Sound Recording, the New world-class
studio in Orange County
Ralph Sutton at Daimon Sound Recording in front of its new K Series
Welcome to the
new state-of-the-art recording studio in Mission Viejo, Calif. According
to the studio owner AJ: "Lot of great artists live or like
coming to Orange. Now, you have a nice studio to come home to."
it was AJ's good sense in business that facilitated his desire to
create a world-class studio. "I think all musicians have similar
needs when it comes to making a record. Feeling safe and inspired
in a room that doesn't cost a fortune are good reasons why Daimond
Sound is an attractive choice for artists and producers who want
the best for less," says AJ.
A musician and
writer himself, AJ has visited and worked at many great studios
in Hollywood and Burbank over the past two decades. "Frequenting
these rooms has taught me a great deal about what good rooms should
sound or looks like," says AJ.
Sutton is pictured with SSL's
Phil Wagner in front of Orange County's first SSL XL 9080K Series
console at Diamond Sound Recording in Mission Viejo, CA.
When it came to creating a professional space suitable for cutting
vocals or mixing, AJ hired services of one of the best in the industry,
Vincent Van Hoff of Waterland.
Widely known for creating acoustic environments that look as good
as they sound, Vincent satisfied the owner's admiration for studios
with sensible and attractive design.
to mixing and over dubbing, the studio is designed to accommodate
and is nicely equipped to handle tracking, editing, and remixing
in stereo and 5.1 surround sound. Additionally, variety of recording
formats -Analogue and Digital with Pro Tools HD-Accel, Studer A827
on the premises include: guitars (Jackson, Gibson Les Paul, Fender
and Ovation both electric and acoustic and midi guitars) and some
keys including a Korg keyboard and DW Drums and Fender Jazz bass.
Diana Gone Wrong Mixed at Diamond
Sound for her upcoming release
Choosing a mixing console for Diamond Sound
Recording was easy...only the best modern console would do. "
I listen to a lot of music. SSL's
top of line 9080 K series console was used to mix recent works by
Britney Spears, Outkast and Black Eyed Peas. K series is the console
I picked for our mixing room," says AJ
the owner, selecting the outboard gear package was the next logical
step. "I picked 2-3 top mixers I knew and asked about their
wish list, then we stocked the room accordingly," adds AJ.
In order to
get the room online and working smoothly, mixer/engineer Ralph Sutton
(Stevie Wonder, Prince) was brought on board to help streamline
the process. According to Sutton who's mixing tracks for one of
his productions, the room should satisfy the mixing needs of most
good engineers today.
Sutton has worked
with a diverse and impressive list of recording artists and musical
styles, ranging from Motown to Rock. Sutton's illustrious career
spans almost three decades and includes sessions with Lionel Ritchie,
Prince, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston
and Motley Crue. Diana
Gone Wrong, the 18 year- old singer who plays kick-ass electric
guitar was recently in the studio with producer Mike Balboa who
mixed the tracks for Wrong at Diamond Sound.
wanted to build a studio that artists could come and feel right
at home. Combining the World's best gear and know-how in a pleasant
environment at Diamond Sound should do just that. We're open arms
and looking forward to hosting some great sessions in the coming
months," says AJ.
For out of town
guests, the attractive residential space offers a fully furnished
bedroom with a private bath. A perfect over-night-stay for artists
or producers/mixers from Los Angeles or visitors from neighboring
states or countries who want a real taste of California recording.
Those of you who need to disconnect and focus on the creative side
of music or seek privacy, you'll find Diamond Sound a nice destination.
Have your own private lake and enjoy the nearby restaurants and
hotels -- a short drive or boat ride away!
For booking or private tours, contact:
email: Booking Diamonds
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