Oaks embraced by scenic views and Latin Sounds!
Mixer Rafa Sardina with Musician/composer/arranger/producer,
Juan Carlos Paz Y Puente in studio B working with Warner
Latina artist, Manuel Romero.
in 1986, Castle Oaks is located in the privacy of the
Santa Monica mountains just 20 minutes from the media
district of Hollywood. The four-room estate-like grounds
feature fully-equipped, internationally acclaimed recording
studios, and is capable of producing world-class albums
from recording to scoring.
of both ProTools and vintage Neve users, the studios
designed by Vincent Van Hoff (Conway, A&M, Village,
etc.) offer highly competitive automated mixing &
tracking rooms in both Digital and Analog formats.
Castle Oaks can meet any of your post-production, scoring
and sound design needs from animation to feature films.
D is designed primarily as a complete Post- and Music-Production
center. It features the latest 24-bit Pro-Tools system
and a Mackie HUI, as well as two 24-input consoles for
a total of 96 inputs, and a small kitchen.
studio C with Pro Tools, Logic & Nuendo systems
C is a 96 track digital studio recently occupied by
producer/engineer Franklynn Jones whose non-conventional
and innovative approaches to recording can be heard
across all genres from electronic to the most modern
Studio is all about synchronization, fusing (3) Da-88s
(2) Mx2424s and a Pro Tools 24 System together
to provide up to 96 tracks in ultimate sonic fidelity,"
studio is also equipped with a large
acousticly treated room for getting the massive drum
sounds required from most modern artists today. The
studio provides session support for the finest audio
software ranging from Logic, Pro Tools and Nuendo and
will also offer studio clients an alternative option
of percussion re-triggering, loop programming, sound
design, overdubbing, and track transfers for sessions
that are occupying other studios in the facility.
an aditional fee the studio also hosts a number of vintage
analogue synthesizers, esoteric plugins (Some programmed
by Franklynn himself), and an online sample library
of over 500gb which is more then capable of
catering to the most esoteric of tastes.
studio provides original scores and sound design for
motion pictures, independent and student films, television
and other broadcast media, video art projects, computer
and console games, multimedia presentations, interactive
and virtual-reality environments, art installations,
choreographed dance, and theater.
A is designed for tracking, overdubbing, and mixing,
and features a Neve 8038 Pure Class A 38-input console
with Flying Faders automation, 16-channel programmable
events and custom modifications including 8 discreet
effects sends on all faders, group A & B muting,
and solo-in-position with effects.
studio A -Tracking/mixing room
has two rooms with different sonic characteristics:
The main room is approximately 28' x 25' with a 23'
ceiling. This room has a medium amount of controlled
liveness. There is a large drum booth in one corner.
The second room is 22' wide and 20' deep with a 10'
acoustically-designed ceiling. It is live, with a longer
decay time than the main room.
recent artists include: Ricky Martin, James Horner,
Sergio Mendes, Reverend Horton Heat, Bonnie Raitt, The
Dancehall Crashers, Rick
Braun, Pete Escoved, Kilgore, The Misfits, Nathan &
Marcel East, No Use for a Name,Toto, Bobby Lyle, Oleta
Adams, Sheila E and Robben Ford to name a few.
Ed Stacium, Paul Lani, George Massemberg, Simon Franglen,
Moogie Canazio, Benny
C. Ross, Don Murray, Armin Steiner, KC Porter, Frankpet
Verschuuren & Rafa
Sardina work here.
B offers a Neve 8038 Pure Class A 60-input console with
Flying Faders moving fader automation (4 of the 24 monitor
section faders are also automated, and 16 additional
monitor faders have automated muting). The console has
custom modifications including 8 discreet effects sends
on all faders, group A & B muting, and solo-in-position
like you to think of Castle Oaks as the Rolls Royce
of low budget studios where you can have ProTools, vintage
Neves and good vibes," says studio owner, Frank