Yourself In.... The studio
The Sunset Marquee & Villas
Jed Leiber with staff
Imagine checking into a luxury hotel where you can order room service
and book a studio session to score
a film or write a song.
At the Sunset Marquis Hotel and Villas, you can!
This past month producer Marius Devries checked in to record vocals
for Josh Groban's new album on Frank Sinatra's Vintage Neuman mic
(courtesy Glen Ballard). Marius also put finishing touches on Phil
Collin's single for
the new Disney Broadway musical Tarzan.
mixed artist Jason Rowe's debut album for Jobst Neermann and Andy
Hilfiger's new label. All the tracks were mixed on the new Icon
that's fully loaded with a pro tool HD 6 system with plug in, too
numerous to mention.
Cocker is amongst other legendary artists who have called The Studio,
"one of the best in the world."
Twice Grammy nominated writer/record
Leiber (Aretha Franklin to Jeff Beck)
who won the
British Academy Award for best original score,
also works here. Leiber's credits include work in television, music
theater and film scoring for major studios. But to Leiber, experiencing
is believing. "It's a funny beast," he said.
"it began four years ago as rented space for my own work, then
evolved into a commercial studio. "But what really makes The
Studio unique is its environment," he said. "There is
no place else that offers the seclusion of a residential recording
studio with the perks of a first-class hotel."
The Studio has since evolved into a multi room recording facility
over the last several years.
Williams with Asst. Engineer Ryan Fell and Engineer
Studio A is linked to an over dub room with two multi-use production
suites, Studio B (the Mahagony suite ) is home to such notable artists
as Madonna, Mary J Blige and Nelly Fertado.
the facility offers a Digidesign mojo pix interfaced (compatible
with Avid files) with the Icon console. This offers 5.1 / 7.1 mixing
and monitoring, large projection screen and super comfortable environment.
The facility recently acquired the Icon with the latest Apple Quad
computer. The accompanying
Digi HD6 system can handle up to 192 channels of 96k audio which
makes it suitable for mixing films (including dialogue, sound effects,
rooms are networked together with full digital and analog ties as
well as DSL connections with Pro Tools Digistudio Internet server,"
says, staff engineer Jesse Vanderford.
The Studio is
Big on Amenities. Where else can a guest return to their private
villa to have a massage between vocal takes, or pause to take a
swim & sauna before tackling the next film cue?
list) Over the years, the Sunset Marquis has garnered a reputation
as the place where members of the entertainment industry elite stay.
The Hotels understated elegance, central location, the privacy
it affords its distinguished guests and a young, creative management
team are among the reasons groups like U2, The Rolling Stones, and
Aerosmith are long-standing, loyal clients.The Studio has become
a big favorite of musicians, producers and composers staying at
the hotel. Clients include: Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, Burt Bacharach,
Jeff Beck, Dave Navarro, Warner Brothers Film and Music, Universal,
New Line, Virgin Records, William Orbit, Marius De
Vries and Chris Fogel (Alanis Morrissette).
Some of the
feature films recorded at The Studio include: Ocean's Eleven, Out
of Sight, Cradle 2 The Grave, Polar Express, SWAT, Scooby II, Summer
Catch, KnockAround Guys, Disappearing Act, Blue Chips, Lake Placid,
Urban Legend-Final Cut
"When you're in a studio, a few people are working, and everyone
else is bored out of their minds," says Leiber. "Here,
you can go for a swim or go up to your room in between sessions.'
2006 ASCAP EXPO (L-R) Jerry "Hound Dog," "Jailhouse
Rock," "Stand By Me" Leiber, Stephen "Broadway's
Wicked, Godspell, and Pippin" Schwartz, and Mike "Spanish
Harlem," "On Broadway," "Loving You" Stoller.
Photo: David Goggin
located in the heart of fashionable West Hollywood (near House of
Blues), The Studio offers boutique style production and mixing rooms
for record, film & video projects.
(310) 657 8405
copyright studioexpresso 2002