at Chalice where a "Service-Minded Staff" Is On The Menu!
One of Southern
California's busiest and fastest-growing facilities, Chalice Recording
Studios has chosen a Solid State Logic AWS 900+ Analogue Workstation
System for its new Studio F, an overdub/mix studio scheduled to
open in March 2007. According to manager Stacey Dodd, Studio G has
been open for a month now, and so far we have had Kelly Rowland,
Beyonce & Shikira, and coming in this week is Alan Moulder mixing
one song for Arctic Monkeys followed by two weeks with mixing Queens
of the Stone Age.
Chalice North has had Nine Inch Nails for the last month mixing
with Alan Moulder mixing in Studio B, as well as Brian Michael Cox
producing tracks for the upcoming Chris Brown album in Studio A.
Chalice is one
of LA's most exclusive music recording facility in the heart of
the Hollywood studio district, about 15 minutes away from Rodeo
Drive. The 3 room complex was carved out of an empty warehouse and
comprises all-new construction. Producer
Kanye West At Chalice
The Stars heat up the Summer 2005 at Chalice where The Game dropped
in to record vocals on a colaborative remix for Mary J. Blige's
forthcoming album in Studio A with various top producers and engineers
lending their creativity to the album including Dre & Vidal,
Rich Harrison, Kendu, Chris Puram, among others.
in a bit of a new flavor to some old classics, Rick Springfield
has been working in both Studio A and B with long-time engineer
Matty Green on renovating the sounds of old classic hits for his
upcoming album. Some song titles include "Under The Milkyway",
"Human", and "Im Not In Love".
Springfield with Matty Spindel
From coast to
coast, multi-platinum Hot-lanta record producer and writer Jazze
Pha has been working in studio A putting together tracks for Dr.
Dre's forthcoming final retirement album with Oscar Ramirez engineering
and Alan Mason assisting. From the Lou to LA, St Louis' Chingy took
some time away from all the fan-fare following the release of his
second album "Powerballin" to record a third album in
Studio B with Kwame producing, Brian Sumner engineering, and Alan
Mason assisting. And from the East to the West, Kanye West to be
exact, following the great success of his last album
the grammy winning artist and producer has been in both studio A
and B recording his forthcoming album with engineers Andrew Dawson
and Mike Dean.
Studio B (photo: Ed Colver)
3 years to build and has been open since the middle of August 2002.
In the short time of its operation satisfied clients have included
Bink, Warren Campbell, Marc Desisto, Wyclef Jean and Jerry Wonda,
Peter Mokran, Warren Riker, Dave Schiffman, Joe Warlick, Rakim,
and Kanye West, to name a few.
In fact no expense was spared not only in the obvious areas of gear
and surface materials, but also in the invisible domain of wiring,
acoustical testing and substrate construction. Like most studio
owners, Mr Tao is somewhat of a perfectionist, but unlike most others,
he was given a clean slate to realize this character quirk.
Wyclef Jean and Jerry Wonda in Studio A who were in working on Tom
Jones new album
photo: David Goggin
The out of this
world duo of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, also knows as the
Neptunes, were in both studio A and B working on various projects
producing Common's upcoming album with Drew Coleman engineering,
as well as Robin Thicke's upcoming album with mixer Rich Travali
adding his special touch to the project. They also scheduled a remix
for Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" music video.
Nick Lachey took the time to record vocals in Studio B with producers
Soulshock and Carlin, with Scott Campbell engineering, and Mike
Schroffell assisting, before heading out to tape an appearance on
Jay Leno. Jason Cupp produced and mixed the second major record
release for Geffen Records act Finch in both studio A and B, and
now touring to promote their new album scheduled for release in
Band ENDO with engineer Dave Schiffman working in Studio A
(photo: David Goggin)
idea behind Chalice is luxury. According to owner, Ben Tao, "Certain
artists like to take Sunday brunch at the Four Seasons. Why not
work in a place like the Four Seasons too?"
Studio 'A' features
a 96-input SSL 9000J with an ample array of new and vintage outboard
gear. Studio 'B' is built around an 84-input Neve 88R. Studio 'C'
is a production and editing room centered on a Yamaha DM2000 digital
console featuring full-on HUI procontrol in addition to 72 user-configurable
analog or digital inputs and 8 main outputs. All three studios have
fully appointed private lounges with individual thematic décor.
(Aftermath Records) recently worked with engineer/mixer Joe Warlick
in Chalice studio B
photo: David Goggin
B offers a Neve 88R and is mostly used for od's and mix but can
also be used for small tracking session. B has hosted hardcore punk
artists A.F.I. with producers Jerry Finn and Butch Vig. Rapper Rakim
also worked in Studio B with producer Carlos Broady and engineer
Joe Warlick, tracking and editing for his new album.
Chalice's SSL 9000 J-equipped Studio A, hip-hop singer Mystic was
in with producer Kanye West and engineer Segal working on her album,
and with producer Supa Dave West has also been working with Mystic
and engineer Segal, mixing and tracking for the single, "No
Competition," for the Biker Boyssoundtrack. Producer/engineer
Ben Grosse also mixed a project for Sleepwalker in Studio A.
doesn't just look nice, however. It also works!" says mixer/engineer
Dave Schiffman, a recent client: "Any piece of outboard gear
you'd need x3, an accurate sounding control room, and a pleasant
atmosphere. I'll be back," adds Schiffman.
Tao studio owner
Bookings: Irit Zarutsky