The Firehouse Chill
A with Bösendorfer Grand Piano
Musician extraordinaire Nathan East likes Firehouse studios so much
that he wrote a song called the "Firehouse Chill" for
CD Journey that was recorded there. Located in the heart of historic
Old Town Pasadena, Firehouse Recording Studios offers state-of-the-art
recording facilities and services for the recording, music, film,
television, and advertising industries.
Firehouse has a long-standing, industry-wide reputation as a unique,
creative environment with a highly trained technical team and a
long list of world-renowned recording artists. Firehouse
one of largest digital studios in North America offers the
industry the best of digital and analog recording capabilities,
with equipment that ranges from the latest Icon board to vintage
mics and a 7'4" Böesendorfer piano.
The three suites
include tie lines connecting all control rooms. Studio A (24' deep
by 22' wide), the largest room, can be used for major productions
and can accommodate up to a 30-piece orchestra. The control room
adjoins three isolation booths that lead into the main tracking
room. Studios B and C can be used for isolated instrument recordings
or vocal/voiceover sessions. All three rooms are ideal for mixing,
mastering and scoring to picture, plus Studio A is equipped for
5.1 to 7.1 mixing.
Firehouse also provides ISDN and Source Connect Recording for worldwide
commercials, films, and TV shows.
A sampling of some of the on-site gear includes: Pro Tools 8.0 |
Accel-80 input wide, Digidesign ICON console 48-fader,
X-10 Meyer Speakers with X-800 Subwoofers 5.1, 16 Neve 1073 Mic
Pres with EQ; Millennia HV-3D 8 Channel Mic Pre, Avalon VT-737
Mic Pre/Processor, API Mic Pres with 550A & 550B EQs,
4 Cal Rec Mic Pres, and extensive plug-in selection.
Some of the
artists who have worked at Firehouse include: Aretha Franklin,
Bob James, Brian McKnight, Chick Corea, Dave Grusin, Dave Matthews,
Herbie Hancock, Lee Ritnour, Phillip Baily,
Randy Newman. Film & TV Productions include: Pirates of the
Tarzan, Dancing With the Stars,
George Lopez Tonight, ER
room A with Pro Tools HD3/192 system
THE Firehouse Experience:
Studios blends the most contemporary digital technology with the
best of the vintage analog gear. Firehouse is truly my home way
Firehouse is one of my favorite places to record just about
The staff at Firehouse are very good at what they
do and the studio is
lets say one of the best in L.A.
A great room in a historical building with great equipment
and a wonderful piano is just the beginning at Firehouse. The personal
attention and the expertise of their people gets you from the first
moment on. So welcoming, friendly, and efficient. I love it.
in the livery of Pasadena's 1889 Firehouse, this groundbreaking
facility is founded by Producer/Songwriter Tena Clark (Betty
Crocker, Johnson & Johnson, Kelloggs, 7 UP, Target, Toyota,
For Studio A,
Firehouse selected Meyer's new X-10 for the front left, center and
right tuned by famed engineer Bob
award-winning architectural firm, Studio
440 Firehouse offers vintage and the latest digital recording
audio and data network wiring, designed by industry veteran Paul
Cox, snakes through the new walls.
cabinet offers an extensive collection of industry standards like:
Neumann TLM170s, KM84s, U89s, U8s, AKG 414s, KM184's and 480s; Electrovoice
RE15s and RE20s; Sennheiser 421s; Schoeps and Shure SM57. Plus,
you can find the much desired tube mics, including a classic AKG
C24 stereo mic and Neumann M49's.
lounge and kitchen, complete with an outside patio, ensure the ultimate
comfort and privacy for clients. Along the east side of the building
are two smaller control rooms that share a vocal/instrument ISO
booth (9'6" deep by 8' wide).
Studios offers complete concierge services, including access to
world-class hotels, restaurants and spas. Located in the heart of
historic Pasadena, it is within walking distance from some of southern
Californias finest restaurants and shops.
"Our chic state of the art facility has a great vibe and is
truly a creative environment. We are equipped to meet a wide array
of audio recording including tracking, scoring to picture, overdubbing,
stereo to 5.1 mixing as well as voiceover recording and editing.
Best of all were affordable for those ever shrinking budgets,"
says David Dubow, facility's managing director.
and I value our clients parentage and are here to make them
feel comfortable and cater to all their needs.
Our tech staff are highly trained, personable and capable of engineering,
assisting, running Pro Tools, editing and we pride ourselves on
combining the latest digital technology with the best vintage analog
gear. We also have ISDN and Source Connect capabilities for linking
to or from studios around the world. Plus our 74 Bösendorfer
grand piano is one of best sounding pianos you can find anywhere,"
For rates and bookings contact:
David Dubow, Managing Director
626.405.0411 | ext 654
35 West Dayton Street
Pasadena, CA 91105
sound great, the vibe in Pasadena is as close to New York/London
as you can get in L.A. And most importantly, the staff is fantastic.
Why would you go anywhere else!
it so much I wrote a song called the Firehouse Chill
for the Fourplay CD Journey that we recorded there. They really
did it right at The Firehouse!