Newest Recording Studio Attracts Mainstream Productions!
- watch the video interview here!
Exec VP/General Manager, Deej DeLorenzo
and chief tech give you tour of the new facility. Deej has extensive
Record Company background (worked in the A&R Dept of Chameleon/Elektra
and Polygram for over a decade) will also be in charge of Rolling
Thunder Records as well as studio bookings.
within the San Diego community, Rolling Thunder Studios is emerging
as THE premier recording facility in Southern California.
is able to fit any recording style, boasting state of the art and
Studio A, referred
to as The Bohemian Room, houses a Neve 8058 MKII with Flying Faders
and is considered the largest recording room in San Diego. With
its plush oversized chairs, ornate rugs, and laid back feel, it
is perfect blend of functionality and style and truly lends its
self to the pursuit of writing and quality recording.
Studio B dubbed
the Casablanca Suite with a second Vintage Neve, is scheduled for
completion in late Fall of 2003. This studio will be featuring a
state of the art whisper chamber room.
"Rolling Thunder is designed with the musician in mind. Understanding
the pressure and stress that can come with recording, we have taken
great care in providing for opportunities to unwind," says
studio Exec VP/General Manager, Deej DeLorenzo.
has extensive Record Company background (worked in the A&R Dept
of Chameleon/Elektra and Polygram for over a decade) will also be
in charge of Rolling Thunder Records.
Analog and digital machines include: Studer A827 24 Track 2 inch
and Ampex ATR 102 2 Track ½ inch Analog machines complement
Pro Tools Mix 3 TDM with Apogee AD8000 Converters.
Outboard features are the industry standards:
API 5126 mic pre's, FocusRite, Avalon 737 SP's, Joe Meek VC6, DBX
586; Universal Audio 1176 Black & Silver Face; Manley Stero
Variable-Mu ; LA-4 Black & Silver Face
DBX 160's; Lexicon480L, PCM 80, H3000 and Drawmer gates. For a full
gear list contact the studio.
Main Monitors are Dynaudio A with Genelec 1030 A, Yamaha NS-10s
and Tannoy Gold Near Fields.
am thrilled with this facility! It has all the toys I would use.
San Diego needs a studio of this caliber!"
-- Steve Churchyard, producer/engineer (Joe Walsh, Ricky Martin,
Blink-182 was recently in San Diego's Rolling Thunder studios recording
the follow-up to 2001's Take Off Your Pants and Jacket with producer
Jerry Finn, whose credits include that album and the eponymous debut
by side project Box Car Racer. Slated to drop in September, Blink's
fifth album is expected to include the tentatively titled "Down,"
"Obvious," "I Miss You" and "I Should Have
Got Caught." ... Good Charlotte guitarist Benji Madden sang
on "Jaded," the first single from Mest's self-titled LP,
released in June. Madden will also appear in the video for the song.
A choice selection
of mics including Neumann U-47 (call for reservation) U87s
Klaus Heyne Modified / KM 84s Klaus Heyne
Modified AKG 414s; Sennheiser 441s and the Shure
SM 57, 58 and EV RE20 are maintained by John Beard, staff chief
The studio offers two Grand pianos, a Yamaha and C.Bechstein in
addition to a Hammond B3,
Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer and various synths (Mini Moog, Korg Triton
Pro, Kurweil K2500
Korg Karma, Roland J800, JP8080, JV20
E-Mu 4x Emulator).
lounge seats up to 12 people. In house massage, cable TV and Internet
Access is available.
acquired the studio from Terry Bayles & Steve Vaus in 2001 and
put about half a million into upgrades.
The Studio is
bulit on a sand foundation, with neopyrene, plywood and soundborad
under the wood floor. The walls are acoustically sound, constructed
with sand filler, .............neo-pyrene, soundboard, non parallel
walls all adding up to pure sound.
owner, Donn Chickering, is a recording artist/producer himself and
comes from a well-known tradition of family business, the Chickering
Piano makers. "Rolling Thunder is Don's vision, it's hip and
artist friendly" says Deej.
For out of town
guests, Rolling Thunder offers hotel packages to fit the raging
rock star or starving artist's budget. The nearby Residence Inn
by Marriott, features 36 penthouses accommodation, with fully equipped
kitchens and private entrances and Hotel W offers the luxury of
a five star hotel. With such close proximity to all of Southern
California's hottest attractions, the studio provides numerous possibilities
to relax during the recording process.
Thunder Web site
9590 Chesapeake Drive, Suite 4
San Diego, California 92123
Fax (858) 565-8003
For more Infor or Bookings