Cello filed Chapter 11 on Jan
28th, 2005 which means reorganization and liquidation of assets
(both land and gear).
Sources say last offer for $4million was turned down. Any new offers
will be considered by an appointed court trustee who will be giving
the historical building to the higher bidder. Most agree that the
fate of 6000 may lay in the hands of the wrong developer and creditors
who have little regard for musical landmark.
more...It's a Beautiful Life...6000 Sunset ..
The SSL 9000J at Cello's new mix room
located in the heart of Hollywood, California takes great pride
in serving the artists' vision with the finest staff and equipment
available. According to manager, Candace Stewart, "Cello Studios
is incredibly fortunate to have what many people consider to be
some of the best sounding large live rooms ever built."
This month the studio opens its new mix room housing a customized
80 input SSL 9000J console that has several multi format modifications
designed by Cello. "The opening party last month, drew some
of our regulars as well as the SSL clients," says Stewart.
New studio features -- 5.1 and stereo capabilities with Selectable
LCR panning per channel (large and small faders), intact FX sends
when quad pan engaged, both large & small faders to A/B/C/D
busses, 12 channel center section w/ A/B/C/D linkable to stereo
buss/compressor, A/B/C/D side chain deselect, switchable quad insert,
buffered record distribution and 8 channel monitor pot with a/b
Recently Cello Studios has been host to such artists as: Alanis
Morissette, Natalie Merchant, Elton John, R.E.M., Bette Middler,
Barenaked Ladies, Stone Temple Pilots, Matthew Sweet, Motley Crue,
Green Day and Blink 182.
live room custom Neve 8078
In '99 Rick Adams assumed ownership of the 6000 Sunset building
(previously part of Ocean Way Studios). Constructed in 1952 by legendary
Bill Putnam, United Western Studios was the site of an astonishing
number of classic hit records and more recently artists like the
Rolling Stones, Red Hot Chili Peppers & Rage Against the Machine,
to name a few.
studio 2 vibes
- Ampex machines & Neve 8038
Over the last
50 years these rooms have hosted the who's who of music in front
of and behind the glass: Bones Howe, Wally Heider and Lee Hirschberg
were on staff while artists like Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Dean
Martin, Sammy Davis, Nat King Cole, Johnny Mercer and Ray Charles
were recording the hits of the day. Ray Charles' classic, "I
Can't Stop Loving You" was recorded here as well as Sinatra's,
"It Was A Very Good Year," and all of the legendary "Pet
Sounds" albums, which became the inspiration for The Beatles'
Sgt. Peppers album.
Studio 3 with a Neve 8078
Today Cello takes pride in its preservation of the historical building
as well as introduction of, both old and new gear that have been
added in the last two years. Cello's collection of sought after
rare/vintage microphones and outboard gear likes of the Fairchild
670 limiters (no longer made) is impressive. The building has been
modified to accommodate the new facility's needs. However, the studios
themselves have not been altered in any way since Bill Putnam's
Control Room 3
The staff at
Cello Studios is comprised of Industry Veterans as well as a support
staff of eager new audio enthusiasts. The chief engineer and director
of technical operations Gary Myerberg, came to Cello after over
20 years in the audio industry spearheading the technical efforts
of Bruce Springsteen, Bob Clearmountain's "Mix This!"
Royaltone Studios (and too many others to list) with 14 years as
the key technical player at A&M Studios.
6000 Sunset Blvd.,
Hollywood, CA 90028
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