on a MacG5.
George Augspurger 3 way system w/ JBL components including subs
(Bryston 10B Crossover w/ HH Amplifiers).
Control room B with aVintage Neve 8038
been involved in the process of recording using both old and new
school methods, I'd say we've been very successful combining the
best of both
analog & digital options for our clients," says Rouze.
reports that the studio has just opened a third studio, a ProTools
suite that is used for over dubs, edits and mixing.
Contact : Jeff
Valley Village, CA 91607
(818) 506-8942 fn
(818) 506-8974 fx