NRG Studio B,
Limp Bizkit working on vocals for their new album with producer
Services (www.nrgrecording.com) located in the heart of the NOHO
arts district in North Hollywood, CA, is one of the most in-demand
facilities in all of Southern California. In 1991 Jay Baumgardner
founded NRG which has been home to such artists as Linkin Park,
Kelly Clarkson, Korn, 311, Melissa Ethridge, No Doubt, Staind, Stone
Temple Pilots, Offspring, Michelle Branch, Nas, Kanye West, John
Fogerty, all Jay Baumgardners projects and many more hit artists.
Jay continues to hone his production and mixing through current
projects and stays open to working with acts of all genres.
Tommy Byrnes and Billy Joel with NRG chief engineer
NRG Studios recent sessions include: Matchbox 20 (Top photo) who
recorded at NRG with Grammy Award winning producer Steve Lillywhite
working on new tracks for their upcoming hit set to be titled "Exile
on Mainstream" for Melisma/Atlantic Records with engineer CJ
Eiriksson and assistant Shawn "Fox" Phelps.
hosted a number of great sessions to include Limp Bizkit working
on vocals for their new album with producer Andros Rodriguez in
Owner and mixer,
Jay Baumgardner was busy mixing a variety of records including Epitaph
band, Beautiful Bodies as well as the latest from P.O.D.
Tonic guitarist, Jeff Russo worked on the score for the hit FX Network
show, Fargo in April. The wildly successful pop punk band, 5 Seconds
Of Summer had throngs of fans camped out at our gates while the
boys worked on new tracks with producer, Mike Green and producer/songwriter
NRG has 2 large
tracking rooms that feature custom vintage Neve consoles with Flying
Fader automation, as well as a mix room equipped with the SSL 9000
J. All rooms are outfitted with custom Dynaudio main monitors, an
extensive list of outboard gear, and Studer A827s for the
diehard analog enthusiasts.
lounge attached to NRG's Studio A was fully remodeled following
the completion of Linkin Park album, Meteora. Michelle Branch with
producer Josh Abraham and the filming of CBS Televisions reality
show, Rock Star featuring a worldwide search to find a new lead
singer for INXS with Co-Hosts, Dave Navarro and Brook Burke were
filmed at NRG.
Multi-Platinum Producer/Mixer Jay Baumgardner (above) has been producing
and mixing for more than two decades. Jay has produced artists such
as Papa Roach, Alien Ant Farm, Seether, Drowning Pool, and Coal
Chamber. In turn Jay has mixed artists such as Evanescence, Hoobastank,
Three Days Grace, Godsmack, Gavin Rossdale, Jewel and Lindsay Lohan.
sessions at NRG include: Linkin Park returned to NRG with producer
Rick Rubin, engineers Ethan Mates and Dana to finish up their third
Warner Brothers release ''Minutes to Midnight'' in studio B and
for a private listening party held in studio C. Released on May
15 of 2007, the first single ''What I've done'' quickly hit #1 on
the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart giving the album a strong
start.Foo Fighters mixed a portion of their latest album in Studio
C with mixing engineer Rich Costey, his assistant Claudius Mittendorfer,
and NRG's assistant Casey Lewis. Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl
stopped in to check on things and to relax with a few games of ping
pong. Grammy Award winners John Fogerty and engineer Jim Scott return
to NRG to work in Studio B with assistant Dave Colvin helping out
during their stay. Producer Don Gilmore was back in NRG's Studio
A working with Immortal Records band Scary Kids Scaring Kids with
engineer Mark Kiczula followed by Jay Baumgardner mixing the album
in Studio C. Gavin Rossdale was in Studio B with producer Bob Rock,
engineer Eric Helmcamp, and assistant engineer Shawn "Fox"
NRG is leading the way in the Storage Area Network (SAN) arena with
a groundbreaking system utilizing the latest in fiber technology.
Each room comes fully equipped with at least 24 tracks of ProTools
linked via fiber wire to a server consisting of 16 password-protected
72 gig hard drives, and an AIT carousel which automatically backs
up each session at the end of each night, eliminating the need for
time consuming back ups by ProTools engineers.
L -R clockwise:
assistant engineer, Dan Certa; film director, McG;producer, Don
Gilmore, Sugar Ray members, Rodney Sheppard and Mark
McGrath; Protools/engineer, John Ewing Jr.
NRG was one
of the first studios to implement a fibre channel based SAN network
back in 2001, providing clients with the piece of mind knowing that
their sessions and files were safely and reliably backed up and
include: EVO storage server from Studio Network Solutions which
back ups to new G-Technology's G-Speed Studio for longtime archival
storage; all files are backed up to the cloud. Plus now all rooms
have been upgraded to the new Avid HDX cards and running on Pro
manager Annette Scott, NRG
Recording Studios has recently acquired the services of a Gourmet
Chef to satisfy its client's culinary needs. "Seth King, a
graduate of California School of Culinary Arts and a member of Wolfgang
Puck's catering team, is well versed in all facets of cooking and
is able to accommodate any special request," says Scott. studioexpresso
has learned that he has cooked for countless celebrities, to include,
the Crowned Prince of Saudi Arabia, and was one of the chefs at
the 2006 Oscars. Matchbox 20 session was the first to experience
the gourmet food of Chef King - and the word is "TASTY"!