Welcome 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

Lullabies To 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 Fastball.

Studio partners 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 two world
tours; he's currently a guitar tech for Bono.
Jeff Sheehan, with many platinum credits on his own, is busy running things at
Bay 7.


Studio A

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 room.

 

 

 


Producer Ken Allardyce, Zoe Scott, Tim Pierce at Bay 7
Photo: By C

A tremendous 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.

Additionally, a Pro Tools|HD3 on a MacG5.

Speakers are George Augspurger 3 way system w/ JBL components including subs (Bryston 10B Crossover w/ HH Amplifiers).


Control room B with aVintage Neve 8038

"Having 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.

Jeff Sheehan reports that the studio has just opened a third studio, a ProTools suite that is used for over dubs, edits and mixing.

Contact : Jeff Sheehan
Valley Village, CA 91607
(818) 506-8942 fn
(818) 506-8974 fx

jms818@aol.com
http://www.bay7studios.com/index.html

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