Village is celebrating
Summer 2014 with the Twilight Sessions presented by Cresent Hotel
Beverly Hills Live at The Village. This Los Angeles premiere
Westside recording facility has hosted Common, Shakira, Alanis Morrisette
and the Smashing Pumpkins, to name few stellar artists.
CEO of the Village
studios Jeff Greenberg (below with Aerosmith) was honored alongside
GRAMMY-winning Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne at the 10th
MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert at Club Nokia in Los Angeles
on May 12, 2014
in 1968 in a 30,000 square foot former Masonic Temple, The Village
is a multi-story, multi-studio complex featuring the best of both
vintage and modern gear. Its historic Studio D, one of the largest
studios in Los Angeles, has a spacious live recording room with
three iso booths and a live echo reverb chamber connected, via audio
and video tie lines, to the buildings second floor 4000 square
foot performance space, complete with stage and chandeliers.
Twilight Sessions at The Village
The Villages studio D and its other main studios boast Neve
consoles: Studio A features a vintage 72-input 8048, and Studio
B, with its VRLSP, is a favorite for scoring work. Also in the complex
is Studio F, a compact, multi-purpose surround suite. The Villages
studios are all equipped with Pro Tools HD 3 systems that are linked
by Fibre channel SAN.
Dr Dre and Snoop
The Village remains vibrant today largely because of its original
artist-friendly philosophy," says CEO Jeff Greenberg. According
to studio manager, Brooke Boyle, evidence of this consistent philosophy
are loyal clients to include: T-Bone Burnett, Smashing Pumpkins,
Roy Thomas Baker, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Foo Fighters.
Ben Harper, Jackson Brown and Tom Freund
To be a fly
on The Villages walls would make one
a witness to legendary recording sessions of Rock and Roll history
--past and present, including:
The Rolling Stones Goats Head Soup, Fleetwood
Macs Tusk, Eric Claptons, After Midnight,
as well as his Grammy Award-winning Tears in Heaven, most
Steely Dan records including Aja, numerous Bob Dylan records,
as well as modern blockbusters including the last three Smashing
Pumpkins releases, Nine Inch Nails' With Teeth, Gwen Stefani's
Fleetwood Macs Lindsey Buckingham & Christine
McVie working on
new material @villagestudios Studio D.
Baby., GRAMMY winning artist Kelly Clarkson's My December,
and GRAMMY winning albums Taking The Long Way and Continuum
from the Dixie Chicks and John Mayer. Also Stone Temple Pilots recorded
their latest CD at the Village.
The recent buzz
at The Village is due, in part, to almost daily live recordings
in the facility's Neve 88R-equipped Studio D, where the nations
hottest radio program, KCRWs Morning Becomes Eclectic, broadcasts
some of the most exciting music to be found on the air--or on the
Net. Helmed by influential tastemaker Nic Harcourt, the morning
sessions at The Village are not only broadcast in real time but
are also simulcast and archived on KCRW.com.
In one recent week alone, Village staff engineer Ghian Wright recorded
Morning Becomes Eclectic sets by The Swell Season, Bat For Lashes
and M.I.A. Red hot up-and-comers The Magic Numbers, Koop, The Editors
and Ryan Adams
are all among the popular live artist broadcasts from the Village.
Ryan Adams with Ariana Morgenstern
and Nic Harcourt
attracts top musicians who need the finest equipment, ambiance and
support services to record their music. In addition to great artists,
the studio has recorded the film scores for Almost Famous,
Vanilla Sky, Moulin Rouge, Girl Interrupted,
Stewart Little, Million Dollar Hotel, Hurricane,
Next Friday, The X-Files Movie, Toy Story 2,
Mulan, The Shawshank Redemption, There's Something
About Mary, Big Daddy, Oscar and Lucinda, Con
Air, Dr. Doolittle, Mad City, the Oscar winning
Good Will Hunting, and Ali.
Niko Vega Live
at The Village
Dead Ships, In The Valley Below, Beach Party, In The Valley Below....PIXIES
went live on KCRW broadcast from Studio A at the Village with their
first album in 20 years.
For the past
three years, The Village has been nominated as studio of the year
by the readers of Mix magazine and in 2006 won a Tech Award for
outstanding sound production for its work on Walk The Line.
is also considered to be one of the Hollywood film industrys
premier recording and post-production facilities where film scores
for Walk the Line, Hairspray, Pursuit of Happyness,
Lemony Snicket and I Heart Huckabees were recorded.
Additionally, TV spots are recorded at the Village for handful of
commerical companies including Jack In The Box and Porsche as well
as American Idol.
Beach Party Twilight Session at The Village
Studio F (designed
by Vincent VanHaaf) recorded Missy Elliots Under Construction,
and Nellys Nellyville, two of the most successful hip-hop
albums of 2002/2003. Additionally, Usher's Confessions and
Janet Jackson's Damita Jo was recorded in F.
Zancanella with Common
and producers hard at work at The Village on recent projects have
been producer Ry Cooder, Bob Ezrin recording Army Of Anyone,
Roy Thomas Baker recording the latest Smashing Pumpkins album and
Desmond Child working on Meatloaf's Bat Out Of Hell III and The
Scorpion's latest record.
Greenberg, CEO of The Village, in Ed Cherney's private studio in
The Village photo:
Villages hit making studios are a bevy of Apple Macintosh
computers, which run ProTools in the various tracking and
composer studios, and scheduling and accounting software in executive
Alanis Morrisette worked in Studios
A and F. Pictured above with Producer,
Guy Sigsworth Engineers, Sean McGhee & Andy Page
About 95% of our sessions these days are recorded to hard
disk and backed-up nightly through our Storage Area Network
a process that depends entirely on the performance and reliability
of our Apple Macs. Our Storage Area Network is a centralized server
that sends all of the sessions through fiber to a secure block of
hard disks with a RAID configuration. A dedicated Apple Macintosh
G5 CPU backs-up all of the data on a nightly basis, ensuring security
and redundancy for all of our sessions, adds Greenberg.
The Dead Ships
Summing it all
up, Greenberg explains, Whether recording in one of our tracking
studios, surfing the web during a break on any one of the numerous
iMacs in the studio lounges, writing in a composers studio,
or working in one of our offices, our goal is to help make the experience
enjoyable. The goal is to provide the latest tools and best people
to help deliver artist/producer's vision.
Morris, Studio Manager
The Village (310) 478-8227
web site: http://villagestudios.com
Watch the video interview with producer John Wooler from the historical
Village Studios here!
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