the yellow brick road to Conway Studios, Hollywood, CA
This year marks
Conway Recording Studio's 38th year in the recording industry. Conway
is meeting this milestone by hosting growing ranks of chart-topping
artists, expansion in gear and staffing. Recent projects included:
Williams, Mika, Sia, Miley
Dogg, Camila, Taylor Swift, Usher,
Ariana Grande, One
Direction, Iggy Azalea, Adam Lambert, Gavin
DeGraw, Kid Cudi, Wiz Khalifa, and Maroon 5.
Levine during recording of V by Maroon5 (courtesy of AL web site)
Maroon 5 recorded
their new album, "V" (due out September 2nd) at Conway
studios. According to new studio manager Stacey Barnett, Eric Eylands
and Eric Weaver both assistant engineered Noah Passovoy. "Maroon
5 and their team are amazing people to work with. We're very proud
to house such caliber of musicianship at Conway," said Barnett.
engineering team includes. Eric Eylands, Eric Weaver, Ben Sedano,
Josh Smith, John Armstrong, John Cranfield and Chief Tech, Doug
Not only has Conway's team expanded, but they have also updated
the rooms with Neve 88R Consoles -- Studio A with 80 channels and
studio C with 74. Studio
B (25 x 20-foot control room) offers an 80-channel SSL XL.
The large window
overlooks scenic outdoor gardens and has a small isolation booth
for overdubs or voiceovers.
the historic Paramount Pictures Studio district, Conway Recording
Studios offers its clients a choice of 3 world-class rooms set amidst
a 48,000 square foot expanse of tropical and desert gardens.
"With remote mic pre-amps and movable monitor faders, the 88R
is the ultimate in analogue consoles. It has wonderfully open musical
sound, with all the warmth we're accustomed to with Neve console's,"
says owner Brundo (above, right).
A -- spacious main room
rooms are generously appointed with well-maintained vintage and
contemporary outboard equipment including an impressive microphone
collection. Amenities include kitchen, private lounges with television,
VCRs and a game room.
photo: courtesy of Maroon5 web site
and Susan Brundo purchased the studio in 1976 after a four-year
tenure as staff engineer and studio manager. The following years
saw the Brundos gradually transform the studio into one of the world's
premier multi-room recording facilities.
people usually bring in their own speakers," says Brundo. "But
in B, we decided to install a complete surround-capable monitor
system that meets the sonic specifications of the room."
legend, Nancy Wilson, Julio Iglasias, Kelly Price, James
Newton Howard, Dionne Warwick, Gladys Night
Costello & The
Roots Sessions with Brent
Fischer Orchestra at Conway recording Wise Up Ghost with Grammy-winner
Watch behind the scene making of...here
Band, Willie Nelson, Mariah Carey, Better Than Ezra, producers Glen
Ballard, Matt Serletic, Ron Fair, Brad Wood, Benny
Faccone, Rick Knowles and Peter Asher, to name a few.
Never know who you run into at Conway Gardens!
like our facility's openness, the indoor/outdoor connectedness to
the gardens -- it's like you're in your house. We take pride in
creating a relaxed atmosphere....plus our staff is very friendly
and helpful. Our tech is pretty accessible too," says Brundo
Brent Fischer Orchestra in Studio
C recording Pacific Jazz, new Clare Fischer Big Band album directed
and produced by Brent Fischer
purchased an additional building attached to the facility to accommodate
writer/arranger studios. And here in California you can count on
year round bbq wheater on their grounds. We're told Conway takes
pride in their secret sauce!
Stacey Barnett - Studio Manager